deborah coquillon portraitThe Deborah A. Coquillon Memorial Award was established in 2011 by the family of Deborah Anne Bonk Coquillon. Deb dedicated more than twenty years to the students and faculty of Syracuse University, including in the Honors Program and as Director of Career Exploration Services in the College of Arts and Sciences. She was a devoted advocate for students’ success at Syracuse University and in life. In the last years of her life, Deb lived in Washington, D.C., where she was a dedicated public servant.

The award will be given to an exceptional College of Arts and Sciences graduating senior who demonstrates the need for financial assistance in order to pursue his or her post-graduation goals. Just as Deb encouraged each student she advised to pursue his or her unique gifts and talents, the selection committee invites applications from students with a variety of backgrounds, interests, and career goals. Like Deb, the awardee should be committed to assisting and/or advocating for others.

Eligibility: Students graduating in December 2014, May 2015 or August 2015 may apply.
A cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher is encouraged.
Applicants must provide:
1. resume
2. personal statement
3. letter of recommendation
Please visit the CAS awards and scholarships web site for additional information
Award: $1,500
Deadline: Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Contact:  Jodi Carr, Assistant to the Associate Dean, Advising and Academic Support, The College of Arts and Sciences, 323 Hall of Languages, jcarr@syr.edu, 315-443-1643.

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