Full scholarships for Covenant House grads

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Nearly two dozen graduates at Covenant House Missouri in St. Louis have learned they'll leave the program with full scholarships to the college of their choice.

Covenant House provides crisis services, including housing, GED classes and employment training, to homeless and risk people aged 16 to 21.

At a graduation ceremony Friday for the students who earned their GED, or general equivalency diploma, Executive Director Sue Wagener told them they're all receiving full-tuition scholarships, including room and board, at the four-year university, junior college, trade or technical school of their choice. The gifts are from an anonymous donor

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports (http://bit.ly/KGv9SA) that before the scholarship announcement, none of the graduates had applied to a four-year college. Covenant House officials said that would now likely change.

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