Walsh Honors Two Recipients with Dean Carole Mount Endowed Scholarships

Walsh University has announced that freshman Mattison Davis and graduating senior Jacob Caniford are the 2019-2020 recipients of the Dean Carole Mount Endowed Scholarship in the DeVille School of Business (DSoB). The two $1500 business student scholarships are traditionally announced during the annual DeVille School of Business Scholarship Luncheon hosted by the Business Club and awarded to students who exemplify the mission of the DeVille School of Business.

According to Assistant Professor of Business Trish Berg, both of the finalists wrote essays that spoke right to the mission of the DSoB to grow, to learn, to lead and to serve the global community throughout their careers.

Jacob Caniford

"Jacob is one of our top business students, President of the Walsh Chapter of the American Marketing Association, and a nationally ranked runner on our cross country and track team,” said Dr. Berg. "Jacob is a joy to have in class, and his commitment to Walsh University and service to others is evident in all that he does on and off campus."

Mattie and Jacob were chosen from 28 applicants in a blind-review, essay contest judged by business faculty members.


"Mattie is a natural leader, and I have seen her heart for service to others shine through in her words and actions,” said Dr. Berg. "She is one of those freshmen who make me excited about the future of the DSOB, the Business Club and Walsh University. I know she will have a positive impact on campus and off."

In 2018, the scholarship was established in honor of retired Dean Carole Mount who served the University for more than 30 years.

“We are very proud of these two students who represent the DSoB and Walsh University,” said DSoB Dean Raj Javalgi, Ph.D.  “Our congratulations to both of them.”