Scholarship Established in Memory of Student Killed by Drunk Driver

Published 02/15 2012 11:52AM

Updated 02/15 2012 09:07PM

(MARYVILLE, Mo.) The parents of a Northwest Missouri State University student have set up a memorial scholarship to honor their daughter killed by a drunk driver.

Abby Cockrill, 22, was killed on August 22, 2010, when the car she was in was hit at high-speeds by a drunk driver.

Cockrill was majoring in early childhood elementary education at Northwest and was on track to graduate with honors.

Cockrill's parents, Pat and Diana Cockrill, created the Abby Leigh Cockrill Memorial Foundation Scholarship through the Northwest Foundation in her memory.

The scholarship recipients must be juniors or seniors at Northwest majoring in elementary education, with priority given to students involved in Greek life.

Click here for more information on scholarship opportunities.

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