Endowed scholarships make a critical difference

on February 8 | in Giving | by

Three new scholarships honor alumnae

Endowed scholarships help attract exceptional young women to Hollins and provide support for them throughout their years here. Recently Hollins has received commitments to establish three new scholarships.

“Each of us has been lifted up by women who came before…and we have a responsibility to help other women climb as well,” said Alexandra Trower Lindsey ’86 in her 2011 commencement address at Hollins. Lindsey, executive vice president, global communications and an executive officer of the Estée Lauder Companies in New York, has helped numerous Hollins women through her service on the Board of Trustees and as a sponsor of internships. Her father, Dr. W. Peter Trower, has pledged a generous leadership scholarship to honor his daughter and her commitment to her alma mater.

Kitty Clark Stroud ’58 was a devoted alumna, serving Hollins as an Alumnae Board member, president of the Charlottesville alumnae chapter, and an energetic reunion gift chair, leading the class of 1958 to a record-setting fiftieth reunion gift and winning the Pat Thomas Bain Award for her efforts. She established the Kitty Clark Stroud ’58 and Martha Clark Dugan Scholarship, supported the William R. Kenan, Jr. Music Endowment Fund and the renovation of Presser Hall, and was a dedicated fundraiser for the recent campaign. After Stroud died in November 2010, her husband, Bob, decided to honor her memory by designating her substantial bequest to create the Kitty Clark Stroud Scholarship to support a deserving and talented student.

The Titmus Foundation of Sutherland, Virginia, has committed $100,000 to establish the Jerolien Tanner Titmus Endowed Scholarship to support deserving students who will pursue a career in the field of education. Jerolien Titmus attended Hollins in the 1940s. The Titmus family generously supports many small colleges, seeing education as the way to help future generations.

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