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Student story: Relying on scholarships when facing immigration challenges

An undocumented high school senior overcomes financial aid barriers by applying to numerous outside scholarships. Despite the challenges, the student secures enough renewable scholarships to fully fund a four-year college experience. This story demonstrates perseverance and resourcefulness in navigating college financing.

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- During my senior year in high school, I realized that being undocumented limited me from gaining financial aid from FAFSA. So I looked for outside scholarships and I think I applied to about 50 or 60, and I got, I think, 12. So that has helped me, has a gone a long way, 'cause a lot of them are renewable and they pretty much are helping me fund my college experience. And right now, putting together all my scholarship aid, I'm able to fund my whole four years of college.