President of Maryville University Doubles Endowed Scholarship Gift

Mark Lombardi, Phd, contributes $500,000 to increase student scholarship fund to $1 million

Maryville University announced President Mark Lombardi is contributing $500,000 to the Martin T. Lombardi Endowed Scholarship, increasing the scholarship fund he created in 2014 to $1 million. Recipients of the scholarship receive 50% tuition annually to Maryville. This commitment comes as an increasing number of college students face tougher economic circumstances due to the coronavirus pandemic.

“While this pandemic impacts all of our lives in a variety of ways, one of the worst elements is that it places even greater economic challenges on a large number of young people seeking Maryville’s high-quality education,” said Mark Lombardi, PhD, president of Maryville University. “One way I can help make a difference for students in the African American community and among other under-represented groups is to increase my personal commitment to the scholarship fund. It will help students now and well into the future.”

The scholarship has provided support to over a dozen students since 2014 and the doubling of Lombardi’s original gift will allow twice as many students to receive this support.

The Martin T. Lombardi Endowed Scholarship was established in 2014 by Dr. Lombardi to honor his late father.

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About Maryville University
Founded in 1872, Maryville University is a comprehensive and nationally ranked private institution with an enrollment of 10,000 students. Maryville offers more than 90 programs at the undergraduate, master’s and doctoral levels to students from 50 states and 55 countries. Among recent graduates, 97 percent are employed or attending graduate school.

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