The link between study abroad and high academic achievement at Syracuse University is once again evident in the announcement of the 2010 University Scholars and 2010-2011 Remembrance Scholars. Seven of the 12 University Scholars and 23 of the 35 Remembrance Scholars have participated or will be participating in an SU Abroad program.
The designation of University Scholar is the highest undergraduate academic honor bestowed by Syracuse University. The Scholars are nominated by the schools and colleges and selected by the SU Scholars Selection Committee, a subcommittee of the University Senate Academic Affairs Committee, who considers each student's scholarly achievement, including the relevance and integration of activities both within and outside the classroom.
The 2010 University Scholars who participated in an SU Abroad program are:
The Remembrance Scholarships were founded as a tribute to the 35 student victims of the December 21, 1988 bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland. The students, who were returning from a semester of study abroad in London and Florence, were among 270 people who perished in the bombing. Remembrance Scholars are chosen in their junior year on the basis of distinguished academic achievement, citizenship, and service to community. Applicants for the $5,000 scholarship undergo a competitive and rigorous process which includes a written essay and an interview with members of the selection committee, comprised of faculty, staff, and students.
The Remembrance Scholars with SU Abroad ties include:
Nearly fifty percent of SU undergrads graduate with at least one SU Abroad international experience. The ratio of University and Remembrance Scholarship winners with study abroad background has been consistently high in recent years, ranging from 25 percent of recipients in 2005 to over 90 percent in 2008.
Syracuse University Abroad (SU Abroad) consistently ranks among the highest quality international education programs in the United States. More than 2,000 students from both Syracuse University and colleges across the country study abroad with SU every year. SU Abroad programs foster scholarship in action through a combination of world travel, academic excellence, internships, and community collaboration. The University currently operates eight centers: Beijing, Florence, Hong Kong Istanbul, London, Madrid, Santiago, and Strasbourg. Through the World Partners program, SU students may also study in over 25 additional countries including Australia, Chile, Ecuador, Israel, India, Japan, Korea, Russia, Turkey, and a variety of locations in Africa. Visit http://suabroad.syr.edu to learn more.