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Foundation to Celebrate Jessica Ghawi
Jessica Redfield Ghawi Scholarship Fund has partnered with the San Antonio Area Foundation to provide scholarships for aspiring sports journalists
At a glance:
• The Jessica Redfield Ghawi Scholarship Fund was established in memory and celebration of Jessica Ghawi, one of the 12 victims of the Aurora, Colo. Shootings on July 20, 2012
• The San Antonio Area Foundation will manage the scholarship fund and the awarding of the scholarships across the nation
• Scholarships will be awarded in Jessica Ghawi’s name to students aspiring in the field of sports journalism
August 14, 2012 (SAN ANTONIO) – The family of Jessica Ghawi has selected the San Antonio Area Foundation to manage the Jessica Redfield Ghawi Scholarship Fund. The fund was established in memory and celebration of Jessica Ghawi, an aspiring sports journalist. The scholarships provided by this fund will be awarded nationwide to selected women seeking to study sports journalism and broadcasting.
Donations can be made to the scholarship fund by visiting https://www.saafdn.org/JRGScholarship. For those desiring to donate by check, donations can be sent to 110 Broadway #230, San Antonio, TX 78205, with a notation for Jessica Redfield Ghawi Scholarship Fund. The Area Foundation will manage the scholarship fund and the awarding of the scholarships. In less than one month, the fund has raised more than $45,000 in donations.
“Jessica chased her dreams,” said her brother and co-founder of the scholarship fund, Jordan Ghawi. “Our hope is that this will inspire others to do the same.”
Metro State University of Denver, the school that Ghawi was attending, notified the Ghawi family last week that the university will be awarding her with an honorary bachelor’s degree at this December’s commencement ceremony.
Ghawi was a vivacious, aspiring sports journalist with inestimable courage, an enthusiastic drive and a passion for hockey. She worked several jobs in order to continue her educational path in sports journalism and worked a variety of internships to soak in knowledge and find the best path to make a positive impact in the world of sports. Ghawi moved from San Antonio to Colorado to save money to help keep chasing her dream of being a sports broadcaster.
Her life was taken far too soon in the Aurora shootings on July 20, 2012. This official fund was set up by her brother, Jordan Ghawi, and her mother, Sandy Phillips. For more information, visit www.jessicaredfieldfoundation.org. To donate, visit www.saafdn.org. Scholarship applicant eligibility requirements will be announced at a later date.
ABOUT THE JESSICA GHAWI SCHOLARSHIP FUND
The Jessica Redfield Ghawi Scholarship Fund was created to provide scholarships for aspiring sports journalists in honor of the life and dreams of Jessica Ghawi. The Jessica Redfield Ghawi Scholarship Fund will endow scholarships to help send up-and-coming sports talent to reach their dreams through the field of sports journalism or broadcasting. For more information, visit www.jessicaredfieldfoundation.org or www.saafdn.org. Stay updated with the foundation on Facebook and Twitter. ###
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