Susan Dudolski Memorial Scholarship (SD0023)

In May 2017, gift contributions were received to establish a fund to provide a scholarship and financial assistance for students attending Texas State University in memory of Susan L. Dudolski, Associate Director of Housing and Residential Life (2009-2017). Susan Lynn Dudolski passed away on April 3, 2017 in San Marcos, Texas at the age of 52. Susan’s Residence Halls roots began at Western Illinois University as a Resident Assistant and began her position at Illinois State University as a Residence Hall Director and then Area Coordinator. Susan’s career brought her to Texas State University as the Associate Director of Housing and Residential Life in 2009 where she served in this role until she passed in 2017.

Texas State gave Susan a home away from home. Her colleagues were her work family and she took pride in the accomplishments of our students. Susan never settled for “good enough” and loved that Texas State gave her a place where she could challenge to always do better and she felt that in her colleagues too. Susan had a passion for social justice and equality for all. She was an advocate for those who had no voice, helped empower people by embracing their strengths, and demonstrated her passion through her work in developing community within Housing and Residential Life.

This scholarship in her memory will be awarded annually to two Texas State students. One will be an undergraduate student leader in the Residential Life programs and the second will be a graduate student in the Student Affairs Higher Education Master’s program. The recipients will be selected based upon the following basic criteria:

  • Current full-time enrollment (at least 12 credits) undergraduate that is serving in a Housing and Residential Life position and/or actively involved in the residence halls, and/or
  • Current full-time enrollment (at least 9 credits) in the Student Affairs in Higher Education Master’s Degree Program
  • Must have achieved at least one semester of Texas State grade point average at a minimum of 3.00
  • Must have demonstrated leadership and service in the name of equality and social justice to students at Texas State University.

Award
Varies
Scopes
Housing and Residential Life
Deadline
12/30/2022
Supplemental Questions
  1. Are you a full-time student and serving in a Housing and Residential Life position and/or actively involved in the residence hall?
  2. Susan Dudolski held a passion for social justice and equality for all and she demonstrated that passion through her work in developing community within Housing and Residential Life. What does your current academic work mean to you in the context of social justice and equality?
  3. What role does social justice and equality play in your academic work?
  4. How does social justice and equality apply to your current academic work?
  5. What have you learned – either in the classroom, or out – about social justice and how will you apply what you’ve learned in your next career move?
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