- Following last week's mass shooting in Newtown, the University of Connecticut is creating The Sandy Hook School Memorial Scholarship Fund.
- The scholarship will be a need-based award to help make college more affordable for Sandy Hook students who attend UConn when they're older, and will also be available for siblings of student victims and children of the adult victims.
- A UConn spokesman says no fundraising goal has been set, but donations can be made through the University of Connecticut Foundation and the fund has seen over 650 individual donations in its first 24 hours.
From the article:
STORRS, Conn. (AP) — The University of Connecticut is creating a scholarship fund for students from Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, where 20 students and six staff members were gunned down last week.
The Sandy Hook School Memorial Scholarship Fund will help pay college costs for Sandy Hook students who choose to attend UConn when they're older. Siblings of the student victims and children of the adult victims also will be eligible. The awards will be need-based. ...