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Donor-Funded Scholarships: G-I

Dr. Joan M.E. Gaither Young People's Studio Scholarship

Dr. Joan M.E. Gaither, an artist and art education faculty member at MICA, created the Dr. Joan M.E. Gaither Young People's Studio Scholarship for students in the Young People's Studio program.

Alberta Gamble Scholarship

MICA alumna and parent, Wendy Gamble, created the Alberta Gamble Scholarship in memory of her mother Alberta Gamble, who passed away on March 19, 2010.

Jacques and Natasha Gelman Scholarship

The Jacques and Natasha Gelman Trust has established scholarships for outstanding applicants with diverse backgrounds and experiences of all disciplines at MICA to foster a diverse student body, and provide access to a MICA education to students of talent and need.

Gensler Worldwide Architecture Scholarship

The Gensler Worldwide Architecture Scholarship is a Maryland Artists Equity Foundation (MAEF) at MICA scholarship that MICA started awarding in 2008 when MAEF merged with the College. Gensler Architecture Design & Planning Worldwide is a leading global architecture firm that has existed since 1966. Gensler's goal is to help harness designers' ability to empower people and transform organizations. You can learn more about Gensler at their web site: gensler.com.

Allen Ginsberg Poetry Prize

The Allen Ginsberg Poetry Prize was established in 1981 by William Kinter, a long-time supporter of the College. The prize is awarded annually to a meritorious graduating senior whose work in language and literature is judged to have been the most creative--the kind of craft in words that is recognized as distinguished and promising in painting.

Margaret Glace Scholarship in Art Education

The Margaret Glace Scholarship in Art Education was established in 1997 by Regina '62 and Rodger Lofland in honor of their close friend Margaret Glace. Betty Cooke '46 also contributes annually to the Fund.

Goldsmith Family Foundation Scholarship

The Goldsmith Foundation MAT Scholarship was created in May 2010 by the Foundation with a $5,000 grant. The scholarship will provide up to 5 BFA/MAT students financial aid in their fifth year of study at MICA.

Winifred M. Gordon '28 International Programs Award

The Winifred M. Gordon '28 International Programs Award was established by siblings Ross Dierdorff and Susan Dierdorff Taylor of the Winifred Gordon Foundation, Inc. in memory of their Great Aunt Winnie Gordon, a prominent Baltimore painter and sculptor. After graduating from MICA's Rinehart School in 1928 Ms. Gordon made her first of many trips abroad; her international travels had a profound and lasting impact on her life and art. In her 80's Ms. Gordon became one of MICA's first alumna to participate the College's summer study abroad programs, traveling to Greece and Italy to study painting with MICA faculty and students.

Graduate Painting Award

The Graduate Painting Award was established by a MICA alumna and long-time friend of the College to recognize an outstanding painter receiving an MFA from the Hoffberger or Mt. Royal School of painting to help in pursuing his/her career as an artist.

Leonard L. Greif, Jr. Scholarship in Photography

The Leonard L. Greif, Jr. Scholarship in Photography was established in 2007 by the Greif Family in honor and memory of their father, Baltimore Photographer Leonard L. Greif, Jr. Mr. Greif was born in Baltimore in 1913. He attended Park School and earned a bachelor's degree from Haverford College. After serving in the Coast Guard during World War II, he returned to Baltimore and joined the family business. It was not a career fit. He moved to New York, took photography courses, and opened a portrait studio on Baltimore's West Madison Street, later moving to Cross Keys. Mr. Greif's portraits of brides and debutantes appeared for many years on the society pages of the Sun, and occasionally the New York Times. They also lined corridors and offices at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Billy M. Hadaway '51 and Sonia Gordon Memorial Scholarship

The Billy M. Hadaway '51 Memorial Scholarship, established in 2002, commemorates Baltimore jewelry maker Billy Hadaway and is a fitting tribute to this well-rounded and influential artist. Josephine Campbell and her daughter, 1972 MICA alumna Carolyn Campbell created the scholarship. Another mother and daughter with connections to MICA, Sonia Gordon and her daughter, 1972 alumna Hilry Gordon, contributed generously and helped raise additional funds. A 1951 graduate of MICA, Billy Hadaway also attended Black Mountain College, studied with Joseph and Annie Albers, and took classes from Buckminster Fuller. His beautifully designed jewelry, free-spirited style, and knowledge of Baltimore and the arts had a tremendous impact on the friends who made this scholarship possible.

O'Neill Troy Hammond '69, '75 Memorial Scholarship

The O'Neill Troy Hammond '69, '75 Memorial Scholarship was established with a gift from Mr. Hammond and has also been contributed to by his mother, Maria Dotson Hammond. The scholarship is awarded annually to a meritorious and deserving graduate student with preference for an African-American candidate enrolled in the MAT program.

Howard Hardy Memorial Scholarship

The Howard Hardy Memorial Scholarship is given in memory of MICA alumnus Howard Hardy by his wife Beatrice. Howard never stopped painting, drawing, and sketching for over 70 years. A Baltimore native, he attended MICA in the 1920s and after graduation was hired as an illustrator by the Baltimore Sun. In 1930 he moved to New York where he pursued a career in teaching and taught for over 30 years at the Pratt Institute, School of Visual Arts, and Newark School of Fine & Industrial Art. He retired to Long Island in 1975, where he painted or sketched every day until the week before his death in 1988.

A. Claire Gaskins Harper '41 Scholarship

The A. Claire Gaskins Harper '41 Scholarship is awarded annually to meritorious students of any major who are Maryland residents. The scholarship endowment was established by the late Florence Harper '34, a MICA alumna and former faculty member, to commemorate her sister, Claire Gaskins Harper, another MICA alumna and faculty member. Claire Harper had a successful career as a teacher, painter, and collagist after graduating from MICA with honors in 1941. She taught in the MICA summer program and at the Young Men's Hebrew Association. Her exhibition record included participation in the Maryland Regional Exhibitions at the Baltimore Museum of Art, in the Peale Museum's annual juried shows, and in the national juried exhibitions at the Corcoran Gallery and the Smithsonian Institute. She was a charter member of the Potters Guild of Baltimore, held offices in numerous arts organizations and served on the Board of the National League of American Pen Women, a by-invitation-only membership of women writers, artists, and musicians.

Francis Burns Harvey Merit Scholarship

The Francis Burns Harvey Merit Scholarship is an endowed scholarship that is given annually to meritorious and deserving students of any major. It was established in 1931 with a bequest from the estate of Francis Burns Harvey.

William Randolph Hearst Scholarship

The Hearst Fund Scholarship was created with a generous gift from the William Randolph Hearst Foundation, a philanthropic organization committed to assisting institutions in providing educational opportunities to underserved and underrepresented populations.

Lucile Hecht Memorial Scholarship

In 1989, Malcolm Hecht established the Lucile Hecht Memorial Scholarship in memory of his mother, an artist and longtime friend of MICA. Many other family members, including Lucile Hecht's children and grandchildren, joined him in funding the scholarship endowment, which is given annually to one or two meritorious and deserving students of any major.

Evelyn Dessel Hejl Memorial Scholarship

The Evelyn Dessel Hejl Memorial Scholarship was established in 2014 by Linda M. O'Brien in memory of her mother Evelyn, who studied fashion design at MICA in the late 1940's. Funds from this merit and/or need-based scholarship will be used to support a returning undergraduate student majoring in Fiber.

Emanuel Herman '39 Prize

The Emanuel Herman '39 Scholarship is awarded annually to a meritorious and deserving student. Funded from an endowment created by Edith Trout, the scholarship honors Emanuel Herman, a 1939 MICA graduate.

William Mayo Herring '41 Scholarship

William Mayo Herring graduated from MICA's Rinehart School of Sculpture in 1941, and was later killed in World War II. To commemorate William, his brother J. Hugh Herring provided in his will for the creation of a scholarship in William's name.

Hoffberger Foundation Fellowship

The Hoffberger Foundation Fellowship Award was established with generous gifts from the Hoffberger Foundation and LeRoy Hoffberger, long-time friends of MICA. This prestigious fellowship is awarded annually to a student enrolled in MICA's Hoffberger School of Painting, widely recognized as one of the nation's best graduate painting programs.


Please contact Nayeli Garcia Mowbray, Assistant Director, Stewardship & Donor Relations, at mgarciamowbray@mica.edu or 443-423-1023 for corrections to this list.

This page was last updated on 04/05/2018.