The General Scholarship Fund
A gift to the General Scholarship Fund supports
- students with financial need
- students demonstrating high academic merit
- students experiencing hardships
Growing up in an economically disadvantaged household with no college graduates in her family, Ivy Rose Smith ’17 said “going to college only felt like a dream, with graduating from college seeming like a far-off fairy tale.”
With support from scholarship funds, Smith was able to attend St. Mary’s College of Maryland for four years and graduate with a degree in art and anthropology.
Without St. Mary’s I would’ve never been able to grow into the leader and mentor I am today.
This Landers DeSousa-Brent Scholar from Monkton, Md., learned that with a little help, and the generosity of others “dreams can come true,” and “fairytales can become reality.”
Create a Named Scholarship Fund!
For information, contact Institutional Advancement: 240-895-4282
2016-17 New Named Scholarships
- Bonnie Green, class of 1974, created the Bonnie Marie
Green Scholarship, a financial need scholarship for first-
year or transfer students who are Maryland residents
and first-generation and/or underserved. Jahmoni Bartee ’21 is the 2017-18 recipient.
- Donna West, class of 1976, created the Donna L.
Smawley West Scholarship to benefit biology or
environmental studies majors. Melinda S. Grant ’19 is this first recipient.
Our Biggest Class Gift Continues to Grow
In June 2007 – on the occasion of its 50th Anniversary –
the Class of 1957 proudly announced the establishment
of The Class of 1957 Endowed Scholarship Fund. So far,
the fund has provided two 4-year scholarships: Gregory
Cooke ’13 and Alhaj Khadar ’17. It was the ultimate goal
of the ’57 scholarship committee to grow the fund’s
corpus to $50,000, and on the occasion of its 60th
Anniversary, the goal was exceeded.