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Posted at 4:14 PM ET, 01/21/2011

Lottery winners donate $1.1 million to GWU

By Daniel de Vise

George Washington University alumnus Gilbert Cisneros and his wife Jacki, who won $266 million earlier this year in the California State Lottery, have pledged $1.1 million to his alma mater.

Of the total, $1 million will go to create a Cisneros Scholarship Fund and provide need-based scholarships to minority students, with the remainder going toward the university's Yellow Ribbon program to support veteran education, according to a university release.

Like many charitable gifts to universities, this one has strings attached. The scholarships will go to study of political science, the 1994 graduate's major at GWU -- with preference to Hispanics from California.
Gilbert and Jacki Cisneros

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By Daniel de Vise  | January 21, 2011; 4:14 PM ET
Categories:  Aid, Development  | Tags:  GWU lottery winners, Gilbert Cisneros, lottery winner donates to GW  
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