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Dispatch covers the Monsignor Francis X. Schweitzer Scholarship

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From the Columbus Dispatch April 11th article on Rev. Francis Schweitzer:

Ed Flahive was sitting in a restaurant with his uncle, the Rev. Francis Schweitzer, when the Catholic priest said something Flahive found so inspiring that he wrote it down.

“He came to determine that ‘education is the key to the door that unlocks the prison that is poverty,’  ” Flahive said.

 Calling the insight prophetic, Flahive said it only made sense that Schweitzer donated $50,000 to establish a scholarship fund at Cristo Rey Columbus High School upon his death in October at age 93. The Catholic school in Franklinton provides lower-income, at-risk youth with a college-preparatory curriculum coupled with a work-study program.

Read the entire article on the Dispatch website.