Four College of Visual and Performing Arts (VPA) students are among the 35 students chosen by Syracuse University’s Remembrance Scholar Selection Committee to be the 2021-22 Remembrance Scholars.
The scholarships, now in their 32nd year, were founded as a tribute to—and means of remembering—the 35 students who were killed in the Dec. 21, 1988, bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland. Those students, who were returning from a semester of study in London and Florence, were among the 270 people who perished in the bombing. The scholarships are funded through an endowment supported by gifts from alumni, friends, parents and corporations.
The VPA students selected are:
- Samantha Armetta of West Islip, New York, a communication and rhetorical studies major in the Department of Communication and Rhetorical Studies and a member of the Renée Crown University Honors Program.
- Coreynne Henry of Glenview, Illinois, an art photography major in the Department of Transmedia.
- Micayla MacDougall of Syracuse, New York, a music education major in the Setnor School of Music and the School of Education.
- Caleb Sheedy of New Paltz, New York, an acting major in the Department of Drama.
Remembrance Scholars are chosen in their junior year through a rigorous, competitive process. Applicants submitted an essay and a reflective response in multimedia, artistic, musical or written format as part of a comprehensive application, and finalists were interviewed by members of the selection committee, composed of University faculty, staff and current Remembrance Scholars. The $5,000 scholarships are awarded on the basis of scholarship, leadership and service to the community.