The Homeless Children's Education Fund will continue to provide help and mentoring to the students.

By: KDKA-TV News Staff

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Eight local students who have endured homelessness are getting some help with their college plans.

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The Homeless Children’s Education Fund is giving each of them a $2,500 scholarship as well as book bags stocked with supplies.

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They celebrated today with a ceremony at Phipps Conservatory.

These students are going on to schools including Pitt, Penn State, Bethany College and Slippery Rock.

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They will continue to receive mentoring and support from the Homeless Children’s Education Fund.