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Assemblyman Benedetto Announces 2017 Co-op City Scholarship Competition

Posted: Apr 28 2017 at 6:40pm | Views: 3221
Assemblyman Benedetto Announces 2017 Co-op City Scholarship Competition

Assembly Member Michael R. Benedetto has announced the kick-off of the annual Co-op City Scholarship competition, an initiative to help students who live in Coop City achieve their dreams of attending college.

"I don't need to tell parents that the cost of attending college has become increasingly expensive," said Assembly Member Benedetto who is a member of the Assembly Committee on Education and a former school teacher. "However, I do want parents to know that community scholarships like ours do exist to help offset the high expense of college and I want the youth of Co-op City to take advantage of them. Cost should not play a large role in a student's decision to pursue higher education."

To qualify for the scholarship, applicants must be Co-op City residents in their senior year of high school, be currently serving or have served their community in a volunteer capacity, and have a C+ grade average or better.

Each year, the Co-op City Scholarship Fund awards scholarships of $500 each to use for school related expenses like books or tuition. The fund has awarded close to $25,000 to more than 35 students since its inception more than six years ago.

Applications for the scholarship can be picked up at the assembly member's offices at 177 Dreiser Loop, room 12, Bronx, New York 10475.

All applications are due by Monday, May 8, 2017.

For more information, contact the assembly member's office at 718-320-2220 or Leon Tulton at [email protected]

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