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MassBay establishes Krystle Campbell Scholarship Fund to honor marathon bombing victim

Posted by Jaclyn Reiss  May 1, 2013 03:50 PM

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Massachusetts Bay Community College has established a scholarship in Boston Marathon bombing victim Krystle Campbell's name, college officials announced today.

The Krystle Campbell Scholarship Fund aims to help students in the business field, since Campbell, who graduated from MassBay in 2005, earned an associate degree in business administration, according to the school.

“We lost one of our own on that horrific day, and we wanted to establish a permanent tribute to Krystle at our institution," said said John O’Donnell, the college's president. "The Krystle Campbell Scholarship will forever link her contributions to our community with the hopes and aspirations of future MassBay students. It is a fitting tribute to the Campbell family, who has lost so much.”

To be eligible for the scholarship, candidates must be carrying a full course load; be a Massachusetts resident; and must submit an essay about resiliency, making a difference, generosity of spirit, or overcoming obstacles to achieve a goal.

“The MassBay Foundation is proud to offer this important scholarship in Krystle’s name,” said the foundation's board chairman James McKenzie, whose father John F. McKenzie was MassBay’s founding president. “There is no more significant way we can think of to honor Krystle Campbell and perpetuate her memory than to provide needed funds for future MassBay students in her name.”

For more information or to make a donation, visit the college's website.

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