BALTIMORE (AP) — Four Maryland private colleges are announcing gifts totaling $10 million from the Delaware-based Hodson Trust.

Johns Hopkins University said Tuesday it received $2.5 million from the trust. The funds will be used for undergraduate scholarships, cancer research and to support for students who are veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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Hood College, St. John’s College and Washington College say they also recently received gifts of about $2.5 million from the trust.

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The trust is based in Wilmington, Del. It was established in 1920 by the family of Clarence Hodson. Hodson was a Crisfield banker who founded the Beneficial Loan Society to make affordable, small loans to working-class Americans.

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