School of Education Students Take Part in Remembrance Week

11/8/2018

Three students from the School of Education were named 2018-2019 Remembrance Scholars and took part in this year's Remembrance Week.

  • Katie Berrell of Long Lake, Minnesota, an inclusive elementary and special education major and a member of the Renée Crown University Honors Program.
  • Idris Mohamed of Coon Rapids, Minnesota, a health and exercise science major.
  • Brianna Stahrr of Syracuse. New York, an English education/English and textual studies major.

Remembrance Scholarships 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. The 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.

Scholars are chosen in their junior year through a rigorous, 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 $5,000 scholarships are awarded on the basis of distinguished academic achievement, citizenship and service to the community.

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