Special to the Informant

October was an exciting month for students at surrounding schools in Phoenix. Ne’Lexia Galloway partnered with Tennessee State University the week of Oct. 11, to bring scholarships to the students in Phoenix Union and Tempe Union school districts.

Tennessee State University is a historically Black college and university (HBCU) looking at recruit students from the west coast to experience education at an HBCU.

During the visit, Galloway and Dr. William Smith with Tennessee State University visited Tempe High School, Mountain Pointe, Carl Hayden, South Mountain and Betty Fairfax to provide scholarship opportunities to local students.

TSU awarded 30 full-ride scholarships at $30,000 a year for four years and 40 partial scholarships at $20,000 a year for four years. Tennessee State University has provided more than $6 million in scholarships for local students.

A special thanks to governing board members Naketa Ross at Phoenix Union and Brian Garcia at Tempe Union for ensuring that their students received this opportunity.

TSU plans to return in the spring to award additional scholarships to local Valley seniors.

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