The Sophia L. Kurek Memorial Scholarship Fund is intended to recognize students who embody the strong academic standards, artistic talents, and personal qualities of grace, passion and diligence exemplified by the late Sophia Louise Kurek ‘13 while she was a student at Goucher College. Sophia graduated summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa in the spring of 2013 with a degree in Dance Performance and with her pre-medical requirements completed. She pursued her dreams with fierce passion. After graduation she danced professionally and was completing her medical school applications at the time of her fatal accident in June 2014.

Sophie’s Fund will provide a two-year award to one or more Goucher students before the end of the recipient’s sophomore year. Awardees will have demonstrated a record of academic achievement (minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.5), artistic talent, personal qualities of diligence and grace, and a passion and commitment to pursue a degree in dance.

Visit SOPHIE’S FUND PAGE  to make a donation.


Fall Into Goucher Dance, the fourth annual fundraising event at Goucher College in support of Sophie’s Fund, was be held on September 28, 2018.  The event not only honored Sophie’s life and spirit, but demonstrated what an amazing community she was a part of. Faculty, staff and students of Goucher’s Dance Department once again went all in to raise money for Sophie’s Fund.