The University of California, Berkeley is taking the DREAM Act a step further. On Tuesday, the school announced a $1 million scholarship fund specifically for undocumented students.
The fund will help students like Jesus Chavez, 21, a slight, shy college senior who was brought to this country illegally at the age of 3. Chavez was raised in an agricultural town in California’s Central Valley where he earned the grades and test scores to enroll at the highly competitive university.
“I fell in love at the environment, the atmosphere. In my mind I just pretty much told myself this is where I’m going to come,” Chavez says.