The Julius and Catherine Heerey Malin Scholarship
About the Scholarship
In her will, Ms. Helen Heerey established an endowment for a scholarship in the name of Julius and Catherine Heerey Malin in the School of Education. This donation recognizes her brother-in-law and sister's commitment to education and their belief that education is the key to success for children today and in future generations.
The lives of Helen Heerey, and Julius and Catherine Heerey Malin, embody the qualities of excellence, service and integrity that are also among the core values of Saint Xavier University as exemplified in the heritage of the Sisters of Mercy.
Helen Heerey, Catherine Heerey Malin and Julius Malin grew up in Chicago and attended Catholic schools. Academic excellence was an important value throughout their educations. Although not many girls went to college at that time, Mr. Heerey encouraged his two daughters to pursue degrees. Ms. Heerey and Mrs. Malin both earned master's degrees in social work. Ms. Heerey earned a bachelor's degree in education; Mrs. Malin completed part of her program at Saint Xavier University.
During the depression, Ms. Heerey worked as a caseworker, assisting those with unemployment issues and directing people to agencies that could be of assistance. Ms. Heerey and a small group of co-workers started a union that became the nucleus of the present American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees. At night, she taught at Chicago Vocational High School.
Mrs. Malin provided hospital service to the Red Cross during World War II. She had a long career of service to others through municipal and county social service agencies.
In their careers and personal lives, Ms. Heerey and the Malins have demonstrated integrity, recognizing that their personal actions serve the greater good. They utilized their education and talents to make the world a better place by modeling the virtue of integrity and assisting others through social action. They encouraged young family members to read, believing that reading opens up a world of interesting thoughts and is a key to success.
In addition, Ms. Heerey and the Malins served others through charitable organizations and have been generous donors to worthy causes. Service was an intrinsic part of their lives.
With this scholarship, the example of Helen Heerey, Catherine Heerey Malin and Julius Malin will live on as students who receive the scholarship promulgate excellence, service and integrity in the values they model and teach to children in classrooms of the future.
Applications are to be postmarked no later than December 15.
The Julius and Catherine Heerey Malin Scholarship Committee seeks to honor the late Mr. and Mrs. Malin, in addition to the late Ms. Heerey, by assisting an admitted School of Education (except MATL) undergraduate or graduate student who possesses the core values of excellence, service and integrity. Applicants must have a grade-point average of 2.8 or higher. Past tuition grants have been approximately $3,300. The scholarship is a grant applied towards tuition in the following academic year.
- Applicants must complete the attached application form (PDF). Complete applications will include the application form, the essay, and two letters of recommendation. Only complete applications will be reviewed
- Applicants must have a GPA of 2.8
- Applicants must submit an essay (double-spaced, one to two pages). Please provide specific examples of how you embrace the values of excellence, service and integrity exemplified by the scholarship donors. Include the plans you have for your work in the field of education
- Two letters of recommendation are required. One recommendation must be from a faculty
member at Saint Xavier University. The other recommendation should be from someone
external to the University and who knows your professional or volunteer work related
to education. The letters of recommendation should refer to the values noted on the
recommendation form and should be sent directly to the address below, postmarked by
Saint Xavier University
The Julius and Catherine Heerey Malin Scholarship Committee
c/o School of Education
3700 W. 103rd Street
Chicago, IL 60655
*Exact amount of tuition grants depends on available funds from endowments and individual student’s account status. Additionally, students may be required to demonstrate financial need in order to qualify.