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William & Mary and Posse Foundation to provide scholarships

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Posted at 3:10 PM, Oct 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-15 15:10:28-04

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. -- An organization that received some of President Obama’s Nobel Prize money is partnering with William & Mary to provide scholarships at the university.

The school in Williamsburg, Virginia, said in a statement Thursday that it’s partnering with The Posse Foundation.

Many of the scholarship recipients will be underrepresented students of color and students from low-income backgrounds.

The Posse Foundation recruits and trains students who show extraordinary leadership and academic potential.

The foundation's work with William & Mary will be the first time students are selected from Virginia.

Starting next fall, the school will provide full-tuition scholarships for 10 students from the state.