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Kristin O'D. '20 and Alice F. '20 were awarded highly competitive merit scholarships.

Honoring Two Senior Scholars

Marymount is thrilled to announce that two Marymount seniors were awarded highly selective, merit-based scholarships this year: Kristin O'D. ’20 was named a Jefferson Scholar at the University of Virginia, and Alice F. ’20 was named a Danforth Scholar at Washington University in St. Louis.

Kristin was awarded one of the most highly selective merit scholarships in the nation: the Jefferson Scholarship at the University of Virginia. Out of 2,000 candidates, Kristin was named one of only thirty-two recipients of the Jefferson Scholarship following a rigorous, highly competitive selection process. Jefferson Scholars demonstrate civic engagement, scholarship, and leadership. In her four years at Marymount, Kristin has personified these values: “At Marymount, I have learned to live my faith through action: asserting the values of justice, mercy, and love, in which I so deeply believe, every day. I have learned to question and analyze the world around me, to decipher when to listen and when to speak. I will enter college and the world beyond with a deep-seated responsibility to my brothers and sisters learned here at Marymount.”

Alice received a highly coveted Danforth Scholarship from Washington University in St. Louis. From 3,000 candidates, only thirteen scholars were chosen from a highly competitive application process. This merit-based scholarship honors students who have demonstrated leadership in service and a strong commitment to community. “Being named a Danforth Scholar validated the strongest elements of my Marymount experience,” Alice explains. “Marymount has provided me with so many opportunities that have greatly broadened and developed my global, political, and intellectual perspective, giving me the confidence to think critically and participate in difficult conversations. When working on the W.O.W. Summit, traveling abroad on study tours and language exchanges, or engaging with the impassioned Marymount student body, I came to understand the significance of a challenging, yet supportive community in my development.” 

We are so proud of these two incredible young women, and we are eager to watch them challenge, shape, and change the world in the future. Congratulations on these truly remarkable achievements!