Skip to main content
News

SC bill would allow Dreamers in-state tuition, licensure

DACA
DACA recipient Cynthia Oliver is co-valedictorian at her high school. She plans to attend Furman in the fall. Photo/Will Crooks, Greenville Journal

Ariel Gilreath of  Greenville Journal pens an article about recipients of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), also known as ‘Dreamers.’ Among the four young women she interviewed, one has been accepted to attend Furman University in the fall–Cynthia Oliver. A bill in the House legislature would allow South Carolina to offer in-state tuition and scholarships to Dreamers and also enable them to receive occupational licenses for careers in dozens of fields such as law, teaching and medicine. Oliver, who aspires to be a doctor, has found a way to attend college in South Carolina, but would have to leave the state to practice medicine under the current law.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Last updated .

Julia Tyson '22

Julia Tyson and the art of racing

Studio art and communication studies major Tyson '22 knows how to shoot (photographs) and handle a sports car.

Erica Daly '22 holds a Dins Vote pin in front of Johns Hall

Dins Vote working to keep student voting on an upward trajectory

Student group's goal is to have at least 50% of Furman students cast a ballot in the 2020 election.

Paladin Pivots

Paladin Pivots: Turning crisis into opportunity

Anthony Herrera and Mary Sturgill host a live podcast series featuring alumni entrepreneurs who are meeting COVID challenges head-on.

Furman awarded two NSF grants totaling $720,000

In winning two NSF grants, Professor of Chemistry George Shields and Associate Professor of Biology Jason Rawlings have secured nearly $720,000, which will benefit students at Furman and beyond.