Steven J. Sotloff Fund to Inspire Journalism and Global Scholarship Established
Head of School Mike Schafer announced yesterday that the Steven J. Sotloff Fund to Inspire Journalism and Global Scholarship has been established in Steven Sotloff '02's honor. Steven was a journalist who was executed by ISIS earlier this month.
"Last week in the midst of an unimaginably challenging time for Steven’ Sotloff’s family, I received a phone message from his father, Arthur, with some remarkable news. Steven was able to have several letters smuggled out of his place of captivity late last spring. In one of those correspondences to his family, he wrote that he would like a scholarship fund established at Kimball Union in his name should he not survive. His father told us how grateful they all were for the opportunities he had here, and how much our school meant to him and to them.
"I am honored to announce the establishment of the Steven J. Sotloff Fund to Inspire Journalism and Global Scholarship. Through its creation, the family’s hope is to promote and inspire future generations of Kimball Union students to follow Steven’s passion for global and cultural awareness and journalism. Even in the face of danger, Steven’s courage and desire to tell the world about the plight of the voiceless was nothing short of remarkable. The Fund will enable students to reach beyond their grasp, see the world through different lenses, and commit to using what they learn at KUA to help others and to make the world a better place," said Mike Schafer.
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Founded in 1813, Kimball Union Academy is one of the oldest private boarding high schools in New Hampshire and the country. KUA blends the best of the New England boarding tradition with an innovative, modern educational program for a diverse group of day and boarding students from across the country and around the world. Located in Meriden, New Hampshire in the heart of the Upper Valley, Kimball Union is minutes from Dartmouth College and has direct access to Boston and New York.