Sandy Hook shooting survivors to receive UConn scholarships
Newtown, CT, United States (4E Sports) – The University of Connecticut has created a scholarship fund for the students of Sandy Hook Elementary School who survived Friday’s tragedy.
The Sandy Hook School Memorial Fund will immediately provide scholarship assistance for siblings and dependents of those who died.
It will be available to those who are accepted to UConn when the time comes for them to apply.
All of the money donated will be spent directly on the scholarships for the children. Any funds that remainonce the needs of the group have been met will be used to benefit any future students from Newtown who attend UConn, according to the university.
“It is not easy to conceive of the most heartfelt and respectful way to respond in the wake of such a shattering event,” UConn president Susan Herbst said in a statement.
Geno Auriemma and his wife made the first donation of $80,000 to start the fund.