23 public housing residents earn college scholarships for 2014-15

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Twenty-three residents of public housing in the city of Pittsburgh will receive a total of $57,250 in college scholarships for 2014-15.

The scholarships were awarded by Clean Slate E3, a nonprofit affiliate of the Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh, NEED and the Pepsi Beverages Co.

The students were recognized at an authority board meeting today.

Students may receive the money for up to four years if they maintain a grade-point average of at least 2.5.

In a news release, Caster D. Binion, president of Clean Slate E3, said, “Clean Slate E3 aims to assist the most deserving public housing residents to achieve self-sufficiency through educational advancement. We have hundreds of exceptional young students in our communities, many of whom are relying upon scholarship dollars to continue with their education. When they succeed, we succeed."

Those earning the scholarships come from throughout the city, including Glen Hazel, Addison Terrace, Stanton Heights, Homewood North and the North Side.

First Published July 23, 2014 8:00 PM

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