Help Endow the Mary Brady Scholarship at Georgetown College
The Mary Brady Scholarship will provide a cash award to a full-time rising senior majoring in English, with preference given to a student who has an interest in education. The ideal recipient will be someone whose goal is to teach and challenge students like Dr. Brady did.Our goal is to endow the scholarship so that it can be given annually for years to come, starting in 2014. To do that, we need to raise $25,000 by May 2013.
[Note: Clicking the link above will take you from this website and direct you to Georgetown College’s donation page so that you can give a secure online donation].
Use our secure web server to make a contribution. In the Designation/Comments box, paste in “Dr. Mary Brady Scholarship Fund/Pawling 110 Club.” Even if you don’t have a lot to give, your contribution will go a long way toward helping us meet our goal, and toward helping students meet theirs. To learn about our Mary Brady Scholarship continued giving campaign, visit The Pawling 110 Club and become a member today. See the Georgetown College English Department’s website for more information about giving by phone or mail.
About the Mary Brady Project
Since her passing in 2007, many of us have wrestled with the best way to honor Dr. Mary T. Brady. Of course, if Brady were still alive, she’d argue that she’s hardly worth honoring and that we should get back to work.
Everyone (we hope) has that professor that makes them think, “I wouldn’t be me if not for [that person].” That’s who Brady is for a lot of people. She taught us how to challenge ourselves, how to question the world, how to keep working, how to fail, how to constantly improve, how to bring out the best in others, and how to live in this infuriating world. Brady believed in us when we weren’t sure we even wanted to believe in ourselves. She kept us keeping going. Many of us wanted to be her when we grew up… and we still do.
So, what is this project?
This project is the most tangible, direct way we could think of to do for others what Brady did for us.
We’ll share her stories with each other and you’ll find them in Episodes section. If you want to contribute, fill out one of the several comment forms throughout the site or e-mail us directly.
The other point of this site is to make sure what she taught us isn’t forgotten, so we’ve created the Red Room. There you’ll find an archive of her notes, syllabi, bibliographies and other materials. It seemed wrong to just put these files out there for the taking, so that page is password protected. We’re trying to balance academic inquiry with academic honesty. But if you’re smart (and you probably are), the password isn’t too difficult to figure out.
Here’s a clue: Beowulf. There’s another clue on the Red Room page if you can find it.
Once you figure out how to access the Red Room, you’ve proven your worth and may share the password with whomever you please, however you please.