Mennonite Church USA’s DREAMer Fund is available:
- to help Mennonites who qualify for the U.S. Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals* program (DACA) pay the application fees. (DACA allows allow young people who did not intentionally violate immigration laws to legally obtain work permits and gain protection from deportation. Young adults who qualify for DACA are commonly referred to as “DREAMers,” after the DREAM [Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors] Act, which has not passed.)
- to help undocumented immigrant young adult students apply for scholarships of $500 to $1500 to go toward college/university or trade school tuition. Applicants must be members of a Mennonite Church USA congregation or members of an other-than-Mennonite congregation who are attending a Mennonite college or university. Requests for scholarship funds should be received by Sept. 30 (for 2014, the deadline has been extended to Oct. 15), Jan. 30, March 30 and June 30.
Want to learn more about the DREAMer Fund?