Chris Young offers new scholarship to former university

30th Nov 16 | Entertainment News

Country star Chris Young is giving back this Christmas after creating a scholarship for recording students at his alma mater.

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The singer announced the generous gift to Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro, Tennessee on Monday (28Nov16).

The scholarship will be awarded annually to a rising star in the university's Department of Recording Industry.

"MTSU helped to give me a foundation for the music business and I want this scholarship to help other students who are looking to take a similar path," Young writes in a press release.

The Think of You singer isn't the only former MTSU student who found fame - Brett Eldredge, Eric Paslay and Lady Antebellum star Hillary Scott also attended the university.

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