By: KDKA-TV News Staff
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Eight local students who have endured homelessness are getting some help with their college plans.READ MORE: Fox Chapel Plans To Turn Mister Rogers' Weekend Home Into Park
The Homeless Children’s Education Fund is giving each of them a $2,500 scholarship as well as book bags stocked with supplies.READ MORE: As Eviction Moratorium Expires, Many Worried They'll Be Left Without A Roof Over Their Heads
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.MORE NEWS: Laurel Highlands Nominated For USA Today's Best Fall Foliage Destination
They will continue to receive mentoring and support from the Homeless Children’s Education Fund.