Khalid gives back to local seniors

EL PASO, Texas (KFOX14/CBS4) — High school seniors pursing a performing arts degree will have the opportunity to receive more help thanks to local artist Khalid.

The Great Khalid Foundation’s Performing Arts Scholarship Program will be presenting three $10,000 scholarships to local seniors on Friday.

Executive Director Linda Wolfe will be visiting each recipient’s high school to present the award.

Wolfe said, “We are excited that our first initiative as a formal organization is providing educational support for talented students in our community that dream of sharing their gifts to the world.”

Students will be recognized for their academic achievements and artistic ability; the application period ran from April 1 until April 30 within Socorro Independent School District. Applicants were required to submit a performance video, essay and transcripts.

Students were awarded on Friday at Montwood, El Dorado and Eastlake High School.

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