West Philly mother creates memorial scholarship in her son's name

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West Philly mother creates memorial scholarship in her son's name
Cynthia Allen keeps the memory of her teenage son, Zion, alive by providing scholarships to students who similarly love music.

PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania (WPVI) -- Cynthia Allen keeps the memory of her teenage son alive by providing scholarships to students who similarly love music.

Her son's name was Zion Sincere Jackson. The 18-year-old had just begun studying composition and music technology at Rutgers University when he lost his life in a car accident.

Allen turned her grief into a new purpose by creating Zion's Project Memorial Scholarship Fund. The nonprofit provides scholarships to students like Avery Ingram, who is taking his violin skills to Rowan University this fall.

To learn more about Zion's Project, watch the video above and visit their website.

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