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Elaine Marie Danehy, 1975

The Elaine M. Danehy
Memorial Scholarship Fund

at Bridgewater State University

Alexander E. Sidorowicz, 1996

The Alexander E. Sidorowicz
Memorial Scholarship Fund

at Towson University

 


About the Scholarship
The Elaine M. Danehy Memorial Scholarship is awarded annually to a student attending or about to attend
Bridgewater State University (BSU) on a need basis. The recipient, if possible, is a female graduate of the Archbishop Williams High School in Braintree, Massachusetts. The annual amount of the scholarship will vary, based on the size of the endowment, but will be approximately $600-$700 per year. The language of the award is such that a needy student who does not meet those criteria may still be awarded the scholarship. The award is to benefit a student or students with a quality point average of 3.0 or higher in a program of study leading to an undergraduate degree at BSU.

About the College
Bridgewater State University is a liberal arts and teacher's college located in Bridgewater, Massachusetts, about 30 miles south of Boston.

How to Apply for the Scholarship
The scholarship award is made by the Financial Aid office of Bridgwater State University. You should direct any request for consideration to Richard Cost, Vice President of Institutional Advancement. You can also check other financial aid available at BSU by clicking on the financial aid link.

How to Donate to the Scholarship Fund
If you want to contribute a tax deductible gift to this scholarship fund, you may do so by mailing your donation directly to:

Bridgewater State University Annual Fund
Bridgewater State University Foundation
P.O. Box 42
Bridgwater, MA  02324
508 697-1290

Your contribution should be directed to the Elaine M. Danehy Memorial Scholarship Fund. You may also contact Lori Benson, the Asistant Director, Donor Relations and Stewardship, via email at Bridgewater State University.

About the Namesake
Elaine Marie Danehy was 28 years old when she died tragically and suddenly on May 4, 1976. A lifelong resident of Massachusetts, Elaine graduated from Archbishop Williams High School in 1966, and from Bridgewater State College in 1970. She was a generous, loving, and effervescent person with many friends. Her untimely death was a profound loss for her parents and family as well as her many friends and associates.

The Recipients

  • The award of this scholarship made in 2006 was to Stacey Takis, a freshman majoring in Elementary and Special Education.

  • The award of this scholarship made in September 2005 was to Mary Curran, a freshman from Brocton, Massachusetts.

  • The fourth award of this scholarship was made in September, 2002 to Alison Guillot, a graduate of Bishop Connolly High School.

  • The third award of this scholarship was made in September, 2001 to Lori Mickiewicz, a graduate of Trinity Catholic High School in Newton, Massachusetts.

  • The second award of this scholarship was made in September, 2000 to Colleen Clarke, a senior from Bridgewater, Massachusetts.

  • The first award of this scholarship was made in January, 2000 to Stephen D. Boyd, a freshman from Braintree, Massachusetts.

  • The Benefactors
    This scholarship fund was initially funded in November, 1994 by Elaine's family and friends in order to provide a lasting memorial and tribute to a wonderful woman whose life affected many people in a very positive way. The fund continues to grow each year through continued contributions by friends and family more than 30 years after her death.

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    About the Scholarship
    The Alexander E. Sidordowicz Memorial Fund scholarship is awarded annually, on a need basis, to a student attending
    Towson University.

    About the College
    Towson University is a liberal arts university located in Towson, Maryland, a suburb of Baltimore, Maryland.

    How to Apply for the Scholarship
    The scholarship award is made by the Financial Aid office of Towson University. You can also e-mail the department for information.

    How to Donate to the Scholarship Fund
    If you want to contribute a tax deductible gift to this scholarship fund, you may do so by mailing your donation directly to:

    Towson University Foundation, Inc.
    8000 York Road
    Towson, Maryland   21204-7097

    Your contribution should be directed to the Alexander E. Sidorowicz Memorial Fund.

    About the Namesake
    Alex Sidorowicz was the Dean of the College of Fine Arts and Communications at Towson University when he was killed in a car accident returning from a university conference at the Wye Plantation on Maryland's Eastern Shore on December 7, 1996.

    Everyone who knew him spoke of his "passion for life" and that he lived life to the fullest. A musician and composer by profession, he embraced all the arts. Although a full-time administrator for the last fifteen years of his life, he remained an active composer and performer, and had recently added the performance of modern dance and dance improvisation to his long list of passions. He was an avid motorcyclist, gourmet cook, nature lover and bird watcher, and a loving husband, stepfather and grandfather to his beloved family.

    The Recipients
    The annual scholarship of $500.00 rotates among the five departments in the college. The first award, given in 1997, went to a Dance major, 1998 to a Mass Communications student, 1999 to a Music student, 2000 will be to Theater, and 2001 to Art.

    The Benefactors
    Because of his strong belief that students were the most important element of a university, his wife, family, and many friends established this scholarship in his memory.





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    Last updated December 19, 2013