Scholarship Overview

An endowed scholarship established by Brian T. Rainey '04, as a Donor and on behalf of the alumni members of the Men's Rugby Football Club, and the friends & family of Luis De Souza Pinto '02 who also have made philanthropic gifts to create a scholarship endowment known as the Luis De Souza Pinto '02 Memorial Scholarship Endowment for the Men's Rugby Football Club at James Madison University.

This endowment is created in memory of Luis De Souza Pinto '02. Luis' passion for life and rugby was apparent in everything he did. His knowledge of rugby and the cultural diversity he brought to James Madison University - both during his undergraduate years and as an alumnus - inspired everyone he knew.

The purpose of this scholarship endowment is to provide scholarships that will encourage one (or more) international student(s) to attend James Madison University. The Luis De Souza Pinto '02 Memorial Scholars shall be outstanding undergraduate students who meet the criteria for this scholarship.

The following prioritized criteria shall guide the selection process:

The first priority shall be students who are citizens of a country other than the United States and demonstrate a strong desire to attend James Madison University to participate with the Men's Rugby Football Club.

If, in a particular year, there are no students who meet this criteria, then the second priority shall be students who demonstrate a strong desire to attend James Madison University to participate with the Men's Rugby Football Club, without regard to the country of their citizenship.

In the event that there ever may be a time when there is not a Men's Rugby Football Club at James Madison University - whether temporarily or permanently - then the scholarship shall be awarded in any such year to students who are citizens of a country other than the United States and demonstrate a strong desire to attend James Madison University, without regard to whether the student(s) has an interest in participating with the Men's Rugby Football Club or any of the university's club or varsity sports.

Once appointed to receive a Luis De Souza Pinto '02 Memorial Scholarship, a student may receive this scholarship for up to three additional academic years.



Need Based
No

Eligibility Criteria
Freshmen   Sophomore   Junior   Senior  

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