MINNEAPOLIS (AP) _ A new scholarship fund at the University of Minnesota is aimed at supporting immigrant students whose legal status may be at risk.

The University of Minnesota's Immigration Response Team launched the Dream Fund earlier this month to help students whose ability to pay for college may be affected by their legal status.

Marissa Hill-Dongre is director of the response team. She says the fund is donation-based and gives small grants to students.

Applicants will have to prove that they have a financial need that stems from a change in immigration status in order to qualify. Recipients of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals and Temporary Protected Status may qualify.

The money can be used for tuition and other necessities, such as groceries.