The National Football League (NFL) has announced a new program that offers students up $25,000 in scholarships each year to help pay for college costs.
The program is the dhhs Program, a joint initiative between the NFL and the College Football Playoff (CFP), which runs the annual college football playoff, which includes the National Football Conference (NFL).
The dhhs Programs aim to assist disadvantaged students and families with the costs of college, including tuition, fees, books, equipment and travel expenses.
“The College Football Playoffs provide students and their families with scholarships that help pay their college expenses, including their tuition and fees, as well as other expenses related to attending college, such as travel and other living expenses,” NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said in a statement.
“We know that there are some students in need, and we want to give them the help they need.”
The dhHS Program offers scholarships to students and family members of underrepresented communities, including African-Americans, Asian-Americans and Latinos, and to students who are disabled, or are living in a low-income area, the NFL said.
In total, the program will pay up to 25 students and parents up to about $25 per year for the first year, and as many as 30 students for up to six years.
The scholarship will be distributed annually, with the first student eligible to receive a full scholarship each year.