Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Open House Award

Bridget Endowed Fund - $1000 tuition credit Jeffrey Chouiniere

Presented by Mark Hoffmann

Criteria: This scholarship is to be designated for students who have excelled artistically and academically concentrating in any medium who will be continuing at Montserrat College of Art.  Secondly, priority will be given to students with significant financial need.  It can be awarded to any academic department.

 This fund is named in honor of Gail von Metzsch’s mother, Bridget, the daughter of poor Irish immigrants who had to leave school in ninth grade to work and contribute to the family income after her father’s death.  Throughout her life, Bridget emphasized the value of an education and instilled this value in her daughter, Gail by reiterating how much she enjoyed school.    

Gail believes strongly that if Bridget had had an opportunity to continue her education it would have made a significant difference in her life. This scholarship is established as a fitting tribute to her influence as a role model and a loving mother.

...Wish I would've gone >_<

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