Gov. Christie unveils college scholarships for women and minorities in construction fields

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Women and minorities who want to work in construction-related fields will be eligible for $2,000 in tuition assistance at New Jersey's county colleges under a new scholarship program launched Tuesday.

Gov. Chris Christie unveiled the Governor’s Industry Vocations Scholarship for Women and Minorities program at an event at Burlington County Community College in Mount Laurel. The scholarships -- known as NJ-GIVS -- will allow students to enroll in non-degree certificate programs at the state's 19 county colleges.

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