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Mass. gives $2m in scholarships for needed degrees

In a renewed effort to boost the number of college graduates in fast-growing fields, Massachusetts has awarded $2 million in scholarships to public college students pursuing degrees in science, business, and health care.

The initiative, the first time the state has broadly encouraged ­career choices through financial aid, seeks to help students complete their education and enter professions that often face critical shortages of skilled employees.

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