Donald R. Barr Memorial Endowed Scholarship History and Art History

The Donald R. Barr Memorial Endowed Scholarship was established in 1985 in memory of Donald R. Barr, ’78, MA ’86 (posthumous), to assist students in history. Mr. Barr was an alumnus of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences. The endowment was funded by multiple donors including his mother, Anita G. Barr, who was an employee of the university. To provide scholarships for history majors.

2023 Awardee

Sinead Monaghan

Sinead Monaghan

BA History

Sinead Monaghan is a junior studying history with a concentration in public history. She is from Rhode Island, and loves museums and learning about a wide range of historical topics. When she’s not learning about history, she loves teaching herself about flags and geography. She is happiest when she is learning, and believes that possessing a basic historic understanding is necessary to function in this world, which is why she loves public history so much. When she is not studying, she serves as the head of the graphic design committee for GMU YDSA and the fundraising coordinator for GMU’s UNICEF chapter. She is honored to have received both the Donald R. Barr Memorial Endowed Scholarship and the Outstanding Public and Digital History Project Award, and hopes that her hard work can continue to be recognized as she pursues history as a career and enters the museum field after graduating.