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Thursday, July 24, 2014, 4:18 p.m.
 

The Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh on Thursday announced college scholarships totaling $57,250 for 23 residents of low-income housing.

Twenty-one recipients will receive $2,250 for up to four years if they maintain eligibility requirements that include at least a 2.5 grade point average. Clean Slate E3, a charity the authority established, is providing $1,500 to each student. NEED, a separate nonprofit that offers assistance for higher education, is providing $750, the authority said.

Two other residents will receive separate $5,000 scholarships for up to four years from Pepsi as part of its Exemplary Citizen Scholarship award. The students will be eligible for potential summer employment and post-graduation jobs at Pepsi.

The Clean Slate E3 Scholarship Program is designed to reward students who maintain good grades and set an example for their peers. It is open to students living in low-income public housing or participating in the Housing Choice Voucher Program (Section 8) in Pittsburgh.

The program has awarded $81,000 in scholarships since 2009, not counting 50 percent matching donations from NEED starting in 2012.

Bob Bauder is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-765-2312 or bbauder@tribweb.com.

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