Scholarships

 

Scholarship Name Amount* VA Residency Required? HISP Major Required? Other Requirements
General Albert J. Bowley Scholarship1 $20,750 No No Recipient must work for (12) hours per week each semester at the James Monroe Museum and the Memorial Library.
Kathleen Myra and Everett M. Geno, Jr. Scholarship $950 No Yes Good academic standing with the University. Financial need will be considered.
Garland Gray Foundation Scholarship in Historic Preservation $3,900 Yes Yes Applicant must demonstrate financial need. Overall GPA as well as GPA within the major will be considered.
Anne Bradley Guerrant ’47 Scholarship for Historic Preservation $3,650 Yes Yes Applicant must have an overall GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
Knight Family Scholarship for Historic Preservation $2,200 No Yes Applicant must demonstrate strong academic skills through coursework.
Katherine Skinner Leu Memorial Scholarship in Historic Preservation $2,400 No Yes Applicant must have a cumulative GPA of 3.25 or higher at the time of application and must maintain it for renewal.
Mansheim Scholarship in Historic Preservation $2,900 No Yes Applicant must maintain a GPA of 3.0 or higher in order to renew.
Charles S. and Camilla Moody Payne Scholarship2 $4,300 No Yes Preference will be given to applicants who can demonstrate financial need.
Annie Fleming Smith Scholarship1 $20,750 No Yes Students work at Kenmore and Ferry Farm for (12) hours per week each semester. Applicants must have completed HISP200
Ardiena Ann Tromley Scholarship in Archaeology $700 No No Preference will be given to applicants whose studies in archaeology take them outside of Virginia.
J. Binford Walford Scholarship $13,000 No No Applicants must have attended UMW for at least 1 academic year, have at least 60 course credits and an overall GPA of 3.0 (3.2 within major)
The Milton Grigg Northern Virginia APVA Scholarship Unknown Yes Yes Applicants must have residency in Northern Virginia and an overall GPA of 3.0.
The Betty Woods Nutting Scholarship $1,290 No No Applicants must be majors in Historic Preservation.
1 Total amount is divided between 4 students.Summer versions of these scholarships exist as well.2Total amount is divided between 2 students.
* Based on previous year award. Amounts usually increase each year, but may not due to the declining economy.

 

 

 

 

Note: Scholarship cover letter can be found HERE. Detailed information about the scholarships and application forms can be found HERE. In addition to the requirements listed for each scholarship below, UMW requires a minimum 2.0 grade point average to qualify for any scholarship.

 

THE GENERAL ALBERT J. BOWLEY SCHOLARSHIP

Established in 1962, this scholarship is awarded by the University of Mary Washington in cooperation with the James Monroe Museum and Memorial Library in memory of Albert J. Bowley.  The purpose of this scholarship is to promote scholarship related to the nation’s fifth president and to benefit the preservation and management of the James Monroe Museum and Memorial Library.  The application form can be found HERE.

THE KATHLEEN MYRA AND EVERETT M. GENO, JR. SCHOLARSHIP

In 2006, Mr. and Mrs. Geno, Jr. established this scholarship to assist future generations of Mary Washington students and further their passion for historic preservation.  During Mrs. Geno’s employment with Mary Washington College, initially in the Admissions office and later in Business Affairs, she developed an appreciation for the importance of scholarships in making higher education available for deserving students.  The number and quality of admitted students that could not afford an MWC education further inspired the creation of this endowment.

THE GARLAND GRAY FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP IN HISTORIC PRESERVATION

Established 1990. This scholarship is awarded by the University of Mary Washington from funds made available by the Garland Gray Foundation.

THE ANNE BRADLEY GUERRANT ‘47 SCHOLARSHIP FOR HISTORIC PRESERVATION

Established in 2001 by Mr. and Mrs. William B. Guerrant. This scholarship is awarded annually to a major in Historic Preservation.

THE KNIGHT FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP FOR HISTORIC PRESERVATION

Established 2001. To further the mission of the Center for Historic Preservation, this scholarship is an opportunity to undertake research under the direction of the Center for Historic Preservation staff. Students who have educational goals that resonate with the mission statement of the Center should consider applying for this scholarship, which includes a cash award and a student research assistant position with the Center.

THE KATHERINE SKINNER LEU MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP IN HISTORIC PRESERVATION

Established 1988. This scholarship is awarded by the University of Mary Washington in memory of Katherine Skinner Leu.

THE MANSHEIM SCHOLARSHIP IN HISTORIC PRESERVATION

Established in 2003 by Dr. and Mrs. Bernard Mansheim. This scholarship is awarded annually to a major in Historic Preservation.

THE CHARLES S. AND CAMILLA MOODY PAYNE SCHOLARSHIP

Established 1992. This scholarship is awarded by the University of Mary Washington to honor Charles S. and Camilla Moody Payne.

THE ANNIE FLEMING SMITH SCHOLARSHIP

Established in 1962, this scholarship is awarded by the University of Mary Washington in cooperation with The George Washington Foundation in memory of Annie Fleming Smith to honor her achievements in historic preservation at Kenmore. The purpose of this scholarship is to stimulate scholarship related to the preservation and management of Kenmore and George Washington’s Boyhood Home at Ferry Farm.  The application form can be found HERE.

THE ARDIENA ANN TROMLEY SCHOLARSHIP IN ARCHAEOLOGY

Established in 2000 by Thomas Tromley in memory of his wife. This scholarship is awarded annually to a major in Historic Preservation, Classics or Anthropology.

THE J. BINFORD WALFORD SCHOLARSHIP IN ARCHITECTURE AND RELATED AREAS

Established in 1979 by the will of the late Aurelia B. Walford, these scholarships are awarded annually to majors in art history, historic preservation, or studio art who have stated career goals in architecture or related endeavors. A complete description of this scholarship can be located in the Art and Art History Handbook available on the University of Mary Washington website. Summer session study grants are also available on a limited basis to qualified, full-time majors who enroll in the Departments of Art and Art History or Historic Preservation summer session credit-awarding programs or courses that focus on architectural issues. Both study abroad courses/programs and domestic off-campus courses/programs, as well as individual studies, internships, or special studies, may qualify for grant assistance. No non-UMW course/program will qualify even if it could later result in transfer credit.  The application form can be found HERE.

THE MILTON GRIGG NORTHERN VIRGINIA APVA SCHOLARSHIP

Established in 2013 by the Northern Virginia Chapter of Preservation Virginia, formerly the Association for the Preservation of Virginia Antiquities to honor the memory of Milton Grigg an architect born in Alexandria and whose career from 1929 to his death focused upon the preservation of Virginia’s historic structures. This scholarship is awarded annually to a major in Historic Preservation.  The recipient must be a resident of Northern Virginia and be enrolled full-time during the scholarship.  The recipient must have at least a 3.0 GPA (whose academic achievement is meritorious).

THE BETTY WOODS NUTTING SCHOLARSHIP

Endowed in 2013 by the Nutting Foundation in honor of Betty Woods Nutting, a preservationist and community leader in Wheeling, West Virginia. The University of Mary Washington College has established a merit based scholarship for students who are majors in Historic Preservation.