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Alpha Phi Alpha Brother From Albany State University Starts Scholarship For Graduating High Schoolers in Orlando

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A brother of Alpha Phi Alpha from Albany State University is giving back to his community with a $500 scholarship to students at Oak Ridge High School in Orlando.

Bengy Baptiste, a 2016 graduate of Oak Ridge High School in Orlando, who is a scholar and student-athlete from Albany State University has created a $500 scholarship through The Baptiste Foundation for students who graduated from his high school.

“I was raised in a challenged neighborhood,” Baptiste stated. “However, that did not limit me. I want to use this foundation as a way to provide and create a path for those like me. Using my story to help break many barriers.”

According to his foundation’s website, the $500 be awarded to a graduating senior from Oak Ridge High School (Orlando, FL) who has a GPA of 2.5 or higher and has been accepted into a 4-year institution.

The application is short and includes two short essay questions. Students who are interested can apply here before August 1st, 2020.

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