Restricted & Endowed Scholarships

Each year the College awards restricted and endowed scholarships, made possible through the generosity of hundreds of individuals and organizations. Awards are made by the St. John Fisher College Financial Aid Office or St. John Fisher College academic departments in accordance with the special criteria of each scholarship. All applicants for financial aid are automatically considered for scholarships for which they meet the established criteria. All Scholarships requiring an application are identified with an asterisk. Because of funding fluctuations or renewals, not all scholarships are available to be awarded in any given year.

A restricted or endowed scholarship is a meaningful way to impact students while creating a legacy or honoring a loved one. Please contact the Advancement Office at (585) 385-5292 for more information on establishing a scholarship.

Further information regarding each scholarship can be obtained by contacting the Financial Aid Office at (585) 385-8042.


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The Margaret Abair Memorial Fund

The Margaret Abair Memorial Fund was originally established in 1998 by family and friends of Margaret "Peggy" Abair. The purpose of the fund is to honor the memory of Peggy Abair by providing non-traditional junior or senior nursing student(s) with financial help in paying for their nursing books or related educational materials.

The AP Professionals of Rochester Scholarship

The AP Professionals of Rochester, LLC Scholarship was established in 1996. The scholarship is awarded to two students annually. It is the hope of the company that this award might alleviate the necessity of a student having to work a part-time job, allowing for more concentrated study time. This placement company finds employment for many Fisher students following graduation. Scholarship Criteria: Student must be an Accounting major in good academic standing, and demonstrate financial need.

The Anderson Scholarship for Student Leaders*

Richard '01 and Kristin '00 Anderson established the Anderson Scholarship for Student Leaders in 2006 as a means to reward student leadership and involvement. The scholarship provides financial assistance to a resident sophomore, junior or senior student leader in good academic standing (GPA of 3.3 or higher).

Francis C. Argento Scholarship

The Francis C. Argento Scholarship was established in 1972 as a memorial to his father, Charles Argento. Frank, a Fisher graduate of the Class of 1961, remained extremely involved with St. John Fisher College following graduation and served as a member of the Board of Trustees from 1968-1979. Frank's daughter, Victoria, is also a Fisher alumna, Class of 1984. The scholarship is awarded yearly to a student with financial need.

Tony Asselta Business Scholarship

R. Tony Asselta '94 established the Tony Asselta Business Scholarship in 2010 to provide financial support to non-traditional students that have postponed their college education until later in life. Tony began his higher education at St. John Fisher College in 1964, but did not receive his degree until 1994. During that time, Tony became a successful business leader in the Rochester community. This scholarship is awarded to a non-traditional student who is enrolled in the School of Business who demonstrates financial need.

The Donald & Margaret Bain Scholarship

The Donald & Margaret Bain Scholarship was established in 2015 to honor President Bain's retirement after 40 years at St. John Fisher College. Dr. Bain joined the College as an Assistant Professor in the History Department in 1975, and in 2004 was named President. Margaret "Meg" Bain earned her master's degree in literacy education from Fisher in 2001, and has been committed to improving literacy outcomes through programs she created at the College, including Discover at Fisher. The Donald & Margaret Bain Scholarship will be awarded to a high-achieving, full-time upper-class student(s) with a demonstrated commitment to leadership in campus life activities.

William Baker Scholarship

The William Baker Memorial Scholarship was established in 1978 by Martin Keating, Fisher graduate of the Class of 1975, to honor Mr. Baker after his death in 1981. Mr. Baker, Business Manager at St. John Fisher College for many years, had a deep interest in providing financial assistance to students. His generosity at times included personal loans to students who might not otherwise have been able to attend college. The intent of the scholarship is to offset the need for a part-time job allowing the student more time to become involved in campus activities. This scholarship is given to a student with financial need who maintains a cumulative GPA of 2.0 and participates in campus activities.

The Bank of America Scholarship

Bank of America established the Bank of America Diversity Scholarship Fund to be used for the purpose of providing financial assistance to underrepresented, low-income students majoring in Nursing or Pharmacy with demonstrated financial need.

Laurie Ann Paterson Barber '79 Memorial Scholarship*

Laurie Ann Paterson Barber graduated in 1979 with a degree in Accounting. She joined BlueCross BlueShield of Rochester where she remained until her untimely passing in November of 2008 after a brief battle with cancer. The scholarship honors the memory of Laurie and recognizes students that exhibit Laurie's work ethic and professional qualities. The scholarship is available for full-time undergraduate Accounting majors. Applicants must have a demonstrated financial need and be involved with at least two community service or on-campus activities. The scholarship is renewable as long as the recipient maintains an overall GPA of 3.0 or above.

Basilian Fathers Scholarship

The Basilian Fathers Scholarship was established in 1985. St. John Fisher College was founded in 1948 by Basilians and has since then operated under their motto "teach me goodness, discipline and knowledge". The scholarship is awarded to any deserving full-time undergraduate student(s) with preference given to a graduate of a Catholic high School. The award amount is at the discretion of the Director of Financial Aid and based on the availability of funds. The scholarship is renewable as long as the student maintains good academic standing. A student cannot receive the scholarship for more than 8 semesters.

The Ann B. and Martin F. Birmingham Student Volunteer Scholarship*

The Ann B. and Martin F. Birmingham Student Volunteer Scholarship was established in 1989 by Mr. and Mrs. Birmingham to provide annual recognition to a student(s) who demonstrates excellence as a philanthropic volunteer, whether on campus or in the community. A student(s) cannot use his or her volunteer hours to fulfill any other requirement (scholarships or class). A committee, chaired by a member of Campus Ministry, awards the scholarship through a nomination and selection process.

The Bonadio Group Scholarship

The Bonadio Group created the Bonadio Group Scholarship Fund as a means to foster interest in Accounting by providing a student(s) with professional experience at the Bonadio Group. The scholarship is awarded to student(s) majoring in Accounting. Each student must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher in his or her major and overall. Each student must complete a paid summer internship with the Bonadio Group in order to receive the scholarship aid.

Mildred Boylan and Laura Cramer Scholarship

The Mildred Boylan and Laura Cramer Scholarship Fund was created by Marty Keating as a means to promote diversification of the student body at St. John Fisher College. The purpose of the fund is to provide scholarship aid for a minority student from the Greater New York City area. A broad interpretation of the term "minority" should be used that includes consideration of race, ethnicity or sexual orientation.

Brienzi Family Scholarship for Accounting and Finance

The Brienzi Family Scholarship for Accounting and Finance was established by Richard & Michelle Brienzi '81 and Mark Brienzi '82 as a way to give back to their alma mater and to provide financial support to deserving students seeking a degree in Accounting. The scholarship is awarded to an undergraduate or graduate accounting major or management major with at least a 3.0 GPA and has a demonstrated financial need.

Ian Burcroff Memorial Scholarship

The Ian Burcroff Memorial Scholarship was established in 2005 by Joshua Doolittle as a memorial to his beloved friend Ian Burcroff. Once endowed, the scholarship will provide financial assistance to incoming students to the Wegmans School of Pharmacy who demonstrate financial need and academic competence as demonstrated in their admissions application to the School. (Scholarship not yet active)

The Justine G. Carpino Nursing Scholarship

The Justine G. Carpino Nursing Scholarship was established in 1994 by the family as a memorial to her after her death in November 1994. Peter Carpino, her son, is a 1972 graduate of St. John Fisher College. He served as Vice President for Development and Communications at the college from 1987-1995. This scholarship is given to a senior or graduate student (with preference given to a graduate student) who is majoring in Nursing.

Michael J. Cary Memorial Scholarship

The Michael J. Cary Memorial Scholarship was established in 1992 by Michael's friends and family following his sudden death in December of that year. Michael was a Fisher graduate of the Class of 1974. Following graduation he remained involved with the College, especially the athletic program. This scholarship is given to a student who presents academic merit and demonstrates financial need.

Class of 1957 Memorial Scholarship

The Class of 1957 Memorial Scholarship was established in July 2003. The fund is intended to memorialize the deceased members of the class, while directly helping students obtain a higher education degree.. The fund is awarded each year to one or more full-time or part-time sophomore, junior, senior, or graduate students with a GPA of 3.0 or higher and demonstrated financial need.

Class of 1965 Scholarship

The Class of 1965 Endowed Scholarship was established in 1990 as a 25th Silver Anniversary Reunion gift. The scholarship is given to a Senior who has a GPA of at least 3.0 and demonstrates financial need.

Class of 1966 Scholarship

The Class of 1966 Scholarship was established in June 1991 in honor of its Silver Anniversary Reunion and in memory of deceased classmates. This scholarship is given to an upper-class student in good academic standing with financial need.

Class of 1967 Scholarship

The Class of 1967 Scholarship was established in 2004. The fund was established to encourage classmates to give back to the College and to honor their class. The scholarship is awarded each year to one or more full-time and/or part-time sophomore, junior, senior, or graduate student(s) with a GPA of 3.0 or higher. The candidate must have financial need as defined by the Financial Aid Office.

The Fr. Joseph A. Trovato, C.S.B. Class of 1969 Scholarship

The Class of 1969 has created the scholarship as a means to give back to its alma mater. The Class would like to honor Rev. Joseph A. Trovato, C.S.B. who established what is now the Office of Campus Ministry and served as Campus Chaplain. The scholarship is awarded annually to an undergraduate student from New York State, majoring in Inclusive Education or Religious Studies. Candidates must have demonstrated a commitment to social advocacy and service to the community.

Mary L. Cloonan Nursing Scholarship

Mary L. Cloonan was the first nurse at St. John Fisher College and was employed from 1965 to 1986. She started on Haffey second floor, then moved the program to the "White House". Before coming to the College, she attended St. Mary's School of Nursing and worked at St. Mary's Hospital in Rochester, NY in various capacities. The Mary Cloonan Scholarship is awarded each year to one full-time junior Nursing student who possesses and maintains a GPA of 3.0 or greater, demonstrates financial need, and shows a strong dedication and commitment to the field of Nursing. The scholarship is offered by her son Michael '79, his wife Denise, and daughter Kathryn `06.

The Constantino Family Scholarship

The Constantino Family Scholarship was created in 1985 by Charles A. Constantino as a way to honor his parents Mr. and Mrs. Sam & Fannie Constantino. . Preference is given to those students who have shown initiative for self-help (example: working part time during the school year to alleviate educational costs). The fund is primarily intended to help students whose financial and/or personal circumstances may have changed after freshman year, compromising their progress and degree completion at St. John Fisher College.

Dr. Thomas I. Crimando Memorial Scholarship

Frank Grimaudo '79 and his family, as a memorial to their brother and son, established the Dr. Thomas I. Crimando '76 Memorial Scholarship Fund to be used for the purpose of providing financial assistance to students pursuing a History degree. Thomas's lifelong dream was to teach History at the college level. He achieved that goal, and this scholarship fund was created to help others achieve similar goals. Someone said that "by studying History you can learn from the past and create a better future." Tom believed that. The fund will be awarded each year to a sophomore student studying History, with a grade point average of 3.0 or higher, who demonstrates financial need.

Crowe Horwath LLP Outstanding Accounting Student Scholarship

The Crowe Horwath LLP Outstanding Accounting Student Scholarship was established in 2011 to support students in the Accounting program. Crowe Horwath LLP is one of the largest public accounting and consulting firms in the United States. They have 26 offices and 2,400 employees and they are recognized by many organizations as one of the country's best places to work. The scholarship is awarded to a full-time third or fourth year Accounting major with a GPA of 3.3 or higher and is a U.S. citizen and a graduate of a U.S. high school.

Anthony C. D'Agostino Anthropology Scholarship*

Dr. Anthony C. D'Agostino was Professor of Anthropology at St. John Fisher College from 1969-1997 and served as second Chairman of the Anthropology Department. D'Agostino joined the Fisher faculty at a time when the Anthropology Department was being established by his colleague Dr. Julian Granberry. Together, Granberry (a linguist) and D'Agostino (a physical anthropologist) capably offered a well-rounded program that launched the new academic department marked by their interdisciplinary approach to learning. Former student Justin A. Tubiolo '72 initiated this endowed scholarship after D'Agostino's death in 1998 and described D'Agostino as a "Renaissance Man" because of his knowledge of many fields. The scholarship is for an Anthropology major who will be a junior or senior during the award year with at least two semesters remaining in his/her undergraduate program. The student will have achieved a GPA of 3.0 or better in the Anthropology major coursework and a GPA of 3.0 or better overall. The student must demonstrate a love of learning, as indicated in involvement in aesthetic/intellectual pursuits. The application process is initiated by the Office of Institutional Advancement and the Anthropology Department, and the recipient is chosen by the D'Agostino Scholarship Committee.

Thomas & Josephine D'Agostino Scholarship

The Thomas & Josephine D'Agostino Scholarship was established in 2009 by Thomas D'Agostino '76, Raymond D'Agostino '74, along with friend and fellow Fisher alum Victor Salerno '66. It is the hope of the D'Agostino Family and Victor that the scholarship will benefit students with a significant financial need that might not otherwise allow them to attend St. John Fisher College.

Dante Scholarship*

The Dante Scholarship was established in 1983 by the Italian Women's Civic Club. These scholarships are funded by an annual Dante Ball held in the Fall; scholarship recipients are expected to attend. This scholarship is given to a full time student of Italian descent from the Rochester area who has maintained at least a 3.0 GPA and demonstrates financial need. The application process is initiated by the Office of Institutional Advancement, and applications are reviewed by committee members.

Dorothy Day Religious Studies Scholarship

The Dorothy Day Religious Studies Scholarship was established in 2007 by Father William Graf and other Religious Studies and Peace Study advocates in memory of Michael Krupiarz, who passed away in 2007. Michael was a former Religious Studies teacher at Aquinas Institute with an interest in Peace and Justice, and reverence for Dorothy Day. Dorothy Day was a social advocate and devout Catholic convert who founded Catholic Economic Distributism. The scholarship was created to provide financial assistance to students majoring in Religious Studies, who have a minimum GPA of 3.0.

Rita I. Deiner Memorial Nursing Scholarship

The Rita I. Deiner Memorial Nursing Scholarship was established in 2010 by Catherine Shapiro to honor her mother and her commitment to the Nursing profession. The Scholarship is awarded to an undergraduate Nursing student in his or her junior and senior year and is renewable.

Lt. William P. Dever, Jr. Scholarship

The Lieutenant William P. Dever, Jr. Endowed Scholarship was created by Dr. David Dever, in memory of his brother, William P. Dever, Jr. This scholarship was established for the purpose of providing assistance to a junior or senior Nursing student who demonstrates financial need.

Mary Ellen DiChesere Memorial Scholarship

The Mary Ellen Dichesere Memorial Scholarship was established by Mr. & Mrs. Dichesere in 1976 in memory of their daughter, Mary Ellen. She was a junior, killed in a car accident in Europe while on a study abroad program with Nazareth College. She was described as a bright, vivacious, friendly girl whose career goal was to become an interpreter for the United Nations. Besides her love of languages, Mary Ellen was a pianist, an artist and accomplished ballet dancer. An endowment scholarship is set up at Nazareth College; St. John Fisher College receives an annual allotment from the endowment to support this scholarship. This scholarship is given to a student who is interested in languages and culture and has demonstrated financial need.

The DiLaura/Shaughnessy Family Scholarship

The late Mr. Richard R. Shaughnessy, his wife Florence E. (DiLaura) Shaughnessy, their nephew Deacon Patrick E. DiLaura '84, and his wife Roxanne L. DiLaura have established the DiLaura/Shaughnessy Family Scholarship to recognize and honor the special life journey of Richard R. Shaughnessy Jr. and Jenna E. DiLaura, along with the many children and adults who face the daily challenges of autism. It is the hope that this scholarship will assist deserving students who seek to make working with autistic and/or other developmentally disabled individuals their life's work and declare their intent to work with special needs individuals upon graduation. The scholarship is awarded to a full-time undergraduate student majoring in special education with a GPA of 3.0 or better and demonstrated financial need.

The Christopher A. Di Quattro Memorial Scholarship*

The Christopher A. Di Quattro Memorial Scholarship was created by George and Carol Di Quattro and their family in order to preserve the memory of their son, Christopher, a former student of St. John Fisher College whose life ended tragically in May 1996 in a motorcycle accident. The scholarship is awarded annually to an academically sound, upper class, non-traditional student and a nursing student with financial need. The application process is initiated by the Office of Institutional Advancement and the recipient is chosen by a committee comprised of the Di Quattro family.

The Christopher A. Di Quattro Nursing Scholarship*

The Christopher A. Di Quattro Nursing Scholarship was created by George and Carol Di Quattro and their family in order to preserve the memory of their son, Christopher, a former student of St. John Fisher College whose life ended tragically in May 1996 in a motorcycle accident. The scholarship is awarded annually to an academically sound, upper class, non-traditional student and a nursing student with financial need. The application process is initiated by the Office of Institutional Advancement and the recipient is chosen by a committee comprised of the Di Quattro family.

Rev. Robert C. Doell Memorial Scholarship

The Rev. Robert C. Doell Memorial Scholarship was established in 1994 by the family of Rev. Robert C. Doell following his untimely death in May 1994. All three of Robert's brothers attended St. John Fisher College - Donald '69, Gerald '73, and Kevin '74. The family wanted to remember Robert's love of travel in this scholarship. The scholarship is given to a student in his or her junior year who is participating in the study abroad program who has demonstrated financial need.

Rev. Joseph B. Dorsey Scholarship

The Reverend Joseph B. Dorsey Scholarship was established by the Basilian Fathers in 1989 in memory of Fr. Joe Dorsey who died in 1988. Fr. Dorsey was a former Dean and Interim President of St. John Fisher College. He exemplified the Basilian presence on campus and had a positive influence on students, faculty, and staff. Funds for the scholarship are added each year through the Lavery Dorsey Scholarship Golf Tournament. This scholarship is awarded to a student(s) with demonstrated financial need.

Duplessis/Wolfe Accounting Scholarship

The DuPlessis/Wolfe Accounting Scholarship was established in 1984 to honor two outstanding professors of the Accounting Department at St. John Fisher College, Charles P. Wolfe and Robert J. DuPlessis. Charlie Wolfe taught at the college from 1961-1985; Bob DuPlessis taught from 1953-1984. This scholarship is given to an Accounting major who has a minimum GPA of 3.2 after three semesters. The scholarship is renewable as long as this GPA is maintained.

Halley Eben Scholarship

The Eben Halley Scholarship was established in 1965 by the estate of Ottilie E. Weinstein, and is to be awarded annually to a deserving student at the College.

Eastman Kodak Company Minority Scholarship

The Eastman Kodak Company Minority Scholarship was originally introduced to St. John Fisher College in 1975 as part of the national Kodak Scholars Program. In 1988, to address the need for diversity in the work force, Kodak gave a substantial gift to endow the scholarship and rename it the Eastman Kodak Company Minority Scholarship.

LauraJo Engebrecht Memorial Scholarship

The LauraJo Engebrecht Memorial Scholarship was established by LauraJo's mother, Pat Engebrecht. LauraJo was a natural musician who wrote music, played the clarinet, guitar, and sang. She was also a clay sculpturer, artist, and an honor student. She won a full tennis scholarship at the University of Arizona where she played her freshmen year. In her late teens, LauraJo was diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder. Institutionalized in various hospitals with different treatments did not relieve her suffering. During this time she kept extensive journals with the intent of writing a book about her experiences. It was her hope that her writings would help medical professionals, families, and victims suffering from mental disorders understand the effects of the disease. She died in 1987 without fulfilling this desire. Twenty years later, her mother took pen in hand and wrote the book in order to fulfill LauraJo's hope. Profits from the book/CD, "When Love is Not Enough Chronicles of LauraJo" are the foundation for the funding of this scholarship which is to be awarded to a full time student in the Mental Health Counseling program who demonstrates financial need and maintains a GPA of 3.0 or higher.

Excellus Diversity Scholarship*

The scholarship is awarded to two full-time sophomore, junior or senior students. Each recipient must meet the following criteria: a minimum GPA of 2.8 while maintaining active involvement with a SJFC club or organization whose programs reflect a strong commitment to diversity. Each recipient will serve as a student co-chair for Fisher's Day of Celebration Planning Committee or for another designated campus-wide initiative. Additionally, the scholarship recipients must be present at Fisher's Annual Martin Luther King Celebration Program where they will be recognized as the recipients of the Excellus Diversity Scholarship.

Michael W. Fedoryshyn Accounting Scholarship

Jill Barto Knittel received her undergraduate degree in Accounting from St. John Fisher College in 1994 and returned to complete her Masters in Business Administration at the School of Business in 2003. Since then, Jill has served on the Alumni Board of Directors, including two years as the Board president, and is also a founding member of the Accounting Alumni Society and a Trustee of the College. In 2010, she established this scholarship under the name of the “Jill Barto Knittel Scholarship” as a way to give back to her alma mater and to further encourage high school students to attend Fisher as accounting majors. In March 2015, Jill renamed the fund to the “Michael W. Fedoryshyn Accounting Scholarship” to honor her professor and mentor upon her being named the 2015 Accounting Alumna of the Year. Jill is one of many accounting graduates who recognize Mike’s teaching excellence and total commitment to their education during their undergraduate years and during their fifth year as they seek to attain the CPA.

Ford Family Scholarship

The Loretta C. Ford Memorial Scholarship was established in 1994 from the estate of Miss Loretta C. Ford, in memory of her parents (Mary Schooley and William Ford) and her sisters, Cecilia Ford and Elizabeth Ford Berl. Miss Ford was employed for over 50 years at The Daily News in Batavia as an advertisement solicitor. Ms. Monica Maloney, a close personal friend of Loretta and executor of the estate, chose St. John Fisher College to receive funds for this memorial scholarship and named it the Loretta C. Ford Memorial Scholarship to also remember Loretta. Loretta spent her entire life in Batavia. The scholarship is awarded each year to students from Genesee County.

Ralph A. & Samuel J. Fornuto Accounting Scholarship

Ralph Fornuto is a 1984 graduate of St. John Fisher College and dedicated alum. He established the scholarship in 2010 as a way to honor his father and uncle; and to provide financial assistance to students who are majoring in Accounting while also demonstrating leadership and determination.

Helene Fuld Health Trust Nursing Scholarship

The Helene Fuld Health Trust is the nation's largest private funder devoted exclusively to Nursing students and Nursing education. Its mission is to support and promote the health, welfare, and education of student nurses. Each year scholarships are awarded to academically qualified St. John Fisher College students who are pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Nursing.

Leah P. & Albert E. Gentle, Sr. Scholarship

The Leah P. and Albert E. Gentle, Sr. Scholarship was established in 1994 as a memorial from a bequest of the Leah and Albert Gentle estate. Their son, Albert Gentle, Jr. graduated from St. John Fisher College in 1967. The scholarship is given to a Senior student who has an interest in working directly with people in the social/human services and has demonstrated financial need.

Horace P. Gioia Scholarship

The Horace P. Gioia Memorial Scholarship was established in 1976 by Concetta T. Gioia and family in memory of her husband Horace who was President of Bravo Macaroni, a family business founded by his father in 1939. Horace was actively involved in the Rochester community and served as a member of the Board of Trustees of various organizations: St. John Fisher College (from 1961 until his death in 1975), Central Trust Bank, Genesee Hospital, and the United Way. Horace was also involved with the Zoning Board for the City of Rochester and the Boy Scouts of America organization. Horace and Concetta had four sons - the eldest, Alfonso, graduated from Fisher in 1974. This scholarship is given to a student who has academic merit and demonstrates financial need.

Golden Anniversary Scholarship

Members of the St. John Fisher College Pioneer Class of 1955 established the Golden Anniversary Scholarship in 2005 as a way to commemorate their 50th anniversary. It is the hope of the Class of 1955 that other classes celebrating their 50th anniversary will contribute to this scholarship fund for years to come. The scholarship provides financial assistance to a sophomore student who has a grade point average of at least 3.0 and is actively involved in his or her community through volunteer work and service to others.

B. Thomas Golisano Scholarship

The B. Thomas Golisano Scholarship was established in 1985. Mr. Golisano is founder of Paychex, an Honorary Trustee of St. John Fisher College and an active member of the Rochester community. He hopes that the recipients of this scholarship become "well-versed in the fundamentals of capitalism and democracy". This scholarship is given to a student with academic merit and financial need.

F. William Gregory Memorial Scholarship

The F. William Gregory Memorial Scholarship was established in 1993 by Mrs. Gregory as a memorial to her husband. F. William Gregory was a member of the original Board of Advisory Regents of the College that shared governing responsibilities with the Basilian Fathers. Mrs. Gregory died in 1994. This scholarship is given to a student with financial need.

Griffin Dorsey Litterine Memorial Scholarship

William J. Martin '73, John T. Mollen '72 and several other fellow graduates created the Griffin Dorsey Litterine Memorial Scholarship in 2010 as a means to give back to their alma mater and to honor their deceased classmates: Joseph Edward Griffin (who died tragically between his junior and senior years), James Patrick Dorsey '73, and John Gerard Litterine '76. All three were wonderful classmates and friends. Each passed at a time when most classmates were unable to truly convey the void left in their hearts for dear friends and “Fisher Family” members. The scholarship is awarded to a full-time undergraduate student who is majoring in Business, Accounting, Anthropology, or Sociology, and who has a demonstrated financial need. Preference is given to a student from the Southern Tier or Buffalo areas.

James P. Growney Scholarship

The James P. Growney Scholarship was established in 1991 by Mr. Growney and his wife, Kathleen. Mr. Growney is a 1966 Fisher graduate and a member of the Board of Trustees. This scholarship is given to a McQuaid Jesuit High School graduate who, after graduating from Fisher, intends to pursue a career in Business Management or Computer Science.

Louis & Marilyn Guadagnino Scholarship for Accounting

The Louis & Marilyn Guadagnino Scholarship for Accounting was established in 2011 as a way for Louis, member of the Class of 1957, to give back to his alma mater and to pay tribute to his long career in Accounting. The scholarship is awarded to a full-time Accounting major who has a minimum GPA of 3.0 and demonstrated financial need.

Anthony L. Gugino '79 Scholarship

Anthony (Tony) Gugino '79 has created the Anthony L. Gugino '79 Scholarship as a means to give back to his alma mater and to provide financial assistance to a student(s) who is the first in his or her immediate family to attend college. The scholarship is awarded to an undergraduate student who has demonstrated financial need.

Haney Family Scholarship

The Haney Family Scholarship was established in 1989 by Mr. Paul Haney '63. The intention of the scholarship is to provide financial assistance to students who graduated from The Aquinas Institute of Rochester.

Tristan Foley Hanna Memorial Scholarship

The Tristan Foley Hanna Memorial Scholarship was established in 2010 in memory of Tristan Foley Hanna, a 2005 graduate from Fisher's Nursing program and 2001 graduate of Mc Quaid Jesuit High School. He was the beloved son of Brendan Hanna '78 and Kim Foley '79, the adored brother of Maura, Meghan and Sheila, and grandson to Tom and Mary Ann Hanna and Tom '56 and Dolores Foley. The scholarship was established to perpetuate Tristan's desire and ability to care for those in need with kindness, gentleness, patience and compassion. The scholarship provides financial assistance to a full-time junior or senior Nursing major with a GPA of 3.0 or better.

Harper-Meisch Scholarship

The Harper-Meisch Memorial Scholarship was established in 1987 by the estate of Sister Helen Elizabeth Meisch in memory of her parents, John and Sarah Meisch and her aunts, Elizabeth and Catherine Harper. John Meisch is the nephew of Sister Helen Meisch. This scholarship is given to a student with academic merit and financial need.

Raymond F. Healy Memorial Scholarship

The Raymond F. Healy Memorial Business Scholarship was established in 1993 by his family as a memorial to Ray Healy. Raymond was a fine person, a long-time friend and supporter of St. John Fisher College. He served on the founding Board of Regents of the College, the first group to begin the shared governing process with the Basilian Fathers. The scholarship was announced at the 45th Founders' Dinner Celebration. This scholarship is given to a student majoring in business (or a student enrolled in an MBA program) who demonstrates financial need.

William R. Hearst Foundation Nursing Scholarship

The William Randolph Hearst Endowed Scholarship for Nursing Students was established in 1994 to support the growth and development of the Nursing Department at St. John Fisher College. It is awarded each year to Junior or Senior Nursing majors. Preference is given to non-traditional students.

Marion F. Hersey Scholarship*

The Marion F. Hersey Scholarship was established in 1999 by the estate of Mr. John E. Swett. Mr. Swett started this scholarship in memory of his great-grandmother, who made it possible for his mother, Marion Hersey, to be the first member of the family to attend college. The scholarship is awarded each year to a full-time female sophomore or junior student whose application is selected by the scholarship committee.

Walter B.D. & Elizabeth J. Hickey Scholarship

The Walter B. D. and Elizabeth J. Hickey Memorial Scholarship was established in 1991 by Walter Hickey, Jr. in memory of his parents. Walter Hickey, Sr. served as a longtime member of the Board of Trustees of St. John Fisher College from 1952-1988. The scholarship is given to students who have graduated from a Catholic secondary school and demonstrate financial need. The scholarship is designated to benefit one student from each class annually.

Kevin & Joann Hill Nursing Scholarship

Kevin N. Hill, Trustee of St. John Fisher College, established the Kevin and Joann Hill Nursing Scholarship in 2010 to honor his wife's commitment to the nursing profession. The scholarship provides financial assistance to a full-time junior or senior Nursing major who has graduated from Pittsford-Mendon High School and has a minimum GPA of 3.0. The scholarship is renewable as long as the recipient maintains at least a 3.0 GPA.

William M. Hughes Scholarship

The William M. Hughes Scholarship was established in 1992 by Mr. and Mrs. Hughes. Bill Hughes, a Fisher graduate from the class of 1962, has served as a member of the Board of Trustees. This scholarship is given to a student from Aquinas Institute of Rochester who has demonstrated academic merit and financial need.

Robert & Barbara Hurlbut Nursing Scholarship

The Robert & Barbara Hurlbut Nursing Scholarship was established in 1992 by Mr. And Mrs. Hurlbut in conjunction with the establishment of an annual lecture series in their name. Mr. Hurlbut is currently a member of the Board of Trustees at St. John Fisher College. This scholarship is given to a nursing student (undergraduate or graduate) with financial need.

Marc & Ann Iacona Scholarship*

The Marc & Ann Iacona Scholarship was established in 1999 by Mr. Marc Iacona and his wife, Ann, a 1983 graduate. It is awarded each year to a full-time sophomore or junior majoring in Communications with an overall GPA of 3.0 or better upon completion of the freshman year. An application is required to be considered for this scholarship.

Insero & Company Accounting Scholarship*

The Insero & Company Accounting Scholarship was established in 2007 to assist outstanding student(s) in the Accounting program. The purpose of the fund is to provide financial assistance to a full-time undergraduate Accounting major with a minimum 3.25 cumulative grade point average and a broad range of community service, campus involvement, or employment experience that supports the core values of the firm. Each student must complete a paid internship with Insero and Company in order to receive the scholarship aid.

Margaret C. and Thomas F. Keating Jr. Memorial Scholarship

The Thomas F. Keating, Jr. Memorial Scholarship was established in 1985 by Marty Keating as a memorial to his father. Marty is a Fisher graduate of the Class of 1975. His classmates helped him establish this scholarship. This scholarship is given to a student who is related to a member of the Class of 1975 or is recommended by the Dean of Students. The student must demonstrate financial need and be actively involved in campus activities.

Katherine Keough Memorial Book Award

In 2005, the Katherine Keough Memorial Award was established by The Barnes and Noble Bookstore to acknowledge the contributions made by the late Dr. Katherine E. Keough, the College's eighth president, and to encourage increased enrollment of non-traditional students at St. John Fisher College. The annual award is used for the purchase of books and/or supplies to advance the non-traditional students' educational process.

The Sabir Khan / Holley Pharmacy Scholarship

The Sabir Khan / Holley Pharmacy Scholarship was established in 2008 as a way to further promote Pharmacy education and encourage students to pursue a career in Pharmacy. The scholarship is non-renewable and provides financial assistance to a matriculated full-time student in the Wegmans School of Pharmacy.

Jennifer Koon Memorial Scholarship

The Jennifer Koon Memorial Scholarship was established in 1993 by family and friends as a memorial to Jennifer, who was tragically murdered in November of that year. Jennifer was a Psychology major from Fairport who would have graduated in May 1996. This scholarship is given to an incoming freshman with preference given to a graduate of Fairport High School with demonstrated financial need. The criteria can be extended to include a student from Monroe County, if necessary.

Arthur & Elsa Kulp Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was established in 2001 by Gene Kulp to honor his father's wishes to help students fund their education. It is awarded each year to one full-time Junior demonstrating financial need who has a focus on Religious Education and is involved in Campus Ministry. The student must carry a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.

Kiwanis West Central Scholarship

The Kiwanis West Central Scholarship was established in 1988 thanks to the initiative of George Visco and David Crispino, who both had ties with Fisher. The Kiwanis Club focuses on projects that further education and help the handicapped. This chapter of the Kiwanis Club was especially impressed by Fisher's partnership with Jefferson Middle School (a tutoring program by Fisher students) and decided to fund a scholarship. This is the only Kiwanis Club to sponsor a scholarship. The scholarship is given to a student in good academic standing (maintains at least a C+ average) with demonstrated financial need.

Eugene H. Langie Memorial

The Eugene H. Langie Memorial Scholarship was established in 1992 by family members as a memorial to their father, Eugene, who passed away February 20, 1989. Eugene worked with his older brother, Louis, in a family home heating business which became a prominent national company. This scholarship is given to a full-time freshman who has graduated from a Catholic high school, has a minimum school average of 85%, and demonstrates financial need. Preference for this scholarship is given to those students interested in a business career.

LaPalm Nursing Scholarship

The LaPalm Nursing Scholarship was established in 1993 by Dr. Leo LaPalm shortly before he died. Dr. LaPalm was a member of the founding Board of Regents of St. John Fisher College and served as a member of the Board of Trustees for 41 years. This scholarship is given to a dedicated and talented student in the Nursing program.

Charles & Eleanor Lavery Scholarship

The Charles & Eleanor Lavery Memorial Scholarship was established in 1972 by friends of Rev. Charles Lavery, President of St. John Fisher College, in memory of his parents, Charles and Eleanor Lavery. Fr. Lavery died in December 1985. This scholarship is given to an academically qualified student with financial need.

Lavin Family Scholarship

The Lavin Family Scholarship was established in 1988 in honor of Thomas J. and Gertrude M. Lavin and Walter F. and Gladys P. Lavin.

David F. Lawless Memorial Scholarship

The David F. Lawless Memorial Scholarship was established in 1993 by his family in his memory. Mr. Lawless was a member of the founding Board of Regents of St. John Fisher College; the first group to begin the shared governing process with the Basilian Fathers and was a loyal supporter of the College. This scholarship is given to a student who demonstrates financial need.

LeChase Construction Services Scholarship

The LeChase Construction Services Scholarship was established in 2010 to support need-based students in their pursuit of higher education. LeChase has been part of the growth of the St. John Fisher College campus since 1977 and is proud to be able to offer continued support to the College in their mission of preparing students for lives of intellectual and civic integrity, in which diversity and service to others are valued and practiced.

Robert & Janice Loss Science Scholarship

The Loss Science Scholarship was established in 1989 by Dr. and Mrs. Robert Loss. They set up a scholarship to encourage interest in the science program. Both Bob and Janice graduated from St. John Fisher College, (Bob '74, Janice '92), and Dr. Loss was on the Board of Trustees of the College. This scholarship is given to an incoming Freshman with distinguished academic achievement who is majoring in Biology, Chemistry, or Physics. The recipient must continue in a field of science and must maintain at least a 3.3 GPA.

Stefan Maczynski & M. Teresa Harvey Scholarship

The LaDuca family established this scholarship to honor two St. John Fisher College professors for their commitment and dedication to students. Stefan Maczynksi was a Political Science professor for 29 years. Theresa Harvey was a history professor, serving the College for 32 years. The scholarship is funded annually with a gift of $1,000 and provides support for one full-time student who maintains a minimum GPA of 3.0 and demonstrates financial need, with a preference to a Pre-Law concentration.

Gertrude Casey Madden Scholarship

The Gertrude Casey Madden Scholarship was established in 2012 by Gerald (Jerry) Madden '62 in recognition of his 50th class reunion. Jerry wanted to honor his mother, Gertrude, for her encouragement and support so he could pursue a college degree.

Maguire Family Scholarship

This scholarship was established by the Maguire family in 2000. The scholarship is intended for an upperclassman School of Business major, with financial need, who maintains a GPA of 3.0 or above.

Timothy E. Mancini Memorial Scholarship

The Timothy E. Mancini Memorial Scholarship Fund was established in 2011 by Capt. Charles G. Siegert '70 as a way to honor his good friend and fellow Fisher alumnus. Tim's life ended much too early as he passed in 1996 after a long and courageous battle with Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma. The scholarship is awarded to an undergraduate student majoring in History, with demonstrated financial need.

Peggy McCarrick R.N. Nursing Scholarship

This scholarship was established in honor of Peggy McCarrick, R.N. by her sister, Eileen McCarrick Licitra '78. Peggy's support made it possible for Eileen to attend St. John Fisher College. Peggy has been in the Nursing profession for 40 years. The Nursing profession is very important to her and she encourages anyone interested in medicine to consider the field of Nursing. This scholarship is for a full-time undergraduate Nursing student with demonstrated financial need.

Margaret L. McMahon Scholarship

The Margaret L. McMahon Scholarship was established in 1992 as a tribute to Margaret for her 33 years of dedicated and exemplary service to St. John Fisher College. She served as Administrative Assistant to three College Presidents: Fr. Lavery, Fr. Braden, and Dr. Pickett. The endowed scholarship was presented to her as a surprise at the Trustee's Dinner when she retired in May 1992. The scholarship was funded primarily with donations from the Board of Trustees of the College. This scholarship is given to a deserving student who demonstrates financial need.

Terrence McNamara '77 Memorial Scholarship for Accounting

Terry loved his years at St. John Fisher College for the lifelong friends he found and the Accounting education he received. In a career that spanned 35 years, Terry represented his profession with honor, served his clients with integrity, treated his colleagues with fairness, and gently urged them to always do more and be more. Yet through the years, he never lost sight of the true gifts in his life – family, faith, and friends. This scholarship is established to provide scholarship support for a full-time Accounting major beginning in their sophomore year and continuing until the recipient completes his or her undergraduate degree. The recipient may receive a fourth and final year of scholarship assistance provided he/she continues at Fisher as a full-time graduate student in Accounting.

Theodore & Cashmere M. Mendick Foundation Scholarship

The Theodore & Cashmere Mendick Foundation Scholarship was established in 1989 by Ted Mendick, who subsequently died in 1992. Mr. Mendick initiated the scholarship at St. John Fisher College with the intent of educating future priests, but since his death, the Foundation relaxed this recipient criterion. This scholarship is given to an academically qualified Rochester area high school student who demonstrates financial need. Because of Ted Mendick's initial interests in education future priests, a student with a Catholic background is preferred. The scholarship is renewable and increases on an incentive basis.

Mengel, Metzger, Barr & Co. LLP Accounting Scholarship*

The Mengel, Metzger, Barr, & Co. LLC Accounting Scholarship Fund was established in 2007 as a means to assist an outstanding student at St. John Fisher College. The scholarship will be used to provide financial assistance to a full-time undergraduate Accounting major during his or her senior year. The scholarship is also targeted for a student who will work as a paid summer intern.

Joseph H. Miles Scholarship

The Joseph F. Miles Memorial Scholarship was established in 1981 by Mrs. Rose Petit to perpetuate the memory of her son, a Fisher graduate from the Class of 1964. Mr. Miles was married in 1967 and tragically died in 1968. When establishing this scholarship, Mrs. Petit expressed a wish for the scholarship to help a student with financial need, good academic standing, and an interest in music. The student must also have an interest in religious studies, mathematics, or science.

Martin Q. Moll, Jr. Scholarship

Martin Q. Moll, Jr. is a 1982 graduate of St. John Fisher College and established the Martin Q. Moll, Jr. Scholarship in 2010 as a means of giving back to his alma mater and to encourage more prospective students to attend Fisher. The scholarship is renewable and awarded to an incoming freshman with a demonstrated financial need.

Martin Q. Moll, Sr. Scholarship for Student Leaders

The Martin Q. Moll, Sr. Scholarship for Student Leaders was established in 1993 by Marty Moll, Jr. to honor his father. Marty Moll, Sr. was Vice President for Development and Communications at St. John Fisher College for twelve years and a faithful friend of the college since its founding in 1948. The scholarship is awarded to a Senior student who, at the end of his/her Junior year, has shown leadership in on-campus and off-campus activities including church, health, social, or political organizations. The recipient is a student who has demonstrated that they inspired others to achieve.

Peter C. Montemurno Scholarship

Peter Montemurno graduated from St. John Fisher College in 1996 and established the Peter C. Montemurno Scholarship in 2010 as a way to give back to his alma mater and to pay tribute to his Italian heritage. The scholarship is awarded to a full-time freshman who carries a high school average of 90% or better and has demonstrated financial need. Preference is given to a student with some Italian heritage. The scholarship is renewable as long as the recipient maintains a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better.

Guy & Sally Mucci Scholarship

Gary L. Mucci, Esq., a 1968 graduate, has created the scholarship as a means to give back to his alma mater. Gary created the scholarship in the memory of his parents, Guy and Sally Mucci, and wants to provide needed financial assistance to future students regardless of their major. The scholarship is awarded to a full-time undergraduate student from New York State with a GPA of 2.5 or better with demonstrated financial need.

Mark and Mary Muench Scholarship

Mark '77 and Mary '78 Muench have created the Mark and Mary Muench Scholarship as a means to give back to their alma mater and to support students with special needs/disability. Preference is given to a Communications major from the Rochester or Upstate New York region who demonstrates financial need.

Joseph J. Myler Memorial Scholarship

The Joseph J. Myler Memorial Scholarship was established in 1993 by Mr. Eugene R. Myler in memory of his father, Joseph J. Myler. Joseph J. Myler was a member of the Board of Regents of the College - the first group to begin the shared governing process with the Basilian Fathers. He will be remembered for his vision and dedicated service to St. John Fisher College. The scholarship is awarded each year to a student who demonstrates academic ability.

William J. Napier Memorial Scholarship

The William J. Napier Memorial Scholarship was established in 1994 in memory of William J. Napier, a member or the Board of Trustees of St. John Fisher College for seven years, who died suddenly at the age of 58. Bill was co-founder of Manning and Napier Advisors, an investment firm started in 1970; and an active member of the Rochester community. This scholarship is given to a student in good academic standing who requires financial assistance.

Niermeyer Foundation Scholarship

The Niermeyer Foundation Scholarship was established in 1994 by David Niermeyer '63. David's two sons and a daughter-in-law are also Fisher alumni- David Jr. '89, Eric '92 and Eric's wife Melanie '92. Because of their involvement and commitment to the College, David established this scholarship as a means of giving back to Fisher. This scholarship is given to a Junior or Senior who has maintained a 3.0 GPA and demonstrates financial need. The student must be active in campus life and highly involved in service for others. Preferences will be given to students who are graduates of Aquinas Institute of Rochester or Vestal High School. (This last criterion will be waived if there are no appropriate applications.)

Hattie Harris, Perry & Jennefer Noun Scholarship

The Hattie H. Harris & Perry T. Noun Sr. Endowed Scholarship was established in 1992 in commemoration of Hattie's 95th birthday. Mr. Charles Constantino '60 headed the drive to establish the scholarship for this well-known and well-respected member of the Rochester community. Hattie spent her life involved in politics and humanitarian efforts and may be most noted for helping expedite the escape of 500 German refugees from prison camps in World War II. Children from "broken families" were a particular concern of Hattie's. The name of the scholarship was changed in 1997 to the Hattie H. Harris & Perry T. Noun Sr. Endowed Scholarship to honor, not only the remarkable life and community devotion of Hattie, but also to honor the father of Christopher P. Noun, her devoted caregiver and trusted friend. This scholarship is given to a student from a single parent household who demonstrates financial need.

Lawrence J. Oberlies Scholarship

The Lawrence J. Oberlies Scholarship was established in 1994 by John and Nancy Swett in honor of Lawrence Oberlies. Mr. Oberlies was instrumental in helping the Swetts secure scholarship funding for an Ethiopian student they sponsored at St. John Fisher College. This scholarship is given to an undergraduate student who demonstrates financial need.

John H. & Fred J. Odenbach Memorial Scholarship

The Fred J. Odenbach Memorial Scholarship was established in 1993 by Margaret T. Odenbach in memory of her husband. Fred was a Founding Regent and Trustee of St. John Fisher College and was very active in the Rochester community. The scholarship was established in commemoration of the 45th anniversary of the founding of the College. This scholarship is awarded to an undergraduate School of Business major or a candidate for an MBA degree who demonstrates financial need.

Stephen O'Hara Scholarship

The Stephen O'Hara Scholarship was established in 1984 and is awarded to a student with financial need.

Palvino Excellence in Communication Scholarship

John (Jack) A. Palvino is a member of the St. John Fisher College Pioneer Class of 1955 and a trustee of the College. He established the “Jack Palvino Excellence in Communications Scholarship” as a way to recognize those students with a passion for the communication industry and who have financial need. The scholarship provides financial assistance to two students each year. The recipients will be selected by recommendations by the chair of th Media and Communication Department.

Joseph A. Parella, Jr. Memorial Scholarship

The scholarship was established to honor the memory of Joseph A. Parella, Jr. by James D'Amico `72 and their classmates. The scholarship is awarded annually to a full-time undergraduate student who is majoring in Nursing or Special Education and who demonstrates financial need. The recipient must also exhibit a commitment to helping those with a physical, developmental or learning disability.

Angelo G. & Mary E. Pelino Scholarship

The Angelo G. & Mary E. Pelino Scholarship was established in 2011 by Rebecca Pelino, a 1986 graduate of St. John Fisher College. The scholarship benefits full-time students majoring in management, finance, business or economics, and who are hard-working, highly motivated, and have overcome hardships. Qualified students must have a demonstrated financial need.

Rev. Russell A. Pendergast Scholarship

The Rev. Russell Pendergast Scholarship was established in 1994 by Mr. Edward Lynd '56 to honor Fr. Pendergast for his many years of dedicated service to St. John Fisher College. Fr. Pendergast taught Accounting at the College from 1951-1963 while also serving as College Chaplain. This scholarship is given to a student who requires emergency financial assistance due to unforeseen hardship (i.e., loss of job, ill health of parents). This scholarship is not intended for freshmen. It is given to a student who has already matriculated into the system who might have to drop out due to financial circumstances.

Dominic & June Piazza Minority Scholarship

The June and Dominic Piazza Minority Scholarship Fund was established in 1989 by Mr. and Mrs. Piazza. They wish to offer recognition for substantial personal effort and to provide the opportunity for an inner-city student to attend St. John Fisher College. It is the hope that this scholarship will help nurture and encourage young people to strive for higher levels of educational accomplishment. This scholarship is given to a qualified minority student primarily from a Rochester City high school who is pursuing a career in Accounting or Business Management.

Lisa M. Pieczonka Scholarship

The Lisa M. Pieczonka Memorial Scholarship was established in 1989 by Jim and Carol Pieczonka in memory of their daughter, Lisa Marie, who was to have graduated from Fisher in 1989, but died tragically in 1988 of cancer. Mrs. Pieczonka asks that the scholarship be awarded to someone who is in her Junior year and displays a gentle, caring personality as well as courage and determination. This scholarship is given to a Junior female student majoring in Psychology who maintains at least a 3.0 GPA and demonstrates financial need.

Andrew Pluta Memorial Scholarship

Ronald Pluta '79, Barbara Pluta Randall, and Sharon DeGraff established the Andrew Pluta Memorial Scholarship in 2009 as a way to honor the memory of their father. The scholarship will be used for the purpose of providing financial assistance to an incoming freshman from Monroe County who is majoring in Business and has demonstrated financial need.

Pluta Family Scholarship

The Pluta Family Scholarship was established in 2001 by Ron '79 and Mary Pluta '83. Their gift will be combined with a gift made by Ron's father, Andrew Pluta, who was an honorary trustee of St. John Fisher College. Together, these gifts will form the basis for The Pluta Family Scholarship. The scholarship is awarded each year to an incoming freshman who is a graduate of McQuaid Jesuit High School and demonstrates financial need.

Gene Polisseni Memorial Scholarship

The Gene Polisseni Scholarship Fund was established in 2001 by Mr. Gary Muxworthy and Mr. Jim Marquardt. Mr. Muxworthy and Mr. Marquardt established this scholarship to honor Mr. Gene Polisseni, former St. John Fisher College Board of Trustee member. In keeping with Mr. Polisseni's wishes to impact athletics, this scholarship is awarded each year to a full-time or part-time graduate student who is involved in athletics.

Kathleen A. Powers Nursing Scholarship

The Kathleen A. Powers Nursing Scholarship was established in 1994 by Lil Harris and a select group of Nursing students to honor Dr. Powers, the founding Chair of the Department of Nursing, for her dedication, commitment, and outstanding service to the Nursing Program. The scholarship is meant to show the appreciation of her skills as a teacher and mentor to the staff and students in the Nursing Program. This scholarship is given to a graduate Nursing student who maintains at least a 3.3 GPA and demonstrates financial need. Preference is given to those not receiving employer reimbursement.

Thomas P. Proietti Scholarship

The Thomas P. Proietti Scholarship was established in 2009 as a way to honor the Communication/Journalism (now Media and Communication) program, which Tom helped to create over 30 years ago. The scholarship is awarded annually to an undergraduate student majoring in Communications/Journalism who has transferred from a community college. Qualified candidates must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher and demonstrated financial need.

Boris D. Rakover Memorial Scholarship

The Boris D. Rakover Memorial Scholarship was established in 1992 by a grant from Ames-Amzalak Charitable Trust to perpetuate the memory of Boris Rakover. Mr. Rakover taught for 28 years in his native Soviet Union before immigrating to the United States in 1980. He served in the mathematics department from 1981 until his death in 1990. This scholarship is given to a junior and senior mathematics or computer science major who demonstrates financial need. The students must be in good academic standing and be involved in leadership activities.

William H. Riley Memorial Scholarship

William Stephany, a member of the Class of 1974, along with his family, created the William H. Riley Memorial Scholarship to commemorate the life of his uncle, William H. Riley (Class of 1956), who died tragically in a plane crash in 1959. The award is given each year to a business major with a GPA of 3.3 or higher who demonstrates financial need and extraordinary enthusiasm for both academics and activities.

Bernard J. Robson Memorial Scholarship

The Bernard J. Robson Memorial Scholarship was established in 1992 by the Class of 1972 to honor the memory of their classmate Bernie (Bunny) Robson. Bernie owned a contracting business and died as a result of a construction accident at the age of 41. Bernie was very involved in the Dansville community and was a well-respected graduate. This scholarship is awarded to a student(s) from Wayland-Cohocton Central School, Dansville Central School, or Livingston County, respectively, who demonstrates financial need.

Rochester Business Ethics Scholarship

The Rochester Business Ethics Scholarship was created In 2003 by the Society of Financial Service Professionals (SFSP) Rochester Business Ethics Award (RBEA) Steering Committee. It is awarded to a full-time student in the School of Business who has demonstrated exceptional integrity and ethics as it pertains to business education. The beneficiary must exhibit unquestionable integrity and ethical behavior when dealing with classmates, faculty, staff, and administration and his/her own scholarly activities. While financial need should not be a defining criterion, special consideration should be given to those students who might otherwise not be able to pursue their dreams because of insufficient financial assets.

Joan Rowan Memorial Scholarship

The Joan Rowan Memorial Award and Scholarship was established by members of the Biology Department at St. John Fisher College in 2006 in memory of their beloved friend and fellow biology professor. Until the fund reaches endowment, an annual award of $200 will be given to a graduating senior biology major who is planning a career in a health profession. Once the fund becomes fully endowed, a scholarship will be awarded to a senior biology student.

William E. Rowe Memorial Scholarship

The William E. Rowe Memorial Scholarship was established in 1994 by former classmates and friends as a memorial to William E. Rowe, a Fisher graduate of the Class of 1961. Bill died suddenly in 1993 of a heart attack while driving home from work. Bill was 56 years old. Matthew Rowe, Bill's son, also graduated from St. John Fisher College in 1990. This scholarship is given to a junior or senior accounting major who demonstrates financial need.

SGA Leadership Development Scholarship*

The SGA Leadership Development Scholarship was established in 2007 by then class president, Steven A. Moscaritolo. The purpose of the scholarship is to provide financial assistance to three students who have demonstrated extraordinary leadership through campus involvement. Three awards will be given each year: Two $1,000 scholarships (one to each of the top two applicants), and one $500 book award (to the third place winner).

Joan Shibel Scholarship

The Joan Shibel Scholarship was established in 2009 by Frederick Shibel, Jr. '82 as a way to honor his mother and to give back to Fisher. The scholarship is awarded to an undergraduate student with a GPA of 3.3 or better and has a demonstrated financial need. Preference is given to a student from the Syracuse or Central New York area.

Harvey E. & Esther M. Schultz Scholarship

The Harvey E. & Esther M. Schultz Scholarship provides financial aid to a student or students who have financial need.

Senf/Barden Scholarship

John and Leslie Senf Barden, both 1983 graduates, have created the Senf/Barden Scholarship as a means to give back to their alma mater, and to support students majoring in Accounting or Biology. They are most grateful for the support, guidance and direction provided to them during and after their years at the College. They specifically mentioned the mentoring of Rev. Charles Lavery, C.S.B., Coach Bob Wanzer and Jerry Vasile '67. The scholarship provides assistance to students from the New York City, Binghamton or Syracuse areas with financial need and a GPA of 2.5 or higher.

Dr. James E. Seward Scholarship in Communication/Journalism

The Dr. James E. Seward Scholarship in Communication/Journalism was established in 2011 to honor Dr. Seward's 41-year college teaching career and to celebrate his retirement from St. John Fisher College. The scholarship is awarded annually to a hard-working and motivated full-time undergraduate student(s) in their junior or senior year, who is majoring in Communications/Journalism. Qualified candidates must have an earned GPA in Communications/Journalism of 3.0 or better and complete an application in the fall.

Otto A. Shults Scholarship

The Otto A. Shults Scholarship was established in 1952 by Mr. Otto A. Shults. Mrs. Shults continued to contribute to the scholarship in memory of her husband who was helpful to the College for so many years. The scholarship is awarded to a student who demonstrates academic merit and financial need.

Silver Anniversary Scholarship

The St. John Fisher Class of 1979 established the Silver Anniversary Scholarship as a way to celebrate their 25th Anniversary and to create a lasting legacy with the College. It is their hope that future classes celebrating their 25th Anniversary will contribute to the scholarship fund. The scholarship provides financial assistance to children of graduates of St. John Fisher College.

Joseph S. & Irene C. Skalny Scholarship

The Joseph S. & Irene C. Skalny Scholarship Fund was established in 1979. The Skalny family established the Skalny Basket Company in 1928, which became very successful and enabled their philanthropy. This scholarship is awarded to a full-time undergraduate student in his or her freshman year, who achieved a minimum 85% high school average, and demonstrates financial need. The scholarship is given to a student from the Greater Rochester area, preferably from Monroe County. The scholarship recipient will retain the award for all four years of study if the student maintains a minimum GPA of 2.5. The student will be rewarded with a supplemental increase if he or she achieves a GPA of 3.0 or higher.

Louis & Nellie Skalny History Scholarship

The Louis & Nellie Skalny Scholarship in European History was established in 1979 by John T. Skalny to honor his parents and to perpetuate their interest in European History. Louis and Nellie Skalny were the founders of the L. Skalny Basket Co., Inc., a successful family-run basket business which started in their home. This scholarship is given to a student majoring in History who maintains at least a 3.0 GPA.

Edward & Imelda Sloan Scholarship

The Edward & Imelda Sloan Scholarship was established in 2011 by Gary Sloan '67 to honor his parents and to give back to his alma mater. The scholarship is awarded to an accounting major from upstate New York with preference given to a student in the Greater Rochester area.

Vincent & Marge Spezzano Scholarship

The Vincent & Marge Spezzano Journalism Scholarship was established in 1989 by Mr. Spezzano, a former member of the Board of Trustees at St. John Fisher College. Mr. Spezzano developed a strong interest in minority education while working as a reporter for a daily paper in Lynchburg, Virginia in the early 1950's. When he became Chairman of Gannett Rochester Newspapers and President of USA Today, he set up a scholarship, which was tied to Gannett's internship program and the Urban League of Rochester. Presently, this scholarship is given to a qualified minority high school senior from Rochester who is interested in a career in journalism and demonstrates financial need. The selection process starts with the Urban League identifying the high school student to be considered.

Laurie Haywood Stanton Memorial Scholarship

R. James Stanton created the Laurie Haywood Stanton Memorial Scholarship at St. John Fisher College as a memorial to his late wife, Laurie, who was a 1979 graduate of the College. The scholarship is awarded to a full-time undergraduate student with a minimum GPA of 3.0, and has a demonstrated financial need. Preference is given to an Accounting major.

Frank M. Stotz Scholarship

The Frank M. Stotz Scholarship Fund was created in 2005 by Mr. Stotz who was a former PriceWaterhouse Coopers partner and CFO of Bausch & Lomb. He also served as a board member for a number of years. The fund is intended to provide tuition assistance to students demonstrating a sincere interest in entering the Accounting profession.

Richard Sweeney Scholarship

The Richard A. Sweeney Scholarship Fund was established in 1982 by the estate of Marie Sweeney in memory of her brother Richard A. Sweeney. The scholarship is awarded each year to a student with demonstrated financial need.

Dennis & Denise Tepas Scholarship

The Dennis and Denise Tepas Scholarship was established in 2006 and provides financial assistance to a full-time undergraduate student majoring in Math, Education or Math/Science/Technology. To qualify, students must have a minimum GPA of 3.0. Preference is given to a student from Monroe or Erie County.

Thiem Foundation Scholarships

The Alvin F. and Ruth K. Thiem Foundation provides funds to the College, on a yearly basis, to be used as scholarship awards for Nursing, Pharmacy, and other students. Scholarship recipients are chosen by the College based on financial need and academic excellence.

William D. Thornton Scholarship

The William M. Thornton Scholarship was established in 1992 by William Thornton in memory of his parents Dr. Joseph and Marian Thornton and his brother, Dr. Robert Thornton. William passed in 1995 and left money for the scholarship in his estate. This scholarship is given to a student who demonstrates financial need. Preference is given to an incoming freshman from a Syracuse city school (public or parochial) or a student from any Onondaga County school.

Reverend Joseph A. Trovato CSB Scholarship

The Joseph A. Trovato Scholarship was established in 1989 as a special tribute to Fr. Trovato. Fr. Trovato came to St. John Fisher College in 1959, just three years after his ordination, and was the Campus Chaplain until 1989. Father Joe lived in the residence halls and was always accessible to the students. He was the person the students sought when they had a joy to share or a sorrow to bear. He presided at weddings, baptisms, funerals, and special events for the Fisher Family until he became a parish priest at Christ the King Church. This scholarship is to be given to a student with academic merit and demonstrated financial need.

Tuite Family Scholarship

The Tuite Family established the Tuite Family Scholarship in 2001. It was created to provide financial support to one or more students who have demonstrated exceptional aptitude and interest in the physical sciences, while exhibiting the leadership qualities and ambition needed to dedicate that talent to benefit mankind. The recipient must be a full-time student with a minimum GPA of 3.0 and a strong commitment to the field of science.

Gerry VanStrydonck Accounting Scholarship

Gerald 'Gerry' Van Strydonck, a member of the Class of 1966, created the Gerald Van Strydonck Accounting Scholarship for the purpose of providing financial assistance to accounting majors who demonstrate financial need and extraordinary merit in their academic efforts at St. John Fisher College. Preference will be given to minority students who meet the academic criteria.

Louis J. and Regina Vasile Scholarship

The Louis J. & Regina Vasile Memorial Scholarship was established in 1980 by Gennaro Vasile to honor his deceased parents Louis & Regina. As first generation Italians who never had the opportunity to benefit from a full education themselves (they didn't go beyond grammar school), they were strongly committed to securing a good education for their three children. Gennaro attended St. John Fisher College and graduated with the Class of 1967. His brother, Reverend Louis Vasile, became a priest in the Rochester Diocese and served as a secretary to the Bishop of Rochester. Their sister, Rosalie Brennan, holds a Bachelor's and a Master's degree and is currently an elementary school counselor. Rosalie also married a graduate of Fisher. Gennaro remained very loyal to the College following graduation and served as a member of the Board of Trustees from 1981-1984. Dr. Vasile says that through this scholarship, he is 'trying to direct some resources to students who are short on resources and long on desire for education'. This scholarship is given to an incoming Freshman with financial need.

Andrew M. Vergo Scholarship for Accounting

In August of 2003, Susan Berlin, D.D.S. '81, with her sisters Eileen Watkins, Carolyn Vergo, Kathleen Minichiello, and their mother, Alice, established the Andrew M. Vergo Scholarship for Accounting to honor Andy's birthday and his alma mater. The award is given to one full-time junior accounting student, who possesses and maintains a GPA of 3.0 or greater, demonstrates financial need, and shows a strong dedication and commitment to the field of Accounting.

John C. & Hortense K. Vogt Scholarship

The John C. & Hortense K. Vogt Scholarship was established in 1979 by Marjorie and Donald Vogt in memory of his parents. Don was employed as the Director of Financial Affairs and Controller of St. John Fisher College until the mid-1980's. His three sons graduated from Fisher - Michael '80, David '82, and Steven '85, and his daughter, Renee, also attended Fisher. This scholarship is given to a student who demonstrates academic merit and financial need.

Dr. Arthur L. "Sam" Walton, Jr. Scholarship

The Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. School of Education established the Dr. Arthur L. "Sam" Walton, Jr. Scholarship in 2008 as a result of donations received from colleagues of Dr. Walton and graduates of the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. School of Education. Dr. Walton joined St. John Fisher College in 2000 as the Director of the Educational Leadership Program. He became the founding Dean of the School of Education in 2003 and later Director of the doctoral program of Executive Leadership. Dr. Walton has over 35 years of experience in the field of education, and has dedicated his life's work to improving conditions and outcomes for children and families in distressed communities. He is nationally recognized for his work in the areas of leadership, school improvement, educational access, and equity. The scholarship provides financial assistance to matriculated graduate students in the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. School of Education who show a commitment to community as evidenced by service, leadership potential, or have a commitment to social justice.

Dr. Mark Welch Scholarship

The Dr. Mark W. & Beulah M. Welch Scholarship was established in 1987 by Dr. Mark Welch to make possible the benefits of a college education for deserving students with financial need. Dr. Welch, a physician from West Bloomfield, New York, who lived to be over 100 years old, was a friend of Fr. Lavery and Fr. Braden and embraced the Basilian tradition. This scholarship is given to a full-time student in good academic standing who demonstrates financial need. Preference is given to a student from Rochester, Buffalo or Western New York State.

James Whelehan Scholarship

The James Whelehan '70 Scholarship Fund was established in 1999 by James E. Whelehan. James is a Fisher graduate and former Trustee of the College. The scholarship is awarded to a full time student who demonstrates financial need and is working his or her way through college.

Emilyne S. Williams Scholarship

The Emilyne S. Williams Scholarship was established in September 2011 by James F. Williams '79 in memory of Emilyne Williams. The scholarship is awarded to an undergraduate student with a GPA of 3.0 or better and has a demonstrated financial need.

Ralph C. Wilson Scholarship

The Ralph C. Wilson Scholarship was established in 2001 by a gift from Mr. Ralph C. Wilson during Buffalo Bills Training Camp. His wishes are to impact students with an interest in athletics. The fund is awarded each year to one full-time Sports Management major.

William J. Woerner Scholarship

The William J. Woerner Foundation Scholarship was established in 1965 by William's grandson, Donald Woerner. The William J. Woerner & Sons Company, located in Rochester, New York, manufactured church furniture and equipment. This scholarship is given to a student who demonstrates academic merit and financial need.

Charles P. Wolfe Accounting Award

This award, established by friends of Charles P. Wolfe, Associate Professor of Accounting, is granted each year to a Senior student(s) majoring in Accounting.

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