A new scholarship fund at the Delaware Community Foundation will honor the memory of Cpl. Stephen Ballard, a Delaware State trooper who was killed in the line of duty in April while investigating a suspicious vehicle at a Bear Wawa.

The Cpl. Stephen Ballard Memorial Scholarship Fund, established with a $100,000 gift from an anonymous couple, is an endowed fund that will generate a perpetual stream of charitable dollars. The fund will provide an annual $5,000 scholarship for a student majoring in criminal justice at Delaware State University, the same program Ballard graduated from in 2007.

Starting next year, the DCF scholarship committee will solicit and evaluate applicants and award the scholarship to a student entering his or her junior or senior year, with preference given to applicants with financial need and those planning to work in Delaware law enforcement after graduation.

For more visit delcf.org or call 571-8004.