While the Foundation administers certain aspects of the privately funded scholarships, it does not award them. To learn more about the scholarship award process, please contact the Shepherd Financial Aid Office at [email protected] (Include student ID and name).
Alma Lee Strider Christian Scholarship
The Alma Lee Strider Christian Scholarship is designated for business or communications majors. This endowment was established in memory of Alma Lee Strider Christian, who attended Shepherd College before graduating from the College of William and Mary in 1938.
Almyra P. Lemen Scholarship
The Almyra P. Lemen Memorial Scholarship is designated in support of student athletes participating in women's basketball, cheerleading, lacrosse, soccer, softball, tennis, and volleyball. This endowment was established by Almyra Lemen through an estate bequest. Though not a Shepherd graduate herself, Ms. Lemen wished to honor the town and university that were part of her childhood and family history.
Alumni Association Scholarship Endowment
The Shepherd University Alumni Association Scholarship Endowment is designated as a general academic award with first preference given to a Shepherd University graduate or the child, spouse, or sibling of a Shepherd University graduate. This endowment was created in 2010 by the Shepherd University Alumni Association
Amanda Smailes Memorial Scholarship
The Amanda Smailes Memorial Scholarship is designated for nursing students from the state of WV or the county of Frederick, MD. This endowment was created in 1999 by the family of Amanda Smailes, a Shepherd student who was killed in 1997 while returning home from her part-time job at Wal-Mart by a drunk driver trying to outrun WV State Police. As a result of this tragedy the West Virginia legislature passed the “Smailes Bill” (H.B. 2221), which deems causing police chases and injury to innocent bystanders a felony. Eligible students must be juniors with a 2.5 GPA or higher. They must also compose a short essay and complete an interview with Amanda's sisters, Christi Smailes-Smith '95 and Pamela Crites '99.
Anders H. and Ann Witherspoon Henriksson Study Abroad Endowed Scholarship
The Anders and Ann Witherspoon Henriksson Study Abroad Endowed Scholarship is designated as a general academic award for students involved with the Study Abroad Program who have a 3.0+ GPA. This deferred endowment was created by Dr. Anders and Mrs. Ann Henriksson to assist deserving students who wish to participate in the Study Abroad program when financial barriers might prevent them from doing so. Dr. Anders Henriksson is the chair of Shepherd's history department, while Ann serves as librarian at the Scarborough Library, as well as director of the Study Abroad program.
Andrew D. Michael Endowed Chair for Theater
The Andrew D. Michael Endowed Chair for Theater is designated for the recruitment, recognition, and retention of outstanding faculty in theater. This endowment was established in 2007 by Andrew D. Michael '75, a longtime member of the Shepherd University Foundation board of directors. Andy also served as chairperson on the board of directors for the Contemporary American Theater Festival.
Andrew F. and Virginia Heckert Long Scholarship
The Andrew F. and Virginia Heckert Long Scholarship is designated as a general academic award for WV residents. This endowment was established in 1983 by Andrew ‘17 and Virginia Heckert '26 Long, who were both educators. At the time of the scholarship's creation, Mr. Long was the oldest living alumnus of Shepherd College.
Andrew Michael Theater Scholarship
The Andrew D. Michael Theater Scholarship is designated for outstanding students in the theater program. This annually funded award was established by Andrew D. Michael, a 1975 graduate of Shepherd who served as chairperson on the board of directors for Shepherd’s own Contemporary American Theater Festival.
Ann Wilson Hummer Endowment for Scarborough Library
The Ann Wilson Hummer Endowment for Scarborough Library is designated as program support for Shepherd's Scarborough Library. This deferred endowment was established by Ann Wilson Hummer '69, who retired after 38 years in the field of education and library management. Ann is a member of the Scarborough Society board of directors.
Anna Henshaw Gardiner Memorial Scholarship
The Anna Henshaw Gardiner Scholarship for Nursing is designated for students in majoring in nursing. This annually funded award was established in 2006 to reflect the generous donations of the William Henshaw Chapter of the NSDAR to an already established nursing fund. Ms. Gardiner was nursing instructor at Shepherd and a member of the William Henshaw Chapter.