STU receives $2M to establish new entrance scholarships


St Thomas University has received $2M from Irving Oil and the Arthur L Irving Family Foundation. The gift was made in recognition of outgoing STU President Dawn Russell’s contributions to the university and will be used to establish full-tuition renewable entrance scholarships. The inaugural three Arthur L Irving Family Scholars will receive this funding in Fall 2024; once the endowment is fully mature, these scholarships will fund 12 students annually. STU VP Academic and Research Dr Kim Fenwick communicated her gratitude for the gift and acknowledged “the support for generations of students as a tribute to the leadership of Dawn Russell” and the donors’ belief in the “excellence in education at St Thomas University and in New Brunswick.”