Scholarship Reception 2023

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Highlights From the 2023 Maryville University Scholarship Dinner: March 29, 2023

Thank you for your interest in scholarships at Maryville University. Whether you are a current donor, a student recipient, or are simply hoping to learn more, we welcome you!

On March 29, 2023, we honored nearly 100 scholarship donors and student recipients at a special dinner, celebrating the power and impact of scholarships—for those who give as well as those who benefit. It is always a joy to bring together our generous donors with the students whose scholarships they sponsor. That’s when the magic happens!

For every scholarship awarded, there is a story behind it—about students whose lives have changed, and about those who choose to invest in their futures.

Laraine Davis, Vice President for Community and Government Relations

Please take a moment to see and hear from some of our speakers, including students Ty’John Barnes, ’24, and Megan Schraut, ’24; and longtime scholarship supporter Erin Verry. Browse through our donor and scholarship listings. Scroll through the photo gallery. And be sure to view the message from Maryville’s vice president for government and community relations, Laraine Davis.

Feel free to contact us at any time about scholarships at Maryville. We’re glad you are here!

Thank you for helping us celebrate
the impact of scholarships at Maryville.


“This scholarship assistance helps me with the cost of my tuition. Being from a lower-income family makes it difficult to make ends meet, so this scholarship has lifted a financial burden. It not only helps cover the cost of tuition, but it is also helping me achieve my goal of becoming a nurse. Thank you so much for supporting me and making my dreams come true.”

Msgr. Robert L. McCarthy
Charitable Trust Endowed Scholarship


“This scholarship is truly an honor to receive because I do not receive any financial assistance from anyone in my family. I have had to keep a customer service job throughout college because I just could not afford to quit. Working understandably distracts me from my studies and takes time away from internships. With this scholarship, I am able to focus less on work and making money and more on school and internships.”

KAILEY BIES, Forensic Psychology/Criminal Justice
Joseph and Carlotta Sansone Endowed Scholarship


“With your support I can attend school without worrying about the cost of tuition. Not having this financial burden, I can focus solely on my education. Without your support I would be in extreme college debt. I greatly appreciate your consistent support and am truly blessed to be a recipient of the Melissa Brickey Endowed Scholarship.”

ELIJAH FOSTER, Business Administration
Melissa Brickey Endowed Scholarship


“This scholarship has made a financial difference for me because I am in my first year of teaching, while trying to adjust to living on my own for the first time. If I had not received this scholarship, I would not have been able to go back to school to pursue my master’s degree. This scholarship allows me to further my education so I can eventually obtain my doctorate degree. Thank you so much for your financial support.”

JADA CRIGLAR, Middle School Math Education
Mary Ellen and Charles E Finch Endowed Scholarship

Erin Verry

Ty’John Barnes, ’24
Earl E. Walker Endowed Scholarship in Entrepreneurism and Innovation

Megan Schraut, ’24
Helen M. Penton and William N. Penton Endowed Scholarship

Maryville University Scholarship Dinner

We enjoyed sharing our appreciation for the scholarship donors who significantly impact the lives of Maryville students—and celebrating the accomplishments of scholarship recipients.


is more than a giving club; it is an opportunity to propel Maryville ahead into the next 150 years.