“Thanks to a scholarship grant, a weight has been lifted off of my shoulders and I am able to focus on school. This grant made me understand that St. Mary's will do whatever possible to help its students in need.” – Stephanie Owoundi '14
Access and intellectual exploration are at the core of our public liberal arts college, and therefore the importance of – and need for – scholarship is great.
Whether it is designated for the general scholarship fund, or an endowed or current-use named scholarship, these gifts directly support our students. As more and more of our students find themselves challenged by the limits of federal assistance and personal resources, students who succeed academically, meritoriously, are struggling to make ends meet.
We could not offer such a distinctive education in the liberal arts without your support and it is through your generosity that we are able to uphold the promise as the state's honors college.
France-Merrick Challenge Grant
St. Mary's College successfully completed a 4:1 challenge grant by the France-Merrick Foundation which increased endowed scholarship funds for Baltimore City students.
Joe and Kathy Garner Endowed Scholarship Fund
Kathleen and Joe Garner '74 make $1 million gift to provide need-based scholarships.
The Patuxent Partnership's Applied Physics Fund
The Patuxent Partnership invested $1 million to grow and expand the physics department, including applied physics, at the College.