Stephens gives scholarship to homeless student

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COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — A homeless 14-year-old whose story was featured on NBC's "Today" show will receive a full scholarship from a central Missouri women's college.

Stephens College in Columbia says it will award Dominique Victor of New York City a four-year scholarship that includes tuition, room and board and travel costs home for semester breaks provided she satisfies the school's admission standards as a high school senior. The gift has a value of more than $175,000.

A 2014 Stephens graduate who works in marketing in New York helped connect the young woman to the Missouri college.

Dominique lives in a homeless shelter with her mother. The scholarship award was announced on Thursday's "Today" show and includes annual participation over the next several years in Stephens' summer enrichment programs.

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