The General Scholarship Fund
A gift to the General Scholarship Fund supports
- students with financial need
- students demonstrating high academic merit
- students experiencing hardships
Madalyn Wilkinson ’21, from Perryville, Maryland, is majoring in history and political science and minoring in educational studies. She is the 2018-19 recipient of the Eleanor Quirk Abbey Scholarship.
“Without the scholarship support I received, I doubt I would have been able to attend St. Mary’s College this year. Now I’m on my way to achieving my life goal of becoming a child advocate attorney.”
2018-19 Named Scholarships
The Sergeant Joseph Anthony Oreto Memorial Scholarship
Vietnam Veteran Edward “Skip” LeFaivre ’67 created the Sergeant Joseph Anthony Oreto Memorial Scholarship, a financial need scholarship for veterans and their dependents, in memory of his St. Mary’s classmate who was posthumously awarded the Silver Star, our nation’s third highest decoration, and on behalf of all St. Mary’s College students and alumni who have served our country.
Patuxent River Science & Technology Consortium Scholarship Fund
Through the vision of local contracting company AMEWAS, and in partnership with Bell, DESI, RMC, Sabre Systems, and Zenetex, the Patuxent River Science and Technology Consortium Scholarship Fund will benefit meritorious students with financial need from Southern Maryland who will major in computer science, mathematics, or physics at St. Mary’s College.
Maryland Volunteer First Responder Scholarship
Paul and Kathy Koch, assistant professor of education, created the Maryland Volunteer First Responder Scholarship, a financial need scholarship for residents of Maryland who are documented volunteer first responders. The first scholarship recipient is Rebecca Middleton ’20, a history major and anthropology minor.
2017-18 Named Scholarships
Robert Thornton 1970s Alumni Memorial Scholarship
Alumni of the 1970s created the Robert Thornton 1970s Alumni Memorial Scholarship to benefit students who are passionate about their artistic endeavors and sharing their craft. This scholarship recognizes Bob’s generous and friendly spirit and his love of St. Mary’s College, music and photography.
John Bell Havre de Grace & John Bell Harford County Scholarship
John Bell, class of 1995, created two merit-based scholarships: The John Bell Havre de Grace Scholarship for graduates of Havre de Grace High School and the John Bell Harford County Scholarship for residents of Harford County, Maryland. View Press Release »
Kathie Underwood Memorial Scholarship
Skip LeFaivre, class of 1967, created the Kathie Underwood Memorial Scholarship to benefit under-represented students who are enrolled in the Master of Arts in Teaching program at St. Mary’s College.
Onwuche Group Scholarship
Charles Onwuche, Jr., class of 2011, created the Onwuche Group Scholarship, a financial need scholarship for first-year or transfer students who are not Maryland residents.
2016-17 Named Scholarships
Bonnie Marie Green Scholarship
Bonnie Green, class of 1974, created 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 L. Smawley West Scholarship
Donna West, class of 1976, created this scholarsihp 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.
For information, contact Institutional Advancement at 240-895-4282