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June 14, 1996

Scholarship honors victim of drive-by shooting

Brandi Faux, a 1996 graduate of Ankeny High School, is the first recipient of Iowa State's Phyll Davis Legacy of Heroines Scholarship. Faux graduated in the top 25 percent of her class; was active in choir, Students Against Drunk Driving, theater and French Club; and is listed in Who's Who Among American High School Students.

The scholarship was created by Federal Home Loan Bank of Des Moines, in conjunction with the Greater Des Moines Chamber of Commerce Federation and the ISU Foundation. It honors the memory of Phyll Davis, a Des Moines woman killed last month in a drive-by shooting. Davis was an employee of Federal Home Loan Bank and earned a journalism degree from ISU.

The bank will make a donation of $10,000 to build an endowment of $50,000. The endowment will be used to fund an annual scholarship of $2,500. The bank also is donating $2,500 for this year's scholarship.

The Phyll Davis Legacy of Heroines Scholarship will be awarded annually to a woman from Polk County. It will be associated with Iowa State's Hixson Opportunity Awards and with the Legacy of Heroines scholarship program, which is intended to prepare women for political and public service activities that enhance their careers and their lives.

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