LA CROSSE, Wis. -

Friends and family hope to create a lasting legacy for a lost loved one while helping other students.

An endowment has been set up at UW-La Crosse which creates a scholarship to remember the late Neala Frye.

Police found her body about a week ago in Onalaska after a night of drinking at a nearby bar.

Her former roommate established the fund through the UW-L Foundation. Starting in the near future, a marketing student will be awarded a $1,000 scholarship.

The hope is to help a student who wants to make a difference in the world like Neala. "Anything would be greatly appreciated and it's all going towards something absolutely great for Neala's name and her legacy," said Neala's good friend and roommate Tyler Zibrowski.

"The scholarship is intended to go to somebody who is very bright, who has financial need, and also is involved in the community and the university and displays the same outgoing, loving, and creative personality that Neala herself demonstrated," said Al Trapp from the UW-L Foundation.

If you'd like to make a donation to the endowment, there are a number of ways to do so. You can call (608) 785-8489 or click here for the UW-L Foundation's website. You can also send checks to:
Neala Frye Scholarship
P.O. Box 1148
La Crosse, WI 54601