Mrs. Mary Louise Gephart Donnell and her husband, John Washington Donnell, were both instructors at MSU and from 1960 – 1969. Mrs. Donnell was a department chairperson. This fellowship was established to help defray the costs of higher education and to reward students for strong academic performance and professional achievements such as research and teaching excellence.
Process and awarding information
The funds are primarily for students enrolled in a graduate program who are studying or doing research in any discipline that focuses on human environment and design, including but not limited to, interior design, retailing and apparel and textile design. Funds are distributed by Planning Design & Construction; Advertising + Public Relations; and Art, Art History and Design.