Stevenson University Endowed Scholarship Funds

The Abell Foundation Scholarship Fund/Grant Program is available to incoming minority students who demonstrate financial need and prior academic achievement. Students must file the FAFSA by February 15 to apply for this program. This program was established in 1987 and is funded by an endowment from the Abell Foundation. (Available to GPS students)

The George I. Alden Trust Scholarship Fund provides assistance to deserving students. A portion of this fund is reserved for adult students. This endowed scholarship fund was established by the George I. Alden Trust in 1992. (Available to GPS students)

The Maureen Knerr Byrnes Endowed Scholarship for Teacher Education provides scholarships to students in the teacher education program. This scholarship fund was established in 2006 by Board of Trustees Chairman, Kevin Byrnes, to honor his wife.

The Mr. and Mrs. Peter H. J. Bauer Endowed Scholarship Fund provides funds to academically and financially deserving students. This scholarship is made possible by a bequest from Peter H. J. Bauer in 2002.

The Linda Connolly Fenton Endowed Scholarship in Nursing is awarded to a student enrolled in the nursing program and based upon financial need. This scholarship was established in 2006 by Charles Fenton to honor his wife, Linda.

The France-Merrick Scholarship/Grant Program provides funds to ?rst-generation collegians, especially minorities and residents of Baltimore City, who demonstrate financial need. Students must file the FAFSA by February 15. This endowed scholarship was funded by the France-Merrick Foundation in 2000.

The Herget Endowed Nursing Scholarship was established in 2004 by Charles E. "Ted" Herget, Jr. to support students enrolled in the nursing degree program. It provides tuition assistance for nursing students, with preference given to candidates who express a desire to work for at least two years in a hospital in the state of Maryland after graduation. It is awarded to students in good academic standing, with demonstrated financial need, and a high probability of succeeding in the nursing profession.

The Joseph S. Keelty Endowed Nursing Scholarship Fund was established in 2002 and provides assistance to a deserving non-traditional nursing student judged to have good academic standing and a high probability of succeeding in the nursing profession. Students expressing a desire to serve as a nurse at the Greater Baltimore Medical Center after graduation, for at least two years, would receive preference.

The Joseph S. Keelty Endowed Scholarship Fund provides assistance to deserving students. This scholarship was made possible by Joseph S. Keelty in 1986.

The Knapheide Endowed Scholarship for Human Services is awarded to a full-time student or students with junior-year status in the human services major who has (have) the highest cumulative grade point average in the fall semester of the junior year. This merit-based scholarship fund was established in 2007 by an anonymous donor.

The Dr. T. J. Manuszak Memorial Scholarship provides assistance to a needy incoming freshman. The student is nominated for the scholarship by a selection committee. This endowed scholarship was established by Carolyn Manuszak, President Emeritus, in memory of her father in 1998. Many members of the Stevenson University community made additional contributions to this fund as a tribute to President Manuszak.

The Frank Pugh Scholarship is awarded to a sophomore Paralegal Studies major who plans to continue his or her education at Stevenson. The student must perform well academically and be actively involved in the University community.

The Donald B. Ratcliffe Endowed Scholarship Fund provides assistance to deserving students. This scholarship was established in 2002 by Mr. Ratcliffe's family and friends as a tribute to him.

The Reznick Group Accounting Scholarship was established in 2007 to provide tuition assistance to students enrolled in the Business Division's Accounting Program. Students will be selected based on financial need, junior or senior status, overall GPA of 3.2 or above, and a desire to serve as an accountant for at least two years for a firm in the State of Maryland after graduation.

The James E. Roberts Memorial Film Fund was established by senior film students to help finance senior film projects. A panel of all full-time film/video faculty and the chair of the department of Film, Video and Theater will choose the recipient(s) based on a consistent demonstration of talent, teamwork, and leadership. This fund was established in 2006 by Louise (Chris) Roberts '73 in memory of her husband.

The James M. and Margaret V. Stine Foundation, Inc. Endowed Scholarship in Support of the School of Business and Leadership was established by Stevenson alumna, Margaret Stine '51, in 2007. The scholarship will be awarded to a freshman student or students demonstrating high academic standards and financial need majoring in a discipline within the School of Business and Leadership. The scholarship will continue annually as long as the student(s) continues to achieve academic progress.

The Jo-Ellen Turner, Ph.D. Endowed Scholarship in English is awarded to an academically deserving junior majoring in English who has demonstrated interest in literature and writing through achievement in course work and participation in extracurricular activities. This scholarship was established in 2006 by the children of Dr. Turner.

The Mary Tourney Emergency Book Fund provides assistance to students for textbooks. Student need is determined based on federal eligibility requirements. The fund will pay for books plus tax (6%).

The Kimberly Serio Memorial Scholarship provides assistance to an incoming freshman who has experienced financial hardship and is determined to continue his or her education. This endowed scholarship was established by Jane Heisey Serio '79 in memory of her daughter in 1999.

The Bertha G. Wegad Memorial Scholarship Fund provides scholarship assistance to a deserving freshman nursing student. This endowed scholarship was created by Gilbert Wegad in memory of his wife in 1998.

More information about the Stevenson scholarships and grants is available from the Financial Aid Office.