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Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos will be providing college scholarships to around 20 homeless students in NYC! Check it out.

They will be receiving almost $2000 and a laptop

Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos have stepped in to support a few less fortunate college students.

The celebrity couple has joined New York City’s Win Scholarship Fund and will be providing 20 homeless students with college scholarships so that they can chase their goals.

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Not their first act of charity

The students will be getting a laptop and almost $2000, with which they can attend their classes online as colleges are still shut due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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In an interview with People magazine, Ripa said, “Mark and I are so excited to help these students in whatever small way we can. Starting college is a pivotal moment for so many and being a part of this time is really special for our family. We know each of these scholarship recipients has a bright future ahead and we can’t wait to see what amazing things they can accomplish!”

A young student named Michael Jone, who is attending Portland State University and is currently staying in Win supportive housing in the Bronx, said, “Despite the fires that are currently ripping through the West Coast, I am still determined to attend Portland State University and major in creative writing there.”

He also expressed his gratitude on receiving the scholarship, saying, “The scholarship from Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos is a major help to my college career and will help me purchase books, dorm essentials and other necessities, which will put me in a strong position toward success in my freshman year.”

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The couple had teamed up with Win last year as well, and donated $500,000 which helped students to buy iPads, laptops and other technology. Ripa said that she was inspired by the kids and is encouraging others to donate for them as well.

 

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