Pima Community College Sets Up Scholarship To Honor Shooting Victims

01/13/2011 12:48 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Pima Community College's board of governors has ruled to establish a memorial scholarship fund to honor the lives of those murdered during the attack on Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, reports KGUN 9.

Alleged killer Jared Loughner briefly attended Pima before being dismissed for, among other things, calling the institution a "genocide school."

KGUN 9 reports that the scholarship will be offered to students who commit to careers in public service or community building.

The board members' announcement follows Education Secretary Arne Duncan's statement that institution officials behaved appropriately in their treatment of Loughner.

According to the PCC website, those who choose to donate to the fund can opt to honor a specific person.