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Endowed Scholarships


The following endowed scholarships have been made possible through the generous contributions from many alumni and friends of the Mount. Most of these awards, unless designated otherwise, are made during a student’s freshman year and help to offset some of the costs of the university’s academic scholarship program.


Fred J. Archibald Business Scholarship

Established in 1997 by Fred J. Archibald, friend of Mount St. Mary’s University. Awarded to business, accounting and economics majors and/or communication majors entering their senior year.

Professors Dunbar Ashbury, Robert Seidel & George Springer Accounting Scholarship

Established in 2007 by the Class of 1968 in honor of their beloved professors and in gratitude for their education. Awarded to deserving accounting majors based on academic merit and financial need. Preference will be given to disabled veterans seeking a career in accounting.

Baird Memorial Scholarship

Established by the Baird family in memory of Mildred Batchelder Baird and David Graham Baird. Mr. Baird was a pioneer in the securities industry and a renowned philanthropist who received a Mount honorary degree in 1970. Awarded for academic achievement and involvement in the school and community.

Andrew Hull Baker Scholarship

Established by Hon. Daniel W. Baker, C’1887, in memory of his father, Andrew Hull Baker, C’1845, for the benefit of students from Montgomery County, MD. Awarded based on financial need and academic merit.

Pauline Cobb Barrett Scholarship

Established in 1995 by Joseph A. Barrett Sr. in memory of his beloved wife, Pauline Cobb Barrett. Awarded to a student based on academic merit and financial need.

Ryan C. Bolte Memorial Scholarship

Established by Richard J. Bolte Sr. in memory of Ryan C. Bolte, son of Richard J. Bolte Jr., C’79. Awarded to a student majoring in international studies, with a preference to students who have an interest in international business. The recipient must be a native citizen of the United States.

Most Reverend Simon G. Bruté Scholarship

Established in memory of the first Spiritual Director of Mount St. Mary’s Seminary (1812–1815, 1818–1834), by the members of St. Alphonsus Church in Baltimore, Md., and the Rev. Louis J. Mendelis, C’24, in appreciation of the services of Msgr. Robert Kline, former President of the university, and George D. Mulchany, former Rector of the Seminary. Awarded to students based on SAT scores. The scholarship is held for the entire university course provided the recipients maintain a certifying average in all subjects and manifest both ability and willingness to make the most of the advantage thus accorded.

Edward J. Burns Memorial Scholarship

Established in memory of Edward (Ted) Burns, C’80, by his friends and family. Awarded to a student from the Philadelphia five-county area with high academic standards and outstanding contributions to the campus community.

Robert J. Burns Scholarship

Established by Robert J. Burns, C’52. Awarded to an incoming student based on academic merit and financial need and will be maintained for four years as long as the student meets the requirements.

James F. Callaghan Scholarship

Established by Rev. James F. Callaghan, C’1883, Chicago, Ill. Awarded to a student based on SAT scores and financial need. Scholarships so awarded are held for the entire university course provided the recipient maintains a certifying average in all subjects and manifest both ability and willingness to make the most of the advantage thus accorded.

Michael Martin Carmody Memorial Scholarship

Established in 2012 through a bequest from the estates of Dolores C. Carmody and Cornelius J. Carmody, C’53, in memory of their son who passed away in 1980 at the age of 16. Awarded to incoming freshman(s) based on academic merit and financial need.

Dr. William H. Carr Scholarship

Established in 1993 by an anonymous alumnus in honor of his friend and mentor, Dr. William H. Carr, an outstanding veterinarian as well as a man dedicated to his church, his community and his family. Awarded to incoming freshmen who have demonstrated throughout high school and other activities an interest in service to their church, community, or school. Preference will be given to students who indicate an interest in science as a major.

Mr. and Mrs. John Cassidy Memorial Scholarship

Established by Rev. Francis P. Cassidy, C’15, Washington, D.C. Awarded to students based on SAT scores. The scholarship is held for the entire university course provided the recipients meet the requirements.

Charles Family Pastoral Scholarship

Established by the Charles family, whose three brothers attended the Mount: Thomas J. Charles, CDR, (DC), USN, C’43; Joseph G. Charles, C’52, and Kevin P. Charles, C’55. Their generosity is prompted by gratitude to their alma mater and remembrance of all the priests who have touched their lives. Awarded to a university student seeking a vocation to the priesthood.

Christ, The Prince of Peace Scholarship

Established by the members of St. Alphonsus’ Church, Baltimore, Md, and Rev. Louis J. Mendelis, C’24, Pastor, in memory of the late Rev. Bernard J. Bradley, C’1888, former university president, and Rev. John J. Tierney, C’1880, former dean of the faculty. Awarded to a deserving student based on financial need and academic merit.

Class of 1941 Scholarship

Established by the Class of 1941, as a memorial tribute to their classmate William “Pat” Kain. Awarded annually to full time undergraduate students who reflect the traditional values of Mount St. Mary’s University and the Catholic faith.

Class of 1943 Scholarship

Established by the Class of 1943 at their golden jubilee reunion in 1993 in memory of family members, friends and classmates–particularly classmates who lost their lives in World War II. Awarded to an incoming student based on academic merit and financial need and will be maintained for four years as long as the student meets the requirements.

Class of 1951 Endowed Scholarship

Established by the Class of 1951 at their 40th reunion. Awarded annually to full time undergraduate students primarily on the basis of need, and secondarily, on the basis of academic merit.

Class of 1952 Scholarship

Established by the Class of 1952. Awarded to an incoming student based on financial need and academic merit.

Class of 1956 Scholarship

Established in 2006 by the Class of 1956 for their 50th reunion in memory of Father James Forker and deceased members of their class. Awarded annually to a deserving student on the basis of need and academic merit.

Class of 1961 Endowed Scholarship

Established in 2001 by the Class of 1961 at their 40th reunion, in gratitude to their alma mater. Awarded to students who have demonstrated service to the church and community, were active leaders in high school or church activities and are conscientious students.

Class of 1963 Scholarship

Established in 1993 by the Class of 1963 on the anniversary of their 30th reunion, in gratitude to their alma mater. Awardees will be selected on the basis of financial need and all around leadership qualities. First-time awardees will have maintained a B (or 3.0) high school grade point average.

Class of 1966 Scholarship

Established by the Class of 1966 in honor of their 30th reunion. Awarded to a student based on academic merit and financial need. Preference given to the children of Mount alumni who served in the armed forces, law enforcement, or as fire fighters. If no student meets the aforementioned criteria, the scholarship can be awarded to a deserving student.

Class of 1986 American Hero’s Scholarship

Established in 2006 by the Class of 1986 on the occasion of their 20th reunion, in memory of their deceased classmates. Awarded to students whose parents have served in the armed forces, law enforcement or as firefighters.

Class of 1991 Endowed Scholarship

Established by the Class of 1991 as their senior class gift. Awarded to a rising senior who has demonstrated community spirit through campus activities, with a 2.5 GPA or better, and who has demonstrated financial need.

Philip and Ann Cogan Memorial Scholarship

Established by John F. Cogan, C’1880, Patrick H. Cogan of Brooklyn, N.Y., and Philip J. Cogan, C’1882, in memory of their parents. Awarded to students based on SAT scores, academic merit and financial need.

Virginia O’Donnell Cole Scholarship

Established in 2001 in memory of Virginia O’Donnell Cole, C’80, a loving wife, mother and friend. She epitomized the Mount spirit, excelled academically as well as athletically, and was the first woman in Mount history to be inducted into the university athletic hall of fame. Awarded to a member of the Mount’s tennis team who has demonstrated success in the classroom and a commitment to others.

Michael C. Cunningham Memorial Scholarship

Established in 1997 through the estate of Dr. Michael C. Cunningham, C’73. Awarded to students based on academic merit and financial need.

Reverend Thomas A. Cunningham Scholarship

Founded by the late Rev. Thomas A. Cunningham, C’16. Awarded to a student based on academic merit and financial need.

Most Reverend Michael J. Curley Scholarship

Established by the members of St. Alphonsus Church in Baltimore, and the Rev. Louis J. Mendelis, C’24, in memory of His Excellence, Archbishop of Baltimore from 1921 to 1947 and also to honor the special achievements and devotion of the late Richard J. McCullough, former professor of mathematics, and Dominic Greco, professor of biology. Awarded to students based on SAT scores. The scholarship is held for the entire university course provided the recipients maintain the requirements.

James and Margaret Deegan Scholarship

Established in 2006 by Mount St. Mary’s University in honor of Coach Jim Deegan for his outstanding service to Mount St. Mary’s University as the track and soccer coach. Awarded to a track athlete one year and a soccer athlete the next year. This scholarship will be maintained and reoccurring for four years as long as the recipient meets the requirements.

Frank DeLuca, C’68, Endowed Scholarship

Established in 2006 at the retirement of Frank De Luca, C’68. Awarded to students from Baltimore who have demonstrated their commitment to others and their dedication to the church, based on academic merit and financial need. The scholarship will be maintained for four years as long as the recipient meets the requirements.

Class of 1950 Father James P. Diamond Memorial Scholarship

Established in 2000 by the Class of 1950 on the occasion of their 50th reunion in honor of Father James P. Diamond. Awarded primarily to full time, first year undergraduates. This scholarship will be retained throughout the four years of study, as long as the criteria is met.

Sebastian J. DiMeglio Scholarship

Established in 1997 by Sebastian J. DiMeglio, C’53. Students receiving the awards will be identified as DiMeglio Scholars. Awarded to an incoming freshman, transfer student and/or a current Mount student based on financial need.

Elizabeth S. DiNunzio Memorial Scholarship

Established in July 2010 in memory of Elizabeth S. DiNunzio, C’09 who was tragically killed while training for a marathon two weeks before her graduation. Awarded to a rising junior majoring in education with an interest in Spanish based on financial need and academic merit.

Eleanor I. Donovan Scholarship

Established by an anonymous alumnus in honor of Ella I. Donovan, who taught the donor English and grammar. Awarded to a student for outstanding performance in English.

Most Reverend John DuBois Scholarship

Established in memory of the first president of Mount St. Mary’s University (1808–1826) by the members of St. Alphonsus Church in Baltimore, and the Rev. Louis J. Mendelis, C’24, to honor the special achievements and devotion of John J. Dillon Jr., professor of English, and John W. Richards, professor of physics. Awarded to students based on SAT scores and will be held for four years as long as the recipients meet the requirements.

Edward F. Egan Memorial Scholarship

Established in 2007 through the bequest of Edward F. Egan, C’52. Awarded to an incoming student based on academic merit and financial need. The scholarship will be maintained for four years as long as the student meets the requirements.

Emmitsburg Presbyterian Church Scholarship

Established in 1993 by the members of the Emmitsburg Presbyterian Church as an act of benevolence toward the people of the nearby area and to the Mount. Awarded to students who come from within a 25-mile radius of Emmitsburg, Md., based on academic merit and/or need.

Christopher Evensen Memorial Scholarship

Established by classmates, family and friends to memorialize Chris Evensen, C’81, and augmented by a bequest from his parents, Lorraine M. and Richard H. Evensen. Awarded with preference to students majoring in psychology.

Reverend Carl J. Fives National Alumni Scholarship

Established by the National Alumni Association and in memory of longtime Alumni Chaplain Rev. Carl J. Fives, C’38, S’42, H’99. Awarded to rising seniors in the university and two fourth-year seminarians based on academic excellence, financial need and service to the Mount community.

Flynn Family Scholarship

Established in 1992 by the Humana and CES Foundations of Louisville, KY., in honor or Thomas J. Flynn, C’58, for his years of distinguished service to Humana, Inc. Awarded to a student based on academic achievement and leadership qualities.

Agnes Taylor Garner Scholarship

Established in honor of Agnes Taylor Garner by her sons William H. Garner, C’49, and John T. Garner. Mrs. Garner was an Emmitsburg native and friend of many Mount priests, faculty, staff and students. The scholarship was also established in the memory of Rev. John F. Cogan. Preference given to members of St. Anthony Shrine and St. Joseph parishes in Emmitsburg. Should a recipient not be available from the two aforementioned parishes, the recipient will be chosen by the university scholarship committee.

Giangiacomo Scholarship

Established in 1988 by Dr. Joseph Giangiacomo, C’64, in honor of Valentino and Margaret Giangiacomo. Awarded to students who are especially industrious, determined and motivated, and who perform their academic work to the best of their ability.

Charles McDonald Grace Scholarship

Established by Mr. Charles M. Grace, C’51, to benefit students with learning or physical disabilities. Awarded to a student possessing learning or physical disabilities and who, despite the disabilities have demonstrated a commitment to academic excellence and service to their community.

Margaret V. Grace Scholarship

Established by Mr. Charles M. Grace, C’51, in loving memory of his wife. Awarded to two female students who are identified by their involvement in leadership activities before attending college and meet the requirements for academic merit and financial need.

James H. Grove Scholarship

Established by M.J. Grove in memory of his father. Preference given to a student from Frederick County, Md., with a GPA of 3.0 or greater.

William J. Grove Scholarship

Established by M.J. Grove in memory of his uncle. Awarded to a junior or senior majoring in business, accounting and economics, education, English or theology. Based on academic achievement, character and financial need. Preference given to a student from Frederick County, Md.

The Halprin Family Scholarship

Established in 2015 in honor of the commitment of the Halprin family to Mount St. Mary’s University, the scholarship is awarded to a freshman or sophomore being actively assisted by the Department of Learning Services at Mount St. Mary’s University.

Monsignor Hassett Memorial Scholarship

Established by Rev. Maurice M. Hassett, S’1895, for the benefit of a student from St. Edwards Parish, Shamokin, Pa. Awarded to students based on SAT scores. The scholarship is held for the entire university course provided the recipients maintain a certifying average in all subjects and manifest both ability and willingness to make the most of the advantage thus accorded.

William Randolph Hearst Endowed Scholarship

Established in 2001 for minority retention. The scholarship provides financial support for promising minority students to take part in academically enriching experiences and stay on course for graduation. Awarded to students who intend to permanently reside in the United States after graduation.

LTC John Gregory Heck, USA (Ret.) Leadership Scholarship

Established by Eugene M. and Renee D. Waldron to honor the memory of LTC John Gregory Heck, C’84 who died suddenly on September 12, 2011. LTC Heck served his country for 20 years in the U.S. Army and was awarded the Bronze Star for his service during Desert Storm in 1991. The scholarship will be awarded to a rising senior, who, while attending Mount St. Mary’s University, demonstrates the exemplary skills, character and knowledge needed to becoming a caring and ethical leader. Fulfilling Mount St. Mary’s University four pillars: Faith, Discovery, Leadership and Community.

Dr. John Mullen Herndon Scholarship

Established in honor of Ann E. Rogan and in memory of John M. Herndon, C’29. Four or more awards will be made each year, at least one to a member of each of the four undergraduate classes.

Hite Scholarship

Established by Mrs. Elizabeth Hite of Baltimore, Md. Awarded to students based on SAT scores. The scholarship is held for an entire college course of study provided the recipients maintain a certifying average in all subjects and manifest both ability and willingness to make the most of the advantage thus accorded.

Patrick Hogan Scholarship

Established in 2004 in loving memory of John Patrick Hogan, C’92, by his parents, John Hogan, C’64, and Rosemary Hogan. Awarded to a sophomore on the basis of academic merit, financial need, extracurricular activities, community service and U.S. born citizenship. The scholarship will be held for the entire university course as long as the recipient meets the requirements.

Marie and Caswell F. Holloway, Jr. Scholarship For An Entering College Freshman

Established by Patricia and Brian T. Holloway in honor of Brian’s parents, Cas and Marie Holloway for the care, affection, leadership, and service they generously gave to family, friends and the community. Mount St. Mary’s University has specifically benefited from Cas and Marie’s generosity, leadership and service given their consistent support of the seminary and college, and Cas’ dedicated work as a member of the Board of Trustees. Awarded to an incoming freshman, with preference given to students graduating from Saint Augustine College Preparatory in Richland, N.J., based on academic merit and financial need. The scholarship will be offered annually through degree completion. If a recipient from the above named school is unavailable, a student from a similar institution may be selected by the university scholarship committee.

Holy Family Scholarship

Established by the people of St. Alphonsus Church in Baltimore, Md., and the Rev. Louis J. Mendelis, C’24, in appreciation of the services of the late Rev. John L. Sheridan, former Mount St. Mary’s University president, and the late Rev. William F. Culhan, former Mount St. Mary’s University vice president and professor of philosophy. Awarded to students based on SAT scores. The scholarship is held for the entire university course provided the recipients maintain a certifying average in all subjects and manifest both ability and willingness to make the most of the advantage thus accorded.

Lawrence E. Horning Lacrosse Scholarship

Established 2003 by the Horning family in memory of Lawrence E. Horning, C’56. Awarded to a member of the men’s varsity lacrosse team. Recipients must meet academic standards and the ideals of sportsmanship, values, and dedication.

Lawrence E. Horning Memorial Scholarship

Established in 2000 by the Horning family in memory of Lawrence E. Horning, C’56. A distinguished alumni leader and benefactor, Larry was known for his enthusiasm, dedication and loyalty to his alma mater. Awarded to students based on financial need.

George R. Houston Jr. Scholarship in Business

Established in honor of George R. Houston Jr., the 23rd president of Mount St. Mary’s University, 1994–2003, in recognition of his years of dedicated service, leadership and extraordinary accomplishments for “this old house.” Awarded to students pursuing a degree in business, with a preference given to accounting majors. Additional consideration will be given to those students with financial need and merit in academics, extracurricular activities, and community service.

George C. Jenkins Scholarship

Established by George C. Jenkins, C’1855. Awarded to a student based on SAT scores and financial need. The scholarship will be held for the entire college course provided the recipient maintains a certifying average in all  subjects and manifest both ability and willingness to make the most of the advantage thus accorded.

The C. Gregory & Patricia Kallmyer Endowed Scholarship Fund

Established in 2016 by Gregg Kallmyer, C’72, and his wife, Patricia, this scholarship is awarded to a student who is in their sophomore year and has completed their full freshman year at Mount St. Mary’s University, from the geographic region of Western Maryland, with preference to a student who shows that they are a committed and active member of the Mount community. Recipients will be among those who have demonstrated strong academic achievement in college and have between a 3.0-3.5 cumulative GPA.

Most Reverend Francis P. Keough Scholarship

Established by the members of St. Alphonsus Church, Baltimore, Md., and the Rev. Louis J. Mendelis, C’24, in memory of His Excellence, Archbishop of Baltimore from 1947–1961. Awarded to students based on SAT scores and will be held for the entire university course provided the recipients meet the requirements.

“Keep the Faith” Nik Kierniesky Memorial Scholarship

Established by Mark Sobus, C’89, a group of psychology alumni, and other friends of Nik Kierniesky, this memorial scholarship was created to honor the rich legacy of Nik Kierniesky and will be awarded to a junior or senior psychology major with a minimum GPA of 3.0 at Mount St. Mary’s University.

Dr. Henry P. and M. Page Laughlin Program for Scholarly Studies

Established in 1999 by Dr. Henry P. Laughlin, distinguished physician, psychiatrist, psychoanalyst, academician and civic and business leader, and his wife, M. Page Laughlin. Awarded to a junior who has demonstrated outstanding scholarship and exemplary qualities of academic leadership.

Daniel Mannion Scholarship

Established by James Mannion, C’68 in memory of his brother Daniel Mannion, C’66. Awarded to a current student based on academic performance, financial need and community activities on and off campus.

Joseph F. and Elizabeth S. Marcey Memorial Scholarship

Established in June 2011 through a generous bequest from Joseph F. Marcey, Jr., C’59, in memory of his parents, for the education of seminarians to the priesthood.

Joseph F. Marcey, Jr. Scholarship

Established in June 2011 through a generous bequest from Joseph F. Marcey, Jr., C’59. Awarded to an incoming freshman based on academic merit and financial need. Preference will be given to those student with Slavic decent and/or those interested in pursuing a degree in history or English.

Nancy McClary and Lewis William McAllister Music Scholarship

Established in 1998 by Nancy and Lewis McAllister (associate professor emeritus), with gratitude to the many students who enriched their lives during his tenure from 1968 to 1990. Awardees will be selected on the basis of academic and music ability and who have shown evidence of merit and service in campus musical performance and/or composition.

McCafferty Family Scholarship

Established in 2000 by Michael McCafferty, C’64, in honor of his parents, Charles F. and Verna M. McCafferty. Awarded to first generation students majoring in business or computer science, based on financial need.

William G. McGowan Scholarship in Business

Established in 1995 by the William G. McGowan Charitable Fund, Inc in recognition of William G. McGowan, Founder of MCI, Inc. and friend of the Mount. Awarded to rising seniors majoring in business, economics or accounting. Students apply for the scholarship in the spring of their junior year. Eligibility criteria include a demonstration of financial need and a GPA of 3.2 or above.

Margaret E. and Eugene C. McKeon Sr. Memorial Scholarship

Established by Eugene C. McKeon Jr., C’53, in loving memory of his parents, Margaret E. and Eugene C. McKeon Sr. Awarded to one or more rising seniors based on need and academic merit.

Kathleen McCaffrey McKinley Scholarship

Established in 1990 by Robert and Dorothy McCaffrey in honor of their daughter, Kathleen Mary McCaffrey, C’90. Awarded annually to benefit a female student participating in interscholastic sports.

McSherry Family Scholarship

Established in 1997 by M. Natalie McSherry and James and Marian McSherry. Awarded with preference to a graduate of St. Ignatius Loyola Academy of Baltimore, Md. Should there be no graduates from the Academy who apply to the Mount, preference will then go to students from one of the local Catholic high schools in Baltimore or Frederick based on financial need.

William G. Meredith Scholarship

Established in 1998 by the Mount faculty to honor Dr. Meredith for his outstanding 41 years of devoted service as a member of the Mount faculty and his leadership as chair of the Department of Science. Awarded to a student who has demonstrated academic excellence and financial need.

Thomas Merton Award

Established by Peter F. O’Malley, C’60, and his wife Janice O’Malley, in memory of Eleanor and Peter F. O’Malley, Sr. Awarded to a senior who is a Catholic in good standing, has shown academic merit, and is recommended by his/her peers for their commitment to the church.

Carol A. Mikules Memorial Scholarship

Established in 2001 by Paul Kelly Mikules, C’67, in honor of his wife, Carol A. Mikules, and in remembrance of the victims of the September 11, 2001, terrorist tragedies. Awarded to children of the victims of the September 11th tragedies, or children of parents who served in the United States military.

Joseph S. Molinaro, C’74 Memorial Scholarship

Established in 2008 through the generous gift of Scott J. Newkam, C’72, in memory of his lifelong friend and Mount alumnus, Joseph S. Molinaro, C’74. The scholarship will be awarded to an accounting student(s) based on academic merit and financial need.

Monumental Life Insurance Scholarship

Established in 1995 by a gift from the Monumental Life Insurance Company for undergraduate students. Eligibility requirements include a cumulative GPA of 3.2 or above and evidence of exemplary leadership abilities.

KPMG-William J. Mooney Jr. Endowed Scholarship

Established in 2008 in memory of William J. Mooney Jr, C’70. Awarded to incoming accounting major student(s) from the greater Baltimore area (Baltimore City, Baltimore County, Anne Arundel County, Howard County, Harford County and Carroll County) based on academic merit and financial need.

Dr. George L. Morningstar Memorial Scholarship

Established in 1988 by students, faculty, staff, alumni and Emmitsburg area residents, as a tribute to Dr. Morningstar’s devoted service as Mount and community physician for nearly 30 years. Awarded to a student based on academic merit and financial need.

Alice and Richard Nallin Memorial Scholarship

Established in 1992 by a landmark bequest from Mrs. Nallin and in perpetual remembrance of the Nallin’s, who were longtime residents of the Frederick area and devoted friends of the Mount. Awarded to Frederick County commuter students based on academic merit.

Patrick J. Neary Scholarship

Established in 1987 in memory of Patrick J. Neary, C’62, by his mother, Mrs. Virginia Neary Manning and Mr. Raymond E. Manning. Awarded to a student majoring in accounting.

Neuer Family Scholarship

Established in 1989 by Fred Neuer, M.D., C’67, and Paula Neuer to honor the dedication and sacrifices of immigrant parents Otto and Dorothy Enteneure and grandparents Adolf and Hermine Sauter. Awarded to graduates of York Catholic High School, York, Pa. Preference is given to students interested in science and mathematics.

Reverend Daniel C. Nusbaum Visual and Performing Arts Scholarship

Established in 1999 in honor of Rev. Daniel C. Nusbaum, known as the Renaissance Priest, who served the university for more than 30 years as chaplain, undergraduate associate provost, professor and chair of the Department of Visual and Performing Arts. Awarded to rising sophomores majoring in the fine arts based on academic merit and financial need. The recipient will retain the scholarship for three years, providing academic and campus life standards are met.

Frank A. O’Brien, III Scholarship

Established by Frank A. O’Brien, Jr., Esq., C’35, and Mrs. Amelia O’Brien, in memory of their son, Frank A. O’Brien, III, C’66 who was killed in action in the Quang Nam Province of the Republic of South Vietnam, on March 28, 1969, while serving as a first lieutenant in the U.S. Seventh Marine Corps. Awarded to students who have active or inactive reserve status with the U.S. Armed Forces. Preference given to residents of West Virginia and students rated average in the scholarship achievement tests.

Margaret M. and Walter J. Opekun Seminary Scholarship

Established by the 2003 bequest of Margaret “Peg” M. Opekun for seminarians of Mount St. Mary’s. As an employee of the Mount she worked as a secretary in the library, treasurer’s office and president’s office, until her retirement in 1969. Peg died September 3, 2002. She was the beloved wife of Walter J. “Wally” Opekun, who worked at the Mount as a member of the faculty and coaching staff and was the first director of buildings and grounds. Wally Opekun died in 1996. The recipient is chosen by the rector of the seminary.

Margaret M. and Walter J. Opekun University Scholarship

Established by the 2003 bequest of Margaret “Peg” M. Opekun for undergraduate students and seminarians of Mount St. Mary’s University. As an employee of the Mount she worked as a secretary in the library, treasurer’s office and president’s office, until her retirement in 1969. Peg died September 3, 2002. She was the beloved wife of Walter J. “Wally” Opekun, who worked at the Mount as a member of the faculty and coaching staff and was the first director of buildings and grounds. Wally Opekun died in 1996. The recipient is chosen by the university scholarship committee.

Glenna DeWitt Osnos Scholarship

Established in 1989 by David M. Osnos, member of the Board of Trustees, in honor of his wife, Glenna DeWitt Osnos. Awarded primarily on merit to an undergraduate student with a demonstrable interest in one or more of the fields of history, art, horticulture and botany.

Our Lady of Fatima of the Rosary Scholarship

Established by the members of St. Alphonsus Church in Baltimore, Md., and the Rev. Louis J. Mendelis, C’24, in memory of Rev. John J. O’Neill, C’1906. Awarded to students based on SAT scores. The scholarship is held for the entire university course provided the recipients meet the requirements.

Our Lady of the Mount, Queen of Peace Scholarship

Established by the members of St. Alphonsus Church in Baltimore, Md., and the Rev. Louis J. Mendelis, C’24, in memory of professors Edmund J. Ryan, C’1888, and John J. Crumlish, C’1889. Awarded to students based on SAT scores. The scholarship is held for the entire university course provided the recipients meet the requirements.

John C. Pangborn Scholarship

Established by a bequest from the estate of John C. Pangborn, H’54 from Hagerstown, Md. Awarded to students from Maryland based on academic merit and financial need.

Thomas W. Pangborn Scholarship

Established by the Pangborn family of Hagerstown, Md. Awarded to students based on academic merit and financial need.

Larry and Vivian Peterson Memorial Scholarship

Established in 1987 as a tribute to Larry Peterson Sr., C’37, and Vivian Peterson by their family and friends. Awarded annually to a university freshman and a first-year seminarian based on financial need and academic merit.

Monsignor Hugh J. Phillips Memorial Scholarship

Established in 2005 by a bequest of Rev. Msgr. Hugh J. Phillips, MA, P’27, C’31, S’35, H’95, president emeritus, chaplain and director of the Grotto, who dedicated his life to priestly service at Mount St. Mary’s University. Awarded to a sophomore majoring in education and preparing to be a teacher in a Catholic school. The scholarship will be renewed as long as the recipient maintains at least a 3.0 GPA.

Sean Popper Memorial Scholarship

Established in 2005 by the Sean Popper Foundation in memory of Sean Popper, C’02, son of Christopher C. Popper, C’76, and Denise Buegler Popper, C’77. Awarded to a student from the greater Philadelphia area, based on academic merit, extracurricular activities and community service.

Charles Adrian Posey/Golibart Family Scholarship

Established by Sister Lauretta Posey and Sister Justine Posey in memory of their brother Charles Adrian Posey, P’33. Awarded to a deserving student based on financial need.

Irene Quinn Powell Scholarship

Established in 2007 in honor of Irene Quinn Powell, the scholarship will be awarded to an incoming female student intending to teach in a Catholic school.

Kenneth E. and Anna B. Pryor Scholarship

Established in 1996 by Anna B. Pryor of Waynesboro, Pa. Awarded to a student based on academic merit and financial need with preference given to students from the southern half of Franklin County, Pa.

Ralston, Brigide, Peters Scholarship

Established in loving memory of James A. Ralston Sr., Aldo P. Brigide and Eileen S. Brigide, Mary Margaret Peters and Donald J. Peters Sr. by family and friends. Awarded to a student based on financial need and academic merit and will be awarded annually through degree completion. First consideration will be given to students majoring in accounting.

Daniel C. Romeika Biology Scholarship

Established in 1984 by Daniel C. Romeika, C’48. Awarded to outstanding students in biology.

John J. Rooney Track and Field Scholarship

Established in 2010 in honor of John J. Rooney, C’60, by his loving wife JoAnn W. Rooney on the occasion of his birthday. Awarded to a freshman track and field student athlete. The scholarship will be renewable for three additional years as long as the student maintains a 2.5 GPA and is in good standing with the university.

Saint Joseph Scholarship

Established in 1998 by Edward J. O’Connell, C’66, and Constance O’Connell, SJU’67. Awarded to students majoring in business and minoring in a foreign language or vice versa. The scholarship will be renewed as long as the recipient meets the requirements.

Bernard F. Saul Scholarship

Established by Bernard F. Saul, C’19, of Washington, D.C. Awarded to a deserving student based on need and academic merit and will be maintained for four years as long as the recipient meets the requirements.

Mary Rita Sawicki Scholarship

Established in 1985 by her son, John R. Sawicki. Awarded to a student in the American studies program or a student majoring in English or history.

Monsignor Joseph A. Schmidt Scholarship

Established in 1993 by family, friends and other admirers in memory of Msgr. Joseph A. Schmidt, P’11, C’15, S’18,  and in tribute to his half century of distinguished service to the Diocese of Harrisburg. Awarded to students from the Diocese of Harrisburg.

Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Scholarship

Established by the members of St. Alphonsus Church in Baltimore, Md., and the Rev. Louis J. Mendelis, C’24, in appreciation of the services of Rev. John C. Gordon, Ph.D., former professor of chemistry, and Rev. Hugh J. Phillips, P’27, C’31, S’35, H’95, former director of the Grotto and university librarian. Awarded to students based on SAT scores. The scholarship is held for the entire university course provided the recipients meet the requirements.

Laura McCarthy Sherald Memorial Scholarship

Established in 1988 in memory of Laura Sherald, daughter of Thomas and Peggy Sherald. Awarded to students from Frederick County, Md., and available for four full years.

Class of 2009 Nicole M. Spencer Memorial Scholarship

Established in 2009 in memory of Nicole M. Spencer, C’09. Awarded to a rising senior majoring in education based on financial need, academic merit and participation in Campus Ministry.

St. Joseph College Alumnae Scholarship

Established in 2013 in memory of all St. Joseph College Alumnae. Awarded to a rising or transfer junior or senior who has a minimum GPA of 3.0, demonstrates financial need, and provides a written letter of recommendation from a faculty member. First preference is given to a student with a verified connection to an alumna of St. Joseph College.

Rosa Vivian Stone Endowed Scholarship Fund

Established in 2015 by Samuel Stone, C’93, this scholarship is awarded to a student from an underrepresented ethnic background, with first preference to an African American student who shows potential as a college student, but whose family circumstances and household income would likely prevent them from having the opportunity to attend university without assistance. Recipients must have a declared major within the Richard J. Bolte, Sr. School of Business with first preference given to accounting majors. Once matriculated, students are required to maintain active involvement with the Center for Student Diversity.

Erwin T. and Ella J. Straw Scholarship

Established in 2000 by Erwin T. Straw, C’52, retired chief executive officer and chairman of Prime Bancorp (Philadelphia) and his wife, Ella J. Straw. Awarded to deserving students who graduated from Philadelphia area Catholic high or preparatory schools, with a preference given to students from Northeast Catholic High School for Boys in Philadelphia.

Roger J. Sullivan Scholarship

Established by the R. Scott Rosenberger Charitable Foundation Inc., the Roger J. Sullivan Scholarship is to be used for the benefit of undergraduate students. The award will be offered to a rising junior or senior with a 3.0 grade point average. The recipient must be a United States Citizen with a declared science major and have financial need. At the time of the agreement, appropriate majors include Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry, and Environmental Science. 

Tremonti Family Scholarship

Established in 2009 by Dr. Lawrence P. Tremonti, C’60. Awarded to a student who has expressed interest or intent in pursuing a career in medicine or dentistry based on financial need and academic merit.

Eugene M. Waldron Sr. and Julia Mohler Waldron Education Scholarship

Established in 1999 by Eugene M. Waldron Jr., C’64, and his wife, Renee Disdier Waldron, in loving memory of his parents, Eugene M. Waldron Sr. and Julia Mohler Waldron. Awarded to juniors with a declared major in education. Consideration for awards will also be given based on the student’s overall merits which would include academic effort, extracurricular activities, and community service.

Julia V. Waldron Nursing Scholarship

Founded in 1996 by Eugene M. Waldron Jr., C’64, in loving memory of his sister. Awarded to a sophomore or junior interested in seeking a career in nursing. Based on academic achievement, preference will be given to students pursuing one of the dual degree (B.S./B.S.N.) programs. In the case where there is no qualified student from a dual degree nursing program, the scholarship will be offered to a student majoring in biology. The scholarship will be renewed as long as the recipient meets the requirements. Financial need will be considered as a secondary criteria.

Agnes Cogan Waterman Memorial Scholarship

Established by the generosity of Philip Cogan Waterman, C’51, in memory of his mother Agnes Cogan Waterman, an alumna of St. Joseph’s College. Mrs. Waterman was also the daughter of Philip Joseph Cogan, C’1882 and grandmother of Kenneth Cogan Waterman, C’84. Awarded to incoming students based on academic merit and financial need.

Albert F. Wheltle, Sr. Memorial Athletic Scholarship

Established in 2006 in memory of Albert F. Wheltle, C’16 and MA’19. Awarded to an incoming student athlete based on academic merit and financial need and will be maintained for four years as long as the recipient meets the requirements.

Margaret Wickenheiser Scholarship

Established in 1989 by trustees, emeriti, alumni and friends of the Mount as a tribute to the qualities and values of the mother of the 21st president of Mount St. Mary’s University, Dr. Robert Wickenheiser. Awarded to an incoming student based on academic merit and financial need and will be maintained for four years as long as the student  meets the requirements.

Robert Wickenheiser Scholarship

Established in 1992 by Peter H. Plamondon, trustee emeritus, in honor of the 21st president of Mount St. Mary’s university. Awarded to students based on financial need.

Wilfong Family Scholarship

Established in 2007 through the generosity of J. Scott Wilfong, C’72, and member of the Mount St. Mary’s University Board of Trustees. Awarded to an incoming freshman with preference given to a student who graduated from Cristo Rey Jesuit High School in Baltimore and the Cristo Rey Jesuit High School in Takoma Park, Md., which serves the Washington, D.C., area. If there are no students that meet this criteria, then the scholarship will be awarded to a student based on academic merit and financial need.

Rev. Dean E. Wilhelm Math and Science Scholarship

Established at the passing of one of his parishioners through her estate plans with Mount St. Mary’s University to strengthen education in math and science. Presented to a junior or senior majoring in math, biology, chemistry, physics, or computer science, the awardee must hold a GPA of 3.2 or better, be a U.S. citizen, and demonstrate financial need.

Thomas H. and Mary K. Williams Endowed Scholarship

Established in 2008 by Thomas H. Williams, C’56, and Mary K. Williams. Awarded to incoming student(s) based on academic merit and financial need. Preference will be given to those students interested in pursuing a degree in a natural science (chemistry, biology, biochemistry or physics). The scholarship will be maintained for four years as long as the student(s) meets the requirements.

Women in Science Leadership Scholarship

Established in 2000 by the George I. Alden Foundation for women who have demonstrated leadership qualities in one of the areas of mathematics, computer or natural science. The awardees will serve as leaders on the Women in Science hall. Applications and/or nominations will be accepted in the spring semester for students to serve in the following academic year.

Phillip E. Wychodski Theatre Scholarship

Established in 1998 by Nancy McClary and Lewis William McAllister (associate professor emeritus), in memory of the enthusiasm and charisma of the late Assistant Professor Phillip Wychodski, director, playwright and friend, who taught at the Mount from 1967–1970 and 1973–1976. Awarded to a student involved in the arts who has shown evidence of merit and service in campus theatrical performance, production or playwriting.

 
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