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Press Release

Press Release: 2010 Launch of the Dream Scholarship Fund

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For Immediate Release
March 3, 2010

Contacts:
Kat Lee, KRC, hayeon@krcla.org
Eunyoung Lee, KRCC, eunyoung@chicagokrcc.org

Building a Stronger America, One Dream at a Time
Dream Scholarship Fund: Helping Students Reach Their Fullest Potential

(Los Angeles) The National Korean American Service & Education Consortium (NAKASEC), Korean American Resource & Cultural Center (KRCC) and Korean Resource Center (KRC) are excited to begin the application process of the Dream Scholarship Fund. Founded in 2007 by Korean American youth who have tirelessly campaigned the last nine years for the passage of the DREAM Act – tailored legislation that would provide a path to legalization for eligible immigrant students who grew up in the United States – the Dream Scholarship Fund will award $1,000 scholarships to students in California and Illinois with financial need and who face undue hardships.

“Students are tomorrow’s leaders and an investment to their future is an investment to a creating a more vibrant, creative, and healthy country. That is why we at FYSH and AKASIA, youth groups in Los Angeles and Chicago, are fundraising within our communities and building the grassroots support for the Dream Scholarship Fund. We believe that every individual deserves a fair chance to study, get their degree, and become the doctor, teacher, engineer they dream of being – this value is at the core of the Dream Scholarship Fund,” said Hye Joo Kim, member of Fighting Youth Shouting Out for Humanity (FYSH) in Chicago, IL.

“Immigrant students have been working for the passage of comprehensive immigration reform and the DREAM Act since the late 1990s. We believe that reform is vital in rebuilding America’s economy and that is why we are working towards that goal this year. But while we continue to build the immigrant rights movement, our peers need support in continuing their studies. That is why the Dream Scholarship Fund was created and we hope that new immigrant student leaders will be identified and given the opportunity to fully give back to society,” said Jeffrey Kim, Co-Chair of Alliance of Korean American Students in Action (AKASIA) in Los Angeles, CA.

For more information, to download an application, or to make a donation to the Dream Scholarship Fund, please visit https://nakasec.org/2010-dream-scholarship-fund. Please note that this year, the Dream Scholarship Fund will not receive applicants from states outside of Illinois or California. Applicants from Illinois may visit www.chicagokrcc.org for more information; applicants from California may visit www.krcla.org. Deadline for applications is May 15, 2010.