Scholarship honors homicide victim Haruka Weiser

Haruka Weiser (Beaverton, Ore. School District Photo)
Haruka Weiser (Beaverton, Ore. School District Photo)

AUSTIN (KXAN) — A scholarship has been created to honor the University of Texas freshman, Haruka Weiser, found murdered on campus April 5.

Haruka attended the Arts and Communication Magnet Academy (ACMA). The teen was heavily involved in the dance program before coming to UT to study dance.

“We don’t want this to just be a one-time deal. We want this to be something that is awarded in her memory for 40 years from now,” said the ACMA Principal, Michael Johnson.

The scholarship will be awarded to students who aspire to continue their artistic studies in college.

The University of Texas at Austin has created a fund for Haruka’s family.

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