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Pages in Will's World for you to visit:
William's Life and Photo Gallery
William's Interests, Links, and Artwork
Information on Some of the Other Memorials Dedicated
To William's Memory
(Come See the Daylily)
Text of the News Stories Surrounding William's Murder
and the Trials.
An Extensive List of Links and Information
on Sites Useful to Grieving Teens and Adults
Grief and Family Support
Related To Gun Violence
Boards and Chats
Information on the Memorial Scholarship Funds
Links to Other Memorial Sites on the Web. You
May Submit Your Own Memorial Site To Your Loved One Here, As Well
Published and Unpublished Articles Written by Me
Regarding My Own Grief and Sense of Loss.
Talks and Writings
Selected Newsgroup Posts
A "Letter of Demonic Advice" in the style
of C. S. Lewis' The Screwtape Letters
regarding the loss of a child and a short story I'd like to believe could come
Information on our book.
More Resources and Materials for Bereaved Families
in William Jenkins' Memory
- William Jenkins would have begun his senior year in high school one month after
his murder. He intended to go to college, but like most rising seniors, William had not
yet decided what his major or primary interest was going to be. Recognizing the importance
of higher education in the lives of young people, and the hardships encountered in getting
post-secondary education, the family established three memorial scholarships in William's
memory for various purposes. It is hoped that through these scholarships, William's life
and legacy can continue, helping students get to school, and once there, stay in school.
- These scholarships are completely community supported, some are eligible for employer's
corporate matching funds. Your personnel office should be able to provide you with
information with regards to this. All donations are tax-deductible and should be mailed
directly to the addresses given below. Administrators of the funds will provide receipts
and acknowledgments for tax purposes.
- I hope you will consider contributing to one of these funds to support this effort to
bring healing to our world. You may contribute because you believe in the ongoing hope
inherent in the educational process, to memorialize a loved one's memory, or to
memorialize William's memory. It is hoped that in contributing, this act of goodness and
hope will bring some small measure of peace to our lives.
- Once each of the funds reaches a level of endowment ($10,000 minimum), information on
applying for and the awarding of these scholarships will be posted. At this time, the only
criteria being considered for selection are established need, and a commitment to
learning. The more money raised, the more a student can be helped financially. I hope that
William's legacy will help many students reach their dream.
- All in all, we would prefer to send our own children to college. Not being able to do
that, perhaps we all can work together to make something hopeful happen in another child's
life. Thank you for your interest, and I hope you will check back often to see William's
The following community supported scholarship funds have been set up
in William Jenkins' memory. Contributions to these funds will benefit students in these
communities, enabling them to have a brighter future through higher education. All
donations are tax-deductible.
The William Jenkins Memorial Scholarship Fund
c/o The Community Foundation
1025 Boulders Pkwy.
Richmond, VA 23225
The Community Foundation Serving Richmond and Central Virginia
has agreed to receive and administer charitable contributions to support this fund.
This fund will serve as a general scholarship fund
for students at the college and university level.
Checks should be made out to: The Community Foundation,
with The William Jenkins Memorial Scholarship Fund noted on the check.
The Endowment Level for this Fund is $10,000.
The Current Amount Raised for this Fund is:
As of August 1999
The William Jenkins Memorial Scholarship Fund for
Students of the Fine and Applied Arts
c/o Virginia Union University
1500 N. Lombardy St.
Richmond, VA 23220
Information on Applying for the
William Jenkins Memorial Scholarships
- At this time, no applications are being taken for the scholarships
as they have not yet reached a level of endowment. Please check on the progress of the
funds in the future.
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