Mary Dimond Scholarship
The Mary Dimond Scholarship was established in honor of Ms. Mary Berthina Brooks Dimond who served as Foreign Student Advisor at Lewis & Clark from 1966 until her retirement in 1980. In 1982 the College chose to honor Mrs. Dimond’s long-time service and many contributions to international education by establishing a scholarship for international students in Mrs. Dimond’s name.
The criteria for the scholarship are based on the same qualities that Mrs. Dimond set as an example in her own life and work: excellent scholarship, a well-rounded personality, a special commitment to community service, and involvement in campus activities and organizations.
Initial contributions to the scholarship came from family, colleagues, and friends of Mrs. Dimond. A number of Friendship Families, a program that Mrs. Dimond established, also contributed. For many years following her retirement, Mrs. Dimond served on the selection committee for the scholarship. She continued to make contributions to the College and to international education until her death on April 18, 2006.
Only selected international students are invited to apply for the Mary Dimond Scholarship. The selection process occurs in the fall semester for the following academic year. To qualify for an invitation, students must: (1) have earned between 29 and 93 semester hours. (2) currently receive need-based financial aid from Lewis & Clark; (3) plan to enroll for both semesters of the next academic year; and (4) have earned a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher. The amount of the scholarship award varies according to market conditions, but in recent years it has been approximately $4,000.
Applications will be sent in October to eligible students.
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Mary Dimond Scholarship Winners
|Sonali Gunasekera||Sri Lanka||86-87|
|Fakrudeen Husein||Sri Lanka||90-91|
|Nalin De Mel||Sri Lanka||92-93|
|Nalin De Mel (repeat winner)||Sri Lanka||92-93|
|Ching Li Chan||Singapore||08-09|
|Minjia (Jasmine) Yan||China||14-15|
|Yu-Tzu (Grace) Huang||Taiwan||15-16|
|Qianli (Lionel) Miao||China||17-18|