Social Work Student Receives Scholarship


Charles Hardy and Marianne Grimes




Marianne Grimm (pictured with Dean Hardy) was recently recognized as one of the first three recipients of the Trask Land Company Champions of Freedom Scholarships. Established as a merit scholarship, it benefits active-duty US Marines and members of their families.

Originally from Minnesota, Marianne is a Sergeant in Marine Special Command Operations, in the United States Marines. She has served in the Marines for 10 years with 2 years in Afghanistan, 1 year in Iraq and I year in Jordan. The most rewarding of her experience was working with the challenging issues facing the women in the local villages. Marianne’s goal is to pursue a social work position in Veterans Affairs Administration. She feels that her military skills and social work training, she will be an asset in assisting veterans and their families; a profession she knows would be very rewarding.

What attracted Marianne to UNCW was the capacity and exceptional professors in the (UNCW) Conflict Resolution program who worked with the Marine Corp. She found the availability of professors impressive and the social work program is a “good fit” in assisting her meet her goals. Marianne shared that the scholarship was very rewarding and helps “keep my head in the game.”


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