Regarding the May 17 news article “New scholarship will support immigrant students”: Good to see the new Opportunity Scholarship featured. Our immigrants and refugees, including those without documentation, deserve the opportunity to further their education beyond high school. After all, we want the best in all professions for future years.
Locally, the Achievement Scholarship for Refugees and Immigrants of Wake County, administered through the Triangle Community Foundation, also offers four-year scholarships to graduating seniors who will enroll in an accredited university or tech college in North Carolina. Past recipients have demonstrated a strong propensity to balance part-time work, school activities and volunteer hours while maintaining a high level of academic achievement.
Without financial assistance, these promising students would not be able to further their education and become contributing members of our community.
Sue and Larry Yarger