Wayne State scholarships given out in name of self-help guru

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DETROIT (AP) — Dozens of Wayne State University students have received scholarships in the name of the late motivational author Wayne Dyer since 2008.

Dyer's family said the Wayne State alumnus died at his Hawaii home Saturday at age 75. He wrote more than 40 books, including the 1976 runaway best-seller "Your Erroneous Zones," and was a popular speaker.

The Detroit Free Press (http://on.freep.com/1JyDrc3 ) reports 74 students have received the scholarship. It seeks to help Detroit high school students who struggled with grades and have a financial need, similar to Dyer's experience growing up.

Dyer said in a 2005 memorandum of agreement on the scholarships that he realized Wayne State gave him "a big break" by admitting him.

Christine Hansen with Wayne State says Dyer's generosity will continue to help students into perpetuity.


Information from: Detroit Free Press, http://www.freep.com

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