Husson University Announces $1.25 Million Bequest from Former Educator, Alumnus Merrill D. Dollar

Date of Release: December 12, 2012

Husson University has announced the receipt of a $1,250,000 bequest from former educator and Husson alumnus Merrill D. Dollar. Per the donor’s request, the gift will be designated for need-based scholarships for full-time Husson students. The bequest is the largest alumni scholarship endowment gift in the University's history.

“This is a significant gift for Husson University,” states President Robert Clark. “This incredible act of generosity will provide much-needed scholarship funds for our most deserving students. The gift also reflects the confidence Mr. Dollar felt in Husson and the role education plays in preparing our future business leaders.”

Merrill D. Dollar was born in Saint Francis, Maine and resided in Wall, New Jersey. He graduated from Husson College in 1949 with a diploma from the three-year Business Education Program. Almost 45 years later, Mr. Dollar returned to Husson and received an Honorary Bachelor of Education degree. He was employed by the Westbury Board of Education, Long Island, New York as a teacher until his retirement.

This scholarship will join the over 90 endowed scholarships currently offered by the University. Husson also offers a large number of non-endowed scholarships for incoming students and current students. More information can be found at

Husson’s spring term begins January 22nd with classes available online and on the Bangor, South Portland, and Presque Isle campuses.

For more information regarding this release, please contact Amanda Kitchen at 207-992-4925 or via cell at 207-649-4647.

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