KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Five local high school graduates who might have struggled to pay for college now have the money to continue their education.
On Thursday the Black Community Fund gave each of the five students from both sides of the state line a $5,000 scholarship.
The five were selected from among 417 high school seniors who applied. The scholarships aim to help the students improve their neighborhoods.
“This is a journey; have fun along the way,” said fund board member Kevin Masters. “They're all focused. They all have a great foundation, It’s pretty clear they’ve had a caring community and caring parents. They are all personable and well articulated."
The scholarships are given to seniors pursuing careers in several fields, including education and science.
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