She has a Dream: College Scholarships for Undocumented Students

"We hear as kids, ‘Do good in school and you can go to college,' says Sarahi Espinoza Salamanca. 'We're grown with this mentality. But what they don’t tell us is because you’re undocumented, you can’t do this like everyone else. You have to struggle a lot more,'" Forbes reports.

"Espinoza Salamanca, 27, is the founder and CEO of DREAMers RoadMap, an award-winning app that helps undocumented students around the country find scholarships to go to college. It's a passion project for the Mexican immigrant who moved to California when she was four, the youngest of 11 children.

She's the first in her family to graduate middle school, high school and apply to college. But she's far from alone. According to estimates from the Educators for Fair Consideration, a nonprofit that advocates for undocumented immigrants, about 65,000 undocumented immigrants graduate from high school each year but only 10,000 graduate from college." 

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Publication Date: 11/27/2017

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