June 4, 2023

Admissions Scholars Weekend, March 18-19

Admissions Hosts Washington-Alvey Scholar Selection Weekend

On Friday, March 18, the Admissions Office will host a banquet honoring finalists for the prestigious Washington and Alvey Scholarships. The Washington Scholarship is awarded to an entering freshman who is a resident of the Commonwealth of Virginia, and the Alvey Scholarship is awarded to an out-of-state student. Both scholarships require that students be accepted to the University of Mary Washington Honors Program with preference given to National Merit Scholar semi-finalists. The winners will receive awards for full tuition, room, board, and fees for up to four academic years. Three Washingtons and one Alvey will be awarded:

Justin and Helen Piscopo – Alvey Scholarship Irene Lundy Brown ’39 – Washington Scholarship Mary Janes Ahern ’46 – Washington Scholarship UMW Alumni Association – Washington Scholarship

Current Scholar Claire Merenda will speak at the banquet. The finalists will interview with the selection Committees on Saturday, March 19.

Washington Committee: Dr. Jeff McClurken, chair (Professor, History & American Studies and Special Assistant to the Provost for Teaching, Technology, and Innovation); Dr. Mara Scanlon (Professor, English, Linguistics, and Communication); Dr. Hilary Stebbins (Assistant Professor, Psychological Science); Dr. Alan Griffith (Professor, Biological Sciences); and Patti Kemp, Alumni Association Board

Alvey Committee: Carole Garmon, chair (Chair/Professor, Art & Art History) Dr. Steve Hanna (Professor, Geography) Dr. Venitta McCall (Professor, College of Education) Dr. Woody Richardson (Associate Professor, College of Business) Mike Charnoff, Alumni Association Board

The Scholar Finalists will also attend Destination UMW on Saturday, March 19, beginning with a breakfast hosted by Dr. Kelli Slunt, director of the Honors Program. These scholarships are the University’s most prestigious academic honor for an incoming student. There are 18 Washington finalists and nine Alvey finalists.

Please contact the Office of Admissions at (540) 654-2000 with any questions or to participate in an upcoming event.