The Pepperdine University chapter of fraternity Psi Upsilon has officially exceeded its scholarship fundraising goal of $100,000 — in honor of their brother and classmate Cameron Johnson, who died on Jan. 6, 2016, while studying abroad in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
The endowed scholarship is said to be a testament to Johnson’s selfless character and enthusiasm for life, and will benefit future undergraduate students.
“Witnessing the community unite in Cameron’s name to support future Pepperdine students has been a tremendous blessing to everyone involved,” former chapter president Stuart Slayton said in a statement provided to The Malibu Times. “I will carry this experience in my heart for years to come and could not be more honored to have called Cam my brother and friend. I know that he will continue to change lives in death as he did so often in life.”
Donations from 531 community members, gathered between Nov. 14, 2016 and Dec. 31, 2016, surpassed the fraternity’s original crowdfunded ask. As a result of overwhelming community support, Psi Upsilon has extended the fundraising date to Jan. 31.
For more information, or to donate to the scholarship, visit impact.pepperdine.edu/forCam.