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Price Philanthropies awards higher education scholarships

Robert Price congratulates a Hoover High scholarship recipient.

Robert Price congratulates a Hoover High scholarship recipient.

With tuition and fees costing an average of more than $9,000 per year for instate public university students, scholarships play a critical role in helping youth attend college. Factor in books, room, and board and the yearly cost to attend college can match the gross income for many City Heights families.

This year 65 seniors applied for the Effron Scholarship, a five year scholarship awarded annually to Hoover High students accepted to universities. Ten recipients were announced at Hoover’s annual awards ceremony on May 28. Each will receive $4,000 per year, for five years, to pay for tuition, fees, books, housing, and other higher education costs.

The Effron Scholarship was established by Price Philanthropies in memory of Robert Price’s cousin, Stephen Effron, who attended Hoover High. Price Philanthropies and Hoover High staff select recipients after a comprehensive process of reviewing applications, two essays, an interview and considering community service, extracurricular activities and financial need.

Price Philanthropies also awarded six Hoover High graduates with Jesus Morales Scholarships; four attending universities received one-time scholarships of $2,000 and two attending community college received $1,000 scholarships. This scholarship is named in honor of Allison Price’s step-father. Recipients must be of Latino ancestry and attend Hoover.

The Cardinals Interact Program awarded 35 graduating seniors with one-time scholarships of $1,000 for community college and $1,500 for universities totaling $45,500.

At Crawford High, Price Philanthropies administers the Joseph and Dorothy Goldberg Scholarship Program which is modeled after the Effron Scholarship. Ten Crawford High graduates were announced as Goldberg Scholars and will receive up to $20,000 over five years.

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