Four undergraduate students from the School of Information Studies (iSchool) have been selected as Syracuse University Remembrance Scholars for 2019 – 2020.
The scholarships were established as a tribute to the 35 Syracuse University students who were killed in the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland in December of 1988. The students, returning from a semester of study in London and Florence, were among 270 people who perished in the bombing.
Each year, 35 Remembrance Scholarships, each in the amount of $5,000, are awarded to students on the basis of their distinguished academic achievement, citizenship, and service to the community.
Scholars are chosen in their junior year through a rigorous and competitive process. Applicants write three essays as part of a comprehensive application, and finalists are interviewed by members of the selection committee, composed of University faculty, staff and current Remembrance Scholars.
The scholarships are funded through an endowment supported by gifts from alumni, friends, parents and corporations. Significant support for the Remembrance Scholarships has been provided by C. Jean Thompson ’66 and Syracuse University Board of Trustees Chairman Emeritus Richard L. Thompson G’67 in memory of Jean Taylor Phelan Terry ’43 and John F. Phelan, Jean Thompson’s parents; Syracuse University Board of Trustees Chairman Steve Barnes ’82 and Deborah Barnes; and by the Fred L. Emerson Foundation.
“This year’s Remembrance Scholars are an extraordinary group of Syracuse University’s outstanding rising seniors,” says Lawrence Mason, Jr., professor of visual communications in the Newhouse School and chair of the Remembrance Scholar Selection Committee. “They demonstrate excellence in scholarship, representing a wide diversity of academic interests, and come to Syracuse University from both local and global locations. As Remembrance Scholars, they are bound together through their lifelong commitment to serving others. We are excited to work with this wonderful group in the coming academic year.”
The four iSchool students selected as Remembrance Scholars this year are:
- Adam Bayer of Chappaqua, New York, an information management and technology major, a philosophy major in the College of Arts and Sciences and a member of the Renée Crown University Honors Program;
- Joann Li of Shanghai, China, an information management and technology major and a a broadcast and digital journalism major in the Newhouse School of Public Communications;
- Ghufran Salih of Chicago, an information management and technology major; and
- Tyler Youngman of Oswego, New York, an information management and technology major, a music history and cultures major in the College of Arts and Sciences, and a member of the Renée Crown University Honors Program.
View the full list of Remembrance Scholars.
Remembrance Scholars will be recognized during a convocation in Hendricks Chapel on Friday, Oct. 25.