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The legacy of the legendary Wilt Chamberlain will continue at the University through a $650,000 gift from his estate. The gift to the Kansas University Endowment Association from Chamberlain, '59, who died in 1999, established four endowed funds in his name for scholarships, KU men's and women's athletics, and a Special Olympics clinic. "An exceptional athlete and alumnus, Wilt Chamberlain astounded basketball fans at KU and across the country," said KU Endowment President Dale Seuferling, j'78. "We are proud to accept this gift honoring his name and generosity." Of the gift, $100,000 established the Wilt Chamberlain Opportunity Scholarship Fund. The need-based scholarship will be awarded primarily to first-generation students with social or economic backgrounds that present challenges to pursuing a college education.