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Birmingham City Councilman Steven Hoyt to Award Students with Over $10,000 in Scholarships

Media Advisory                                                                                  Friday, April 29, 2016

Contact: Brittany Sharp

Phone: 205-721-5369

brittany.sharp@birminghamal.gov

BIRMINGHAM, AL – Today marks the beginning of a series of exciting opportunities within the Birmingham City Schools. A number of students will be receiving college scholarships through a nationally recognized program established by Councilor Steven Hoyt. In its fourth year, “Education with a Purpose” has been responsible for helping dozens of local students pay for college tuition. Over $10,000 will be awarded to students from Ramsay, Huffman, Wenonah, Jackson-Olin, and Carver High Schools. The first of the honorees will be awarded today at Ramsay High. Councilor Steven Hoyt, who has continuously been an advocate for education, says this program is part of his commitment to support and encourage our youth by providing them with the proper tools to succeed.

“So many times we are pushing are students to exceed at the next level, but we aren’t stepping to in to give them the assistance that they may sometimes need in order to really prosper in the next areas of their life,” Councilor Hoyt said. “This program not only encourages our youth to stand out amongst their peers, but it also shows them that hard work pays off, and from that the opportunities to grow and make an impact in college are endless.”

What: Education With a Purpose – Scholarship Ceremony

When: Friday, April 29th at 9 a.m.

Where: Ramsay High School: 1800 13th Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35205

More Information: For more information please contact Brittany Sharp, Director of Public Information for the Birmingham City Council at (205) 721-5369.