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Scholarship Fund Endowed by Agnes McKie
OXFORD, Ohio -- Approximately $90,000 per year will be added to
Miami University's student scholarships and loans thanks to a gift from the
late Agnes Wagner McKie.
Mrs. McKie's gift of $1.87 million will endow the Stanley and Agnes McKie
Scholarship Fund for needy and deserving students. Awards will be available
for the 1998-99 academic year.
Mrs. McKie's husband, Stanley, class of 1919, was a member of Miami's
board of trustees from 1965-69. The couple was very involved with Miami
University, and knew they could best help students through such assistance,
says Karel Simbartl of Miami's development office.
Previous gifts from the McKies endowed the Stanley G. McKie Baseball Field
at Miami in 1973 and the McKie Gallery in Miami's art museum, among
Before his death in 1969, Stanley McKie served as president of the
Cincinnati Board of Education from 1960-67 and president of the Cincinnati
Recreation Commission from 1953-1960. He was an Ohio Representative, 1935-36,
and Ohio State Senator, 1939-48. He served in numerous other civic
Agnes McKie was a supporter of the Cincinnati Association for the Blind,
Cincinnati Children's Home and other organizations. She died in May.
The McKies had no children. Their entire estate was left to help students
at Miami and the University of Cincinnati.
The scholarship fund is notable for the flexibility it gives Miami's
financial aid office in making individual decisions based on students' needs,