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Mayor holds scholarship fund-raiser

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Mayor Edna Jackson hosted a breakfast Monday morning at the Desoto Hilton to raise money for the United Negro College Fund. Mayor Edna Jackson hosted a breakfast Monday morning at the Desoto Hilton to raise money for the United Negro College Fund.
SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) -

It was a busy morning for Savannah Mayor Edna Jackson as she played host to an annual mayors breakfast.

Jackson continues to support the United Negro College Fund. On Monday morning educators and community members gathered at the Desoto Hilton to raise money for the organization.

The dollars raised will go to minority students that are trying to get through school or trying to start college.

"We want to encourage young people to go to college," said Jackson. "Sometimes there are not scholarhips available."

Keynote speaker Carelton Brown said it has become increasingly difficult for students to pay for schools especially with all the changes that the federal government has made with the Pell Grant and the parent plus loans making the need for this funding very important.

The UNCF is going into its 70th year and has partnerships with almost 40 universities.

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