Pepperdine Launches Scholarship After Students Killed In PCH Crash

MALIBU, CA — Pepperdine University this week announced a new scholarship in memory of the four students killed in October in a Pacific Coast Highway crash.

The university worked with the families of the students — Niamh Rolston, Peyston Stewart, Asha Weir and Deslyn Williams — to set up the scholarship, dubbed the Our Four Angels Endowed Scholarship.

The scholarship will support students pursuing an undergraduate degree at Seaver College, the university’s flagship liberal arts school, according to the announcement.

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“These students were bright lights in the Pepperdine community and each one of these students had a special impact on everyone they met. Their absence will long be felt,” Pepperdine officials wrote.

The four senior students, who were 20 and 21 years old, were standing on the side of PCH when they were fatally struck by a driver the night of Oct. 17, according to authorities.

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The driver, Fraser Michael Bohm, 22, has been charged with four counts of murder and four counts of vehicular manslaughter with gross negligence. He was arrested and held on $4 million bail and later released on bond, jail records show.

To make a gift in support of the Our Four Angels Endowed Scholarship and learn more about the four women, visit Pepperdine’s website.

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