Lincoln University creates scholarship fund named for slain student

8 months 1 week 2 days ago Tuesday, February 12 2019 Feb 12, 2019 Tuesday, February 12, 2019 3:46:00 PM CST February 12, 2019 in News
By: Ethan Illers, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

JEFFERSON CITY - Lincoln University has established a scholarship fund in honor of D'Angelo Bratton-Bland, who was killed in December 2018.

Bratton-Bland was president of the Lincoln University Student Government Association. The scholarship fund is designed to help future Lincoln University students pursue their dreams of obtaining a college education, the school said.

The university's goal is to raise $10,000 for the fund by May 1. People who want to contribute can send donations to Lincoln's Office of Institutional Advancement, located in room 301 inside Young Hall. 

Bratton-bland was on track to graduate in May with a degree in elementary education, with an emphasis in special education. He will be recognized by the university as a member of the Class of 2019 and his degree will be awarded posthumously during commencement on May 11.

He was shot while in a car with three other people. Michael Bouchee, 19, and Deangelo Frazier, 29, were charged in the shooting.

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