Cathedral High School in Indianapolis has established a tuition fund in honor of alumnus and former Indiana University football star Chris Beaty, who was shot and killed during protests and violence in downtown Indy last summer. The school says the Chris Beaty ’00 Endowed Memorial Tuition Fund is being launched with $100,000 in donations.
Cathedral says every four years, one student will be selected to receive a tuition assistance grant from the fund. The school will choose from a pool of freshmen applicants and primary consideration will be given to African-American students “who embody Cathedral’s Holy Cross Values.”
The school says secondary consideration will be given to students interested in entrepreneurship. The grant recipient must participate in at least one extracurricular activity, in addition to athletics, and maintain the school’s Christian Service requirements to remain eligible for the grant.
Beaty graduated from Cathedral in 2000, winning three state football championships before moving to IU where he played for the Hoosiers for four years.
“Through this grant, we hope to honor his memory by allowing future generations of students access to Cathedral and ultimately, follow in Chris’s footsteps by living a life full of zeal and humility,” the school said in a news release.
Cathedral says anyone wishing to learn more about the grant’s requirements or make a donation can contact Executive Vice President for Advancement Nicole Beasley by clicking here.