Vice President for Development and Planned Giving
The Carol A. Leary Endowed Scholarship Fund for First Generation College Students
If you were to ask President Leary what she considers her greatest accomplishment to be, she would likely point to the thousands of women who – despite the odds – now have a college degree thanks to Bay Path.
As the first in her own family to achieve a college degree, to Dr. Carol Leary, scholarship support is personal. With a gift to The Carol A. Leary Endowed Scholarship Fund for First Generation College Students, you make a personal investment in the life of a woman with dreams of higher education.
Attending and remaining at Bay Path would have been impossible without this scholarship. As the first in my family to go to college, I felt a great deal of pressure to succeed. Thanks to the Carol A. Leary Scholarship, much of that went away and I was able to focus on what mattered most: achieving my degree. I know that my success today is due to the generosity of so many others who believed in me and saw my potential. Thank you!" –Kelly ’14, legal studies
I would never want circumstances to prevent someone deserving of an education to be deprived of one. I understand the unique demands and pressures of being a first-generation college student, and I am honored to have the ability to give back." –Stephanie ’05
In celebration of Dr. Carol A. Leary's 20th year as president of Bay Path, alumni and friends made gifts to this special and very personal scholarship, and that community support continues today. Please note that all endowed scholarships have been created within the context of the Bay Path University mission and are therefore intended for Bay Path students. Scholarships are awarded to students who meet the fund's criteria as determined by the donor and the Office of Financial Aid.