Chase Takes Aim at Dropout Rate

Chase Manhattan Bank has developed a program aimed at reducing the high school dropout rate in Brooklyn, N.Y., and encouraging students to pursue careers.

The program, "Chase Smart Start," consists of scholarships to four Brooklyn colleges, paid internships, professional guidance, and the potential for full-time employment at Chase after graduation.

Beginning with the 1992-93 academic year, 20 graduating seniors will get four-year scholarships to attend Brooklyn College, Long Island University (Brooklyn campus), Polytechnic University, or St. Francis College.

The winners will have paid part-time internships at Chase during the school year and will work full time in summers.

Application forms will be available in all of Chase's 15 Brooklyn branches beginning Oct. 16.

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