Thirty-four Delaware State University students have been recognized for being part of a scholarship given to the children of immigrants living in the country without legal permission.

Media outlets report that the students are recipients of TheDream.US Opportunity Scholarship, which was established three years ago. DSU is one of the few colleges nationwide that accepts the scholarship.

Although the students were successful in high school, they were unable to acquire funding due to their immigration status. The scholarship changes that and covers tuition, fees, housing and meal costs for four years.

DSU's first class of Opportunity Scholars consists of students primarily born in Mexico, central and South America. All students were brought to the U.S. with their parents at a young age and went through the American public school system.