Bradley University officials say retired state Sen. George Shadid is donating his leftover campaign funds to the university. Shadid is giving $25,000 to a scholarship fund that's named after him, and almost $12,000 to the school's Institute for Principled Leadership in Public Service. Institute Executive Director Brad McMillan says the program tries to teach the type of bipartisanship that Shadid, a Democrat from Pekin, was known for during his time in the state Senate. University officials say the scholarships will be given to 15 freshmen and will allow them to focus on their education while committing themselves to leadership and service.
Shadid was first elected to the state Senate in 1993 and retired December 2006.
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