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Saturday, March 19, 2005

07:32
Netflix Reviews: Lost Boys of Sudan 

Another of my wife's picks. Not so crazy about this one, although it does raise the interesting question of what sort of financial aid resources are available for refugees who want to go to college in this country. I would guess that their visa status may make them ineligible for most standard financial aid. Doing a quick search on refugee scholarship didn't turn up anything that looked like it would help the boys depicted in this film, although I didn't look too deeply.

It occurred to us that there would be a real need for a scholarship for refugee children that would be based strictly on academic ability and promise. No requirement that the student be desirous of returning to their homeland to fix things, no leadership test, no restrictions based on country of origin. Just an opportunity to deliver on the promise of America.

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