BENEFITING: Indiana University Foundation
Tricia Elaine Black was an extraordinary graduate of Indiana University. As a cherished student and friend, she is remembered for her courage, joy, and abiding message of hope that will inspire generations to come. Tricia's memory lives on in countless ways. For the last 7 years, the Tricia E. Black Memorial Scholarship fund has provided a merit-based scholarship for a graduating high school senior of Tricia's alma mater, North Central High School.
We are now launching a fundraising campaign to create an academic scholarship in memory of Tricia at Indiana University (IU). Tricia’s fellow IU alumni and friends are dedicated to supporting emerging leaders who carry with them the academic talent and commitment to community action and public service Tricia embodied throughout her remarkable life. With your help, we can endow the IU scholarship and continue to honor Tricia's legacy.
Additional background on Tricia:
Tricia attended Indiana University-Bloomington for college, where she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. In 2001, Tricia graduated magna cum laude from Indiana University School of Law-Bloomington, where she was elected to the Orders of Coif and Barristers. Her law school class awarded her the "Outstanding Contribution to Student Life Award" for truly magnificent leadership and services to the law school community.
Tricia practiced law at the Chicago, Illinois law firm of Neal Gerber & Eisenberg before returning to Indianapolis in 2003, where she last served as a law clerk to the Indiana Court of Appeals. Tricia was diagnosed with stage IV metastatic melanoma in May 2005. Shortly after her diagnosis, she and her friends created Teb's Troops, a non-for-profit organization dedicated to providing funding for cancer research and treatment. Tricia chronicled her battle with cancer, oftentimes with brutal honesty, on her blog at www.tebspage.blogspot.com. For these collective efforts in her fight against cancer, she was named a Hoosier Hero by Fox 59 and was named a Torchbearer by the Indiana Cancer Center.