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Homeless Piano Player Gets College Scholarship After Video Goes Viral

"Donald has a unique gift for music that he can use to change lives."

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This is Donald Gould, a 51-year-old homeless man, who was recently videotaped playing Styx's "Come Sail Away" on one of Sarasota, Florida's street pianos, as part of their free public piano program.

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But after the video of him masterfully playing "Come Sail Away" was picked up by a local news station, which dug into his backstory, Gould received a scholarship worth more than $30,000 from his former college: Spring Arbor University.

“We have seen countless students and lives impacted by the transformational education we provide and know that Donald has a unique gift for music that he can use to change lives,” Crane added.

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