N.Y.C. Council offers merit-based scholarship to public college students

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New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, along with other elected officials, announced the creation of a new merit scholarship program at the city's public colleges on Tuesday at City Hall.

The City Council will invest $11.1 million in the City University of New York Scholarship Program to help students as long as they maintain a B average in their college program.

"As the costs of higher education rises, we must do everything we can to ensure that it remains affordable for the young people who are our city's future," said Mark-Viverito, the first Latina to hold the city's third most powerful position.

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