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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A new scholarship in honor of a recently deceased Tennessee reporter will support journalism students at Tennessee State University.

The Tennessean reports that the scholarship in honor of its former longtime business reporter, Getahn Ward, is a partnership with the National Association of Black Journalists, the Gannett Foundation and others in the community.

The goal of the scholarship is to raise at least $50,000 to be awarded in perpetuity. Donations can be made online .

Ward died on Dec. 16 at his Nashville home after a brief illness. He was 45.


Information from: The Tennessean,