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AMERICAN UNIVERSITY in Washington, D.C. is putting it money where it’s mouth is!!!!

They have decided to give 100% cost of a college education to 10 high-achieving students who attended a public or charter high school in the District.

American University has received a $3 million dollar grant that will handle full tuition, room and board.  This grant will give out 10 full scholarships every year.

So how much are they spending:  Tuition at American University is about $49,000 a year, while room and board are valued at more than $15,000 annually.

Students must be first-time college students who have excelled in school and have “significant financial need.”

SHARON ALSTON, VICE PROVOST FOR UNDERGRADUATE ENROLLMENT:  “I hope that local students who may not have seen AU as an option before, will apply and compete to be an AU District Scholar awardee.”

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