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Scholarship at Murray State honors school shooting victim

June 27, 2019

MURRAY, Ky. (AP) — A new scholarship has been established at Murray State University to honor a school shooting victim.

A statement from the school says the Preston Cope Memorial Scholarship was established through fundraising and gifts from the 15-year-old boy’s family and friends. Cope was one of two teens killed during a shooting last year at Marshall County High School.

The scholarship will help students from Marshall County who “share in Preston’s enthusiasm for life and service to others” while attending Murray State.

To be eligible for the scholarship, students must be full-time, first-year freshmen who graduated from Marshall County High School with at least a 3.0 grade point average and who were active in extracurricular activities and community service. Preference will be given to students majoring in history or education.

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