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Virginia Tech memorial scholarship established for missing Deep Run graduate

Posted at 2:54 PM, Mar 13, 2015
and last updated 2015-03-13 14:54:32-04

GLEN ALLEN, Va. -- Days after the U.S. Coast Guard ended its search for Virginia Tech student Cameron Smook, a memorial scholarship was established for the Deep Run High School graduate. Smook, a senior majoring in mining and minerals engineering in the College of Engineering, was seen on security video falling off a Carnival cruise ship Sunday.

"Our family sincerely appreciates your continued prayers and support at this most difficult time," the Smook family said in a statement released Wednesday. The Smook family  then established the Cameron Smook Memorial Scholarship.

Contributions can be made to the Cameron Smook Memorial Scholarship online under the “enter your own” designation or by mailing donations to:

Gift Accounting (MC0336)
Virginia Tech
902 Prices Fork Road
Blacksburg, VA 24061

Smook, 21, was scheduled to graduate from Virginia Tech this spring with a degree in Mining Engineering.