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The Mona Guerrier Fallen Endowed Scholarship for the Office of Multicultural Affairs

Applications are being accepted for the Mona Guerrier Fallen Endowed Scholarship for the Office of Multicultural Affairs at the University of Dayton.  In August 2013, Mr. Destry Fallen ‘86 established an endowed scholarship in recognition of his wife, Mona Guerrier Fallen, who passed away in 2013 at the age of 47.     

Mona Guerrier Fallen received a Bachelor of Arts in 1991 from the University of Dayton.  As a way to supplement her educational costs, Mrs. Guerrier Fallen worked for the Department of English, served as a Resident Assistant and was a grant writer for University Advancement.  She received her Juris Doctor from the University of Cincinnati in 1996.  Mrs. Guerrier Fallen served as an Assistant United States Attorney for over 13 years.  Her husband, Destry Fallen, established the Mona Guerrier Fallen Endowed Scholarship for the Office of Multicultural Affairs to honor Mona Guerrier Fallen‘s commitments to the University of Dayton and educational opportunities, as well as to remember her positive and enthusiastic approach to life.

Scholarship Details

Due to the generosity of Mr. Fallen, one (1) recipient will receive a financial award for the 2014-2015 academic year.  One endowed scholarship for approximately one thousand and two hundred dollars ($1200) will be awarded for the 2014-2015 academic year. 


Award consideration, as outlined by the donor, will be given to an undergraduate student who meets the following criteria:   

  1. Recipient must have financial need.
  2. Additional consideration should be given to first-generation college students.  However, undergraduate students with financial need will remain the first priority.
  3. Awards will be made by the Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA) at the University, in consultation with the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid, to a recipient who identifies with one of the primary populations served by the Office of Multicultural Affairs.  These populations include Black or African American, Hispanic or Latino/a, Asian American, Native American or Multiracial students.
  4. The fund is to be used only for student financial aid, e.g., tuition, room and board, books, and study abroad opportunities.

Undergraduate student applicants must:

  • Possess a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5.Be in good non-academic standing with the University.
  • Submit all application materials by Friday, August 1, 2014 by 11:59 p.m.
  • Have a record of leadership and service on campus.
  • Reflect the Marianist value of commitment to community through involvement in diverse campus communities.  

If you have any questions about the application process, please contact:
Office of Multicultural Affairs 
Phone:  937.229.3634