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Referrals being accepted for new Rising High Fund

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​​​The Office of Multicultural Student Success is now accepting referrals for the Rising High Fund. Made possible by a recent gift of $150,000 from a generous donor, this fund provides financial assistance to undergraduate undocumented and DACAmented students at DePaul.

Students demonstrating significant financial need will receive one-time tuition relief or emergency funds and will be supported by OMSS staff while they pursue their degree. Faculty, staff and students can refer a student, and students can refer themselves. To refer a student during the first round of funding, please complete the Rising High referral form by March 8. Undergraduate student referrals will be accepted on a rolling basis, even after funds are exhausted.

DePaul's commitment to serve those that identify as undocumented or DACAmented is firmly rooted in the university's Catholic, Vincentian and urban mission. OMSS was identified as the official office to provide guidance, information and resources, including financial support, advocacy and referrals, for legal questions. The office also provides support on mental health and wellness issues to DePaul's undocumented or DACAmented students.

Undocumented students not experiencing significant financial need, but are in need of some financial support can apply for the Monarch Butterfly Scholarship. The next round of applications will be accepted beginning in April for the 2021-22 academic year. This scholarship is renewable annually and is paid out beginning in the fall quarter.

For more information, contact Yessenia Mejia in the Office of Multicultural Student Success. ​