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School of Design, Arts and Humanities Scholarships

These scholarships are awarded each year through gifts from generous alumni, faculty and staff, friends, and foundations. Additional gifts to these funds allow Marymount to provide more financial assistance to our students. For more information, please contact the Office of Development at 866-239-4279 or email us.

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The Rhett Leverett Memorial Scholarship Fund

In 2012, the Marymount community established the Rhett Leverett Memorial Scholarship Fund in memory of Professor Leverett and in honor of his outstanding service to the University and its students as both a teacher and mentor. A member of Marymount’s faculty since 1991, Professor Leverett will be remembered for many things, including his kindness, his sense of humor, and his unfailing dedication to Marymount University and our students. Once endowed the scholarship will provide financial aid to a student majoring in politics or history.

Daniel Mack Cornell Scholarship

Daniel Mack Cornell was an alumnus of Marymount University’s Communications department. After a long illness, Daniel passed away shortly after his graduation in 1994. Upon his death, a long-time family friend endowed a scholarship in Daniel’s honor, noting that he was a “dedicated student, always striving for an A.” This scholarship is awarded annually to a junior or senior Communications major with an outstanding record of accomplishment in his or her field and the intention of working in and/or pursuing a graduate education in the communications or writing field.

Diotima Scholarship

This scholarship is named in honor of Diotima of Mantinea who, in Plato’s Symposium, taught Socrates about love. Diotima taught that love is the catalyst for the journey from a sensory beauty to an understanding of eternal, universal, and true form of beauty. The scholarship’s founder, who wishes to remain anonymous, notes that “studying the lessons of classical, medieval, and renaissance periods gives us perspective on modern problems and our own decision-making.” She founded the scholarship because she wants to “let Marymount students know that they’re in a great place to study the humanities!” This scholarship is awarded annually to a graduate student in humanities who has completed at least nine hours in the program and has at least a 3.5 GPA. Applicants are also asked to write a short essay on the role the humanities plays in their lives.

Fred Franke ’95 Memorial Scholarship

Fred Franke, a beloved member of the Class of 1995, passed away in December 2004 while teaching in China. After his death, Fred’s mother, family, friends, and classmates began the Fred Franke Memorial Scholarship at Marymount University. The scholarship is awarded each year to an undergraduate student with at least a 3.0 GPA who is majoring in history and helps ensure that Fred’s name lives on at Marymount University in perpetuity.

Kazuko Barkey Scholarship

This scholarship was established in 1997 in honor of Mrs. Kazuko Barkey, a former member of the Marymount University Board of Trustees. It is awarded annually to a full-time undergraduate student majoring in interior design.

Lord & Taylor Fashion Program Scholarship

Lord & Taylor created this scholarship in conjunction with promotional efforts for Marymount University’s annual fashion show and luncheon, Portfolio in Motion. This scholarship is awarded to a junior in the Fashion Design or Fashion Merchandising program who maintains a 3.0 GPA and demonstrates financial need.

Mary Phelan Baynes Scholarship

Established in 1996, this scholarship was endowed through a bequest from long-time Marymount supporter and friend Mary Phelan Baynes. An entrepreneurial spirit, Ms. Baynes opened her own business during the Depression and became so successful that she opened a second store in 1952. A woman ahead of her time, Ms. Baynes had great foresight and lived life to the fullest. This scholarship is awarded annually to a full-time undergraduate student in the School of Design, Arts and Humanities who has an interest in fashion retailing so the entrepreneurial spirit may continue.

Marymount Angels Scholarship

The Marymount Angels have been an active volunteer group of the University for decades. In 2006, the organization decided to fund a scholarship to benefit an undergraduate student in the Fashion program who has showcased leadership in the classroom, has at least a 3.0 GPA, and has financial need. The scholarship can be renewed until graduation as long as the student maintains the necessary criteria.

Elizabeth A. Myhill Scholarship

Dr. Elizabeth A. Myhill, a noted astrophysicist and Marymount professor, was an inspiring educator. When her life was cut short by cancer, an endowed scholarship was set up to honor Dr. Myhill’s dedication to science and her students. This scholarship is awarded annually to a female undergraduate student studying math or science that has at least a 2.5 GPA and has demonstrated financial need.

The NAMSB Foundation, Inc. Arthur H. Taylor Award for Excellence in Menswear Design

The National Association of Men’s Sportwear Buyers (NAMSB) founded this endowed award to recognize exceptional menswear design. Each year a NAMSB scholar is chosen via a selective application process that includes visual representations of fashion designs. This award is given each year to a senior majoring in fashion design and is announced at the annual Portfolio in Motion student fashion show.

Portfolio In Motion Scholarship

Created in 2008, the Portfolio in Motion Scholarship will benefit a Marymount student who exhibits strong academic achievement, demonstrates financial need, and has shown a commitment to the Fashion Design or Fashion Merchandising program.

Robert A. Draghi Memorial Scholarship

When beloved philosophy professor Bob Draghi passed away in 2003, members of his family, along with colleagues and former students, made gifts to establish this fund in his honor. The scholarship is awarded each year in perpetuity to an undergraduate philosophy student with financial need and academic merit.

Rosemary Hubbard Scholarship for Design, Arts and Humanities

This scholarship was established in 2005 to honor Dr. Rosemary Hubbard’s longstanding service to Marymount and to increase critically needed endowment-level support for students in the School of Design, Arts and Humanities. It is awarded annually to an undergraduate student in the School of Arts & Sciences who demonstrates financial need and academic excellence.