From staff reports
Bridge Builders Community Foundations and the family of Oil City teacher Jessica Marie Stephens, who died earlier this year, have announced the formation of the Jessica Marie Stephens memorial scholarship.
The scholarship will start next year and will benefit local students who are pursuing higher education.
Stephens was a teacher at Oil City Middle School. She died after a brief battle with cancer.
“My wife was a passionate educator,” Chris Stephens said. “She loved her students.”
Chris Stephens said a friend of the family put him in touch with Bridge Builders to set up the scholarship fund, which Chris said has already received donations.
A 5K race and various other fundraising events are being planned as well.