Marie V. Gendron Grant
A grant from the Marie V. Gendron Estate has been awarded to the Institute for Hispanic/Latino Theology and Philosophy to be used to promote the work of the Institute and to offer qualified students scholarships to study theology and ministry at Barry.
Marie V. Gendron was born July 22, 1903, in LaChapelle Glain, France. Ms. Gendron came to the United States, developed her skills as a seamstress and married. In the early 1960's she became the companion to tennis star, Eleanor Sears, until Ms. Sears death in 1968. Ms. Gendron lived in Palm Beach until the early 1980's, moved to Clearwater and spent her final days in St. Petersburg. She died at the age of 100 on January 26, 2004, and left a sizable bequest to the Adrian Dominican Congregation for the "general benefit of Catholic education in the state of Florida."
Gendron funding is available to provide full-time and part-time scholarships for graduate theological education of ministers in the U.S. Hispanic/Latino context. Gendron scholarships have made it possible for leaders in the field of Hispanic/Latino Ministry from throughout the United States to pursue doctoral studies at Barry University.
For information on how to apply for a Gendron Scholarship, click here.