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Scholarships 371
A. Haskin Jackson and Edith Nunnally Jackson Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded annually on the basis of academic merit. The recipient shall demonstrate leadership qualities and a commitment to ethical behavior through extra-curricular activities, personal statement, or letters of recommendation. Preference shall be given to students from the southwestern region of Virginia or from Tennessee. It was established by Judith Jackson Jones '68. This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.

 


A. Ray Merchent - Washington Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to students based on academic merit. The scholarship is renewable for up to four years. The University of Mary Washington Alumni Association and the family of A. Ray Merchent established this scholarship in 2005 to honor the memory of Dr. A. Ray Merchent. A member of the administrative faculty at Mary Washington for more than 30 years, Dr. Merchent served in succession as Registrar, Chairman of the Department of Education, Director of Admissions, Vice President for Continuing Education, and Executive Vice President. He passed away in 2003. This scholarship was first awarded for the 2006-07 academic year. This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


Abbott International Study Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to eligible students planning to study abroad in a country in which English is not the official language. Priority is given to those majoring in a foreign language or who plan to teach a foreign language at the K-12 level. Study programs limited to the summer term only are not eligible. The average annual award budget is $3,600. Individual scholarship award amounts may vary. Ms. Martha "Marty" Abbott ’72 established this scholarship in 2011 to assist students pursuing study abroad as part of their academic training. This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


Adam Mackensen-Sodexo Scholarship

The scholarship benefits full-time undergraduate students with financial need. Preference is given to students who are seeking careers in the food service or hospitality industry and/or who are employees in good standing with Campus Dining Services at UMW. The average annual award budget is $2,300. Individual scholarship award amounts may vary. Sodexo established this scholarship in 2002. The scholarship was named in memory of Adam Mackensen, former manager of the UMW Eagles Nest Restaurant, in 2006. This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


Adam Smith Scholarship for Graduate Studies in Economics

The scholarship helps a deserving economics student attend graduate school. Criteria for selection include the applicant's potential for graduate study based on grade point average, courses taken, and other background and experience. Applicants planning to pursue Ph.D. programs will be given greater consideration than those pursing M.A. programs. Applicants who have been accepted into a program and who plan to begin the following academic year will be given greater consideration than those who have not yet been accepted into a program or who plan to work for a period before graduate study. Recipients must start their graduate studies within three years. The average annual award budget is $2,380. Individual scholarship award amounts may vary. Mrs. Frances J. Hannah established this scholarship in 1995. This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


Aikido Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to a student who has proven a personal commitment to physical fitness by participating in martial arts with special consideration to students of Aikido. An anonymous donor provided a donation to fund this scholarship.  This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


Albert R. Klein Memorial Scholarship

Preference is given to students pursuing a major or concentration in theater, although other deserving students are not precluded from receiving the scholarship. Recipients must maintain a minimum overall grade point average of 2.0. The average annual award budget is $4,600. Individual scholarship award amounts may vary. This scholarship was established by friends and colleagues in 1971 to honor the memory of Dr. Albert R. Klein, chair of the former department of dramatic arts and speech (now known as the Department of Theatre and Dance). From 1952 until his death in 1970, Dr. Klein set high standards for dramatic productions at Mary Washington and led the way in introducing the newest theatrical developments. The theatre in duPont Hall is named in his memory. This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


Alexander W. Holsinger Scholarship in Theatre

This scholarship recognizes outstanding students in UMW’s theater program. The average annual award budget is $900. Individual scholarship award amounts may vary. Frances B. Holsinger created this scholarship in 1994 to honor the memory of her son, Alexander W. Holsinger ’81, who was a dramatic arts student. This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


Alfred Levitt Memorial Scholarship in Art

This scholarship is awarded annually to a rising junior or senior with a declared major in studio art, an original portfolio, and aspirations to pursue a career in art. The award is announced at the annual spring art show and the average annual award budget is $4,500. Individual scholarship award amounts may vary. It was established in 2002 through the Alfred Levitt Trust. Please see donor description for more information. This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


Algernon B. Chandler Jr. Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to a deserving student with demonstrated financial need. Established in 1940, the award honors the impressive accomplishments and contributions made by Algernon Bertrand Chandler Jr., president of Mary Washington College from 1919 through 1928. He was known as a great educator and leader. This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


Alumni Legacy Scholarship

Children of UMW alumni with a superior academic record in high school qualify for this scholarship. It was established by the Fredericksburg Chapter of the Mary Washington Alumni Association in 1986. This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


Alumni Scholarship in Computer Science

This scholarship is awarded to a rising junior or senior with a declared major in computer science. Preference is given to a UMW student with demonstrated excellence in computer science studies. The average annual award budget is $900. Individual scholarship award amounts may vary. The scholarship was established in 2002 by alumni of the computer science program. This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


Alvey Honor Award

This award is given annually to “the student who has rendered outstanding service in implementing the honor system and inculcating its principles.” This award was established in 1992 by alumni and friends in honor of Dean Emeritus Edward Alvey Jr.  Dean Alvey was instrumental in establishing the honor system at Mary Washington.  Applicants should complete the Freedom/Justice/Integrity/Honor essay.  This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


Amanda Elizabeth Dresser '95 Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to a student who has proven a personal commitment to swimming and physical fitness. Paul and the late Judith Dresser funded this scholarship in 1998 to honor their daughter, Amanda '95. This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


Amanda Elizabeth Dresser '95 Scholarship in Sociology

The scholarship is awarded annually to an academically outstanding sociology major with financial need and a minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA. The average annual award budget is $1,500. Individual scholarship award amounts may vary. In 1997, Mr. and Mrs. Paul A. Dresser, Sr. and Nancy L. Dresser established this scholarship to honor their granddaughter and niece, Amanda Elizabeth, a 1995 sociology graduate. This a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


Amelia Elizabeth Davis International Study Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to eligible students planning to study abroad in a country in which English is not the official language. Priority is given to students whose study abroad plans include a strong focus on language studies. In addition to semester/year abroad programs, short-term faculty-led international education abroad experiences are allowed. The average annual award budget is $2,500. Individual scholarship award amounts may vary. This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.

Margaret Winton Engvall ’65 and her brother, George B. Winton, establish this scholarship in honor of their mother, Lucille Cutchin Winton ’42 to assist students pursuing study abroad as part of their academic training. Margaret greatly values the opportunity she had to study abroad in Paris, France, her senior year at Mary Washington. From her upbringing and her career in transportation, she feels that it is very important that our future leaders have an appreciation of other customs, languages, and cultures. With the establishment of the Lucille Cutchin Winton ’42 Study Abroad Scholarship, Margaret and George hope to provide an enriching and broadening educational experience for future generations of Mary Washington students.

Lucille Cutchin Winton was the daughter of a state highway engineer in North Carolina who moved whenever a new road or bridge needed building. After attending Mary Washington College for two years, she met her future husband, Lt. George P. Winton, Jr., at Fort Bragg, where she was working. They married the Saturday after the attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941. Her husband was in the Army for 30 years, and they moved frequently, living in Germany for three years and France for three years. Lucille loved to travel and has visited many places all over the world. Although her husband died in 1995, she continues to travel abroad at the age of 94.  



Amory Scholarship

The Amory Scholarship provides an Alumni Scholars award for business majors with demonstrated financial need. The average scholarship award budget is $2,000. Actual scholarships vary. This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


Ann Elizabeth Collins '73 Memorial Art Award

This annual award benefits a UMW student exhibiting promise of development in pen and ink drawings and in graphic arts. The average annual award is $100 and is typically given at the spring art show. It was established in 1975 by friends, relatives, and faculty in memory of Ann Elizabeth Collins, a studio art major and a frequent exhibitor in student art shows. A dean's list student, Ann also majored in history and held membership in the social science honorary societies of Pi Gamma Mu and Phi Alpha Theta. This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


Ann Elizabeth Fitschen '75 Memorial Award in Political Science

This award is given to a full-time rising senior with the best academic average and a declared major in political science. 


Anne and Sidney Hamer Music Award

This award is given annually to recognize and reward the music major with the highest overall GPA at the University. Recipients shall have attended Mary Washington for a minimum of 3.5 years. Professor of Music Anne F. Hamer established this award in 1980 following the death of her husband in 1973. This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


Anne Bradley Guerrant '47 Scholarship for Historic Preservation

The award goes to a historic preservation major who is a Virginia resident and has demonstrated financial need. The average annual award budget is $3,500. Individual award amounts may vary. Mr. and Mrs. William Guerrant established this scholarship in 2001. This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


Anne F. Hamer Scholarship in Music

This scholarship is awarded to a rising junior or senior with a major in music and a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0. Preference is given to students with financial need. The average annual award budget is $2,500. Individual scholarship award amounts may vary. Henry D. Barratt Jr. and Madelin Jones Barratt ’76 established the endowment in 2001 to honor former Professor of Music Anne F. Hamer. Mrs. Hamer taught at Mary Washington from 1944 to 1980 and was chair of the music department from 1972-1978. She passed away in 2008. This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


Anne Merritt Miner '55 Memorial Scholarship

This award benefits students with financial need enrolled in an approved program leading to certification as a teacher. The average annual award budget is $700. Individual scholarship award amounts may vary. Kent Miner and members of the Miner family established this scholarship in 2000 to honor the memory of their mother, Anne Merritt Miner ’55. Mrs. Miner taught elementary and junior high school students for more than 25 years. Her family supports this scholarship as a fitting legacy to honor their mother’s life work of teaching and connecting with children. This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


Anne Ross Parks '46 and Dolores Ross '49 Teachers Scholarship

The scholarship is awarded annually to a student in good academic standing working toward a teacher’s certificate or a master’s degree in education. It was established in 2006 by Dolores M. Ross in memory of her sister, Anne Ross Parks, who passed away in 2004. Anne graduated from Mary Washington in 1946 with an English degree and taught school for more than 15 years. Both sisters enjoyed their time at Mary Washington and wished to help future generations of students achieve their educational goals. The average annual award budget is $3,500. Individual scholarship award amounts may vary. This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


Annie Fleming Smith Scholarship

The scholarship provides UMW students the opportunity to work under the direction of the Kenmore curator during the fall and spring semesters. A summer scholarship is also available. Applicants must have completed HISP 200. Preference is given to students from the Northern Neck counties of King George, Westmoreland, Richmond, Lancaster, and Northumberland. Ms. Elsie Ball Bowley established this scholarship in 1962 in memory of Annie Fleming Smith, a long-time executive secretary of the Kenmore Association. This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.The average annual award budget is $19,500. Individual scholarship award amounts may vary.


Annie Patterson Gardner '47 Scholarship

The scholarship is awarded to a student from Virginia with demonstrated financial need and a high school GPA of at least 3.0. This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


Arabelle Laws Arrington '41 Scholarship

Established in 1999, this scholarship provides financial support for UMW students who are children of Mary Washington faculty and staff. Mrs. Arabelle Laws Arrington ’41 provided a generous bequest in her estate to fund a scholarship. Other donations came from alumni, parents, faculty, staff, and friends of the University. This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


Ardiena Ann Tromley Scholarship in Archaeology

The scholarship benefits rising juniors and seniors whose studies reflect an emphasis in archaeology. Candidates shall have a major in historic preservation, classics, or anthropology and have completed American Archaeology, HP207, or its equivalent. The average annual award budget is $700. Individual scholarship award amounts may vary. Mr. Thomas Tromley established this scholarship in 1999 as a tribute to the memory of his wife, Ardiena Ann. Mrs. Tromley, along with her husband, had a strong interest in archaeology. It is their desire that this scholarship will help a student to develop the skills necessary to further our knowledge of the past, both ancient and recent, hopefully contributing to a better understanding of ourselves and the world around us. This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


Aurelia B. Walford Scholarships in Music

The scholarship is awarded to music majors or to students who intend to major in music. Entering freshmen must audition since performance skills are a major factor in determining the award. Advanced students, sophomores and above, must have an overall 3.0 GPA and an average 3.2 GPA in their major. The average annual award budget is $26,000. Individual scholarship award amounts may vary. It was established in 1976 by the estate of Aurelia B. Walford. This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


Austin Network - Central Texas Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to incoming freshmen from the Austin, Texas area including the counties of Bastrop, Blanco, Burnet, Caldwell, Gillespie, Hays, Llano, Travis, and Williamson. Preference is given to students who demonstrate the characteristics of citizenship and public service and to students with demonstrated financial need. Mary Washington alumni and friends from the greater Austin area created this scholarship in 2015 to promote the University to students from their region. Through the leadership of the local Alumni Network, this effort is being undertaken to give Austin area students the incentive to investigate and enroll at UMW.  This scholarship is contingent on annual contributions of the donors.


Balfour Scholarship for Leadership

Established in 2011, this scholarship is awarded annually to students with leadership skills demonstrated through participation in student organizations and activities. This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


Barbara Alden International Scholarship

Recipients of this scholarship must plan to study abroad and have completed a minimum of 36 graded credit hours. Study programs limited to the summer term only are not eligible. The average annual award budget is $8,000. Individual scholarship award amounts may vary. This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


Barbara Bishop Mann '66 Virginia Educator Award

This award is given annually to a graduating student in the master of science in elementary education program who has been continuously enrolled at the University since her or his freshman year. The recipient shall be seeking a Virginia license with an elementary education endorsement and shall be committed to teaching in a public elementary school in Virginia. In addition, the recipient must be a student member of the Virginia Education Association of the National Education Association. Preference is given to students who have demonstrated positive qualities of campus leadership and to children of career active-duty military men or women. The average annual award budget is $1,000. Individual scholarship award amounts may vary. The award was established in 2006 by Barbara Bishop Mann '66. This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


Barbara Crickenberger Hall '69 Theatre Scholarship

This scholarship benefits entering freshmen who demonstrate the potential to excel in theatre and who have expressed the intent to major in theatre. The average annual award budget is $5,000 and individual scholarship award amounts may vary. Barbara Hall '69 generously established this non-endowed scholarship in 2016. Awards are contingent upon future contributions from the donor. Throughout her life, Barbara has been passionate about the arts, and with this scholarship, she wishes to provide promising Mary Washington students the encouragement and means to achieve their goals. This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


Barbara Diane Hall Memorial Scholarship

Recipients of this award are students who have declared a major in one of the fine arts.Candidates will be considered on their academic records, contributions to a discipline in the fine arts, and overall merit. The average annual award budget is $1,300. Individual scholarship award amounts may vary. Mrs. Dorothy N. Bonnet of Falls Church, Virginia founded a scholarship in 1993 in memory of her granddaughter, Barbara Diane Hall. Miss Hall was not a student at Mary Washington, but she was an aspiring artist and had said many times that she would like to attend. This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


Barbara Thomas Phillips Scholarship

The scholarship benefits a junior or senior majoring in English with achievement in creative writing. Applicants must submit a portfolio of their work. Mrs. Barbara Thomas Phillips '48 created this scholarship in 2000. The average annual award budget is $1,000. Individual scholarship award amounts may vary. This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


BB&T Scholarship for Professional Studies

Revised in 2016, this scholarship benefits non-traditional, adult students that are returning to school for a degree, including students enrolled in the Bachelor of Liberal Studies Program (BLS). Recipients shall be working toward completion of a degree in a business discipline and possess characteristics of leadership and a personal commitment to ethical behavior. Applicants who reside in Virginia and have demonstrated financial need are given preference. The average annual award budget is $2,000. Individual scholarship award amounts may vary. BB&T, formerly First Virginia Bank, provided funding for this and the Regional Scholars Program. This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


BB&T Scholarship in Business

BB&T established this scholarship in 2014 to support students with financial need from Virginia who are pursuing a program of study within the College of Business. Students must be either designated as “pre-business” or have declared a major within the College of Business. Incoming students designated as “pre-business” may receive the scholarship for no more than the first two years of attendance prior to declaring a major in business. Transfer students accepted into the College of Business are eligible. The average Scholarship award budget is $1,500 and individual scholarships may vary. This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


Benjamin T. Pitts Scholarship

This scholarship benefits students from the Fredericksburg area who declare business administration as a major. The average scholarship award budget is $900 and individual scholarships will vary. It was established in 1990 with a gift from Mr. and Mrs. Walter H. Lowry, through the Benjamin T. Pitts Foundation, to honor Mrs. Lowry’s father, Benjamin T. Pitts. Mr. Pitts was a state senator representing the Fredericksburg area from 1944 - 1958. During his lifetime, Mr. Pitts generously sponsored the college tuition of numerous Fredericksburg area students. This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


Betty J. Thompson '74 Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded annually to help a student with demonstrated financial need. This scholarship was established through a bequest from the estate of Eleanor S. Thompson in 2005 to honor the memory of her daughter, Betty J. Thompson. Betty majored in modern European studies and enjoyed her many Mary Washington friends until her death in 1998. This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


Betty Woods Nutting Scholarship

This scholarship shall be awarded to students with a declared major in historic preservation who possess high potential to have an impact in the field of historic preservation as evidenced by excellent work in the major. It was funded in 2013 by the Nutting Foundation to honor Betty “Snookie” Woods Nutting. This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.The average annual award budget is $1,300. Individual scholarship award amounts may vary.


Beulah M. Hartman Scholarship

The scholarship assists students with financial need who wish to pursue teacher certification. The average annual award budget is $1,200. Individual scholarship amounts may vary. Donal and Eve Hartman, family members, and friends established this scholarship in 1989 in memory of Donal’s mother, Beulah M. Hartman. Mrs. Hartman, who died at the age of 92, is remembered for her lifetime dedication to helping young people. This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


Biology Scholarship

Established in 1960 by an anonymous donor, this scholarship provides financial assistance to promising biology majors who plan to continue their studies at the graduate level in either biology or biochemistry. Special consideration is given to candidates with financial need. The average annual award budget is $7,000. Individual scholarship award amounts may vary. This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


Bulent I. Atalay Scholarship in Physics

The scholarship benefits a rising junior or senior majoring in physics. Recipients must be a US citizen or permanent resident and shall have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5 overall and 3.0 in their major based on a 4.0-grade point system. The average annual award budget is $1,400. Individual scholarship award amounts may vary. Established in 2012 by alumni and friends of Professor Emeritus Atalay, this scholarship honors his four decades of service to the University. Dr. Atalay won international recognition for his professional presentations, published books, articles, and reviews. In 1998 he was the recipient of the UMW Simpson Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching; and in 2004, he received the Student Council Excellence in Teaching Award for the physics department. He retired from the University in 2009. This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


C. Jarrett and Hazel Small Wilkins Scholarship in Social Sciences

The scholarship is awarded to juniors or seniors studying the social sciences of sociology or psychology with demonstrated financial need and a minimum 3.0 GPA. Preference is given to candidates who are actively involved in community service through the Community Outreach and Resources Program (COAR) or similar programs. The average annual award budget is $1,800. Individual scholarship award amounts may vary. Marsha Lynn Wilkins ’62 funded this scholarship in 1996 as a tribute to her parents, C. Jarrett and Hazel Small Wilkins. This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


Carey Family Business Scholarship

This scholarship is part of the College of Business Scholars Program. It is offered to high achieving incoming freshmen who plan to major in business. Minimum qualifications include a 3.75 GPA, SAT of 1220 or ACT of 27, extracurricular activities and exhibited leadership.  The scholarship is non-endowed and is contingent upon annual contributions from the donor(s). This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


Carlos and Carol Muldoon Martel '68 Scholarship for International Studies

This scholarship is awarded annually to an undergraduate student with demonstrated financial need and an intent to pursue study abroad as part of an academic program. Recipients must have completed at least three full semesters with a minimum of 36 graded credit hours, cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or above and must plan to complete their baccalaureate degree at UMW. The scholarship shall be awarded for not more than one year, and not less than one semester. Study programs limited to the summer term only are not eligible for consideration. Special consideration shall be given to students whose study abroad plans include a strong focus on language studies. The average annual award budget is $1,900. Individual scholarship award amounts may vary. Carlos and Carol Muldoon Martel '68 established this scholarship in 2008 with the goal of helping students communicate across cultures in an increasingly complex and competitive global environment.This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


Carlton R. Lutterbie Jr. Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded annually to a rising junior or senior with a declared major in English. The average annual award budget is $750. Individual scholarship award amounts may vary.This memorial scholarship was established in 2005 by family and friends of Carlton R. Lutterbie Jr. to recognize the outstanding accomplishments he made during his years of service at Mary Washington. A member of the English faculty from 1967 to 1988, Dr. Lutterbie also served as Chairman of the Department of English, Linguistics, and Speech and was later appointed Professor Emeritus of English. This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


Carma Lee Lewallen '81 Scholarship

This scholarship benefits students with financial need; special consideration is given to students with mobility impairments or learning disabilities. Established by her family and friends, this scholarship honors the memory and indomitable spirit of Carma Lee Lewallen. After a 1985 accident that paralyzed her from the waist down, Carma continued to excel in basketball and tennis from her wheelchair. She was passionate about learning until her untimely passing in 2007. This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


Carmine Marmo Partnership for the Future

This scholarship is part of the College of Business Scholars Program. It is offered to high achieving incoming freshmen who plan to major in business. Minimum qualifications include a 3.75 GPA, SAT of 1220 or ACT of 27, extracurricular activities and exhibited leadership. The average annual scholarship award budget is $5,000. Individual award amounts may vary. The scholarship is non-endowed and is contingent upon annual contributions from the donor(s). This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


Carol L. Cooper '55 Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to students with finanical need from Pittsylvania County, Virginia. This scholarship is non-endowed and is contingent upon annual contributions from the donor(s). This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


Carolyn Ann Williams Carr '45 Scholarship

The scholarship is awarded to freshmen interested in pursuing either a music major or minor with outstanding performance ability and with financial need. The average annual award budget is $1,200. Individual scholarship award amounts may vary. The children of Carolyn Ann Williams Carr '45 established this scholarship in honor of their mother, Carolyn Ann Williams Carr '45. Carolyn was raised in Richmond and received a scholarship to attend Mary Washington where she majored in music. Her life has been greatly enhanced and many friendships forged during her time at Mary Washington. After college, she moved to New York to further her singing and professional career. She then married and moved to Florida where she raised four children. Her children have established this scholarship to inspire Mary Washington students to pursue an education in music. This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


Carrie S. and Arthur L. Galloway Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded annually to a student who has been in the military or whose mother or father is or has been in the military. George K. and Sallie Galloway Gill ’65 established this scholarship in 2008 in memory of her parents. The late Arthur Galloway was a Lt. Colonel with the Army and member of the Virginia National Guard. He and his wife, Carrie, lived in various locations throughout the world, but always fostered a love of country and the Commonwealth of Virginia in their children. This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


Carrol H. and Lula A. Quenzel Memorial Scholarship

The scholarship is awarded to deserving junior and senior students who work in the UMW library. It was established in 1972 by an estate gift from Mrs. Lula A. Quenzel in memory of her husband, a librarian and professor of history from 1943 to 1968. The average annual award budget is $7,500. Individual scholarship award amounts may vary. Preference shall be given to students who worked the previous semester in the Library or who are working the current semester in the Library, or, if that is not possible, to students majoring in History. This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


Catherine Brown Simpson '36 Scholarship

This scholarship benefits a student with a high school GPA of at least 3.0 and demonstrated financial need. Catherine Brown Simpson ’36 established this scholarship in 2002, through a bequest in her estate, to show appreciation to her alma mater for her many career achievements. This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


Charles A. and Lenore Kramer Orchestra Scholarship

The scholarship provides up to two merit awards to a student violinist who demonstrates outstanding musical and leadership qualities as a member of the orchestra and who serves as principal first violin and assistant to the concertmaster. The average annual award budget is $1,100. Individual scholarship award amounts may vary. The late Lenore and Charles Kramer established this scholarship in 1991. This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


Charles S. and Camilla Moody Payne Scholarship

The scholarship helps students with financial need and a major in historic preservation. Charles S. and Camilla Moody Payne funded this scholarship in 1992. The average annual award budget is $4,000. Individual scholarship award amounts may vary. This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements. 


Chiles Scholarship

The scholarship is awarded to students who demonstrate exceptional academic ability and financial need. This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


Christopher Edward Morawetz Scholarship

This scholarship benefits students with financial need and/or a chronic health impairment, such as diabetes, Crohn’s Disease, or cancer. Special consideration is given to students who graduated from a Fairfax county or Alexandria city high school and those with an interest in pursuing religion, philosophy, history or English. Edward Morawetz and Carolyn Foley established this scholarship in 2010 in memory of their son. A compassionate, funny, sensitive, and intelligent student, Chris planned to study religion and philosophy at Mary Washington. He passed away in 2008 after suffering complications from a treatment for Crohn’s Disease. This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


Citizenship Award for Diversity Leadership

This award is given annually to a rising senior who exhibits characteristics of leadership and expresses a personal commitment to advocate an appreciation for diversity at Mary Washington. The award was established in 2002 by a generous gift from the Fredericksburg Charitable Foundation. This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


Class of 1942 Scholarship in Business Administration in Memory of James Harvey Dodd

This scholarship is awarded to a rising junior or senior with a declared major in business administration, a minimum overall 3.0 GPA in their major, and a record of service to UMW. Preference is given to students with demonstrated financial need. The average annual award budget is $3,500 and actual award amounts may vary. The scholarship, funded by the Class of 1942 for their 50th reunion, honors Professor Dodd, who taught commercial education from 1928 until 1962. Dr. James Harvey Dodd was born in 1892.  He majored in accounting and business administration at Western Kentucky College and did advanced work in economics at Peabody College.  He came to Fredericksburg as professor of commercial education and head of the commercial department in 1928. Under Dr. Dodd’s leadership, the commercial major at Fredericksburg developed into a nationally known program.  He published many books including Applied Economics and Economics-Principles and Applications.  After Dr. Dodd retired in 1962, he continued to take an active part in the life of the college and the community.  He organized Sigma Tau Chi, an honorary fraternity for majors in commercial education.  He died in June of 1969 after a long illness.This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


Class of 1943 Scholarship in Memory of Levin J. Houston III

This need-based scholarship was created in 1988 in honor of Professor of Music Levin J. Houston III. The Class of 1943 recognized Houston for his constant support for, and rapport with, the student body. This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


Class of 1944 Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship supports students with financial need and a GPA of 2.5 or better. It was established in 1987 by the late Nancy Duval Andrews '44 and other members of the Class of 1944. This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


Class of 1945 Memorial Scholarship

This need-based scholarship is awarded to a student who maintains a GPA of 2.5 or better. It was established in 1995 by the Class of 1945. This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


Class of 1946 Scholarship

This scholarship is for students with financial need and a minimum 2.5 GPA. It was established in 1996 by the Class of 1946. This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


Class of 1949 Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to a student who enters Mary Washington as a “DEVIL” (a freshman entering in the fall of an odd-numbered year) with demonstrated financial need, and who has achieved at least a 3.0 grade point average on a 4.0 grade point system during his/her high school career. The scholarship is renewable. It was established in 1999 by the Class of 1949. This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


Class of 1962 Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to students with demonstrated financial need. It was established in 2012 by the Class of 1962. This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


Class of 1969 50th Reunion Scholarship

In recognition of the occasion of the 50th anniversary of their graduation from Mary Washington College, members of the Class of 1969 endowed a scholarship at the University of Mary Washington. This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.

 


Class of 1969 Laura V. Sumner Memorial Scholarship

This is a merit-based scholarship for entering freshmen. The award was created in 1994 by the Class of 1969 to honor classics professor, Laura V. Sumner. Dr. Sumner taught at Mary Washington for 32 years and was the sponsor of the Class of 1969. This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


Claudia Moore Read Scholarship in Dance

This scholarship is awarded to UMW students who excel in the study of dance. Recipients must make outstanding contributions to the Mary Washington Dance Company or performing arts or other dance club. Preference is given to students who plan to utilize dance after graduation. The average annual award budget is $1,230. Individual scholarship awards may vary. Family members and members of “Friends of Mary Washington College Dance” raised funds in 1995 to establish the Claudia Moore Read Scholarship in Dance. Claudia Moore Read was a dance professor at Mary Washington from 1945 until her retirement in 1975. She passed away in 2002. This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


Clyde and Virginia Carter Memorial Scholarship

The scholarship is awarded annually to a senior majoring in anthropology, sociology, or religion with demonstrated financial need, an overall 2.5 GPA, and a demonstrated commitment to their major. The scholarship is given on an alternating basis to a recipient in the Sociology/Anthropology department one year and the Department of Classics, Philosophy, and Religion the next year. The average annual award budget is $800. Individual scholarship award amounts may vary. Established in 1996 by friends and family of Dr. and Mrs. Carter, this memorial scholarship honors the couple’s service to Mary Washington and the Fredericksburg community. Dr. Carter was a longtime member of the Mary Washington sociology faculty. This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


Coleman Family Farm Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to students with plans to major in mathematics, physics, chemistry, or economics. Students from less populated agricultural areas, with special regard for those from small farming communities in Virginia, West Virginia, or North Carolina are given special consideration. Entering freshmen and sophomores must provide letters of recommendation from two or more classroom teachers/professors which outline the applicant's potential success in a specific course of study. This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


Colgate W. Darden Jr. Award

The award is presented at Commencement to the graduating senior with the highest overall GPA at the University. The average annual award budget is $6,500. Actual award amounts may vary. Established in 1959, the award honors the former governor of Virginia responsible for the merger of Mary Washington College and the University of Virginia in 1944. Colgate W. Darden Jr. also served as president of the University of Virginia and Chancellor of MWC from 1947 to 1959. This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


College of Graduate and Professional Studies Student Awards

The award recognizes outstanding graduates from the College of Graduate and Professional Studies. To be nominated for the award, the student must have a minimum 3.8 GPA and demonstrate leadership, enthusiasm, commitment, and professional potential. It was established by the UMW Board of Visitors in 2003. The award is non-endowed and is contingent upon annual contributions. This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


Cora Lee Kaufmann Scholarship

The scholarship benefits rising juniors and seniors with declared majors in sociology and anthropology and a minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA. The average annual award budget is $8,000. Individual scholarship award amounts may vary. Gary Gross created this scholarship in 1987 in memory of his mother, Cora Lee Kaufmann. Mrs. Kaufmann, a sociology major, graduated in 1951. This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


Crawley Senior Fund

This award provides financial support to seniors who are in danger of not being able to graduate due to financial constraints. In 2012, Theresa Young Crawley '77 and William B. Crawley, Jr. generously pledged to support this fund for five years. The award is non-endowed and is contingent upon annual contributions from the donor(s). This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


David A. Hawkens '82 Scholarship

In 1998, the Board of Visitors created this scholarship for a student who demonstrates characteristics of citizenship and public service as exemplified by David A. Hawkens, who served his country with honor and distinction. Hawkens, a captain in the U. S. Air Force, died in 1995 while piloting his reconnaissance jet in support of the NATO mission in Bosnia. This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements. Applicants should complete the Freedom/Justice/Integrity/Honor essay.


Debby C. Klein Theatre Scholarship

This scholarship benefits students majoring in theater. The average annual award budget is $1,200. Individual scholarship award amounts may vary. This scholarship was established in 2012 to honor Debby C. Klein for her service to the University and the Fredericksburg community. This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


Deborah Ann Jardin '01 Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded annually to a rising upper classman with a minimum GPA of 3.0. This scholarship was established in 2005 by Patrick Jardin in loving memory of his daughter   “Deb,” as she was affectionately called by co-workers at Mary Washington, was generous, hardworking, and tenacious during her nine years of service. She applied her detailed work ethic to several departments on campus as well as to her work as a graduate student. In 2001, she graduated from Mary Washington with a master of arts in liberal studies. After a brave battle with cancer, Deb passed away in 2004. This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


Debra Stanley Leap '72 Scholarship in Biology

This scholarship benefits biology majors with special consideration given to biology honors program students. The average annual award budget is $1,500. Individual scholarship award amounts may vary. Ms. Debra Stanley Leap '72 funded the scholarship in 2014. Deb had a successful career directly related to her Mary Washington major, and she gives significant credit to the speaking and writing skills she acquired as an undergraduate. This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


Dennis Belcher Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to a rising senior with a declared a major within the College of Business. Preference is given to students who plan to attend law school. The average Scholarship award budget is $1,000 and individual scholarship amounts may vary. Ron and Nancy Rosner established this scholarship in memory of their friend, Dennis Belcher. This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


Diana Jayne Rupert '71 Scholarship

This award is given annually to a student with demonstrated financial need. This scholarship was established in 2002 by Diana Rupert Livingston in memory of her mother, Martha Sadler Rupert. Mrs. Rupert was an educator who believed in the power of learning to enrich lives. This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


Dolton Mill Valley Business Scholarship

This scholarship is part of the College of Business Scholars Program. It is offered to high achieving incoming freshmen who plan to major in business. Minimum qualifications include a 3.75 GPA, SAT of 1220 or ACT of 27, extracurricular activities and exhibited leadership. The average annual scholarship award budget is $5,000. The scholarship is non-endowed and is contingent upon annual contributions from the donor(s). This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


Don and Kathleen Edwards Scholarship in Computer Science

This scholarship supports a declared computer science major with financial need and demonstrated academic excellence in his or her studies. Preference is given to students who are residents of Virginia. The average annual award budget is $1,000. Individual scholarship award amounts may vary. Don and Kathleen Edwards, established this scholarship in 1999. This a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


Donley Presidential Endowment

Among other uses, these funds provide financial support to students who are in danger of not being able to finish school due to financial constraints. Mac Donley of Donley's, Inc. established this unrestricted endowment in 2011. This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


Donna Cannon Julian '69 Endowment for International Study

Students eligible to participate in an approved study abroad program, preferably in France, qualify for this scholarship. Special consideration is given to students with demonstrated financial need. The scholarship may be used for tuition as well as other costs associated with the study abroad program including, but not limited to travel, textbooks, fees, etc. The average annual award budget is $1,500. Individual scholarship award amounts may vary. Mrs. Julian chose to create the endowment in 2010 to celebrate her 40th class reunion and to support her belief in the power of international study to be a “life changing” experience. This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


Dorothy Dougherty and William Benedict Ross Scholarship in Education

Scholarship recipients must be in good academic standing and preparing to obtain teacher’s certification or a master’s degree in education. Special consideration is given to applicants from Virginia. The average annual award budget is $6,500. Individual scholarship award amounts may vary. In 1996, the late Anne Ross Parks '46 and Dolores Ross '49, established this scholarship as a lasting tribute to their parents, Dorothy Dougherty and William Benedict Ross. The average annual award budget is $7,000. Individual scholarship award amounts may vary. This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


Douglas D. and Kathryn Holman Wiggins '45 Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to a UMW student in good academic standing. Established in 2007 through a charitable gift annuity, this scholarship honors the memory of Kathryn Holman '45 and Douglas Wiggins. This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


Dr. and Mrs. Soon Dal Choi Scholarship

Incoming students with an interest in pursuing a degree in music qualify for this scholarship. Recipients must have demonstrated financial need. Adjunct voice professor Dr. In Dal Choi funded this scholarship in memory of his brother and sister-in-law, Dr. and Mrs. Soon Dal Choi. Dr. Soon Dal Choi was a scientist who pioneered South Korea’s satellite program and contributed to the development of that county’s entry into the digital information age by laying down the cornerstone for Korea’s domestic electronic switching system. He received a BS degree in Electrical Engineering from Seoul National University, a BS and MS from UC Berkeley, and his Ph.D. from Stanford University. Soon Dal Choi died on October 18, 2014.  For his contribution to science and technology, he was posthumously awarded a national medal of honor. He is the fourth civilian allowed to be buried at the National Cemetery, in the area reserved for Koreans who made contributions to Korean society. 
 

 



Dr. Burney Lynch Parkinson Memorial Scholarship in Psychology

The scholarship is awarded annually to a rising junior or senior psychology major with demonstrated financial need and a minimum GPA of 3.0. Preference is given to students who are certifying to teach. Mrs. Elizabeth Poteet Pollard ’56 established the scholarship in memory of Professor of Psychology Dr. Burney Lynch Parkinson in 2003. The average annual award budget is $5,000. Individual scholarship award amounts may vary. This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


Dr. George M. Van Sant Scholarship

The award is given annually to a rising senior with a demonstrated financial need who is majoring in the classics, philosophy, or religion. Recipients must have an overall grade point average of 2.5 or better and a 3.0 grade point average in their major. The average annual award budget is $2,300. Individual scholarship award amounts may vary. Friends, colleagues and former students, including Marsha Lynn Wilkins ’62, established a scholarship in 2010 to honor Professor Emeritus of Philosophy George Van Sant. This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


Dr. James H. and Marion K. Croushore Scholarship

The scholarship is awarded annually to a student in good academic standing with a declared major in English. The average annual award budget is $1,900. Individual scholarship award amounts may vary. It was established in 2008 through a bequest by Marion K. Croushore to honor the memory of her husband, James, and to offer financial assistance to future generations of UMW students. Professor Croushore taught English at Mary Washington for 32 years. This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


Dr. Pauline Grace King '37 Study Abroad Scholarship in Art History

This scholarship supports international study in art history. Students need not be an art history major, but must demonstrate strong interest in the field. The study abroad program must include at least two courses in art history per semester. The scholarship may be used for not more than one year and not less than one semester. Study programs limited to the summer term only are not eligible. Junior and first semester senior recipients are required to present a 15-20 minute talk to the Department of Art and Art History during the semester following their return. Seniors who are abroad during the final semester are also encouraged to present. The average annual award budget is $2,300. Individual scholarship award amounts may vary. In 2012, Mary Washington alumni and special friends established this scholarship in memory of Dr. Pauline Grace King. An alumna and a much-beloved member of the faculty in the Department of Art, Dr. King served as a mentor, role model, and champion to her students. This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


Earl and Mary Hall Scholarship

This scholarship assists students with financial need from the City of Fredericksburg or any of the following counties: Spotsylvania, Stafford, Caroline, King George, Westmoreland, Orange or Culpeper. Jim Hall generously pledged to fund this non-endowed scholarship in 2018. Awards are contingent upon future contributions from the donor(s). This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


Earl G. Insley Chi Beta Phi Scholarship

The scholarship benefits rising seniors in the disciplines accepted by Chi Beta Phi honor society. Please consult Chi Beta Phi faculty representative for additional application information. The average annual award budget is $2,600. Individual scholarship award amounts may vary. Established in 1989, this scholarship was funded by contributions from Dr. Earl G. Insley’s family and Chi Beta Phi members. Dr. Insley was a Mary Washington faculty member from the early 1940s until his retirement in 1975. This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


Eastman-Mullins Scholarship for Theatre

This scholarship benefits students who excel in theatre with preference to a student pursuing design and/or technical production for the theatre, particularly for a student who shows promise for a career in the field. Students must have demonstrated financial need. The average annual award budget is $1,100. Individual scholarship award amounts may vary. This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


Edgar E. Woodward Faculty Children's Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to the children of full-time UMW faculty. Recipients must have a declared major in business, economics, or dance. It was established in 1984 by an anonymous donor and named for Edgar E. Woodward, comptroller at Mary Washington during the 1960s. This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


Edgar Lomax Company Endowment

The endowment targets areas of critical need within the James Farmer Scholars Program. Support includes, but isn't limited to, scholarships, books, program materials, and cultural enrichment programs. The average annual award budget is $1,500. Individual scholarship award amounts may vary. This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


Edward Alvey, Jr. Scholarship

The scholarship is given to a student pursuing teaching certification who exhibits a commitment to education and academic excellence. Recipients must have a minimum 3.0 GPA. The average annual award budget is $3,000. Individual scholarship award amounts may vary. As part of its 50th Reunion project, the class of 1936 established a scholarship in recognition of Dr. Alvey’s many years of leadership and service to Mary Washington. Always an educator, he was dean for more than 30 years and served as interim president for a short time during the 1950s. Dean Alvey was awarded an honorary doctorate of humane letters in 1977 and achieved the status of dean emeritus in 1984. He also wrote several local history pieces, including the 682-page History of Mary Washington College, 1908-1972.This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


Effie S. Robinson '45 Study Abroad Scholarship

This scholarship supports study abroad. Students shall be undergraduates who intend to pursue study abroad as part of their academic training. Semester/year abroad and short-term, faculty-led international education study abroad programs are both acceptable. Effie S. Robinson '45 provided a bequest in her estate to the University of Mary Washington and with the assistance of her brother, Joseph G. Sanderlin, Jr. and his children Jo Lynn Adams and Joseph G. Sanderlin, III, established this scholarship. This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


Eileen Kramer Dodd Alumni Scholarship by the Class of 1939

This scholarship is awarded to incoming freshmen based on academic merit. The Class of 1939 established a scholarship to honor Dr. Eileen Kramer Dodd, a highly esteemed professor of psychology. This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


Eileen Kramer Dodd Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to a student with demonstrated financial need. It was established through the estate of Professor of Psychology, Dr. Eileen Kramer Dodd, in 2000. This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


Eleanor Heycock Pettit Scholarship

This scholarship assists incoming students with high school academic achievement and demonstrated financial need. Jack and Eleanor Heycock Pettit began this scholarship in 1998. This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


Elinor Pierson Gilbert Scholarship

This scholarship supports students participating in the James Farmer Scholars Program. Lenore Gilbert Bowne ’66 established the scholarship in 2008 and named it in memory of her mother, Elinor Pierson Gilbert. This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


Elizabeth Baylor Neatrour '54 and Mary Ellen Stephenson Memorial Scholarship in French

The scholarship is awarded annually to a rising junior or senior with a declared major in French. The average annual award budget is $5,000. Individual scholarship award amounts may vary. It was established by Charles R. Neatrour, Ed.D. in 2003 to honor the memory of his wife, Dr. Elizabeth Baylor Neatrour ’54, and one of her professors, Dr. Mary Ellen Stephenson. Elizabeth Neatrour taught French at James Madison University for nearly 40 years. Dr. Mary Ellen Stephenson, was associate professor of Spanish at Mary Washington for more than 30 years and was the class sponsor for the Class of 1954. This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


Elizabeth Dorothy Trible Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to entering freshmen students who are residents of Virginia with preference given to students from the counties of Essex, Northumberland, Lancaster, Richmond, and Westmoreland. The Honorable Paul S. Trible Jr. and other members of the Trible family created this scholarship in memory of Elizabeth Dorothy Trible. She graduated from Mary Washington in 1913 and served as the college nurse from 1928 to 1957. This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


Elizabeth Ferguson Foster '69 Memorial Scholarship

The scholarship is awarded annually to a Virginia student in good academic standing with financial need seeking a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Mary Washington.  Charles H. Foster, members of the UMW Board of Visitors, friends, and family of the late Elizabeth “Betty” Foster established this scholarship in 2011 to honor her memory. This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


Elizabeth Griffith Schmidt '35 Scholarship

This scholarship aids deserving students with academically outstanding records and demonstrated financial need.  Preference will be given to a student from Maryland.  The late Elizabeth “Betty” Schmidt established this scholarship in 1996. This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


Elizabeth P. Tillery Memorial Scholarship

The scholarship benefits academically strong junior or senior residential students pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree in music. The recipient must maintain a yearly UMW grade point average (not cumulative average) of a 3.0 on a 4.0-grade point system. The average annual award budget is $1,800. Individual scholarship award amounts may vary. Franklin E. Tillery established this scholarship in memory of his wife, Elizabeth, who had a great love of music. This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


Elizabeth Phillips Roe '44 and William M.D. Roe Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to a student who has demonstrated high academic achievement during his or her high school career and is renewable. Preference is given to students from Virginia or Maryland and to students who intend to pursue a career in education after graduation. This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


Elizabeth Poteet Pollard '56 Scholarship in Historic Preservation

This scholarship for historic preservation majors was established in 2016.


Elizabeth S. '49 and Ralph F. deBedts Scholarship

This scholarship supports students with financial need. Elizabeth Seelinger deBedts '49 made arrangements through her estate to establish a scholarship at the University of Mary Washington. ​This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements


Elizabeth Snow Wolf '41 Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to a student in good academic standing. It was funded through the estate of Elizabeth Snow Wolf '41. She wished to help students achieve their educational goals and to honor her classmate, Arabelle Laws Arrington ’41, for her dedicated service to UMW. This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


Ellen Alvey Montllor '48 Scholarship

Recipients of this scholarship are selected on the basis of financial need. Members of the Class of 1948 and friends began this scholarship in 1992 in memory of Ellen, daughter of Dean Emeritus Edward Alvey Jr. This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


Elsa Von Müller Leidecker Scholarship

The scholarship is awarded to a student studying environmental science. The average annual award budget is $3,400. Individual scholarship award amounts may vary. Dr. Kurt Leidecker, professor of philosophy from 1948-1973, had a great concern for the environment. He created this scholarship in 1994 in memory of his wife. This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


Emil R Schnellock Award for Excellence in Painting

This award is presented to a major in art who has one or more works selected for the juried Student Art Exhibition, traditionally held each spring. In 1960, an anonymous donor established this award to honor Emil R. Schnellock, who was associate professor of art at Mary Washington from 1938 to 1958. Professor Schnellock specialized in art appreciation and mural painting. He painted the murals in George Washington Hall and oversaw the painting of the seals and murals in Monroe Hall. This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


Emil R. Schnellock Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to a studio art and an art history major. Studio art majors applying for the scholarship must have been nominated by the department and have submitted a portfolio of work.The average annual award budget is $5,000. Individual scholarship award amounts may vary. It was established in 2000 as a memorial tribute to Professor Emil R. Schnellock. Professor Schnellock specialized in art appreciation and mural painting. He painted the murals in George Washington Hall and oversaw the painting of the seals and murals in Monroe Hall. This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


Emily Cella Scholarship

This scholarship benefits a rising junior or senior with a formally declared major in the social sciences and an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher. The average annual award budget is $10,500. Individual scholarship award amounts may vary and depend on the number of recipients selected. Family and friends funded this scholarship in 2004 as a loving tribute to Mary Washington student Emily M. Cella. Ms. Cella was a rising junior with a positive attitude and an interest in criminology and psychology. This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


Emily Lewis '62 and Anthony Andres Scholarship

This scholarship assists self-supporting, traditional-age students with financial need. It was established by Anthony Andres and Emily Lewis '62 in 2014. It is their hope that this scholarship will provide self-supporting students the opportunity to enjoy the benefits of a Mary Washington education. This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


Erma Whitaker Henry Bockoven '49 Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded annually to students in good academic standing from Virginia. Mrs. Erma Whitaker Henry Bockoven '49 established this scholarship in 2011 in recognition of the tremendous effect her four-year experience at Mary Washington had on the rest of her life. This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


Esther Swaffin Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded annually to a rising junior or senior. It was established in 1965 by family, friends, and classmates of Esther Swaffin to honor her memory. She was a senior at Mary Washington in 1965 when she was killed in an auto accident. This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


Evelyn Harrell Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to a student with demonstrated financial need from Virginia or North Carolina. Preference is given to students with an interest in becoming an entrepreneur, with the intent of eventually creating and/or owning a business. Students who are the first from their family to attend college shall also be given preference. The average annual award budget is $900 and individual scholarships may vary. Established in 2006 by Iris Harrell ’69, this scholarship is in memory of her mother, Evelyn Harrell. Iris credits her mother’s hard work and multiple business skills for inspiring Iris to become the first person in her family to graduate from college and for her success as an entrepreneur. 


Ferris B. and Phyllis Teed Wafle '37 Scholarship

This is a merit-based scholarship for talented students (academic, artistic, athletic, or musical). Applicants with specific talents should provide details in the application. Benjamin N. Waffle created this scholarship in 2014 to honor the memory of his parents, Ferris B. and Phyllis Teed Waffle ’37. For more than four decades, Ferris and Phyllis Waffle were life-long public school educators with passion for teaching and learning. Ferris was a principal and administrator, and Phyllis was a teacher of foreign languages, English, and Latin. The majority of their educational careers were spent with the Stafford County school system. This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


Financial Services Internship

Recipients shall be students participating in an approved internship experience; preference shall be given to financial services internships with priority to those who participate in an internship in a state other than Virginia or the District of Columbia. Funds must be used for student internship expenses and/or stipends. Both credit and non-credit internships are allowed provided that they are sponsored by a full-time member of the teaching faculty. ​Michael A. Cirami '98 and Sean M. Tuffy '98 established this endowment in support of the Internship Program at the University of Mary Washington in 2017


Fita Rivas Scholarship in Spanish

The scholarship is awarded to junior or senior Spanish majors planning to continue their studies in graduate school. Dora R. Timke established this scholarship in 1993 in memory of her sister, Fita Rivas, a professor of Spanish literature at Mary Washington from 1960-1969. The average annual award budget is $2,000. Individual scholarship award amounts may vary. This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


Florence Elizabeth Jett Carey Harding 1918 Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to students who have financial need and are graduates from high schools in the counties of Lancaster, Northumberland, Richmond, or Westmoreland. Dr. John H. Harding and Carey Harding ’47 established this scholarship in 1991 to honor their mother, Florence Harding, a 1918 graduate. The Harding family has lived on the Northern Neck of Virginia since the seventeenth century. Florence Harding fondly remembered her time at Mary Washington as the happiest days of her life. This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


Frances Holsclaw Brown '44 Scholarship

This scholarship benefits an entering freshman with demonstrated financial need from Virginia with plans to pursue a degree in business administration or a related field. It was established in 2006 in memory of Frances Holslaw Brown '44. Mrs. Brown was a graduate of the commercial program (now the business administration department) at Mary Washington. She valued her experience and was grateful for the excellent instruction she received from professors. This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


Frances Liebenow Armstrong '36 Scholarship

The scholarship is awarded to students with financial need enrolled in a UMW program leading to teacher certification. The average annual award budget is $12,000. Individual scholarship award amounts may vary and will depend on the number of scholarship recipients selected. This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


Franklin E. Tillery Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to students from the Commonwealth of Virginia. Recipients must be residential students and must maintain high academic standards. Two of Franklin E. Tillery's daughters attended Mary Washington as Regional Scholars. Because he was so impressed with their experience, he created this scholarship to support other UMW scholars. This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


Fred E. Miller Memorial Scholarship

The recipient must be a rising junior or senior who is majoring in economics or business administration. The average annual award budget is $850. Individual scholarship award amounts may vary. Mrs. Virgie Miller established this scholarship to honor the memory of her husband, Professor Emeritus Fred E. Miller, who passed away in 1998. Dr. Miller joined the Mary Washington faculty in 1938 and taught business and economics for 38 years. He retired in 1975 and remained active in the business community for many years. This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


Fred R. Winer Research Scholarship

The scholarship is awarded to students majoring in theater and dance and involved in research production projects. The average annual award budget is $1,100. Individual scholarship amounts may vary. The Mary Washington Board of Visitors established this scholarship in 1993. This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


Fredericksburg Area Scholarship

This scholarship assists students with financial need from Spotsylvania, Stafford, Caroline, or King George counties and the city of Fredericksburg. The Fredericksburg Chapter of the Mary Washington Alumni Association created this scholarship in 2005. This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


Fredericksburg Host Lions (FASLA) Club Scholarship

Members of the Fredericksburg Host Lions Club created this need-based scholarship to support students from the city of Fredericksburg or the counties of Stafford or Spotsylvania who have financial need due to sight, hearing, or diabetic conditions. This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


Fredericksburg Kiwanis (FASLA) Scholarship

The Fredericksburg Kiwanis Club funded this scholarship in 1996 to help students with financial need from the Fredericksburg region. This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


Fredericksburg Kiwanis Scholarship

The members of the Fredericksburg Kiwanis Foundation established this scholarship in 1992 for students with demonstrated financial need. Students who qualify for this scholarship must reside in the Fredericksburg area. This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


Fredericksburg Regional Council Endowment

Awards are given to students formally admitted to the master of education program or other approved teacher’s programs. Preference is given to students with financial need from the City of Fredericksburg, or the counties of Caroline, King George, Spotsylvania, or Stafford. The average annual award budget is $3,000. Individual scholarship award amounts may vary. The Fredericksburg Regional Council established this scholarship in 2007 to enrich the lives of K-12 children and youth, families, and communities through enhanced teacher education. This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


Fredericksburg Rotary Club (FASLA) Scholarship

This scholarship helps students with financial need from the City of Fredericksburg, or the counties of Stafford, Spotsylvania, King George, or Caroline. It was established by members of the Fredericksburg Rotary Club in 1997 and preference is given to students whose parent(s) are Rotarians. This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


Fredericksburg Savings and Loan Alumni Scholarship

This scholarship benefits incoming freshment  from the Fredericksburg area who are accepted for honors admission. It was established in 1988 through a generous gift from the Fredericksburg Savings and Loan Association under the leadership of President Lawrence McMurtry. This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


Fredericksburg Savings Charitable Foundation Scholarship

The Fredericksburg Savings Charitable Foundation Scholarship was established to assist students from the Fredericksburg area to pursue a program of study in the College of Business. Students must have demonstrated financial need. The average annual award budget is $2,000 and individual scholarships may vary. This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.
 


Garland Gray Foundation Scholarship in Historic Preservation

This scholarship is awarded to historic preservation majors from Virginia with financial need. Members of the Garland Gray Foundation created this scholarship in 1990. This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements. The average annual award budget is $3,500. Individual scholarship award amounts may vary.


Geography Alumni Scholarship

The scholarship is awarded to a rising junior or senior with a major in geography. Selection will be based on the student's overall contribution to and/or enthusiasm for his or her studies within the geography department. The average annual award budget is $1,700. Individual scholarship award amounts may vary. It was established in 2002 by alumni of the Mary Washington geography department in honor of Professors Emeriti Marshall Bowen, Samuel Emory, and James Gouger, and in memory of Professor Emeritus Richard Palmieri. This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


George and Monecia Helton Taylor '81 Scholarship in Business

The recipient of this scholarship must be a current resident of Virginia and have a formally declared major in business; preference is given to students with financial need. The average annual award budget is $2,500. Individual scholarships may vary. George and Monecia Helton Taylor '81 established this scholarship in 2002. This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


Gladys and James M. Bowen Scholarship

This scholarship was established in 2002 to benefit a student from the greater Fredericksburg area. The recipient must have demonstrated financial need, and must maintain an overall GPA of 3.0 or better in his or her major field of study. This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


Glenn and Mary Downing '59 Scholarship

This scholarship is for students majoring in a Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math (STEM) related field and who are at risk of being unable to finish their undergraduate studies at UMW due to a financial setback. Glenn and Mary Fredman Downing '59 generously established this non-endowed fund in 2014. Awards are contingent upon future contributions from the donor(s). This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


Golden Society Scholarship

In 1994, Golden Society members at Mary Washington established this scholarship to provide financial aid to a deserving student. This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


Gordon and Bettye Buskell McLaskey '34 Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded annually to a student in good standing. It was established in 2008 through an estate bequest from Bettye Buskell McLaskey. This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


Grace Cutler Hamilton Scholarship for French Study

The scholarship is awarded to students who participate in a UMW-approved study abroad program in France and open to any student who is interested in furthering their facility in French and experiencing French culture. Special consideration is given to students with demonstrated financial need. Diana Cowell established this scholarship in honor of her mother, Grace Cutler Hamilton, who loved the French language, culture and people. The average annual award budget is $1,000; individual scholarship award amounts may vary. This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


Grace Mann Launch Award

This end of year award is given to a graduating senior who is active while at UMW in organizations that promote social justice and equality, social change and/or advocates for victims of sexual assault or prejudice, and who exemplifies a commitment to improving the lives of others through the change of attitudes, behaviors, laws, policies, or institutions; and who  is planning to pursue a career in support of those goals and promote equality and/or advocate for victims. The Mann family established this award in honor of Grace and to support a graduating student who will be doing the work she would have done. This award is intended to provide funds to help launch the recipient into their post-college life as they pursue their goals.  


Graduate Education Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded annually to students pursuing graduate degrees in the field of education who are enrolled for a minimum of six credit hours per semester. Preference is given to students with demonstrated financial need. The average annual award budget is $20,500. Individual scholarship award amounts may vary. In 2002 the Commonwealth of Virginia General Assembly authorized Mary Washington College to transfer the balance of student loan funds from a discontinued program to an endowment for scholarships for graduate students in education.This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


Grampa Joe Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to undergraduate accounting majors or business majors with a concentration in accounting. Recipients must have an overall UMW minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0, a min. 3.3 GPA in business courses and a minimum GPA of 3.5 in accounting courses. Students must have completed at least 12 credit hours in accounting courses. Recipients are required to work an average of 8 hours per week during the academic year and volunteer for a non-profit or community organization at least two hours a month. A recent business graduate funded this non-endowed scholarship in memory of his grandfather "Joe". Grampa Joe was a CPA who volunteered his time to help his community. This scholarship is non-endowed and is contingent upon annual contributions from the donor(s). The average annual award budget is $6,000. Individual award amounts may vary. This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


Grellet C. Simpson International Scholarship

The scholarship is awarded to an undergraduate student who wishes to pursue study abroad as part of his/her academic training. Recipients must have completed at least three full semesters with a minimum of 36 graded credit hours and intend to complete their baccalaureate degree at UMW. The scholarship will be awarded for not more than one year, and not less than one semester. Study programs limited to the summer term only are not eligible. The average annual award budget is $8,000. Individual scholarship award amounts may vary. Created in 1974, this scholarship was funded through gifts from the Mary Washington Alumni Association and the late Grellet C. Simpson. Dr. Simpson was president of Mary Washington from 1956 until 1974. This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


Hamlin A. Caldwell Jr. Scholarship in History

This scholarship is awarded annually to two rising junior or senior history majors with distinguished academic achievement in history and an interest in public policy and legislative action on issues of social justice and the environment. Candidates should complete the Caldwell Scholarship essay. The average scholarship award is $1,200. The UMW Department of History and American Studies and friends and family of Hamlin “Ham” Caldwell Jr., established this scholarship in 2005, to honor his memory. An adjunct member of the faculty at Mary Washington for 12 years, he was known for his generous spirit, his devotion to students, and his perpetual sense of humor. This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


Harry Skinker Scholarship in Business Administration

The scholarship benefits a rising junior or senior student with a major in business administration. The average annual award budget is $1,000 and individual award amounts may vary. Professor of Business Harry Skinker created this scholarship in 2005. This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


Hattie M. Strong Foundation Scholarship

Students enrolled in their final year of teacher training programs with financial need and a 3.0 GPA may qualify for this scholarship. Candidates should submit letters of reference that show outstanding success and enthusiasm in field experiences prior to their final year of study. The average annual award budget is $10,000. Individual scholarship award amounts may vary. In 2013, the Hattie M. Strong Foundation selected UMW to participate in the Strong Scholars Program. The Strong Foundation's goal is to reduce financial pressure duing the student-teaching semester, when a student's ability to offset expenses with outside employment is curtailed by the rigor of full-time work in the classroom. This scholarship is non-endowed and is contingent upon annual contributions from the donor(s). This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


Healthcare Management Scholarship

This scholarship supports students enrolled in the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Completion Program. Special consideration is given to students who intend to pursue healthcare management. This one time award was provided by Adelaide Rosborough Thorpe. This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


Helen G. and Justin J. Piscopo - Alvey Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to out-of-state students based on academic merit and is renewable for up to four years. It was established in 2016 by Irene Rodgers in memory of her parents. She credits Mary Washington for helping to open worlds for her, and she established this scholarship to provide future students the opportunity to thrive at Mary Washington. Justin Piscopo, emigrated from Malta in the 1920s and settled in New York City. In 1936 he married Helen Gzik, a private secretary for the District Attorney of Pottsville, Pennsylvania. Justin worked as a carpenter in NYC, and, for pay, was given apartments and property, rather than money. He accumulated real estate this way, working very hard. During the World War II Justin joined the Coast Guard and worked at night building ships and patrolling Long Island. Justin and Helen were patriotic Americans who gave generously to their church and other charitable causes. This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.
 


Helen Walsh Kramer Scholarship

This scholarship supports students with financial need seeking a bachelor's degree from the University of Mary Washington. Dr. John M. (Jack) and Mary Louise Kramer established an endowed scholarship in honor of the memory of Jack's mother, Helen Walsh Kramer. This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements


Henry and Grace Spicer Scholarship

The scholarship is awarded annually to a student with a major in music or to a student who is a member of the UMW Philharmonic Orchestra. It was established in 2007 through a bequest from the estate of Henry Spicer. This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


Hershel C. and Minnie Hogge Shackelford Memorial Scholarship

This Scholarship is awarded to an incoming freshman from Gloucester County, Virginia. Nancy Shackelford Jones ’66 established this scholarship in 2008 in memory of her parents. Mr. Hershel Shackelford formed the H.C. Shackelford and Son Oil Company and later represented the ARCO Oil Company until his retirement in 1985. Mrs. Minnie Shackelford taught school in the Gloucester public school system for more than 30 years. Together they supported their daughter, Nancy, during her educational pursuit of a degree at Mary Washington. This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


Honorable R.H.L. & Belle Wallace Chichester Scholarship

This scholarship shall be awarded to a student with demonstrated financial need who has achieved at least a 3.0 GPA during his/her high school career. In 1998, Virginia Wilson Monroe ’48 established this scholarship for her grandparents. Her grandfather, the Honorable R.H.L. Chichester, helped lay the cornerstone for Mary Washington College in 1908, and her mother, Mary Wilson, attended from 1914-1918. This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


Honors Freedom Scholarship

The scholarship is for students accepted into the UMW Honors Program. It is awarded annually to students with demonstrated commitment to the values of freedom, justice, and integrity. Candidates must complete the Freedom, Honor, and Integrity essay and express an understanding of the importance of creativity, leadership, and generosity of spirit. The average award budget is $1,200. Individual scholarship award amounts may vary. Susanne Tiffany ’75 funded the scholarship in 2011 to advance awareness that "freedom is not free; and, that in this awareness lies our future.". This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


Howard and Agnes Carey Scholarship

The scholarship is awarded to students with demonstrated financial need who have had at least one biological parent pass away. The maximum annual award amount is $4,000. Scholarship availability is dependent upon annual contributions from the donor(s). Jean Craig Gough established this scholarship in honor of Howard and Agnes Carey, neighbors who took her in after she was orphaned as a teenager. With the lifeline of love and stability provided by the Careys, Jean was able to flourish in high school and at what was then Mary Washington College. Jean hopes this scholarship will honor the Careys by serving as a lifeline to a deserving UMW undergraduate. This scholarship is dependent on annual donations from the donors.


I. J. and Hilda M. Breeden Foundation Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded annually to a student with a high school GPA of at least 3.0 and demonstrated financial need. Jennie Sue Breeden Minor ’61 established the scholarship in 2003 to honor the memory of her father and stepmother. Mr. I. J. Breeden worked in the real estate industry as an investor, builder, and developer in Fairfax County, Prince William County, Manassas, and Charlottesville. Native Virginians, the couple invested their time and resources in their community and church. This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


Indie Lowry Sinclair '25 Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to a student with financial need. Professor Dr. Caroline B. Sinclair created this scholarship as a lasting tribute to her sister, Indie Lowry Sinclair ’25. This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


Irene Lundy Brown '39 - Washington Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to an entering freshman who is a resident of Virginia and is accepted to the University of Mary Washington through the "honors" admissions program, with preference given to National Merit Scholar semi-finalists and above. The scholarship provides full tuition, fees, room, and board for up to four years of undergraduate study. Irene Brown personally funded the first Washington Scholarship. The scholarship was first awarded for the 2000-01 academic year. This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


Irene Piscopo Rodgers '59 - Alvey Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to an out-of-state entering freshman who is accepted to the University of Mary Washington through the "honors" admissions program, with preference given to National Merit Scholar semi-finalists and above. The scholarship provides full tuition, fees, room, and board for up to four years of undergraduate study. This scholarship was funded in 2017 through a gift from Mrs. Rodgers of Huntington, N.Y. She credits Mary Washington for helping to “open worlds for her,” and she established this scholarship to provide future out-of-state students the opportunity to thrive at Mary Washington. This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


Irene Piscopo Rodgers '59 and James D. Rodgers Student Research Fellowship I

The fellowship benefits chemistry, biochemistry, and biology majors in that order. Special consideration is given to students who demonstrate an aptitude for scientific research, especially research which may employ the use of equipment such as, but not limited to, electron microscopes. UMW approved research projects at organizations outside of the University may qualify. Students are provided with a stipend of up to 20% of the total award and a budget of up to 80% for research expenses. Irene Piscopo Rodgers, class of 1959, established two fellowships, in 2010 and 2013 respectively, to benefit UMW students with declared majors in one of the natural or physical sciences. The total average annual award budget (stipend and research) is $11,000. Individual award amounts may vary. This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


Irene Piscopo Rodgers '59 and James D. Rodgers Student Research Fellowship II

This fellowship benefits chemistry, biochemistry, and biology majors in this order. Special consideration is given to students who demonstrate an aptitude for scientific research, especially research which may employ the use of equipment such as, but not limited to, electron microscopes. UMW approved research projects at organizations outside of the University may qualify. Students are provided with a stipend of up to 20% of the total award and a budget of up to 80% for research expenses. The average annual award budget is $2,500 and includes stipend and research budget. Individual fellowship award amounts may vary. This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


J. Binford Walford Scholarships in Architecture

The scholarship is awarded to students who are or who are planning to major in art history, studio art, or historic preservation with stated career goals in architecture-related endeavors. Candidates maybe any grade level. Advanced students must have an overall grade point average of 3.0 with a 3.2 grade point average in their major. They must have a program that includes those courses which support a concentration in architectural studies. The scholarship was established by the estate of Aurelia B. Walford. This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements. The average annual award budget is $24,000. Individual scholarship award amounts may vary.


J. Christopher Bill Scholarship in Psychology

Recipients of this annual scholarship must be formally declared majors in the Department of Psychology. The average annual award budget is $2,500. Individual scholarship award amounts may vary. This scholarship was established in 2002 by family, friends, students, and colleagues of Professor “Topher” Bill as “a lasting tribute to his dedication to the ideals of academic excellence and to the love, without hesitation, for his department, his colleagues, and his students.” A beloved member of the Mary Washington faculty for 30 years, Dr. Bill also served as chair of the psychology department from 1983 to 1997. Dr. Bill received the prestigious Grellet C. Simpson Award for excellence in undergraduate teaching in 1997; and in 2002, he was posthumously awarded the Mary W. Pinschmidt Award.This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


J. Davis and Loretta Richardson Business Scholarship

This scholarship is part of the College of Business Scholars Program. It is offered to high achieving incoming freshmen who plan to major in business. Minimum qualifications include a 3.75 GPA, SAT of 1220, extracurricular activities and exhibited leadership. Recipients will receive $5,000 per year. The scholarship is non-endowed and is contingent upon annual contributions from the donor(s). This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


James and Irene Piscopo Rodgers '59 - Alvey Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to an out-of-state entering freshman who is accepted to the University of Mary Washington through the "honors" admissions program, with preference given to National Merit Scholar semi-finalists and above. The scholarship provides full tuition, fees, room, and board for up to four years of undergraduate study. This second Alvey Scholarship was funded in 2009 through a Centennial Campaign gift from Mrs. Rodgers of Huntington, N.Y. She credits Mary Washington for helping to “open worlds for her,” and she established this scholarship to provide future out-of-state students the opportunity to thrive at Mary Washington. This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


James D. Rodgers - Alvey Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to an out-of-state entering freshman who is accepted to the University of Mary Washington through the "honors" admissions program, with preference given to National Merit Scholar semi-finalists and above. The scholarship provides full tuition, fees, room, and board for up to four years of undergraduate study. Irene Piscopo Rodgers ‘59 endowed this Alvey Scholarship in memory of her husband, James D. “Don” Rodgers, who passed away in December 2014. This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


James E. Baker University-Community Orchestra Scholarship

The scholarship provides annual merit awards to all student musicians in the orchestra who meet specific academic and participation requirements. The Friends of the Orchestra established this scholarship in 1997 in honor of James E. Baker. Distinguished Professor of Music Emeritus James E. Baker founded and led what was then called the Mary Washington College-Community Symphony Orchestra for 32 years. Under his leadership, the musical membership grew and flourished, culminating in an invitation to perform at New York’s Carnegie Hall in March 2002. In 2010, the name of the performance group was changed to the UMW Philharmonic Orchestra. The average annual award budget is $33,000. Individual scholarship award amounts may vary and depend on the number of scholarship recipients selected. This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


James Farmer Scholarship

The recipients of this scholarship are majoring in history or American Studies, have and maintain a GPA of 3.0 in their major, and must exemplify the ideals espoused and practiced by Dr. Farmer. Candidates must complete an essay focusing on the ideals espoused by Dr. Farmer during his lifetime. The average annual award budget is $1,000. Individual scholarship award amounts may vary. Friends and colleagues of Dr. James Farmer established this scholarship following his death in 1999 to honor the famous civil rights activist who founded the Congress on Racial Equality (CORE), led “Freedom Rides” into the South, and taught at Mary Washington for 13 years. In 1998, President William Clinton awarded Dr. Farmer the Medal of Freedom for his contributions to the freedom of African Americans and other minorities in America. This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


James Harvey Dodd Memorial Scholarship in Economics

This scholarship is awarded to a senior economics major with demonstrated financial need who plans to enroll in a graduate degree program. The average annual award budget is $3,000. Individual scholarship award amounts may vary. The scholarship was established in 1991 to honor the memory of Professor of Economics, Dr. James Harvey Dodd. Dr. Dodd taught at Mary Washington for 34 years. His wife, Eileen Kramer Dodd, was a psychology professor. This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


Janet J. DeShazo Scholarship

The scholarship benefits students with financial need and a declared major in business. The average annual award budget is $1,000 and individual scholarships may vary. Kathleen M. and Everett M. Geno Jr. created this scholarship in 2010 in memory of Kathleen’s friend and colleague Janet J. DeShazo. Mrs. DeShazo worked in the Mary Washington payroll office for 40 years and had the occasion to make a positive impact on fellow employees and students. This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


Jean Marie Phillis Scholarship

The scholarship is awarded to students with financial need, a declared major in the College of Business, and demonstrated leadership. Preference if given to students from New Jersey. Recipients should complete the Freedom, Justice, Integrity, and Honor Essay. The average annual award budget is $3,500 and average award amounts may vary. Sally Phillis Blanchet '42 established this scholarship in 2012 in memory of her little sister, Jean Marie Phillis, who died at a young age. She values the experience she gained working for Mary Washington’s Dean of Freshmen and the Alumni Association. Through the establishment of this scholarship, Sally wishes to create a lasting memorial to her sister while enabling promising students to become tomorrow’s business leaders. This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


Jeannine Mary Pfeifle Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship benefits the daughters and sons of U.S. Marine Corps and U.S. Navy personnel. In 1985, Richard C. and Claire Jean Pfeifle honored the memory of their daughter, Jeannine Mary, with this scholarship. Jeannine was killed by a drunk driver in 1976 during the summer after her freshman year at Mary Washington. This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


Jennifer Fankhauser Osterman '73 Scholarship

The scholarship provides financial assistance to an incoming freshman from a state other than Virginia. Mrs. Jennifer Osterman established this scholarship in 2007 to give out-of-state students the opportunity to attend UMW. This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


Jesse B. Bennett Scholarship

This scholarship was established in 2010 for students with financial need by Barbara A. Bennett ’70 in memory of her father, Jesse B. Bennett. Although Mr. Bennett was not able to pursue a higher education, he possessed a lifelong passion for learning which he passed along to his daughter while encouraging her attendance at Mary Washington. Special consideration is given to students from the Bennetts’ hometown near South Boston, Virginia, commonly referred to as "Southside.”  If no students from Halifax County are eligible, students graduating from high schools in surrounding counties will receive preference. This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


Joanna and John Reynolds Scholarship

This merit-based scholarship is awarded to incoming freshmen and was established by John and Joanna Reynolds in 2015 to encourage Mary Washington’s efforts in recruiting exceptional students. John Reynolds served as a member of the Mary Washington Computer Science faculty for 22 years and Joanna was a member of the Mary Washington Modern Foreign Language faculty for 32 years. During their collective five decades as members of the Mary Washington faculty, John and Joanna had the pleasure of teaching and interacting with a great number of bright and highly motivated students. Through the creation of this scholarship they hope to provide encouragement to future generations of students. This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


John and Helen Hindinger Study Abroad Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to students planning to study abroad with preference to students whose study abroad plans include an art history component. This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements. John and Helen Hindinger plan to endow this scholarship through their estate. They have elected to provide an annual scholarship so that they may interact with their scholarship recipients and enjoy witnessing the impact of their generosity. This scholarship is non-endowed and is contingent upon annual contributions from the donor(s). Mr. and Mrs. Hindinger encourage students to study in all corners of the world, to experience different languages, customs, and culture, the richness of history and the vibrancy of their time abroad. They further hope that upon the student's return to campus, they will find a way to share their experience with classmates.

 


John C. and Jerri Barden Perkins '61 Study Abroad Scholarship

The scholarship is awarded to undergraduate students with demonstrated financial need and the intent to pursue study abroad as part of their academic training. Jerri Barden Perkins '61, M.D., established this scholarship in 2013 in loving memory of her husband, John, with the hope that students will know the joy of knowledge and discovery. The average annual award budget is $1,300. Individual scholarship award amounts may vary. This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


John Cope '83 Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship benefits a student who plans to major in biology, chemistry or physics. Recipients must have a minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA in high school, 2.5 after completion of the freshman year, and a 3.0 cumulative GPA throughout all subsequent years. The average annual award budget is $1,300. Individual scholarship award amounts may vary. This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


John W. and Anne H. Hudachek Scholarship in Computer Science

This scholarship is awarded annually to a rising junior in good academic standing with a declared major in computer science. Special consideration is given to students who demonstrate the characteristics of citizenship and public service as exemplified through the lives of John William and Anne Hamilton Hudachek. Candidates should complete the Freedom/Justice/Integrity/Honor essay. The average annual award budget is $1,400. Individual scholarship award amounts may vary. It was established in 2011 by family and friends of the late John and Anne Hudachek. John Hudachek retired as Major General after 31 years active duty in the U.S. Army and numerous awards and decorations. Anne served as a volunteer in the American Red Cross and traveled extensively with her husband during his military career. The couple’s three daughters and other family members are Mary Washington alumni. This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements. Please read the Hudachek family donor description for more information. 


Joseph and Anne Flythe McCutcheon '51 Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded annually to a student with a declared major in English. Special consideration is given to students enrolled in an approved program of study leading to teacher certification. The average annual award budget is $1,400. Individual scholarship award amounts may vary. Anne Flythe McCutcheon ’51 established this scholarship in 2008 in memory of her husband, Joseph. This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


Joseph C. Vance Memorial Scholarship in History

The scholarship benefits a rising senior with a declared major in History. Preference shall be given to students who are concentrating mainly in American history and who have demonstrated financial need. Though no minimum grade point average is required, the scholarship is awarded on the basis of merit. The average annual award budget is $1,000. Individual scholarship award amounts may vary. Dr. William Bryan Crawley Jr. and Dr. Theresa Young Crawley ’77 established this scholarship in 1999 in memory of Dr. Joseph C. Vance. Dr. Vance was a World War II Navy veteran and a beloved and respected member of the Mary Washington history department faculty from 1960 until his retirement in 1987. This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


Josephine Griffith Kleiner '34 Scholarship

The scholarship is given to a student with financial need who is working toward teaching certification in elementary education. Preference is given to students from Virginia or Maryland. The average annual award budget is $2,500. Individual scholarship award amounts may vary. Mr. R. Murray Kleiner funded this scholarship in memory of his wife, Josephine. This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


Juanita S. Carpenter '39 Scholarship

This scholarship supports students with financial need. Robert F. and Mildred C. Jarecke '46 established this scholarship in memory of Mildred's sister, Juanita S. Carpenter '39, through their estate. Juanita and Mildred "Mickey" Carpenter grew up in Luray, Virginia, and both sisters attended Mary Washington College. This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements


Judith A. Crissman Scholarship in Chemistry

The scholarship is awarded to rising junior or senior students with a declared major in chemistry. The average annual award budget is $1,300. Individual scholarship award amount may vary. Professor Emerita of Chemistry, Judith A. Crissman, established this scholarship in 2013. This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


Judith Hirschbiel Colison '68 Scholarship

Recipients are selected based on financial need and academic standing. Special consideration is given to those from southeastern Virginia. It was established in 2009 through the estate of Ms. Judith Hirschbiel Colison ’68. This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


Judy Mansfield Muller '69 Scholarship in English

Recipients of this award are junior or senior English majors in good academic standing. The average annual award budget is $920. Individual scholarship award amounts may vary. Judy Mansfield Muller ’69 established this scholarship in 1996. This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


Julie Baxter Scholarship in Nursing

This scholarship supports students enrolled in the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Completion Program. Special consideration is given to students who specialize in, or intend to focus on, hospice and palliative care.  The average annual award budget is $1,280. Individual scholarship award amounts may vary. Paul Dresser endowed this scholarship in 2014 to honor of his wife, Julie. Julie Baxter received a BSN from George Mason University and worked as a medical surgical and ICU nurse. Volunteer work with Hospice led her to a transition from acute care to palliative care and hospice nursing.This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


June Davis McCormick '49 Scholarship

The award is given annually to a rising junior or senior vocal student with the intent to pursue a professional performance career. An overall GPA of 3.5 or above is required. Special consideration is given to students with a Virginia heritage. The average annual award budget is $3,500. Individual scholarship award amounts may vary. Mrs. June Davis McCormick '49 established this scholarship in 2010, on the occasion of her 60th class reunion, in loving memory of her sister, Evelyn Knight. Miss Knight was a popular singer and recording artist in the 1940s and ’50s. Four of her hit recordings topped the charts in 1949; in 1960, she was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


Justin and Helen Piscopo - Alvey Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to out-of-state students based on academic merit and is renewable for up to four years. It was established in 2015 by Irene Rodgers in memory of her parents. She credits Mary Washington for helping to open worlds for her, and she established this scholarship to provide future students the opportunity to thrive at Mary Washington. Justin Piscopo, emigrated from Malta in the 1920s and settled in New York City. In 1936 he married Helen Gzik, a private secretary for the District Attorney of Pottsville, Pennsylvania. Justin worked as a carpenter in NYC, and, for pay, was given apartments and property, rather than money. He accumulated real estate this way, working very hard. During the World War II Justin joined the Coast Guard and worked at night building ships and patrolling Long Island. Justin and Helen were patriotic Americans who gave generously to their church and other charitable causes. This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


Justin Arthur Steinberg Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded annually to a student with demonstrated financial need. Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Steinberg established this scholarship in 2005 in memory of their son Justin Arthur Steinberg. Justin began his studies at Mary Washington in 1997 and devoted himself to the field of biology with a particular interest in oncology. Justin passed away in 1999 from the effects of leukemia. His family and friends remember him as intelligent, sensitive, humorous, and loyal. This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


Karen Peters Zirkle '74 Memorial Scholarship

The scholarship is awarded to graduates of James Monroe High School with demonstrated financial need. Preference is given to students who have performed community service in the Fredericksburg area. Applicants should provide two letters of recommendation from the organization(s) to which the community service was provided. In the event there is no applicant from James Monroe High School, second preference shall be given to a student with financial need who is a graduate of another high school in the Fredericksburg area. In 1999, Carl Zirkle provided the funds to establish a scholarship in memory of his late wife, Karen Peters Zirkle ’74. This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


Karrie Nelson Ferguson '83 Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to undergraduate students with demonstrated financial need. Special consideration is given to students who need financial support because they themselves or their family have suffered a financial setback resulting in the student(s) being at risk of being unable to finish their undergraduate studies at UMW. Karrie Nelson Ferguson '83 generously established this scholarship to assist deserving students achieve their educational and lifetime goals.This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


Katherine Edmondson Hopper '30 Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to a student who has demonstrated strong academic progress in his or her high school career. The scholarship was established through contributions from family, friends, and the estate of Katherine Edmondson Hopper ’30 in 2000. This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


Kathleen Myra and Everett M. Geno Jr. Scholarship

The scholarship is awarded to a student in good academic standing with a major in historic preservation. It was established by the Mr. and Mrs. Geno in May 2006 to help make higher education available and affordable to deserving students. This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements. The average annual award budget is $900. Individual scholarship award amounts may vary.


Keith Belli Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to outstanding theatre students. The average annual award budget is $6,500. Individual scholarship award amounts may vary. It was created in 1997 by friends and family as a lasting tribute to Professor Belli’s five years of service to the Mary Washington theater program. This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


Kyle Gooch Williams '77 Scholarship

Scholarship recipients must be enrolled in an approved program of study leading to certification as a teacher. Special consideration is given to students who graduated from high schools in the southeastern region of Virginia including the communities of Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Norfolk, and Portsmouth. The average annual award budget is $2,000. Individual scholarship award amounts may vary. Family and friends established this scholarship in 2012 in memory of Kyle Gooch Williams ’77. After receiving a master’s degree in education from the College of William and Mary, she followed her passion to teach. During her career, she received numerous awards, including the "Champion of the Special Child" award in 1996. This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


Lalla Gresham Ball Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded annually to full-time students who are residents of one of the following counties in Virginia: King George, Westmoreland, Northumberland, Richmond, Lancaster, Essex, and King and Queen. Applicants will be considered based on past academic performance and need. It was established in 1947 by Jesse Ball duPont, a relative of Mary Ball Washington, to honor the memory of her mother, Lalla Gresham Ball. It is one of the oldest scholarships in Mary Washington history. This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


Laura C. Hudson `71 Scholarship

This is a scholarship for freshmen with demonstrated financial need who achieved at least a 3.0 on a 4.0 grade point system during her or his high school career. Cynthia Morton endowed a scholarship at the University of Mary Washington in memory of her sister, Laura C. Hudson '71 This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


Laura V. Sumner Award in Classics

The award is given to the graduating senior who has performed best in his or her undergraduate classics major. It was named in memory of former classics professor Laura V. Sumner. Dr. Sumner taught classics at Mary Washington for 32 years. The award is non-endowed and is contingent upon annual contributions from the donor(s). This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


Laura V. Sumner Memorial Scholarship in Classics

This scholarship is awarded to a rising junior or senior majoring in classics. This scholarship was established in 2000 through the estates of Dr. Robert Epes Jones and Mrs. Lucile Cox Jones to honor the memory of former classics professor Laura V. Sumner. Dr. Sumner taught classics at Mary Washington for 32 years. This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


Laurie Mansell Reich '79 and Henry E. Reich, Jr. Scholarship for Creative Writing

The scholarship benefits out-of-state students majoring in English with a specific focus on creative writing. Applicants must submit a portfolio of their work. Laurie and Henry Reich established this scholarship in 2013 to attract and support outstanding students. The average annual award budget is $1,700. Individual scholarship award amounts may vary. This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


LaVergne Tuck Woody '48 Scholarship in English

The scholarship is awarded to a UMW student majoring in English with demonstrated financial need and plans to receive teacher certification at the high school level. The average annual award budget is $1,700. Individual scholarship amounts may vary. Sandra Lee Ball ’57 established this scholarship in 2007 in honor of LaVergne Tuck Woody, a close and well-respected friend. LaVergne began her studies at Mary Washington, and later graduated from Longwood College. She was known for her excellence in teaching and her mastery of the subject of English by generations of high school students at Bassett High School in Henry County, Va. This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


Lee Wingate Pappandreou '40 Scholarship

The scholarship is awarded to an outstanding rising senior theatre major who significantly contributes to performance programs within the Department of Theatre and Dance. Mr. C. J. Pappandreou honored the memory of his wife, Lee Wingate, with the establishment of this scholarship in 2000. The average annual award budget is $1,400. Individual scholarship award amounts may vary. This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


Lester D. Crow Scholarship

The award helps defray expenses for a UMW student who is participating in the student teaching experience. The average annual award budget is $500. Individual scholarship award amounts may vary. It was established by former faculty member, Lester D. Crow in 1982. This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


Lettie Pate Whitehead Scholarship

In 1987 the Lettie Pate Whitehead Foundation established this scholarship to benefit female, Christian students who have demonstrated financial need. Students must be residents of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee or Virginia. This scholarship is non-endowed and is contingent upon annual contributions from the donor(s).This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


Lewis P. Fickett, Jr. Award for Excellence in International Affairs

This is awarded annually to a graduating senior with a major in International Affairs.

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Linda Houchins Business Scholarship

This scholarship is part of the College of Business Scholars Program. It is offered to high achieving incoming freshmen who plan to major in business. Minimum qualifications include a 3.75 GPA, SAT of 1220 or ACT of 27, extracurricular activities and exhibited leadership. The average annual award budget is $5,000. The scholarship is non-endowed and is contingent upon annual contributions from the donor(s). This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


Linda Loy '65 Endowed Emergency Fund

This award provides financial support to students who are in danger of not being able to continue their studies or graduate due to financial constraints. Linda A. Loy '65 established this endowment at the University of Mary Washington to provide short-term assistance to undergraduate students faced with sudden, unanticipated financial crises  This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


Llewellyn Psychology Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to outstanding psychology majors.Special consideration is given to students with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0. The average annual award budget is $2,500. Individual scholarship award amounts may vary. This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


Lorayne M. Dollet '73 Scholarship in Humanities

This scholarship assists students with financial need and a major in the humanities. Lorayne M. Dollet '73 endowed this scholarship in 2011 through a bequest in her estate. This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


Loreeda Ruth Jones Niemann Scholarship in Religion

The scholarship supports a rising senior who shows outstanding promise in the discipline of religion. Loreeda Jones Niemann funded this scholarship in 1999. The average annual award budget is $800. Individual scholarship award amounts may vary. This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


Lou Perkins Roberts Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to a freshman with demonstrated financial need. Established in 2006 from the estate of Katherine Roberts Boyd ’40, this scholarship honors the memory of her mother, Lou Perkins Roberts. Katherine credited her mother’s hard work and personal sacrifices for helping her attend and graduate from Mary Washington. This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


Louise W. Robertson, M.D. '56 Scholarship

The scholarship benefits a student with financial need and an interest or major in mathematics or a health-related field including biology, nursing, pre-med and pre-dental programs. Louise Wilkes Robertson ’56 established this scholarship in 2006. The average annual award budget is $1,000. Individual scholarship award amounts may vary. This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


Lt. General Albert J. Bowley Scholarship

The scholarship is awarded by UMW in cooperation with the James Monroe Museum and Memorial Library and allows students the opportunity to work under the direction of museum staff during the fall and spring semesters. Recipients must have an interest in historic preservation, history, or political science and have completed HISP 200. Special  consideration shall be given to children of service personnel, and then to students from free foreign countries, preferably Latin Americans.  This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements. The average annual award budget is $19,000. Individual scholarship award amounts will vary with average awards of $6,000.


Lucille Cutchin Winton '42 Study Abroad Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to eligible students planning to study abroad in a country in which English is not the official language. Priority is given to students whose study abroad plans include a strong focus on language studies. In addition to semester/year abroad programs, short-term faculty-led international education abroad experiences are allowed. The average annual award budget is $2,500. Individual scholarship award amounts may vary. This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.

Margaret Winton Engvall ’65 and her brother, George B. Winton, establish this scholarship in honor of their mother, Lucille Cutchin Winton ’42 to assist students pursuing study abroad as part of their academic training. Margaret greatly values the opportunity she had to study abroad in Paris, France, her senior year at Mary Washington. From her upbringing and her career in transportation, she feels that it is very important that our future leaders have an appreciation of other customs, languages, and cultures. With the establishment of the Lucille Cutchin Winton ’42 Study Abroad Scholarship, Margaret and George hope to provide an enriching and broadening educational experience for future generations of Mary Washington students.

Lucille Cutchin Winton was the daughter of a state highway engineer in North Carolina who moved whenever a new road or bridge needed building. After attending Mary Washington College for two years, she met her future husband, Lt. George P. Winton, Jr., at Fort Bragg, where she was working. They married the Saturday after the attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941. Her husband was in the Army for 30 years, and they moved frequently, living in Germany for three years and France for three years. Lucille loved to travel and has visited many places all over the world. Although her husband died in 1995, she continues to travel abroad at the age of 94.  



Lynn Ruby '68 Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded with preference given to graduates of Woodbridge High School in Woodbridge, Virginia, and to residents of the state of Ohio. This scholarship was established in 1971 by classmates to honor the memory of Lynn Ruby ’68. Lynn was a dedicated teacher and head cheerleader sponsor when her life ended unexpectedly. This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


Lynne Williams Neave '61 Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to students with demonstrated financial need. It was established by Lynne Williams Neave '61 in 2015. Lynne is an active and dedicated UMW alumna, a member of the UMW Foundation Board and the President’s Council, and has participated in a variety of roles, including acting as class agent and as a reunion gift committee member.


Mann College of Education Graduate Year Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to students with financial need enrolled in one of the five year Master of Education pathway programs in PreK-12, secondary, or special education. Recipients must have completed the prerequisite education coursework as an undergraduate student at UMW, have a minimum overall GPA of 3.0 with a 3.25 GPA or higher in their education coursework, and have high classroom-based ability and proficiency as evidenced in practica evaluations. Recipients must be active in the Virginia Student Education Association. Preference will be given to students who have played a leadership role in this organization during their undergraduate junior and/or senior year. Preference is given to students who intend to teach in a public school in Virginia. The average annual award budget is $1,000. Individual scholarship award amounts may vary. It was established in 2012 by Mrs. Barbara Bishop Mann '66. This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


Mansheim Scholarship in Historic Preservation

This scholarship offers assistance to rising junior or senior historic preservation majors. It was established in 2003 by Dr. Bernard Mansheim and Mrs. Denise Silvia Mansheim ’01. This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements. The average annual award budget is $2,500. Individual scholarship award amounts may vary.


Marceline Weatherly Morris '50 Musical Theatre Scholarship

This scholarship benefits students who excel in musical theatre: acting, directing, musician, stagehands, etc. The average annual award budget is $1,100. Individual scholarship award amounts may vary. Elmer Rudolph "Juney" Morris, Jr. '50 endowed this scholarship at the University of Mary Washington to honor his wife, Marceline Weatherly Morris '50 . This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


Margaret Roan Ball Scholarship

The award is given annually to support academically strong students with demonstrated financial need. Preference is given to national merit scholar semi-finalists and to under-represented minorities. 


Marguerite J. Helbush '41 Scholarship in English

This scholarship for English majors is given to two students and typically has an award amount of $2,600 each. Individual scholarship award amounts may vary. It was established by Marguerite Jennings Helbush from her estate in 2005. She felt her experience at Mary Washington was the beginning of a fulfilling career as a social worker, and she wanted to assist future alumni in achieving their goals. This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


Marilyn Mead Burke '48 and William J. Burke - Washington Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to an entering freshman who is a resident of Virginia and is accepted to the University of Mary Washington through the "honors" admissions program, with preference given to National Merit Scholar semi-finalists and above. The scholarship provides full tuition, fees, room, and board for up to four years of undergraduate study. This Washington Scholarship was funded and established in 2003 through a bequest from the estate of William J. Burke. This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


Marjorie Dudley Allred '41 Scholarship

This scholarship aids a student with financial need. Preference for the award is given to students from Virginia. This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


Marjorie Jean Frost '44 Scholarship

This scholarship benefits a student with financial need and a declared major in political science or with career plans related to law or journalism. It was created in 2010 through the estate of Marjorie Frost. This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


Marjorie Meredith Poyck '66 Scholarship

This scholarship benefits a student with financial need. Preference is given to children or grandchildren of alumni. Established in 1994 and formerly known as the Mary Washington College Alumni Association Endowed Scholarship, this award was renamed for Marjorie Meredith Poyck in 2000. "Midge" is a former president of the Alumni Association and had a career as an administrator for more than 20 years. She retired in June of 2000 from her position as executive vice president of Mary Washington. This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


Martha and Lawrence McMurtry Scholarship

This scholarship supports a student from the Fredericksburg area with demonstrated financial need. The recipient must possess at least a 3.0 grade point average. Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence R. McMurtry established this scholarship in 1989. This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


Martha Fischer Leighton '47 Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to candidates from Virginia with demonstrated financial need. In 1987, Ms. Elizabeth Fischer Gore ’49 established this scholarship in memory of her sister, Martha, who graduated from Mary Washington in 1947. This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


Martha Johnson Orchestra Scholarship

The scholarship provides an annual merit award to a talented student-musician. Recipients must participate fully in the Philharmonic Orchestra by attending all rehearsals and concerts. The average annual award budget is $800. Individual scholarship award amounts may vary. The scholarship is used to augment other orchestra scholarships as a means of attracting, retaining, and rewarding outstanding orchestra student musicians. It was established in 2002 by the late Orrick F. Johnson Sr. and Martha Kimball Johnson ’58. This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


Martha M. Master '72 Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded annually to a student in good academic standing. 


Martha McMurtry Memorial Scholarship

This award is given to students with financial need from the Fredericksburg area. In 1996 and 1997 respectively, Lawrence R. McMurtry created two scholarships in memory of his wife, Martha. This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


Martha V. McMurtry Scholarship

The award is given to students with financial need from the Fredericksburg area. In 1996 and 1997 respectively, Lawrence R. McMurtry created two scholarships in memory of his wife, Martha. This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


Martha Yoch Roberts '41 Scholarship

The recipient of this scholarship must be a resident of Wise County, Virginia.  Preference is given to students from Norton or Appalachia high schools. Martha Yoch Roberts provided for this scholarship, established in 2004, through a bequest. She enjoyed her experience at Mary Washington and wished to give other students the same opportunities. This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship

The scholarship provides assistance to Virginia freshmen from under-represented populations. Mary Washington and the Fredericksburg area community established this scholarship in 1968 following the assassination of civil rights leader, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


Mary and Daniel Loughran Scholarship

This scholarship assists students with demonstrated financial need. It was established by the Mary and Daniel Loughran Foundation in 1994. This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


Mary and Daniel Loughran Student Scholarship

This merit-based scholarship recognizes students who exhibit academic excellence at Mary Washington. Recipients are selected based on their achievements and leadership qualities. It was established by the Mary and Daniel Loughran Foundation in 1990. This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


Mary and Frances Thompson Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to a deserving student from the City of Fredericksburg or Spotsylvania County. Mrs. Frances Thompson established this scholarship in memory of her niece, Mary. This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


Mary Ann Dorsey Scholarship

The Dorsey Scholars Program assists promising young people of excellent intellectual ability and leadership potential representing diverse backgrounds, including gender, race, ethnicity, culture, socioeconomic status, disability, religion, and geography. Paul R. Judy established the Dorsey Scholars Program in 2008 to honor his wife, Mary Ann Dorsey Judy ’54. This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


Mary Ellen Dulaney Stern '47 Scholarship

This scholarship supports a student with demonstrated financial need and high academic standing. Ellis E. Stern Jr. and his daughters, Anne Stern Tilley and Alison Stern Wood ’77, funded this scholarship in 1998 as a memorial tribute to Mary Ellen Dulaney Stern ’47. This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


Mary Elwang Sharpley '49 Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to students with demonstrated financial need. Originally intended as an estate gift, the scholarship was established by Patricia Shannon, the daughter of Mary Elwang Sharpley, as a surprise Christmas present so her mother could enjoy knowing that students benefitted from the scholarship in her lifetime. 


Mary Farley Talley '66 Scholarship

The scholarship is awarded annually to a student majoring in mathematics with an overall grade point average of 2.7 or higher.  Candidates must have demonstrated financial need or special circumstances that warrant financial assistance, such as a sudden death in the family. The average annual award budget is $1,000. Individual scholarship award amounts may vary. Lee Enos Kelley ’66 established this scholarship in 2007 to honor the memory of her college roommate, Mary Farley Talley, who passed away in 1989. This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


Mary Janes Ahern '46 - Washington Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to an entering freshman who is a resident of Virginia and is accepted to the University of Mary Washington through the "honors" admissions program, with preference given to National Merit Scholar semi-finalists and above. The scholarship provides full tuition, fees, room, and board for up to four years of undergraduate study. A bequest from the estate of Mrs.Mary Janes Ahern ’46 and funding from the UMW Alumni Association established this Washington Scholarship in 2008. This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


Mary Jo Kleiner-Phillips Scholarship

Recipients of this scholarship must reside in Maryland or Virginia, and be working toward elementary teaching certification. The average annual award budget is $4,500 and individual scholarships will vary. In 1984, Mary Virginia Willson ’34 and R. Murray and Josephine Griffith Kleiner ’34 established this scholarship in memory of the Kleiners’ daughter, Mary Jo. This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


Mary O. Ambler Alumni Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded annually to one or more incoming freshmen who are accepted for honors admission.The scholarship is non-endowed and is contingent upon annual contributions from the donor(s). This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


Mary Page Williams Walden '69 Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded annually to a student with demonstrated financial need from the southwestern region of Virginia. It was established in 2005 by Mary Page Williams Walden '69. This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


Mary Siegrist Hinz '81 Leadership Award

Mary Siegrist Hinz ’81 endowed this scholarship in 1987 to inspire and assist students who exhibit the highest standards of intellectual achievement, moral character, citizenship, and physical fitness (through intramural or club sports). Applicants should complete the social justice/peace essay and provide at least two letters of recommendation from professors that will evidence characteristics of citizenship which reflect a concern for and an unselfish desire to contribute to the welfare of others. NOTE: NCAA rostered athletes are not eligible for this scholarship. This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.
 



Mary Washington ElderStudy Scholarship for BLS Students

Students with financial need and enrolled in the Bachelor of Liberal Studies program are eligible for this scholarship. It was established in 1995 by the Mary Washington ElderStudy organization. The scholarship is non-endowed and is contingent upon annual contributions from the donor(s). This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


Mary Wynn Richmond McDaniel Philharmonic Scholarship

This scholarship supports a talented student musician in the UMW Philharmonic Orchestra. Preference is given to an entering freshmen and is renewable for up to four years of undergraduate study. The average annual award budget is $2,700. Individual scholarship award amounts may vary. Mrs. Mary Wynn Richmond McDaniel established the scholarship in 2012. This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


Marylouise Meder '47 Scholarship

This scholarship assists a student with financial need from Connecticut or the New England region. Dr. Marylouise Meder ’47 established this scholarship in 2000. This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


Matilda Stock Willson Scholarship

The scholarship benefits students with financial need working toward teaching certification in elementary education. The average annual award budget is $1,300. Individual award amounts may vary. In 1991, Mary Virginia Willson ’34 established this scholarship in memory of her mother. This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


Maurine Lienhard Arnott '33 Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded annually to a student with demonstrated financial need. This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


McMurtry-Lyon Scholarship

This scholarship was established in 1994 to benefit students from the Fredericksburg area. Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence R. McMurtry funded the scholarship in honor of their nephew, John L. Lyon. This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


McMurtry-Vaughan Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship provides support to Fredericksburg area students with demonstrated financial need and strong academic qualities. In 1993, Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence R. McMurtry named this scholarship in honor of their parents: LeRoy and Ida McMurtry, and Ernest and Edith Vaughan. This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


Melchers-Gray Award in Studio Art

This purchase award is for outstanding art students, selected by the studio art faculty. The award allows the student’s art work to become part of UMW’s permanent collection. The average annual award budget is $900. Individual award amounts may vary. In 1997, the Garland Gray Foundation established this award named to honor Gray family members and Gari Melchers, the renowned artist who lived and worked in his studio at historic Belmont. This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


Meredith C. Loughran '94 Scholarship

This scholarship is for students who demonstrate the characteristics of citizenship and public service as exemplified through the life of LTJG Meredith C. Loughran ’94. LTJG Loughran, a math major who died in a U. S. Navy plane crash in November 1998, served her country with honor and distinction. Candidates should complete the Freedom/Justice/Integrity/Honor Essay. Preference is given to math majors. The average annual award budget is $1,230. Individual scholarship award amounts may vary. The Board of Visitors established this scholarship in 1998. This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


Merrilyn Sawyer Dodson/Class of 1968 Scholarship

The scholarship is awarded annually to a rising junior or senior with financial need and a declared major in mathematics. The average annual award budget is $1,900. Individual scholarship award amounts may vary. Mr. G. Stephen Dodson established this scholarship in 2008 in honor of his wife's 40th class reunion. This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


Michael Houston Memorial Scholarship

The scholarship benefits University students whose parents or guardians are UMW classified employees. It was established by friends, family, and colleagues in 1973 to honor the memory of Michael Houston, the first vice president at Mary Washington. This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


Mildred McMurtry Bolling Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship supports a student with financial need. The Class of 1941 honored Mildred M. Bolling for her 43 years of dedication as a professor, and for her help in establishing Mary Washington’s language clubs, international study programs, and academic language requirements. This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


Milton Grigg Northern Virginia APVA Scholarship

This merit-based scholarship is awarded to juniors and seniors from N. Va. with a declared major in historic preservation. The average annual award budget is $1,500. Individual scholarship award amounts may vary. The scholarship was established in 2013 by the Northern Virginia Branch of Preservation Virginia to honor the memory of Milton LaTour Grigg (1905-1982). A native of Alexandria, Va., Milton was an architect with a passion for the preservation of Virginia antiquities. He is credited with helping to preserve historic Williamsburg and other well-known Virginia structures, including Monticello, Christ Church, The Falls Church, and the Birch House. This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


Minnie Rob Phaup Scholarship in Psychology

The scholarship benefits rising juniors or seniors with a major in psychology, a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA. Preference is given to students with demonstrated financial need. This award was established in 1961 to honor the memory of Dr. Phaup, a former faculty member of the psychology department. The average annual award budget is $4,000. Individual scholarship award amounts may vary. This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


Monika D. Scott '44 Scholarship

The scholarship is awarded to students with financial need; students with an interest in pursuing a degree in music are given special consideration. The average annual award budget is $1,200. Individual scholarship award amounts may vary. Monika "Niki" Dahl Scott established this scholarship in 2011 through a bequest in her estate. She had fond memories of Mary Washington and wished to establish this scholarship to assist future generations of students to study fine arts, particularly music. This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


Myrtle Hollins Isbell Scholarship

This scholarship benefits full-time students with financial need and an overall GPA of at least 2.0. In 1990, Mr. and Mrs. Charles E. Isbell established this scholarship in honor of Charles' mother, Myrtle, on her 90th birthday. Myrtle Isbell was a member of the Class of 1923. This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


National Latin Exam Scholarship

This scholarship provides an award for classics majors with a concentration in Latin, Classical Archaeology, Classical Civilization or similar concentrations. Preference is given to students who plan to teach or have financial need. The recipient must have taken one advanced Latin "300" course or higher at UMW during the preceding academic year. During the scholarship award year, the recipient must complete three credit hours in one or more designated courses which count toward the Classics major. The average annual award budget is $1,000. Individual scholarship award amounts may vary. The National Latin Exam Committee established an annual award at UMW in 2006 to encourage interest in the study of Latin or Greek in higher education. This scholarship is non-endowed and is contingent upon annual contributions from the donor(s). This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


Nellie Celeste Jones Scholarship

Candidates from Richmond, Va., are given first consideration for this award. Miss Nova Thelma Jones established this scholarship in 1986 to honor her sister, Nellie Celeste Jones ’46, who enjoyed educating young people. This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


Nettie Lokey Wiley and Charles L. Wiley Foundation Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to a student enrolled in the Elementary Education Pathways program leading to a career in teaching or to a student enrolled in the nursing completion program. Preference is given to students from Lancaster or Northumberland counties of Virginia. The average annual award budget is $1,300.  Individual scholarship award amounts may vary. In 1988 the Nettie Lokey Wiley and Charles L. Wiley Foundation began annual donations to Mary Washington College to provide a non-endowed scholarship for a student in the early childhood education program from the Northern Neck of Virginia. in 2013 they endowed this scholarship and expanded the criteria to include nursing students. They establish this scholarship to honor the lives of Nettie and Charles Wiley and their desire to help future generations of students. This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


Nina G. Bushnell Scholarship

The scholarship is awarded to an academically outstanding student majoring in one of the fine arts, including art, theater, or music. Candidates must have a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA. The average annual award budget is $2,800. Individual scholarship award amounts may vary. The Class of 1937 established this award in 1987 to honor Mrs. Nina G. Bushnell, who served as Dean of Women from 1921 to 1950. She was a native of Bristol and attended the University of Tennessee where she received her bachelor of arts degree. Mrs. Bushnell taught Latin at Reidsville High School and English at Winthrop College before coming to MWC.  She also worked in France during World War I with a Virginia unit of the YWCA. Mrs. Busnell served as social director of the College and supervised all programs for recreation and entertainment. This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


Odom-Lambiasi '00 Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to first-generation college students in good academic standing. In awarding this scholarship, special consideration will be given to students with extenuating family circumstances that may financially affect their ability to pursue degrees. Henry B. Odom IV ’00 and Michelle Lambiasi ’00 established the Odom-Lambiasi '00 Scholarship in 2013. Henry's parents were the first in their respective famies to attend college. Michelle is also a first-generation college graduate. Both desire that others have the same chance to make this first step for themselves and their families. This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


Oscar H. Darter Scholarship in History by the Class of 1940

The scholarship is awarded to rising juniors or seniors with a declared major in history and interest in world civilization. While no arbitrary grade point average is required, the recipient shall possess an academic standing and personal traits of distinction which emulate the high standards of achievement exhibited by Dr. Darter during his lifetime, including his lifelong interest in the history of world civilization. The average annual award budget is $5,500. Individual scholarship award amounts may vary. The Class of 1940 established the scholarship in honor of Professor Oscar H. Darter. Dr. Darter was chair of the history department from 1926-1960. This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


Oscar Theodore Schultz III Award in Mathematics

This award is for junior or senior mathematics majors who have demonstrated the desire and potential to master the art of mathematics and is awarded at the end of the spring semester. Recipients must have a minimum 3.5 GPA in their major, have demonstrated an interest in the interaction between mathematics and other sciences, and have the desire and ability to fully understand their area of specialty. The average annual award budget is $1,480 Individual award amounts may vary. Family, friends, and colleagues of Oscar T. Schultz established this scholarship in his memory in 1997. This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


Patricia Barrack Gibson '62 and Mervyn Gibson Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to students considering a career in teaching or medicine. Applicants must be rising sophomores, juniors, or seniors with financial need from the counties within the Northern Neck region of Virginia.  Mr. and Mrs. Mervyn Gibson established the scholarhsip in 2011. This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


Patricia Boise Kemp '69 Scholarship I

This merit-based scholarship is awarded to incoming students with high academic achievement from states other than Virginia. Ms. Patricia Boise Kemp ’69 established this scholarship in 2013 to encourage Mary Washington’s efforts in recruiting exceptional students. This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


Patricia Boise Kemp '69 Scholarship II

This merit-based scholarship is awarded to incoming students with high academic achievement from states other than Virginia. Ms. Patricia Boise Kemp ’69 established this scholarship in 2017 to encourage Mary Washington’s efforts in recruiting exceptional students. This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


Patricia Branstetter Revere '63 Scholarship

This scholarship supports students with financial need from Virginia. James H. Revere, Jr., D.D.S. established this scholarship in 2013 to honor his wife, Patricia "Pat" Branstetter Revere ’63. This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


Patricia Hutton Johnson Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is for students enrolled in the Bachelor of Liberal Studies degree program. Priority is given to seniors with a minimum cumulative 2.5 GPA and financial need. The average annual award budget is $2,000. Individual scholarship award amounts may vary. Mr. and Mrs. William Hutton and Barry R. Johnson established this scholarship in 1987 in memory of Patricia Hutton Johnson, who died tragically in 1986. Patricia was enrolled in the Bachelor of Liberal Studies program while working full-time at the Naval Surface Weapons Center at Dahlgren. She typified the characteristics of students in the BLS program; she was energetic, employed full-time, and was an extremely able student. This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


Patricia Lacey Metzger Memorial Scholarship in Accounting

This award recognizes an outstanding senior who is majoring in business administration with a concentration in accounting. The average annual award budget is $900 and individual scholarship awards may vary. Established in 2000 by her husband Paul M. Metzger, family members, friends, and colleagues, this award honors the memory of Patricia Lacey Metzger. A professor in the business department at Mary Washington for 15 years, Dr. Metzger held five separate degrees (including a MALS from Mary Washington), and six professional certifications. She was a frequent and much-sought-after speaker at various national and international conferences. This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


Patricia P. Norwood, Ph.D. Scholarship in Music

The scholarship is awarded annually to a student with a declared major in music and demonstrated interest in pursuing the study of musicology on a graduate level. This scholarship was established in 2008 by family and friends in memory of Patricia P. Norwood, a professor with more than 30 years tenure at the University of Mary Washington. She came to Mary Washington in 1977 as an instructor in the music department, and later became professor and served two terms as chair of the Department of Music. She was the recipient of numerous awards, including the J. Christopher Bill Outstanding Faculty Service Award in 2005, and she was posthumously designated Professor Emeritus. The average annual award budget is $2,800. Individual scholarship award amounts may vary. This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


Paul and Judith Dresser Merit Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to incoming freshmen based on academic merit. It was established in 2000 by Paul and the late Judith Dresser. This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


Paul C. Sukalo Jr. and Jason W. Boarman Scholarship

This scholarship provides assistance to a UMW student in good academic standing with financial need. Established in 2007 by Mr. and Mrs. Paul C. Sukalo Sr. and Ms. Victoria L. and Mr. Robert K. Boarman of Southern Comfort Homes, this scholarship honors the memory of their two sons. This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


Paula O'Gorman Rimnac '47 Scholarship

The scholarship is awarded to students in good academic standing with a declared major in a life science, including biology, chemistry, physics, and environmental science. The late George C. Rimnac, Sr., established this scholarship in 2009 to create a living memorial for his wife, Paula, and to “ignite a passion” in future students for the enrichment of a college education. The average annual award budget is $2,000. Individual scholarship award amounts may vary. This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


Pearl Bourne Williams Scholarship

The scholarship is awarded to students with financial need from the City of Fredericksburg or from the counties of King George or Stafford. In his estate plans, Frank M. Williams, Sr. established this scholarship in memory of his late wife, Pearl Bourne Williams, a Mary Washington graduate. This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


Peggy Ellis Gill '53 Scholarship in Science

Recipients must be a rising junior or senior majoring in chemistry, biology, physics, environmental science, or geology. Candidates must be residents of Virginia for at least two years and have demonstrated financial need. The average annual award budget is $2,000. Individual scholarship award amounts may vary. The scholarship was created by Peggy Ellis Gill '53 who recalls how hard she worked as a science major at Mary Washington and wishes to provide financial support to students with need so that they can focus their energy on their studies. This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


Perry Endowment for Experiential Learning in Education

This is awarded to education majors with financial need engaged in full-time student teaching. Preference is given to students from Virginia or North Carolina. Brandon and Karen Perry '99 established this scholarship in 2015 to provide opportunities for student teachers to hone their craft with less financial burdens. The average annual award budget is $1,000. Individual scholarship award amounts may vary. This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


Pimper/Ehler Scholarship

This scholarship benefits a student with financial need. This scholarship was established in 2006 by a bequest from the late Eugenia “Jean” Ehler Pimper ’32. Mrs. Pimper was actively involved in publications and various clubs during her student years, and she wished to help future generations of Mary Washington students realize their educational and life goals. This scholarship also honors the memories of Mrs. Pimper’s sister, Lois Ehler Fisher ’33, and her sister-in-law, Myra Vaughn Ehler ’23. This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


Polly Updegraff Champ '61 Scholarship

This need-based scholarship is awarded to a student from Connecticut, or another state outside of Virginia, with a declared major in theater, music, or art – or who is working toward teacher certification in secondary education. The average annual award budget is $4,500. Individual scholarship award amounts may vary. Mrs. Polly Updegraff Champ established this scholarship in 2001 in honor of her 40th class reunion. This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


Prince B. Woodard Leadership Awards

The Prince B. Woodard Award(s) for Leadership are presented annually to students who have demonstrated excellence as leaders on the UMW campus, as contributors to the greater community, and as persons of honor and integrity.  A Senior Award will go to a graduating senior who, throughout his or her UMW career, has made a substantial impact on campus and beyond, while exemplifying the values of honor, leadership, and service.  An Emerging Leader Award will go to a rising sophomore, junior, or senior who has already made such a difference, with the goal of encouraging even greater leadership in the future. Past winners of the Fredericksburg Regional Chamber of Commerce Prince B. Woodard Leadership Award funded an endowment to support this prestigious student award at UMW. 


Prince B. Woodard Orchestra Scholarships

The scholarship is awarded to students who meet participation and attendance requirements as determined by the UMW Philharmonic Orchestra conductor. The average annual award budget is $1,300. Individual scholarship amounts may vary. Dr. Prince B. Woodard, president of Mary Washington at the founding of Friends of the Orchestra (now Friends of the Philharmonic), was instrumental in establishing awards to students who participated in the orchestra on a non-need basis, beginning in 1985. These awards are now presented at the annual POPS Concert and are designated as Woodard Orchestra Scholarships. This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


Priscilla Wilson Ashton '45 Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to history majors, with special consideration given to those from the Fredericksburg area, to include the City of Fredericksburg and the counties of Caroline, King George, Spotsylvania, and Stafford. The average annual award budget is $1,000. Individual scholarship award amounts may vary. It was established in 2013 through a bequest in the estate of Priscilla Ashton '45. This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


Rae Elizabeth Smith '59 - Washington Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to an entering freshman who is a resident of Virginia and is accepted to the University of Mary Washington through the "honors" admissions program, with preference given to National Merit Scholar semi-finalists and above. The scholarship provides full tuition, fees, room, and board for up to four years of undergraduate study. Established in 2003 by Frances H. and Margaret F. Harmon, this scholarship honors the memory of their close friend, Rae Elizabeth Smith, who passed away in 1995. Rae received her bachelor’s degree in health and physical education from Mary Washington, and a master’s degree in education from Virginia Polytechnical Institute and State University. During her 30-year career, she taught in the Arlington County Public School system, coached varsity tennis and track. This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


Ralph A. Niemann Scholarship in Computer Science

The scholarship is awarded to a computer science major. In 1988 family and friends of Ralph A. Niemann established this scholarship in his memory and to reward students with the academic standing and personal traits that emulate the high standards of achievement exhibited by Mr. Niemann during his lifetime. Ralph Niemann was a pioneer in computer development and served as head of the Strategic Systems Department at the Naval Surface Warfare Center at Dahlgren, Va. The average annual award budget is $1,700. Individual scholarship award amounts may vary. This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


Rebecca Culbertson Stuart Memorial Scholarship

The scholarship is awarded to biology majors who demonstrates exemplary academic achievement.   The scholarship is awarded for the student's senior year and the average annual award budget is $4,000. Individual scholarship award amounts may vary. In 1989, David Burgess established this scholarship in memory of his late wife, Rebecca Culbertson Stuart ’72. This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


Reinhardt and Katherine Skinner Leu Memorial Scholarship in Historic Preservation

The award benefits outstanding historic preservation students who have demonstrated leadership and an interest in the research and preservation of Virginia antiquities. A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.25 is required. Students with an interest in research and preservation activities in the Falmouth/Stafford County area including Gari Melchers Home and Studio are given priority. Preference is given to students with financial need from the greater Fredericksburg area. Originally established in 1988 in memory of Katherine Skinner Leu, the scholarship was renamed to also honor her husband, Reinhardt, after his death in January 2015. This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements. The average annual award budget is $2,500. Individual scholarship award amounts may vary.


Richard George Allgaier Scholarship

Students with an interest in and potential for a business related career, especially accounting or economics may qualify for this scholarship if they have demonstrated financial need, are U.S. citizens or permanent residents, and reside on the UMW Fredericksburg campus as undergraduates. Long term friend of Mary Washington, Richard Allgaier, endowed this scholarship in recognition of the opportunities he has had in his lifetime to work in the financial services industry and a desire to share his passion for the judicious application of technological aids without forfeiting essential individual analytical skills. His goal is for future generations of Mary Washington students to develop a capacity for wise money management in their personal lives and to be fully prepared for meaningful careers in the business world.


Richard P. Palmieri Memorial Scholarship

The scholarship aids students with financial need who wish to participate in a study abroad program in Italy. Applicants must provide letters of recommendation from two professors. The letters of recommendation should include a statement regarding the student's commitment to making the most out of a study abroad opportunity. The average annual award budget is $3,000. Individual scholarship award amounts may vary. It was established in 1997 by family, friends, alumni, and colleagues in memory of Professor of Geography Richard Palmieri. Known for his collegiality and his enthusiasm for teaching, Dr. Palmieri was an ardent participant in Mary Washington's summer program in Italy. This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


Richard V. and Rosemary A. Hurley STEM Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to incoming freshmen who have achieved distinction in STEM-related coursework in high school and intend to major in a STEM-related discipline in college. It was established by Irene Rodgers on the occasion of the retirement of Richard V. Hurley as Mary Washington’s ninth president, This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.
 


Rita Morgan Stone '52 and Jathan N. Stone Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to students with financial need. Jake and Rita Stone created this scholarship in 1994. This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


Robert C. O'Neill Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded annually to undergraduate students with declared majors within the College of Business. Mary Jane O'Neill established the scholarship in memory of her husband, Robert, in 2012. The average annual award budget is $5,000 and individual scholarships may vary. This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


Robert J. '96 and Sarah D. '01 Strassheim Scholarship in Business

Scholarship recipients must have a declared major in business administration and a superior academic standing within their major. Special consideration is given to students with demonstrated financial need. The average annual award budget $1,500 and individual scholarships may vary. Robert J. ’96 and Sarah D. ’01 Strassheim established this scholarship in 2012 to recognize the important role that personal interaction with Mary Washington faculty had in their individual academic and professional successes. This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


Robert K. Ericson '14 Student Research Fellowship

This fellowship is awarded to environmental science majors who demonstrate an aptitude for scientific research. Special consideration is given to students with a research focus that includes water quality and to students who participate in extracurricular activities or community service. UMW approved research projects at organizations outside of the University may qualify. Students are provided with a stipend of up to 20% of the total award and a budget of up to 80% for research expenses. Robin and Rebecca Ericson, members of One Note Stand, members of the UMW Crew teams, friends, and faculty established this endowment in memory of Robert "Bob" Ericson. Bob was a senior environmental science major at the University of Mary Washington when he died of SUDEP (Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy) shortly before his graduation in 2014. His love of the outdoors began as he explored the creeks and trails of Virginia and followed him cross-country on family camping trips. During his time at UMW, he sought to positively contribute to the UMW and global communities, through his academic endeavors and extracurricular activities. Bob was a devoted member of One Note Stand, one of UMW’s a cappella groups, served as the captain of the UMW Men’s rowing team, and participated in Relay for Life.


Roland J. and Frances Holsclaw Brown Scholarship

This scholarship benefits Virginia students with plans to major in mathematics, English, business, or science. Special consideration is given to students with financial need from Winchester, Va., and the counties of Hopewell, Prince George, Frederick, or Clarke. It was established in 2010 by the family of Frances Holsclaw Brown '44. Mrs. Brown was a graduate of the commercial program (now the business administration department) at Mary Washington. She valued her experience and was grateful for the excellent instruction she received from professors. This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


Ronald Keith Hairston Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to a successful participant in the Summer Transition Program, Emerging Leaders Program, or a similar program at UMW. Established in 1996 by family and friends, this award serves as a memorial tribute to Ronald Keith Hairston’s years of service to Mary Washington and to the Upward Bound Program. This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


Rosalie Chauncey Memorial Scholarship in Studio Art

The scholarship provides studio art majors who show great potential for superior performance in painting and drawing the opportunity to study in Paris, France. The scholarship may be awarded for a semester, summer term, or both, prior to the student's senior year. The average annual award budget is $13,000 and individual scholarship award amounts may vary. This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


Rosemary Ingham Scholarship in Theatre

Scholarship recipients are selected based on their overall contribution to the theatre department’s performance programs with preference given to students who excel in costume design and/or technology. The average annual award budget is $1,000. Individual scholarship award amounts may vary. This scholarship was established by Friends of Theatre, colleagues, alumni, and students in memory of Rosemary Ingham, a beloved teacher, writer, and costume designer. Rosemary designed costumes at the Alley Theatre, the Dallas and Illinois Shakespeare festivals, the Utah Shakespearean Festival, Arena Stage, Woolly Mammoth Theatre, American Players Theatre and many others. Her writings set the standard for costume production and design. In 2004, U.S. Institute for Theatre Technology (USITT) honored Rosemary with its prestigious Golden Pen Award. She taught at Mary Washington for 17 years, and many of her students went on to pursue a life in theatre. Scholarship. This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


Rowe Family Journalism Scholarship

The scholarship assists students with an interest in journalism and financial need. Students must demonstrate an interest in journalism through some means such as course selection, college activities, work, etc. and must have demonstrated leadership skills through participating in student organizations and activities. Candidates must have a minimum cumulative 3.2 GPA. The average annual award budget is $6,000. Individual scholarship award amount may vary. It was established in 1989 by the publishers of The Free Lance-Star. This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


Roy Seldon Cook Scholarship in Chemistry

The scholarship is awarded to a student with high academic standing, demonstrated financial need, and a major in chemistry. The average annual award budget is $700. Individual award amounts may vary. It was established in 1982 to honor Professor of Chemistry, Roy Seldon Cook, on the occasion of his retirement from Mary Washington. This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


Ruby Lee Norris '36 Scholarship

The scholarship assists students with financial need. It was funded by Ms. Ruby Lee Norris. The average annual award budget is $500. Individual scholarship award amounts may vary. This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


Ruby York Weinbrecht Library Award

This award is given to the outstanding senior student library aide and is selected by the the University Librarian. The average annual award budget is $1,600. Individual award amounts may vary. This award was established in 1985 by a gift from anonymous donors to honor Mrs. Weinbrecht, a member of the Class of ’48 and the librarian at Trinkle Library from 1971 to 1983. This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


Russell-Sabetty Orchestra Scholarship

This scholarship provides annual merit awards to student orchestra participants who exhibit outstanding musicianship, leadership, and other qualities that distinguish them as being of exceptional value to the orchestra. Recipients shall be juniors or seniors who participate fully in the UMW Philharmonic. The average annual award budget is $1,900. Individual scholarship award amounts may vary. Mr. and Mrs. John C. Russell established this scholarship to perpetuate the memory of Mr. and Mrs. Russell and Mr. Russell’s sister, Blanche Sabetty. Blanche Sabetty graduated from Mary Washington in 1929 and had a long history of interest in, and support of, the arts. This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


Sally Brannan Hurt '92 Study Abroad Biology Scholarship

This scholarship supports students who are participating in the faculty-led study abroad trip to the Galapagos Islands of Ecuador held during spring break. Other destinations hosted by the Department of Biological Sciences may also qualify. Sally Hurt '92 provides funding for this scholarship through periodic one-time gifts and scholarship availability is contingent upon funding from the donor. This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


Sally Watson Castle '55 - Alvey Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to an out-of-state entering freshman who is accepted to the University of Mary Washington through the "honors" admissions program, with preference given to National Merit Scholar semi-finalists and above. The scholarship provides full tuition, fees, room, and board for up to four years of undergraduate study. The first Alvey Scholarship for out-of-state students was established in 2005 by Mrs. Joseph L. Castle. This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


Scientific Presentation Award

This award benefits students majoring in one of the following disciplines: biological sciences, chemistry, computer science, earth and environmental science, mathematics, or physics.  Irene Piscopo Rodgers, class of 1959, established this award to encourage and support student participation in scientific meetings and conferences. This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


Shannon A. Broom '97 Scholarship

The scholarship assists a student with demonstrated financial need who is majoring in studio art. The average annual award budget $500. Individual scholarship award amounts may vary. Mr. and Mrs. Jules Broom established this scholarship in 2000 as a tribute to their daughter. Shannon, a 1997 graduate of the Mary Washington Studio Art program, is lovingly remembered by friends, faculty, and her family for her commitment to the field of art, her love of learning, and her joy in being a part of the Mary Washington academic program. This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


Shirley L. and Jean D. White Scholarship

This scholarship benefits students who participate in volunteer service for Mary Washington. Mr. and Mrs. Linden White established this scholarship in 1990 in honor of his parents. This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


Shirley Van Epps Waple '52 Scholarship

Shirley Van Epps Waple ‘52 created this scholarship to allow a rising junior or senior with demonstrated financial need fulfill his or her goals by receiving an education from the University of Mary Washington.


Sipple Family Scholarship

The scholarship benefits a student with demonstrated financial need wishing to transfer to UMW from a Virginia community college. Anne N. Sipple and her daughter, M. Noel Sipple ’62, established this scholarship in 2007. Noel said her parents, Herbert and Anne Sipple, taught her the importance of education through personal example. This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunications, Inc. (S.W.I.F.T.) Scholarship

The scholarship benefits two juniors majoring in computer science who have demonstrated financial need. Recipients must have and maintain an overall cumulative 2.5 GPA and at least a 3.0 GPA in their major. Primary consideration shall be given to students from the counties of Culpeper, Fauquier, Madison, Orange, Rappahannock, Spotsylvania, the City of Fredericksburg, or Northern Virginia. The average annual award budget is $5,000. Individual scholarship award amounts may vary. The Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunications, Inc. (S.W.I.F.T.) established this scholarship in 1990. This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


Sodexo Campus Services Scholarship

The scholarship benefits full-time, undergraduate students at Mary Washington who have demonstrated a commitment to community service. Preference is given to students who are employees in good standing with Campus Dining Services at UMW and/or who have expressed interest in future careers in the hospitality industry or food service. The average annual award budget is $1,500. Individual scholarship award amounts may vary. Sodexo established this scholarship in 2002. This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


Sonja D. Haydar Scholarship in Dance

This scholarship is awarded to UMW students who excel in the study of dance. Recipients must make outstanding contributions to the Mary Washington Dance Company or performing arts or other dance club. Preference is given to students who plan to utilize dance after graduation. The average annual award budget is $1,660 and individual award amounts may vary. Friends of MWC Dance established this scholarship in 1997 to honor the memory of Sonja Haydar and to recognize her many contributions to young dancers and the world of dance. A native of Yugoslavia, Sonja Dragomanovic Haydar studied ballet with Madame Slavenska of the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo and later, ethnic dance at the Zagreb Opera. She earned degrees from the Masters School in Berlin and the Mosarteum Conservatory of Music in Salzburg. At the age of 16, she was named Prima Ballerina for the Salzburg Opera. After World War II, she moved to the United States where she settled in Washington, D.C. and at the inception of the National Ballet of Washington became its Ballet Mistress, in 1968 she joined the MWC dance faculty, gracing its degree program until her retirement until 1989. At that time, the institution named her Professor Emerita of Dramatic Arts and Dance. This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


Spotsylvania Conservative Women's Coalition Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded political science majors who actively participate in civic engagement. Recipients shall have demonstrated financial need and reside in the Fredericksburg area. Preference is given to students from under-represented populations or who have transferred to UMW from a community college. The scholarship is non-endowed and is contingent upon annual contributions from the donor(s). The scholarship was funded by Alfred and Mary Jane King who have a deep appreciation for diversity and community service. This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


Stanley A. Owens Alumni Scholarship

This scholarship benefits incoming freshmen who are accepted for honor's admission and reside in UMW housing. This scholarship is part of the Alumni Scholars Program established in the early 1990s. A distinguishing feature of the program is the requirement that recipients participate in one of the Annual Giving Phonathon campaigns. In 1991, family and friends of attorney and businessman Stanley A. Owens, Sr. established this scholarship in his memory. He served on the Board of Visitors and the Foundation Board at Mary Washington. 


Studer Family Education Scholarship

The scholarship is awarded annually to students in an approved undergraduate or graduate program of study leading to certification as a teacher. The average annual award budget is $1,500 and individual scholarships may vary. Scott Studer ’97 and Anna Hash Studer ’95 established this scholarship in 2013 to assist and honor students who show a passion for teaching. This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


Susan and George Colby Philharmonic Scholarship

This scholarship supports a talented student musician in the UMW Philharmonic Orchestra. George Colby established the scholarship in 2017 in memory of his wife, Susan, who enjoyed attending UMW Philharmonic concerts. This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


Susan J. Hanna Endowed Scholarship

The scholarship benefits an academically outstanding English major with a minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA. The average annual award budget is $2,600. Individual scholarship award amounts may vary. This scholarship was established in 1994 by friends and family in memory of Dr. Susan J. Hanna as a lasting tribute to her service teaching English for 26 years. This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


Susan J. Horan '59 Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to a student with financial need and good academic standing. Special consideration shall be given to students from states other than Virginia, particularly students from New York or New Hampshire. Susan Jane Horan '59 established this scholarship through her estate with the assistance of her brother, Robert V. Horan. This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


Susan Leavitt '83 Scholarship

This is a scholarship for freshmen with demonstrated financial need. Preference is given to students who have overcome a personal or family hardship and who express a desire to study internationally or to be a player in the global arena. This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


Susan Mulholland Breedin '86 Scholarship

The scholarship benefits students enrolled in classes in the Department of Theatre and Dance. The average annual award budget for is $1,030. Individual scholarship award amounts may vary. Geane T. Mulholland, family, and friends established the scholarship in memory of her daughter, Susan Mulholland Breedin. A Mary Washington alumna, Mrs. Breedin joined the University faculty in 1990 as a dance instructor and also taught at the Academy of Ballet in Fredericksburg. She passed away in 2000, and she is remembered for her love of dance and enthusiasm for teaching. This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


Taddesse Adera Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is for a declared major in English. The average annual award budget is $900. Individual scholarship award amounts may vary. Candidates must write an essay on how postcolonial literary studies have enriched your experience as an English major. In 2014, colleagues, family, friends, and former students of Professor Taddesse Adera established a scholarship in his memory. Dr. Taddesse Adera joined Mary Washington as an assistant professor of English in 1989 and became a full professor in 2001. Dr. Adera received numerous awards including, Virginia’s Outstanding Faculty Award and the University’s Jepson Fellow Award for distinctive contributions in teaching, and service. This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


Tara Corrigall '82 Internship

Tara C. Corrigall '82 established an endowment in support of the Internship Program at the University of Mary Washington. Recipients shall be business, economics, or political science majors participating in a UMW approved internship experience for which the student is not paid by the sponsoring internship employer or organizations.


Teddy Foundation Scholarship in Art

The scholarship is given to students with a formally declared major in art or art history whose studies give emphasis to the area of painting. Candidates will demonstrate competency in painting through either a studio art portfolio or through academic knowledge of the significance of painting in art history. Preference is given to students with demonstrated financial need. The average annual award budget is $700. Individual scholarship award amounts may vary. On behalf of anonymous donors, The Teddy Foundation established this scholarship in 2003. This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


The Duval Family Memorial Scholarship

This award benefits a UMW student who has demonstrated financial need. Mrs. Nancy Duval Andrews '44 established the scholarship in 2000 to honor family members who have attended Mary Washington. This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


The Foster House God Built & Collegiate Funding Services Scholarship

This scholarship is for a student with financial need from the counties of Stafford, King George, Caroline, and Spotsylvania, and the City of Fredericksburg. Gary Frazier, former CEO of Collegiate Funding Services, and the late Betty Foster, of the Foster House God Built, joined forces to endow the scholarship. This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


The Knight Family Scholarship for Historic Preservation

The scholarship is awarded to a student who has formally declared a major in historic preservation. Established in 2001 by Miriam Whitley Knight ’48, this scholarship enhances the Center for Historic Preservation at Mary Washington. This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements. The average annual award budget is $2,000. Individual scholarship award amounts may vary.


Thea K. Viadero '98 Scholarship

The scholarship is awarded annually to an art student enrolled in the Bachelor of Liberal Studies (BLS) degree program. If there are no qualified BLS art major candidates, the scholarship may be awarded to a student enrolled in the BLS program with demonstrated financial need. The average annual award budget is $1,300. Individual scholarship award amounts may vary. It was established in 2005 by Roger C. Viadero, Sr., to honor the memory of Thea Viadero ’98. This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


Theresa Young Crawley '77 and William B. Crawley Jr. - Washington Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to an entering freshman who is a resident of Virginia and is accepted to the University of Mary Washington through the "honors" admissions program, with preference given to National Merit Scholar semi-finalists and above. The scholarship provides full tuition, fees, room, and board for up to four years of undergraduate study. Funded by the Alumni Association, this Washington Scholarship was established in 2002 and named in honor of the Crawleys. This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


Thomas and JoAnn Houser Scholarship

The recipient of this non-renewable scholarship must be an outstanding incoming freshman with financial need, demonstrated leadership qualities, and an interest in providing future service and leadership to UMW and the community. Thomas and JoAnn Houser established this scholarship in 2001 to encourage high ethical standards and commitment to community service.  Applicants should complete the Freedom/Justice/Integrity/Honor essay.This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


Thomas Howard and Elizabeth Merchent Tardy Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded annually to a deserving student with financial need. Mrs. Elizabeth Merchent Tardy established this scholarship through her estate plans. This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


Thomas P. Somma Scholarship

The scholarship is awarded, in order of priority to (1) art history majors with a minor in museum studies, (2) art history majors, and (3) museum studies majors. The average annual award budget is $1,000. Individual scholarship award amounts may vary. Friends, family, and colleagues funded an endowment in memory of Thomas P. Somma. Dr. Somma came to Mary Washington in 1998 as Director of the University Galleries. His primary expertise was American art history and public sculpture. In addition to his museum duties, Dr. Somma taught courses in American art history as an adjunct professor at the University of Maryland, Georgetown University, and the Ithaca College/Butler College “Semester in Washington” program. This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


Thyra Valade Conservation Leadership Scholarship

The scholarship is awarded annually to outstanding juniors or seniors with plans to pursue graduate studies and/or a career in wildlife or the field of conservation biology; preference is given to students pursuing avian conservation. Preference is given to students with a declared major in biology or environmental science. Awards may be used to either defray tuition or applied toward the cost of UMW approved internships, programs, or study abroad opportunities targeting avian study and/or conservation. The average annual award budget is $3,000. Individual scholarship award amounts may vary. In 2012, Larry Valade established this scholarship in memory of his wife, Thyra, to honor her dedication to protecting wildlife. This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


Tyler Family Scholarship

This scholarship benefits students from Wakefield High School in Arlington, Va. Veterans of the U.S. military or Virgnia state police who are Virginia residents may also qualify. Preference is given to students who exhibit motivation and interest in community service. The scholarship is named for a prominent northern Virginia family. This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


Ukrop Scholars Program

Fellowships support a structured externship (student-teaching) with the Community in Schools (CIS) initiative in Richmond Public Schools. Fellowships are $10,000 each for tuition, fees, and related expenses, a $3,000 travel stipend, and a $1,000 supply budget. James Ukrop has a strong commitment to his home town and believes the Ukrop Fellows Initiative will strengthen Richmond City Schools, improve the capabilities of new teachers and ultimately give promising at-risk students the boost they need to succeed and become tomorrow's leaders. The Ukrop Fellows Initiative is funded through a grant from the Community Foundation of the Rappahannock River Region. It is non-endowed and is contingent upon annual contributions from the donor(s). This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


Ukrop's Super Markets/First Market Bank Scholarship

This scholarship is given to a full-time student who is a resident of the Commonwealth of Virginia. The recipient must exhibit characteristics of leadership and express a personal commitment to ethical behavior; preference is given to students who may be traditionally under-represented in the student body.  The student must submit two letters of recommendation from guidance counselors or teachers that support the characteristics of leadership and personal commitment to ethical behavior.  It was funded in 2002 by Ukrop's. This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


UMW Alumni and Friends Scholarship

This scholarship is for students with demonstrated financial need or who are at risk of being unable to finish their undergraduate studies at UMW due to a financial setback. The scholarship is funded by individuals who gave to the general scholarship fund during the previous academic year. This is a non-endowed scholarship and awards are contingent upon future contributions from the donor(s). This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


UMW Faculty Children's Scholarship

This scholarship provides financial assistance to faculty children who are full-time, degree-seeking students at Mary Washington. The Retired Faculty Women and Retired Faculty Wives' Club established this scholarship in 1982. This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


UMW Faculty-Led Program Scholarship

The UMW Faculty-led Program Scholarship was designed to assist UMW students participating in UMW faculty-led programs during the summer, winter, or spring break. The awards are $500 dollars for programs up to fifteen days long, or $1,000 dollars for programs longer than fifteen days. Multiple awards are made to eligible applicants each semester.


UMW Performing Arts for the Community Scholarship

The scholarship rewards talented performers and increases opportunities for promising students to participate in the performing arts. The scholarship was created in 2013 through donations and ticket sales to Dancing with the Fredericksburg Stars, an event coordinated through the UMW Arts for the Community initiative. The average annual award budget is $2,000. Individual scholarship award amounts may vary. This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


Union Bank and Trust Scholarship

The scholarship aids students with financial need from the bank’s service area – the counties of Caroline, Hanover, and Spotsylvania, and the cities of Bowling Green and Fredericksburg. It was established in 1993 by Union First Market Bank in appreciation of the role the University plays in the local community. This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


University of Mary Washington Alumni Association - Washington Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to an entering freshman who is a resident of Virginia and is accepted to the University of Mary Washington through the "honors" admissions program, with preference given to National Merit Scholar semi-finalists and above. The scholarship provides full tuition, fees, room, and board for up to four years of undergraduate study. The intent of the Washington Scholars program exemplifies the purpose of the Alumni Association, which is to promote the welfare and support the mission of the University of Mary Washington, to encourage an enduring relationship with the University by deepening alumni and student loyalty, and to develop and strengthen the bonds of mutual interest within the University community. The scholarship was initially awarded for the 2001-02 academic year. This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


University of Mary Washington Celtic Arts Scholarship

Recipients must commit to full participation in the Eagle Pipe Band for the academic year(s) in which they have the scholarship, and demonstrate and maintain acceptable academic progress. When the Eagle Pipe Band was created in 1997, its Executive Board began placing performance gifts and honoraria into a special fund with the Mary Washington Foundation. In 2002, this fund was designated for the establishment of an endowed scholarship for students demonstrating proficiency in one of the Celtic arts. The average annual award budget is $1,200. Individual scholarship amounts may vary. This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


Valade Study Abroad Scholarship in Biology

This scholarship supports students who are participating in the faculty-led study abroad trip to Tanzania held during winter break. Other destinations hosted by the Department of Biological Sciences may also qualify. Larry Valade provides funding for this scholarship through periodic one-time gifts and scholarship availability is contingent upon funding from the donor. This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


Vicky Nichols Wilder '80 and Florence Overley Ridderhof '50 Scholarship in Dance

This scholarship is awarded to UMW students who excel in the study of dance and participate in available dance programs at the University of Mary Washington. Recipients must be full-time degree-seeking current freshmen or sophomores in good academic standing. This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.   The scholarship was funded by Friends of Dance and honors group founders, Vicky Nichols Wilder '80 and Florence Overley Ridderhof '50. Vicky graduated in 1980 from Mary Washington College, majoring in dance and psychology. She received her Masters in Creative Arts in Therapy from Hahnemann Medical College and became a dance/movement therapist. She has worked with the Spotsylvania County Schools, serving special needs students for 25 years. Florence graduated from Mary Washington College in 1950 with a B.A. degree in psychology. As a student, Florence took dance courses and was a member of the Concert Dance Club. She participated in Dancing With the Fredericksburg Stars, winning the People's Choice Award. Other awards include 2001 Women of Distinction Award in the Arts through the Girl Scouts, Friends of the Orchestra Citizen Salute in 2003 and Woman of the Year from the Fredericksburg Women's Club in 2016.


Virginia H. Powell UMW Philharmonic Orchestra Scholarship

The scholarship is awarded annually to a talented student-musician actively participating in the University of Mary Washington Philharmonic. Mr. C. Franklin Powell established this scholarship in 2012 in honor of his wife, Virginia. The average annual award budget is $2,400. Individual scholarship award amounts may vary.  This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


Virginia Lee Miller '64 Scholarship

This scholarship benefits students with financial need. Preference is given to female students from the northeastern part of the United States. It was established by Virginia Lee Miller '64 in 1999. This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


Vivian A. LePage Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded annually to a student with demonstrated financial need and in good academic standing. This scholarship was established in 2006 by Kathleen Myra and Everett M. Geno, Jr. in honor of the 90th birthday of Kathleen’s mother, Vivian A. LePage, of Williamstown, Massachusetts. Kathleen and Everett offered this tribute to her mother in recognition of the love and support she gave them through the years. Mrs. LePage passed away in 2010. This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


Warren W. Hobbie Alumni Scholarship

This merit-based scholarship is for students who reside in the state of Virginia. Warren W. Hobbie of Webster Brick Company endowed this scholarship in 1988. This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


Wells Fargo Scholarship in Business

The scholarship provides financial support to a student with demonstrated financial need and a declared major in business. The average annual award budget is $1,000 and individual scholarships will vary. This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


Wilder Family Scholarship

Martin and Vicky Wilder endowed a scholarship at the University of Mary Washington to assist incoming first-time freshman students based upon the quality of their academic record. This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.
 
 
 


Wilder Family Scholarship II

Martin and Vicky Wilder endowed a scholarship at the University of Mary Washington to assist incoming first-time freshman students based upon the quality of their academic record. This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.
 
 
 


William A. Castle Award for the Outstanding Biology Major

This award is made to an outstanding graduating biology major. In 1969, the daughters of William A. Castle established this award in memory of their father, William A. Castle. Dr. Castle was a professor of biology for 28 years. The fund is non-endowed and is contingent upon annual contributions from donor(s). This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


William B. Crawley Jr. Scholarship

The scholarship is awarded annually to a history major with a minimum 3.5 GPA in his or her major. The average annual award budget is $1,000. Individual scholarship award amounts may vary. This scholarship was created in 2008 to honor Professor William B. Crawley Jr., whose consummate teaching, scholarship and encouragement of critical thinking profoundly influenced generations of Mary Washington students during his 40-year tenure. This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


William Byrd Hanson Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to a rising junior or senior with demonstrated financial need, a declared major in sociology or anthropology, and a commitment to social justice and peace. The recipient shall have a minimum GPA of 2.5 in their major. Candidates should complete the social justice and peace essay. The average annual award budget is $1,600. Individual scholarship award amounts may vary. Established in 2008 by friends and family members, this scholarship honors the memory of the late William Bryd Hanson. A former chair of the UMW Department of Sociology and Anthropology, he was a well-respected and much-loved professor who challenged generations of students to act with creativity, compassion, and humor. He was active in establishing the James Farmer Memorial and in supporting the James Farmer Multicultural Center. He passed away in 2005. This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


William M. Anderson, Jr. - Washington Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to an entering freshman who is a resident of Virginia and is accepted to the University of Mary Washington through the "honors" admissions program, with preference given to National Merit Scholar semi-finalists and above. The scholarship provides full tuition, fees, room, and board for up to four years of undergraduate study.The UMW Alumni Association established this scholarship in 2003 to honor Dr. William M. Anderson, Jr. The Board of Directors of the Alumni Association stated that the scholarship “is an appropriate and permanent tribute to the vision he has provided as President since 1983, in leading Mary Washington to a position of prominence among regional public universities throughout the United States.” This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


Winnie Hudson Hodgson '40 Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to a Mary Washington student with preference given to a worthy and needy graduate of Culpeper High School.  The scholarship was established by Winnie Hudson Hodgson in 1982. This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.
 


Wolfe Family Business Scholarship

This scholarship is part of the College of Business Scholars Program. It is offered to high achieving incoming freshmen who plan to major in business. Minimum qualifications include a 3.75 GPA, SAT of 1220 or ACT of 27, extracurricular activities and exhibited leadership. The scholarship is non-endowed and is contingent upon annual contributions from donor(s). This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.


Woman's Club of Fredericksburg, Inc. (FASLA) Scholarship

This scholarship helps students with financial need from the City of Fredericksburg or the counties of Spotsylvania, Stafford, or Orange. 


Zorbaugh Choral Award

This award is given annually to a rising junior or senior music major. The award requires demonstrated excellent leadership and a strong interest in church choral music. In 1985, an anonymous donor established this award in memory of his mother. This is a non-endowed award and is contingent upon annual contributions from the donor(s).This is a condensed description and does not include detailed criteria and requirements.