The late William H. Hannon personally established the Eugenie B. Hannon Scholarships to honor his mother and the strong role she played in his life in promoting education.

Hannon graduated from Loyola High School and attended Loyola University, now Loyola Marymount University, on a “handshake” deal between his mother and Loyola University’s president to pay back his tuition after he graduated and went to work. The Eugenie B. Hannon Scholarships will go to help fund financial aid for families to be able to send their children to Mount St. Mary’s College and Loyola High School.