St. Marys Ryken senior Stephanie Schindler formally accepted the St. Marys College of Maryland Joseph and Kathleen Garner Endowed Scholarship on May 27. Schindler will attend St. Marys starting in the fall. (Pictured left to right: Kathy and Chris Schindler, parents of Stephanie Schindler; Stephanie Schindler, scholarship recipient; Don Bowman, interim vice president for development, St. Marys College; Mary Joy Hurlburt, president, St. Marys Ryken High School)
ST. MARYS CITY, Md. (May 28, 2014)On Tuesday, May 27, during an official signing ceremony on the campus of St. Marys College of Maryland, St. Marys Ryken High School senior Stephanie Schindler formally accepted the St. Marys College of Maryland Joseph and Kathleen Garner Endowed Scholarship. The need-based scholarship fund, established in February 2012, provides tuition and supplementary co-curricular support to a student attending St. Marys College, with preference for St. Marys Ryken High School graduates.
Vice President for Enrollment Management and Dean of Admissions Gary Sherman, said, Stephanie was a perfect candidate for the Joseph and Kathleen Garner Scholarship. While maintaining a stellar academic record, Stephanie has been a student athlete as a junior varsity and varsity cheerleader, a community volunteer and has even held a job during her senior year. We welcome Stephanie to St. Marys College and look forward to the contributions she will make as a student.
In her remarks during the ceremony, St. Marys Ryken President Mary Joy Hurlburt told Schindler the scholarship is a wonderful gift and life-changing opportunity. The college [St. Marys College] is renowned and I know youll do great things.
Schindler, who was at work when she received the phone call notifying her that she had been selected, said, Ive worked really hard for this. Im really excited about the scholarship. Its an amazing opportunity and I am so grateful.
In establishing the endowment, Joseph and Kathleen Garner wish to provide students with a complete experience, void of the need for supplemental loans, so that their education and the experiences that support it, are their focus. Joseph Garner graduated from St. Marys Ryken High School in 1966 and from St. Marys College in 1974. Kathleen Garner graduated from the University of Maryland and served as a teacher in the St. Marys County region.
Leadership at both St. Marys College and St. Marys Ryken praise the scholarship for underscoring the strong relationship between the two institutions.