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Man pledges $1M to put kindergartners in college

Posted at 10:13 PM, Feb 10, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-10 22:13:59-05

A California attorney and Navy veteran has pledged to pay for 26 kindergartners to go to college. 

According to a story on CNN Money, Marty Burbank, is pledging to fund each student's tuition for two years at community college and two years at a California state school -- or the equivalent if they want to go somewhere else. The students just have to draw a picture or write an essay each year about what going to college will mean for them and their families. 

Burbank was planning to use the money to buy a new boat when his pastor's sermon one Sunday about charity changed his mind. 

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At the time of the Burbank's announcement, the students were decked out in Indiana University sweatshirts, their teacher's alma mater. 


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