Eli Lilly and Company ranked No. 5 on the DiversityInc Powered by Fair360 Top 50 Companies list in 2023.
Eli Lilly and Company has pledged $500,000 in grants to four Indiana-based nonprofits that offer education assistance to Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients, also known as Dreamers.
The goal of the initiative is to create more affordable and equitable post-high school education opportunities for Indiana’s growing immigrant population by removing barriers to access.
Indiana is one of only two states that does not offer in-state tuition to DACA-eligible students.
The following organizations will receive grant funding:
- Indiana Latino Institute
- Indiana Undocumented Youth Alliance
- La Plaza
- Sociedad Amigos de Colombia (SADCO)
“Dreamers deserve the same chance to succeed as their classmates, and right now, many who live in Indiana are unable to afford college because they must pay higher out-of-state tuition fees, which can pose a real challenge for them and their families,” said Patrik Jonsson, Executive Vice President and President of Lilly USA and Lilly Immunology, and Chief Customer Officer.
Read more at investor.lilly.com.