Second Year Scholarships

  • Every year the Second Year Scholarship selection committee, which is composed of faculty and staff, select several rising Second Years in the full-time program for merit-based scholarships based on applications and first year grades. International students and U.S. Citizens may apply for these scholarships. Individuals who are awarded scholarships are notified at the end of June. See below for a brief description of second year scholarships; please contact the Darden Financial Aid Office at financialaid@darden.virginia.edu for additional information.

    Class of 1986 Peter J. Niehaus Scholarship

    Established by the Class of 1986 to honor their Darden classmate, Peter Niehaus, who died during spring break of his Second Year. This scholarship is intended to support a student with true financial need and "honor a member of the Second Year class who, throughout his or her first year, was distinguished by an ability to promote a supportive, relaxed, and amiable atmosphere at the Darden School while achieving excellence." A member of the Class of 1986 will visit Charlottesville before the end of the academic year to interview finalists for this award. 

    Thomas I. Storrs Scholarship

    Established by the North Carolina National Bank in honor of Thomas I. Storrs, this one year award will be given to students who, like Thomas Storrs, exhibit the qualities of scholarship and leadership that will make them both effective businesspeople and humanitarians.

    Class of 1970 Everard Meade Fund for Creativity

    Established by the Class of 1970 in recognition of former faculty member Everard Meade, this scholarship is awarded to Second Year MBA students who have exemplified qualities of creative leadership and management and have demonstrated need. 

    Thomas G. Labrecque Ethics Scholarship

    Established by the Labrecque family to honor the career of Thomas G. Labrecque, who throughout his career and life emphasized the importance of ethics and leadership. This scholarship is awarded to a rising Second Year student who has demonstrated a commitment to ethics in business leadership through experiences previous to Darden, performance in the Darden first year ethics course, and leadership in the Darden community.

    Vincent D. Choe Memorial Scholarship

    Established in 2009 by his mother, Young Ae Choe, in memory of her son Vince who was a member of the Class of 2004. This scholarship provides financial support for an MBA student at Darden. 

    Morton G. Thalhimer Fellowship

    Established in 1969 in honor of former Darden trustee Morton G. Thalhimer, this fellowship is awarded for the encouragement and assistance of a Second Year student whose attitude exemplifies outstanding qualities of personal character and integrity - qualities so respected and exemplified by the man for whom the fellowship is named.

    Class of 1967 Scholarship

    Established by the Class of 1967 at their twentieth reunion. The scholarship is awarded to an outstanding Second Year student.

    Ernest & Patricia Wuliger Scholarship

    Established in 1986 by the friends and family of Ernest & Patricia Wuliger in honor of Ernest’s 65th birthday. This scholarship is designated for students who show promise of significant achievement and demonstrated financial need.

    Class of 1962 Reynolds C. “Bucky” Siersema Memorial Scholarship

    Established in 1987 by members of the Class of 1962 at their twenty-fifth reunion in memory of their classmate Bucky Siersema. The scholarship is awarded to an outstanding Second Year student.

    Daniel Kerr Stewart Endowed Scholarship Fund

    Established in honor of Daniel Kerr Stewart, this scholarship is awarded to Second Year students who have demonstrated academic excellence in their first year. 

    Evelyn Y. Davis Scholarship Fund

    Established in 2007, this scholarship is awarded to an outstanding Second Year student.

    Class of 1972 Twentieth Reunion Scholarship

    Established by the Class of 1972 as their twentieth reunion gift, this scholarships is awarded to outstanding students.

    Class of 1977 Scholarship

    Established by the Class of 1977, this endowed scholarship is awarded annually to a Second Year student.

    Class of 1974 Fred Richardson Scholarship

    An endowed scholarship established by the Class of 1974 in memory of a true gentleman, Fred Richardson, a retired member of the Darden School faculty. The scholarship is awarded with preference to students with hearing or physical impairments. Evidence of the impairment must be provided for verification.

    Class of 1982 Scholarship

    Established in in 1987 by the Class of 1982, this endowed scholarship is awarded to an outstanding Second Year student.

    Darden Exchange Scholarship

    Established in 2004 by the Darden Exchange bookstore to provide financial support for an MBA student at Darden.

    Class of 1999 Kevin Bewley Memorial Scholarship

    Established by members of the Class of 1999, together with the Bewley family, in honor of Kevin Bewley, a classmate who died during his Second Year at Darden. This award recognizes a student who, like Kevin, has exhibited a strong commitment to the Darden and Charlottesville communities through a demonstrated record of leadership, service and social action during his or her First Year at Darden.

    Cold Call Chronicle Scholarship

    Established in 2007, this scholarship is awarded to a rising Second Year student who has contributed the most to the school through his/her work with the Chronicle.

    The Turner Family Scholarship

    Established by the Turner Foundation, the scholarship is awarded to a Second Year student who has shown strong academic achievement. Preference is given to students with an interest in financial services.

    Lee R. Johnston Scholarship

    Established by alumni, faculty, and friends of Darden and the family of Mr. Johnston, one of Darden's great professors (and a founding faculty member of Darden) who served students, executives, and fellow faculty members for 33 years. This scholarship is awarded to a Second Year MBA student with a special interest in entrepreneurship.

    Kenneth Nahigian Memorial Scholarship

    Established in 1981 by family, alumni and friends of Ken Nahigian (Class of 1967) as a memorial. Mr. Nahigian served as class president at Darden and went on to become a highly succussful and promising entreprenuer in real estate investment and management. This scholarship is awarded to a Second Year Darden student who demonstrates outstanding entrepreneurial capabilities and promise of building a business career centering on this trait. Where possible, financial need will also be taken into account.

    Frank E. Genovese Second Year Fellowship Fund

    Established in 1991 by Frank E. Genovese (MBA ’74), an alumnus of the Darden School and trustee emeritus of the Darden School Foundation. This fellowship is awarded to Second Year students at the Darden School who are in the top 30 percent of the First Year class after their first semester, and who also express a desire to seek employment in direct operating management positions in decentralized manufacturing companies or to own their own businesses.