Niagara University theater studies junior Callie Bush, Class of 2012, has been awarded the sixth Tara Laurie Memorial Scholarship to assist with her NU theater program study abroad experience at Anglo-American University in London this summer. She is one of nine theater studies students who will travel to London this summer with Dr. Sharon Watkinson, chair of Niagara's department of theater and fine arts, and other NU students and faculty.
The Laurie family established the Tara Laurie Memorial Scholarship in 2005 in memory of their daughter, Tara, a theater studies/hospitality student who passed away unexpectedly in 2004, several months after participating in the study abroad program.
The Laurie family said, "'The Tara Laurie Memorial Scholarship' is our way of keeping our daughter's song alive and her spirit of joy and love soaring."
Pictured from left are Janice Laurie, Bush, Donald Laurie and Watkinson.