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Remembrance Scholar Applications Now Open

Are you a rising senior? If so, you are invited to learn more about the Remembrance Scholars Program.

The Remembrance Scholarship is one of the highest honors a Syracuse University student can receive. Those selected are chosen on the basis of scholarship, leadership and service to the community, including service to the military, ROTC, first responder or other community organizations.

You can learn more about the Remembrance Scholar application process in this article from Syracuse University News. Additional information about the Remembrance Scholarship application process and a link to access the application are available on the Become a Scholar page of the Remembrance website.

A Scholar’s Special Journey Through Remembrance

Katie Berrell at Rose Laying Ceremony
Katie Berrell at 2018 Rose Laying Ceremony

Even though he passed away nearly a decade before she was born, Steven Russell Berrell has always been a strong presence in the life of his niece, Katie, a Syracuse University senior. This year, Katie has had the opportunity to create a new special bond with her Uncle Steve. A native of Orono, Minnesota, Katie is an inclusive elementary and special education major in the School of Education, a member of the Renée Crown University Honors Program and a 2018-19 Remembrance Scholar. She is representing Steve during her scholar year, and she is the first direct relative to represent one of the 35 Syracuse University student victims in the Remembrance Scholar Program’s 29-year history. Read more about Katie and her Uncle Steve on Syracuse University News.

Pan Am 103 Remembrance Service to Mark 30th Anniversary on Dec. 21

The dean and chaplains of Hendricks Chapel will conduct a remembrance service on Friday, Dec. 21, at 2:03 p.m. in the chapel’s Noble Room to honor the 270 people who died aboard Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland, on the same date 30 years ago. Thirty-five students studying through SU’s Division of International Programs Abroad (now SU Abroad) were lost in the tragedy. For more information, read the full story on Syracuse University News, or contact Hendricks Chapel at 315.443.2901.

2018-2019 Remembrance Scholar Dina Eldawy receives Marshall Scholarship

Dina Eldawy

Dina Eldawy has been named a 2019 recipient of the prestigious Marshall Scholarship. She is an international relations major in the College of Arts and Sciences and the Maxwell School and a citizenship and civic engagement major in the Maxwell School. She is the second Marshall Scholar in the University’s history. Read more about Eldawy’s achievement in the Syracuse University News story at this link.

Pan Am 103 Remembrance Trees to be Planted on South Campus

University College has organized a tree planting project with departments across campus to commemorate the 30thanniversary of the Pan Am 103 bombing over Lockerbie, Scotland.


Working with Larry Mason, professor of visual communications in the Newhouse School and Syracuse University Remembrance and Lockerbie ambassador, University College responded to Chancellor Kent Syverud’s request that schools and colleges across campus consider initiating a positive project to help commemorate this significant anniversary.

Learn more about the commemorative tree planting project and register as a volunteer at this link.

Remembrance Week, Commemorative Activities Will Honor the Victims of Pan Am Flight 103

This year marks the 30th anniversary of the bombing of Pan Am 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland, on Dec. 21, 1988. Syracuse University and the University’s Remembrance and Lockerbie Scholars have planned events and activities—from exhibitions to panel discussions to a candlelight vigil—to honor the 270 people, including 35 students studying abroad through Syracuse University, who lost their lives in the tragedy. Read the full Syracuse University News article about commemorative activities at this link.

Remembrance Scholar named 2018 Seinfeld Scholar

Each year Syracuse University honors the talents of outstanding faculty or students through a program made possible by a generous gift from Judith Greenberg Seinfeld ’56, a distinguished  alumna of Syracuse University and member of the University’s Board of Trustees.

The Seinfeld Scholar Program recognizes those who have made outstanding contributions to the beauty of the world, to human values and to ending human abuse anywhere in the world, and acknowledges the recipient’s passion for excellence, creativity and originality in academic or artistic fields. Those chosen are determined to have the ability to motivate and bring out the best in others. Designation as a Seinfeld Scholar is intended to encourage and stimulate future contributions to society. Students are eligible for the award every three years. Each recipient receives a cash prize.

Justine Paul ’18, a University Scholar and Remembrance Scholar, is one of two students to be named a Seinfeld Scholar this year. The other recipient is Tammy Hong. You can read more about both recipients in this recent article from Syracuse University News.

Two Remembrance Scholars among Fulbright Recipients

Two 2017-2018 Remembrance Scholars are among the Syracuse University students and alumnae to receive Fulbright Grants for the 2018-2019 academic year. Overall, six students and three alumnae were selected to participate in the Fulbright English Teaching Assistant (ETA) Program. Two students have received study/research grants. The research grants and ETAs are awarded through the Fulbright U.S. Student Program from the U.S. Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board. The Fulbright program allows university graduates to immerse themselves in culture and language in a foreign country teaching English or engaging in a research or study program.

Zainaib Abdali ’18, a 2017-2018 Remembrance Scholar and member of the Renée Crown University Honors Program, was a awarded an English Teaching Assistantship in Kenya.

Angie Pati ’18, a 2017-2018 Remembrance Scholar, was awarded an English Teaching Assistantship in South Africa.

Learn more about the program and this year’s recipients in today’s article from Syracuse University News.

Four Remembrance Scholars named as University Scholars

The distinction of being named a University Scholar is the highest undergraduate honor bestowed by Syracuse University. This year, four Remembrance Scholars are among the 12 graduating students selected as University Scholars. They are:

  • Jacob Gedetsis, S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, College of Arts and Sciences;
  • Joshua McMaster, College of Visual and Performing Arts;
  • Jacqueline Page, S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, College of Arts and Sciences, Renée Crown University Honors Program;
  • Justine Paul, College of Engineering and Computer Science

Read more about the University Scholars in today’s Syracuse University News.