WHITTIER – Several undocumented Río Hondo College future students will soon receive scholarships to attend college, thanks to a pledge from Mexican singer Alejandro Fernández to donate a portion of concert proceeds from his “Amor y Patria” tour this fall.
Fernández will donate partial proceeds from his exclusive and limited “Amor y Patria” run in September, to Río Hondo College as a means of funding the education of undocumented students under Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), also known as ‘Dreamers.’
To be considered for the scholarship, students need to submit a Río Hondo College Foundation Scholarship Application.
Río Hondo College, which is the only southern California organization receiving the donation, plans to utilize this gift to provide five ‘Dreamers’ with scholarships for the 2022-23 school year, with additional awards to be confirmed.
In his search for local organizations that help immigrant families, Fernández learned of the resources provided by the Student Success and Dream Center at Río Hondo College, where undocumented students receive registration assistance, success coaching and educational counseling services to help them achieve their goals.
“We are very grateful for the generous donation made by Alejandro Fernández to the worthy ‘Dreamers’ at Río Hondo College,” Superintendent/President Dr. Marilyn Flores said. “It is very exciting for our undocumented students to receive support from an admirable and well-known Latino artist who shares our passion for supporting undocumented students.”
The “Amor y Patria” tour will start on Sept. 9 in Tucson, Arizona and will end with a performance in Pico Rivera, California at the Pico Rivera Sports Arena on Sept. 18.
AMOR Y PATRIA DATES:
Sep 9th – Tucson, AZ – AVA Amphitheater at Casino del Sol
Sep 10th – Ontario, CA – Toyota Arena
Sep 11th – Temecula, CA – Pechanga Resort Casino
Sep 15th – Las Vegas, NV – MGM Grand Garden Arena (Alex Fernández)
Sep 17th – Las Vegas, NV – MGM Grand Garden Arena (Alex Fernández)
Sep 18th – Pico Rivera, CA – Pico Rivera Sports Arena
DONATION1: Singer Alejandro Fernández has pledged to donate part of the proceeds from his “Amor y Patria” tour to provide scholarships to undocumented students. Río Hondo College was selected as the only institution in southern California to receive this donation for scholarship funds.