Endowed Scholarships

ScholarshipDescription
Amy and John Underwood Family ScholarshipThe Amy and John Underwood Family Scholarship fund was established in 2010 by Amy and John P. Underwood, MBA 1998, to provide scholarship support based on academic merit to students at the Owen Graduate School of Management. Preference is given to students who focus on Finance.
Amy Jorgensen ScholarshipThe Amy Jorgensen Scholarship was established in 1990 by Mrs. Amy Jorgensen Conlee, MBA 1977, OGSM Class of 1977 Founder's Medalist, and her husband, Vanderbilt University Trustee emeritus Cecil D. Conlee, B.A. 1958, to provide merit-based scholarship support to female MBA students at the Vanderbilt Owen Graduate School of Management.
Anderson Family ScholarshipThe Anderson Family Scholarship was established in 2000 by the Rose-Marie and Jack Anderson Foundation to provide merit-based scholarship support to students at the Vanderbilt Owen Graduate School of Management. This fund was established to honor the longtime support of the Anderson family and their affiliation with the Owen Graduate School of Management.
Billings Family ScholarshipThe Billings Family Scholarship was established in 2004 by Eric and Marianne Billings to provide merit-based scholarship support to students enrolled at the Vanderbilt Owen Graduate School of Management.
Brockenborough Family ScholarshipThe Brockenborough Family Scholarship was established in 2011 by Bruce Paxton Brockenborough (EMBA 2001) to provide financial support for deserving students enrolled in the Executive MBA (EMBA) Program at the Owen Graduate School of Management.
Bruce D. Henderson ScholarshipThe Bruce D. Henderson Scholarship was established in 1985 by The Boston Consulting Group, with additional support provided by Mrs. Bess W. Henderson, to provide scholarship grants for deserving rising second-year students who, during their first year, exhibited brilliance, originality of thought and thoroughness of investigation at the Vanderbilt Owen Graduate School of Management. This fund was established to honor the memory of Bruce Doolin Henderson, B.E. 1937, founder and chairman of The Boston Consulting Group. It was the desire of The Boston Consulting Group to honor Bruce Henderson for his achievements in the business world, his ingenuity and commitment to excellence, which played a key role in many of The Boston Consulting Group's most influential ideas, including the experience curve and the portfolio concept.
Carin and Todd Barth ScholarshipThe Carin and Todd Barth Scholarship fund was established in 2009 by Carin M. Barth, MBA 1986, and Todd Francis Barth, JD/MBA 1988, to provide scholarship support to deserving students at the Owen Graduate School of Management.
Chad White Scholarship in EntrepreneurshipIn FY2017, Chad B. White, MBA 1998, established the Chad White Scholarship in Entrepreneurship. The donor established the fund to provide financial support for deserving second-year MBA students at the Owen Graduate School of Management who are interested in entrepreneurship. To be eligible for this scholarship, students must have a business concept or idea or must have already started a business. This scholarship is to support students who have an interest in entrepreneurship and are exhibiting leadership by creating collaborative solutions.
Dean Samuel B. and Evelyn R. Richmond ScholarshipThe Dean Samuel B. and Evelyn R. Richmond Scholarships were established in 2004 by David B. Ingram, MBA 1989, and John R. Ingram, MBA 1986, to provide financial assistance for deserving first-and/or second-year students who meet the requirements of merit scholarship recipients enrolled at the Vanderbilt Owen Graduate School of Management. Preference will be given to qualified students who need financial assistance. The fund was established to honor the distinguished legacy of leadership and service of former Dean Samuel B. Richmond, who transformed the Owen Graduate School of Management from a small regional graduate school of business into one of the nation's best. He came to Vanderbilt as dean of Owen in 1976 and retired in 1986. During the 10 years he was dean, the student body grew from 80 students to 400; the faculty increased from seven to 40 and the curriculum was transformed from one emphasizing a behavioral approach to management to one based on strong core courses that relied on proven educational methods. Samuel B. Richmond died in 2003.
Douglas W. Binns Memorial ScholarThe Douglas W. Binns Memorial Scholarship Fund was established in 1985 by Mrs. Josephine Binns, B.S. 1930, to provide scholarship support to an outstanding student studying marketing at the Vanderbilt Owen Graduate School of Management. This fund was established in memory of Mrs. Josephine Binns' late husband, Douglas W. Binns.
E. Bronson Ingram ScholarshipThe E. Bronson Ingram Scholarship fund was established in 2007 by David B. Ingram, MBA 1989, to provide financial support for outstanding students at the Vanderbilt Owen Graduate School of Management. The scholarships are designed to recognize E. Bronson Ingram, one of the nation's most distinguished business leaders and former chairman of the Vanderbilt University Board of Trust from 1991 until his death in 1995.
Edmund B. Fitzgerald Scholarship in Global CompetitivenessThe Edmund B. Fitzgerald Scholarship in Global Competitiveness was established in 2013 through the bequest of Edmund B. Fitzgerald to support deserving graduate students at the Owen Graduate School of Management. It was determined that this scholarship should be awarded to a second-year student who, during his or her first year at the Owen Graduate School of Management, exhibits an extraordinary grasp of the principles of global competitiveness.
Edna B. Morris and John A. Morris ScholarshipThe Edna B. and John A. Morris Scholarship fund was established in 1985 through the estate of John A. Morris to provide scholarship support to deserving students at the Owen Graduate School of Management. The scholarship was established in honor of Edna and John A. Morris, a stockbroker and early leader of the modern investment industry. The Morris family also has a longstanding history with American thoroughbred racing. Mr. Morris was president for many years of the Thoroughbred Racing Association.
Elinor Böer ScholarshipThe Elinor Böer Scholarship fund was established in 2008 by Professor Germain Böer to provide scholarship support for deserving students at the Vanderbilt Owen Graduate School of Management. The purpose of this scholarship shall be to attract those talented students who display a strong entrepreneurial spirit. Specifically, it may be awarded to students who wish to build their own companies or business enterprises while earning an MBA degree. Professor Emeritus Germain Böer, B.S., MBA., PhD., arrived at Owen in 1977 and served as professor of management and as interim dean ('86-'87). He has received awards for his teachings, writings, and business advocacy, and has made Owen a hub for entrepreneurial activity in the region with his specialized focus on entrepreneurship. Professor Böer tirelessly supported the Owen Graduate School of Management and its students, and established this fund in memory of his beloved wife, Elinor.
Frank M. and Ann S. Bumstead ScholarshipThe Frank M. and Ann S. Bumstead Scholarship was established in 2004 by Frank M. Bumstead, MM 1972, to provide merit-based scholarship support to deserving students at the Vanderbilt Owen Graduate School of Management. Preference should be given to a student from West Texas (west of Ft. Worth). Secondary preference should be given to students from Texas.
Germain Böer Seed Scholarship in EntrepreneurshipThe Germain Böer Seed Scholarship in Entrepreneurship was established in 2009 by Eric J. Hall, MBA 1978, to provide scholarship support to students enrolled at the Owen Graduate School of Management at Vanderbilt who indicate an interest in Entrepreneurship. The scholarship was created to recognize Professor Emeritus Germain Böer, who launched the Center for Entrepreneurship at Owen. Professor Böer was a champion for those interested in taking a different career path and pursuing the challenge of ntrepreneurship. The inclusion of the word "seed" in the name is important as most entrepreneurs receive seed funding to launch their ventures. It is up to them to take that seed funding and create enough value to raise the next round of funding. Eric J. Hall hopes that the scholarship will provide the seed funding to launch the career of the next Owen entrepreneur.
Greg Shipe Memorial FundThe Greg Shipe Memorial Fund was established in 2006 by Dr. and Mrs. Bruce V. Shipe to provide scholarship support for deserving graduate students enrolled in the MBA program at the Vanderbilt Owen Graduate School of Management. Preference in awarding should be given to students who, like Greg, began the program after several years of work experience. Greg Shipe, MBA 2004, flourished during his time at Owen. The fund was established to commemorate Greg's life and alleviate some of the financial burden of students who demonstrate a commitment to both their peers and to Owen, similar to Greg.
Hans R. Stoll ScholarshipThe Hans R. Stoll Scholarship was established in 2010 by Mabel M. Chan and Thomas S. Y. Ho to provide scholarship support to deserving students enrolled at the Vanderbilt Owen Graduate School of Management. The scholarship was established to celebrate Professor Hans R. Stoll's 30th year at Owen. Preference in awarding will be given to students whose intended concentration is finance.
Hawkins ScholarshipThe Hawkins Scholarship fund was established in 2010 by Mr. John David Hawkins, MBA 1992, to provide scholarship support for deserving students at the Vanderbilt Owen Graduate School of Management.
Henry D. Jamison Scholarship FundThe Henry D. Jamison Scholarship Fund was established in 1952 by Henry D. Jamison, Jr., to provide scholarship support for students at the Vanderbilt Owen Graduate School of Management.
Ingram Scholarships at OGSMThe Ingram Scholarship Fund at OGSM was established in 2003 through the Ingram Charitable Fund to provide scholarship support to students at the Vanderbilt Owen Graduate School of Management.
Innovation in Leadership ScholarshipThe Innovation in Leadership Scholarship was established in 2013 by William Douglas Parker, Jr., MBA 1986, to provide financial support for deserving students at the Owen Graduate School of Management. The fund was established in honor of Dean James W. Bradford, JD 1973, who while dean, created and developed the Leadership Development Program at the Owen Graduate School of Management. It is the donor's preference that the scholarship be awarded to well-rounded students who enter the MBA program with non-business undergraduate degrees. Examples of such degrees could include, but are not limited to, liberal arts, humanities, foreign languages, marketing and economics.
J.C. Bradford ScholarshipThe J. C. Bradford Scholarship was established in 2001 by Mr. James Cowden Bradford, Jr., to provide merit-based scholarship support to students enrolled at the Vanderbilt Owen Graduate School of Management. The recipient of this scholarship is to be chosen by the Dean and Office of Academic Affairs.
J. Dewey Daane Endowed Scholarship FundThe J. Dewey Daane Endowed Scholarship Fund was established in 1990 by multiple donors to provide merit-based scholarship support to a second-year MBA student with exemplary academic credentials who has a demonstrated interest in international management at the Vanderbilt Owen Graduate School of Management. This scholarship honors J. Dewey Daane for significant contributions to the Owen Graduate School of Management from 1974 to 1989 as the Frank K. Houston Professor of Finance and Valere Blair Potter Professor of Management. In addition to teaching, J. Dewey Daane also has had a distinguished career in government, including 35 years of combined service with the Federal Reserve System and the U.S. Treasury Department.
James R. Gordon Scholarship in Entrepreneurial LeadershipThe James R. Gordon Scholarship for Entrepreneurial Leadership was established in 2000 by Aspect Communications Corporation to provide an award to a deserving Owen MBA student who seeks to pursue the field of telecommunications and electronic commerce (TEC) or other such fields that, in the future may be the successor focus areas to that of TEC at the Vanderbilt Owen Graduate School of Management. Aspect Communications Corporation made this donation in honor of James R. Gordon, MBA 1976, founder, president and CEO of TCS Management Group, Inc. TCS developed and sold workforce management software systems for call centers. Aspect, also a leader in the call center market, purchased TCS in 1995.
John Ingram Associates ScholarshipThe John Ingram Associates Scholarship was established by John R. Ingram, MBA 1986, to provide financial support for deserving students enrolled at the Owen Graduate School of Management at Vanderbilt. A former member of the Vanderbilt Board of Trust, Mr. Ingram served on the Vanderbilt Children's Hospital Phase 1 Building Campaign, on the National Commodore Club Board of Directors and as a member of the Shape the Future Campaign Steering Committee for Athletics.
Lisa Froeb ScholarshipThe Lisa Froeb Scholarship was established in 2011 by Professor Luke M. Froeb, associate professor of management at the Vanderbilt Owen Graduate School of Management, to provide financial support for deserving students at the Vanderbilt Owen Graduate School of Management. With this gift, Luke M. Froeb wants to recognize all those who learned to think clearly by taking economics at Owen and to encourage others to become clear thinkers by taking economics at Owen.
Liz and Russ Fleischer ScholarshipElizabeth Anne Fleischer, MBA ’92, and Russell Lawrence Fleischer, MBA ’91, of Fort Worth, Texas, established the Liz and Russ Fleischer Scholarship to provide financial support for deserving students at the Vanderbilt Owen Graduate School of Management.The Fleischers met while attending the Vanderbilt Owen Graduate School of Management and establish the fund out of gratitude for their MBA education. Preference in awarding the fund will be for a student with three­ years or less of work experience who attended a liberal arts college.
Mark A. Tillinger ScholarshipThe Mark A. Tillinger Scholarship was established in 2007 by Mark A. Tillinger, B.A. 1981, MBA 1982, to provide need-based scholarship support to deserving students at the Vanderbilt Owen Graduate School of Management.
Martin S. Geisel Memorial ScholarshipThe Martin S. Geisel Memorial Scholarship was established in 1999 by multiple donors to provide scholarship support to a deserving Latin American student enrolled in the Vanderbilt Owen Graduate School of Management. This fund was established in memory of Marty Geisel, former dean of Vanderbilt Owen Graduate School of Management, and to honor the development of Owen's international curriculum and international study body during his tenure.
Max Adler ScholarshipThe Max Adler Scholarship was established in 2007 to provide financial support to students at the Vanderbilt Owen Graduate School of Management. Originally this fund was named the Max Adler Student Investment Fund and was established in 1982 by Mrs. Mimi Adler to provide students in the finance association at the Vanderbilt Owen Graduate School of Management the opportunity to learn about investing in a very practical way. Through the success of investments made by the students over the years, the fund grew to a level that could support the creation of an endowed scholarship in Mr. Max Adler's name.
Melinda Owen Bass ScholarshipThe Melinda Owen Bass Scholarship was established in 1996 through a bequest from Lulu Hampton Owen to provide merit-based scholarship support to deserving students at the Vanderbilt Owen Graduate School of Management. This fund was established in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Owen's daughter, Melinda Owen Bass. The Owen Graduate School of Management is named after Ralph "Peck" Owen, B.A. 1928, and his wife, Mrs. Lulu Hampton Owen.
OGSM ScholarshipsThe OGSM Scholarships fund was established in 1979 by multiple donors to provide need-based scholarship support to students enrolled in the Vanderbilt Owen Graduate School of Management.
Peter E. Veruki ScholarshipThe Peter E. Veruki Scholarship fund was established in 2012 by multiple donors to provide scholarship support for deserving students at the Vanderbilt Owen Graduate School of Management. This fund was established in honor of former staff member Peter E. Veruki and to recognize all he has done for Owen. Preference is given to students with an interest in finance.
Ralph Owen, Jr., ScholarshipThe Ralph Owen, Jr., Scholarship was established in 1996 through a bequest from Lulu Hampton Owen to provide merit-based scholarship support to deserving students at the Vanderbilt Owen Graduate School of Management. This fund was established in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Owen's son, Ralph Owen, Jr. The Owen Graduate School of Management is named after Ralph "Peck" Owen, B.A. 1928, and his wife, Mrs. Lulu Hampton Owen.
Reita Nirankari Agarwal Endowed Scholarship FundThis scholarship is to support a Vanderbilt University MD candidate who is pursuing the joint MD/MBA degree at the Owen Graduate School of Management. The recipient should demonstrate commitment to serving the community or underserved populations. The scholarship is dedicated to Satguru Mata Sawinder Hardev Ji of the Universal Brotherhood-Nirankari Mission. The donor's desire is for this fund to promote the bridging of humanity piece by piece for a “World Without Walls” and to help young gifted future medical graduates who have helped those who are less fortunate.
Richard S. Weinberg Memorial ScholarshipThe Richard S. Weinberg Memorial Scholarship was established in 1995 by the Richard S. Weinberg Charitable Foundation and multiple donors to provide need-based scholarship support for deserving students at the Owen Graduate School of Management. This scholarship is awarded to an outstanding second-year student concentrating in finance. This fund was established in memory of Richard S. Weinberg, B.A. 1983, MBA 1985, who passed away in 1994. Richard was a member of the Owen Alumni Association Board of Directors and worked tirelessly on behalf of the school in the New York financial community before his untimely death.
Selby and Richard McRae Family Foundation ScholarshipThe Selby and Richard McRae Family Foundation Scholarship was established in 2013 by Ronald D. McRae III, MBA 2005, and the Selby and Richard McRae Foundation to provide need-based scholarship support to deserving students at the Vanderbilt Owen Graduate School of Management. It is the Donors' preference that the fund support MBA students that are United States citizens concentrating in marketing, finance or entrepreneurship who will advance the Owen Graduate School of Management as a premier business program.
The Sagebrush Fund ScholarshipThe Sagebrush Fund Scholarship was established in 2011 by Dale Kussic Leo, MBA 2005, and Wesley Eugene Murry, MBA 2006, to provide scholarship support to deserving students at the Owen Graduate School of Management.
The Taylor Force Memorial ScholarshipIn FY2016, an anonymous donor established the Taylor Force Memorial Scholarship. The donor established the fund to provide financial support for deserving students at the Owen Graduate School of Management. First preference in awarding is given to qualified students at the Owen Graduate School of Management who are graduates of the United States Military Academy at West Point. Second preference in awarding is given to qualified students at the Owen Graduate School of Management who are graduates of the United States Air Force Academy or the United States Naval Academy. This scholarship was created in memory of Taylor Allen Force, who died tragically in a terrorist attack while on a school-sponsored trip in conjunction with his MBA studies at Vanderbilt.
Thomas J. Hammond ScholarshipIn 2014, Cheryl Hammond established the Thomas J. Hammond Scholarship to provide need-based financial support for deserving students at the Owen Graduate School of Management. Donor wishes to provide this scholarship to an MBA student who would not be able to attend Owen Graduate School of Management without this financial assistance. First preference in awarding will be for a male student who is a U.S. citizen. Second preference will be for a female student who is a U.S. citizen. Cheryl Hammond established the fund to commemorate the distinguished career of Thomas “Tom” Hammond, MBA 1976. After graduation from Vanderbilt University, Tom entered the grain business as a young trainee, ultimately joining Columbia Grain in 1978 as part of the original management team. At Columbia Grain, Tom was involved in many merchandising and trading functions, and became CEO and President serving in such capacity from 2000 until his untimely demise in 2013. Under Tom’s skillful leadership the company thrived and became a substantial exporter of U.S. grain from the Pacific Northwest. Throughout his long and productive career, Tom took the time to mentor many young professionals, both at Columbia Gran and in the grain business in general. It is the goal of this scholarship to continue that legacy in his memory.
Tse-Liang Soong Scholarship FundThe Tse-Liang Soong Scholarship Fund was established in 1994 by Mrs. Maying His Soong to provide scholarship support to students studying in the field of international finance or banking at the Vanderbilt Owen Graduate School of Management. Mrs. Soong established this fund in memory of her late husband, Tse-Liang Soon, Class of 1921.
Victor and Gayle Mavar ScholarshipThe Victor and Gayle Mavar Scholarship was established in 2003 by Geoffrey Mavar, MBA 1990, Victor Mavar, Sr., and Gayle Mavar to provide financial support for deserving students at the Owen Graduate School of Management. The recipient of the scholarship should be a student who has a learning disability and who is a graduate of a high school in Mississippi. In considering prospective students, the first priority should be given to students with dyslexia. Second priority should be given to students with sight or hearing impairment. A student who satisfies this preference will then be selected on the basis of the criteria outlined in the agreement signed by the donors and Vanderbilt in 2003. This fund was established to recognize and enhance special support that the Owen School gives to students with learning disabilities.
Virginia Banks and Fred W. Lazenby Honor ScholarshipThe Virginia Banks and Fred W. Lazenby Honor Scholarship was established as an annually funded scholarship in 1995 by Fred 'Ted' W. Lazenby, B.A. 1954, and Virginia 'Gigi' Banks Lazenby, B.A. 1967, MBA. 1973, to provide support to students at the Owen Graduate School of Management. Preference in awarding is given to outstanding rising second year female students who have a concentration in finance at the Owen Graduate School of Management.
Webb Follin ScholarshipThe Webb Follin Scholarship was established in 2004 by the Dickson Foundation to provide scholarship support to deserving students showing promise and excellence at the Owen Graduate School of Management. The scholarship honors the memory of Webb Follin, B.A. 1942, who was a community supporter of the Owen School. It was the desire of close friend Rush Dickson III, MBA 1978, to recognize Follin for his contributions to the school and university through a scholarship.
Wigginton Memorial ScholarshipThe Wigginton Memorial Scholarship was established in 1989 by multiple donors to provide scholarship support to a top finance student at the Vanderbilt Owen Graduate School of Management. This fund was established in memory of Georgia Wigginton, B.A. 1922, and former Vanderbilt University Trustee Madison (Matt) Wigginton, B.A. 1922, M.A. 1923, one of the founders of the Owen Graduate School of Management.
Wilbert E. Chope Memorial ScholarshipThe Wilbert E. Chope Memorial Scholarship was established in 1988 by Douglas B. Chope, B.S. 1986, MBA 1988, and his family to provide merit-based scholarship support to students in the Vanderbilt Owen Graduate School of Management. This fund was established in honor of Wilbert E. Chope, B.E. 1945, founder and CEO of Industrial Nucleonics/AccuRay, a manufacturer of industrial process controls in Columbus, Ohio. Mr. Chope attended Vanderbilt prior to his service in WWII. His son Doug carried on the family tradition by graduating from the Engineering School in 1986 and from the Vanderbilt Owen Graduate School of Management in 1988.
William E. Walker ScholarshipThe William E. Walker Scholarship was established in 2001 by Gloria Walker and William Edward Walker III, B.A. 1988, MBA 1992, to provide scholarship support to an outstanding first-year student in the Vanderbilt Owen Graduate School of Management who has demonstrated characteristics of leadership, honesty and integrity and who has an interest in entrepreneurship. Donors established this fund in memory of their late husband and father, William E. Walker Jr. a Vanderbilt student in 1950.
William G. Christie ScholarshipIn FY2006, Wendell Switzer Reilly, MBA 1983, established the William G. Christie Scholarship. In FY2013, Emily Baker Tobin, B.A. 1987, MBA 1992, made additional contributions to the fund. The fund provides support to deserving students based on academic merit, with a preference to those who have financial need, at the Owen Graduate School of Management. The donors established the fund to honor the former Dean and professor of finance, William G. Christie, for his service and dedication to the school.
William S. Cochran ScholarshipIn 2015, Vanderbilt University established the William S. Cochran Scholarship with proceeds from a Northwestern Mutual life insurance policy that William S. Cochran, B.A. 1959, established during his lifetime. During his lifetime, Mr. Cochran served as the Major Gifts chairman of the Centennial Campaign. The fund provides needs-based support for deserving students at the Owen Graduate School of Management.