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New scholarship opportunity for Union Co. students

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Some Union County High School students may be eligible for a new college scholarship program next year. 

It's called "Braves 2 College."  Henderson Community College president Dr. Kris Williams says the scholarship will help graduates of Union County High School who meet academic, attendance, and behavioral criteria.  

Williams tells us students who qualify can receive up to a thousand dollars per year for four years of college.  

She says the program can also help a student earn dual credit and help with costs of a two-year degree at HCC.

"That's an economic development driver because those people tend to earn more money. They tend to be healthier and they make a more prepared workforce. It's important to help our students understand that any student can go to college and that the community is there to help them do that," Dr. Williams says.

Williams says the first class eligible will be the freshman class of 2013-2014.

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