Columbus State University has started a scholarship fund to honor a former professor who died last month.
The Bill Chappell Memorial Scholarship will assist students in Columbus State's Master of Public Administration program which Chappell founded in 1983, establishing a path for more than 1,500 degree holders, including many of Georgia's civic and law enforcement leaders.
Chappell died at 62 on Jan. 7 after a long battle with cancer.
The new scholarship fund will help MPA students with tuition and book costs.
The CSU Foundation is hoping to raise $50,000. If interested, call 706-568-2028.