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Conway Scholars: 

The Joanne and William Conway Scholarship Program awards high–achieving, low-income nursing students $10,000 per year; Trinity provides additional financial aid up to the total cost of enrollment.  Most of the Conway Scholars once imagined college an unlikely possibility – yet today they are pursuing degrees and careers in nursing, each with her own story and her own fierce determination to achieve the livelihood of her dreams.DSC_3929

DREAMER Scholars:

DREAMER Scholars come to the United States as children, are educated in American Schools and are eager to attend college and be part of the U.S. economy.  The name DREAMER was termed after the Development Relief and Education for Alien Minors Act that has been proposed several times since 2001, but has yet to pass in Congress.

DREAMERs embrace the name with pride, just as they embrace their new country.  But because of their status as undocumented immigrants, their college options and the financial resources to enroll are significantly limited.

TheDream.US was officially launched in 2014 to offer scholarship support for these students.  Trinity was among the initial group of institutions to become a partner, and at first, was the only private, nonprofit university in the nation to join the program.

The DREAMER Scholars at Trinity feel a special responsibility to do well and are honored to annually welcome new DREAMER Scholars to the Trinity sisterhood.

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Luce Scholars:

Luce Scholars are supported by the generosity of the late Clare Boothe Luce, a Renaissance woman in her own right and a trailblazer.  Clare Boothe Luce had a clear vision of the importance of encouraging the advancement of women in the fields of science and math.  Established through a bequest, and since its first grants in 1989, the national program has become the single most significant source of private support for women in science, mathematics and engineering.

Luce Scholars and faculty participate in science and math research and present at conferences around the country. This scholarship support plays a vital role in the academic pursuits of the Luce Scholars as many of them are the first in their families to attend college.

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Rotterman Scholars:

Established through a trust created by Marie Rotterman, the Helen and Marie Rotterman Scholarship is one of Trinity’s oldest, continuing endowed scholarships. Marie Rotterman was a member of the Class of 1904, the very first class to graduate from Trinity, and Helen was her sister.  Mildred Hubler ’49, one of the trustees of the Rotterman Trust, has played an active role in identifying promising candidates for the scholarship. Rotterman Scholars have a great tradition of continuing on to successful careers.

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Shannon Scholars:

Trinity Alumna Mary McMahon Shannon ’60 and her children established the Shannon Scholarship.

Shannon and her late husband, Phil, shared a deep commitment to quality higher education.  He believed his experience at his alma mater was a life altering opportunity and saw Trinity in the same light.  Knowing this, the Shannon family proposed a scholarship program for Trinity freshmen selected for their scholarship and commitment to excellence.  This generous scholarship extends support to these students throughout their years of study and on to graduation.

Mary Shannon is immensely impressed by these scholars, and stated that she is honored to be investing in Trinity students who have shown initiative and determination while overcoming great adversity. Shannon and her children see the benefit of what Trinity is doing and feel they have a moral obligation to say thank you by giving back.


Contact the Development office at 202-884-9720, or by email at development@trinitydc.edu. Trinity is a 501(C)3 non-profit educational organization. More contact info.

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