James Foley Remembered With Scholarship

Mentoring program will help tell 'untold' stories
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 22, 2014 12:49 PM CDT
James Foley Remembered With Scholarship
In this June 17, 2011 photo, journalist James Foley receives applause from students at the Christa McAuliffe Regional Charter Public School in Framingham, Mass.   (AP Photo/MetroWest Daily News, Ken McGagh)

Future journalism of students at Wisconsin's Marquette University will get some help from a scholarship fund in honor of James Foley. The American journalist executed by the Islamic State graduated from the school in 1996, CBS News reports, and his family has helped establish a scholarship to "provide financial assistance for a communications student who otherwise would be unable to attend Marquette," per The Wire. A mentoring program will also be created "to help build upon the convictions that drove Jim's passion: to provide a voice for people whose stories would otherwise go untold," according to the family's statement. Meanwhile, his parents have released the last email from Foley's captors. (Read more James Foley stories.)

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