The Marilyn M. and Russell S. Fox Endowed Scholarship
(Amount Equal to One Full Annual Tuition Award) The Marilyn M. and Russell S. Fox Endowed Scholarship will be awarded to a full-time undergraduate student who is enrolled in the Bachelor of Science Nursing program and demonstrates financial need. Applicants must submit a short essay about why they want to be a nurse and how this award will help them reach this goal.
The late Marilyn M. and Russell S. Fox’s devotion to one another spanned many decades, and their shared passion to care for the sick will now last forever through this scholarship. The couple shared many beliefs, the most notable of which were industriousness, austerity, fondness for animals (especially their little Chihuahua, Toto), and admiration for nurses. Both worked in the dietary department at City Hospital for over 30 years, and Marilyn held a second job at the former Washburn House retirement home for women for over 20 years. They lived frugally in Cherry Valley, Mass. When they passed away, Marilyn and Russell, who had no children, left a legacy that will help generations of Worcester State University Nursing students realize their dreams of becoming registered nurses.