- Associated Press - Monday, July 6, 2015

LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) - Young students aspiring to be teachers could attend the University of Wyoming with help from a new scholarship created by a $1.8 million donation.

The Laramie Boomerang reports (https://bit.ly/1H3rp7e ) the Ray D. Kennedy College of Education scholarship was given by Ray Kennedy, a man who wanted to gift most of his estate to students studying education.

Kennedy died May 1 at the age of 90. He had been an educator and a Laramie resident for 34 years.

Senior vice president for development at the UW Foundation, John Stark, says the donation is a “game-changer” and one of the largest the College of Education has ever received for a scholarship.

A school board will determine how to distribute the scholarship, which is likely to go into effect in 2016.


Information from: Laramie Boomerang, https://www.laramieboomerang.com

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