After Gary Scott was killed in Vietnam, his SU friends established a scholarship that continues to honor his legacy today
By James T. Bruen
In the November 1985 issue of Syracuse University Magazine, a photo of Gary Scott ’67 appeared with the editor’s column about the Vietnam Veterans Memorial under the heading “Healing the Wounds.” After a brief description of Gary, the editor wrote, “Apart from these few, bare facts, I know nothing of Gary Scott.”
I am not surprised, but if he had reached Gary’s dorm mates, he would have heard the “rest of the story.” After Gary was killed in action during the Vietnam War, his dorm mates created a scholarship in his memory that they have maintained for more than four decades. It has not only impacted the lives of 44 recipients from his hometown, but has also bonded his dozen contributors together.