Legacy Award of the Victims of Pan Am Flight 103, Inc

The Legacy Award of Victims of Pan Am Flight 103, Inc. was established in 2017 to remember the 270 lives lost in the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 on December 21, 1988. 

  • The Legacy Award supports students pursuing advanced degrees in areas of study related to improved national security and terrorism prevention as they prepare for careers focused on keeping citizens safe from the threats of terrorism and preventing the deaths of innocent men, women, and children.
  • Awards will provide up to $5,000 per year, per student.

Eligibility requirements:

  • Individuals who completed their undergraduate degree in the United States, and who are or will be enrolling in a graduate program in the United States are eligible to apply. The award is contingent upon matriculation into a graduate program by the awardee.
  • Successful candidates will demonstrate a capacity for leadership, have a record of high academic or professional achievement, and have clearly defined career interests with evidence of potential for professional accomplishments related to national security and terrorism prevention. All fields of study will be considered.


  • The deadline to submit an application is February 21st.
  • Letters of recommendation must be submitted by February 28th.

How to Apply
To be considered for this award, please submit an application at http://www.emailmeform.com/builder/form/a4Fr3b49nWlQ
Application Outline
The application consists of 4 parts:

  • Basic information about the applicant, including proposed program of study
  • CV/resume and transcripts
  • 2 letters of recommendation
  • 3 short essay questions:
    • Personal Statement (1000 words)
    • Description of how the applicants graduate studies and/or research contribute to improved national security and/or terrorism prevention (1000 words)
    • Open question to allow the applicant to provide other information for the selection committee (250 words)


For questions concerning the Legacy Award and the application please contact: Judy O’Rourke at jlorourk@syr.edu 

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