Life-changer: Donor pledges to pay for college tuition of seniors at Ohio school

Life-changer: Donor pledges to pay for college tuition of seniors at Ohio school
Scott High School seniors were pledged free college tuition on Wednesday. (Source: Toledo Public Schools)

TOLEDO, Ohio (FOX19) - Philanthropist Pete Kadens surprised students at Scott High School with a life-changing announcement on Wednesday.

Kadens pledged the students with free tuition, room and board, and books and fees.

And - that’s not all. He also pledged their parent or guardian can also have their college tuition paid for in full.

They can attend a university, college, trade school or post-secondary education for up to 4.5 years.

“@TPSProud is so thankful today that Toledo-area native Pete Kadens is committed to changing the lives of @scottpride2400 ′s seniors and their families,” Toledo Public Schools tweeted on Wednesday.

According to WTVG, the pledge is part of Kadens’ new H.O.P.E. Toledo initiative, a philanthropic program that urges members of the community to donate to help send more students to college.

H.O.P.E. is hoping to raise $100,000,000 in the future to be able to send students debt-free to school.

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