May 17, 2024

Arrington Scholarship Available for Children of Faculty, Staff

The Arabelle Laws Arrington Scholarship is a wonderful opportunity for UMW students who are the children of full-time faculty and staff who have been employed with UMW for at least 5 years in a teaching, administrative or classified position.

Arabelle Arrington graduated in 1941 from Mary Washington College. She served as a member of the Board of Visitors from 1975 to 1983, was a member of the Alumni Association, and served as president of the Foundation Board of Directors. Mrs. Arrington left a generous fund from her estate, along with donations from UMW alumni, parents, faculty, and staff, to finance this opportunity. This Scholarship is awarded annually.

To be initially eligible for the benefit, the student must meet the University`s admissions requirements, must be accepted as a degree-seeking student, be a dependent student, be enrolled full-time (12 credit hours or more) and maintain good academic standing (cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better). Students must demonstrate financial need by completing a FAFSA (Free Application for Student Aid) each year. The award is renewable and can vary in amount each year based on the students’ financial need and eligibility for other financial aid awards. 

The award could cover up to the total cost of in-state tuition and mandatory fees, however, room, board, books, and other college expenses or additional fees are not covered by this scholarship.  This scholarship does not apply to the enrollment of faculty or spouses of staff members, non-degree-seeking students, part-time students (fewer than 12 credit hours), or summer session enrollment.

This scholarship opportunity is administered by the Financial Aid office. For a specific definition of a dependent student, please contact the Office of Financial Aid. For more details email or call 540-654-2468.