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A Fort Valley State University student has some extra cash for school. That's after winning a Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Scholarship. Senior Aaron Coleman is the second FVSU student to win the prize.

Coleman says because of this scholarship, he can focus more on his studies. Coleman said this Congressional Black Caucus foundation scholarship will replace his track scholarship money.

"For me in particular, I ran track my first three years of college and I wanted to take some more time to focus on school and graduate school internships and stuff, so I am not running this year. It was like a great aid in substitution for the track scholarship," said Coleman.

This comes after interning at United States Agency for International Development in January, which required him to work with congressmen on the Hill.

"It really opened my eyes and it kind of instilled a new level of confidence in me, you know, just like recognizing that these politicians are people, these leaders are people and I can be one of them," said Coleman.

Coleman says the need-based scholarship will cover $1,000 of tuition.

The senior says he would like to work for a non-profit organization like the Urban League.

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