Auburn University Officials Establish Memorial Scholarship for Lauren Burk

Auburn, Al. (WSFA) --Auburn University has now established an an endowed scholarship in slain student Lauren Burk's honor.

Burk was a freshman from Cobb County, Georgia, majoring in graphic design.

The scholarship will be awarded to incoming freshman students majoring in the same field, with preference given to students from Burk's home county.

"As the Auburn community grieves the loss of one of its own, we are touched by the thoughtfulness of others," said Auburn University President Jay Gogue, in response to the generosity of donations in Burk's memory. "Gifts to the Lauren Ashley Burk Memorial Scholarship Endowment will be a permanent memory of Lauren's tremendous spirit."

Donations can be made online at (specify Lauren Burk Scholarship Fund) or send a check payable to the Auburn University Foundation to:

The Lauren Burk Memorial Scholarship Fund
317 South College Street
Auburn, Ala. 36849

Burk was killed on March 4th. Courtney Lockhart later confessed to the crime.