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William's Life and Photo Gallery

Early Years
Teen Years
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William's Interests,  Links, and Artwork


William's Memorials

Information on Some of the Other Memorials Dedicated To William's Memory
(Come See the Daylily)

News Reports

Text of the News Stories Surrounding William's Murder and the Trials.

Bereavement and Grief

An Extensive List of Links and Information
on Sites Useful to Grieving Teens and Adults

Victim Rights
Grief and Family Support
Organizations Related To Gun Violence
Bulletin Boards and Chats

Memorial Scholarship Information

Information on the Memorial Scholarship Funds

Other Memorial Sites

Links to Other Memorial Sites on the Web.  You May Submit Your Own Memorial Site To Your Loved One Here, As Well

Bill's Scribblings

Published and Unpublished Articles Written by Me   Regarding My Own Grief and Sense of Loss. 

Talks and Writings
Selected Newsgroup Posts
Journal Entries

Two Short Fictions

A "Letter of Demonic Advice" in the style of C. S. Lewis' The Screwtape Letters
regarding the loss of a child and a short story I'd like to believe could come true.

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Information on our book.

WBJ Press
Online Bibliography

More Resources and Materials for Bereaved Families

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Scholarships Founded
in William Jenkins' Memory

- William Jenkins would have begun his senior year in high school one month after his murder. He intended to go to college, but like most rising seniors, William had not yet decided what his major or primary interest was going to be. Recognizing the importance of higher education in the lives of young people, and the hardships encountered in getting post-secondary education, the family established three memorial scholarships in William's memory for various purposes. It is hoped that through these scholarships, William's life and legacy can continue, helping students get to school, and once there, stay in school.

- These scholarships are completely community supported, some are eligible for employer's corporate matching funds. Your personnel office should be able to provide you with information with regards to this. All donations are tax-deductible and should be mailed directly to the addresses given below. Administrators of the funds will provide receipts and acknowledgments for tax purposes.

- I hope you will consider contributing to one of these funds to support this effort to bring healing to our world. You may contribute because you believe in the ongoing hope inherent in the educational process, to memorialize a loved one's memory, or to memorialize William's memory. It is hoped that in contributing, this act of goodness and hope will bring some small measure of peace to our lives.

- Once each of the funds reaches a level of endowment ($10,000 minimum), information on applying for and the awarding of these scholarships will be posted. At this time, the only criteria being considered for selection are established need, and a commitment to learning. The more money raised, the more a student can be helped financially. I hope that William's legacy will help many students reach their dream.

- All in all, we would prefer to send our own children to college. Not being able to do that, perhaps we all can work together to make something hopeful happen in another child's life. Thank you for your interest, and I hope you will check back often to see William's legacy increase.


Bill Jenkins

The following community supported scholarship funds have been set up in William Jenkins' memory. Contributions to these funds will benefit students in these communities, enabling them to have a brighter future through higher education. All donations are tax-deductible.

The William Jenkins Memorial Scholarship Fund
c/o The Community Foundation
1025 Boulders Pkwy.
Suite 405
Richmond, VA 23225

The Community Foundation Serving Richmond and Central Virginia
has agreed to receive and administer charitable contributions to support this fund.   This fund will serve as a general scholarship fund
for students at the college and university level.
Checks should be made out to: The Community Foundation,
with The William Jenkins Memorial Scholarship Fund noted on the check.

The Endowment Level for this Fund is $10,000.
The Current Amount Raised for this Fund is:

$ 6865.80
As of August 1999

The William Jenkins Memorial Scholarship Fund for
Students of the Fine and Applied Arts
c/o Virginia Union University
1500 N. Lombardy St.
Richmond, VA 23220

Information on Applying for the
William Jenkins Memorial Scholarships

- At this time, no applications are being taken for the scholarships as they have not yet reached a level of endowment. Please check on the progress of the funds in the future.

Thank you.

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