WESSON - An endowed scholarship has been established at Copiah-Lincoln Community College in memory of Trent Killingsworth, son of Larry Killingsworth and Sheila Killingsworth of Brookhaven.
Trent was a 2000 graduate of Brookhaven Academy and a 2002 graduate of Co-Lin. He was killed in a car accident on Jan. 28, 2004 in Hattiesburg, four months before he would have graduated from The University of Southern Mississippi where he was pursuing a degree in business.
Funds were raised for the scholarship at the first annual Trent Killingsworth Memorial Trap shoot held on Aug. 4 in Brookhaven. Kacey Falvey helped to organize the event in memory of her first cousin. "Trent loved to have a good time, and we all had such a good time at the event raising money in his memory, so it was the perfect way to honor him," Falvey said.
The scholarship will be awarded in the fall of 2013 to a Lincoln County student on the Wesson campus with a grade point average of 2.5 or higher that demonstrates financial need.
"Helping provide for the education of a student is a great way to honor the memory of a loved one," David Campbell, Executive Director of the Co-Lin Foundation said. "Trent's family and friends have done a fantastic job raising money to endow this scholarship."
Contributions to the Trent Killingsworth Memorial Scholarship can be sent to the Co-Lin Foundation at P.O. Box 649, Wesson, MS 39191.