At the time of Lauren’s illness, she was completing a masters degree in history at Portland State University.  Her goal was to become a professor so that she could share her love of history with others.

In Lauren’s honor, a memorial scholarship program has been established at PSU. This scholarship will be granted bianually to a deserving graduate student of history to assist with his or her thesis research. In this way, we hope to keep Lauren’s dream of sharing history with others alive.

If you would like to contribute to the Lauren Banasky Memorial Fund:
Write a check payable to: Portland State University
In the Memo field write: Lauren Banasky Memorial Fund
Mail Checks to: Office of University Development
c/o: Portland State University
PO Box 751
Portland, OR 97207-0751