Our Stories: Stand with Scholars Through the COVID-19 Crisis

From the beginning, we’ve believed all students should have access to higher education regardless of their background. That’s why measures like resourcefulness and perseverance are ways we assess applicants — but their immigration status is not.

Our scholars have traveled great distances, both literally and metaphorically. In addition to hailing from a range of countries — Albania to Cameroon to Syria — our scholars also often come from low-income households and mixed-status families, or face other challenges unique to the immigrant experience.
Because of this, we know that our scholars and their families will be hit hard by this crisis.  Please see all the ways Esperanza Education Fund is reaching out to Scholars and how you can support them during these times.

Our deepest thanks,

The Esperanza Team