A much-deserved act of kidness for the families of Sandy Hook Elementary School
The University Of Connecticut Establishes Scholarship Fund For Sandy Hook Survivors And Siblings
The University Connecticut is reaching out to provide a little relief for the surviving students and families of those that lost their lives during the tragic Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newton, Connecticut earlier this month.
Surviving Sandy Hook students, as well as siblings of those children whose lives were taken will be eligible to receive scholarship funding to attend the University once they are of age, possible free of charge.
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.
Donations will be collected through the University of Connecticut Foundation. A spokesman says the foundation hasn’t set a fundraising goal and will decide later whether the scholarships can cover the students’ entire college costs.
UConn women’s basketball coach Geno Auriemma (aw-ree-EH’-muh) and his wife have donated $80,000. The university says 650 other individual donations have been received in the fund’s first 24 hours.
We’re certainly rooting for the University to raise enough money to send all of these children to college on full scholarships. After all that these families have been through, it’s well-deserved. Contact the University of Connecticut for more information on how to donate.