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New Scholarship Bears Attack Victim's Name

In New York City, Hague worked for Keefe, Bruyette and Woods Inc., where she was a research analyst. Her office was on the 89th floor of the World Trade Center South Tower.

"Her first love was the North Carolina Tar Heels, and, when this anonymous person did this, I was thrilled," said Liza Adams, Hague's mother.

UNC Director of Development Communications Speed Hallman said the donor, a friend of Hague's, thought it was important to remain anonymous.

"The donor wanted the focus to be on (Hague) and not on him," Hallman said.

The exact size of the donation also is unknown.

Hague, who died at age 26, graduated from UNC with a bachelor of science degree in business administration.

She was treasurer of Delta Delta Delta sorority and a member of student government and the Golden Key National Honor Society.

While at UNC, Hague also conducted volunteer work with local senior citizens and was involved in a mentoring a program for at-risk children in Durham.

Hallman said the scholarship is need-based, with a preference for UNC students from Hague's home state of West Virginia.

He said it will take about two years before the first of these scholarships is awarded.

"It will take several months to get the scholarship ready for funding," said Dan Thornton, senior assistant director of scholarships. "Some of the criteria for awarding it will probably be a combination of proven financial need and academics."

A donation of at least $25,000 is necessary for an endowed scholarship to be established. This amount allows a donor to establish a scholarship in someone's name and to specify its purpose. Endowed scholarships are awarded each year, indefinitely.

The money donated is invested and continually accrues interest. Each year 5 percent, or at least $1,250, will be awarded to UNC students. The original principle itself is never touched.

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