Endowed Scholarships for Adult & Graduate Students
Through the generosity of trustees, alumni, parents, and friends of the College, a number of endowed scholarships have been established at Marist. The following are available to adult students. Each scholarship has specific criteria. The scholarship awards range from $500 to $3,000. Generally distribution of the award is made in two equal payments in the fall and spring semesters. The award will be directly applied to the student's account upon verification of the student's enrollment.
The Marist Office of Student Financial Services accepts applications online, and will review them upon the student’s acceptance to Marist College or verification of current student status. Once awards have been finalized, all applicants will be notified by e-mail as to whether they will receive a scholarship or not. Please note that some scholarships may have been renewed and are not available at this time.
Online Process - How To Apply
Review the list for scholarships that are applicable to you.
The FAFSA must be completed in order to be considered if financial need is a criterion.
Click on the Endowed Scholarship Name to activate the application form.
Sign in using your Marist account.
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
Named for lifelong Poughkeepsie residents with a deep commitment to helping adults improve their lives through education, The Harold and Anne Miller Scholarships are awarded to students enrolled in Marist's adult undergraduate program, who have completed a minimum of 60 credits including at least two semesters of work at Marist toward their bachelor's degree. Preference is given to full-time students, with eligibility of up to four semesters of aid. The scholarships are awarded upon the recommendation of the School of Global and Professional Programs.
The James A. Kyle Memorial Scholarship has been established at Marist College by Jim’s many friends and colleagues at IBM where he worked for thirty years. True to Jim’s ‘Can-Do Attitude’ and positive outlook on life, he persevered and completed his last course at Marist after he was diagnosed with brain cancer. The James A. Kyle Memorial Scholarship provides financial assistance to adult students (22 years and older) enrolled full or part-time in a bachelor’s degree program at Marist and who need financial assistance to complete their education. Priority will be given to students majoring in information technology who have a minimum of 60 credits and show a strong commitment to completing their degrees within three to five years. Scholarship awards may be renewed, as long as a recipient continues to meet these criteria and remains in good academic standing.
Established in memory of Marguerite Feinstein, a labor union leader in the State of New York who earned her undergraduate and graduate degrees from Marist College, the Marguerite Feinstein '74 Memorial Scholarship provides assistance to a working mother enrolled as an adult undergraduate student. Financial need is a criterion, and the award is made by recommendation of Student Financial Services.
The Debra Sue Levantrosser Women of Marist College 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. Selection is based on the application, strength of the essay and one faculty recommendation. 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. The award is made upon the recommendation of Student Financial Services and renewable based upon the review of Student Financial Services.
The Tompkins Family Scholarship is generously funded by a family with roots in Dutchess County and a long association with Marist College. Initially envisioned by Kimberly T. Tompkins '01, an adult student who also earned a Master of Public Administration from Marist, the scholarship reflects the Tompkins Family's strong belief in education and its capacity to transform lives. The scholarship provides tuition assistance to non-traditional age women students currently pursuing their bachelor's degrees at Marist on a part-time basis (at least six credits per semester) and facing significant financial challenges in completing their education. Application must be made to the Office of Student Financial Services. The School of Global and Professional Programs participates in the review of candidates. Limited renewal is possible.