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Funds Available To College Students Impacted By COVID-19

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Office of Senator Eric Lesser

       A $125,000 earmark in the Massachusetts state budget will help college students in western Massachusetts overcome financial obstacles to finishing their degrees.

     Democratic State Senator Eric Lessser of the First Hampden and Hampshire District announced the funding to help college students impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

     The funds will be administered by the Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts, which will reach out to ten local colleges to determine who needs help.

Paul Tuthill is WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief. He’s been covering news, everything from politics and government corruption to natural disasters and the arts, in western Massachusetts since 2007. Before joining WAMC, Paul was a reporter and anchor at WRKO in Boston. He was news director for more than a decade at WTAG in Worcester. Paul has won more than two dozen Associated Press Broadcast Awards. He won an Edward R. Murrow award for reporting on veterans’ healthcare for WAMC in 2011. Born and raised in western New York, Paul did his first radio reporting while he was a student at the University of Rochester.
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