Jacqueline Harrison Memorial Scholarship Fund
The purpose of the Jacqueline Harrison Memorial Scholarship Fund is to perpetuate the memory of Jacqueline Harrison and other victims of violent crimes and to further honor the students who, despite these circumstances, still seek post secondary education.
“My mother, Jacqueline Harrison, was murdered at the age of 25 and was survived by myself and my sister, at the tender ages of three and six, respectively. We were both raised by my grandmother who was on a fixed income. When college days arrived, neither of us went right out of high school because there was no money. We both went straight into the workforce until we finally decided that we couldn’t get very far without a degree. We both made it through a four year university, graduating with honors and a sense of accomplishment. Understanding the necessity of post secondary Education and regarding our circumstances of getting there, education has now become a central life focus for my sister and me. We both went to school for Education; she for Special Education and I for Art Education. My dream, since then, has been to assist students growing up in similar circumstances, as did I. So I created the Jacqueline Harrison Memorial Scholarship Fund in memory of my mother and other victims of violent crimes.” -Andrea Harrison, President
The Jacqueline Harrison Memorial Scholarship Fund is a nonprofit association that was established in 2009. As a general guideline, this scholarship is given to students who themselves or whose parents were victims of a violent crime. Distributions are awarded annually to financially assist qualified applicants in obtaining degrees from accredited academic institutions of higher learning. The program is open to any student preparing to enter or already attending an accredited degree-granting college or university pursuing a bachelor’s degree.
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