MassBay Community College establishes scholarship in honor of Marathon bomb victim

MassBay Community College has established a scholarship in honor of Krystle Campbell, a 2005 graduate killed in the Boston Marathon bombings, MassBay said Wednesday.

“We couldn’t think of a better way to honor her legacy on campus than providing needed funds for students who are coming here for the same reason she did,” MassBay spokesman Jeremy Solomon said.

The scholarship, set to be awarded this fall, will be given to a business major from Massachusetts who is taking a full course load and submits an essay about resiliency, making a difference, generosity of spirit, or overcoming obstacles to achieve a goal, Solomon said. Campbell graduated from the school with an associate degree in business.

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Though Campbell left MassBay eight years ago, Solomon said several professors still recall her bright smile and willingness to help fellow students.

“By all accounts, she was a great success here,” Solomon said.

The school is accepting any and all donations to the fund, Solomon said, as “we hope very much to receive contributions in an amount that would allow us to carry on her legacy on our campus forever.”

Boston University has set up a scholarship fund in honor of graduate student Lingzi Lu, who was also killed in the bombings. Since announcing the fund, the school has raised $712,000, the university said.

Donations to the Krystle Campbell scholarship fund can be made at the MassBay website. Donations to the Lu Lingzi fund can be made on the Boston University website.