The Immigration Committee of Holy Cross/Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish is proud to announce that the 2013 “Dreamers and Allies Run” scholarship is now available!  NOTE: The scholarship deadline is March 8, 2013.

On October 7, 2012, two Dreamers 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 in our neighborhood. The runners asked the community to sponsor each of their 26.2 miles and the community responded overwhelmingly and generously. The funds raised as a result of these mile sponsorships were used to create this scholarship. 


2013 “Dreamers and Allies Run” marathon runners Yazmin Velazquez, Hugo Dominguez, and Jose Alonso pictured with supporters after the 2012 Chicago Marathon.  

This scholarship is coordinated and organized by the Holy Cross/Immaculate Heart of Mary Immigration Committee. The mission of the Immigration Committee is to advocate on behalf of, educate, serve, and accompany our immigrant families. For nearly five 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. 


  • Undocumented student that is currently enrolled as a high school senior or currently enrolled at a two-year community college or 4-year university;
  • Live within the boundaries of Pershing Road on the north, 55th Street (Garfield Boulevard) on the south, Halsted Street on the East and California Avenue on the West; 
  • Letters of recommendation(s) (maximum two)  from a teacher/community service supervisor that is not related to applicant (letter must be typed on business letterhead);
  • Two complete essays (out of three possible essays);
  • Commitment to service; 
  • Copy of recent report card (High School) or FALL 2012 Grades (College/University)
  • Completed application

Please click on the following link to access the scholarship application and further information:


On behalf of our community, we would once again like to recognize and give thanks to all who donated to this effort!!!!!



Please contact us with any questions you might have:


The Immigration Committee

Phone: 312-324-4602



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