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Multi-Ethnic Education and Engagement Center

The Mona Guerrier Fallen Endowed Scholarship

Applications are being accepted for the Mona Guerrier Fallen Endowed Scholarship for the Multi-Ethnic Education and Engagement Center (MEC) at the University of Dayton. In August 2013, Mr. Destry Fallen ‘86 established an endowed scholarship in recognition of his wife, MonaGuerrier Fallen, who passed away in 2013 at the age of 47.


Mona Guerrier Fallen received a Bachelor of Arts in 1991 from the University of Dayton. To supplement her educational costs, Mrs. Guerrier Fallen worked for the Department of English and served as a resident assistant and then a grant writer for University Advancement. She received her Juris Doctor from the University of Cincinnati in 1996. Mrs. Guerrier Fallen served as an Assistant United States Attorney in Dayton for over 13 years. Her husband, Destry Fallen, established the Mona Guerrier Fallen Endowed Scholarship for the Multi-Ethnic Education and Engagement Center to honor Mona Guerrier Fallen‘s commitments to the University of Dayton and educational opportunities, as well as to remember her positive and enthusiastic approach to life.

This award recognizes a student who demonstrates a similar level of commitment and engagement as Mona Guerrier Fallen to the University of Dayton and our diverse campus community. The undergraduate student recipient(s) should demonstrate a commitment to leadership, service to the MEC and UD community, and academic achievement. Students must also demonstrate financial need.

The application is now open! Please submit application by Friday, July 26, 2024 by 11:50pm. Click the link to view the Online Application.

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One (1) student will be selected to receive an endowed scholarship.

Award consideration, as outlined by the donor, will be given to an undergraduate student who meets the following criteria:

  • The recipient must have financial need. 
  • Additional consideration should be given to first-generation college students. However, undergraduate students with financial needs will remain the first priority.
  • Awards will be made by the Multi-Ethnic Education and Engagement Center, in consultation with the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships, to a recipient who identifies with one of the following populations: Black or African American, Hispanic or LatinX, Asian American, Native American or Multiracial students.
  • The fund will be used only for student financial aid, e.g., tuition, room and board, books, and study abroad opportunities.

Undergraduate applicants must:

  • Possess a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5.
  • Be in good non-academic standing with the University.
  • Have a record of leadership and service on campus.
  • Reflect the Marianist value of commitment to community through involvement in diverse campus communities.
  • Submit all application materials by 11:59 p.m. Friday, July 31, 2023.

If you have questions, call 937-229-3634 or email


Multi-Ethnic Education and Engagement Center

Alumni Hall
300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 0318