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EMILY's List Founder Endows Scholarship

Ellen Malcolm '69, founder of EMILY's List, a national organization that recruits and funds viable women political candidates, has made a substantial pledge to establish the Morning Star Scholarship for undergraduate students raised by single parents.

In explaining her reason for establishing the scholarship, Malcolm said, "Today there are many families headed by single parents. They have the same dreams for their daughters but often half the income. I hope this fund will help these girls afford the first-class education that Hollins provides."


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Why Give? You are a part of Hollins’ success.

One of the things Hollins does best is instill in her students the belief that they can do anything. More than anything else, a Hollins education offers students the chance to transform and change, both themselves and the world around them. From sub-Saharan Africa to suburban U.S.A., Hollins women are making the world a better place.

Your gift to Hollins has a direct impact on students' abilities to learn and experiment, grow, and thrive.


The Hollins Fund supports student scholarships, faculty salaries, and helps address urgent needs.
  • The backbone of Hollins is her students and faculty. With your annual gift, you support the quality education Hollins students deserve.
The endowment provides a solid foundation for the future.
  • Your gift to our financial base, the unrestricted endowment, gives Hollins the flexibility to respond quickly to timely opportunities or changing demands of today's academic environment.
  • Other endowment gifts provide scholarships for students, fund for faculty research, and more.
Gifts to capital needs support campus growth and maintenance of historic buildings.
  • The historic campus needs constant upkeep and loving care, and today's students need amenities like wireless dorms. Your gift keeps Hollins growing while maintaining her unique history.
Alumnae participation by giving counts in college rankings.
  • The higher the alumnae participation rate, the higher the indication that alumnae are satisfied with the education they received. For this reason, alumnae who believe their small gifts won't count — especially in an environment where millions are being raised — are wrong. Every gift counts and is a vote for Hollins' commitment to single-sex education.