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Vallone Scholarship is back

Former City Council Speaker Peter Vallone was on hand Tuesday when the City Council formally restored a CUNY scholarship in his name.

The $11.1 million fund will allow city residents attending CUNY schools to receive about $400 per semester to help with books and other costs.

 Councilman Paul Vallone (D-Bayside), former Astoria Councilman Peter Vallone Jr. and Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito (D-Manhattan) also were there.

“It’s hard to express in words my gratitude to the Speaker, my son Paul and all his colleagues on the Council for restoring this landmark scholarship,” the elder Vallone said. “The best thanks comes from thousands of young scholars who now can be the best they possibly can be, and change this city and world for the better.”

See complete story at Queens Chronicle.