Ella French's mother — Elizabeth French — was in attendance, as well as Ella’s partner Carlos Yanez Junior.
He was injured in the same shooting that took Ella’s life.
"It's gonna help, you know, the students that actually get the scholarship and you know they'll remember her forever," said Yanez.
Chicago Police Officer Ella French
DuPage County Board Commissioner Pete DiCianni established the scholarship and hosted the event.
Officer French grew up in DuPage County.