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The first scholarship will be awarded this fall.
In addition to these efforts, several community organizations and generous individuals donated both time and funds to ensure Brittany's dream of higher education is perpetuated for generations to come.
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still, but we are gratified that future students will benefit from this scholarship."
In April, members of the UNO Greek system held a 5K violence awareness run during their Greek Week and raised nearly $3,000 for the fund.
The scholarship, which was created shortly after her death, provides financial assistance to a student who is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority or the Goodrich program, two organizations Williams was actively involved in at the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO). Milliken gave the initial $5,000 to establish the Brittany Williams Memorial Scholarship through the University of Nebraska Foundation. The additional funding was raised through a variety of efforts.
"Brittany was such a leader in her community and showed what young people are capable of," said State Sen. Kent Rogert of Tekamah. "Sen. Chambers specifically asked that any gift we were planning on giving to him be given to someone else, and we couldn't think of a better cause."
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Omaha Less than a year after Brittany Williams was tragically killed, donations to a memorial scholarship honoring her memory have exceeded the monetary level needed to endow the fund. Nearly $20,000 has been donated to date.
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