Scholarship established in memory of Indiana native Peter Kassig


Abdul-Rahman Peter Kassig

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(Feb. 6, 2015) – Butler University established a scholarship in memory of a Hoosier killed by ISIS last year.

Abdul-Rahman (Peter) Kassig was captured by the terrorist group in October 2013 while delivering humanitarian supplies in Syria. A year later, ISIS released a video threatening to kill Kassig, beheading him as it had other captives.

Kassig’s parents–Ed and Paula Kassig–pleaded with the group to release their son. In November 2014, the family learned that Kassig had been killed.

Butler has established a humanitarian scholarship fund in Kassig’s memory. Donations can be made online at, click on “Make a gift today,” fill out the form with the “Other” option and indicate that the gift is “In memory of Abdul-Rahman Peter Kassig.”

Donations are also being accepted by mail. Checks should be made payable to Butler University, with “In memory of Abdul-Rahman Peter Kassig” written on the memo line.

Checks can be mailed to:

University Advancement
Butler University
4600 Sunset Ave.
Jordan Hall, room 140
Indianapolis, IN 46208

The university also recognized Kassig Thursday night through poetry, songs and anecdotes. Kassig attended Butler from 2011-2012 as a political science student.

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