Hampshire College Establishes Fund For Undocumented Immigrants04:27

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Hampshire College in Amherst has established a new scholarship fund for students who are illegal immigrants. It is believed to be the first scholarship fund of its kind in Massachusetts.

Hampshire says that it has raised $300,000 so far — enough to pay full tuition for one student ever four years. And, it plans to keep building that endowment.

Margaret Cerullo, a professor of sociology at Hampshire, spearheaded the efforts to create this scholarship. She joined WBUR's All Things Considered Friday to discuss the fund.

This program aired on August 24, 2012.

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Steve Brown is a veteran broadcast journalist who serves as WBUR's senior State House reporter.