JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) _ The family, friends and colleagues of a former Arkansas State University journalism instructor have endowed a memorial scholarship in her honor following her death.

The university this week announced the Bonnie Thrasher Memorial Scholarship. Thrasher was a longtime multimedia journalism instructor who died suddenly in March. She also served as adviser to the university’s student newspaper.

Thrasher joined the A-State faculty in 1993 and taught news reporting, editing and design.

The annual award is based off of earnings from the endowment and will go to a full-time journalism student who has completed at least 30 hours at the university.