UMS-Wright has been committed to providing a quality education for all who can benefit from it. The named scholarships allow UMS-Wright to offer students opportunities that otherwise might not be available. It is the addition of these students who enrich the overall learning environment for everyone at UMS-Wright. If you are interested in honoring or memorializing a friend or family member by funding a scholarship in their name, please contact Dennis Ring, Director of the UMS-Wright Foundation at firstname.lastname@example.org or 470-9002.
The Mary Edna McCall Scholarship
The Mary McCall scholarship was given by Daniel Thompson McCall, Jr., class of 1927, in loving memory of his wife Mary Edna McCall, wife, mother, and grandmother of UMS-Wright graduates.
The Daniel T. McCall, Jr., Scholarship
The Daniel T. McCall scholarship was established by Mrs. Nancy McCall Poyner in loving memory of her father, Judge Daniel Thompson McCall, Jr., UMS Class of 1927. Judge McCall had a distinguished career as an attorney and judge. During his life, he served as a member of the Supreme Court of the State of Alabama and was a founding member of the Board of Trustees of Julius T. Wright School for Girls.
The Jay White-Spunner Scholarships
The Jay White-Spunner Scholarships are funded by contributions from family and friends of Jay White-Spunner. During his life, Mr. White-Spunner achieved notoriety as a businessman who gained success through hard work and a positive outlook on life. He touched others through his optimistic, energetic life.
The Edward Chesley Greene, Sr. Scholarship
The Edward Greene, Sr. scholarship is given in honor of Eddie Greene who was a UMS-Wright parent, a UMS-Wright trustee and UMS-Wright Board Chairman. This is awarded to a student who makes obvious contributions to UMS-Wright, and sets a good example for other students by giving their best effort in all they do each day.
The Edward Chesley Greene, Jr. Scholarship
The Edward Greene, Jr. scholarship is awarded to a student who has a contagious, uplifting personality, and exemplifies the qualities of loyalty, humility, and friendship – all of which Edward possessed. The award is made possible by the Greene family, the UMS-Wright Class of 1996, the Vanderbilt University class of 2000, and many others whose lives were touched by Edward. His determination to excel and his intent to enjoy everything he endeavored set him apart as a leader. Click here to donate to the Edward Green, Jr. Scholarship
The Lyon Newell Scholarship
While at UMS-Wright, Lyon was an unwavering teammate and a loyal friend. The Lyon Newell Scholarship is awarded to a student who displays these characteristics as well as having a positive impact on UMS-Wright. The award is made possible by Mrs. Hetty Newell, Lyon’s mother, Mr. James Newell, Lyon’s father, and by friends of Lyon and his family. Lyon and the other members of the Class of 1998 displayed both good humor and helped those around them enjoy their time at school and school events. Even among a class filled with memorable individuals, Lyon Newell still stood out from the crowd. Click here to donate to the Lyon Newell Scholarship
The Eddie Holmes Legacy Scholarship
The Eddie Holmes Legacy scholarship honors the memory of one of UMS-Wright’s most iconic staff members. Coach Eddie Holmes was one of the most successful high school coaches in Alabama High School sports history. In particular, his teams’ excellence in both golf and basketball resulted in his being selected to the Alabama High School Athletic Association’s Hall of Fame. He excelled as a player and coach in multiple sports, and his competitive spirit helped him in both of these roles. Click here to donate to the Eddie Holmes Legacy Scholarship
The Elizabeth Worley Haffner Scholarship
Betsy Haffner was an educator who taught at Julius T. Wright School for Girls. She was the first female Board member, serving on the Boards of Trustees of UMS and UMS-Wright from 1985-1996. The Elizabeth Worley Haffner Memorial Scholarship has been established to honor the memory of this very special lady by her son Chip, UMS-Wright Class of 1990, and his wife Stephanie. Betsy always demonstrated good judgment, great insight, and unwavering compassion. Most of all, she was a person who loved and cherished her family.
The Mr. and Mrs. H.W. Thurber, Jr., Scholarship
This award was established by family members of Mr. and Mrs. H.W. Thurber, Jr., who were known by their family and friends as Chum and Catharine. Chum was one of the visionary businessmen who made possible Mobile’s economic and cultural growth after World War II. Mr. Thurber was also a member of the UMS Board of Trustees, and he and Catharine helped shape the lives of Mobilians who continue to lead our city today.
The Krisanna Elisabeth Roberts Scholarship
The Krisanna Elisabeth Roberts Scholarship is presented to a rising senior whose enthusiastic participation in the arts programs here at UMS-Wright has contributed significantly to their successes. The recipient must display an obvious love for and commitment to the fine and performing arts through consistent enrollment in arts classes and involvement in extracurricular arts events. This award is made possible by friends of Krisanna Roberts who wish to encourage UMS-Wright students to emulate her optimism and pure joy in celebrating life through the arts. In her brief fifteen years, Krisanna never wavered in her belief that life is to be lived fully and well. She was happy for the smallest or largest part in a play or concert, and when she wasn’t performing or creating art herself, she was in the audience or the gallery cheering her friends and classmates along. Expressing herself through art was so much a part of Krisanna that her favorite pastime was drawing and painting through which she showed us time and again how beautiful life was to her. This is our most recently named scholarship and the only one that recognizes a student who strives and achieves in the arts, just as Krisanna, one of UMS-Wright’s “noblest” spirits, excelled in a world of creativity, imagination, and performance. - Click Here to Donate to the Krisanna Elisabeth Roberts Scholarship
The David Miller Award
David Miller was one of UMS-Wright’s most talented, competitive, and successful student-athletes in the school’s sports history. He led his high school golf team to multiple state championships before accepting a golf scholarship to SEC powerhouse and NCAA Champion, the University of Georgia. After a collegiate career filled with individual and team awards, David spent some time as a pro golfer, but he eventually chose to leave professional golf to dedicate himself to being a father and husband. He then moved on to be the assistant pro at Steelwood Country Club where he taught golf lessons. His love for the game and positive influence on golfers throughout the Southeast has lasted beyond his untimely death. Click Here to Donate to the David Miller Award
Director of the UMS-Wright Foundation
Nationwide, Schools of 700 or more students
Median Endowment is 16,811,133 for an average of $17,009 per student.
UMS-Wright is currently at $9,487,639 which is $7,348 per student.
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