Will Ferrell Surprises College Student With $100,000 Scholarship Check -- See the Sweet Moment!

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Will Ferrell is as generous as he is funny!

When a college student named Samantha -- whose family has fallen on hard times in the past year due to her father's cancer recovery -- was revealed to be the winner of a scholarship by the Today Show's Hoda Kotb on Tuesday, it was none other than The House star who surprised her with a giant ceremonial check for $100,000 from Warner Bros. for Samantha's tuition expenses.

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"You can't actually cash this, OK?" the 49-year-old actor told the student, who was overcome with joy. "They'll give you a real check."

Watch the incredible moment below.

Leave it to the Old School star to help a student in need!

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Meanwhile, The House, Ferrell's new comedy co-starring Amy Poehler, hits theaters on June 30.

Watch the video below for a first look.

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