Dear Friends and Colleagues,
The cost of one year at the University of Texas at Austin can reach upwards to $28,756. This includes tuition, fees, books and housing. Undocumented and/or DACA students are ineligible to receive federal financial aid, and therefore the cost of higher education is prohibitive.
Building on the campaign’s success last year, the Austin Area Association for Bilingual Education (AAABE), alongside student and faculty allies within the University of Texas College of Education, has launched another GoFundMe fundraiser to address this need in our scholarly community. Our fundraising total last year was $7,740 and this year we hope to raise $10,000 towards the tuition, fees and expenses for first-gen, DACA and/or undocumented scholars. We believe that it is important to invest in the education of future teachers and community service workers who happen to have undocumented status.
The scholarships will range from $250 to $1000 and are open to first-generation students who are undocumented and/or DACA recipients who are enrolled in the College of Education in multiple career preparation pathways. We hope to meet the financial needs of as many undocumented scholars within the College of Education at UT as we can. Awards will be announced in December 2020 for the Spring 2021 semester.
Can you invest in our future Texas classrooms with a donation of $5, $10 or $25? Your donation is made to AAABE and is earmarked specifically for the AAABE/College of Education Undocumented Scholarship Fund.
We appreciate your contribution!
Austin Area Association of Bilingual Education, and:
Dr. Noah De Lissovoy, Cultural Studies in Education
Dr. Luis Urrieta, Cultural Studies in Education
Patricia Núñez, PhD Student, Cultural Studies in Education
Judith Landeros, PhD Student, Cultural Studies in Education
Adam Martínez, PhD Student, Cultural Studies in Education
Mohit Mehta, PhD Student, Bilingual/Bicultural Education
Sierra Romero, M.A. Student, Cultural Studies in Education
Ilse Colchado, M.A. Student, Cultural Studies in Education