Scholarship America Establishes Scholarship For Child Struck by Tragedy

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20 Feb 2008
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Scholarship America took part in the February 20, 2008 episode of ABC's The View, establishing a $25,000 scholarship for three-year-old Allyson Dunn. Allyson's mother, a day-care worker, was killed by her estranged husband at work; The View interviewed Louise Zoller, a parent who disarmed the gunman and kept the children safe. Video of the segment is available here. (The segment is in two parts; part two will auto-play after part one.) Our thanks to The View for allowing us to help Allyson during this time of tragedy.

Janine Fugate, Scholarship America

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Scholarship America is a national education service organization that mobilizes support for students getting into and graduating from college. We have three core programs that help us achieve our mission: Dollars for Scholars, Scholarship Management Services, and Dreamkeepers. Scholarship America has distributed more than $2.5 billion in scholarship assistance to more than 1.7 million students since 1958.

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