Scholarships and Awards

The J. Schuyler Alland Scholarship established by Sky Alland Research, Inc., and friends of J. Schuyler Alland (COM '79), is awarded annually to a fourth-year student who demonstrates leadership and entrepreneurial abilities.

The Alpha Kappa Psi Scholarship Key is awarded annually by the Alpha of Virginia Chapter of Alpha Kappa Psi to the student pursuing a degree in the McIntire School who has attained the highest scholastic average for the first three semesters of collegiate work in the School.

Arthur Andersen and Company Endowment provides support to undergraduate and graduate accounting students.

Andersen Consulting Alumni Endowment provides support at the undergraduate and graduate level for students in all academic areas who demonstrate an interest in consulting.

Arthur H. Carter Scholarship nominated by the accounting faculty to an outstanding rising fourth-year student in the accounting curriculum.

The Madhu Chopra Memorial Scholarship was created to honor the memory of a member of the Class of 1989. Awarded to a Madison House volunteer who exhibits qualities of personability, enthusiasm and dedication.

The Madhu Chopra Writing Contest was created to honor the memory of Madhu Chopra (COM '89), to give McIntire students the opportunity to creatively reflect on their own lives.

The Contest in Effective Oral Presentation of BusinessProblems is sponsored annually by Beta Gamma Sigma. An annual prize has been donated by an alumnus.

The Joseph R. Daniel Scholarship is awarded to a student demonstrating financial need.

The Dean's List Any student who has passed at least 15 credits of graded work in the preceding semester, of which nine or more credits are Commerce courses, without failure in any course, and with a grade average in the top 20 percent of the School, will be placed on the Dean's List of Distinguished Students.

Louis F. and Ruth D. DeMouy Scholarship is awarded to a student who has worked to pay for a portion of academic expenses; is in good academic standing; and demonstrates financial need.

Diploma with Distinction Diplomas inscribed With Distinction are awarded to Bachelors of Science in Commerce students who have a grade-point average in the top 15 percent of the class based on work completed while enrolled in the School.

The Central Fidelity Banks, Inc. Scholarship is awarded to a rising fourth-year Finance or Marketing student on the basis of academic excellence.

The Charles A. Ferguson Scholarship is awarded by Ferguson Enterprises in memory of the company founder and University alumnus Charles Ferguson. Selection for the award is based upon character, industry, scholastic achievement, and demonstrated financial need.

The Dow Chemical Scholarship may be awarded to an outstanding fourth-year marketing student. It is made possible by that company's educational foundation.

The Farwell Distinguished Achievement Award was established by F. Evans Farwell, a 1929 alumnus of the McIntire School, and is given to the McIntire student demonstrating the greatest academic progress while enrolled in the School.

The G.E. Foundation Scholarship is awarded to a first-year student and continues through the fourth-year. It is supported with a grant from the G.E. Foundation.

Peggy Goldsmith Scholarship is awarded to a rising fourth-year student with a concentration in Finance, who shows promise for a financial services career.

The Mark Boice Germain Scholarships are given in memory of Mark Boice Germain, an alumnus of the McIntire School. The scholarships recognize academic merit, character and leadership.

The Joseph Goldsten Distinguished Award in Finance is given in honor of a University alumnus to a student who shows the most promise for a career in finance.

The William B. Harman Annual Award given by the Textile Veterans Association to honor a distinguished alumnus of the McIntire School, honors an outstanding McIntire student in the graduating class.

The C.L.H. Howard Scholarship is given annually to a deserving McIntire student who is a member of the Sigma Phi Society. The award is made on the basis of merit and need.

The Henry C. Hurt Scholarship, given in memory of a University of Virginia alumnus, is presented to a rising fourth-year finance student who has exhibited excellence in leadership and scholarship.

Thomas Jefferson Chapter of the Virginia Society of CPAs Scholarship is awarded annually to a student chosen from those who have completed the associate degree program at a Virginia Community College and is currently enrolled in the accounting program at the McIntire School.

The James M. Johnston Scholarships are awarded to outstanding students chosen by the faculty. The scholarships are provided by the James M. Johnston Trust for Charitable and Educational Purposes.

The Warwick D. Johnston Scholarship is given by Mr. Johnston (COM '49) and is awarded annually to an outstanding Commerce student.

The Harold G. Leggett Scholarship is awarded to a marketing student on the basis of character, industry, ability, and demonstrated financial need. The recipient must be a U.S. citizen and from a trading area where Leggett stores are operated.

May Scholars are chosen by the marketing faculty on the basis of academic excellence, extra-curricular involvement and demonstrated interest in retailing or marketing. Scholarship monies are provided by The May Department Store Company.

The McIntire Faculty Award is presented to a graduating McIntire student in those years when, in the faculty's judgment, a degree candidate has demonstrated truly exceptional leadership qualities and a sense of social responsibility which reflects credit upon the School, the University and the Commonwealth.

The Mobil Corporation Scholarships are awarded to rising fourth-year students who have exhibited outstanding scholastic achievement and leadership qualities.

The Modell Family Scholarship is awarded to a fourth-year student on the basis of leadership and a demonstrated interest in entrepreneurial activities.

The Minnie E. Moore Scholarship is awarded to a rising third or fourth-year Commerce student with demonstrated need. The scholarship is named in memory of Minnie E. Moore by a Commerce alumni.

The NAA Carman Blough Award honors an accounting student at the undergraduate level selected by the faculty of the accounting area on the basis of: total undergraduate grade point average through the fall semester of the student's fourth-year; grade point average in all accounting courses; grade point average in all accounting courses taken while enrolled in the McIntire School; and a subjective evaluation by the faculty of the individual's prospects for success in the field of accounting.

The NationsBank Endowed Scholarship established by NationsBank Virginia provides scholarships to qualified undergraduate and graduate students in the McIntire School.

The Henry R. Odell Award is presented annually to a fourth-year student in the management concentration who has shown academic excellence, unusual promise in the field of management, and significant leadership contributions to the life of the School and University.

The William F. O'Dell Distinguished Award in Marketinghonors Mr. William F. O'Dell, a former distinguished member of the McIntire School of Commerce faculty, a past president of the American Marketing Association, and founder of Market Facts, Inc. The award is presented annually to the outstanding marketing student as determined by grade point average, extracurricular activities, leadership and dedication to the School and the University.

The Philip Morris Scholarships are funded by Philip Morris, USA. The scholarships are awarded to students demonstrating academic excellence.

The Walter B. Salley Scholarship is given to an outstanding accounting student in memory of a distinguished faculty member.

The Schade Family Scholarship is awarded to an outstanding student based upon financial need and scholastic merit. The scholarship is funded by the Schade Family Endowed Scholarship Fund.

The William G. and Leila S. Shenkir Scholarship is awarded to a fourth-year student on the basis of merit and need. It was established in honor of the Shenkirs by the Raymond Moskow family.

The William M. Shermet Scholarship is given in memory of William M. Shermet, an alumnus of the McIntire School. The scholarship recognizes a truly outstanding fourth-year student and is awarded on the basis of merit.

The Shrier Family Scholarship is awarded to a rising fourth-year Commerce student with financial need. The Shrier Family Scholarship Fund provides the scholarship.

The Thomas I. Storrs Scholarship is given by NCNB in honor of their chairman, Thomas I. Storrs, to a McIntire student who exhibits qualities of scholarship and leadership that will make him or her effective in business and a humanitarian.

The David W. Thompson Award is given in honor of a retired faculty member to a graduating accounting student judged to have the most promise for contribution to the profession.

The David W. Thompson Scholarship is awarded to an outstanding accounting student during the fourth-year.

The Virginia Society of CPAs Award honors an individual majoring in accounting at the undergraduate level selected by the faculty of the accounting area on the basis of the student's total undergraduate grade point average through the fall semester of the student's fourth-year, the grade point average in all accounting courses, the grade point average in all accounting courses taken while enrolled in the McIntire School of Commerce, and a subjective evaluation by the accounting faculty of the individual's prospects for success in the accounting profession.

The Wall Street Journal Student Achievement Award, established by the Educational Service Bureau to honor students demonstrating overall academic excellence, is given annually to an outstanding fourth-year student.

The George Wasserman Distinguished Award in Marketing Management is given to a student who shows the most promise for a career in marketing management or sales management.

Student Organizations and Activities

The following organizations are available to students in the McIntire School of Commerce. Commerce students are also eligible for the University activities, service, and governmental organizations described in The Colonnades.

AIESEC is the International Association of Students in Economics and Commerce. The local chapter develops effective management skills in members through designing internships in the business community for foreign students. Students in the University of Virginia chapter are also eligible to participate in internships abroad.

Alpha Kappa Psi, the first professional fraternity in commerce, has as its objectives: to foster scientific research in the fields of commerce, accounting, and finance; to educate the public to appreciate and demand higher ideals therein; and to promote and advance in institutions of collegiate rank courses leading to degrees in business administration. Members are selected from the McIntire School on the basis of scholastic standing and promise of high attainment in business.

Beta Alpha Psi, a national professional honorary organization, has as its purposes: the recognition of the scholastic excellence of outstanding students of accounting, service to the school and community, and sponsorship of programs and other activities which assist the professional development of all students enrolled in the accounting concentration. Invitations to membership are extended to highly qualified third and fourth-year baccalaureate students and masters students.

Beta Gamma Sigma is a national honorary society, the purposes of which are: to encourage and reward scholarship and accomplishment among students of commerce and business administration; to promote the advancement of education in the art and science of business; and to foster integrity in the conduct of business operations. Chapters of Beta Gamma Sigma are chartered only in schools holding membership in the American Assembly of Collegiate Schools of Business. Third and fourth-year Commerce students ranking in the highest seven and ten percent, respectively, of their class are eligible.

The Black Commerce Network provides a support system for black students in the Commerce School. It also provides guidance and support for first and second year black students interested in entering the Commerce School.

The Commerce Council is the student government body within the McIntire School. Its primary functions are to provide student representation to the Dean and to coordinate school-wide student activities.

The Information Systems Group is involved in activities which respond to members' interests in management information systems.

The McIntire International Case Competition, an undergraduate case competition, was founded at the McIntire School in 1981 and is funded by the General Electric Foundation. The objectives of MICC are to create a national showcase for bachelor's degree candidates in business among the world's finest undergraduate programs, while providing an opportunity for McIntire students to develop leadership and management skills through managing MICC.

McIntire Investment Institute is one of the few student run investment institutes in the nation and was started in 1994 with a $100,000 gift from John Griffin (Com '85). Its purpose is to teach students about investing by actually using real money; all investment decisions are handled by students. Participation in the institute is open to any student at the University.

McIntire Graduate Students Association has as its goal to provide academic and social opportunities to the graduate student at McIntire. Another organization goal is to provide graduate students with a voice in the direction of the graduate program. The group also promotes interaction between graduate and undergraduate students and faculty.

The McIntire Marketing Association, collegiate chapter of the American Marketing Association, provides opportunities for students interested in marketing to exchange ideas with executives in advertising, sales management, product management, retailing, financial institutions marketing, and industrial marketing, as well as with executives from not-for-profit organizations. Membership is open to all McIntire students as well as students from throughout the University.

McIntire Women's Business Forum provides an open forum to discuss issues that are unique to gender and to explore the challenges faced in work and family relationships. The group is open to all interested students.

National Association of Black Accountants is a national membership organization with the primary purpose of developing, encouraging, and serving as a resource for greater participation by African-Americans and other minorities in the accounting profession. NABA stands as a well-respected voice for African-Americans in the corporate community.

Endowed Chairs

The Arthur Andersen & Co. Alumni Professor of Commerce was established with a commitment from the Arthur Andersen Foundation and alumni employed with that firm.

The Ralph A. Beeton Professor in Free Enterprise honors an outstanding alumnus of the University of Virginia, Ralph A. Beeton, former chairman of the board and chief executive officer of First Virginia Banks, Inc.

The Carman G. Blough Professor honors a long-time resident of Virginia and outstanding leader in the field of accounting. Mr. Blough served as the first chief accountant of the Securities and Exchange Commission, and from 1944 to 1961 he was director of research for the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

The Robert Hill Carter Professor of Marketing honors an outstanding alumnus of the University of Virginia, Robert Hill Carter, founder of the Virginia Tractor Company of Richmond, Virginia.

The Chesapeake and Potomac Telephone Company Professor of Commerce was established with a commitment from C&P Telephone Company.

The Consumer Bankers Association Professor of Retail Banking was established with a commitment from the Consumer Bankers Association.

The F.S. Cornell Professor of Free Enterprise was established through the generous support of Figgie International to honor Shep Cornell, a Figgie director for many years and mentor to Mr. Harry E. Figgie, Jr.

The William Stamps Farish Professor of Free Enterprise honors the late businessman who was a co-founder and president of Humble Oil Company and later president of Standard Oil of New Jersey, Exxon's predecessor.

The Frank S. Kaulback, Jr. Professor of Commerce honors the first dean of the McIntire School, Frank S. Kaulback, Jr.

The Arthur J. Morris Plan Professor of Consumer Banking memorializes the consumer credit plan developed by an outstanding University of Virginia alumnus, Mr. Arthur J. Morris.

The NationsBank Eminent Scholar Endowment Fund was established with the generous commitment of NationsBank Virginia. The income is to be used to attract and retain an Eminent Scholar at the McIntire School of Commerce and/or the Darden School.

The William F. O'Dell Professor of Commerce honors the founder of Market Facts, Inc., and a former distinguished member of the marketing area faculty at the McIntire School.

The KPMG Peat Marwick Professor of Professional Accounting was endowed by the KPMG Peat Marwick Foundation and alumni members of the firm.

The William G. Shenkir Eminent Scholar Professorship in Commerce was established in honor of the second dean of the McIntire School of Commerce, William G. Shenkir, who served as dean from 1977-1992.

The Virginia Bankers Association Professor of Bank Management was endowed by the Virginia Bankers Association.

Research Programs

The Ramon W. Breeden, Sr. Faculty Research Professorship was established in memory of his father by Ramon W. Breeden, Jr. (Com. '56)

The Carter Machinery Research Fellowship was established with the generous support of Carter Machinery Company, Inc. and Beirne Carter, a distinguished alumnus of the McIntire School.

The Coopers & Lybrand Research Fellowship was established with a commitment from the Coopers & Lybrand Foundation.

The Paul Tudor Jones, II Eminent Scholars Research Professorship was established by Paul Tudor Jones and is shared jointly with The Darden School. Income from the endowment is used to expose undergraduate and graduate students to the concepts of technical analysis.

The Marriott Research Fellowship is funded annually by the Marriott Foundation.

The C. Coleman McGehee Faculty Research Professorship was established with support from NationsBank.

The Martin J. Patsel, Jr. Research Professorship was established by alumnus Martin J. Patsel, Jr., the late president of Roanoke Distributing Company.

The Peterson & Co. Summer Research Fellowship is funded annually by Peterson & Co. Consulting.

The Price Waterhouse Research Fellowship was established with a commitment from the Price Waterhouse Foundation and alumni members of the firm.

The Deloitte-Touche Research Fellowship was established with a contribution from Touche Ross & Company.

The William Stamps Farish Faculty Research Professorshipsof Entrepreneurial Studies were established with support from the William Stamps Farish Fund.

The Center for Entrepreneurial Studies,   which was made possible by a generous donation from Mr. F. Evans Farwell, a distinguished alumnus of the McIntire School, provides focus to the interests of faculty and students in the area of entrepreneurship. The Center provides support for faculty research in the areas of entrepreneurship and small business and it generally supports the School's entrepreneurial studies program.

The Center for Financial Services Studies serves to provide a focus on the School's many educational and research services for the financial services industry. The Center also funds McIntire faculty members who conduct special studies concerning problems and issues in the industry.

The Center for Innovation in Business Learning provides a focus for the School's basic mission of quality business education. The Center performs and disseminates research on professional business education, provides teaching effectiveness resources for the School's faculty, and provides a forum for interaction between the School's faculty and other faculty. The basic mission of the Center is to promote excellence in professional business education within the School, the University and other universities.

The Center for the Management of Information Technology promotes research and education on topics related to the management and application of information technology within organizations. To this end, the Center functions as the nexus for an interdisciplinary  network of practitioners and academicians.