Carolyn in Library

To date, 27 students have received a combined total of more than $200,000 toward tuition.

As President of Villa Julie College from 1965-1999, Carolyn Manuszak was vital to our growth and successful future, shepherding us through many important milestones to become a co-educational, four-year institution prepared take on the changes still to come. In keeping with her dedication to the University, Manuszak made provisions in her will to ensure the long-term support of students. Since her passing in February 2016, Stevenson has received $1.2 million from her estate—the largest bequest in the institution’s history.

This generous gift supports the Carolyn Manuszak Scholarship in Memory of Dr. T. J. Manuszak. Established in 1998 to honor her late father, the scholarship assists promising incoming freshman and transfer students with financial need. The award is renewable each year until they graduate. To date, 27 students have received a combined total of more than $200,000 toward tuition. “Villa Julie College and the values of higher education were central to Carolyn Manuszak’s life,” states Marshall Paul, Esq., a former member of Stevenson’s Board of Trustees and close friend to Manuszak. “Her bequest to Stevenson is a testimony to her commitment to the mission and future of the University, and it is a wonderful way to see her legacy perpetuated.”