- Associated Press - Friday, July 17, 2015

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Earvin “Magic” Johnson is backing a new scholarship to help students facing the rising cost of higher education.

The Lansing State Journal reports (https://on.lsj.com/1faOMV7 ) that the former basketball star and members of the Michigan State University Black Alumni are hosting the inaugural MSUBA Classic on Aug. 11.

Money raised from the golf outing and luncheon will go toward the $50,000 necessary to start a new endowment. Once established, the Magic Johnson Scholarship would be available annually to students currently enrolled at Michigan State University.

Organizers are hoping to make the scholarship available to students in the fall of 2016.

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Online:

https://www.msuba.org

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Information from: Lansing State Journal, https://www.lansingstatejournal.com

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