What is an endowed scholarship?
An endowed scholarship is a major gift to a college or university used to fund scholarships. It often honors a donor’s loved on or the donor themselves. The feature that most distinguishes endowed scholarships from other types of donations is that the capital in the endowed scholarship gift is preserved so that the gift can last indefinitely.
Many donors name their endowed scholarships in memory or a loved one or in their own name. Because endowed scholarships are permanent, a named endowment is a way for donors to have their name, or their loved one’s name, tied to a productive cause and an institution that was important to them.
How do I make a gift to endow a scholarship?
Make a gift now to an already established fund, or for more information on establishing a student scholarship at Owen, contact Cheryl Chunn, Associate Dean for Development and Alumni Relations at 615-343-4072.
Complete List of Endowed Scholarships
Max Adler Scholarship
Established in 2007 through the Max Adler Student Investment Fund. This fund was created in 1982 through gifts from Mimi Adler, widow of New York businessman Max Adler, to provide students in the Vanderbilt MBA Finance Club the opportunity to learn about investing in a very practical way. The success of their investments led to the creation of the scholarship in addition to the investment fund.
Reita Nirankari Agarwal, M.D. Scholarship
Established in 2014 by Dr. Reita Agarwal, EMBA 2006, and will be awarded to students pursuing an M.D./MBA through the Health Care MBA Program at the Owen Graduate School of Management. The fund will be used to support students during the MBA portion of their Health Care MBA Program.
Anderson Family Scholarship
Established in 2000 by Rose-Marie and Jack R. Anderson to honor the longtime support of the Anderson family and their affiliation with the Owen Graduate School of Management.
Carin and Todd Barth Scholarship
Established in 2009 by Carin M. Barth, MBA 1986, and Todd F. Barth, JD/MBA 1988, to provide financial support to deserving students enrolled in the Owen Graduate School of Management.
Melinda Owen Bass Scholarship
Established in 1996 through a bequest from former Vanderbilt University Trustee Ralph Owen and his wife, Lulu, to honor their daughter, Melinda Owen Bass.
Billings Family Scholarship
Established in 2004 by Eric and Marianne Billings to provide merit scholarships to students enrolled in the Owen Graduate School of Management.
Douglas W. Binns Memorial Scholarship
Established in 1985 by Josephine R. Binns, BS 1930, in memory of Douglas W. Binns, this scholarship is awarded to an outstanding marketing student.
Elinor Boer Scholarship
Established in 2013 by Professor Germain Boer in memory of his late wife, the purpose of this scholarship fund shall be to help Owen attract those talented students who display a strong entrepreneurial spirit. Specifically, it may be awarded to students who wish to build their own companies or business enterprises while earning an MBA degree at Owen.
Germain Boer Seed Scholarship in Entrepreneurship
Established in 2009 by Eric J. Hall, MBA 1978, to provide scholarship support to students enrolled at the Owen Graduate School of Management. Additional contributions to the scholarship are made by other friends and alumni.
J. C. Bradford Scholarship
Established in 2001 by Lillian R. Bradford, BA 1963, and James C. Bradford, this scholarship is awarded to an outstanding first-year student based on outstanding academic merit.
Brink Family Scholarship for Non-Profit Leadership
Established in 2015 by Greg Brink, EMBA 2003, who is grateful for the education he received at Vanderbilt and wants to provide an EMBA student with the gift of a scholarship. Because of Mr. Brink's passion for non-profit organizations, preference in awarding the fund will be given to an EMBA student who is working for or is on the board of a non-profit organization, and who intends to continue to do so for twelve (12) months following graduation. If no such student meets the criteria for the preference, donors agree that the fund may be awarded to another EMBA student.
Frank M. and Ann S. Bumstead Scholarship
Established in 2004 by Frank M. Bumstead, MM 1972, and Ann S. Bumstead. Preference is given to students from West Texas.
Wilbert E. Chope Memorial Scholarship
Established in 1988 by Joanne Chope Corsiglia and Douglas B. Chope, BS 1986, MBA 1988, the widow and son of Bert Chope, an alumnus of the School of Engineering and founder of Industrial Nucleonics, this scholarship is awarded to a meritorious first-year student.
William G. Christie Scholarship
Established in 2006 by Wendell Switzer Reilly, MBA 1983, to honor the former Dean, William G. Christie, for his service to the school and to provide support to deserving students based on academic merit, with preference to those who also have financial need.
J. Dewey Daane Scholarship in International Management and Finance
Established in 1990 to honor Dewey Daane for his significant contributions to the Owen Graduate School of Management from 1974 to 1989 as the Frank K. Houston Professor of Finance and Valere Blair Potter Professor of Management. The award goes to a second-year student with conspicuous interest in international management and exemplary academic credentials.
Liz and Russ Fleischer Scholarship
Established in 2014 by Liz and Russ Fleischer, both MBA alumni, in gratitude for their education they received at Owen. The preference to award this scholarship will be to a student with three years or less of work experience who attended a liberal arts college.
Webb Follin Scholarship
Established in 2004 by Rush Stuart Dickson III, MBA 1978, to honor the contributions made by Webb Follin as one of the early community supporters of the Owen School. Follin worked at Corroon and Black as an insurance broker and gave his time as an adjunct professor at the school.
Martin S. Geisel Scholarship
Established in 2000 by family and friends to honor the memory of the former Dean, Marty Geisel. This scholarship is awarded to students from Latin America.
James R. Gordon Scholarship
Established in 2000 by Aspect Communications Corporation in honor of James R. Gordon, MBA 1976, the founder of TCS Management, and awarded to a student studying telecommunications and electronic commerce or successor focus areas.
Thomas J. Hammond Scholarship
Established in 2014 by Cheryl Hammond in memory of her late husband, Thomas Hammond, MBA 1976. The scholarship will be awarded to an MBA student who would not be able to attend Owen Graduate School of Management without this financial assistance.
The Hawkins Scholarship
Established in 2010 by John David Hawkins, MBA 1992, to provide scholarship support to deserving students at the Owen Graduate School of Management.
Bruce D. Henderson Scholarship
Endowed by the Boston Consulting Group in 1985 to honor BCG founder, former Chairman and Vanderbilt graduate Bruce D. Henderson, EN 1937. The scholarship is awarded to a rising second-year student who, during the first year, exhibited brilliance, originality of thought and thoroughness of investigation.
E. Bronson Ingram Scholarships
Established in 2007 by David B. Ingram, MBA 1989, to recognize E. Bronson Ingram, one of the nation’s most distinguished business leaders, and to provide financial support for outstanding students in the Owen Graduate School of Management.
John Ingram Associates Scholarship
Established in 2006 by Vanderbilt University Trustee John R. Ingram, MBA 1986. The scholarship provides scholarship assistance to students enrolled in the Owen Graduate School of Management.
Henry D. Jamison, Jr., Scholarship
Established in 1952 by the founder of Jamison Bedding, Henry D. Jamison, Jr., and initially awarded as a scholarship for undergraduates. At Mr. Jamison’s request, the scholarship was transferred to Owen upon its inception in 1967 and is presented to a worthy student from Tennessee.
Amy Jorgensen Scholarship
Endowed in 1990 by the Founder’s Medalist from the Class of 1977, Amy Jorgensen Conlee, and her husband, Vanderbilt University Trustee Cecil D. Conlee, BA 1958, this scholarship is awarded to a woman with outstanding academic credentials.
Victor and Gayle Mavar Scholarship
Established in 2004 by Victor and Gayle Mavar and Geoffrey Mavar, MBA 1990, to enhance the special support given to students with learning disabilities and awarded to an outstanding first-year student with a learning disability who graduated from a high school in Mississippi.
Edna B. Morris and John A. Morris Scholarship
Established in March 1985 by Dr. John A. Morris, Jr., to honor his parents, Edna B. Morris and John A. Morris, a stockbroker and early leader of the modern investment industry. It is awarded to students with superior work experience and undergraduate academic performance.
The OGSM Class of 2010 Scholarship
Established in 2010 by members of the Class of 2010 to provide scholarship support based on financial need to deserving students at the Owen Graduate School of Management.
Owen Pooled Scholarship Fund
Established in 1997 to receive gifts from alumni and friends of the Owen Graduate School of Management for the purpose of providing need-based scholarship support.
Ralph Owen, Jr., Scholarship
Established in 1996 through a bequest from former Vanderbilt University Trustee Ralph Owen and his wife, Lulu, in memory of their son, Ralph Owen, Jr.
Dean Samuel B. and Evelyn R. Richmond Scholarships
Established in 2004 by David B. Ingram, MBA 1989, and Vanderbilt University Trustee John R. Ingram, MBA 1986, to honor the distinguished legacy of leadership and service of Dean Samuel B. Richmond. The scholarships will provide financial assistance to deserving first- and/or second-year students enrolled in the Owen Graduate School of Management.
The Anna C. and Craig E. Savage Family Scholarship
Established in 2010 by Anna C. Savage, BS 1991, and Craig E. Savage, BS 1992, MBA 1998, to provide scholarship support to deserving students at the Owen Graduate School of Management
Tse-Liang Soong Scholarship
Established in 1994 in memory of a Vanderbilt undergraduate, Tse-Liang Soong, Class of 1921, through the estate of his wife, Maying His Soong, this scholarship is awarded to an outstanding student studying international finance.
Mark A. Tillinger Scholarship
Established in 2007 by Mark A. Tillinger, BA 1981, MBA 1982, to provide scholarship support to deserving students enrolled in the Owen Graduate School of Management.
The Amy and John Underwood Family Scholarship
Established in 2010 by John P. Underwood, MBA 1998, to provide scholarship support based on academic merit to students at the Owen Graduate School of Management with preference to students majoring in finance.
William E. Walker, Jr., Scholarship
Established in 2001 by Gloria Walker and William Edward Walker III, BA 1988, MBA 1992, to honor their husband and father, William E. Walker, Jr., and to provide support to an outstanding first-year student who has demonstrated characteristics of leadership, honesty and integrity and who has an interest in entrepreneurship.
Richard S. Weinberg Scholarship
Classmates, colleagues, family and friends of Richard S. Weinberg, MBA 1985, including the Richard S. Weinberg Charitable Foundation, created this endowment to fund a scholarship in his memory in 1995. Richie was a member of the Owen Alumni Association Board of Directors and worked tirelessly on behalf of the school in the New York financial community before his untimely death in 1994. This scholarship is awarded to an outstanding second-year student concentrating in finance.
Wigginton Memorial Scholarship
Established in 1989 in memory of Georgia, BA 1922, and former Vanderbilt University Trustee Madison (Matt) Wigginton, BA 1922, MA 1923, one of the founders of the Owen Graduate School of Management, it is awarded to a top finance student.