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Two Scholarships Partner To Help Capital City

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LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) - Lansing is planning for the future of its students with two school scholarship programs. Hope and Promise are joining forces to help make sure young people in Lansing make the most of their lives.

Students, including Cecilia Major, are breathing a sigh of relief. She now has part of her tuition paid at Lansing Community College through the Promise Scholarship. which is joining forces with the Hope Scholarship.

"What it will do is allow for better offerings, more communications to students and parents that all students within the Lansing School District have the opportunity for a secondary education," said Brad Patterson, the executive director with the Lansing Promise.

The partnership between the scholarships is streamlining operations and costs, which will eventually open more scholarships for students. Many believe a higher education is becoming more and more important, bringing this at the perfect time.


"You're young. Your family, your kids need to get a higher education in this day and age," said Kellie Dean, the chairman with the Lansing Promise.

The Promise Scholarship currently has 60 students at MSU and another 300 at Lansing Community College. About 90 percent are into their second year.



The Lansing Promise Scholarship has raised $1.2 million since 2009 and hopes to raise $5 million by 2017.


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