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A Catholic bishop and a group that promotes equal rights have agreed to present a college scholarship to a gay student during an award ceremony. Davenport's Bishop Martin Amos and the Eychaner Foundation will present the Matthew Shepard Scholarship to Keaton Fuller at Prince of Peace Catholic School in Clinton, IA. Under the agreement, the diocese's school superintendent will read a script by the foundation, and a scholarship committee member will present the award. Fuller supports the agreement.
Point Foundation, which is the largest provider of GLBT college scholarships in the country, recently announced the addition of a new scholarship to its program. The scholarship is named after Tyler Clementi, the Rutgers student who committed suicide after being bullied by other students about his sexual orientation. It was created with the help of Tyler’s parents and will help bring awareness to the abuse that many young GLBT students around the country face on a daily basis.