School of Public Health Scholarships

Brown Family Foundation Scholarship Fund

This fund is used to award scholarships to students in good academic standing who are currently enrolled in the School of Public Health at Samford University.

Developing Hope Annual and Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship was established by Alan and Constadina Long to attract new students to the Department of Social Work.

Eugene E. Pearson, Sr. Dean’s Scholarship

This scholarship was established to honor a life devoted to the love of music. Preference will be given to a Social Work student who can demonstrate that music has had an impact on their lives. This might include, but is not limited to, singing in their church choir, playing an instrument, or otherwise being engaged in the arts community.

Marvin Mann Scholarship

With a transformational $100 million gift, Marvin Mann ’54 is the largest single donor to any higher education institution in the state of Alabama.

Mann, a first-generation college graduate and native of Springdale, Alabama, understood the meaning of hard work and treasured the value of his Samford education. Having grown up in the Great Depression, he began working at 4 years old, candling eggs at his grandfather’s distribution business. After graduating from Samford in 1954, he worked for IBM for 32 years and went on to found Lexmark International Inc. in 1991, where he served as chief executive officer and chairman until 1999. He was named Samford’s Alumnus of the Year in 2004 and received an honorary doctorate in commerce from the university in 1993.

Mann’s gift is a representation of his confidence in the leadership and future of Samford University and continues on as a living legacy of his commitment to the connection between performance and ethics in the workplace. These particular scholarships are available exclusively for incoming students.


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