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Partial proceeds from 'One World Concert' used to set up scholarship in honor of student killed in Syria

Part of the proceeds from Tuesday night’s One World Concert are being used to set up a scholarship in Bassel Shahade’s name.
Syracuse (WSYR-TV) -- Part of the proceeds from Tuesday night’s One World Concert are being used to set up a scholarship in Bassel Shahade’s name.

Shahade was a Syracuse University graduate student who was killed in Syria earlier this year.

The film major was working on a documentary about violence in Syria when he was killed.

A series of remembrances were held in his honor on campus Wednesday morning and concluded with a concert in his memory Wednesday night.

In addition to the scholarship, the money from the One World Concert will help create a Syracuse International Film Award inspired by Shahade. It will be awarded to a filmmaker whose work about social issues sparks positive change.

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