Sr. Philip Mary Reilly was the heart of the Chicago Area Chapter of the AATSP for many years. As a Spanish professor at Rosary College (now Dominican University), Philip Mary guided students not only toward a fulfilling Spanish major, but also toward the rewarding teaching profession. Sister was instrumental in planning a summer immersion program on campus that enriched teachers of all language backgrounds and capabilities. She was key to the organization and implementation of this opportunity for over a decade. Through Sister’s efforts, Chicago AATSP had a base at Dominican for meetings, workshops, and events. Sister served students and colleagues for five decades.
In her honor, the Chicago Chapter established yearly $500 scholarships that will benefit Dominican University Spanish majors. In addition, Philip Mary’s family has made generous yearly contributions to this fund to extend Dominican scholarships to more Spanish language students.
- 2022 winner: Isabela Flores, Sofia Olvera-Sandoval, Iris Ramírez
- 2021 winner: Deisy Aldana
- 2020 winner: Rita Munoz
- 2019 winners: Leah Kostos, Daisy Romero
- 2018 winners: Jessica Rock, Natalie Sanchez
- 2017 winners: Mireya Guzman, Cristal Ortega, Alejandra Anguiano