The Legacy Award of the Victims of Pan Am Flight 103

The Legacy Award of Victims of Pan Am Flight 103, was established in 2017 to remember the 270 lives lost in the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 on December 21, 1988. 

The Legacy Award supports students pursuing advanced degrees in areas of study related to improved national security and terrorism prevention as they prepare for careers focused on keeping citizens safe from the threats of terrorism and preventing the deaths of innocent men, women, and children.


Individuals who completed their undergraduate degree in the United States, and who are or will be enrolling in a graduate program in the United States are eligible to apply. The award is contingent upon matriculation into a graduate program by the awardee.

Successful candidates will demonstrate a capacity for leadership, have a record of high academic or professional achievement, and have clearly defined career interests with evidence of potential for professional accomplishments related to national security and terrorism prevention. All fields of study will be considered.


Awards will provide up to $5,000 per year, per student.


To be considered for this award, please submit an online application.

The application consists of 4 parts:

  • Basic information about the applicant, including proposed program of study
  • CV/resume and transcripts
  • 2 letters of recommendations
  • 3 short essay questions:
    • Personal Statement (1000 words)
    • Description of how the applicants graduate studies and/or research contribute to improved national security and/or terrorism prevention (1000 words)
    • Open question to allow the applicant to provide other information for the selection committee (250 words)


Application deadline is February 21.

Letters of recommendation must be submitted by February 28.


Class Year

  • Senior
  • Recent Graduate


  • Arts
  • Business
  • Communication
  • Education
  • Health
  • Humanities
  • International Affairs
  • Public Affairs/Government
  • Social Sciences
  • STEM
  • Multiple


  • English


  • Yearlong

Program Type

  • Graduate Study


  • North America

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