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UNM's History Department Announces Establishment of Scott Andrew Hudson Endowed Scholarship

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Posted: Mar 15, 2016 - 12:00am

Scott Andrew Hudson Endowed Scholarship


UNM’s Department of History is pleased to announce the establishment of the Scott Andrew Hudson Endowed Scholarship to support graduate and undergraduate students majoring in History with a special emphasis in the history of the American Civil War or the Second World War.

Mr. Hudson graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in History from UNM where he graduated summa cum laude in Spring 2004.  As a proud Regent’s Scholar, Scott earned many honors during his tenure at UNM including Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi, Mortar Board, Phi Alpha Theta, Omicron Delta Epsilon, Phi Eta Sigma and Golden Key.  His gifts and his accomplishments were profound, but those who taught and studied with Scott were no less inspired by his qualities of strength, character, courage, determination, and warmth of soul.  Upon entering graduate school to pursue a Master of Arts degree in history, Scott served for two years as an assistant editor of the New Mexico Historical Review.  In 2008, Scott was awarded his master’s degree posthumously and the degree was proudly accepted by his mother, Susan, and late father, Jack.

Born with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy(DMD), Mr. Hudson struggled with the disease but maintained a positive spirit as he immersed himself in all of the communities he loved. On behalf of Susan K. Hudson, the late Jack A. Hudson, Scott’s brother, Keith A. Hudson, sister-in-law Stephanie, nephew Oliver and niece Eliza, they are proud to create legacy in Scott’s name to help fund scholarships and further the education goals of history students.

 “We are delighted to announce this scholarship, which benefits the UNM History community, one of the communities he loved.”  His curiosity, passion, and incisive historical analysis infected every class and every seminar Scott took,” says Melissa Bokovoy, chair of the Department of History and one of Scott’s former instructors. 

For the complete dedication of the scholarship, click here.