The Mary Blackwell Barnes Memorial Scholarship Overview
Virginia Women in Public Finance has a scholarship program that provides, annually, up to five recipients with a scholarship in the amount of $1,000 to $5,000. The scholarship is named in honor of Mary Blackwell Barnes, a dedicated servant of public finance. Mary passed away in 2009 at the age of 44, but her memory lives on through the contributions she made to public finance in Virginia. The purpose of The Mary Blackwell Barnes Memorial Scholarship program is to:
1) Recognize enrolled female college or graduate level students who have exhibited scholastic achievement and demonstrated leadership skills;
2) Encourage the consideration of careers in finance and, more specifically, public finance; and
3) Provide an opportunity for award recipients to meet women established in the public finance area and expose women to various career options and opportunities.