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Scholarships, Funds Set Up in Honor of Newtown Victims

Tuesday, Dec 18, 2012  |  Updated 2:13 PM PDT
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Frank Kulick, adjusts a display of wooden crosses, and a Jewish Star of David, representing the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, on his front lawn, Monday, Dec. 17, 2012, in Newtown, Conn. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

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Several scholarships have been set up in honor of the victim's of the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting.

Ana Marquez-Greene Music Scholarship Fund

Western Connecticut State University has set up a scholarship in honor of Ana Grace Marquez-Greene, 6-and-a-half.

"Ana’s love for singing was evident before she was even able to talk. In a musical family, her gift for melody, pitch and rhythm stood out remarkably. And she never walked anywhere – her mode of transportation was dance. She danced from room to room and place to place. She danced to all the music she heard, whether in the air or in her head. Ana loved her God, loved to read the Bible and loved to sing and dance as acts of worship," the Marquez-Greene family said in a statement.

Sandy Hook School Memorial Fund at the University of Connecticut

UConn has created a memorial scholarship fund to help the students of Sandy Hook Elementary School who survived Friday's tragedy. The Sandy Hook School Memorial Fund at the University of Connecticut will provide financial aid for any students who currently go to the school, as well as siblings of those killed and dependents of teachers and the other adults who lost their lives protecting those students. The scholarships will be available to those who are accepted to UConn when the time comes for them to apply.

Victoria Leigh Soto Endowed Memorial Scholarship Fund

Victoria Leigh Soto went to Eastern Connecticut State University and the university has created the Victoria Leigh Soto Endowed Memorial Scholarship Fund to support Eastern students studying to be teachers who have unmet financial need. 

My Sandy Hook Family Fund Web

The parents of children who survived the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown are the friends and neighbors of families going through immense grief and they have set up a fund to help remove some of the burden.

Emilie Parker Fund

The Emilie Parker Memorial Fund has been set up at America First Credit Union in Utah, the Parkers’ native state. The funds will go to support Emilie's parents in taking time off work to be with family, any medical expenses, and in flying to Utah to arrange and plan a funeral. For the other Sandy Hook Elementary families affected, the funds will go to help them in any way they want.

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