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Edwards pledging $1 million to fund scholarships

CLEVELAND -- Browns wide receiver Braylon Edwards has
pledged $1 million in college scholarships for students in the city
who keep at least a 2.5 grade point average through high school.

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Edwards' foundation is choosing 100 eighth-graders from the
city's 58,000-student district for the program, which will include
mentoring and tutoring. The students will also volunteer for 15
hours of community service each year and will not be allowed
unexcused absences, the Browns said in a statement.

Edwards is scheduled to announce the program on Wednesday, along
with the 100 students and Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson, at
Lincoln-West High School.

The program follows Edwards' decision last year to donate
$500,000 to the University of Michigan, where Edwards played from
2001-2004, to create a scholarship endowment for football players.