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Michael Hogan

University president opens up scholarship to undocumented students

By Sean Powers/Illinois Public Media/University of Illinois President Michael Hogan says he has set up a scholarship fund that is available to students who are U.S. citizens and undocumented immigrants.

Students who are not living in this country lawfully have been ineligible for scholarships in Illinois, but that changed this month after Gov. Pat Quinn signed legislation known as the Illinois Dream Act. The measure opens up privately funded college scholarships to illegal immigrants.

Sean Powers/Illinois Public Media/University of Illinois President Michael Hogan speaks at the Illini Union in Champaign in February 2011. Hogan recently opened up a scholarship to include undocumented students.
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