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Indianapolis Colts plan to discuss scholarship opportunity with IU

<p>Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay speaks during a halftime celebration with the rest of the 2006 Colts Super Bowl team during a game against the Tennessee Titans on Nov. 20, 2016, at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. Irsay’s daughters attended IU as did fellow owners Casey Foyt and Kalen Jackson.</p>

Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay speaks during a halftime celebration with the rest of the 2006 Colts Super Bowl team during a game against the Tennessee Titans on Nov. 20, 2016, at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. Irsay’s daughters attended IU as did fellow owners Casey Foyt and Kalen Jackson.

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.

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