(BALTIMORE – July 7, 2017) – Charlee McClean applied to medical schools during the 2016 cycle and was offered an acceptance to Georgetown University School of Medicine. Sadly, due to financial difficulty, she decided to take a one-year deferral. Since then, she has pursued multiple avenues to secure funding for medical school, such as:
· Applying for loans, scholarships, and grants which have been fruitless. Even though she is a documented person, due to her current immigration status, she is ineligible for these resources; and
· Contacting U.S. Senators and Congressmen whose offices valiantly explored the possibilities of expediting her permanent residency process which would have availed her numerous funding opportunities. Unfortunately, these efforts were unsuccessful.