ASU scholarship honors shooting victim Zimmerman
Social work scholarship honors graduate who died in Jan. 8 shooting
Students who attend Arizona State University's School of Social Work in Tucson can benefit from a new scholarship honoring a victim of the Jan. 8 shooting.
The Community Partnership of Southern Arizona donated $100,000 to the ASU program, which will be combined with a donation from the university to establish the scholarship, according to a press release.
The scholarship will honor Gabriel Zimmerman, who was fatally shot while working as an aide for U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords at a "Congress On Your Corner" meet and greet.
Five others were killed in the shooting, and 13 wounded. Jared Lee Loughner, 22, will likely face a federal indictment in Zimmerman's death, authorities said.
Zimmerman graduated from the ASU program with a master's degree in social work in 2006.
The scholarship will be announced at a press conference Thursday at 1 p.m. at the School of Social Work, Tucson Component, 340 N. Commerce Park Loop.