Blaine Whorl Scholarship

Blaine Whorl, ‘02

Blaine was a member of the St. Mary’s Ryken Class of 2002. The Blaine Whorl Memorial Scholarship was established in Blaine’s honor to recognize students who share Blaine's passion and interest in history and the community.

"The Blaine Whorl Memorial 5k and Scholarship is such an integral part of our lives and our mission to keep Blaine's spirit alive," said Mary Carrice Whorl, Blaine's sister. "Through the generosity of this community, we are able to maintain the Blaine Whorl Scholarship and continue to provide financial aid to students!"

Scholarship Eligibility

Only incoming freshmen may apply.

Students with a B (85%/3.0) average may compete for this scholarship.

This scholarship, in memory of Blaine Whorl '02, recognizes students who share Blaine's passion and interest in history and the community.

To apply, students must submit a 300-500 word essay on ONE of the following topics:

  • Describe a meeting with your favorite historical figure. Within the essay, discuss why you chose this person and what questions you would like to ask this person.
  • In your opinion, what has been the most significant historical event in United States history? Discuss why this event merits the title of “most significant," and what you think the United States would be like if this event had not taken place.

Essays (typed and double spaced) must be submitted no later than 4:00 p.m. on January 11, 2019.