June 7, 2023

Sharing Rewards of Hard Work

UMW recently received a $75,000 gift from Sally P. Blanchet ’42 to endow a scholarship for students within the College of Business. During her years at Mary Washington, Ms. Blanchet worked hard to pay her own tuition and other expenses through on-campus jobs, including a position as secretary to the dean of freshmen. In 1962, she and her husband founded Freehold Cartage, a successful company in Monmouth, N.J. The new scholarship will be named in memory of Ms. Blanchet’s younger sister, Jean Marie Phillis.

This message is from the Division of Advancement and University Relations.

About Brynn Boyer

Brynn Boyer is assistant director of media and public relations and a 2010 graduate of UMW.


  1. Dre Anthes says

    How exciting! Thank you, Ms. Blanchet! Are UMW graduate students within the COB also eligible for this scholarship?

  2. Donna Harter Raab says

    This newly endowed scholarship will first be awarded in the fall of 2014. At this time, specific award criteria is still being finalized.