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I-Team: Scholarship Fund Started to Honor Missing Girl
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LAS VEGAS -- This Thursday marks four years since the disappearance of Everlyse Cabrera. The two-year-old went missing from her North Las Vegas foster home.

Though a legal battle over her loss has yet to be resolved in its entirety, one piece of it promises to impact the lives of other at risk kids.

This year, a scholarship in Everlyse's memory will soon be announced to benefit other foster kids.

Everlyse disappeared June 10, 2006. According to her foster parents, Everlyse used a stool to unlock the front door and disappear into the night.

A lawsuit brought by Everlyse's biological parents against her foster parents, Manny and Vhee Carrascall, and against Clark County, resulted in a $300,000 settlement, the bulk of which is still in dispute.

However, a $35,000 scholarship from those monies has been awarded to Child Focus. The non-profit plans to use The Everlyse Everlasting Education Fund to provide in-home tutoring services to foster kids who are struggling academically.

"What Child Focus wants to do is create a memory in Everlyse's name so that you take such a tragic and heart-wrenching situation and potentially benefit so many other children and hopefully for many years to come," said Christine Lindholm with Child Focus.

Child Focus plans to announce the scholarship at an event Thursday.

In the meantime, leads regarding Everlyse's whereabouts have long ago dried up. If you have any information about her disappearance, no matter how small, please contact the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children at 1-800-THE-LOST.

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