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Remembrance Application Update

The Remembrance staff has been made aware that, due to a technical error, some applicants may have received a premature notice that the application period for the Remembrance Scholarship had closed. This issue has now been resolved.

Due to this error, the deadline for 2018-2019 Remembrance Scholar applications has been extended to Wednesday, January 24 at 3pm.


Professor Lawrence Mason Appointed as University’s Remembrance and Lockerbie Ambassador

Chancellor Kent Syverud has appointed Lawrence Mason Jr., professor of multimedia, photography and design in the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, as the first Syracuse University Remembrance and Lockerbie ambassador. In this new capacity, Mason will play leadership roles with the Remembrance Scholar Selection Committee, Lockerbie Scholar selection, defining and enhancing the Remembrance and Lockerbie Scholar experience, and continuing to deepen and strengthen sustainable bonds between Syracuse University, the families of Pan Am Flight 103 victims and the Lockerbie region of southern Scotland. Click here to read more about Professor Mason’s new role.

Two Remembrance Scholars are Finalists for Prestigious Nationally Competitive Scholarship Awards

Two Syracuse University students have been named finalists for three of the United States’ most prestigious nationally competitive scholarship awards: the Marshall Scholarship, the Mitchell Scholarship and the Rhodes Scholarship.

Zainab Abdali, a 2017-2018 Remembrance Scholar and member of the  Renée Crown University Honors Program , was selected as a finalist for the Marshall Scholarship.

Cameron MacPherson ’16, a 2015-2016 Remembrance Scholar and member of the  Renée Crown University Honors Program , was selected as a finalist for the Mitchell Scholarship and a district finalist for the Rhodes Scholarship.

You can read more about Abdali and MacPherson’s studies and accomplishments in this recent article from Syracuse University News.

Rose-Laying Ceremony and Remembrance Convocation to be Held Friday

The 2017-18 Convocation for Remembrance Scholars, honoring 35 outstanding students from this year’s senior class, will be held Friday, Oct. 27, at 3 p.m. in Hendricks Chapel.

The Convocation will be preceded by the annual Rose-Laying Ceremony at 2:03 p.m. at the Place of Remembrance, located in front of the Hall of Languages. This ceremony honors the 270 people, including 35 students studying abroad through Syracuse University, who were killed in the Dec. 21, 1988, bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland. The ceremony also honors 2002-03 Lockerbie Scholar Andrew McClune, who died in 2002.

Learn more about Friday’s Remembrance Week events here.

Remembrance Week Begins Tonight with Candlelight Vigil

Syracuse University’s Remembrance Week 2017 will be held on campus Sunday, Oct. 22, through Saturday, Oct. 28. The weeklong series of events honors the 270 people, including 35 students studying abroad through Syracuse University, who lost their lives in the terrorist bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland, on Dec. 21, 1988. Read more about the Week’s events here.

Hendricks Chapel Dean’s Convocation Brings Campus Together in Spirit and Song on Sunday Evenings

Every Sunday evening at 7 p.m., Hendricks Chapel comes alive. Members of the Syracuse University community come together for the Dean’s Convocation, a spirited gathering featuring music and reflection. This Sunday’s convocation will focus on the theme of memories, and will lead into a candlelight vigil hosted by the Syracuse University Remembrance Scholars to begin the University’s annual Remembrance Week. Read more.

Schedule of Events for Remembrance Week 2017

The Remembrance and Lockerbie Scholars have planned a series of wonderful events and installations for Remembrance Week 2017, beginning with the Candlelight Vigil on Sunday, October 22 and concluding with the Rose Laying Ceremony and Remembrance Scholar Convocation on Friday, October 27. The full schedule of events is available on our events page. Join the Scholars as they Look Back and Act Forward in memory of the victims of Pan Am Flight 103.