Mary Berry Gerwin Scholarship Fund

The Mary Berry Gerwin Scholarship Fund supports students involved with programs of the UMaine William S. Cohen Institute for Leadership and Public Service. Mary served for two decades as a senior and key member of Bill Cohen’s Senate and Pentagon staffs before her death in 2001 at age 46 from breast cancer. She was a Portland native and a graduate of what was then known as the University of Maine at Portland-Gorham.

The scholarship fund was established in her honor in 2021 with a gift from her husband, Edward Gerwin. The scholarship honors Mary’s memory, and Bill Cohen’s role as her mentor and friend.