Another sign that I graduated too soon.
September 13, 2012 6:34 PM Subscribe
posted by Ghidorah (13 comments total)
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has come up in discussion a couple of times. The program, funded by anonymous donors, covers tuition and fees for all graduates of Kalamazoo public high schools.
From the New York Times article:
According to census data, 39 percent of Kalamazoo’s students are white, and 44 percent are African-American. One of every three students in the Kalamazoo district falls below the national poverty level. One in 12 is homeless. Many of them are the first in their families to finish high school; many come from single-parent homes. Some are young parents themselves: Kalamazoo has one of the highest pregnancy rates among black teenagers in the state.
Students can use the scholarship at state schools
and community colleges throughout Michigan.