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Special Interest 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.

If you are a student looking for financial assistance, please contact Financial Aid.

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Faculty & Staff Scholarship

Faculty and staff of Marymount University, recognizing the need for financial assistance, established this scholarship in 2003 for incoming freshmen who show academic promise at Marymount. The scholarships awarded each year are funded by gifts from faculty and staff members, and recipients are selected by a faculty/staff committee, based on academic merit and financial need.

Linda McMahon Scholarship

In 2003, Dr. Linda McMahon stepped down as vice president for Student Services after more than three decades of leadership in that role. The Board of Trustees established the McMahon Scholarship in appreciation of her dedication to Marymount. Scores of Dr. McMahon’s colleagues and former students have also contributed to the fund. The scholarship is awarded annually to a full-time undergraduate who demonstrates accomplishments consistent with Marymount’s mission as a Catholic university.

Mary Caroline Ellis Spokas Scholarship

This scholarship is funded through a generous gift from Otto Spokas to honor the memory of his wife Mary Caroline. Mr. Spokas learned of Marymount University through an alumna who encouraged him to get involved with the University. This scholarship is awarded each year to an undergraduate student who demonstrates financial need.

Marymount Student Government Association Student Leader Scholarship

This scholarship was established by the Marymount University Student Government Association (SGA) as a way to recognize leadership among Marymount undergraduate students. Full-time undergraduate students who have completed a minimum of 12 credit hours and maintain at least a 2.5 grade point average are eligible to be considered for this scholarship. Applications are due to Student Development by April 15.

Pay It Forward Scholarship

Started by the Class of 2011, the Pay It Forward Scholarship is an ongoing tradition for the Senior Class. For every $500 that is raised an incoming freshman student is presented with a scholarship.

Sallie Mae Fund First In My Family Hispanic Scholarship Program

In 2003, a dedicated Marymount professor realized the need to direct extra assistance to a student who is the first generation of their family attending college. With his initial generous contribution of $5,000, the First-in-My-Family Fund was created. In 2007, Marymount received a grant from The Sallie Mae Fund to complete the endowment and begin the Sallie Mae Fund First in My Family Hispanic Scholarship Program. The goal of this effort is to provide not only financial support, but also the encouragement to help a student realize that they have the ability to attend and graduate from Marymount University.

Sister M. Majella Berg, RSHM, Scholarship

This endowed scholarship was established in 1985 to honor Sr. Majella’s 25th anniversary as president of Marymount. Few people knew that she was one of its most consistent donors over the years. Because it supports students based solely on their financial need, it was very dear to her heart. The Berg Scholarship has grown to become Marymount’s largest scholarship fund.

Steven C. Virbick Memorial Scholarship

Established in 1984 by Anna Hopkins Virbick ’87 in memory of her husband, this scholarship is awarded annually to a full-time undergraduate student who has financial need and at least a B average. Mrs. Virbick was the first alumna to receive Marymount’s Alumni Achievement Award for her outstanding professional success and her dedication to the University.

Thomas K. Malone, Jr. Scholarship

Following the death of longtime Marymount trustee Thomas K. Malone, his family, friends, and the Marymount community established a scholarship in his name. This scholarship is awarded to undergraduate students with financial need.

William P. Ames, Sr. Family and Leon V. Harrow Family Scholarship

This scholarship was established in 2005 through a bequest from Marymount alumna Frances Ames Harrow ’76. A longtime member of the Arlington community with an interest in education, Mrs. Harrow named this scholarship in honor of her families. The Ames and Harrow Scholarship is awarded each year to a student who demonstrates financial need.