ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIPS

Through the generosity of trustees, alumni, parents, and friends of the College, a number of endowed scholarships have been established at Marist. Each scholarship has specific criterion. The scholarship awards range from $500 to $5000. Distribution of the award is made in two equal payments in the fall and spring semesters, unless otherwise noted. The award will be directly applied to the student's account upon verification of the student's full-time enrollment.

Please note that scholarships for Incoming Freshmen are listed under the "Incoming Freshmen" scholarships category. All other endowed scholarships are listed below according to applicable categories and unless otherwise specified, are for returning full time regular undergraduate Marist students. Once awarded, many endowed scholarships are renewable for subsequent years if the recipients continue to meet the established scholarship criteria.

Incoming freshmen students will need their Campus Wide ID (CWID) to access the application form. The CWID is provided by the Office of Admission in the student's acceptance packet. Shortly after, the IT department will provide access to the student's myMarist account.

APPLICATION PROCESS:

The Marist Office of Student Financial Services will be accepting applications online from March 24 - April 28, 2014. The Decision making process will be completed by June 30, and notification will follow. Incoming freshmen that are awarded an endowed scholarship will be notified Mid-May.

PROCESS FOR RENEWABLE SCHOLARSHIPS: If the endowed scholarship a student is receiving is renewable, it will be renewed automatically provided the recipient continues to meet all eligibility requirements for that particular scholarship. If the criterion of the scholarship has been met, the award will be included in the student’s financial aid package in June.

How to apply for endowed scholarships:

  1. Review the list for scholarships that are applicable to you.
  2. The FAFSA must be completed in order to be considered if financial need is a criterion.
  3. Click on the endowed scholarship Name to activate the application form.
  4. Sign in using your Marist account.
  5. Complete the application form:
    • The essay section of the application should:
      • Address all criteria pertaining to the particular scholarship (e.g. financial need, academic accomplishments, major)
      • Outline why you should be considered for this scholarship
      • Include your plans and goals for the future
      • Include other factors weighing on your need for the scholarship
  6. Click submit

Please visit our outside scholarship search page for additional scholarship information. http://www.marist.edu/financialaid/scholarsearch.html.

SCHOLARSHIPS BY CATEGORY


SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY IN SUPPORT OF VOLUNTEERISM

The Jonah and Joan Sherman Scholarship for Volunteer Outreach
Named for a long-time Marist College Trustee and his wife, The Jonah and Joan Sherman Scholarship for Volunteer Outreach was established by Bruce Sherman and Amy Sherman to honor their parents. The scholarship's mission is to promote effective volunteerism by recognizing and financially aiding young people who follow in the footsteps of Jonah and Joan Sherman, who through their volunteer work locally and around the world helped countless people lead more functional, productive, and hopeful lives. The scholarship is open to rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors who are participating in or leading volunteer activities. Activities may or may not be campus-based or sponsored by a Marist organization, and can be conducted locally, nationally, or internationally. Candidates should be in good academic standing. Financial need is not a criterion, and one-year renewal is possible but students must reapply.
Additional information and application.

General

Alfa Laval/Wencel Neumann Scholarship in Honor of DeLaval Employees
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.
Barnes & Noble College Bookstores Scholarship
The Barnes & Noble College Bookstores Scholarship has been established by the corporation to support academic excellence at Marist College. Awards will be made annually to outstanding students with financial need. The scholarship is renewable provided the student remains in good academic standing.
Brother Joseph L. R. Belanger, FMS, Scholarship
The Brother Joseph L. R. Belanger, FMS, Scholarship was established by David L. Donoghue, Class of 1964, to honor his former professor for his many years of dedicated and inspiring service as a master teacher, academic leader, and Marist Brother. This scholarship will be awarded annually to a full-time undergraduate student who is beyond the freshman year and because of unforeseen financial circumstances needs additional aid to complete his or her degree at Marist. Recipients must have documented financial need. The award may be renewed at the discretion of the Office of Student Financial Services.
Catherine Regan Hanifin Memorial Scholarship
Established by John Hanifin, an IBM executive and member of Marist's Board of Trustees, in memory of his grandmother. Awards are made to students who have demonstrated academic excellence and have significant financial need. The scholarship is not limited to upperclassmen and is renewable.
Charles E. Conklin and Mabel E. 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.
Debra Sue Levantrosser Women of Marist Scholarship
The Debra Sue Levantrosser Women of Marist Scholarship was established by Frederick and Barbara Levantrosser in honor of their daughter, who received her Master's of Public Administration from Marist in 1996. Recipients must exhibit an entrepreneurial spirit and creativity as well as high integrity, motivation to succeed, and extraordinary potential for personal growth. The scholarship is available to traditional-aged female junior and senior undergraduates and female graduate students majoring in management, business, political science, or public administration. Special consideration is given to applicants pursuing an international focus in their studies and career aspirations.
Dr. Armand Hammer Scholarship
The Dr. Armand Hammer Scholarship is awarded annually to students who demonstrate academic excellence and the potential to become outstanding Marist graduates.
H. Clifton Wilson Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship was established in memory of a former chairman and long-time member of the Marist College Board of Trustees. It is awarded annually to a student who has demonstrated a commitment to community involvement as exemplified by the scholarship's namesake. Financial need and good academic standing are among the criteria.
Jack Newman Scholarship
Established by a long-time trustee and former chairman of the board of Marist College, the Jack Newman Scholarship is awarded to academically talented upper-class students who are confronted with unexpected financial problems that may jeopardize the completion of their education. Determination of eligibility and awarding of the scholarship is made by the Director of Student Financial Services.
John J. Dougherty Memorial Scholarship
Named in memory of John "Jack" Dougherty, long-time Director of Development at Marist College, this award was established from the estate of Jack's loving wife, Margaret. Awards will be made to students with financial need.
Mary Lou Gantert Scholarship
The Mary Lou Gantert Scholarship, named for a former science student at Marist, is awarded to Marist students who possess superior academic potential.
Patrick J. Donaghy Scholarship
Established by Patrick J. Donaghy, corporate leader and benefactor of the College, these scholarships are awarded to young men or women of high character with leadership potential who would otherwise be unable to afford a Marist education. Recipients must be academically accomplished and have demonstrated financial need.
Peter and Virginia Foy Scholarship
The first endowed scholarship to be established at Marist College,The Peter and Virginia Foy Scholarship was founded by Peter Foy and his wife, Eileen, and supported by his brother, Marist President Emeritus Richard Foy, to honor the memory of their parents by financially helping students to achieve a Marist degree. The determining factor in awarding this scholarship is significant financial need.
Roger V. Coleman '82 Scholarship
The Roger V. Coleman ’82 Scholarship has been established at Marist College by the Roger V. Coleman Family Foundation at the direction of Roger and Margaret Coleman. Roger is a graduate of Marist’s class of 1982. The Roger V. Coleman ’82 Scholarship provides financial assistance to traditional age undergraduates at Marist who are entering their junior or senior year and have experienced unexpected financial hardship jeopardizing their ability to complete their degrees on schedule. The recipients must be in good academic standing and be exemplary members of the Marist community.
Stephen and Justine Becker Memorial Scholarship
The Stephen and Justine Becker Memorial Scholarship was established in memory of a former chairman and long-time member of the Marist College Board of Trustees and his wife. It is awarded annually to a student in good academic standing who has demonstrated a commitment to community involvement as exemplified by the scholarship's namesakes. Financial need is a criterion.
Travis Family Memorial Scholarship
Established in memory of Mary E., Robert T., and Elizabeth T. Travis, the scholarship is awarded on the basis of academic achievement, community involvement, and leadership potential.
Winifred & William O'Reilly Scholarship
The Winifred & William O'Reilly Scholarship has been established at Marist College by their son, Bill O'Reilly '71. This scholarship will be awarded annually to upper-class students with financial need. A commitment to community involvement is a consideration.

Geographic

Hudson Valley, NY (Dutchess, Orange, and Ulster)
Mid-Hudson Region (Dutchess, Orange, Ulster, Putnam, Columbia, and Greene)

Campilii Family Scholarship
The Campilii Family Scholarship was established in memory of Nicolo and Venzie Campilii by their son, Anthony, his wife, Virginia, and their family to support local students in completing their college education at Marist. A 1962 Marist graduate and the College’s first business officer, Anthony V. Campilii retired as Vice President of Business Affairs & Chief Financial Officer in 2005 after 40 years of service. Preference is given to students from Wappingers Falls, NY. If this criterion cannot be met, the award is given to a Hudson Valley resident. Candidates should exhibit a strong commitment to volunteer community service, have excellent grades, and have demonstrated financial need.
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.
David Alexander Memorial Scholarship
The David Alexander Memorial Scholarship, established in 1993, is awarded to upper-class students who need financial assistance to complete their studies at Marist. The scholarship is renewable provided that students remain in good academic standing. Preference is given to students from the Mid-Hudson Region.
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.
Dr. Steven & Mrs. Estelle Dobo Scholarship
Established in honor of Dr. Steven Dobo and his loving wife, Estelle. The Dr. Steven and Mrs. Estelle Dobo Scholarship award will be made to students who qualify for financial aid. Preference will be given to students who have graduated from a Hudson Valley area high school.
Francis U. & Mary F. Ritz Scholarship
Established by long-time friends of the College and community leaders, Francis U. and Mary F. Ritz, this scholarship will be awarded to young men and women from the Hudson Valley who have leadership potential at the highest level of their intended professions, as demonstrated by their academic accomplishments and campus activities that serve others.
Francis X. & Elizabeth H. Tucker Memorial Scholarship
The Francis X. & Elizabeth H. Tucker Memorial Scholarship was established with a generous gift from the Estate of Dr. Elizabeth Tucker. The Tuckers were long-time friends of Marist, who resided in Kingston, New York, and strongly believed in the importance of education and the College's mission. A prominent attorney, Mr. Tucker served on the Marist Board of Trustees. Dr. Tucker taught at Columbia University. This scholarship is awarded to full-time traditional undergraduate students residing in the Hudson River Valley. Academic merit and financial need are also award criteria.
Harold D. Spencer Scholarship
The Harold D. Spencer Scholarship is awarded annually to young men and women from Poughkeepsie, New York or Racine, Wisconsin, who attend Marist College.
Helen Schatz & George Bennett, Jr. Scholarship
The Helen Schatz and George Bennett, Jr. Scholarship is awarded upon recommendation of the Vice President of Admissions and Enrollment to students from the Fairview area of Poughkeepsie, New York or from Dutchess County, New York.
Herb & Sue Redl Scholarship
The Herb and Sue Redl Scholarship is awarded to upper-class students who reside in the Mid-Hudson Region and need financial assistance to complete their education at Marist. Recipients will be academically accomplished.
John and Nancy O'Shea Scholarship
The John and Nancy O'Shea Scholarship has been established at Marist College by two prominent community leaders. John P. O'Shea, a long-time member of Marist's Board of Trustees, and his wife Nancy have created this scholarship endowment to assist traditional age commuter students. Scholarships will be awarded annually to students from the Hudson Valley who choose to live at home and commute to classes to help ease the financial burden of pursuing their undergraduate degree at Marist. Financial need is a criterion. Awards will be renewed provided the recipient continues to meet awarding criteria.
John J. Gartland, Jr. Memorial Scholarship
The John J. Gartland, Jr. Memorial Scholarship was established at Marist with a generous gift from the James J. McCann Charitable Trust in memory of John J. Gartland, Jr., a former member and longtime Chair of the Marist College Board of Trustees. This scholarship is awarded to students from Dutchess County who are academically strong and have demonstrated a commitment to community service as epitomized by its namesake. Financial need is a consideration, and preference is given to graduates of Our Lady of Lourdes High School in Poughkeepsie, New York.
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.
June Johns Memorial Scholarship
In memory of June Johns, the estate of Rhys H. Johns has established this scholarship fund to assist students who have financial need. Preference will be given to students who have graduated from a Mid-Hudson Region high school, with first consideration to candidates from Dutchess County.
Katherine Connor Memorial Scholarship
The Katherine Connor Memorial Scholarship is given to local students with financial need. It is awarded on the basis of academic achievement and community involvement.
Louis Greenspan Memorial Scholarship
Named for a successful area businessman and long-time friend of Marist, the Louis Greenspan Memorial Scholarship was established to support dedicated and hard-working students from Dutchess and Ulster counties. Financial need is a criterion. All academic majors are encouraged to apply. This scholarship is renewable provided the recipients remain in good academic standing.
Roy C. Ketcham Memorial Scholarship
The Roy C. Ketcham Memorial Scholarship was established in memory of a long-time trustee and former chairman of the board of Marist College. Preference is given to students residing in Southern Dutchess County, New York, and is awarded on the basis of academic achievement and community involvement.
Stephen & Linda Saland Scholarship
Stephen M. Saland was a champion of education, children, and families in both the New York State Assembly, Senate, and throughout Dutchess County for over 30 years. In honor of Steve and Linda’s dedication to their community, the Stephen & Linda Saland Scholarship was created at Marist College for traditional age undergrad students who are residents of Dutchess County. Financial need is a criterion. Awards will be renewed provided the recipient continues to meet awarding criteria.
William & Margaret Mair Memorial Scholarship
The William and Margaret Mair Memorial Scholarship is awarded on the basis of academic achievement, community involvement, and leadership potential. Financial need is a criterion and preference is given to students in the Mid-Hudson Region.

Long Island

James J. Lavery '73 Memorial Scholarship
The James J. Lavery '73 Memorial Scholarship was established at Marist to honor the memory of James J. Lavery, a graduate of the Class of 1973. Jim was dedicated to his alma mater. He served on the Marist Alumni Association Executive Board and participated in many alumni activities and events. The Lavery Scholarship will be awarded annually to an upper-class business major from Long Island, New York and has financial need. Preference will be given to a young man or woman who is academically strong and participating in an intercollegiate athletic program at Marist. The scholarship is renewable provided the student maintains at least a 2.8 GPA and continues to have financial need.
Joseph P. McCutcheon Memorial Scholarship
Established by his family, the Joseph P. McCutcheon Memorial Scholarship is awarded to graduates of either St. Mary's High School, Manhasset; Holy Trinity High School, Hicksville; or Sacred Heart Girls High School, Hempstead. Should there be no eligible candidates from these high schools, the scholarship will be available to students from Long Island. Preference will be given to communication majors who have financial need.
Thomas G. Crotty Memorial Scholarship
In memory of Thomas G. Crotty, a graduate of the class of 1981 and former varsity basketball player, this scholarship is awarded to a varsity athlete, preferably a walk-on, entering his or her junior year. Applicants must show a strong work ethic and exhibit involvement in community service. Preference is given to a student athlete from the Long Island Catholic League.

Southern Tier Region

McEnroe Family Scholarship
A former chairman of Marist’s Board of Trustees and prominent community leader, Jack McEnroe and his wife, Marianne, created this scholarship to honor the memory of his brother, William R. McEnroe. When Dr. McEnroe passed away in 2003, his family requested the scholarship be renamed the McEnroe Family Scholarship. It is awarded on the basis of financial need and academic achievement. Preference is given to candidates who reside permanently in the Southern Tier region of New York State but may be awarded to any deserving student.

Incoming Freshmen

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. 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 and select the recipient.
Ann & Abe Effron Scholarship
The Ann and Abe Effron Scholarship Fund provides scholarship assistance to students who have graduated from public schools in Dutchess County and are attending Marist College. Financial need is a criterion.
Brother Paul Stokes, FMS Memorial Scholarship
The Brother Paul Stokes, FMS Memorial Scholarship, established in memory of a former Dean of Students at Marist College, is awarded to an incoming freshman from a Marist Brothers high school where Marist Brothers have historically been associated. Academic achievement, financial need, and community service are the criteria. This scholarship is renewable provided the recipient is in good academic standing.
Brother Richard Rancourt, FMS Scholarship
Established to honor Brother Richard Rancourt, FMS, lecturer in philosophy and mathematics at Marist College. The awards are given to students who have financial need and are working at least part-time to fund their college education. Preference will be given to students who show academic achievement and are involved in community service. This scholarship is renewable provided the criteria is met, but new awards are made to an entering freshman.
Brother Tarcisius Vallieres, FMS Scholarship
The Brother Tarcisius Vallieres, FMS Scholarship was established in memory of a Marist Brother long associated with the College. The scholarship is awarded annually by the Vice President of Admissions and Enrollment in consultation with the Marist Brothers College community to graduates of high schools where Marist Brothers teach, or to young people from apostolates where Marist Brothers actively work.
Brother Thomas E. Delaney, FMS Scholarship
Established in honor of Brother Thomas Delaney, FMS for his dedication to teaching at Marist College, this scholarship is awarded to academically outstanding students. Students who work at least part-time to fund their college education will be given preference. Academic achievement, financial need and community service are the criteria. This scholarship is renewable provided the criteria is met, but new awards are made to an entering freshman.
Caitlin A. Boyle Memorial Scholarship
The Caitlin A. Boyle Memorial Scholarship was established in memory of Caitlin Boyle, class of 2006, by her family and friends. Any new awards will be given to an incoming freshman student majoring in Psychology Special Education. Preference will be given to a student from Nassau or Suffolk counties in Long Island, New York. Financial need may be considered but is not required. The scholarship award will be renewed if the recipient continues to meet awarding criteria.
Charles & Mabel Conklin Chapel Endowment Scholarship
Each year a scholarship is awarded to an incoming student singer who has prior experience in a Catholic Church Choir, appropriate grades and the talent and willingness to commit to improving the musical efforts of the Chapel Choir. Once the application is reviewed, you will be contacted by the Campus Minister for Liturgy to audition/interview. This scholarship is renewable for one additional year only after reviewed by the Campus Minister for Liturgical Services. Students are also encouraged to contact Father LaMorte directly @ richard.lamorte@marist.edu.
Christopher J. Moscato Memorial Scholarship
The Christopher J. Moscato Memorial Scholarship has been established at Marist College in memory of Christopher, a 2007 Marist graduate, by his family and many friends. The Christopher J. Moscato Memorial Scholarship has been created to provide financial assistance to incoming freshmen. This need based scholarship will be awarded annually to New York residents who are majoring in a School of Management program. Scholarship awards will be renewed provided the recipients continue to meet the awarding criteria.
Donald P. Love Memorial Scholarship
The Donald P. Love Memorial Scholarship is named for a long-time trustee and former chairman of the Marist College Board of Trustees. It was established to help students who have attended the five high schools in Poughkeepsie -- Arlington, Poughkeepsie, Our Lady of Lourdes, Spackenkill and Oakwood -- to achieve a Marist undergraduate degree. The scholarship is renewable provided the recipient remains in good academic standing. Should there be no qualified applicants from these schools in a given year, applications will be accepted from graduates from other public and private schools in Dutchess County. Awards will be based on a student's financial need and academic achievement.
Donoghue-Shea Family Memorial Scholarship
The Donoghue-Shea Family Memorial Scholarship has been established at Marist College by David L. Donoghue ’64 to honor the memory of his father and mother, Raymond and Mary Carroll Donoghue, and the memory of his uncle and aunt, Thomas and Dorothea Donoghue Shea, by helping students with disabilities to achieve their bachelor’s degrees. The Donoghue-Shea Family Memorial Scholarship provides financial assistance to an incoming freshman with physical or learning impairment, as confirmed by Marist's Office of Special Services, and who has demonstrated financial need. Scholarship awards are renewable if the recipient continues to meet the awarding criteria and remains in good academic standing.
Eva Block Memorial Scholarship
Named in memory of a member of the Class of 2012, The Eva Block Memorial Scholarship has been established at Marist College to provide financial assistance to incoming freshmen majoring in Fashion. Preference is given to talented and creative students who, like Eva, have a passion for fashion design and plan to pursue a career in the fashion industry. This need based scholarship will be renewed for up to three years provided the recipient continues to meet awarding criteria.
Francis J. Welsh Memorial Scholarship
The Francis J. Welsh Memorial Scholarship is awarded to an incoming freshman who is a graduate of St. Mary's High School in Manhasset, New York or of a Marist Brothers High School. The scholarship is awarded on the basis of academic achievement and community service. It is renewable providing the recipient remains in good academic standing.
Joseph V. Romano Memorial
The Joseph V. Romano Memorial Scholarship was established with a bequest from Mrs. Giovanna Romano in memory of her husband. Two awards will be made annually to full-time students who have resided within the City of Poughkeepsie for at least three years prior to their enrollment at Marist. Documented financial need is also a criteria and the scholarship will be renewed as long as the recipient remains a full-time student in good academic standing.
Kevin Johnson Memorial Scholarship
Named in memory of a member of the Marist Class of 2012, the Kevin Johnson Memorial Scholarship will be awarded to a full-time undergraduate student majoring in communication. Kevin effectively used many forms of electronic communication as a vehicle to promote dialogue, peace and acceptance amongst a diverse range of peoples, and it is in this spirit that the scholarship was established. Applicants should have a demonstrated history of community involvement and are required to submit a brief statement explaining their desire and qualifications for this award.
Mario Manfredi III Memorial Scholarship
Named for a former Marist student who graduated from West Lake High School in Thornwood, New York, the Mario Manfredi III Memorial Scholarship recipient is selected by the Vice President of Admissions and Enrollment upon recommendation of the appropriate Westlake High School personnel. The scholarship is awarded to an incoming freshman from Westlake High School on the basis of proper motivation, hard work, and the promise of success in college.
Martin and Sylvia Kurkhill Scholarship
Established by Poughkeepsie residents with a long-time commitment to Marist College, the Martin and Sylvia Kurkhill Scholarship assists incoming freshmen who demonstrate strong academic promise and an understanding of community involvement. The scholarship is renewable provided the recipient remains in good academic standing. Financial need is a criterion.
Mauri Family Computer Science Scholarship
The Mauri Family Computer Science Scholarship was established at Marist by Ross A. Mauri, a graduate of the Class of 1980, IBM executive, and member of Marist's Board of Trustees. This scholarship provides financial assistance to entering freshmen pursuing a degree in computer science and having documented financial need. Scholarship awards are renewed for up to three years (for a total of four years) provided the recipients continue to meet the awarding criteria and remain in good academic standing.
Mauri Family Soccer Scholarship
The Mauri Family Soccer Scholarship was established at Marist by Ross A. Mauri, a graduate of the Class of 1980, IBM executive, and member of Marist's Board of Trustees. This scholarship provides financial assistance to entering freshmen who will be playing on the Marist Men's Varsity Soccer Team. Scholarship awards are renewed for up to three years (for a total of four years) provided the recipients continue to meet the awarding criteria and remain in good academic standing.
Michael A. Guzzardi Scholarship
The Michael A. Guzzardi Scholarship has been established at Marist College by Michael Guzzardi. The Michael A. Guzzardi Scholarship provides financial assistance to entering freshman with documented financial need. Preference is given to students graduating from St. Joseph’s Preparatory School in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, or Merion Mercy Academy in Merion Station, Pennsylvania. Scholarship awards will be renewed for up to four years provided the recipient continues to meet the awarding criteria and remains in good academic standing.
Peter and Alice O'Keefe Family Scholarship
The Peter and Alice O’Keefe Family Scholarship has been established at Marist College by Professor Emeritus of History, Dr. Peter O’Keefe, a Marist Heritage Professor and Alice O’Keefe to help high school graduates from disadvantaged socio-economic backgrounds pursue a Marist education. The Peter and Alice O’Keefe Family Scholarship provides financial assistance to traditional full-time freshmen and with financial need. Scholarship awards will be renewed for up to three years (for a total of four years) provided the recipients remain in good academic standing.
Richard Louis Berger Memorial Scholarship
The Richard Louis Berger Memorial Scholarship is awarded annually to a student in the Sachem, New York, Central School District or a BOCES student in the Second Supervisory District of Suffolk County. The recipient is selected by the Assistant Superintendent of the Second Supervisory District in consultation with the Vice President of Admissions and Enrollment at Marist College. Applications will be made available to all Sachem students who are deposited enrollees at Marist after May 1 by the Scholarship Administrator at Sachem High School.(Note: this scholarship does not follow the Marist deadline date).
Robert L. Sweeney Memorial Scholarship
The Robert L. Sweeney Memorial Scholarship has been established at Marist College by Robert’s wife, Diane. The Robert L. Sweeney Memorial Scholarship provides financial assistance to entering freshmen pursuing an undergraduate degree at Marist with preference given to young men and women who are academically strong and active in their community. Scholarship awards will be renewed for up to three years (for a total of four years) provided the recipients remain in good academic standing.
The Class of 1968 Scholarship
The Class of 1968 Scholarship was established at Marist College by members of Marist’s 1968 graduating class in honor of their 40th Reunion. Having developed lifelong friendships and a special dedication to their alma mater, these devoted alumni wish to help future generations of Marist undergraduates obtain their own Marist experience. The Class of 1968 Scholarship will be awarded annually to traditional age entering freshmen with documented financial need. Preference will be given to young men and women who are academically strong and active in their community. Scholarship awards will be renewed for up to three years (for a total of four years) provided the recipients remain in good academic standing.
The Class of 1969 Scholarship
The Class of 1969 Scholarship was established at Marist College by members of Marist’s Class of 1969 in honor of their 40th Reunion. Strongly committed to Marist and bonded by lifelong friendships, the Class of 1969 created this scholarship to advance the College's mission and help future generations of students obtain a Marist education. The Class of 1969 Scholarship will be awarded annually to traditional age entering freshmen with documented financial need. Preference will be given to young men and women who are academically strong and active in their community. Scholarship awards will be renewed for up to three years (for a total of four years) provided the recipients remain in good academic standing.
W.M. Schultz Construction, Inc. Scholarship
The W. M. Schultz Construction, Inc. Scholarship has been established at Marist College by William M. and Suzanne Schultz at W. M. Schultz Construction, Inc. W. M. Schultz Construction, Inc. was the primary contractor of the Route 9 walkway, which connects Marist’s east and west campuses. The W. M. Schultz Construction, Inc. Scholarship will be awarded annually to traditional age entering freshmen with documented financial need. Scholarship awards will be renewed for up to three years (for a total of four years) provided the recipients remain in good academic standing.
William Randolph Hearst Endowed 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.

Major

Business, Accounting, & Finance

Anthony J. Germinaro, Jr. Memorial Scholarship
The Anthony J. Germinaro, Jr. Scholarship has been established in memory of Anthony J. Germinaro, Jr., Class of 1980, by his family. Awards will be made to students with financial need who are majoring in finance or business administration. Preference will be given to students who are graduates of Mid-Hudson Region area public schools and have demonstrated financial need.
Arthur F. Brook Memorial Scholarship
Established in memory of a former chairman of the Marist College Board of Trustees, the Arthur F. Brook Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a promising business student with demonstrated financial need.
Brother Cornelius J. Russell, FMS Scholarship
Established in honor of a long-term member of the Management Studies faculty and former Controller of Marist College, the Brother Cornelius J. Russell, FMS Scholarship is awarded to graduates of Marist Brothers high schools or to students from apostolates where Marist Brothers are actively working. Preference is given to accounting or business majors. Restricted to upper-class students.
Frank and Grace Bellacicco Memorial Scholarship
The Frank and Grace Bellacicco Memorial Scholarship was established by Frank Bellacicco, Class of 1987, in memory of his parents. Awards are made to students who are business majors and have exhibited an entrepreneurial spirit. The recipient must be a junior and maintain a 3.0 GPA to be considered for this renewable scholarship. In addition, the student must show a commitment to community service. Preference is given to students from Ulster and Dutchess counties.
Teri Haugh Memorial Scholarship
Named in memory of Teri Haugh, Class of 1985, this scholarship is available to students in good academic standing who are majoring in business and are active members of the campus community. Financial need is a criterion.

Communication & Journalism

Charles G. & Cornelia L. Murray Scholarship in Print Journalism
The Charles G. and Cornelia L. Murray Scholarship is awarded to an upper-class communications major who is committed to pursuing a career in print journalism. Candidates must provide a statement expressing their career interest and qualifications for the scholarship.
George D. Bernstein Memorial Scholarship in Print Journalism
Named for a journalist who worked and resided in Dutchess County, New York, the George D. Bernstein Memorial Scholarship is awarded on the basis of academic accomplishment, professional preparation, and financial need to students intending to pursue a career in print journalism. First consideration will be given to journalism graduates from Dutchess Community College.
New York State Federation of Home Bureaus, Inc. II
This scholarship was established in honor of the New York State Federation of Home Bureaus past State President Eleanor Hajos VanDerzee to provide financial assistance for a full-time Marist College student in the field of communication & media arts. The recipient reside within counties where New York State Federation of Home Bureaus has organized chapters, and meet other criteria established by the donor. In the absence of an eligible student in the field of communication & media arts, the alternate field of study will be information systems. (Counties where NYS Federation of Home Bureaus has organized chapters: Albany, Buffalo City, Cattaraugus, Cayuga, Chautauqua, Chemung, Chenango, Clinton, Dutchess, Erie, Franklin, Herkimer, Jefferson, Monroe, Niagara, Oswego, Rensselaer, St. Lawrence, Schenectady, Steuben, Tompkins, Wyoming, Yates). There is a separate application required for this particular scholarship. Please contact the Office of Student Financial Services.
Raphael Mark Memorial Scholarship
Established in memory of prominent radio news reporter and talk show host Raphael Mark, the Raphael Mark Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a sophomore, junior, or senior student majoring in communication who is committed to pursuing a career in broadcast journalism and is a resident of the Mid-Hudson Region. First consideration will be given to residents of Dutchess County. Financial need and a brief statement from the applicant explaining his or her desire and qualifications for this scholarship are required
Robert C. Norman
Alumni, friends, and colleagues established the Robert C. Norman Scholarship in honor of Heritage Professor of Communication, Robert C. Norman, who retired after 34 years of teaching and directing the Communication Internship Program. The scholarship is awarded to a student majoring in Communication on the basis of financial need and academic excellence.

Computer Science

Christopher Peter Cybulski Memorial Scholarship
The Christopher Peter Cybulski Scholarship has been established in memory of Christopher P. Cybulski by his family. The scholarship aids students in their junior or senior year who are majoring in computer science. Preference will be given to students who have demonstrated a commitment to campus life at Marist.
Dr. William J. & Valerie Cadden Scholarship in Computer Science
Established in memory of a highly regarded member of the computer science faculty and named in honor of his wife, this scholarship is awarded to full-time undergraduate students majoring in computer science. Financial need is a criterion. First consideration will be given to students who are residents of the Hudson Valley. Should there be no appropriate candidates from this geographic region, the scholarship will be available to students from outside the area. The scholarship shall be renewable provided students remain in good academic standing.
Frank J. and Helen H. Hayes Scholarship
The Frank J. and Helen H. Hayes Scholarship has been endowed at Marist College by Professor Helen M. Hayes and her husband, Joseph Regh, a member of the Class of 1967, in honor of Helen's parents. This scholarship will be awarded annually to a sophomore, junior or senior student majoring in Computer Science based on academic achievement and financial need. Recipients will be invited to apply for a renewed award provided they continue to meet awarding criteria.
Joseph Regh Scholarship
The Joseph Regh Scholarship has been endowed at Marist College in honor of Joseph Regh, a member of the Class of 1967, by his wife, Professor Helen M. Hayes. This scholarship will be awarded annually to a sophomore, junior or senior student majoring in Computer Science based on academic achievement and financial need. Preference will be given to applicants from the Hudson Valley. Recipients will be invited to apply for a renewed award provided they continue to meet awarding criteria.
Philip C. & Karen A. Murley Scholarship
This scholarship was established by the late Philip Murley, a respected mathematician and member of Marist's Digital Library team, and his wife, Karen A. Murley. This scholarship is awarded annually to an outstanding senior majoring in Computer Science who has made a significant contribution to an organization or specific project during an internship or work-study program. The student will be academically strong and demonstrate imagination and creativity in solving problems in work assignments. The Dean of the School of Computer Science and Mathematics will select the recipient based on recommendations of Marist faculty members or administrators.
Professor Helen M. Hayes Scholarship
The Professor Helen M. Hayes Scholarship has been established at Marist College by Helen’s husband, Joseph Regh ’67, and in recognition of her dedication and devotion to teaching. The Professor Helen M. Hayes Scholarship provides financial assistance to sophomore, junior, or senior students majoring in computer science based on academic achievement and with documented financial need. Scholarship awards will be renewed provided the recipient continues to meet the awarding criteria and remains in good academic standing.
Robert Crosby Memorial Scholarship
The Robert Crosby Memorial Scholarship is awarded annually to a Computer Science student at Marist College. The recipient must be a junior and maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA to be considered for this renewable scholarship.

Criminal Justice

Coleman Hagadorn Scholarship
The Coleman Hagadorn Memorial Scholarship was established in memory of Coleman Hagadorn '05. The scholarship will be awarded annually to a deserving upper-classman majoring in criminal justice at Marist. Preference will be given to a student who is planning to pursue a career in law enforcement as Coleman was.
Roland L. Massie Memorial Scholarship
Established by his family to honor the memory of a highly respected City of Poughkeepsie police officer, the Roland L. Massie Memorial Scholarship aids upper-class students majoring in criminal justice. Financial need is a criterion. Awards are renewable provided the student maintains a 2.5 or higher average. Preference will be given to children or grandchildren of active or retired police officers, or to those residing in the Hudson Valley.

Fashion Design

Cutty Sark Scholarship
The Cutty Sark Scholarship is awarded annually to a deserving fashion design student upon recommendation of the Director of the Fashion Program.
Fifth & Pacific Foundation Scholarship
Established by the Fifth & Pacific Foundation (formerly know as the Liz Claiborne Foundation) Scholarship, the Fifth & Pacific Foundation Scholarship is awarded to an upper-class student majoring in fashion design who has demonstrated exceptional talent in the field. It is made upon the recommendation of the Director of the Fashion Program.
New York State Federation of Home Bureaus
Supported through the statewide fund-raising efforts of the New York State Federation of Home Bureaus, this scholarship endowment was awarded to Marist College in 1991 in honor of the Dutchess County Home Bureaus. An annual award is made to a Fashion Major; reside within counties where New York State Federation of Home Bureaus, Inc. has organized chapters, and meet other criteria established by the donor. In the absence of an eligible student in the first choice field of study, the alternative field of study will be Communications. (Counties where NYS Federation of Home Bureaus, Inc. has organized chapters: Albany, Buffalo City, Cattaraugus, Cayuga, Chautauqua, Chemung, Chenango, Clinton, Dutchess, Erie, Franklin, Herkimer, Jefferson, Monroe, Niagara, Oswego, Rensselaer, St. Lawrence, Schenectady, Steuben, Tompkins, Wyoming, Yates)

Mathematics

Patrick A. Tasciotti Memorial Scholarship
Established in memory of Patrick A. Tasciotti, Class of 1995, by his family, this scholarship is awarded to students who show a love and commitment to the study of mathematics. Preference will be given to students who have demonstrated financial need. The scholarship is renewable provided the student remains in good academic standing. The award is made in consultation with the Chair of the Department of Mathematics.

Modern Languages

Donald P. Schmidt '57 Memorial Scholarship
The Donald P. Schmidt '57 Memorial Scholarship has been endowed at Marist College with a generous gift from his wife, Mary. A graduate of the Class of 1957, Don was one of Marist's longest serving members of the Alumni Association Executive Board and a loyal graduate. The Donald P. Schmidt '57 Memorial Scholarship will be awarded annually to a rising sophomore, junior, or senior who plans to become a teacher. Preference will be given to a young man or woman who is particularly interested in teaching Spanish. The recipients must be academically accomplished, be committed to community service and have documented financial need.
Dr. Raymond F. Weiss Memorial Scholarship
The Dr. Raymond R. Weiss '49 Memorial Scholarship was established to honor a former member of the Modern Languages faculty. The scholarship is awarded annually to a student of Puerto Rican origin or to a Modern Language major. Selection is based on the recommendation of the Chair of Modern Languages and the Director of Student Financial Services. This scholarship is not renewable.
Madame Francoise B. Gregg Scholarship
Named in honor of a long-time member of the Modern Languages faculty, the Madame Francoise B. Gregg Scholarship is awarded annually to a student majoring in French and spending a full academic year in France. The award is based on the recommendation of the Chair of Modern Languages and the Director of Student Financial Services. Financial need is a criterion. This scholarship is not renewable.
Tina & Alphonse Gioielli Scholarship
Established in honor of a long-time faculty member and her husband who joined her in teaching Italian language and culture at Marist, the Tina and Alphonse Gioielli Scholarship is awarded to a junior or senior who is a French or Spanish major. Priority will be given to a student studying abroad for a full year, with first consideration to a candidate studying language and culture in Italy. Selection is based on the recommendation of the Chair of Modern Languages and the Director of Student Financial Services. Financial need is a criterion. This scholarship is not renewable.

School of Science

Dr. John E. Tessieri Memorial Scholarship in Chemistry
The Dr. John E. Tessieri Memorial Scholarship in Chemistry was established by the College with a gift from the estate of Dr. Tessieri, a long-time trustee and former chairman of the Marist College Board. A distinguished chemist and prominent community leader, Dr. Tessieri strongly believed in the importance of education and Marist College’s mission. This scholarship is awarded to full-time traditional undergraduate students majoring in chemistry or bio-chemistry. The recipient must show outstanding academic and leadership qualities.
Kerry Rose Fitzsimons Memorial Scholarship
Named in memory of a member of the Class of 2012, The Kerry Rose Fitzsimons Memorial Scholarship has been established at Marist College to provide financial assistance to full-time undergraduate students majoring in the School of Science. Kerry was a well-rounded young women with a passion for medicine, marine biology, music, and sports. While at Marist, Kerry majored in biomedical sciences with a chemistry minor. Applicants should be academically strong and excel in the sciences. This need based scholarship will be renewed for up to three years provided the recipient continues to meet awarding criteria.

Science/Pre-Med

Abel Family Scholarship
The Abel Family Scholarship has been endowed at Marist College by Mary J. and Robert C. Abel. It will be awarded annually to full-time undergraduate students beyond the freshman year who are majoring in a School of Science program. Recipients must also have documented financial need. Scholarship awards will be renewed as long as the recipients continue to meet these criteria and maintain at least a 2.8 grade point average.
Dr. Aleski A. Leonidoff A. Scholarship
The Dr. Aleski A. Leonidoff Scholarship is awarded annually by the Vice President of Admissions and Enrollment to students with demonstrated financial need who plan to specialize in scientific or premedical studies.
Dr. Andrew A. Molloy Memorial Scholarship in Chemistry
Founded in honor of a former Academic Vice President, Science Division Chair, and Professor Emeritus of Chemistry, The Dr. Andrew A. Molloy Memorial Scholarship in Chemistry is awarded annually to a rising sophomore, junior, or senior majoring in chemistry or biochemistry who reflects Dr. Molloy's commitment to academic excellence, passion for science, and efforts to make the world a better place. This scholarship was established by Dr. Molloy's wife, Rosemary, and supported by his family and many former students, colleagues and friends.
Dr. Frank A. & Claire D. Gagan Memorial Scholarship
Dr. Frank A. Gagan was a former team physician for Marist athletes. The Dr. Frank A. & Claire D. Gagan Memorial Scholarship will be awarded annually to upper class students who are majoring in biology, chemistry, medical technology or sports medicine. The awards are based upon academic achievement and financial need.
Dr. George B. Hooper Scholarship
Established in honor of Professor Emeritus of Biology, Dr. George B. Hooper, the scholarship is awarded to students on the basis of general academic merit and demonstrated ability in the field of science.
Dwight R. Evans Memorial Scholarship
The Dwight R. Evans Memorial Scholarship has been endowed at Marist College in memory of Dwight a graduate of the Class of 1975 by his classmates and friends. It will be awarded annually to full-time undergraduate students beyond the freshman year who are majoring in a School of Science program. Preference will be given to biology majors and recipients must have documented financial need. Scholarship awards will be renewed as long as the recipients continue to meet these criteria and maintain at least a 2.8 grade point average.

Social Work

Karen M. Bouchard Scholarship
The Karen M. Bouchard Memorial Scholarship was established in memory of Karen M. Bouchard, a member of the Marist Class of 1992, who is remembered for her academic commitment and dedication to helping others. This scholarship is awarded annually to a student with financial need and pursuing a degree in social work.

Specific

Antonio R. Cambone Scholarship
The Antonio R. Cambone Scholarship was established at Marist College by Kathryn Cambone Brown ’74 and Stephen E. Brown ‘71 to honor her father for inspiring them with his values and lifelong dedication to his family and community. This scholarship is awarded to students who have excellent academic records, demonstrated a strong commitment to achieving their educational goals, and have significant financial need. Preference is given to female students who show leadership potential and may be the first in their families to attend college.
Ellen Irene Forsander Memorial Scholarship
The Ellen Irene Forsander Memorial Scholarship was established by Mrs. Forsander's husband to provide financial assistance to a student who is suffering from a chronic asthmatic condition. Financial need is a criterion.
Finbar Devine/Thomas Gargan/Joseph Dolan Scholarship
This scholarship honors the memories of Sgt. Finbar Devine and Det. Tom Gargan, partners on the New York City Police force, and recognizes their good friend Joe Dolan, whose long-time efforts helped many children and grandchildren of NYPD members attend college. Devine/Gargan/Dolan Scholarships are awarded annually to Marist junior or senior students whose parents or grandparents have served as members of the New York City Police Department. The awards are based upon academic achievement and financial need.
Joseph Steingraber Scholarship
The Joseph Steingraber Scholarship is awarded annually to a New York State resident with a documented disability. Preference will be given to a blind or visually impaired undergraduate as recommended by the Director of Special Services. Financial need will be a consideration and awards will be renewable.
Monsignor John Brinn Scholarship
The Monsignor John Brinn Scholarship -- Named for a long-serving priest dedicated to the people of Dutchess County, New York, The Monsignor John Brinn Scholarships open to upper-class students who are active members of Campus Ministry and have a good academic record and financial need. Following in the footsteps of Monsignor Brinn, candidates should embrace Catholic ideals of promoting higher human values and serving others.
Nelly Goletti Music Scholarship
To honor the memory and legacy of Nelly Goletti Fusco, a distinguished composer, singer, and pianist, the Nelly Goletti Music Scholarship was established at Marist with a generous gift from The Frank A. Fusco and Nelly Goletti Fusco Foundation, Inc. A scholarship award is made to an incoming freshman with financial need who to either a talented singer or pianist. Financial need is also a criteria. Awards are made by the Office of Student Financial Services in consultation with the Director of Marist’s Music Department. Scholarship awards are renewed for up to three years (for a total of four years) provided the recipients remain in good academic standing.
Seth Morris 9/11 Memorial Scholarship
The Seth Morris 9/11 Memorial Scholarship has been established at Marist College by Mark Piccolo and Lynn Morris Piccolo in loving memory of Seth Morris, proud father of Madilynn Morris, a member of the Marist College Class of 2014; cherished husband of Lynn Morris-Piccolo; and dear, longtime friend of Mark Piccolo. Seth, a devoted father of three who touched many lives, perished in the World Trade Center attack on September 11, 2001. The Seth Morris 9/11 Memorial Scholarship is for incoming freshmen enrolled through the Office of Special Services and in need of financial assistance to cover the cost of program fees. Scholarship awards will be renewed for up to three years provided the recipient continues to be enrolled in the Special Services program and is demonstrating a conscientious effort to complete degree requirements.

Theatre Arts

Dean Cannavino Memorial Scholarship
Established in memory of Dean Cannavino, an accomplished actor and son of long-time trustee and former chairman of the board James Cannavino, the Dean Cannavino Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a student involved in theatre arts at Marist. Recipients must be academically accomplished and have demonstrated financial need. The scholarship is renewable provided the student remains in good academic standing.
Gerard A. Cox Scholarship
This fund was established to honor Professor Emeritus of English, Gerard A. Cox ‘55, who was a pillar of the Marist theatre program and served the College for more than 30 years including many years as Vice President and Dean of Students. The Gerard A. Cox Scholarship is awarded to a Marist student who has compiled an impressive record of contributions to theatre arts at this institution during his or her first two years as an undergraduate. These contributions may be products of writing, performing, designing, or managing production units or from some combination of achievements within these areas. Applicants, as well as recipients, are expected to be in good academic standing.