July 12, 2024

Admissions Hosts Scholars Competition: March 17 & 18

On Friday, March 17, the Admissions Office will host a banquet in Chandler Ballroom in the University Center 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 undergraduate tuition, room, board and fees for up to four academic years. One Washington and one Alvey will be awarded, including:

Irene Piscopo Rodgers ’59 – Alvey Scholarship

Burke, Marilyn Mead ’48 & William J.  – Washington Scholarship

Current scholar Anna Rinko will speak at the banquet. The finalists will interview with the selection committees on Saturday, March 18.

Washington Committee: Jeff McClurken, chair (Professor, History & American Studies and Special Assistant to the Provost for Teaching, Technology, and Innovation), Leslie Martin (Associate Professor, Sociology and Anthropology), Hilary Stebbins (Associate Professor, Psychological Science), Alan Griffith (Professor, Biological Sciences) and Jenifer Blair, Alumni Association Board.

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

These scholarships are the University’s most prestigious academic honor for an incoming student. There are 10 Washington finalists and 15 Alvey finalists.  The Scholar Finalists also will attend Destination UMW on Saturday, March 18, beginning with a breakfast hosted by Kelli Slunt, Director of the Honors Program.

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