Sorority scholarship created in honor of accident victims


BOWLING GREEN, O.—Bowling Green State University today (March 16) announced the creation of a student scholarship established to recognize three students who were killed, and two others critically injured, in an automobile accident.

With a gift of $25,000, a confidential donor has established the “Strength in Sisterhood Scholarship” to honor Rebekah Blakkolb, Christina Goyett and Sarah Hammond, who were killed, and Kayla Somoles and Angelica J. Mormile, who were injured, in the March 2 accident.

“The Falcon family has been overwhelmed with the outpouring of support after this tragedy,” said Dr. Mary Ellen Mazey, University president. “This new scholarship will ensure that generations to come will understand the impact these young women had during their short lives.”

To be eligible for the Strength in Sisterhood Scholarship, students must:

  • Be a member of Alpha Xi Delta Women’s Fraternity at Bowling Green State University;
  • Be a full-time student making satisfactory progress toward an undergraduate degree;
  • Earn a 3.2 GPA or better; and
  • Demonstrate commitment to the ideals of Alpha Xi Delta: sisterhood, leadership, knowledge and service to communities.

Preference will be given to rising juniors in the Alpha Xi Delta Women’s Fraternity.

To donate, visit http://givetobgsu.com or make checks payable to the BGSU Foundation, Inc., with the memo “Strength in Sisterhood Scholarship” and mail to BGSU Foundation, Inc., Mileti Alumni Center, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH 43403-0055.

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(Posted March 16, 2012 )