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Loyola receives $1 million gift to fund scholarships for Maryland students with financial need

November 14, 2012 | By Nick Alexopulos

Loyola University Maryland has received a $1 million gift from Ken Boehl, ’76, MBA ’81, and his wife Kathy to create the Boehl Family Scholarship Fund, which will provide scholarships to students from the state of Maryland who demonstrate financial need.

“We are deeply committed to access and opportunity at Loyola University Maryland and want to ensure that exceptional students from our state continue to consider Loyola a university of choice,” said Rev. Brian F. Linnane, S.J, Loyola’s president. “With this generous gift from Ken and Kathy, we have an opportunity to strengthen the University’s appeal to outstanding Maryland students who are seeking a transformative experience rooted in rigorous academics and robust social opportunities on campus and in the community. I am extraordinarily grateful for the Boehls’ support.”

Ken and Kathy Boehl, whose daughter, Kathleen, is a 2011 graduate of Loyola, also recognize the college experience can be particularly formative for students able to live away from home. High-achieving students who are drawn to the unique qualities of a Loyola education often feel limited by cost and distance when applying to schools. The Boehls’ gift will make Loyola an accessible option for more of those students from Maryland. 

“I really wanted to help with financial aid,” said Ken Boehl, who commuted to Loyola by bus as an undergraduate. “Kathy is the one who said, ‘It would be nice to give some students in Maryland the opportunity to have that full experience.’”

Boehl is a Loyola trustee who grew up in Baltimore and whose family has strong ties to Maryland.

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