In June, several Saint Mary’s representatives attended the annual program celebration for the Eddie Phillips Scholarship, a dinner hosted by the Minnesota Private College Council. Saint Mary’s students Desmond Steward, Bradley Hill, and Stanley Wright are currently participating in the Eddie Phillips Scholarship program. Created and coordinated by the Minnesota Private College Fund, the Eddie Phillips Scholarship for African-American Men is funded by The Jay & Rose Phillips Family Foundation of Minnesota. Students are named in the spring of their sophomore year and participate in their junior and senior years. Program participants receive significant scholarships along with valuable experiences, including advising, mentoring, and leadership development opportunities. They participate in internships, attend a national conference, and network with local African-American leaders. Saint Mary’s is proud of the work these young men have done in the program.

Photo caption: Saint Mary’s representatives attended the annual Eddie Phillips Scholarship celebration, from left: Octavia Brown, Countdown to College coordinator and Eddie Phillips Scholarship site coordinator; Ann Merchlewitz, then interim president; Desmond Steward, Bradley Hill, and Stanley Wright, students and Eddie Phillips Scholarship recipients; Alisa Macksey, First Generation Initiative executive director; and Anne Conway, First Generation Initiative literacy specialist.