Harvard Student Makes History And Becomes The First DACA Recipient Of Rhodes Scholarship

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Autumn 2018, the student of Harvard University became the first DACA recipient to win Rhodes Scholarship. Who is this student? Let the Typical Student team tell you more!


Who Is The Student?

harvard-daca-student-wins-rhodes-scholarship-1.jpgJin Kyu Park is 22 y.o. and recently he was awarded the scholarship. Now, the young man can continue his studies at the University of Oxford in the U.K. that were planned for next year. Jin Kyu Park grew up in the borough of Queens in New York City was born in South Korea. He only came to US when he was 7.


What Is DACA?

harvard-daca-student-wins-rhodes-scholarship-2.jpgTo make a long story short, DACA is a well-known Obama administration program. It was created to protect young immigrants from deportation, to win the scholarship. With it, Jin Kyu Park, who now is the senior in Harvard University, became the first recipient of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program and won Rhodes Scholarship.  


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