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Senn High Raises $1,500 Towards Scholarships For Undocumented Students

senn-66A dinner held last Saturday at Senn High School at 5900 N Glenwood Ave. raised $1,500 towards scholarships for fellow undocumented students. Last year, two graduating seniors received the $1,500 scholarships.

Senn High School’s student council started the program in 2014 in order to help students who were not eligible to apply for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) attend college. Students who are undocumented, who are not permanent U.S. residents, or who do not fit other, specific requirements are not allowed to apply for federal student aid. This means they are missing out on more than $150 billion in federal grants, loans and work-study funds each year, according to https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/about.

“It is a wonderful event for a great cause,” said Alexander Roi, a guidance counselor at the school who is also the student council coordinator. “We have awarded more than $8,000 in scholarships so far to very deserving students.”

According to Roi, they are still accepting donations towards the scholarships. To contribute, please contact Senn High School at (773) 534-2365.

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