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East Lansing — Michigan State University is creating a scholarship to honor its president after she turned down another raise.

The Lansing State Journal says it’s the eighth time in 10 years that Lou Anna Simon has rejected a pay raise. Instead, trustees will endow a scholarship in the names of Simon and her husband, Roy.

The scholarship will go to a student who, like Simon, is the first in the family to attend college.

Simon’s annual salary is $750,000. She received a $125,000 bonus in 2013 but donated it back to the university.

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