NIC creates scholarships for children of student killed near Kootenai Health

KREM 2's Taylor Viydo talks to family and friends of Kelly Pease after her school announces it will rename a scholarship after her and give scholarships to her five children if they want to attend North Idaho College.

KOOTENAI COUNTY, Idaho --- A nursing scholarship at North Idaho College is being named after Kelly Pease, a woman who was studying to be a nurse when she was shot and killed by her ex-fiancè outside Kootenai Health last March.

The student nursing association also started raising money for scholarships for her five children, should they decide to attend NIC.

“She was someone I knew I could go to if I needed help with a patient. She would be there for me,” said Cheryl Shaw, one of Pease’s friends and classmates.

Gabby Pease, the oldest daughter, is already looking to apply for classes.

“We reached out as soon as it was comfortable for the family, and said ‘Hey we want to help in whatever ways we can,’“said Graydon Stanley, the Vice President of Student Services at NIC.

The NIC foundation is actively collecting donations for the scholarship named in Pease’s honor.

“It’s because of the kind of person she was is why so many people want to help us. It’s because of her,” said Gabby Pease.


These are links to our previous stories on Kelly Pease

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