Student Awarded Frey Scholarship


Darden School of Business Second Year student Jacqueline Grace was awarded the second Marietta & Sherwood Frey Scholarship. The announcement was made at the National Black MBA Association 2009 conference in New Orleans last Thursday.

“As long time supporters of diversity here at Darden, the Freys embody service and selflessness in a way admirable to all,” said Grace. “I feel fortunate to be associated with their legacy, and it’s my goal to continue exemplifying similar ideals here at Darden and beyond.”

The Frey Scholarship provides financial support to students, who, as a result of the opportunities afforded them by their education at the Darden School, show promise and commitment to being role models for future generations of African-American leaders. The scholarship is named in honor of Professor Frey, who joined the Darden faculty in 1979, and his wife, Marietta. Frey is the Ethyl Corporation Professor of Business Administration. He teaches and researches in the areas of negotiation and proactively managing risks in major capital commitments. He has also served as the faculty advisor of the Black Business Student Forum for the last 26 years.

Scholarship recipient Grace, who worked in the area of diversity and inclusion before coming to Darden, hopes in the future to start a leadership development institute for African-American women. “Given my background, experiences and passions, I long to create a vehicle to inspire, influence and teach women of color the professional and leadership skills they need to reach their fullest potential,” she said. “The Darden MBA provides a platform from which I can achieve this goal, and I look forward to working towards it now and in my future career as a business leader.”

In her blog “This Is Not About Me,” Grace comments in a posting titled “Legacy” on what winning the scholarship means to her:

The Marietta and Sherwood Frey Scholarship is an initiative of the Campaign for Darden. Focused on people and programs, the Campaign continues to gather momentum, offering important opportunities for meaningful investment that will advance Darden’s mission to develop principled leaders for the world of practical affairs. The Marietta and Sherwood Frey Scholarship will help the School achieve this goal.

Founded in 1955, the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business improves society by developing principled leaders in the world of practical affairs.

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