June 3, 2023

Donors Visit Dorsey Scholars and Make Campaign Gift


The 2014-2015 Dorsey Scholars

Paul R. Judy and Mary Ann Dorsey Judy ’54 visited campus in early April to catch up with the Dorsey Scholars and to inform President Hurley of their $150,000 Mary Washington First Campaign gift.

This new Campaign gift will enhance the Dorsey Scholars Program, which the Judys established in 2008 with an initial gift of $1.1 million. Professor Venitta McCall serves as the program mentor and meets regularly with the nine 2014-2015 Dorsey Scholars to provide guidance for their projects and community service work.

In making this new campaign gift, the Judys wrote, “We are expressing our special pleasure in how the Dorsey Scholars Program is being administered and mentored. It is our impression … that the diverse, cohort approach, along with the superb mentoring, is having a very positive and probably memorable effect on the scholars’ UMW experience.”

The Dorsey Scholars program benefits selected full-time undergraduate students of diverse backgrounds, including race, ethnicity, culture, socioeconomic status, disability, religion, and geography.

Scholarships are one of the seven priorities of the $50-million Mary Washington First Campaign. The comprehensive fundraising initiative began July 1, 2011, went public April 26, 2014, and is expected to conclude June 30, 2016. For more information, go to marywashingtonfirst.umw.edu or call 540-654-1024.