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Indianapolis Colts plan to discuss scholarship opportunity with IU


The Indianapolis Colts are planning to discuss a partnership with IU after the creation of the Irsay Family Impact Scholarship, which will assist minority students who are in financial need.

"We realize these are difficult and uncomfortable topics to talk about, and they certainly go beyond football,” Colts Owner Jim Irsay said in a press release. “But as an Indiana business, as a responsible corporate citizen – and as people who truly care about our fellow Hoosiers – we believe that Black lives matter and that we must continue this dialogue and do what we can to inspire positive change.”

The eight-year scholarship program, which was announced June 18, will assist with academic costs from college prep to tuition itself. One eight-grade student will be selected for the scholarship each year.

"They wanted to do something with access to education," Colts Vice President of Communications Steve Campbell said. "Educational opportunity is one of the biggest barriers for minority youth."

IU is the alma mater of Irsay’s daughters and fellow owners Casey Foyt and Kalen Jackson, leading to its selection for the scholarship.

The organization is hoping to release more details in the coming weeks.

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