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Philando Castile’s classmates are honoring him with a scholarship in his name.

On the anniversary of  Castile’s death,  alumni who went to Central High School came together to award a scholarship in his honor.  The very first  Philando Castile Memorial Scholarship was awarded to to Marques Watson. The scholarship is geared toward helping young black men.

According to Watson, the $5,000 scholarship was the only way that he would be able to go to college.

“Before I received this scholarship, I had no way … at all, that I was going to be able to help myself, and my family really has no money to help me,” Watson told MPR. “This scholarship is great because it takes a little weight off my shoulders.”

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source: FirstLadyB

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