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Lockerbie scholarship lands budget boost

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Image caption The scholarship allows two Lockerbie Academy students to go and study at Syracuse University each year

A scholarship scheme set up following the Lockerbie bombing is to receive UK government funding of £100,000.

The announcement was made by Chancellor George Osborne as part of his budget speech.

The Scottish government has already pledged £60,000 towards the scholarship.

It allows two pupils a year from Lockerbie Academy to study at Syracuse University in New York State which lost 35 students in the 1988 atrocity.

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