Bucknell gets $10 million gift as a show of support in the wake of SAT scandal

Written by The Associated Press | Feb 11, 2013 10:52 AM

(Lewisburg) -- A Union County college that recently acknowledged inflating students' SAT scores has received a $10 million gift.

Bucknell University President John Bravman said a couple pledged the money to express their support for the school in light of the scandal.

The donation came just days after the small liberal arts school in Lewisburg reported that mean SAT results for incoming freshmen were overstated by an average of 16 points between 2006 and 2012.

Bravman calls the gift the third-largest pledge in school history. He says the funds will go toward the university's scholarship endowment.

The president also notes Bucknell's U.S. News & World Report ranking was unaffected by the false data.

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