New Wecht Scholarship to Benefit Duquesne Student Studying Forensics

Duquesne University has established the new Sigrid and Cyril Wecht Forensic Science and Law Endowed Scholarship.

The scholarship will be awarded annually to an eligible current or new student enrolled in any of Duquesne’s forensic science programs who has demonstrated both financial need and a commitment to social justice. The scholarship award can range from $500 to $1,500. Duquesne University’s programs include a Master’s in Forensic Science and Law, a Certificate in Forensic Science and Law, a Master’s of Science in Nursing with a track in forensics, and a post-master’s Certificate in Forensic Nursing.

The scholarship may be renewed for the recipient for subsequent academic years, up to and including a fifth year of study required for a master’s program, provided the student maintains his or her eligibility.

This scholarship was established on the occasion of the Wecht’s 40th wedding anniversary by their children and supplemented through gifts by numerous individuals.

Applications are available at For more information, call 412.396.1330 or email

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