This year the Mount is proud to announce Amara Jerome, James Morris, and Naila Strong as the Class of 2021 Third Century Scholar representatives. The Third Century Scholars Program has helped almost two dozen academically distinguished minority students attend the Mount during the last decade.
Students in the Third Century Scholars program earn a college degree and return home to serve their communities. Many program members will be the first members of the families to attend college, and rewards are renewable each year as long as the student remains in good academic standing.
After graduation, the Third Century Scholars attend graduate school to pursue careers in a wide range of fields, such as consulting, finance, law, government, science, medicine, and public service. Several of the Third Century Scholars are also part of the university’s honors program.
The scholarships for this program have been made possible thanks to Mount Associate Provost for Student Engagement & Success Paula Whetsel-Ribeau and Fred Reynolds, who works both in the office of the provost and department of athletics.
The Mount’s Third Century Scholar Program is funded by Joseph Horning Jr., class of 1953, and his wife, Lynne Horning. “As a Mount graduate and a native-born Washingtonian, I have always sought out opportunities where I can bring together my love for my alma mater, my love for my hometown and my lifetime commitment to helping African-Americans,” said Horning.
“We’re extremely grateful for the generosity and kindness that Mr. Horning has shown to our Third Century Scholars,” said Mount St. Mary’s University President Timothy E. Trainor, Ph.D. “Through his vision and support, Mr. Horning has helped numerous students not only gain a college education, but develop the character and desire to help others after graduation.”