LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A scholarship in Breonna Taylor's name just getting a big donation.
Thrive Causemetics just donated $100,000 to the Breonna Taylor Memorial Scholarship fund for University of Louisville nursing students.
The company hopes the donation will inspire more giving, and help the endowment reach $2 million to ensure the scholarship lives on forever.
"Like so many around the world, the employees and customers of Thrive Causemetics were heartbroken and horrified by the tragic death of Breonna Taylor and the injustice that was served in her killing," said Thrive Causemetics founder and CEO Karissa Bodnar, in a statement. "As a way to turn pain into purpose, our team went to work to find ways that could help keep her legacy alive. While our hearts ache for the beautiful life that was lost, we are comforted to know that Breonna's legacy and the outpouring of support like this continues to bring us so much light."
According to a news release, the company also donated $3,000 to a scholarship in honor of Breonna Taylor that will go toward immediate use.
UofL freshman Kaelyn Goatley is the recipient of that award. She says she plans to work as a labor and delivery nurse in the area of pediatric care after she graduates.
"Becoming a nurse means so much to me because, as a Black woman, I know there are injustices everywhere in the world and the health care field is no different," Goatley said, in a statement. "I will fight for every single one of my patients and make sure they receive the best care -- this scholarship is what's helping me work towards that goal, and I am extremely grateful."
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