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Pritzl Endowed Scholarship

  Rev. Kurt J. Pritzl

The School of Philosophy is pleased to announce that funding for the Rev. Kurt J. Pritzl Endowed Scholarship is off to a strong start. The scholarship has surpassed the University’s endowment level, which means a modest award can be made to one incoming graduate student in the School of Philosophy beginning in the 2013-2014 academic year. Although the scholarship was announced only three months ago, the Office of Institutional Advancement has received more than 70 contributions, raising more than $60,000 from alumni, friends of the school, and members of its faculty.

Father Pritzl, dean of the School of Philosophy for many years, died in 2011 from cancer. He was revered by students, highly esteemed by his peers, and a treasured friend to many people in all walks of life. In supporting graduate study in the School of Philosophy, the scholarship in his name advances a cause dear to him and continues the work of the academic community he served with extraordinary distinction.

Those interested in contributing to the scholarship should visit Please specify “the Rev. Kurt J. Pritzl Endowed Scholarship” in the specification box or send a contribution to Office of Institutional Advancement, Aquinas Hall, ATTN: E. Mahony. All checks should be made out to CUA.

Mary E. and James R. Stover

Estate Gift Creates Endowed Scholarship for the School of Engineering

Last fall, Maureen Skurek contacted CUA’s advancement office to fulfill her father’s request made shortly before his death. James Stover (B.M.E.1950) wanted a donation made to the school that he, his late wife, Mary Elizabeth (Betty), and three of his daughters attended.

Shortly thereafter, Maureen and her family established The James R. and Mary E. Stover College of Engineering Endowed Scholarship. Endowed funds, whereby the principal remains intact in perpetuity, are a wonderful way to honor or memorialize loved ones, a school, or a department, or to provide scholarship assistance for generations of students to come.

To read more about this gift, visit

News on the Fund for CUA

We are making strong progress toward our goal for fiscal year 2013 (the CUA fiscal year ends April 30, 2013). We are 55 percent of the way there! More than 4,700 members of the CUA community have already made gifts to the Fund for CUA this year. Our alumni, parents, friends, faculty, and staff are making an immediate impact on current students. The Fund for CUA enhances the student experience every day. We are going to keep this momentum going and reach our goal by April 30! Help us reach that goal by making your annual gift.

Visit our secure website,, to make your gift. You can also send your check made out to The Catholic University of America to the Office of Institutional Advancement, Aquinas Hall.