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Duquesne University Establishes Roberto Clemente Endowed Scholarship

Members of the media are invited to attend a special event to celebrate the establishment of the Roberto Clemente Endowed Scholarship at Duquesne University.

The endowed scholarship was created to honor Roberto Clemente's outstanding contributions to his beloved sport of baseball and to the city of Pittsburgh, and for his heroic humanitarian efforts. The scholarships will be awarded based on merit and financial need to eligible Hispanic undergraduates.

The inaugural Clemente scholarships will be awarded to eligible freshmen for the Fall 2013 semester.

Roberto Clemente, Jr., and Duquesne President Dr. Charles J. Dougherty will deliver remarks at the celebration. In addition, representatives from the Pittsburgh Pirates, Vibrant Pittsburgh, the Allegheny Conference and the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce also will be in attendance.

When:   Tuesday, May 7, at 2 p.m.

The Gunner's Lounge, Pittsburgh Baseball Club Level, PNC Park, Pittsburgh

Duquesne University

Founded in 1878, Duquesne is consistently ranked among the nation's top Catholic research universities for its award-winning faculty and tradition of academic excellence. The University is nationally ranked by U.S. News and World Report and the Princeton Review for its rich academic programs in nine schools of study for nearly 10,000 graduate and undergraduate students, and by the Washington Monthly for service and contributing to students' social mobility. Duquesne is a member of the U.S. President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction for its contributions to Pittsburgh and communities around the globe. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Princeton Review's Guide to Green Colleges acknowledge Duquesne's commitment to sustainability.