mount st. mary’s university’s endowment is a source of permanent funding that can be counted on every year, in good times and in bad. growing this source of funding for the mount is one of the most important things we can do for our long-term and short-term well being.
the endowment builders are a group of alumni who have chosen to help the mount grow to a more competitive level by making contributions over time to last forever.
the following endowed scholarships, programs and awards have been made possible through the generous contributions from many alumni and friends of the mount. most of these awards, unless designated otherwise, are made during a student’s freshman year and help to offset some of the costs of the university’s academic scholarship program.
this award is intended to encourage today's catholic youth to live their life modeled on that of thomas merton, an influential 20th century american catholic scholar. established by peter f. o’malley, c’60, and his wife janice o’malley, in memory of eleanor and peter f. o’malley sr. the award is given to only one student who has demonstrated exceptional community service and who strives to live out mount st. mary's university mission.