Last month a group of students at animation and design school Centre NAD in Montreal posted a YouTube video of an Eagle as it snatched a baby and nearly carried it away. The video was originally thought to be genuine but was later revealed to be a hoax.
Now the school has announced that profits from the videos 41+ million pageviews will go to fund a scholarship fund for animation and design students at the school.
NAD spokesperson Claude Arsenault did not reveal how much money was raised by told Mashable:
“It will likely be divided into several scholarships aimed at recognizing excellence in our undergrad students.”
YouTube doesn’t release partner video earnings but the amount raised on more than 41 million pageviews is believed to be significant.
The ‘Golden Eagle Snatches Kid’ video was created by students Antoine Seigle, Normand Archambault, Loïc Mireault and Félix Marquis-Poulin.
In case you missed it, here is the YouTube video:
What do you think of the schools decision to use the YouTube videos profits to setup a scholarship fund?