- Associated Press - Saturday, May 2, 2015

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) - The University of Virginia has created an award in honor of a student who was slain last fall.

The university announced the creation of the Hannah Graham Award on Friday.

The Daily Progress reports (https://bit.ly/1bNTypD ) that a student selected for the award will travel during the summer to a developing Francophone country to assist in public health work. Graham had a passion for public health in developing nations and the French language.

The student who is chosen will be selected during the fall semester and must take intensive preparatory courses during the before the trip and follow it with a capstone project.

Jesse L. Matthew Jr. was the last person seen with Graham and faces multiple charges in her abduction and death. His trial is set to begin in June.

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Information from: The Daily Progress, https://www.dailyprogress.com

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