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Anonymous Couple to Set up Scholarship Fund for Cleveland Students

A select few Cleveland students will be receiving the opportunity of a lifetime. An anonymous couple has decided to start a scholarship fund for first-grade students who reside in the East Cleveland area, The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.

But there is a catch.

Only 35 students will participate in the program. Additionally, each student will be selected through a lottery.

Earning the scholarship carries a few stipulations, though.

Student must reside in East Cleveland and receive their education in the district until they graduate. Parents must also take an active role in their children’s education.

Parents must attend at least 75 percent of event organized by Cleveland Scholarship Programs, the Plain Dealer reports.

Students, additionally, must apply for other college scholarships. The remaining balance of the tuition will be paid by the anonymous donors.

If a student cannot meet the requirements, they will be replaced by another student through the lottery system.

Frankie Winston, an East Cleveland school administrator told the Plain Dealer the “donors really cared about people.”

“They could have just made a donation to a charity, but they wanted to do something to help people help themselves,” she said.

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