JOPLIN, Mo. (AP) – The children in Joplin families receiving Habitat for Humanity homes will also get full scholarships to Missouri Southern State University.

The Joplin Globe reports that Bruce Speck, president of MSSU, announced the scholarships Saturday during the dedication ceremony for the Ten for Joplin project by the Joplin and Tulsa chapters of Habitat for Humanity.

In addition to receiving new houses, the 10 partner families were told by Speck of the university’s intention to offer full scholarships to all children from the project’s partner families.

Speck said the scholarships are aimed at helping the children stay in Joplin and become future leaders there. Under the offer, 26 children will be eligible for a free college education if they choose to pursue it.

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