Scholarships Change Lives

Scholarships Change Lives: Malissa Diaz

For first generation student Malissa Diaz, Marymount California University has been a place that has given her the opportunity to learn about herself, make amazing friends and have life changing experiences. Currently a junior at Marymount studying Arts and Media, Diaz recalls first learning about the University through family members.

Scholarships Change Lives: Thea Marvic Domingo

Marymount California University sophomore and scholarship recipient Thea Marvic Domingo first heard about Marymount through a family friend who was hosting a student from Japan that attended the University. Now, as a student herself, she is pursuing her Bachelor of Arts in Media Studies with a minor in Business. Domingo

Scholarships Change Lives

After 30 years as a Marine and a brick mason, Michael Fresenius made the life-changing decision to go back to school. “I was in the Marines and I feel lucky to be a veteran. Now I feel very lucky and blessed to be here at Marymount,” he says. This May,

Scholarships Change Lives

When Eric Benitez first came to Marymount, he was having a hard time finding balance between work and school. “I had to sacrifice taking classes that I wanted to take because it conflicted with my work schedule, and there were events at school that I wanted to go to but

Scholarships Change Lives

Michaelanne Butler was very excited when she found out that her younger sister, Elli, had decided she was also going to Marymount. “I worked on the Orientation student staff, so I was part of the group that helped to transition her and the rest of her classmates to college life. That was an amazing experience,” says Michaelanne. Elli adds that their parents were “ecstatic that we were going to be at school together.”

Scholarships Change Lives: Andrew Giardino

Marymount senior Andrew Giardino looks forward to graduation in May completing his BA in three and half years. As a first generation student, Andrew grew up with the expectation of having to work right after high school leaving the idea of college in the back of his mind. After reaching