The University of Bridgeport School of Education announced today that it has established a memorial scholarship in honor of alumna Lauren Gabrielle Rousseau ’05, who too briefly inspired children as a teacher at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT.
Ms. Rousseau was among 26 victims killed by a gunman at the school on December 14, 2012.
Recipients may use the scholarship for tuition, books, or living expenses.
“Lauren was a highly motivated, passionate, strong individual with a desire to make a meaningful contribution to the lives of young children through her teaching. The scholarship applicant should demonstrate the same significant character traits,” said Lori Noto, a professor at the School of Education at UB, where Ms. Rousseau earned her MS in Elementary Education.