Sirena WuDunn Memorial Scholarship

On September 1, 1983, Sirena WuDunn, en route to Hong Kong for a year of study, was aboard Korean Airlines flight 007, which was shot down by Soviet fighters. Since then, the WuDunn family has worked with Duke students and administrators to endow a scholarship in honor of her life.

The award is not need-based; however, should the recipient be on financial aid, the amount of the scholarship will be used to reduce the self-help portion of the financial aid award. The award is given to the student(s) who best embody the ideals and interests that Sirena held. Preference for the award will be given to students who:

  1. Are of Asian ancestry, preferably Chinese American
  2. Have made a valuable contribution in the area of East-West culture, and
  3. Have demonstrated academic excellence

Applications for 2021-22(link is external) will be due no later than 5:00 p.m. on March 6, 2022. This is a grant for an academic-year award and cannot be used for summer programs.

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  • Humanities
  • Academic Year