Family raising money for Rowena Irani Psychology ScholarshipPosted: Updated:
The family of 22-year-old Rowena Irani is raising money for a scholarship at Wichita State University.
The Rowena Irani Psychology Scholarship will be awarded to students at the university she attended until 2016.
"Passionate, kind, giving, who is humble and modest and has a level of integrity because Rowena was that person who she did good things but never expecting anything in return. That's what we're looking for," said Rooshad Irani, brother.
On October 3, 2016, Rowena was killed by her ex-boyfriend when he broke into the Irani home and shot her.
Despite her death the following day, she continued to give.
Rowena was an organ donor.
"Just knowing that there's six other people that benefited from her and that they're still able to live with their families and literally a part of her still lives on, in so many other families, is unreal to me," said Irani.
Rowena was a junior studying psychology at WSU and worked for the Wichita Children's Home. She wanted to give to this community by helping at-risk youth.
Now, her family hopes her legacy lives on with an endowed scholarship.
"The original goal of the campaign was $10,000 because we weren't sure what to expect, but it was so successful so quickly that it was decided that the next best thing to do was to increase the goal to our endowed scholarship level of $35,000 so Rowena's memory can live on through the scholarship for years to come," said Aaron Winter, Director of Development at the WSU Foundation.
The deadline to raise $35,000 is June 30th.
If you would like to donate to this scholarship, click here.