Fall 2022 Issue

New VIMS Scholarship Honors Owens

By Claire De Lisle M.B.A. ’21

With its latest generous commitment, the Owens Foundation has created the Carroll W. Owens, Jr. Scholarship Endowment at William & Mary’s Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS) in honor of Carroll W. Owens, Jr. ’62, P ’90, P ’92. Funds distributed from this endowment will provide scholarship, internship and living expense stipend support for Master of Arts graduate students at W&M’s School of Marine Science.

This is the first endowed academic and internship scholarship for the Professional Master of Arts program, which was added to VIMS’ Master of Science and Ph.D. offerings in fall 2021. The new interdisciplinary degree, which was championed by Owens, is a key component of the water initiative in William & Mary’s Vision 2026 strategic plan. Students in the M.A. program gain cross-industry skills that will help establish William & Mary as a leader in finding innovative solutions to ensure the resilience of the world’s oceans, coasts and waterways.

On April 29, the Owens Foundation and the Owens family were honored with the Pathfinder Award, the highest external honor bestowed by VIMS.

Read more at magazine.wm.edu/owens-scholarship.