Wilbraham & Monson is deeply appreciative of those alumni, parents, faculty and friends who have chosen to support the Academy in perpetuity through the creation of an endowed fund. Endowed funds provide WMA with long term financial support critical to our success in making transformational experiences for students. These funds provide unrestricted support for the Academy’s areas of greatest need, or for a specific purpose within the Academy’s mission which may include scholarship, academics, or faculty support.
Those interested in adding to the future stability of the Academy by creating an endowed fund should contact the Office of Advancement. If you wish to make a contribution to an existing fund you may do so by clicking here. Please be sure to name the fund in the comments area of your gift.
- Elizabeth Anschutz Memorial Scholarship
- The Francis M. Austin '46W Scholarship
- John Francis & Bridgie Barrett Scholarship
- The Sandy Bayless '68W Memorial Scholarship
- Henry Wesley and Ruth Benton Scholarship
- S. Prestley & Helen Blake Scholarship
- Julia B. Buxton Scholarship
- The Phil and Cecelie Cardone Scholarship
- William L. Danforth '56W Memorial Scholarship
- The Richard & Bernadine Dooley Scholarship Fund
- William A. Griffin '68W Trust Scholarship
- James D. Hale Scholarship
- Robert T. Hale '55W Scholarship
- The Ratcliffe Hicks Memorial Fund
- The Parker Hodgman '55M Memorial Scholarship
- Myron Holley Scholarship
- Benedict LeStrange Memorial Scholarship
- Carl O. Lindberg Scholarship
- Gregory Albert Merkel '72 Memorial Scholarship:
- George D. Morrow Scholarship
- Brian W. Murphy '03 Memorial Scholarship:
- Reader's Digest Endowed Scholarship
- Sarrouf Family Scholarship
- The Phil and Florence Shaw Scholarship
- E. Carroll Stollenwerck Scholarship
- John A. Sweeney '47M Scholarship
- Philip A. Sweeney Scholarship
- Anne Symes Scholarship
- Michele Russell Tsiotsias Memorial Scholarship
- Theodore F. Van Singel '91 Memorial Scholarship
Established by Mr. Glenn R. Anschutz '79 in memory of his mother, this scholarship is to be awarded to an incoming Grade 9 day student - or transferring day student - of strong character with demonstrated financial and academic need. Preference is given to a resident of either the Commonwealth of Massachusetts or State of Connecticut.
Established by Mr. Cardone - after a career spanning more than 50 years as an educator and coach, and honoring his first wife who was a Monson Academy librarian - to provide assistance to students with demonstrated financial need, academic success, and successfully competing in the Academy’s interscholastic programs in football, wrestling or lacrosse.
Established in 2022 by his brothers, Philip ‘60W and John Danforth, through the allocation of funds from his generous estate gift. This scholarship is awarded to a day student with demonstrated financial need, with preference given to a student who participates in Cross Country and/or Track & Field.
The Richard & Bernadine Dooley Scholarship Fund was established by Richard "Dick" Dooley in honor of his late wife Bernadine, "Bernie" as she was known to everyone. Four of Dick and Bernie's children attended the Academy: Richard '78, Thomas '78, Gretchen '80 and Charles '86. They also had four grandchildren attend; Siobhan '09, Edward '11, Richelle '12 and Tatum '21. As alumni parents and grandparents, Dick and Bernie have been generous and loyal benefactors to the Academy.
Established by his family in 2018, the Robert T. Hale ’55W Scholarship Fund supports a student or students whose financial stability has dramatically altered during their years at the Academy. If no such situation exists, the scholarship may be awarded to a student or students from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts with financial need.
Created by Miss Elizabeth Hicks of West Hartford, Connecticut, in 1958 in honor of her father Ratcliffe Hicks, who attended Monson Academy in 1857 and 1858 and whose mother, Mariah Sterns, attended Monson Academy in 1837. The Ratcliffe Hicks Memorial Fund provides needed scholarship to an outstanding student with a preference for students from Connecticut.
Mr. Hodgman loved Monson Academy and strove to build bonds between alumni from Monson Academy and Wilbraham Academy. Recipients embody the spirit of Parker Hodgman: strong character, a love for the Academy, seeing themselves as a global citizen and the helping to make our world a better place for all people.
The Carl O. Lindberg Scholarship was established in 1978 through a bequest from the estate of his wife, Mrs. Dorothea Lindberg. Mr. Lindberg was aided in his education by the generosity of others, and wished to make similar opportunities available. His son, Carl M. Lindberg '57, attended Wilbraham Academy. The scholarship is to assist a talented student who deserves recognition.
Established in 2022 in memory of Gregory Albert Merkel '72 during this 50th Reunion year, this scholarship is awarded to a student with demonstrated financial need, who is of fine character and who contributes positively to the community of the Academy. Preference is given to a student with an abiding interest in the natural world and/or the fine & performing arts.
Created by his family, the Brian W. Murphy '03 Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a boarding student with demonstrated financial need who will benefit from the assistance of the Academic Services Department (or other relevant academic accommodations) to overcome learning challenges and achieve success in the classroom, while also best exemplifying the qualities of perseverance, friendship and service that Brian embodied.
Established by Mr. David C. Van Singel in memory of his son, this scholarship is to provide financial assistance to a student who holds citizenship in the United States of America. Preference is given to incoming a freshman or transferring student who fulfills one or more of the following considerations: works hard to overcome a demonstrated medical or emotional disability, has an interest in the communications field or is a resident of the state of Connecticut.
- William & Gertrude Harper-Browne Fund
- Francis Michael Casey Fund for the Fine & Performing Arts
- Robert Enemark '42W
- William Faulkner '57W Library Fund
- The Hubbard Fund for British Cultural Travel
- Robert M. McCallum Visiting Lecturer Endowment
- Michael P. Olmstead Memorial Fund
- Ralph A. Quackenbush '51W Memorial Fund
- The Joseph Phillips Zahornacky '04 Music Fund
- E.E. Ford Foundation
- The Leverett Marsden Hubbard Sr. Family Teaching Faculty Sabbatical Travel Fund
- The James E. LaCrosse '50W Global Education Fund
- The W. Gray Mattern Fund
- Fred and Evelyn Ziter Faculty Grant Fund
This fund was established in 2001 and provides travel grants to faculty members who have completed five years of classroom teaching at WMA. These grants recognize and reward our exceptional faculty for their devotion to the school and its students, and help them become more aware of the interdependent world in which we live and from which our students hail.