INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) - College students are graduating with more student loan debt than ever before, but more than a dozen Hoosiers have a little less to worry about.
Thursday at Circle Centre Mall the Simon Youth Foundation awarded $90,000 in scholarships to help students pay for college.
The amounts range from just over $1,000 to more than $30,000.
The President and CEO of the Simon Youth Foundation, Michael Durnil, says the scholarships are important.
"We think this is an opportunity for students who start here and go anywhere that their dreams take them," Durnil said. "It's really important that we ignite hope in students that may not have had the chance to graduate high school or to go onto college."
Six of the scholarships went to students who attend Simon Youth Academies, which are designed to help at-risk students.
The remaining scholarships went to those who attended traditional high schools.
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