Temple creates scholarship program for North Philadelphia students

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Temple University is offering $5 million in scholarships to residents of low-income neighborhoods near campus. The university announced Monday that the funds will go to 250 students from North Philadelphia over the next decade. The program that begins this fall is part of Mayor Michael Nutter's effort to double the percentage of city residents with college degrees. University President Ann Weaver Hart said the Temple 20/20 Scholarships reflect "Temple's longstanding commitment to educate Philadelphians and provide access to all."