TV Personality Launches Scholarship Program In Md.

FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — The guy with the question-mark suit is making Frederick Community College the launch pad for a scholarship program funded by Social Security payments that people don’t need.

Infomercial star Matthew Lesko says he’ll make three, $1,000 donations Wednesday to what he calls the “‘I Don’t Need My Government Money’ Scholarship Fund.”

Lesko says he makes enough money to live comfortably without a $2,400 a month Social Security check. He’s asking other wealthy people who receive Social Security benefits to consider making similar donations to help community college students in financial need.

Lesko says students are the future and competition for scholarships is fierce.

A spokeswoman for Lesko’s Rockville-based company, Information USA, says it aims to establish scholarship funds at community colleges nationwide.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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