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NC endowment gives $10M to improve college access

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RALEIGH, NC (AP) -- A North Carolina endowment is giving $10 million to improve access to higher education for low-income students in rural North Carolina high schools.

Officials said Thursday that the John M. Belk Endowment will give the money to the College Advising Corps, which places recent college graduates as college advisers in underserved high schools.

The funding will allow the Corps to work with three campuses to place advisers in 60 rural high schools. The three campuses are: Davidson College, North Carolina State University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

The announcement came the same day that President Obama held an education summit that N.C. State University Chancellor Randy Woodson and Carol Folt of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill planned to attend.

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