The Immigrant Daughters Designated Scholar Loan was established in 2021 to support female students who are immigrants or whose parents are immigrants. The donor, who wishes to remain anonymous, received support from a Scholarship Foundation interest-free loan while pursuing an undergraduate degree. This DSL is created to recognize and honor the challenges facing immigrant families. The Scholarship Foundation has built relationships with immigrant communities in the St. Louis area since the first student, a young immigrant woman, was awarded an interest-free loan in 1920.
The Immigrant Daughters DSL is the second DSL established by this generous former student. The first, established in 2016, is intended to support the children of first responders and was given in gratitude for gracious help the donor’s mother received from first responders toward the end of her life.