Marsha Malish Jones Endowed Presidential Scholarship
The Marsha Malish Jones Endowed Presidential Scholarship was established by the Board of Regents of The University of Texas System on January 18, 2012, to benefit The University of Texas College of Communication. Gift funds were provided by Mr. Robert W. and Mrs. Marsha M. Jones.
Marsha and Robert Jones
Marsha Malish Jones is a graduate of the College of Communication. Her husband, Robert, is a graduate of the McCombs School of Business. Both have been lifelong UT fans and supporters, as are numerous members of their families. Marsha’s brother, Bobby Malish, and his wife, Michelle, are Communication graduates as well. Bobby earned a degree in photojournalism, Michelle in advertising. She and her brothers Eddie and Bobby grew up in Austin, and they cannot recall a time when The University of Texas was not a part of their lives. During Marsha’s father’s funeral and memorial services several years ago, she and her family heard countless stories about her father, Eugene Malish, from people in the community whom they’d never met. His life’s example of giving generously was recounted over and over. That experience and his life motivated Marsha and Robert to establish permanent reminders of the difference one person can make in the life of many by giving. It was important to Marsha and Robert for the endowment to fund scholarships to the College of Communication because her family has such strong ties to the school.