|Applications sought for Sjodin scholarship|
Applications for the Dru Sjodin Scholarship are being accepted through Friday, Feb. 22. This full academic scholarship provides assistance for room, board and tuition for the 2008-09 school year. Eligible applicants are female students who will be entering their sophomore, junior or senior years at UND. She will be highly motivated and represent strong academic standing. Beyond the above requirements, preference will be given to a student who 1) is a native of North Dakota or Minnesota, 2) demonstrates a financial need, and, 3) is an active member of Gamma Phi Beta sorority.
Applications are available online at www.undalumni.org ( http://www.undalumni.org/ ) or at the Strinden Center on campus. For more information or with questions, contact Amanda Hvidsten at email@example.com or 777-4903.
On Nov 22, 2003, Dru Sjodin was abducted from Grand Forks. In the ensuing months more than 2,000 friends, students, family, community members, and even strangers from across the nation gathered in Grand Forks to search for Dru. On April 17, 2004, volunteers and law enforcement finally brought Dru home to her family. One week later more than 1.500 people paid their respects as Dru was laid to rest in Minnesota.
As a UND student, Dru’s warm and vibrant personality showed itself through her creativity and campus involvement. She pursued a bachelor’s degree in visual art all the while active in The Clothesline project and other campus activities that promoted women’s safety and violence prevention. Dru was also a member of Gamma Phi Beta sorority.
The Dru Sjodin Scholarship was established through the UND Foundation in loving memory of Dru’s vibrant spirit with the intention of turning grief into triumph.