Emily Lang Memorial Scholarship

Emily and Emma
Emily at the Oregon coast
Emily at the beach

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From the VikingFunder site:

"The Emily Lang Memorial Scholarship was started in honor of Western student Emily Lang who died tragically on a backpacking trip along the Pacific Crest Trail in Oregon the summer after her freshman year in August 2017. She died alongside her best friend Emma Place.

Emily was a member of WWU Honors at Western, and along with her commitment to academics, is remembered for her love of the outdoors, service in the community, and the love she showed for her friends. She was pursuing a BS in Biology with a concentration in Anthropology, and planning to enter the Peace Corps before studying to become a Physician’s Assistant. Emily was involved in volunteering with Girls on the Run, a nonprofit that inspires health and confidence in young girls through positive mentoring relationships and running."

Created by a group of friends Emily made during her freshman year of college, this scholarship is a testament to the impact she made in the short time she was at Western. Emily's legacy will continue at Western through this scholarship that supports women in WWU Honors who share Emily's passions: those who demonstrate love for the outdoors and community service.