In 2016 Marymount initiated its first Days of Giving campaign when for two days, donors made online contributions to sponsor scholarships or to fund programs of the donors’ greatest interest. This year, the number of donors doubled.
Marymount California University junior Arturo R. Golembiewski II transferred to MCU as a sophomore after being recruited by MCU’s soccer team. As a first-generation student, Golembiewski shared how receiving a soccer scholarship made a difference in his education and is the reason he can attend college today. “My family never
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.
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
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,
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
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.”
For first generation student Melanie Chavez, attending Marymount came as a last minute decision. After being accepted into a few University of California schools, Melanie was set to enroll in a community college because of financial difficulties that would have prevented her from attending a UC, even after receiving Cal Grants. It wasn’t until Melanie’s high school counselor told her about Marymount that Melanie decided to visit and apply. She was soon accepted, and Marymount provided Melanie with the one on one help that she needed for applying for financial aid and choosing all her classes.
Dr. Wayne and Peg Bemis have generously provided an annual scholarship to Marymount California University to help support an upper division student with financial need. Preference is given to a student who is working, since Dr. Bemis has worked from age 11 and appreciates the many students who work while attending Marymount.
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