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“Today I have hopes of doors opening, and that my friends and I can continue our education.”  – Ezequiel, Hope Scholarship Recipient, Mesa Community College

Due the recent decision by the Arizona Supreme Court regarding in-state tuition for DACA recipients, the tuition rate structure has changed for our students with DACA status.

The Hope Scholarship was established to help out-of-state students, cover the costs of their education due to increased tuition rates.  In fact, tuition for DACA students has increased 284%, jumping from $85 per credit hour, to $326 per credit hour.  This jump has caused a significant decline in DACA student enrollment at the Maricopa Community Colleges.

Thanks to Foundation donors, more than 100 students have received the Hope Scholarship, along with other scholarships to help keep their dream alive.  And, over $121,860 has been awarded.

Support the Hope Scholarship today and help students complete their education, and move into the workforce or transfer to a 4-year university.