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UVa grad gives challenge grant for scholarships

Tuesday - 2/4/2014, 3:42am  ET

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) -- The University of Virginia has received a $4 million challenge grant to create a new scholarship program.

The university announced the grant from alumnus John Griffin on Monday in a news release. The grant is conditional upon a match from other donors.

Griffin says in the release that the new Blue Ridge Scholarships will help make U.Va. more attractive to high-achieving students who have significant financial need.

Griffin is a 1985 graduate of the McIntire School of Commerce.

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