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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

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