If you’re a Georgetown College English major/minor alum, you should have received an email today announcing that the College is working to create a scholarship in Dr. Brady’s name. If you haven’t seen it yet, here’s what you’re missing:
Dr. Mary Brady’s passing in 2007 left Georgetown College with one fewer professor, mentor, and friend. During her twenty-two-year career at Georgetown, Dr. Brady helped countless students learn to write better, research better, teach better, and be better people. I’m sure that many students, including myself, can credit many of our achievements today to having been challenged by Dr. Brady in college. In this spirit, the Dr. Mary Brady Memorial Scholarship Fund has been established.
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.
If you’re like me, you might be overwhelmed by requests for money and wondering why you should give. Personally, I make supporting this scholarship a priority because without professors like Dr. Brady, I would not have succeeded in college or after college. I know that by donating, I’ll be helping students become “the next Dr. Brady”: they’ll be the people who challenge the next generation of students and leaders.
Use [Georgetown College’s] 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 page on the English Department’s website for more information about giving by phone or mail.
I’m sure that if you’re a reader of this blog, you’re already a Dr. Brady fan and I hope that you’ll take a few moments to go to the College’s site and make a donation right now. Spread the word!