SACRAMENTO (CBS / AP) — A California university has established a scholarship fund to assist one of the men who helped subdue a gunman on a high-speed train traveling to Paris.

The fund will benefit 23-year-old Anthony Sadler, a senior who is studying kinesiology. Sacramento State President Robert S. Nelsen said it is in response to numerous requests from people who want to recognize Sadler’s courage.

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The money will go directly to Sadler and help pay tuition, books and other expenses. The donations are not tax-deductible.

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Sadler and his two friends generated international headlines when they stopped Ayoub El-Khazzani, a man with ties to radical Islam who was carrying a handgun and an assault weapon on a train last week.

The others are U.S. Air Force Airman Spencer Stone and Oregon National Guardsman Alek Skarlatos.

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