Chris Young Gives Back to Students at Alma Mater, MTSU
'Tis the season of giving, and Chris Young is doing just that. The singer announced on Monday (Nov. 28) that he's creating a scholarship for recording students at his alma mater, Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU) in Murfreesboro, Tenn.
Young's scholarship will be awarded yearly to a rising junior or senior in the university's Department of Recording Industry where the Murfreesboro native was an undergrad.
“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 says in a press release. But he's not the only country star who attended the university, with Sam Hunt, Brett Eldredge, Eric Paslay and Lady Antebellum's Hillary Scott all serving as former students.
“Chris has remained a loyal and connected MTSU alum through the years,” says Joe Bales, Vice President of University Advancement. “He’s returned to perform several times in MTSU’s Murphy Center as his music career ascended and remains generous with his time and talent, even donating some of his touring audio equipment and accessories a few years ago.”
But the new scholarship isn't the only way the "Think of You" singer is giving back. He's currently on his I'm Comin' Over Tour and is asking fans to bring a new, unwrapped toy to show. Toys will be donated to Toys for Tots.
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