Our Donors

A. James Clark

A. James Clark

A. James Clark December 2, 1927 – March 20, 2015 Born in Richmond, Virginia in 1927, Alfred James Clark moved to the Washington, DC area with his parents, Woodruff and Sallye (Wray) Clark, when he was six years old. The son of an insurance salesman and a homemaker,...

Allan Thomas Marsh Memorial Scholarship

Allan Thomas Marsh Memorial Scholarship

Allan Thomas Marsh began his teaching career with Montgomery College at the Takoma Park campus in 1964. He later moved to the Rockville campus, where he oversaw the opening of the art department and served as its chairman for many years. Under his leadership, the...

Bill Hard

Bill Hard

“I established the scholarship, first in honor of and then in memory of, my wife for many reasons. As a Foundation Board member I wanted to do something that would be impactful over time on the lives of the College’s students. I wanted to focus on an area of societal...

Clifford and Camille Kendall

Clifford and Camille Kendall

Clifford and Camille Kendall are longtime supporters of higher education scholarships for Maryland institutions, including Montgomery College and institutions within the University System of Maryland. Cliff is the founder and former CEO of Computer Data Systems Inc....

David and Dorothy Mulitz Davidson

David and Dorothy Mulitz Davidson

The David and Dorothy Mulitz Davidson Scholarship at Montgomery College was created by friends and admirers of David and Dorothy Davidson who wanted to create a way to honor their legacy of public service. They decided there was no better way than to help young...

Dr. James T. O’Brien

Dr. James T. O’Brien

Dr. James T. O’Brien -1942-2010 James (Jim) O’Brien was a native of the “tri-cities” area (Albany-Schenectady-Troy) in upstate New York. He lived there throughout the completion of his BS degree in physics at Siena College. He moved to northeast DC while completing...

Dr. Muhammad and Nasreen Yaqub Scholarship

Dr. Muhammad and Nasreen Yaqub Scholarship

This scholarship is named in honor of Dr. Muhammad Yaqub and his wife Nasreen who exemplify the transformative power of education. Muhammad Yaqub was born in India in 1937 and migrated to the newly created country of Pakistan when he was ten years old. Despite...

Dr. Richard Schaengold M.D.

Dr. Richard Schaengold M.D.

This scholarship is established in honor of Richard Schaengold, M.D., by his wife, Marylin and sons, Michael and Howard. Dr. Schaengold was a devoted practitioner of psychiatry for nearly 60 years, who specifically focused on patient care and the well-being of his...

Elinor Ascher

Elinor Ascher

The Elinor Ascher Interior Design Scholarship This scholarship was established in memory of Elinor Ascher by her beloved husband, Bernard, and the Ascher family. Elinor Ascher loved interior design. She served as Home Fashion Coordinator on the interior design staff...

Gloria M. Halpern

Gloria M. Halpern

My big sister, Gloria Halpern, died unexpectedly in a motor vehicle accident on February 11, 2005. She was 56 years old, loved by family, friends, and the Montgomery College Rockville Campus Community. For her last 20-25 years, she taught and became Professor of...

Heather Elizabeth Applewhite Memorial Endowed Scholarship

Heather Elizabeth Applewhite Memorial Endowed Scholarship

This Scholarship helps anyone developing their talent for Art that helps Others, Spiritually.

Janet and Russell Dech Endowed Scholarship

Janet and Russell Dech Endowed Scholarship

My sister, Lois D. Robertson and I, Diane E. Cockrell established the Janet M. and Russell S. Dech Scholarship to honor their commitment to education. They saw education as a means to achieve a career goal whatever that may be. Our parents also reminded us that no...

Joel Atlas Skirble

Joel Atlas Skirble

Joel Atlas Skirble January 22, 1945 – September 3, 2015 “Capitan” Joel Atlas Skirble was born in Pittsburgh in 1945. His father Bill, an entrepreneur in Pittsburgh’s then thriving steel industry, founded the William Phillips Company. Bill died when Joel was eight...

Jonathan Diehl

Jonathan Diehl

Jonathan Diehl was born in Miami, Florida to a Spanish mother and an American father on October 21, 1990. He grew up in Bethesda, Maryland and graduated in 2016 with a Degree in Construction Management from Montgomery College. His interest in construction and the...

Josephine Wilthew

Josephine Wilthew

My mother, Josephine Wilthew, was drawn to the health profession from a very young age. Her circumstances – growing up in poverty in Puerto Rico – limited her ability to pursue her education and fulfill her potential. To honor her life, the Josephine Wilthew Endowed...

Julian Madison Pendleton

Julian Madison Pendleton

Julian was born on July 23, 1981 and was raised and spent most of his life in Montgomery County, Maryland. He loved sports and played baseball, basketball, and football. He also loved music and played the saxophone throughout high school. Julian was such a bright...

Martha Vaughan

Martha Vaughan

Professor Martha Vaughan co-coordinates the Graphic Design and Illustration Program in the Media Arts & Technologies Department at Montgomery College, Rockville campus. In addition, she coordinates the Media Arts Gallery in the Technical Center. Professor Vaughan...