In October 2004, the Oliver and Jennie R. Donaldson Charitable Trust provided Marymount Manhattan College with a generous gift to help student's present scholarly research at conferences around the country and the world. From this gift Marymount Manhattan established the Donaldson Awards.
The general guidelines for application require students to have been at Marymount for at least two semesters and have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher. Faculty sponsorship is required. Also, as the Donaldson is a restricted fund, there are limitations on what the award can be used for. Students may apply the award to conference registration fees, transportation/travel and hotel related expenses only. The maximum amount that can be awarded is $500.
If you are interested in applying for a Donaldson Award, please follow the steps outlined below. Application must be submitted at least two weeks prior to the date you intend to travel to your conference.
Consult with a full-time faculty member who will become your faculty sponsor. Review your research and present a plan for how you will use the Donaldson Award to support your research. Faculty Sponsorship is required, and your application cannot be processed without the sponsor's signature.
Download and read the Application Guidelines for Students document.
Complete the Donaldson Award Application.
Meet with you faculty sponsor and review your application. Obtain their signature on the application form.
Submit your completed application to Madeline Waldron in Academic Affairs.
Once your application has been received and reviewed you will be notified by the Vice-President for Academic Affairs, in writing, if your request has been approved or rejected.
Donaldson Award Application Form
Donaldson Award Application Guidelines for Students
Donaldson Award Application Guidelines for Faculty Sponsors