Sample Remembrance Scholar Application

Below is a SAMPLE Remembrance Application. To apply to be a Remembrance Scholar you must complete an online application. The online Remembrance Application is available between November 10 and January 21 each academic year.

SAMPLE REMEMBRANCE SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

The Remembrance Scholarship is one of the highest awards a Syracuse University student can receive and is awarded to seniors chosen for distinguished scholarship, citizenship, and service to the community. The mission of the Remembrance Scholars is to educate the campus community about terrorism by relating Syracuse University’s Pan Am Flight 103 experience to more current events. Through education, all 270 lost in the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103, especially our 35 students, are remembered and honored. The motto of the Remembrance Scholars is to “Look Back and Act Forward.”

The Pan Am Flight 103/Lockerbie Air Disaster Archives at Syracuse University Libraries is dedicated to personalizing and memorializing all 270 victims of the disaster, and document the work of investigators, advocates, and the victims’ families towards justice and improved aviation security. Applicants are strongly encouraged to visit the Archives, and should reference their research in their answers to the following questions.

The Archives are located on the sixth floor of Bird Library, and are open Monday-Friday from 9am-5pm. Please check the Syracuse University Libraries’ website for information on additional seasonal hours. You can contact the Pan Am Flight 103 Archivist at pa103archives@syr.edu or 315.443.0632 with specific inquiries about the collections

Begin your research online at http://archives.syr.edu/panam

STEP 1: REMEMBRANCE APPLICATION INFORMATION

Welcome to the Remembrance Scholarship application. Please read the following before starting you application.

  • Only students who will graduate from Syracuse University in either December or May of the upcoming academic year are eligible to apply.
  • Complete all parts of the application form.
  • You can work on any part of the application in any order.
  • You can save your work as you go (by clicking “Save Draft”) and return to work on it later.
  • You can continue to work on your saved application at any time until the deadline, 11:59pn (Eastern Time Zone), January 21.

REMEMBRANCE APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Answer all biographical questions.
  2. Write three short essays (no longer than 500 words each).
  3. Request two (2) letters of recommendation. Complete the information on the request form. You must complete separate forms for each recommender. Your recommender will be sent an email with instructions for submitting the recommendations.
    • One letter of recommendation must be from a faculty member who has taught, advised, mentored or supervised you.
    • The second letter of recommendation may be from an individual who knows you in a professional capacity (employer or supervisor), or it may be from another professor.
    • You must use a valid email address for each recommender for this to be successful. When each of your recommenders completes their letter and submits it to the Remembrance Scholar Selection Committee, you will see confirmation on your Application Overview page (viewable by clicking “My Application” in the left sidebar).
  4. Submit an unofficial transcript from Syracuse University and an official transcript from any other single institution from which you earned 10 or more credits.

HELPFUL HINTS

  • Request letters of recommendation early and confirm with your recommenders that they have submitted their materials.
  • Proofread to ensure that all parts of the application are complete, accurate, and well written.
  • After you have completed the online application, click “Submit.”
  • Your application will not be considered unless all sections, including the letters of recommendation, are completed and you successfully submit the application.
  • Once you click “Submit,” your application will be sent to the Remembrance Scholar Selection Committee and you CANNOT change it.
  • After your application is complete and has been submitted to the Remembrance Scholar Selection Committee, you will be able to view it.

Completed application must be submitted online by 11:59pm (Eastern Time Zone), January 21. Questions should be directed to Kate Hanson, 315.44.32759 or khanso01@syr.edu.

Frequently Asked Questions

Application Timeline

STEP 2: APPLICANT INFORMATION

APPLICANT INFORMATION

  • First Name
  • Middle Initial
  • Last Name
  • Suffix (Jr., Sr., etc.)

SUID# (Be sure to accurately enter your SUID# without any spaces or dashes)

  • SUID#

Current Campus Address

  • Street Address
  • City
  • State
  • Zip Code
  • Phone

Email Address (Be sure to accurately enter your correct email address)

  • Email Address

Will you be studying off campus during the spring term?

  • Please select     Yes     No

Permanent (Home) Address

  • Street Address
  • City
  • State
  • Zip Code
  • Phone

Please select your college of enrollment (Check all that apply)

  • School of Architecture
  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • School of Education
  • College of Engineering and Computer Science
  • Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics
  • School of Information Studies
  • Whitman School of Management
  • Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs
  • Newhouse School of Public Communications
  • College of Visual and Performing Arts
  • University College

List all Majors

List all Minors

Term/Year of Graduation (Select)

Did you transfer a total of 10 or more credits from a single institution?

  • Yes
  • No

Note: You must be an undergraduate student enrolled at Syracuse University graduating in December or May of the upcoming academic year to qualify for this scholarship.

STEP 3: BIOGRAPHIC INFORMATION

Please provide the biographical information requested below. Explanations are important to the Selection Committee; descriptions or explanations should be brief and concise. Be sure to include dates.

ACADEMIC HONORS

Describe Syracuse University academic awards and/or significant achievements. List the most recent first.

  • Honor or award
  • Date of award or honor
  • Brief description

Additional Honors or Awards (max 9)

VOLUNTEER, CIVIC ENGAGEMENT, AND LEADERSHIP EXPERIENCES

Describe all unpaid volunteer and community service activities in which you have participated during your college years. Do not include high school activities unless the activity has continued into your college volunteer activities. Please provide a concise and clear explanation for you involvement and impact of your service and/or leadership position for each activity. List the most recent first.

  • Activity
  • Dates (start/end)
  • # of hours/week
  • Brief description

Additional Activities (max 9)

WORK EXPERIENCE

List all college jobs/paid work experiences and provide a detailed description of your duties and responsibilities. Do not include high school work experience unless the experience has continued into your college work activity. List the most recent first.

  • Employer/Position
  • Dates (start/end)
  • Brief description

Additional Work Experience (max 9)

OTHER PERTINENT INFORMATION

If there is other information that the Remembrance Scholar Selection Committee should know about you that is not included in this section or in the essays in STEP 3, please include it here (limit 500 words).

OFFICE OF ACADEMIC INTEGRITY AND OFFICE OF STUDENT RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES REPORTING

Because Remembrance Scholars hold a position of leadership on campus and bear the honor of representing the victims of the Pan Am 103 bombing, the Remembrance Scholar Selection Committee will request and review reports of both past and unresolved cases with both the Office of Academic Integrity and Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities. A past, resolved case does not preclude your consideration for the Remembrance Scholarship nor will it automatically disqualify you. An active case still under investigation and pending hearing may disqualify you from consideration. If you are invited to interview, you will likely be asked to elaborate on the situation.

If you have a case on your past or present record with either the Office of Academic Integrity of Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities and would like to provide additional information to the selection committee, please do so here (limit 500 words).

STEP 4: ESSAY QUESTIONS

The purpose of this scholarship is to honor and remember all 270 individuals tragically lost through an act of terrorism that resulted in the crash of Pan Am Flight 103 in Lockerbie, Scotland on December 21, 1988, especially the 35 Syracuse University students who perished that day. The following essays give the applicant an opportunity to reflect on the past, present, and future significance of this tragedy. Frame your responses in what you consider relevant personal, institutional, and global contexts or themes.

  1. More than 25 years have passed since the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103. For Essay #1, answer one of the following questions (limit 500 words):
    • Why do you believe Syracuse University should continue to remember the Pan Am 103 tragedy?
    • What are the implications of Pan Am 103 now, in light of current events?
  2. Provide a narrative description of yourself. Your essay should describe one or more of the following: your personal history; influences on your intellectual development; educational and cultural opportunities which you have explored; the ways in which these experiences have affected you. You can include your special interests and abilities, career plans, or life goals. The essay should not be a repeat of facts already listed in any other part of this application (limit 500 words).
  3. Individual nations and the global community face complex and challenging issues. What do you believe is the most critical issue facing the U.S. and/or the international community? Why? (limit 500 words)

STEP 5: LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION

You must request two (2) letters of recommendation.

  • One letter of recommendation must be from a faculty member who has taught, advised, mentored or supervised you.
  • The second letter of recommendation may be from an individual who knows you in a professional capacity (employer or supervisor), or it may be from another professor.
  • You must complete separate forms for each recommender and each form must include a valid email address for the recommender. Once you have completed and submitted, an email will automatically be sent to your chosen recommender asking him or her to submit a letter of recommendation on your behalf. When your recommender completes the letter and submits it to the Remembrance Scholar Selection Committee, you will be able to see that the letter has been received but you will not have access to the confidential letter of recommendation.
  • Click on “Return to Menu” and then “Add or Edit Requests” to register your recommenders

INSTRUCTIONS FOR LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION

Applications are not complete and cannot be considered by the Selection Committee until both letters of recommendation have been received.

It is the applicant’s responibility to follow up with each recommender to ensure that letters of recomendation are submitted by the recommendation deadline of January 21 by 11:59pm (Eastern Time Zone).

STEP 6: TRANSCRIPTS

Please upload a PDF copy of your unofficial Syracuse University transcript in the upload field below (maximum size 300MB).

If you earned 10 or more credits at any other institution, upload an official copy of your transcript from that institution(s) as well (maximum size 300MB). (This requirement does not apply to Advanced Placement, AP credits).

STEP 7: AGREEMENT

I understand that selection as a Remembrance Scholar carries with it an obligation to take part in the Remembrance Convocation and Remembrance Week (unless study abroad precludes it), and that Scholar will receive public attention including coverage in SU News and various local newspapers and other media.

Student Rights and Responsibility (judicial) reports and Academic Integrity reports will be reviewed by the Remembrance Scholar Selection Committee. By submitting this application for consideration, I give the Remembrance Scholar Selection Committee permission to obtain these reports.

I affirm that the information contained herein is true and accurate to the best of my knowledge and belief.