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, Harold and Anne Miller Scholarships are awarded to students enrolled in Marist's adult undergraduate program. Applicants must have a strong commitment to completing their degrees within three to five years. Candidates must have documented financial need and have completed a minimum of 60 credits toward a bachelor's degree. Preference is given to full-time students but part-time students are eligible. Scholarship awards maybe renewed as long as the recipients continue to meet these criteria and remain in good academic standing.
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 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.