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CLEVELAND, Ohio — Former Cleveland Browns wide receiver Braylon Edwards has left town, but the college scholarships he promised to 100 of the city's public school students are still here.


Edwards, traded earlier this month to the New York Jets, plans to honor his commitment to a group picked for the scholarships in 2007, Keith Estabrook, a spokesman for the pro football player, wrote in an email. The students were in eighth grade when the scholarships were announced and are now juniors in high school.


Edwards selected the scholarship recipients from among 700 applicants who had to write essays. He promised that his foundation would give the winners $10,000 each if they maintain a 2.5-point grade average, have no unexcused absences and perform 15 hours of community service a year through high school.


Ninety of the 100 children have kept up with the requirements, the school district said. Edwards has said they will receive the money even if they don't go on to college.


The students gather two to five times per semester at Cuyahoga Community College's Metropolitan Campus in Cleveland. Edwards' foundation arranges speakers and programs on subjects such as self-esteem, filling out college applications and obtaining financial aid.


Foundation representatives and members of Edwards' family attend the programs, said Karen Miller, dean of student affairs at the Metropolitan campus.


"They really do have a sincere commitment to following this through and making sure the kids have a great shot at making it when they go on to college," Miller said.


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