CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (NEWSPLEX) -- Chris Long of the Philadelphia Eagles will donate the money he makes from his first six games this season to allow two students a full ride to STAB starting next year.
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In the spring of 2018, two kids from the boys and girls club of central Virginia will be chosen to receive a full seven year scholarship to Saint Anne's Belfield in Charlottesville..
The message behind the scholarship is to promote educational equality in the Charlottesville community. This is the first time the Chris Long Foundation has done something like this.
"We're thrilled that Chris sees education as one of many different outlets for improving the world that we live in," said Warren Buford of STAB.
Phil Stinnie, a board member for boys and girls, knows the transition will be seamless and the students will be more than thrilled when they find out they've been selected to attend STAB next year.
Stinnie added "I'm sure it's going to be a time of joy that's for sure, because they are going to get a top notch education. The community does a great job of embracing every kid that walks through the door. I can say in my opinion it'll be a normal transition."
Buford believes an education at STAB for these two students will go far beyond just what they learn in the classroom. He stated that "we are dedicated to high achievement but also developing exemplary citizens, visionary leaders. People that will go from here and make a big difference in the world. That I can assure you that the students who come here will definitely benefit from."