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Scholarship for Aurora theater shooting victim raises $45K

The San Antonio Area Foundation has partnered with a scholarship from Metropolitan State University of Denver to honor Jessica Redfield Ghawi, who was killed in the deadly theater shootings in Aurora last month.

The scholarship has raised $45,000 so far and will benefit aspiring sports journalists. The San Antonio Area Foundation said in a statement that it would manage the scholarship, which it would award to students across the U.S.  

Ghawi was from San Antonio but had moved to Colorado to save money and attend school to become a sports broadcaster.


"Jessica chased her dreams," said Jordan Ghawi, Jessica’s brother and scholarship co-founder. Her mother, Sandy Phillips, is the other founder. "Our hope is that this will inspire others to do the same."