Friday, September 15, 2006

America's Best $100 College

A student from a Chicago suburb will be attending Northwestern University without ponying up a penny in tuition.

Arlington Heights resident Mac LeBuhn's great-great-great-great uncle bought a perpetual scholarship to the Evanston school for $100 in 1866.

With it, he was granted free tuition for himself, his sons -- and all of his descendants accepted to Northwestern.

To LeBuhn, the only student on campus with such a deal, the value over four years will be well over $134,000. [Link]
As LeBuhn isn't really a descendant of his benefactor, I suppose the scholarship was willed to someone in his ancestral line (his grandmother now holds it).

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