This scholarship is named to honor the memory of Todd W. Weaver, Class of 2008, who died in battle serving his country in Afghanistan on September 9, 2010.
The scholarship is open to Government and International Relations majors to support study abroad. Applications for the $2,500 scholarship for the Summer of 2015 or the Fall and/or Spring semester of the 2015/2016 Academic Year can be found here: .pdf .docx. and are due in the Government Department office, Morton Room 10, by 5pm on April 1, 2015. Applications can also be sent electronically to Government Department Chair, John MCGlennon at firstname.lastname@example.org. Applicants will be asked to describe the travel to be supported by the scholarship, and to explain how the scholarship will enable them to reflect Todd’s desire to better understand the world and to be of service to people in other nations.
Todd Weaver, a summa cum laude graduate of the College with a major in Government, was ROTC Cadet Commander at William & Mary and a member of Phi Beta Kappa. In seeking to honor his memory, his family and friends undertook a fund-raising campaign to create an endowed scholarship. The campaign, with an original goal of $50,000 was met and exceeded in less than a year, due to the support of student organizations (especially SAAC), alumni and friends of the Weavers and the College, as well as others inspired by Todd’s service and sacrifice. Much of this money was raised through the sale of paintings by Jeanne Weaver, Todd’s mother. A collection of her paintings are currently on display in the Sadler Center.
The College created the endowment fund, and the recipients of the scholarship have been David Newbrander (2011), Dylan Kolhoff (2012), Brigid Skorup (2013), and Logan Ferrell (2014). In order to award the scholarship a year earlier, the Weavers raised an additional sum of money, which was awarded to David Newbrander at Homecoming 2011. Much of the money to fund the endowment was raised through the sale of paintings by Jeanne Weaver, Todd’s mother.
For more information on Todd Weaver, please see this 2010 news story.
John McGlennon, Chair, Department of Government