School NewsNov 20, 2021

updated Jan 13, 2022

Investing in Outstanding Students

Scholarships awarded for 2021-22 school year

We award more than $6 million annually to students who have excellent academic credentials, excel in school life, and show great promise. Congratulations to this year’s recipients!

CLASS OF 1940 SCHOLARSHIP

Established in 2010, the Class of 1940 Scholarship Fund supports a student who has demonstrated a sincere interest in community service. This scholarship has been awarded to Truc Hoang ’22.

BUTLER FAMILY ART SCHOLARSHIP

This partial scholarship, awarded to a student who has demonstrated an interest in and a commitment to the arts, was established in 2004 through the George M. and Pamela S. Humphrey Fund. Trustee Alice Butler Burnham ’65 was instrumental in bringing the Humphrey Fund gift to Miss Hall’s School. This scholarship is held by Honey Fields ’24.

PAMELA HUMPHREY FIRMAN ’31 SCHOLARSHIP

Established in 1991 by Cynthia Firman Webster ’63, Royal Firman, and the Firman Fund, the Firman Scholarship is awarded to a student of outstanding personal and academic promise. This scholarship has been awarded to Randi McGeary ’22.

MARY FORTMILLER CORNWELL ’56 BOOK SCHOLARSHIP

Seeded in 2016 and formally established in honor of their 65th reunion in 2021, members of the Class of 1956, led by Sandra Roe Smith and Mary’s family, created this book scholarship in memory of dear friend and classmate Mary Fortmiller Cornwell to honor a student with outstanding personal and academic promise. Throughout her lifetime, Mary Fortmiller Cornwell was an avid reader. Her choice of purse or travel tote would often be based solely on its ability to fit whatever book she was reading at the time. The inaugural recipient of this scholarship is Nathania Williams-Jack ’24.

THE HOPE SCHOLARSHIP

Established in 1966 by Suzan Brand Gibson ’52, The Hope Scholarship is named after Hope Walsh, the daughter of classmate Loulie Safe Mauran Groton ’52. The fund was further supported by gifts in Suzan’s memory from her widower, Jim Gibson, and from Mrs. Groton. This partial scholarship recognizes promising students who are related to an MHS alumna. Scholarships have been awarded this year to Kathryn Barrett ’22, Maggie Bullock ’22, Hannah (Grey) Carmel ’23, Kidist Mekonen Fesseha ’22, Ruby Hauck ’24, Hava Methe ’22, Solitaire Niles ’23, Tyler Norman ’25, Abigail Putnam ’22, and Hilary (Ollie) Walter ’23.

Kathryn is the daughter of Hannah Van Sickle ’92, niece of Amy Van Sickle Ober ’89, and granddaughter of former Math Teacher Paul Van Sickle. Maggie is the sister of Emma Bullock ’15. Grey is the daughter of Rebecca Carmel ’92 and sister of Emily Carmel ’20. Kidist is the cousin of Tsega Meshesha ’09. Ruby is the sister of Emme Hauck ’17. Hava is the niece
of Alexa Green ’09. Solitaire is the sister of Cedar Niles Manganiello ’07. Tyler is the daughter of Quanishia Mosely ’00. Abby is the daughter of Robin Peterson ’89. Ollie is the sister-in-law of Yvette Losaw ’98.

LEE AUCHINCLOSS LINK ’61 SCHOLARSHIP

Established in 2004 by a gift from Lee Auchincloss Link ’61, this partial scholarship is awarded to a student who has demonstrated an interest in and a commitment to the arts. This scholarship has been awarded to Viola Quiles ’23.

ELIZABETH PERKINS MILLER ’31 SCHOLARSHIP

The Miller Scholarship supports one girl in each of the four grades throughout her tenure at MHS. The fund was established by members of Mrs. Miller’s family, led by her daughter, the late Pamela Miller ’56, and was first awarded in 1990. Miller Scholars are chosen on the basis of strong academic backgrounds and the promise to succeed as scholars and as school leaders at MHS. Miller Scholarships have been awarded this year to Genevieve Buker ’25, Naomi Hopkins ’24, Fernanda Morais Laroca ’23, and Tuong (Kathleen) Nguyen ’22.

DALE SPERRY MUDGE ’67 ARTS SCHOLARSHIP

Established by her family and classmates in 2008 in memory of Dale Sperry Mudge ’67, this partial scholarship helps fund tuition for a promising student who shares Dale’s social skills, native curiosity, academic tenacity, enthusiasm for life, and interest in the arts. This scholarship has been awarded to Hadear Rizq ’22.

NPS AUTHENTICITY SCHOLARSHIP

The NPS Authenticity Scholarship, established in 2015, is awarded annually to a domestic student who demonstrates a commitment to authentic engagement with others, a love of the arts, and untapped leadership potential. This scholarship is held by Cherish Buxton ’23.

DEBRA COHEN DE ROTHSCHILD ’77 SCHOLARSHIP

Established in 2003 by Robert de Rothschild in memory of Debra Cohen de Rothschild ’77, this scholarship is awarded to a junior or senior day student who distinguishes herself through academic achievement, leadership among her peers, and service to the community. The scholarship recognizes the qualities Debra embodied: intellect, clarity of thought, loyalty, trustworthiness, ebullience, and consideration of the needs of others. This scholarship has been awarded to Keely O’Gorman ’22.

SOSNOFF SCHOLARSHIP

Established in 1984 by Toni and Martin Sosnoff, in honor of their daughter Mindy Wiener ’84, this scholarship is awarded to a student who distinguishes herself in her academic and athletic endeavors. This scholarship has been awarded to Sienna Trask ’22.

ADDITIONAL SCHOLARSHIPS AWARDED FOR 2021-22

Mansfield E. Pickett Scholarships, awarded by the Lenox School Alumni Association — Muhiim Ali ’21, now attending Brown University; and Shannon Foster ’21, now attending Dickinson College.

Additionally, Keely O’Gorman ’22 received the Berkshire Music School’s inaugural Tracy R. Wilson Scholarship, named in honor of the Pittsfield-based music school’s longtime executive director.