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Davenport University offering scholarship for those impacted by COVID-19

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Posted at 1:35 PM, May 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-13 13:35:41-04

Davenport University is helping make college easier for people unemployed or furloughed due to the coronavirus.

The Launch Scholarship is to provide $8,000 a year to students, taking up to 30 credits and studying up to 4 years.

“We applaud Davenport’s commitment and partnership for finding an alternative approach to helping individuals impacted by layoffs, as a result of COVID-19,” said Rich Studley, president and CEO of the Michigan Chamber of Commerce. “Thousands of individuals were displaced by the virus and the state’s lockdown. The Launch Scholarship gives hope to those looking forward to a bright future.”

College officials say the Launch Scholarship will support those unemployed, laid-off or furloughed on or after March 1, 2020.

They first offered the scholarship to 6,500 Michigan businesses earlier this month.

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