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Scholarship named for college alumnus shot to death by police in his own apartment

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Botham Shem Jean

Harding University is honoring 2016 alumnus Botham Jean who was shot to death in his Dallas apartment by an off-duty cop who claimed she had entered the living space thinking it was hers before shooting him to death, believing he was a burglar.

“Harding University in cooperation with PwC, formerly Pricewaterhouse Coopers, and the family of Botham Jean, has established the Botham Jean Memorial Scholarship Fund,” officials announced.

Jean, a 2016 alumnus, worked as a risk assurance associate at PwC, when he was shot to death on September 6, 2018, by Amber Guyer. A grand jury indicted her for murder.

“The tragic death of Botham Jean has been the most defining event of the school year,” said Dr. Bryce McLarty, the school’s president.

Jean enrolled in Harding, which is based in Searcy, Arkansas, from his native St. Lucia. After graduating, he moved to Dallas to work for PwC. Full-time students who show academic excellence, leadership, demonstrated capability and financial need are eligible recipients. The scholarship will give preference to students from the Caribbean.

Harding is a private Christian college.  The funders have not yet disclosed the amount of the scholarship.

 

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