Wright State creates scholarship for slain student

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Wright State creates scholarship for slain student

Wright State University is establishing a scholarship fund to remember Parris Hummons, the 19-year-old Dayton resident and Wright State student shot and killed in Cincinnati in April.

The Parris Hummons Memorial Scholarship is being created thanks to the generosity of David and Theresa Gasper, wright.edu reported Monday night.

Hummons, a graduate of the Dayton Early College Academy Class of 2014, was a second-year student at WSU, majoring in rehabilitation services.

David Gasper is on the governing board of DECA, a nontraditional charter high school focused primarily on preparing first-generation urban students to go to college. DECA graduates will be the preferred recipients of the scholarship money, according to the WSU website. Students must have a minimum 2.5 GPA and demonstrate financial need to be eligible.

“While this will not undo the terrible tragedy for Ms. Hummons and her family, it will create a legacy and opportunity for DECA and Wright State students,’’ Gasper said.

Hummons was shot and killed April 16 while riding in a car with a friend in the Bond Hill neighborhood of Cincinnati.

Two men have been charged with murder in the case. They are John Sanders III and Robert Carpenter, both 19. The evidence involving both men has been presented to a Hamilton County grand jury, our news partners at WCPO.com have reported.

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