Big donation makes college more affordable for some local students

NORTH PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- A big donation is making a college education more affordable for some young men and women in North Philadelphia.

The Michaels Organization Educational Foundation chose seven people to each get a $23,500 scholarship.

The recipients live in Jackie's Garden Apartments, an affordable housing community the Michaels Organization manages.

Among the winners was Maria Hammonds, a senior studying history at Temple University.

In the last 28 years, the Education Foundation has handed out 2,800 scholarships worth $6.9 million.

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