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Citadel establishes scholarship to honor Charleston journalist

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) -

An athletic scholarship has been setup at the Citadel in the name of longtime journalist and author Ken Burger.  

The Ken Burger Athletic Memorial Scholarship will be awarded to a South Carolina student athlete.  

Burger addressed in one of his columns that the rosters of both local college women's teams that he covered at the time were made up of athletes from other states and countries. This scholarship would serve to recruit and encourage local talent to remain at local institutions.

Though Burger graduated from the University of Georgia,  Andy Solomon, a close friend says, "he admired their military tradition and spent many hours on the campus at various athletic events during his years as Executive Sports Editor for The Post and Courier." 

Burger passed away in October after a lengthy bout with cancer. He was 65 years old.

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