Cedar Named Remembrance Scholar

Tori Cedar '18

Tori Cedar '18

October 27, 2017
  

As a means to honor 35 students who were killed in the December 21, 1988 bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland, the Remembrance Scholarships were founded. Remembrance Scholars are chosen in their junior year through a highly competetive process. Of the 35 Remembrance Scholarship recipients, three are majoring in Psychology. See what Tori Cedar '18 had to say about the impact that receiving the scholarship has made in her education, professional, and personal life.

"I remember getting the email. I remember where I was, who I was with, etc. The feeling was like no other. It was what I've dreamed of as a first semester freshmen on this campus, when a mentor figure, Angel Winston, was a scholar. Fast forward three years later, I sit here as a Remembrance Scholar trying to answer the question...'What does the scholarship mean to you?' It's a hard question because there are truly no words for this kind of honor. The love and dedication I have to Look Back and Act Forward is a responsibility different than any other kind. This scholarship means living on through Alexander Lowenstein – a fellow Syracuse University student that was very similar to me. He was an English major who dreamed of becoming a clinical psychiatrist. He was a beach kid, a surfer, a best friend, an amazing brother/son, and a guy who made sure everyone around him felt his genuine love and warmth. This scholarship means representing this University, these communities (both in Syracuse and in Lockerbie, Scotland), and most importantly Alex's family – making each component the most proud in knowing that i'm doing everything in my ability to represnt Alex with the utmost love and respect."