Flint scholarship plan gets $1M from Pistons owner Tom Gores

 
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 24, 2017 4:58 pm    Post subject: Flint scholarship plan gets $1M from Pistons owner Tom Gores

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Flint scholarship plan gets $1M from Pistons owner Tom Gores

FLINT, Mich. (AP) Detroit Pistons owner Tom Gores and a Michigan utility’s foundation are each committing $1 million to help fund college scholarships in Flint in the wake of the city’s water crisis.

The $2 million in combined pledges announced Wednesday aim to create a “Flint Promise,” starting with students graduating next spring. It’s not clear how much has been raised, though Gov. Rick Snyder’s administration previously had a $5 million goal.

Gores, a Flint-area native, says “every student who works hard deserves a chance to earn a college degree.”

Consumers Energy President and CEO Patti Poppe calls the foundation’s commitment a “down payment on a bright future” for Flint.

Many scholarship details are still to be determined.

Legislation to make Flint eligible for state funding to help finance the program has languished.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 26, 2017 12:12 pm    Post subject: Re: Flint scholarship plan gets $1M from Pistons owner Tom Gores

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Flint scholarship plan gets $1M from Pistons owner Tom Gores

FLINT, Mich. (AP) Detroit Pistons owner Tom Gores and a Michigan utility’s foundation are each committing $1 million to help fund college scholarships in Flint in the wake of the city’s water crisis.

The $2 million in combined pledges announced Wednesday aim to create a “Flint Promise,” starting with students graduating next spring. It’s not clear how much has been raised, though Gov. Rick Snyder’s administration previously had a $5 million goal.

Gores, a Flint-area native, says “every student who works hard deserves a chance to earn a college degree.”

Consumers Energy President and CEO Patti Poppe calls the foundation’s commitment a “down payment on a bright future” for Flint.

Many scholarship details are still to be determined.

Legislation to make Flint eligible for state funding to help finance the program has languished.

Not many kids left unharmed who could collect that. That POS governor should be in jail
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