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72 Yakima Students Selected into Scholarship Program

Yakima, WASH -  Applying for colleges is going to be easier for some Davis High School students.  Seventy two students were honored Wednesday night after being selected for the Achiever Scholarship Program.  It's funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and offers 4,000 - 10,000 dollars for college tuition.

Students who applied for the scholarship had to fill out an application and have several letters of recomendation.  They were selected based on income and potential to succeeed.

A mentor will be assigned to each student to help finish high school and work with them throughout college.

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