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ASU scholarship honors shooting victim Zimmerman

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ASU scholarship honors shooting victim Zimmerman

Social work scholarship honors graduate who died in Jan. 8 shooting

  • Zimmerman, after attending a 2009 presidential inaugural ball.
    C.J. KaramarginZimmerman, after attending a 2009 presidential inaugural ball.

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.

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