INDIANAPOLIS —Indianapolis Colts owner & CEO Jim Irsay today announced a $25,000 gift to establish the Edwin Jackson Memorial Scholarship, in honor of the Colts linebacker who lost his life on February 4 in a traffic accident in Indianapolis.
The scholarship, which will be a separate fund within the Indianapolis Colts Foundation, will honor Jackson's life and legacy and will be awarded annually to a qualified student applicant. The Colts will work with the Jackson family in the upcoming months to establish the scholarship and determine its guidelines.
"Edwin was such a wonderful young man and was beloved by his family and friends across the country, especially by his Colts family here in Indianapolis," Irsay said. "We are all better people for having known him, and we already miss him so much.
"This scholarship will honor Edwin's memory and his determination, work ethic and character. My family and the entire Colts organization are proud to have been associated with Edwin, and we are honored to help continue his legacy in the future."
Irsay also sent condolences to the family of Jeffrey Monroe of Avon, the Uber driver who lost his life in the same accident.
"Our thoughts and prayers go out to Jeffrey's family and friends during these difficult days," Irsay said. "Although we didn't know Jeffrey, we've heard nothing but extraordinary things about him, and we are just as heartbroken for his loved ones. May both Edwin and Jeffrey rest in peace."Tax-deductible donations to the scholarship fund can be made online atwww.colts.com/memorial** or by mailing to: Edwin Jackson Memorial Scholarship, c/o Indianapolis Colts Foundation, P.O. Box 535000, Indianapolis, IN 46253.
Remembering Edwin Jackson with a visual look back at his time with the Colts.