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Jaguars Foundation awards scholarships to students

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Updated: 6/13/2013 7:37 pm
JACKSONVILLE, Fla.-- It's not every day an NFL owner pays you a visit, unless of course you're a lucky student at Andrew Jackson High School. The Jaguars Foundation awarded 11 college scholarships Thursday, and Shad Khan was there to greet each recipient. 

"Real power in America is financial power. The way you get it is education,"  he said.

With nervous voices and sheepish grins, the award winners shook Khan's hand and told them their plans for the future. Keosha Nelson was one of them. At the end of the month, she'll go to the University of Florida to study engineering or pre-med.

"We have a lot of people who say they're going to do stuff and for him to actually come out himself and not send people and to speak to us, give us words of encouragement and also give us the scholarships, we're grateful for that," she said.

The presentation was made in the recently renovated Jaguars reading den at the high school. The $25,000 project equipped the space with Jags gear and plenty of books to choose from. Khan says all of that is a part of their duty as an organization.

"You live here, you've got to make a difference. It's our way of making a little difference."
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