Going Merry has partnered with Golden Door Scholars to provide access to $2 million in scholarships for DACA students nationwide
SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 18, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Going Merry, a platform which helps students apply to all of their scholarships from one place, has announced $2 million in scholarships for DREAMers across the nation. The Golden Door Scholarships, provided by the Golden Door Scholars organization, will be awarded to 50 students and worth up to $40,000 each. The deadline for applications is Oct. 25, 2018. Students can apply for the Golden Door Scholarships online through Going Merry.
Every year, 65,000 undocumented students graduate from high school, according to the Center for American Progress. Unfortunately, this is where education ends for many of them due to a lack of information on opportunities available to DACA students.
"Our mission is to give every student equal access to life-changing education, and that includes DREAMers," said Charlie Maynard, CEO of Going Merry. "Partnering with an organization like Golden Door Scholars allows Going Merry to play an important role in providing hope to over one million undocumented students in America."
Scholarship recipients will receive funding to support tuition, room and board for a four-year degree at Golden Door partner schools and schools offering in-state tuition to students with DACA status. Scholarships will also be awarded on a case-by-case basis to students who have applied to or are interested in other colleges. Golden Door will match scholarship recipients to partner and other colleges based on student preference and school admission slot availability.
About Going Merry: Going Merry gives every student one place from which they can apply to all of their scholarships. We are a company founded by Stanford graduates who all relied on financial aid to pay for college. We make it easy for students to find and apply for scholarships and simple for scholarship providers to create and manage them. We come together from different backgrounds and skill sets but share the same mission: to give every student truly equal access to life-changing education.