The Dreamers and Allies Run Scholarship is coordinated and organized by the Holy
Cross/Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish Immigration Committee. For nearly 9 years, we have
worked to empower, support, and protect the dignity of our undocumented brothers and sisters.
The Dreamers and Allies Run Scholarship is yet another way to empower our community.
On October 7, 2012, two undocumented students and one ally from The Back of the
Yards ran the Chicago Marathon with the goal of running for their undocumented friends and
family. The runners used this opportunity to raise much-needed funds to support the education of
undocumented youth from the Back of the Yards. The runners asked the community to sponsor
each of their 26.2 miles and the community responded overwhelmingly and generously. In light
of the great support given by the community in 2012, the Immigration Committee decided to
make this scholarship an ongoing project.
We understand and recognize that funding a college education is a struggle for many.
However, it is especially difficult for our undocumented students who have limited resources
available to them. Therefore, only undocumented students will be eligible for this scholarship.
Amounts will range from $500 to $1500 per scholarship. Besides helping to fund a portion of the
costs of a higher education, our hope is that this scholarship will continue to help our
undocumented students realize that there are opportunities for them.

Here is the link for the application.  Deadline for application  is April 21, 2017!

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What’s available?

– Scholarships for University or College (up to $2000 each) – Scholarships for a private High School (up to $500)

Who can apply?

Applicants who are active in volunteer service. Must demonstrate involvement during this past year (May 2016-April 2017) in the Back of the Yards (i.e. park volunteer, library aide, tutoring, teach religious education, volunteer in youth work or food pantry, neighborhood clean-up, etc.)

Applicants must have been accepted to the school they wish to attend by the time the award is issued.

Students who have received scholarships in the past from the Peace and Education Coalition are eligible to reapply and will be judged on the merit of their application.

All Peace and Education scholarship applications are due DUE FRIDAY, MAY 12, 6:30 pm. in the Parish Office, 4541 S Wood Street. Thank you for applying and for your volunteer service in the Back of the Yards neighborhood!

The Peace and Education 2017 Scholarship applications are now available please choose which to download.

College Application Download

High School Application Download