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Wood TV: GRCC - Metallica’s Welding Scholarship ‘Changing Lives’

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Legendary heavy metal band Metallica is giving back to Grand Rapids — again.

Grand Rapids Community College was granted a third round of scholarship funds from the band to send students through the welding program.

It isn’t just a scholarship. It’s an opportunity for nontraditional students to have a bright future with in-demand skills.

“All of those people that don’t fit the Ivy League road to success, we want a place for them,” Metallica’s frontman James Hetfield said in a video posted online. “We feel that our music is that place for the forgotten, the invisible kids, the misfit-type people that don’t think they fit in.”

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