The Dru Sjodin Memorial Scholarship celebrates the life and vibrant spirit of former UND student, Dru Sjodin, by turning grief into triumph and continuing her legacy of involvement. This scholarship provides funding toward tuition and fees for a full academic year. All students entering their sophomore, junior or senior year are encouraged to apply. Preference may be given to: (1) A native of North Dakota or Minnesota; (2) Someone who demonstrates financial need; or (3) An active member of Gamma Phi Beta sorority.
2015 Recipient: Morgan Devine
University of North Dakota student Morgan Devine has earned the honor of being named the winner of the 2015 Dru Sjodin Memorial Scholarship.
Devine, a Hillsboro, N.D., native, is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Psychology through the College of Arts & Sciences. She has served various positions on the Association of Residence Halls Board, including a position as National Communications Coordinator, and sat on the Building Committee for the renovation of Wilkerson Hall.
She spearheaded the initiative to develop a Safety Escort Manual when four friends confided in her after being attacked on campus.
Devine’s scholarship award was celebrated earlier this month at a luncheon at the Gorecki Alumni Center. As recipient of this honor, Devine is asked to honor Sjodin’s memory by promoting women’s safety and violence prevention over the next year, and she says that she wants the implementation of the Safety Escort Service to be her legacy.
“I want to impact the sense of security that women have,” Devine wrote in her scholarship application. “This scholarship would give me the opportunity to further my knowledge of how to promote women’s safety and deter violence on campus and in the community.”
The Dru Sjodin Memorial Scholarship provides funding toward tuition and fees for a full academic year.
“When you come here, you know who [Dru] is and the big shoes you have to fill,” Devine said. “I just hope that I can do everything to honor her name.”
Past Dru Sjodin Memorial Scholarship Recipients
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