The family of Jill Bailey Chenet, the 2003 Washington and Lee alumna who drowned off the Outer Banks of North Carolina in July, has established a scholarship with the Salem Education Foundation in her memory.
Jill graduated from Salem (Va.) High School and taught hearing-impaired students at The River School in Washington, D.C.
According to the criteria, which Jill's brother, Jason, outlined, the scholarship will be awarded to a student who "demonstrates a leadership role in school, exhibits a compassionate heart, has a passion for teaching, is active in athletics and is an A/B honor roll student.”
Announcement of the scholarship was made in December and cited in a story about Jill and the Bailey family in a Roanoke Times blog.
Contributions to the Salem scholarship can be sent to the Salem Education Foundation, P.O. Box 1461, Salem, VA 24153. A second scholarship in Jill's memory was established at The River School.