Investing in Students

Scholarships attract and reward top scholars

By Neva Trenis ’00 Psychology student Jenny Freud ’16 had long known she wanted to go to graduate school. She applied to 11 – fewer than the recommended dozen – and was invited to interview at five. But costs rose quickly with application fees, cross-country flights, food, lodging, and the requisite professional outfit. So when she learned that she had received the James C. ’87 and Deborah S. Llewellyn Scholarship in Psychology, she was thrilled. And relieved. “I’m so thankful to the Llewellyns for doing this,” the inaugural recipient said. “There are so many of us [students] who are benefiting from the generosity of alumni.” The Llewellyn psychology scholarship is a result of the Mary Washington First campaign, which began in 2011 and is well on its way to the $50 million goal before it ends this summer. Rising sophomore, junior, and senior psychology majors with a minimum 3.0 GPA are eligible to apply for the aid. Deborah and James Llewellyn ’87, both high-level human … [Read more...]