Newark Will Help Pay For 40 Students To Attend College

The city of Newark will help pay for 40 local students to attend a four-year university
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The city of Newark will help pay for 40 local students to attend a four-year university, officials announced Monday, adding to a growing list of municipalities and states seeking to offset the soaring cost of college.

Newark’s new program, called the Guaranteed Education Pilot Program, will help cover the students’ tuition and housing at Saint Elizabeth University, a small, Catholic institution in Morris Township, New Jersey. Participating students must commit to studying social work, psychology, education, or nursing.

The city chose Newark students who have endured challenging circumstances, including violence or a parent’s incarceration.

“Those hardships make it difficult for us to do the things we dream about,” Mayor Ras Baraka told the students and their families during a ceremony Monday at City Hall. “This is an opportunity to help you fulfill those dreams.” Read more.

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