Hearst Foundation grant to fund McDaniel scholarships for Baltimore city students

December 14, 2009

McDaniel College has received a $100,000 grant from The Hearst Foundation, Inc., based in New York City, to provide scholarships for Baltimore city students in financial need. The funding will provide scholarships to deserving students from Baltimore city, with a preference given to those students who wish to earn their teaching certification in elementary or secondary education.

“As a first generation college student myself, I understand the importance of keeping the doors to private higher education open to all deserving students,” said McDaniel President Joan Develin Coley. “We are honored that the Hearst Foundation has endorsed our mission and our vision with this generous grant.”

The Hearst Foundation, Inc. endowed a scholarship in 2001 for McDaniel students of diverse backgrounds. Since its inception, eight scholarships have been awarded to four students, with two of the students receiving the scholarship for multiple years. The gift will also match a portion of the $500,000 France-Merrick Foundation challenge grant that the College received in May 2008. To date, the College has raised $364,000 toward the challenge.

The Hearst Foundations are national philanthropic resources for organizations and institutions working in the fields of education, health, culture and social service. The foundations’ goal is to ensure that people of all backgrounds have the opportunity to build healthy, productive and inspiring lives.