Several Legacy Grant recipients attended a reception in their honor last November. Back row (left to right): Ryan Wareham, Dominick Condoleo, Sean McDaniel, Connor Clark, Steven Freytag, Matthew Cornellisson. Middle: Morgan Lindsey, Tyler Wylie, Newton Adamson, Taylor Seal, Sean Gildea, Giuseppe Pasqualino. Front: Marcelle Sprackling, Michelle Nilson, Jessica Nilson, Sean Coady, Julianne Wilson. Not pictured: Hannah Govett and Joshua Ratliff.
More than $14,000 was awarded to 19 freshmen and seniors at a reception on November 2, 2012, in the Ben H. Parker Student Center. Attended by more than 30 family members and friends, the event marked a longstanding alumni association tradition of offering special financial assistance to the children and grandchildren of members. Called Legacy Grants, students are eligible for assistance during their first and last years at Mines, the amount fluctuating based on donations to CSMAA’s Student Financial Assistance Fund during the previous fiscal year. This fall, students came away with checks for $750 each.
To qualify, the sponsoring parent or grandparent must have been an active, paying member of the alumni association for the last five consecutive years. After President Bill Scoggins welcomed family members to campus and thanked them for their loyalty to the school and CSMAA, Anita Pariseau, executive director of CSMAA, presented awards.