About the Scholars Program

In the aftermath of the Pan Am 103 bombing, Syracuse University, as an institution, promised that we would not forget our students and we would hold their memories in our hearts in the best way we knew how – by learning and teaching so that tragedies like Pan Am 103 would not be repeated.

The Remembrance Scholars – 35 senior students at the University – and the Lockerbie Scholars – 2 students from Lockerbie, Scotland who study at Syracuse for one year – are one way that Syracuse University strives to fulfill our promise to remember all 270, especially the 35 students killed in the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 while returning home from study abroad through Syracuse University. Through these scholarships, the University encourages our students to exchange ideas and to educate themselves and the entire campus community about the devastating effects of terrorism. These students are future leaders, and their recognition as Remembrance or Lockerbie Scholars reflect the close bonds that have formed between our two communities, as well as our strong desire to remember and to learn.