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Dedicated to the memory of Victoria Leigh Soto '08

On Friday, December 14, 2012, Eastern Connecticut State University alumna Victoria Leigh Soto '08 lost her life protecting the children in her first-grade classroom at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, from an assailant who shot and killed 20 children and seven adults that day.

Victoria was a dean's list student while she attended Eastern Connecticut State University as an elementary education and history double major. Her dream job was to teach and nurture young children in the primary grades. She died protecting those children.

In honor of Victoria and her heroism, Eastern Connecticut State University has announced the creation of the Victoria Leigh Soto Memorial Endowed Scholarship Fund at Eastern to support students studying to be teachers who have unmet financial need.

Please make checks payable to the ECSU Foundation, Inc. and mail them to:
Victoria Soto Memorial Endowed Scholarship
Eastern Connecticut State University
83 Windham Street
Willimantic, CT 06226
ATTN: Kenneth J. DeLisa

To donate online, click here. After filling out the first screen, you will be directed to a second screen to select a designation for your gift. On the dropdown menu, choose "Victoria Leigh Soto Memorial Endowed Scholarship Fund."