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Family launches scholarship fundraiser for Shawn Kuhn, UGA student who died of COVID-19 | Campus News

The Sean Kun family established the Sean Kun Memorial Scholarship Fund for Students at his alma mater, Perry High School, to continue his legacy of outstanding moral character.

Kuhn He was a final year student at the University of Georgia and died on October 11 at the age of 21, after battling pneumonia caused by the novel coronavirus for nearly six weeks. He was known to have been fully vaccinated.

“Sean had a big heart, especially for the underdog. He always stood up for the less fortunate or those who couldn’t necessarily stand up for themselves” Timothy ConnSean Kun’s father.

Sean Conn was best known as a strong academic and athletic student who was studying to become a physical therapist. However, this box was created to look beyond these characteristics and focus on the happiness and light he brought to the people around him.

“He deserves for others to continue his ordeal in life. As his mother, I want to go on and make him proud. The scholarship will benefit others who have the same slave heart as my son” Roxanne KonSean Kun’s mother.

According to Sean Cohn’s sister, Sharla Brooke Cohn, the family is now accepting donations to the scholarship fund with the goal of reaching $25,000. Reaching this goal will allow the scholarship to be awarded, allowing the family to donate a minimum of $1,000 each year. Sharla Brock-Kohn said scholarship recipients will have a “reasonable” minimum GPA to meet, but that selection will be based on an ethical standard. Once the scholarship is awarded and organized, the Kuhn family hopes to expand it for UGA students to apply to.

As of November 18, the fundraising foundation has raised $3,675.

“Sean had the biggest heart of anyone we’ve ever known,” said Sharla Brooke-Conn. “Knowing how important an education is to him, we know that he will want to help others have the same opportunity to learn and grow as me.”

Fundraising can be found Here.



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