To recognize her transformative leadership over the course of her 27-year presidency, Dominican University has established the Donna M. Carroll Endowed Scholars Program with the creation of a $1M scholarship fund.

This endowment will provide scholarship support in recognition of entrepreneurial skills, civic engagement and leadership. Carroll Scholars will be selected based upon need, outstanding ability and community involvement.

Dominican University is committed to advancing inclusive excellence. It requires addressing significant, systemic barriers to student success—academic, racial, and, inevitably, economic. The student with the greatest need for academic support is often the student with the fewest financial resources, talent notwithstanding. The intent of the Carroll Scholars Program is to enhance the hallmark Dominican experience by rewarding special civic engagement and entrepreneurial spirit. These experiences will deepen the Scholars connections to the world in which they live and work, and better prepare them to live the Dominican mission.

Carroll Scholars will be among Dominican’s most creative, talented, and involved students—a fitting tribute to a president whose passionate vision of Dominican resonates with entrepreneurship and whose tireless commitment brought Dominican to new institutional and reputational stature.

To make a contribution to the Donna Carroll Endowed Scholarship or for more information, contact Sara Acosta, Vice President of University Advancement, at (708) 524-6288.