Nebraska sorority starts scholarship in honor of former sister Abby Uecker

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LINCOLN, Neb. (KOLN) - Alumni and current Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority members are working to start a scholarship in memory of their former sister Abby Uecker. They held a fundraiser on Tuesday at the Nebraska Union Runza to help start the funding.

Abby was killed in a UTV accident in July. She was an up and coming country artist planning to move to Nashville in late Summer.

After her sudden death her friends wanted to make sure her memory lived on forever. Two of her former sisters had the idea to make a Kappa Scholarship in her name.

Just days after her accident, they mad it a reality.

"As a sorority, as a sisterhood, as a friend... it has been very healing to start something that will be in her memory forever and spread the love that she shared with everybody." said Ashley Ficken a sorority sister.

"You know the investigation has come out with new information now so it's been tough to just relive what happened two months ago. But again, we're just putting our energy towards this scholarship and really working to keep her legacy alive." said Megan Videtich a sorority sister.

Tuesday's fundraiser they said had a great turn out raising nearly $2,000.

Megan and Ashley hope to have enough money raised by this spring so they can give out their first scholarship to a Kappa at the end of the year banquet.