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Thursday, February 9, 2012

Black Student Alliance at Yale University to award scholarship to New Haven student

NEW HAVEN — As a part of its yearlong “First Steps, Second Chances” campaign, the Black Student Alliance at Yale University will award a $1,000 scholarship to a New Haven student that has either been previously incarcerated or has a parent who has been or is incarcerated.
The “First Steps, Second Chances” Campaign, spearheaded by BSAY’s political action committee, aims to address some of the issues within the criminal justice system, focusing first on re-entry programs and combatting recidivism.
To be eligible for the scholarship, applicants must be graduating high school seniors or current college freshmen that have been previously incarcerated or have a parent who is or was previously incarcerated. There is no age limit and all eligible applicants are encouraged to apply. Applications are available online at www.bsay.org/firststepssecondchances and must be received by 11:59 p.m. Feb. 22.


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