Nearly $2 million in donor-funded scholarships are awarded to more than 500 Mary Washington students each year. Many of these students would not be able to afford a college education without the support of the University's generous donors. Your gift to the General Scholarship Fund or in support of underrepresented students will help the university fulfill our obligation to serve all communities.


The General Scholarship Fund supports scholarship awards for bright students with demonstrated financial need. If you would prefer to designate your gift to a specific scholarship, please choose "Other" on the donation form and note the name of the scholarship in the text box provided.


Scholarships in Support of Underrepresented Students


Odom-Lambiasi '00 Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to first-generation college students with special consideration to students with extenuating family circumstances that may financially affect their ability to pursue degrees. Henry B. Odom IV ’00 and Michelle Lambiasi ’00 established the scholarship in 2013. Henry's parents were the first in their respective families to attend college. Michelle is also a first-generation college graduate.


Citizenship Award for Diversity Leadership

This endowment was established in 2002 and is meant to recognize a student who exhibits leadership and a personal commitment to advocating for an appreciation for diversity on campus. This endowment is awarded as an annual scholarship and the selection of recipients is made by Marion Sanford, Director of the James Farmer Multicultural Center.


Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship

This scholarship was established in 1968 to assist students who embody the commitment and ideals of Dr. King and to serve to increase representation of all races and economic groups in the student body.


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