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COVID-19 Relief Proposed from Scholarship Fund

(Michigan City, IN) - There’s a proposal to provide COVID-19 relief to struggling households in Michigan City. Under the measure, $750,000 would be taken from the city’s Promise Scholarship Fund used to provide qualifying families of Michigan City High School graduates $5,000 annually for college tuition.


The money taken from that fund would be used to help families pay things like rent and utility bills from hardship brought on by COVID-19. The proposal is from City Councilwoman Angie Nelson Deuitch who says there would still be over $3 million left for scholarships in the fund.

She said the most spent on scholarships in a single year is about $200,000 so there’s plenty in that fund for COVID-19 relief.


The proposal is scheduled to be presented for discussion at the city council meeting this evening.

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