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MSA hands out 20k in college scholarships

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Richland, WA-A one-thousand dollar college scholarship may not seem like much, but for many of the 20 students who received the scholarship today, the money could mean the difference between making tuition, or staying home.

Mission Support Alliance President Frank Armijo says what's critical is to get the students on campus.

"Once you get them there, there's all kinds of people who can help," he says. "There's other scholarships, financial aid, grants, work study. The key is to get them on campus, loving what they're studying, and enjoying the potential for their future."

US Bank put up $20,000 for the scholarships, which are administered through Columbia Basin College.