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Endowed Scholarship Opportunities

These scholarships have reached the $25,000 minimum endowment level.

Additional gifts to these funds are always welcome since they allow Marymount to provide more financial assistance to our students.
 
To view additional information for a scholarship please click on the title provided below.
 
Alexander Christian Croft Endowed Scholarship
Alumni Association Board Scholarship

Ann Leary Finnegan Scholarship
BB&T/Inova/Marymount Scholarship Initiative
Class of 1956 Endowed Memorial Scholarship
Class of 1958 Memorial Scholarship
Charles Miller MBA Scholarship
Circle of Friends Scholarship
Daniel Mack Cornell Scholarship

Diotima Scholarship
Dorothy Efner and Shirley Efner McManus '79 Endowed Scholarship
Finnerty-Sullivan Health Professions Endowed Scholarship 
Fred Franke '95 Memorial Scholarship
James Shelton Endowed Scholarship
Jennifer Tino '94 World Trade Center Memorial Scholarship
Kazuko Barkey Scholarship
Linda R. McMahon Scholarship
Lisa Kristen Ola Memorial London Scholarship
The Lucille and Bruce Lambert Foundation Scholarship
Mary Caroline Ellis Spokas Scholarship

Mary Phelan Baynes Scholarship
Marymount Angels Endowed Scholarship
Marymount University Student Government Association Endowed Student Leader Scholarship
The NAMSB Foundation, Inc. Arthur H. Taylor Award for Excellence in Menswear Design

Pablo Coto Memorial Scholarship
Richard and Jeannette Parkinson Memorial Endowed Scholarship

Raja T. Nasr Scholarship in Education
Robert A. Draghi Memorial Scholarship
Robert Sigethy Scholarship
Rose Ann Benté Lee Nursing Scholarship
Rosemary Hubbard Scholarship for Arts and Sciences
The Sallie Mae Fund First in My Family Hispanic Scholarship Program
Sister M. Majella Berg, RSHM, Scholarship
Steven C. Virbick Memorial Scholarship
Thomas K. Malone, Jr. Endowed Scholarship
William P. Ames, Sr. Family and Leon V. Harrow Family Endowed Scholarship
William Randolph Hearst Scholarships for Students in Nursing


Alexander Christian Croft Endowed Scholarship
In June 2008, Peggy Croft established this scholarship in memory of her son, Alexander Croft. This scholarship is awarded to an undergraduate student in the Physical Therapy Scholars Program who maintains a minimum of a 3.3 GPA and demonstrates financial need. Support this scholarship.

Alumni Association Board Scholarship
Several 0f the 2008 Reunion classes joined together to create the Alumni Association Board Scholarship. This scholarship is awarded to a student who has high academic achievement and is the family member of a Marymount alumnus. Once endowed, the Scholarship will be awarded to a full-time undergraduate student whose parent or grandparent is a Marymount alumnus. Support this scholarship.

Ann Leary Finnegan Scholarship
This scholarship was founded in honor of Ann Finnegan, an alumna of Marymount's Nursing program who passed away after her graduation in 1984. According to her friends and family who have contributed significantly to the scholarship fund, Ann was a vivacious young woman full of desire to help others. This scholarship is awarded annually to an undergraduate Nursing student demonstrating promise and financial need. Support this scholarship.

BB&T/Inova/Marymount Scholarship Initiative
The Inova/BB&T Nursing Scholarships are funded each year through a generous gift from Inova Health System and BB&T to encourage students to enter the dynamic world of nursing. The $5,000 scholarships are awarded each year to full-time, second degree nursing students who have at least a 3.0 GPA and successfully complete the application process, which includes an essay and job interview with Inova Recruitment for a two year position in an Inova facility. For more information or an application, please contact Marymount University's Office of Financial Aid. Support this scholarship.

Class of 1956 Endowed Memorial Scholarship
To commemorate their 50th reunion, the Class of 1956 endowed a scholarship in memory of their classmates who had passed away. This scholarship is available to an undergraduate student with financial need. Support this scholarship.

Class of 1958 Memorial Scholarship
When the Class of 1958 celebrated its 45th Reunion in 2003, they wanted to remember their deceased classmates in a very special way. Led by Barbara M. Clark and Maureen "Mo" Gallagher Gibbons, the Class of 1958 endowed this scholarship fund to ensure that their legacy and spirit will live on at Marymount University in perpetuity. Support this scholarship.

Charles Miller MBA Scholarship
This is awarded to students in the Masters in Business Administration program. The MBA scholarship was established in honor of Professor Charles Miller as a way to help alleviate the financial burden of attending graduate school for students dedicated to the program. Support this scholarship.

Circle of Friends Scholarship
Upon the occasion of their 35th Reunion in 2003, members of the Class of 1968 wanted to do something special to honor the lifelong friendships they began as students at Marymount. Several class leaders, including Maureen McKinney Kane, Katharine Lawlor Gilbert, Rae Forker Evans, and Mary Ellen McDonough Yeager, made generous personal gifts and began raising money from their classmates to create this special scholarship fund. The Scholarship is awarded annually allowing the spirit of friendship from the Class of 1968 to live on at Marymount forever. Support this scholarship.

Daniel Mack Cornell Scholarship
Daniel Mack Cornell was an alumnus of Marymount University's Communications department. After a long illness, Daniel passed away shortly after his graduation in 1994. Upon his death, a long-time family friend endowed a scholarship in Daniel's honor, noting that he was a "dedicated student, always striving for an A." This scholarship is awarded annually to a junior or senior Communications major with an outstanding record of accomplishment in his or her field and the intention of working in and/or pursuing a graduate education in the communications or writing field. Support this scholarship.

Diotima Scholarship
This scholarship is named in honor of Diotima of Mantinea who, in Plato's Symposium, taught Socrates about love. Diotima taught that love is the catalyst for the journey from a sensory beauty to an understanding of eternal, universal, and true form of beauty. The scholarship's founder, who wishes to remain anonymous, notes that "studying the lessons of classical, medieval, and renaissance periods gives us perspective on modern problems and our own decision-making." She founded the scholarship because she wants to "let Marymount students know that they're in a great place to study the Humanities!" This scholarship is awarded annually to a graduate student in Humanities who has completed at least nine hours in the program and has at least a 3.5 GPA. Applicants are also asked to write a short essay on the role the humanities in their lives. Support this scholarship.

Dorothy Efner and Shirley Efner McManus '79 Endowed Scholarship
John and Shirley Efner McManus '79 established this scholarship in honor of the wonderful nursing care Shirley's mother, Dorothy, received. It is awarded annually to Nursing students with financial need and a demonstrated commitment to the nursing discipline and the University, and who have earned favorable comment from the faculty in general. Support this scholarship.

Finnerty-Sullivan Health Professions Endowed Scholarship Fund
This scholarship fund was established by Michael and Marcia Finnerty in 2004 to continue the Finnerty-Sullivan family tradition of strongly stressing college education, inspiring everyone to seek a college education, and to provide financial support for the neediest students. This scholarship is awarded annually to an undergraduate student in the School of Health Professions. Special consideration is given to any student who is or has already worked in the health care field and desires to advance their career. Support this scholarship.

Fred Franke '95 Memorial Scholarship
Fred Franke, a beloved member of the Class of 1995, passed away in December 2004 while teaching in China. After his death, Fred's mother, family, friends, and classmates, began the Fred Franke Memorial Scholarship at Marymount University. The Scholarship is awarded each year to an undergraduate student with at least a 3.0 GPA who is majoring in history and helps ensure that Fred's name lives on at Marymount University in perpetuity. Support this scholarship.

James Shelton Scholarship
In 2007, the Men's Lacrosse Alumni Network established the James Shelton Endowed Scholarship to help the Marymount community honor James Shelton, the beloved Marymount shuttle driver who retired in 2006 after 20 years of service. The Marymount family was saddened by Mr. Shelton's passing in April 2008, but his memory will live on through this scholarship. Once endowed, the Shelton scholarship will be awarded to first-year Marymount students who have exemplified leadership qualities through extra-curricular activities and community involvement. Support this scholarship.

Jennifer Tino '94 World Trade Center Memorial Scholarship
Jennifer Tino '94 was killed in the attacks on the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. Despite their immense grief, Jen's family and friends came together to do something very generous after her death. They donated more than $25,000 to endow this scholarship to ensure that Jen's name would live on at Marymount for generations. This scholarship supports an undergraduate student in the School of Business Administration each year. Support this scholarship.

Kazuko Barkey Scholarship
This scholarship was established in 1997 in honor of Mrs. Kazuko Barkey, a former member of the Marymount University Board of Trustees. It is awarded annually to a full-time undergraduate student majoring in Interior Design. Support this scholarship.

Linda R. McMahon Scholarship
In 2003, Dr. Linda McMahon stepped down as vice president for Student Services after more than three decades of leadership in that role. The Board of Trustees established the McMahon Scholarship in appreciation of her dedication to Marymount. Scores of Dr. McMahon's colleagues and former students have also contributed to the fund. The scholarship is awarded annually to a full-time undergraduate who demonstrates accomplishments consistent with Marymount's mission as a Catholic university. Support this scholarship.

Lisa Kristen Ola Memorial London Scholarship
This scholarship was founded in 2002 by London alumni who wanted to support current students studying abroad with the London Program. After the May 2003 death of Lisa Ola '91, MBA '94, her family, friends, and fellow London alumni made gifts to endow this scholarship in her honor. It supports two students studying in London each term. Support this scholarship.

The Lucille and Bruce Lambert Foundation Scholarship
These scholarships are provided through an endowed fund from the Lucille and Bruce Lambert Foundation. The Lamberts were impressed by Marymount Nursing students who practiced at a nursing home they owned. Through their foundation, scholarships will support nursing students who are interested in geriatric nursing practice. Each year, the scholarships are awarded to senior nursing students who demonstrate caring and an interest in geriatric nursing.Support this scholarship.

Mary Caroline Ellis Spokas Scholarship
This scholarship is funded through a generous gift from Otto Spokas to honor the memory of his wife Mary Caroline. Mr. Spokas learned of Marymount University through an alumna who encouraged him to get involved with the University. This scholarship is awarded each year to an undergraduate student who demonstrates financial need. Support this scholarship.

Mary Phelan Baynes Scholarship
Established in 1996, this scholarship was endowed through a bequest from long-time Marymount supporter and friend Mary Phelan Baynes. An entrepreneurial spirit, Ms. Baynes opened her own business during the Depression and became so successful that she opened a second store in 1952. A woman ahead of her time, Ms. Baynes had great foresight and lived life to the fullest. This scholarship is awarded annually to a full-time undergraduate student in the School of Arts and Sciences who has an interest in fashion retailing so the entrepreneurial spirit may continue. Support this scholarship.

Marymount Angels Endowed Scholarship
The Marymount Angels have been an active volunteer group of the University for decades. In 2006, the organization decided to fund a scholarship to benefit an undergraduate student in the Fashion program who has showcased leadership in the classroom, has at least a 3.0 GPA, and has financial need. The scholarship can be renewed until graduation as long as the student maintains the necessary criteria. Support this scholarship.

Marymount University Student Government Association Endowed Student Leader Scholarship
This scholarship was established by the Marymount University Student Government Association (SGA) as a way to recognize leadership among Marymount undergraduate students. Full-time undergraduate students who have completed a minimum of 12 credit hours and maintain at least a 2.5 grade point average are eligible to be considered for this scholarship. Applications are due to Student Development by April 15. Support this scholarship.

The NAMSB Foundation, Inc. Arthur H. Taylor Award for Excellence in Menswear Design
The National Association of Men’s Sportwear Buyers (NAMSB) founded this endowed award to recognize exceptional menswear design. Each year a NAMSB scholar is chosen via a selective application process that includes visual representations of fashion designs. This award is given each year to a senior majoring in fashion design and is announced at the annual Portfolio in Motion student fashion show. Support this scholarship.

Pablo Coto Memorial Scholarship
Pablo Coto was a student leader and a gifted athlete in the Class of 1993. He collapsed on the basketball court during his senior year and died shortly thereafter due to a rare and undiagnosed heart condition. His classmates and family members raised money to begin this scholarship in his honor, which is warded annually to a senior. Additional gifts will increase the scholarship award. Support this scholarship.

Richard and Jeannette Parkinson Memorial Endowed Scholarship
Michael Parkinson, MS '98, MBA '01, created this scholarship to honor his parents, Richard and Jeannette Parkinson, and to express his love for Marymount University. The recipient is selected by the Office of Financial Aid and awarded to an incoming freshman who is entering the bachelor's degree in nursing program. This student must also have graduated from a high school in the St. Louis, Missouri, or Long Island, New York, geographic areas and demonstrate financial need. The recipient must maintain a 3.0 GPA to retain the scholarship each academic year. Support this scholarship.

Raja T. Nasr Scholarship in Education
In May 2007, the Raja T. Nasr Scholarship in Education was established by several members of the Marymount community. This scholarship is awarded annually to a Marymount undergraduate or graduate student who has a strong academic record, financial need, and has shown a commitment to the Education program. Support this scholarship.

Robert A. Draghi Memorial Scholarship
When beloved Philosophy professor Bob Draghi passed away in 2003, members of his family, along with colleagues and former students made gifts to establish this fund in his honor. The scholarship is awarded each year in perpetuity to an undergraduate Philosophy student with financial need and academic merit. Support this scholarship.

Robert Sigethy Scholarship
This scholarship was founded to honor Dr. Sigethy's 12 years of service as dean of Marymount's School of Business Administration. An anonymous $10,000 challenge donation ensured that more than $35,000 was raised to endow this fund. The first Dr. Robert Sigethy Scholarship was awarded to an undergraduate student in the School of Business Administration in the fall of 2004. Support this scholarship.

Rose Ann Benté Lee Nursing Scholarship
Mrs. Rose Ann Benté Lee is a long-time member of the Marymount University Board of Trustees. She established this scholarship fund in 1984 to assist deserving and qualified full-time Nursing students with financial need. Mrs. Lee greatly enjoys meeting her Rose Benté Lee Nursing scholars each year. Support this scholarship.

Rosemary Hubbard Scholarship for Arts and Sciences
This scholarship was established in 2005 to honor Dr. Rosemary Hubbard’s longstanding service to Marymount and to increase critically needed endowment-level support for students in the School of Arts and Sciences. It is awarded annually to an undergraduate student in the School of Arts & Sciences who demonstrates financial need and academic excellence. Support this scholarship.

The Sallie Mae Fund First in My Family Hispanic Scholarship Program
In 2003, a dedicated Marymount professor realized the need to direct extra assistance to a student who is the first generation of their family attending college. With his initial generous contribution of $5,000, the First-in-My-Family Fund was created. In 2007, Marymount received a grant from The Sallie Mae Fund to complete the endowment and begin the Sallie Mae Fund First in My Family Hispanic Scholarship Program. The goal of this effort is to provide not only financial support, but also the encouragement to help a student realize that they have the ability to attend and graduate from Marymount University. Support this scholarship.

Sister M. Majella Berg, RSHM, Scholarship
This endowed scholarship was established in 1985 to honor Sr. Majella's 25th anniversary as president of Marymount. Few people knew that she was one of its most consistent donors over the years. Because it supports students based solely on their financial need, it was very dear to her heart. The Berg Scholarship has grown to become Marymount's largest scholarship fund. Support this scholarship.

Steven C. Virbick Memorial Scholarship
Established in 1984 by Anna Hopkins Virbick '87 in memory of her husband, this scholarship is awarded annually to a full-time undergraduate student who has financial need and at least a B average. Mrs. Virbick was the first alumna to receive Marymount's Alumni Achievement Award for her outstanding professional success and her dedication to the University. Support this scholarship.

Thomas K. Malone, Jr. Endowed Scholarship
Following the death of longtime Marymount trustee Thomas K. Malone, his family, friends, and the Marymount community established a scholarship in his name. This scholarship is awarded to undergraduate students with financial need. Support this scholarship.

William P. Ames, Sr. Family and Leon V. Harrow Family Endowed Scholarship
This scholarship was established in 2005 through a bequest from Marymount alumna Frances Ames Harrow ’76. A longtime member of the Arlington community with an interest in education, Mrs. Harrow named this scholarship in honor of her families. The Ames and Harrow Scholarship is awarded each year to a student who demonstrates financial need. Support this scholarship.

William Randolph Hearst Scholarships for Students in Nursing
Provided through an endowed fund from the William Randolph Hearst Foundation, these scholarships are awarded to full-time undergraduate Nursing students who have financial need. The Foundation was founded in 1945 by philanthropist William Randolph Hearst. Support this scholarship.

 
If you'd like information about any of these funds, please e-mail giving@marymount.edu or call (866) 239-4279.