Scholarships

Merit Scholarships

Merit scholarships recognize academic achievement and co-curricular accomplishments and are given on a competitive basis without regard to financial need. Students may receive both grants and scholarships.

Students are automatically considered for a scholarship based on their academic record, standardized test scores, strength of curriculum, essay, recommendations, and individual attributes. St. Mary’s does not use set formulas for determining scholarships. Recipients of Merit Scholarships typically have challenged themselves with rigorous courses of study such as Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, and/or honors courses. All St. Mary’s College scholarships are renewable for up to four years of full-time study at St. Mary’s as long as the student remains in good academic standing in at least 12 graded credits each semester. The total amount of scholarships received from St. Mary’s may not exceed the cost of in-state tuition. Tuition waivers are scholarships and count toward this limit.

St. Mary’s Academic Achievement Scholarship
Program Description

Range from $3000 to $8500 and are awarded to recognize outstanding academic achievement.

Eligibility

Who May Apply: While there are variations, recipients of this award typically rank in the top 10% of their class, present a cumulative GPA exceeding 3.5 (3.9 weighted), and achieve a combined SAT 1 score of 2000 or higher.

SMCM Trustee Scholarship
Program Description

These scholarships are awarded to a select few students who have earned academic distinction.

Eligibility

Who May Apply: While there are variations, recipients of this award typically rank in the top 10% of their class, present a cumulative GPA exceeding 3.5 (3.9 weighted), and achieve a combined SAT 1 score of 2000 or higher.

St. Mary’s Transfer Scholarship
Program Description

Awarded on a competitive basis to transfer students with outstanding college grades.

Eligibility

Who May Apply: Recipients of this award typically present a rigorous course of study and a cumulative college GPA exceeding 3.5. Transfer Scholarships range from $500 to $5000 per year.

Phi Theta Kappa or Honors Program Scholarship
Program Description

Scholarships available to members of Phi Theta Kappa or Honors Program.

Eligibility

Who May Apply: Transfer students who enter St. Mary’s with an A.A. or A.S. degree, a GPA of 3.5 or better, and are members of Phi Theta Kappa or Honors Program.

First-Year Excellence Scholarship
Program Description

Scholarships for students who did not receive a merit scholarship from St. Mary’s at entrance, but who complete their first year of study at St. Mary’s.

Eligibility

Who May Apply: Students who did not receive a merit scholarship from St. Mary’s at entrance, but who complete their first year of study at St. Mary’s with excellent grades in 32 or more credits, will be considered on a competitive basis for this scholarship. First-Year Excellence Scholarships are limited to students who did not receive a scholarship upon entrance.

Stem Navigators Scholarship Program
Program Description

Scholarships range from $5000 to $10,000, and are available to outstanding students pursuing degrees in STEM fields (Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Mathematics, and Physics).

Eligibility

Who May Apply:

  • Incoming first-year students (attending college for the first time) (Deadline: Feb. 1)
  • Transfer students from community colleges (with two years remaining) (Deadline: Rolling, starting Apr. 1)

These awards are renewable annually, provided you maintain good standing in a science or math degree program at SMCM.

In addition to the financial support, SMCM STEM Navigators will:

  • Participate in evening workshops in their chosen field
  • Be matched with a mentor professor in their chosen field
  • Go on field trips with other Navigators
  • Participate in an Emerging Scholars Program in their chosen field
  • Attend enrichment workshops on summer research opportunities and graduate school
Eleanor Quirk Abbey Current Scholarship
Program Description

Established in 2012 to benefit history, anthropology, archaeology, or museum studies students who have financial need.

Eligibility

Who May Apply: St. Mary’s students with financial need studying history, anthropology, archaeology, or museum studies.

Alumni Scholarship
Program Description

Established by the St. Mary’s College of Maryland Alumni Association, the Alumni Legacy Scholarship is awarded to one incoming or current student related to an alumna/us of St. Mary’s College of Maryland. This $2,000 scholarship will be awarded based on a combination of financial need, academic merit, and co-curricular involvements.

Eligibility

Who May Apply: Incoming St. Mary’s students with a relation to an alumna or alumnus.

Warner S. Ashby Endowment
Program Description

Established in 2013 by Warner Ashby ’79 to benefit students who have financial need and academic merit.

Eligibility

Who May Apply: St. Mary’s undergraduate students.

Baltimore City Scholarships
Program Description

Established by the France-Merrick Foundation (2004), the Landers Foundation (2005), and private donors to benefit academically talented students from Baltimore City who have financial need.

Eligibility

Who May Apply: St. Mary’s undergraduate students from Baltimore.

Justin Bates Memorial Endowed Scholarship Fund
Program Description

Established in 2011 in memory of their son, Justin, by Julia and Robin Bates to benefit students who are enrolled in the Master of Arts in Teaching Program and pursue a semester of teaching in Slovenia.

Eligibility

Who May Apply: St. Mary’s graduate students enrolled in the MAT.

John Bell Intern Scholarship
Program Description

Established in 2012 by John J. Bell ’95 to benefit students who participate in summer credit internships with GLBT History Museum and Archives in San Francisco, California.

Eligibility

Who May Apply: St. Mary’s undergraduate students.

Beltway Companies Scholarship
Program Description

Established in 2011 by Jeanne Brady ’88 and John C. Saum ’89 to benefit third-year students who have financial need with preference given to students from Baltimore City Public Schools and for family members of those who work in the commercial trucking and transportation industry.

Eligibility

Who May Apply: St. Mary’s undergraduate students in their third year.

The Black Student Union Student of Excellence Scholarship
Program Description

Established in 2006 by the student leadership of the Black Student Union to benefit first-year, first-generation students who have meritorious achievement in high school, good recommendations, and financial need.

Eligibility

Who May Apply: Incoming St. Mary’s undergraduate students who are first-generation college students.

Paul Blanchette Chemistry Award
Program Description

Established in 2012 to benefit rising seniors in chemistry who have financial need.

Eligibility

Who May Apply: St. Mary’s undergraduate students who are rising seniors studying chemistry.

Jim and Linda Bodycomb Scholarship
Program Description

Established in 2002 by the Bodycombs to benefit high achievers with financial need that cannot be met by other sources of financial assistance.

Helping to provide financial aid to support college students is central to the values of Linda and Jim Bodycomb. Jim, an electrical engineer with a degree from the University of Maryland, comes from a well-educated family that has always understood the importance of higher education and helping others to get their education. Linda was the first in her family to get a college education, which she had to fund herself. Linda would not have obtained her degree from Morehead State University in Kentucky without the assistance of a sympathetic English professor who stepped in and helped her obtain a work study position. This scholarship is in honor of the help she received.

Eligibility

Who May Apply: St. Mary’s undergraduate students.

Boone Scholarship
Program Description

Established by Maria and Neale Boone in memory of Neale’s parents, Helen Garrett and John Revell Boone, to benefit students who have academic merit and financial need.

Eligibility

Who May Apply: St. Mary’s undergraduate students.

Dave and Erna Brown China Studies Scholarship
Program Description

Established in 2012 by David S. Brown to benefit rising seniors majoring in Asian Studies, studying Chinese language, who demonstrate outstanding character and leadership and who desire to pursue post-graduate interests in China.

Eligibility

Who May Apply: St. Mary’s undergraduate students who are rising seniors majoring in Asian Studies and studying Chinese.

Cindy Broyles Scholarship
Program Description

Established in 2011 by Cindy Broyles ’79 to benefit students who have financial need.

Eligibility

Who May Apply: St. Mary’s undergraduate students.

Donny and Cathy Bryan Scholarship
Program Description

Established in 2013 by Cathy and Donny Bryan ’73 to benefit students who have financial need.

Eligibility

Who May Apply: St. Mary’s undergraduate students.

F. Elliott Burch, Sr. and Elizabeth B. Burch ’27 Scholarship
Program Description

Established in 2000 by the Burch family to benefit students from St. Mary’s County who have academic merit and financial need.

Eligibility

Who May Apply: St. Mary’s undergraduate students who are from St. Mary’s County.

Calvert County Scholarship
Program Description

Established by the Calvert County Commissioners and private donors to benefit academically talented students from Calvert County who have financial need.

Eligibility

Who May Apply: St. Mary’s undergraduate students who are from Calvert County.

S. Ethel Chance Scholarship
Program Description

Established in 1982 in memory of “Chancie,” a school nurse whose career spanned 32 years, to benefit students who have academic merit.

Eligibility

Who May Apply: St. Mary’s undergraduate students.

Charles County Scholarship
Program Description

Established by the Charles County Commissioners and private donors to benefit academically talented students from Charles County who have financial need.

Eligibility

Who May Apply: St. Mary’s undergraduate students who are from Charles County.

Christine C. Cihlar Memorial Music Scholarship
Program Description

Established in 1994 in memory of his wife, who was the public affairs director at the College, by Fred Rippy to benefit music students.

Eligibility

Who May Apply: St. Mary’s undergraduate students who are studying music.

The Class of 1957 Scholarship
Program Description

Established in 2007 by the class of 1957 to benefit students who have academic merit and financial need, and who demonstrate involvement in service to school, church, or home communities. Successful applicants are St. Mary’s undergraduate first-year students who are high achievers and may not receive a merit award, and whose family or personal financial support falls short of covering the full cost of a St. Mary’s education. The successful recipient must also demonstrate service to school, church, or home community by his/her involvement in extracurricular activities. The scholarship, awarded through the financial aid office, is renewable provided the student maintains a 2.75 GPA.

Eligibility

Who May Apply: St. Mary’s undergraduate first-year students with at least a 2.75 GPA.

Pat Collins Calvert County Scholarship
Program Description

Established by Ann Collins in 2003 in memory of her husband to benefit students from Calvert County who have academic merit and financial need.

Eligibility

Who May Apply: St. Mary’s undergraduate students who are from Calvert County.

The Colonial Dames of America, Chapter I of Baltimore, Award
Program Description

Established in 2007 to benefit students who participate in the Summer Archaeology Field School at Historic St. Mary’s City.

Eligibility

Who May Apply: St. Mary’s undergraduate students enrolled in the Summer Archaeology Field School at Historic St. Mary’s City.

Ruth Marie Cooper Scholarship
Program Description

Established in 2012 through an estate gift to benefit students who have financial need.

Eligibility

Who May Apply: St. Mary’s undergraduate students.

Cove Point Natural Heritage Trust’s Ruth Mathes Scholarship
Program Description

Established in 2011 in honor of the trust’s founder, Ruth Mathes, to recognize outstanding students in biology and environmental studies.

Eligibility

Who May Apply: St. Mary’s undergraduate students studying biology and environmental studies.

Vicki Ann Daniels Memorial Scholarship
Program Description

Established in memory of Vicki, who was killed by a drunk driver on her 20th birthday, by the Daniels family.

Eligibility

Who May Apply: St. Mary’s undergraduate students.

Hampton Davey Scholarship
Program Description

Established in 2000 as a tribute to “Red,” associate professor of political science, by the Lee family to recognize outstanding seniors who major in political science.

Eligibility

Who May Apply: St. Mary’s undergraduate students who are seniors and are majoring in political science.

Dallas P. Dean Master of Arts in Teaching Scholarship
Program Description

Established in 2002 by Dallas P. Dean ’60 to benefit students enrolled in the Master of Arts in Teaching Program who have academic merit and financial need.

Eligibility

Who May Apply: St. Mary’s graduate students enrolled in the MAT.

Double ‘A’ Cabaret Scholarship
Program Description

Established in 2012 by Arthur S. Zamanakos to benefit students from Baltimore City who have financial need and who demonstrate promise in the vocal arts and who desire to pursue vocal arts programs including chamber singers, choir, voice lessons, and/or the Double ‘A’ Cabaret.

Eligibility

Who May Apply: St. Mary’s undergraduate students from Baltimore City.

William F. Everhart Memorial Scholarship Fund
Program Description

Established in 2007 in memory of Bill, an art major, by the Everhart family to benefit studio art majors who have financial need.

Eligibility

Who May Apply: St. Mary’s undergraduate students majoring in art.

Marvin C. Franzen Scholarship
Program Description

Established in 2004 by the Franzen family to benefit students from St. Mary’s County who have financial need.

Eligibility

Who May Apply: St. Mary’s undergraduate students who are from St. Mary’s County.

Alexander Fraser Memorial Award
Program Description

Established in 1997 in memory of Alex ’94 by the Fraser family to benefit philosophy and religious studies majors with summer travel expenses.

Eligibility

Who May Apply: St. Mary’s undergraduate students majoring in philosophy and/or religious studies.

Josette Marie Gandara Memorial Award
Program Description

Established in 1991 in memory of their daughter, Josie, by Janet and Raul Gandara to benefit female graduates of Chopticon High School who have financial need.

Eligibility

Who May Apply: St. Mary’s undergraduate students who are women and have graduated from Chopticon High School.

Joe and Kathy Garner Scholarship
Program Description

Established in 2012 by the Garners to benefit graduates of St. Mary’s Ryken High School who have financial need.

Eligibility

Who May Apply: St. Mary’s undergraduate students who have graduated from St. Mary’s Ryken High School.

Amanda Leigh Gerek Scholarship
Program Description

Established in 1995 in memory of Amanda, a student at Great Mills High School, by the Gerek family to benefit graduates from Great Mills High School who have financial need.

Eligibility

Who May Apply: St. Mary’s undergraduate students who have graduated from Great Mills High School.

Carol Giesen and Laraine Glidden Scholarship
Program Description

Established in 2012 in honor of Carol A. B. Giesen, Professor Emerita of Human Development, by Laraine M. Glidden, Distinguished Professor Emerita of Psychology and Human Development, to benefit non-traditional students who have academic merit and financial need.

Eligibility

Who May Apply: St. Mary’s non-traditional students.

Kathryn W. Glockner Scholarship
Program Description

Established in 2012 by Kathy Glockner to benefit students who have financial need and pursue majors in the fields of science, technology or math. Preference is given to students from Calvert, Charles, and St. Mary’s counties.

Eligibility

Who May Apply: St. Mary’s undergraduate students majoring in STEM fields.

Gough-Broun Scholarship Fund
Program Description

Established in 2001 by Joseph Marion Gough, Jr. to benefit graduates of St. Mary’s Ryken High School who have academic merit and financial need.

Eligibility

Who May Apply: St. Mary’s undergraduate students who have graduated from St. Mary’s Ryken High School.

Bonnie Marie Green Scholarship
Program Description

Established in 2013 by Trustee Emerita Bonnie Green ’74 to benefit students who have financial need and who are residents of the State of Maryland.

Eligibility

Who May Apply: St. Mary’s undergraduate students who live in the state of Maryland.

Dorothea and Charles Greene Endowed Scholarship
Program Description

Established in 2013 by Dana Greene to benefit students who have financial need.

Eligibility

Who May Apply: St. Mary’s undergraduate students.

Dorothea and Charles Greene Endowed Scholarship
Program Description

Established in 2013 by Dana Greene to benefit students who have financial need.

Eligibility

Who May Apply: St. Mary’s undergraduate students.

Norman M. and Eleanor H. Gross Scholarship
Program Description

Established through an estate gift to benefit students who have financial need.

Eligibility

Who May Apply: St. Mary’s undergraduate students.

Ardith Z. Harle MAT Scholarship
Program Description

Established in 2011 by professor of educational studies, Ardith Harle, to benefit students enrolled in the Master of Arts in Teaching Program who pursue early education or elementary certification.

Eligibility

Who May Apply: St. Mary’s graduate students enrolled in the MAT who pursue early education certification or elementary education certification.

Maurine Holbert Hogaboom Scholarship
Program Description

Established in 2012 through an estate gift to benefit students who have financial need with preference given to theater, film or media studies majors or minors.

Eligibility

Who May Apply: St. Mary’s undergraduate students.

Anne Harrison Armistead I’Anson Scholarship
Program Description

Established through an estate gift in memory of her grandmother Anne, a student and teacher at the original St. Mary’s Female Seminary in the mid-19th century, by Nannie A. I’Anson.

Eligibility

Who May Apply: St. Mary’s undergraduate students.

Arthur E. Landers, Jr. and Hilda Combs Landers Endowed Scholarship Fund
Program Description

Established in 1996 through an estate gift to benefit students who have academic merit and financial need.

Eligibility

Who May Apply: St. Mary’s undergraduate students.

Loats Foundation Scholarship
Program Description

Established in 1998 to benefit students from Frederick County who have financial need.

Eligibility

Who May Apply: St. Mary’s undergraduate students from Frederick County.

Suzanne Lussier-Jones and Ronald F. Jones Endowed Scholarship
Program Description

Established in 2010, the Suzanne Lussier-Jones and Ronald F. Jones Endowed Scholarship Fund benefits students enrolled in the Master of Arts in Teaching Program and who demonstrate a devotion to lifelong fitness.

Eligibility

Who May Apply: St. Mary’s undergraduate students.

Maryland National Scholarship Program
Program Description

Established in 1989 by MNC Financial Foundation to benefit students who have academic merit and financial need.

Eligibility

Who May Apply: St. Mary’s undergraduate students.

Marilyn Mathes Memorial Scholarship Fund
Program Description

Established in 2010 in memory of his wife by Gary Meekins to benefit students who have financial need and pursue endorsements in special education through the Master of Arts in Teaching Program or alternative career paths serving special education students.

Eligibility

Who May Apply: St. Mary’s graduate students enrolled in the MAT who are interested in special education.

Ann F. Matukaitis Memorial Award for Human Services
Program Description

Established in 2001 in memory of her mother by Lauren Matukaitis Broyles ’95 and her husband, John, to benefit juniors or seniors majoring in psychology, sociology, or anthropology and who demonstrate community service.

Eligibility

Who May Apply: St. Mary’s junior or senior students majoring in psychology, sociology, or anthropology.

Ho Nguyen Scholarship for Study in Asia
Program Description

Established in 2008 in honor of professor of economics, Ho Nguyen, for his many years of dedicated service, by Donald R. Stabile to benefit students who pursue study-abroad experiences in Asia.

Eligibility

Who May Apply: St. Mary’s undergraduate students hoping to study abroad in Asia.

Olivi-Belloni Family Endowed Scholarship Fund
Program Description

Established in 2012 by Maria Luisa and Alessandro Olivi to benefit students from Baltimore City who have financial need and who desire to pursue law or medical school. Selection is based on a winning two-page essay. The fund was established in memory of Giuseppe Belloni and Marcello Olivi, both of Padua, Italy. Dr. Belloni, who passed away in 1999, was well known as a competent, concerned and compassionate physician who was instrumental in opening the first geriatric hospital in Padua. Mr. Olivi, who passed away in 2012, was a highly respected lawyer and a local and national political figure, who was a strong advocate of the ideals of freedom and democracy.

Eligibility

Who May Apply: St. Mary’s undergraduate students from Baltimore City hoping to go to law or medical school.

Natalie Parran and Ben Parran Award
Program Description

Established in 1979 in memory of two of their children by Toni Collery Steedly and Benjamin Parran, Jr. to benefit students enrolled in the Master of Arts in Teaching Program and who demonstrate a devotion to helping young people.

Eligibility

Who May Apply: St. Mary’s graduate students enrolled in the MAT program.

Nicholas Talarico Paskowsky Memorial Award in International Education
Program Description

Established in 2005 by the Paskowsky family to assist students with study-abroad expenses in Spanish-speaking countries.

Eligibility

Who May Apply: St. Mary’s undergraduate students hoping to study abroad in Spanish-speaking countries.

Chester A. and Mary R. Personette Endowed Scholarship Fund
Program Description

Established in 2007 in memory of their parents by the Personette children to benefit students from Maryland, with preference given to students from Calvert, Charles, and St. Mary’s counties, who have financial need and pursue mathematics or the sciences.

Eligibility

Who May Apply: St. Mary’s undergraduate students from Maryland studying STEM fields.

Sarah Michele Guineviere Pyles Memorial Scholarship
Program Description

Established in 2011 by the family of Sarah Pyles to benefit students who have academic merit and financial need, and who have completed at least one year at St. Mary’s with preference given to political science and/or art history students. Selection is based on a winning one-page essay on “how I would change the world and make it a better place.”Sarah was a second-year student at St. Mary’s when she passed away suddenly while studying abroad in Alba, Italy. An avid reader since childhood, Sarah was majoring in political science with minors in women, gender, and sexuality studies and art history. Her desire was to change the world and make it a better place through international relations.

Eligibility

Who May Apply: St. Mary’s undergraduate students who have completed at least one year at the college.

The Roberts Family Financial Aid Endowment
Program Description

Established in 2013 by Eveline and William P. Roberts, III to benefit students who have financial need.

Eligibility

Who May Apply: St. Mary’s undergraduate students.

Maxwell B. Roberts Music Scholarship Fund
Program Description

Established in 2006 by Karen J. Horton and John J. Roberts to benefit students in the music program who have academic merit and financial need.

Eligibility

Who May Apply: St. Mary’s undergraduate students studying music.

Rhoda K. Roberts Memorial Scholarship in the Vocal Arts
Program Description

Established in 2006 by Karen J. Horton and John J. Roberts to benefit students who demonstrate promise in the vocal arts.

Eligibility

Who May Apply: St. Mary’s undergraduate students.

May Russell Endowed Scholarship Fund
Program Description

Established in 1984 in memory of May Russell, president of St. Mary’s Junior College, to recognize outstanding students.

Eligibility

Who May Apply: St. Mary’s undergraduate students.

St. Mary’s County Scholarship
Program Description

Established by the St. Mary’s County Commissioners and private donors to benefit academically talented students from St. Mary’s County who have financial need.

Eligibility

Who May Apply: St. Mary’s undergraduate students from St. Mary’s County.

William Donald Schaefer Internship Program for Government Service
Program Description

Established in 2003 to benefit students who participate in public policy internships and desire to pursue careers in government service.

Eligibility

Who May Apply: St. Mary’s undergraduate students.

Joshua L. Siegert Memorial Scholarship for Future Educators
Program Description

Established in 2003 in memory of their son, Josh ’04, by Maryanne and Michael S. Siegert to benefit students enrolled in the Master of Arts in Teaching Program who have academic merit and financial need.

Eligibility

Who May Apply: St. Mary’s graduate students enrolled in the MAT program.

SMECO Scholarship
Program Description

Established in 1999 by the Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative to benefit students from Calvert, Charles, and St. Mary’s counties who have academic merit and financial need.

Eligibility

Who May Apply: St. Mary’s undergraduate students from Calvert, Charles, or St. Mary’s County.

Lucy Franklin Spedden Scholarship
Program Description

Established through an estate gift by Ms. Spedden, a 1916 graduate, to benefit students who have financial need.

Eligibility

Who May Apply: St. Mary’s undergraduate students.

Don Stabile Scholarship
Program Description

Established in 2013 by Donald R. Stabile to benefit incoming students, either first-year or transfer students, who have academic merit. St. Mary’s College Honorary Alumnus Donald Stabile received his M.A. and Ph.D. in Economics at the University of Massachusetts/Amherst and B.S. in Business Economics from the University of Florida. He began teaching at St. Mary’s College of Maryland in 1980. He is a prolific scholar, having published 11 books and has written 14 book chapters, 18 scholarly articles, and over 100 book reviews. In 2003, Dr. Stabile was awarded the Norton T. Dodge Award for Creative and Scholarly Achievement, and served as the G. Thomas and Martha Myers Yeager Endowed Chair in the Liberal Arts from 2000-2003. Dr. Stabile has served in various administrative positions at St. Mary’s College, but none has been as rewarding to him as serving St. Mary’s students.

Eligibility

Who May Apply: Incoming St. Mary’s undergraduate students.

James D. and Jane S. Stone Fund
Program Description

Established in 2000 by the Stones to benefit students who have academic merit and financial need.

Eligibility

Who May Apply: St. Mary’s undergraduate students.

Francis E. and Loretta A. Taylor Endowed Scholarship
Program Description

Established by the Taylors to benefit graduates of St. Mary’s Ryken High School who have academic merit and financial need.

Eligibility

Who May Apply: St. Mary’s undergraduate students who have graduated from St. Mary’s Ryken High School.

William Edward Tull Scholarship
Program Description

Established in 2001 through an estate gift to benefit students who have academic merit and financial need.

Eligibility

Who May Apply: St. Mary’s undergraduate students who have graduated from St. Mary’s Ryken High School.

Joseph and Lesley Urgo Endowed Scholarship
Program Description

Established in 2010 by the Urgos to benefit students who have financial need.

Eligibility

Who May Apply: St. Mary’s undergraduate students.

Thomas Vollman Memorial Study Abroad Award
Program Description

Established in 1994 by Technical Consulting, Inc. to benefit students with study-abroad expenses.

Eligibility

Who May Apply: St. Mary’s undergraduate students.

Charlotte Ledley Wallace Endowed Scholarship Fund
Program Description

Established in 1992 by Anne E. Wallace, in honor of a dedicated St. Mary’s County teacher, to benefit students who have academic merit and financial need, pursue careers in teaching, and demonstrate community service and civic involvement. Preference given to students from St. Mary’s County.

Eligibility

Who May Apply: St. Mary’s undergraduate students pursuing a teaching career.

H. Thomas Waring Scholarship Fund
Program Description

Established in 2004 by Trustee Emeritus Tom Waring to benefit students who have financial need.

Eligibility

Who May Apply: St. Mary’s undergraduate students.

H. Thomas Waring World Fund
Program Description

Established in 2004 by Trustee Emeritus H. Thomas Waring to assist students who are enrolled in the Master of Arts in Teaching Program with study-abroad internship expenses in The Gambia. The fund also supports collaborative educational activities through the College’s PEACE program with the University of The Gambia.

Eligibility

Who May Apply: St. Mary’s graduate students enrolled in the MAT program.

Anne Skone Weaver Endowed Scholarship Fund
Program Description

Established in 2012 through an estate gift to benefit students who have financial need.

Eligibility

Who May Apply: St. Mary’s undergraduate students.

Ike Weiner and Eleanor Weiner Perlman Endowed Scholarship Fund
Program Description

Established in 2012, in memory of her parents, by June Weiner Auerbach ’49 to benefit students who have financial need and who are not residents of the State of Maryland or the District of Columbia.

Eligibility

Who May Apply: St. Mary’s undergraduate students who are not D.C. or Maryland residents.

John H. and Esther B. Welsh Endowed Music Scholarship Fund
Program Description

Established in 2012 by Trustee Katharine A. Russell and Jane W. Russell to benefit music students from Baltimore City who have financial need.

Eligibility

Who May Apply: St. Mary’s undergraduate students who are from Baltimore and are studying music.

Dr. Charles W. and Eliza R. Willis Memorial Scholarship Fund
Program Description

Established in 2010 by Trustee Katharine A. Russell and Jane W. Russell to benefit students enrolled in the Master of Arts in Teaching Program who have financial need. Preference is given to students who have been invited to present papers, projects, or research at national or international conferences.

Eligibility

Who May Apply: St. Mary’s graduate students enrolled in the MAT program.

John and Andrea Wobensmith Current Scholarship Fund
Program Description

Established in 2011 by John Wobensmith ’93 to benefit third-year economics majors who have academic merit and financial need.

Eligibility

Who May Apply: St. Mary’s third-year undergraduate students majoring in economics.

Tommy Yeager Scholarship Fund
Program Description

Established in 2003 in memory of her husband by Martha Myers Yeager ’41 to benefit Baltimore-area students who have academic merit and financial need.

Eligibility

Who May Apply: St. Mary’s undergraduate students from Baltimore.

Alice Fleury Zamanakos and Arthur S. Zamanakos Music Fellowship in Alba, Italy
Program Description

Established in 2010 to recognize students who demonstrate promise as performers.

Eligibility

Who May Apply: St. Mary’s undergraduate students.

Sullivan Scholarship in Museum Studies
Program Description

Sullivan Scholars receive a stipend of up to $3000 per year to work in a museum or related setting. Museum Scholars may also use the funds for travel to conferences or other related projects. The funds can be drawn throughout the academic year and/or during summer break. Students accepted as a Sullivan Scholar are eligible for the stipend each year of participation in the program.

Other Questions
Contact Professor Ken Cohen, Coordinator for the Museum Studies Program, with your questions.

The Martin E. Sullivan Museum Scholars Program recognizes the contributions of the late Martin E. Sullivan. Dr. Sullivan was a nationally recognized museum professional whose career in museums spanned East and West, art and history, old and new. Dr. Sullivan served as Executive Director of Historic St. Mary’s City from 2000 until 2008 and, along with faculty in the College’s anthropology, art history, and history departments, designed the College’s Museum Studies Program.

Eligibility
  • Applicants must be currently enrolled full-time students at St. Mary’s College who have completed their first year by the time their scholarship year begins (First-year students may apply in the spring of their first year for awards that begin later that calendar year, but such students will only receive their award if they complete enough credits to become sophomores by the time their scholarship begins).
  • Applicants must be declared Museum Studies minors by the application deadline. If you are not currently a declared minor, you can declare your intention through Portal.
  • At the time of application, applicants will have completed or be enrolled in MUST 200 (Introduction to Museum Studies).
  • Applicants are expected to have and to maintain an overall GPA of at least 3.5.
  • Accepted applicants are expected to make progress toward completing the minor after their scholarship period ends.
Program Benefits

The Sullivan Scholars Program offers students an unprecedented opportunity to explore the fields related to Museum Studies. The program provides this opportunity in part through the creation of a small community of highly motivated and engaged student scholars interested in preserving and interpreting a wide range of public resources. The generous stipend that is available to all Sullivan Scholars can be used to travel to conferences, support unpaid work in an approved host institution, or offset expenses related to work in the field. Prospective scholars should discuss their plans for funds with the Program Coordinator or a Museum Studies faculty member, so their application statement and budget clearly describe the use of funds. Sullivan Scholars also participate in specially organized field trips and in small setting encounters with visiting scholars and fellows in the Museum Studies Program.

Responsibilities

In addition to continuing to meet eligibility requirements and complete the minor, Sullivan Scholars are expected to summarize and share their experiences with other participants in the Museum Studies Program and more generally with other students on campus. Scholars may be called upon to visit classes to describe the practical experiences made possible by the stipend or a recently-attended conference. Sullivan Scholars are expected to attend all Museum Studies Program-related events throughout their term, and to represent the Program when meeting Program guests or visiting other venues on behalf of the Program.

How much is the Sullivan Scholar stipend?

Each Museum Scholar will have the opportunity to draw a stipend of up to $3000 each academic year. Students must reapply every year they wish to participate in the program.

When can the stipend be used?

The stipend may be used for a variety of purposes related to the program’s mission, including working in a museum setting, credit or no-credit internships, or funding an otherwise unpaid internship or assistantship. Stipends may also be used to offset travel costs to conferences or to purchase supplies and materials for related projects. Please note that stipends may NOT be used to support paid internships or paid employment.

When can the stipend be used?

The stipend may be used to support work throughout the academic year, or students may choose to use the stipend to support concentrated work during the summer (graduating seniors must draw down the funds no later than June 30 of their final year of study at the College).

Where can the stipend be used?

Students may use their stipend at any host site, including but not limited to Boyden Gallery and Historic St. Mary’s City. Students are encouraged to explore opportunities available at museums throughout the southern Maryland and beyond, especially if they plan to use the stipend during the summer. See here for a list of places where past scholars and other Museum Studies minors have interned.Learn more about Internships

How do I get approval to use my stipend?

Approval is implicit in the awarding of the Scholarship, and successful applicants will complete paperwork before departing for the summer. To improve chances of a successful application, students are encouraged to discuss the details of their internship experience and their budget with the Museum Studies Program Coordinator or another member of the Museum Studies faculty prior to submitting their application.

What are typical reimbursement cost rates?

Typically, students participating in an unpaid internship or assistantship will be reimbursed $10.00 for every hour they are on-site at their host museum. Students who use their stipend for travel will be reimbursed standard travel costs according to the State of Maryland’s schedules. Students should be aware that State of Maryland guidelines for travel require pre-approval. Students who use their stipend to purchase supplies and materials will be reimbursed the cost of those items. Please note that the total sum of reimbursements cannot exceed $3000.

Can I use the stipend to support the required internship for a minor in museum studies?

Yes! Sullivan Scholars do not have to be enrolled in an internship for academic credit in order to receive funds. However, students may wish to explore a for-credit internship to satisfy Museum Studies minor requirements and other college requirements (including ELAW). For students applying for internship credit, the SMCM Career Center urges you to PLAN EARLY. The application process has been made more rigorous as part of the effort to elevate standards across the curriculum. Students enrolled in credit internships are required to complete additional work outside of the work environment to insure academic rigor and learning objectives. Please visit the Career Center to learn more about for-credit internships.

Application Process

To apply for standing as a Museum Scholar, you should submit:

  • submit a completed application form
  • An application narrative: a 250 to 300 word narrative including a proposed budget. Sample Budgets
  • Unofficial transcript (available off portal)
  • Two letters of recommendation from faculty who know you and your work

Applications may be submitted either electronically or in hard copy. Send your completed application to: Professor Kenneth Cohen, Coordinator, Museum Studies Program, Kent Hall; kcohen@smcm.edu.

Incomplete applications will not be considered. Your signature and necessary attachments must be included.

Application Deadline

  • Applications for projects beginning on or after June 1 are due by 5:00 PM, Friday, April 10, 2015.
  • Applicants are encouraged to apply as early as possible and to discuss their proposed application in advance with a member of the Museum Studies Program faculty.
  • Awards will be announced May 4.

Selection Process

The Museum Studies Program Coordinator screens all applications to ensure they are complete. Complete applications will then be reviewed by members of the Museum Studies Program steering committee and the director of the Center for the Study of Democracy. In addition to meeting eligibility requirements, applications are evaluated based on how well the student explains the value of their proposed work to preserve and/or interpret public resources. Other considerations include a realistic proposed budget and the strength of the recommendations.

William Thomas Rowe Endowed Art Scholarship
Program Description

Tom Rowe, much beloved, long-time art faculty, taught drawing and painting at St. Mary’s College from 1966 until his retirement in the early 1990’s. He received his Master of Fine Arts from the Maryland Art Institute and was one of the founding members of the ‘6 Realists’ group of Baltimore. He was a firm believer that artists should learn how to create art from direct observation and his students fondly remember long hours spent outdoors painting landscapes or in the studio laboring over still lives. This scholarship, awarded annually to an art student demonstrating significant realist skills was established by Jane and Nancie Rowe in memory of their father who died in 2004.The William Thomas Rowe Endowed Art Scholarship is awarded annually to an art major for the purpose of defraying the cost of his or her art education, including the purchase of art supplies, art-related travel, SMCM tuition, art workshops, or residencies. The award recipient is selected based on a submitted portfolio of work juried by the St. Mary’s College of Maryland Art and Art History Faculty.

Eligibility

Who May Apply: Any currently enrolled St. Mary’s College student who is a declared art major. Eligible candidates will have earned at least 48 credits at the time of submitting the scholarship application and will have completed no less than 56 credits (junior standing) by the end of the Spring semester of the application.

Selected recipient will receive $750.00, award will be announced at convocation, and recipient will participate in solo show on the Hall walls in September 2012.

Jonathan Ingersoll Endowed Scholarship Fund for Art Majors
Program Description

Established by the art faculty in honor of this former professor, first director of the Boyden Gallery, and driving force behind establishing a permanent art collection at the College.

Eligibility

Who May Apply: Any currently enrolled St. Mary’s College student.

Don Stabile Alumni Doctoral Scholarship
Program Description

Established in 2011, the Alumni Doctoral Scholarship is awarded annually to one graduating student or alumna/us pursuing a Ph.D. in one of the liberal arts disciplines. The $5,000 scholarship is a one-time, non-renewable award.

Eligibility

Who May Apply: Any graduating or graduated St. Mary’s College student.

Don Stabile Alumni Post Graduate Scholarship
Program Description

Established in 2013, the Alumni Post-Graduate Scholarship is awarded annually to one graduating student or alumna/us pursuing graduate studies. The $2,500 scholarship is a one-time, non-renewable award.

Eligibility

Who May Apply: Any graduating or graduated St. Mary’s College student.