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Santa Fe couple give $250K in scholarship money

Created: 05/12/2014 8:13 AM
By: The Associated Press

SANTA FE, (AP) - Six students will collectively get $250,000 a year for their higher education thanks to a Santa Fe couple.
    
The New Mexican reported last week that five high school seniors and a New Mexico State University freshman have been honored as Davis Breakthrough Scholars.
    
All of the recipients belong to Breakthrough Santa Fe, a program at Santa Fe Preparatory School that puts students through an intense six-week summer course.
    
The students have been with the program since seventh grade.
    
Philanthropists Andrew and Sydney Davis started the decade-old program to help students who otherwise could not afford college.
    
The Davises this year increased their contribution from $5,000 scholarships to covering tuition, books and supplies.
    
Officials say most of the recipients are the first in their family to go to college.

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