Scholarships for Transfer Students

Merit-based and Endowed Scholarships for Students Transferring to Marist

At Marist, approximately 80 percent of students receive financial assistance, including scholarships, grants, loans and work opportunities. Transfer applicants can be awarded up to $15,000 in merit-based scholarship awards. When you apply for admission to Marist, you are automatically considered for merit-based scholarships; there is no additional application. In addition, transfer students may be eligible for the following scholarships:

Alfa Laval /Wencel/Neumann Scholarship: The Alfa Laval/ Wencel Neumann Scholarship in Honor of DeLaval Employees was established to honor former employees of this international corporation, which had a manufacturing facility in Poughkeepsie for many years. It is named for a long-time president of DeLaval and was generously established by Alfa Laval, Inc. The scholarship is available to children and grandchildren of former DeLaval employees or retirees. First consideration is given to transfer students from Dutchess Community College. Financial need is a criterion and this award is renewable.

Charles E. Conklin and Mabel Conklin Scholarship: The Charles E. Conklin and Mabel E. Conklin Scholarship fund has been established at Marist College by two prominent members of the local community. The Charles E. Conklin and Mabel E. Conklin Scholarship will be awarded to graduates of Dutchess Community College who transfer to Marist to complete their undergraduate degrees. Preference will be given to recipients of The Charles E. and Mabel E. Conklin Scholarship for Academic Excellence at Dutchess Community College. This award is renewable.

John M. and Patrice M. Cianci Scholarship: The John M. and Patrice M. Cianci Scholarship has been established at Marist College by the Cianci family and members of the IBM community. It will provide financial assistance to traditional age Hudson Valley students who transfer to Marist to pursue an undergraduate degree in Communications. This scholarship will be renewed for one additional year provided the recipient still qualifies academically. This award is renewable for one year.

Alumni Legacy Scholarship: The Alumni Legacy Scholarship is awarded to a son or daughter of a Marist graduate who has shown outstanding academic and leadership qualities throughout his or her high school career and possesses the potential to succeed at Marist College. The annual award is offered to an incoming freshman or transfer student at the start of his/her fall semester and is renewable based on consideration by the Scholarship Committee. The application deadline for this particular scholarship varies each year (within the month of June). A committee comprised of several members of the Alumni Association Executive Board, one admissions counselor, and the Executive Director of Alumni Relations will review the applications in July and select the recipient. For additional information and the application form, please contact the Alumni Office at (845) 575-3283.

William Randolph Hearst Scholarship: The William Randolph Hearst Endowed Scholarship has been established at Marist College by The Hearst Foundations to benefit students from underrepresented populations. Scholarship will be awarded by the Admission Office to incoming first-year or transfer African-American or Latino students with financial need, leadership potential, and the promise for academic success. Marist College is committed to supporting the goals of the Hearst Scholarship and will use its own resources to renew this one-time award for up to three additional years for awardees who remain in good standing.

Charles J. Lawson, Jr. Family Scholarship: The Charles J. Lawson, Jr. Family Scholarship is awarded annually to Marist students who are children or dependents of full-time employees of Ametek Rotron (formerly EG&G Rotron) Inc., Woodstock, New York or to students who are graduates of Ulster Community College. Application forms for Ametek Rotron candidates are available through the Office of Human Resources at Ametek Rotron.

Dr. Edwin A. Ulrich Memorial Scholarship: Named for a prominent area businessman who was a patron of the arts, the Dr. Edwin A. Ulrich Scholarship is awarded to students from the Hudson Valley who major in business or fine arts at Marist. Recipients will be notified in October.

Transfer students are also eligible for the Liberty Partnership and Upward Bound awards which provide up to 50% of tuition costs. Please contact Student Financial Services for more information. 

Additionally, newly enrolled transfer students who receive the full tuition scholarship from Army ROTC will receive a full room and board scholarship from Marist College. Newly enrolled students at Marist College that are active participants in Army ROTC but are not Army ROTC Scholarship recipients will receive a $2,000 scholarship from Marist College.

Please note: You are required to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid to apply for financial assistance. 

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