MUSKEGON HEIGHTS, Mich. — A Lakeshore high school wants to raise awareness when it comes to scholarships.

The Muskegon Heights Superintendent Rane Garcia is planning a scholarship awareness day in the next month for students and parents. The district wants to help families offset the rising costs of higher education.

The Superintendent wants more of her students to qualify for programs like the Muskegon Promise Scholarship which awards two years of free tuition at a local college.

"It's huge. If I don't have to pay for that tuition maybe I can buy a car that helps me get back and forth from school," says Garcia.

The exact date for the scholarship awareness initiative has not yet been announced.

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