School of Professional Programs
Adult Undergraduate Scholarships
Thanks to 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.
Katherine E. Dougher Berning ’83 Memorial Scholarship
The Katherine E. Dougher Berning ’83 Memorial Scholarship has been established at Marist College by Wayne Berning to honor the memory of his wife, Katherine Dougher Berning, a graduate of the Class of 1983 and former Marist employee. Awards will be made annually to female adult undergraduate students (age 22 and older) who are pursuing a degree within the School of Management. Financial need will also be a consideration. Scholarship awards may be renewed provided the recipients continue to meet the awarding criteria and remain in good academic standing.
CLS Scholarship Fund
The Center for Lifetime Study Scholarship was established in 2015 and is maintained through the generosity of the members of the Center for Lifetime Study (CLS), a volunteer organization of retired professionals with a commitment to lifelong learning and cultural development. The members of CLS, through this Scholarship seek to encourage and support adult students enrolled in an undergraduate degree program in their endeavor to grow and improve their lives through pursuit of higher education at Marist.
Marguerite Feinstein ’74 Memorial Scholarship
Established in memory of Marguerite Feinstein, a labor union leader in the State of New York, who earned both undergraduate and graduate degrees from Marist College, this scholarship provides assistance to working mothers who are enrolled as adult undergraduate students and have financial need. It is renewable.
Anthony J. Kondysar ’69 Memorial Scholarship
Named in honor of one of Marist’s most loyal graduates, Anthony J. Kondysar ’69, who was an adult student himself and a well-respected businessman in his industry and community, this scholarship is awarded to adult undergraduate students who share Tony Kondysar’s determination to achieve a bachelor’s degree, but need financial assistance to complete their education. Candidates must have documented financial need. Priority is given to students who have a minimum of 60 credits and show a strong commitment to completing their degrees within three to five years. Scholarships may be renewed, as long as the recipients continue to meet these criteria and remain in good academic standing.
James A. Kyle Memorial Scholarship
The James A. Kyle ’09 Memorial Scholarship was established at Marist College by Jim’s many friends and colleagues at IBM where he worked for 30 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 ’09 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 is 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 the recipient continues to meet these criteria and remains in good academic standing.
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 of Public Administration degree 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 female traditional-age students at the junior or senior level and female adult students pursing an undergraduate degree in management, business, political science, or public administration. Special consideration is given to applicants pursuing an international focus in their studies and career aspirations.
Marin-Finn Foundation Scholarship
The Marin-Finn Foundation Scholarship has been established at Marist College by the Marin-Finn Foundation. The scholarship provides financial assistance for adult undergraduate students with documented financial need. Priority is given to students who have already earned 60 credits and show a strong commitment to completing their degrees within three to five years. Scholarship awards are renewed provided the recipients remain in good academic standing.
Anne & Harold Miller Scholarship Fund
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.
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Online Process - How To Apply
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.
4. Sign in using your Marist account.
5. When completing 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 goals for the future
6. Click submit