James H. Heagerty Sr. Family MBA Endowed Scholarship
Why did you choose to create a scholarship at Saint Leo University?
Jim Heagerty was a 1948 graduate of Saint Leo Preparatory School. Throughout his life he spoke to his family of how much he benefitted from his five years of attendance—both academically and spiritually. When he passed in 1997 it seemed appropriate to establish the MBA scholarship in his memory. He was a believer in continuing education, and wanted to help others.
What would you want the recipients to know about the person for whom this scholarship is named?
To quote a friend’s thoughts after Jim’s passing, “He was not only a successful banker and businessman, he conducted himself with unimpeachable integrity, honesty, and forthrightness. His philanthropy and strength of family are well documented. He was a poster of inspiration to our youth.”
Jim served on the Saint Leo University Board of Trustees.
What do you hope recipients gain through this scholarship support?
Encouragement and motivation to continue their hopes and dreams for happiness and success!