ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Two Dougherty County band students now have help to pay for college, thanks to a scholarship fund in honor of a man killed in a crash last year.
Laila's lil Community Angels Malik Inc. gave $500 scholarships to graduating seniors at Dougherty and Monroe High Schools.
It's in honor of Laila Jackson's son Malik Jordan.
The students got the Hashtag Malik Scholarships at class nights earlier this month.
One student said she's grateful.
"It gives me hope honestly seeing someone who's been through as much as she did and still give back in a way," said Tiranda Plummer, Graduate from Dougherty County High School.
"Malik helped many people and I just want to continue his love. I promised myself through the last breath of me, he will live on. This is why it's important to me. It helps me heal," said Laila Jackson, Owner of Laila's lil Community Angels Malik Inc.
Right now the organization is making plans to do fundraisers for the rest of the year.
Those fundraisers will allow Laila's Lil Angels provide three to four more scholarships next year.