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Morgan State University announces largest individual donation in its history

Morgan State University announces largest individual donation in its history

Morgan State University announced on Wednesday the largest individual donation in its history — $5 million from retired UPS executive Calvin E. Tyler Jr. and his wife Tina to endow a scholarship fund.

The scholarships will be targeted at incoming freshmen from Baltimore who have at least a 2.5 grade point average in high school who show signs of grit and promise, Morgan president David Wilson said. The announcement was made from the Tylers' home in Las Vegas.

Wilson called the donation a "game changer" for the students who struggle to afford staying in school.

"I have received hundreds of emails from students wanting to come to Morgan or even to stay...

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