As a first-generation college student, Dr. Carrie DePasquale shone brightly. Holding a PhD in child psychology from the Institute of Child Development (ICD), she was an incredible scientist, winning prestigious awards in her field and having her eyes set on the next steps of her career. She also was a passionate social activist and a supportive friend. Tragically, this bright star did not burn long enough. She passed away suddenly on September 12, 2020. To honor her achievements and to continue her tradition of helping others, the Carrie DePasquale Scholarship has been established.
The scholarship, which will provide support for graduate students in ICD, recognizes the challenges that first-generation post-baccalaureate students face. It will serve to carry on Carrie’s legacy of academic rigor, social responsibility, and joy. It is hoped that every year the recipients of this award will remember to enjoy the little things in life, spend time with friends and family, and apply their academic research to improve the lives of children and families.
Story by Kevin Moe | Photo by the Institute of Child Development | Winter 2021
To donate, visit makingagift.umn.edu/give/fund.html?id=23681.