Marshall Memorial Fund

Through a bequest of James J. Marshall and Ellen O'Connor Marshall, the College has established a fund to encourage the creative and intellectual involvement of students and faculty with the Worcester Community in order to enhance the quality of life in Worcester and build closer ties between the College and the community. Financial support is available on a competitive basis for service, research, and community-based learning projects that are of academic benefit to Holy Cross students and/or faculty and of benefit to the people of Worcester. Applications are available in the beginning of each semester and should be submitted to the Donelan Office by the listed due date.

Awards are typically in the range of $250-$2000 with most averaging around $500.  2013-2014 grant recipients include:

  • Liz Crowley was awarded funds to purchase extra large business suits for Dress for Success.

  • William Geddes was awarded funds to conduct interactive, engaging physics demonstrations at Doherty High School. 

  • Brendan Healey was awarded funds to renovate outdoor recreation space at the Bridge of Central Massachusett's G. Stanley Hall School as part of Working for Worcester.

  • Alexandra Hoffman, Chelsea Monahan, Meghan Wood, and Q. Ming Lau were awarded funds to purchase exercise attire for students in the WPS Transition Program and WPS Deafblind/Low Vision/Blind Department.

  • Prof. Alison Ludden was awarded funds for community-based research presentation events resulting from research conducted in her Urban School and Resilience and Development classes.  She was also awarded funds to sponsor a Manga workshop for students from Nativity School and her Resilience and Development class. 

  • Prof. Bridget Franco was awarded funds for interactive, Latino culture demonstrations given by students in her Aspects of Spanish American Culture at the Latino Elders Program of Centro Las Americas.

  • Prof. Amanda Luyster was awarded funds to support the development of a Worcester Art Museum i-phone tour created by students from her Visual Arts class in conjunction with high school art students from Claremont Academy.