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Awards Funds

Thank you to those individuals who established a named endowed fund to support annual student awards. The following named funds were created to help to ensure the long-term financial health of MKA by supporting initiatives in perpetuity.

The Elizabeth O’Neil Feagley Award Fund

Established in 1986 by Sheila Feagley James ’43 and Anne Feagley Wittels ’45 in memory of their mother. The award is presented annually to a female student with achievement in the creative arts.

The Elliot Furbert Award

Given annually to a worthy junior of outstanding character and academic promise, this award honors the memory of Elliot Furbert, MKA Class of 2014. In his time at the Upper School, Elliot demonstrated what happens when an unmatched work ethic and appetite for challenge meets broad opportunity and strong mentorship. In his academic program, on the track and while playing tenor sax, as a president of his class, and in a series of prestigious programs outside MKA, Elliot stood for quality and integrity “ne plus ultra.” The recipient must possess the fine qualities embodied in Elliott: intellectual curiosity, a high level of engagement in a variety of school activities, and unwavering character. The recipient will receive a monetary award to be applied to his or her college expenses.

The Margaret Osborne Science Prize

Specifically intended for students who have demonstrated outstanding interest in science and superior understanding of concepts and creativity in their studies.

The Scott Johnson Memorial Scholarship Fund

Established in the wake of 9/11 by Scott’s friends and family to pay tribute to his life. Scott Johnson, MKA Class of 1993, was among the victims in the World Trade Center tragedy on September 11, 2001. This fund supports an annual award given to the senior who has, in the same spirit as Scott, best demonstrated a spirit of warmth, generosity, and goodwill towards others.

The Timmons Scholarship Fund

Established in 1982 by Anita Timmons to honor her husband, James D. Timmons, former Trustee, parent, and grandparent. Proceeds from this fund are awarded to an MKA senior who is the child of an MKA faculty member.


To learn more about MKA’s endowment needs and how you can support them, please contact Laela Perkins, Director of Development at 973.509.7940.