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Alumni Scholarships

Many donors establish and support private scholarships for St. John Fisher College students. Private scholarships are offered to students in good academic standing who meet the specific criteria designated by the donor(s) of the scholarship. If you are eligible to receive any of the scholarships listed, you will be notified and asked to complete the proper paperwork.

Establishing an endowed scholarship is a meaningful way to impact students while creating a legacy or honoring a loved one. Please contact Bob Moline at (585) 385-5244 for more information.

Alumni Scholarship Listings

*All scholarships requiring an application are identified with an asterisk. For those that do not require an application, the College will match an applicant's qualifications to those of the award.

Because of funding fluctuations, not all scholarship are available in any given year. Further information regarding each scholarship can be found in the Financial Aid Office.


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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 one non-traditional junior or senior nursing student with financial help in paying for their nursing book or related educational materials.

The AP Professionals of Rochester Scholarship

The AP Professionals of Rochester Scholarship was established in 1996 by this company to lend financial assistance to a student so that it might alleviate the necessity of working part-time and allow for more focused study time. Their office in Linden Oaks, is a placement company that finds employment for many Fisher students following graduation. Scholarship Criteria: Accounting/Finance Field and Financial Need.

The Anderson Scholarship for Student Leaders

Richard '01 and Kristin Anderson '00 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 student leader in good academic standing.

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 alum, 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 postpone 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.

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 and generosity in providing financial aid, sometimes even with personal loans to students who might not have been able to attend college otherwise. The intention of the scholarship is to offset the need for a part-time job so that the student can use that time to become involved in campus activities. This scholarship is given to a junior or senior with financial need who maintains a cumulative GPA of 2.0 and actively participates in every aspect of student life.

The Bank of America Scholarship

In 2006, Bank of America established the Bank of America Scholarship fund to be used for the purpose of providing financial assistance to underrepresented students interested in careers in nursing and pharmacy with demonstrated financial need. This scholarship is awarded to graduate nursing or pharmacy majors.

Laurie Ann Paterson Barber '79 Memorial Scholarship*

Laurie Ann Paterson Barber graduated in 1979 from St. John Fisher College with a degree in accounting. A few months after her graduation, 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 established is to honor the memory of Laurie and to recognize students that exhibit the same work ethics and professional qualities that Laurie had. 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 while attending St. John Fisher College. The scholarship is renewable as long as the recipient maintains at least a 3.0 overall GPA.

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 supports four students each year, one from every class, and is equal to 1/2 tuition. The students may retain the scholarship for their four years at Fisher as long as they maintain at least a 3.0 GPA and remain a full time student. The four scholarship awards made from the endowed fund are in specific memory of four of the college's founders: Rev. Robert Fischette, Rev. Hugh Haffey, Rev. John Murphy and Rev. John O'Meara. The scholarship is awarded each year to incoming freshmen with demonstrated academic ability, community involvement, and financial need, and is renewable.

The Loreto and Angela Basso Scholarship

The Loreto and Angela Basso Scholarship was established in 1993 by Mr. and Mrs. Basso. This scholarship is meant to provide financial assistance to students who are currently attending St. John Fisher College and have demonstrated financial need or to prospective students who would like to pursue higher education but are not financially able to.

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 Fisher student who demonstrates excellence as a philanthropic volunteer, whether on campus or in the community. The student can not be a part of the Service Scholarship or First Generation Scholarship Programs. A committee chaired by Campus Ministry awards the scholarship through a process of nominations and selection.

The Bonadio Group Scholarship*

In 2006, the Bonadio Group created the Bonadio Group Scholarship Fund as means to foster interest in accounting by providing a St. John Fisher student with professional experience at the Bonadio Group. The fund is used for the purpose of providing a scholarship and internship at the Bonadio Group. The scholarship is awarded to one senior accounting major with a minimum grade point average of 3.0 both in the Accounting major and overall. The student must complete a paid summer internship with the Bonadio Group in order to receive the scholarship aid during their senior year.

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 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 for her after her death in November 1994. Peter Carpino, her son, is a graduate of St. John Fisher College of the Class of 1972; 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 and pursuing a career 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. Mr. Cary 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 of 2003 in response to the 2004 Annual Fund Campaign Class Captain Program. The fund is meant to increase participation and honor the class, while directly helping students at St. John Fisher College with Scholarship Aid. The fund is awarded each year to one or more full time or part time sophomore, junior, senior, or graduate student with a GPA of at least 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 of 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 response to the 2004 Annual Giving Campaign Class Captain Program. The 1967 Class Captain(s) decided to set this scholarship up as a way to increase participation and to honor the Class of 1967; while directly helping students at St. John Fisher College with scholarship aid. The scholarship is awarded each year to one or more full-time and/or part-time sophomore, junior, or senior or graduate student(s) with a GPA of at least 3.0 or higher. The candidate must have financial need as defined by the Office of Financial Aid.

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

Graduates from the Class of 1969 have created The Fr. Joseph A. Trovato, C.S.B. Class of 1969 Scholarship as a means to give back to their alma mater, and to honor the contributions made to the College by the Rev. Joseph A. Trovato, C.S.B. The scholarship is awarded annually to an undergraduate student from New York state, majoring in Childhood Education and Special Education or Religious Studies. Candidates must have demonstrated a commitment to social advocacy and service to the community. (Scholarship not yet active)

Mary L. Cloonan Nursing Scholarship

Mary L. Cloonan was the first nurse at St. John Fisher College in 1965 and retired in 1986. She started on Haffey second floor, then moved the program to the ""white house"". Before coming to Fisher 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, a 1979 graduate of St. John Fisher College, his wife Denise, and daughter Kathryn `06.

The Constantino Family Scholarship

The Constantino Family Scholarship was created in 1985 by Charlie A Constantino as a way to honor his parents Mr. and Mrs. Sam & Fannie Constantino. The purpose of the scholarship is to provide financial assistance to students after their freshman year with demonstrated financial need. 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.

Jose & Karen Coronas Scholarship

The Jose & Karen Coronas Scholarship is awarded annually to Hispanic students at St. John Fisher College. The scholarship is renewable.

Dr. Thomas I. Crimando Memorial Scholarship

Frank Crimando '79 and his family, as a memorial to their brother and son, established the Dr. Thomas I. Crimando '96 Memorial Scholarship Fund within St. John Fisher College 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 at St. John Fisher College. Crowe Horwath LLP is one of the largest public accounting and consulting firms in the United States. They have 26 offices and 2,400 personnel and they are recognized by many organizations as one of the country's best places to work. The scholarship is awarded to a 4th or 5th year accounting major with a GPA of 3.3 or higher and is a U.S. citizen student and a graduate of a U.S. high school. The scholarship is not renewable.

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 from 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, with 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. The club also supports similar scholarships at Nazareth College and the University of Rochester. 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 at SJFC, and the recipient is chosen by a committee at the Italian Women's Civic Club.

Dorothy Day Religious Studies Scholarship

The Dorothy Day Religious Studies Scholarship was established in 2007 by Father William Graf, in combination with numerous fellow Religious Studies and Peace Study advocates in memory of Michael Krupiarz (a former Religious Studies teacher at Aquinas with an interest in Peace and Justice and reverence for Dorothy Day, who passed away in April of 2007). The scholarship was created to provide financial assistance to students majoring in Religious Studies.

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 their junior and senior year, and it 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 financial assistance to students enrolled in the Wegmans School of Nursing.

Mary Ellen DiCheserse Memorial Scholarship

The Mary Ellen Dichesere Memorial Scholarship was established by Mr. & Mrs. Dichesere in 1976 in memory of their daughter, Mary Ellen. Though offered a full-paid 4-year scholarship at Adelphi University in Garden City, New York, Mary Ellen declined in order to attend Fisher. Mary Ellen was a junior Fisher student who was killed in a car accident in Europe while on a study abroad program with Nazareth. 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 their children, Richard R. Shaughnessy, Jr. and Jenna E. DiLaura, as well as the life journeys of the many other children and adults who face the daily challenges of autism. It is their hope that this scholarship will assist deserving students who seek to make working with autistic and/or other developmentally disabled individuals their life work by pursing a degree in Special Education and declaring their intent to work with special needs individuals upon graduation from St. John Fisher College. The scholarship is awarded to a full-time undergraduate student majoring in special education with a GPA of 3.0 or better and has a demonstrated financial need.

The Christopher A. DiQuattro Scholarship*

The Christopher A. DiQuattro Scholarship was created by George and Carol DiQuattro 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. A golf tournament is held each August to raise funds for the scholarship. 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. DiQuattro Nursing Scholarship*

The Christopher A. DiQuattro Scholarship was created by George and Carol DiQuattro 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. A golf tournament is held each August to raise funds for the scholarship. 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 DiQuattro 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 Junior who is participating in the study abroad program who has demonstrated financial need.

Rev. Joseph B. Dorsey Scholarship

The Rev. 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 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. The recipients of this scholarship are expected to attend Fisher's Annual Accounting Awards Banquet held in the spring. This scholarship is given to an accounting major who has at least a 3.2 GPA after three semesters at Fisher. The scholarship is renewable as long as this GPA is maintained.

Halley Eben Scholarship

The Halley Eben Scholarship was established in 1965 by the estate of Ottilie E. Weinstein.

Eastman Kodak Diversity 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 and to respond to St. John Fisher College's Capital Campaign Drive "Fisher at 40", Kodak gave a substantial gift to endow the scholarship and rename it the Eastman Kodak Company Minority Scholarship. The scholarship is awarded each year to an incoming Freshman student, who is a member of a minority group majoring in Chemistry, Computer Science, Management/Accounting, Physics/Biology who maintains a 3.0 grade point average and is involved in Student Life.

Excellus Diversity Scholarship*

The Undergraduate Diversity Scholarship provides two $500.00 awards: preferably one to a full-time sophomore, junior or senior male and the other to a full-time sophomore, junior or senior female who meet the following criteria: a minimum GPA of 2.8 and active involvement with a SJFC club or organization whose programs reflect a strong commitment to diversity. Each recipient will serve as student co-chairs 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 Scholarship.

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 Ralph A. & Samuel J. Fornuto Accounting Scholarship in 2010 as a way to honor his father and uncle and to provide financial assistance to students who are majoring in accounting and who demonstrate leadership and determination. The scholarship is renewable.

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 junior or senior Nursing students who select to pursue a minor in the Spanish as a Second Language program. Candidates must have fully completed the didactic component of the SSL program.

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

The Leah P. & Albert E. Gentle, Sr. Scholarship was established in 1994 as a memorial from a bequest of 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 a Zoning Board for the City of Rochester and the Boy Scouts 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 the 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 actively involved in his or her community through volunteer work and service to others.

E.F. Golding Scholarship

The E.F. Golding Scholarship was established in 1989 by the Mary Golding Trust and Cornelius Golding, a Fisher graduate of the Class of 1969, in memory of his father, Eugene Francis Golding, who died in 1989. The scholarship is geared toward accounting majors from the New York Metropolitan area. The recipient of this scholarship is expected to maintain both good work ethics and high moral standards. Mr. Golding wishes for the students 'to receive a good education, learn the value of good friends, and gain understanding to the value of one's own place in the world.' This scholarship is given to a Freshman or transfer student in good academic standing with financial need who has an interest in developing a career in business management or accounting. Applicants from the New York City area will be given first priority; second consideration to those from the Rochester area.

B. Thomas Golisano Scholarship

The B. Thomas Golisano Scholarship was established in 1985 by Mr. Golisano. Mr. Golisano is 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'. He is very involved with the group Rochester Fights Back Against Drug and Alcohol Abuse. This scholarship is given to a student with academic merit and financial need.

Graduating Class Pharmacy Scholarship

The Wegmans School of Pharmacy Class of 2011 established the Graduating Class Pharmacy Scholarship in 2011 as a way to commemorate their graduation and to set up a scholarship for future pharmacy classes to contribute to. The scholarship is awarded to a full-time P2, P3 or P4 student that is in good academic standing with a minimum GPA of 2.0 or better. Preference is given to a student with demonstrated leadership abilities, and/or students who are involved with a professional organization(s) or pharmacy school activities; with their church, community or various civic organizations; or who work full or part-time.

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 has 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 friend who died way too soon and at times when most classmates were unable to truly convey the void left in their hearts for these three 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. And Mrs. Growney in response to the Capital Campaign Drive 'Fisher at 40'. Mr. Growney is a Fisher graduate of the Class of 1966 and a current member of the Board of Trustees at St. John Fisher College. This scholarship is given to a McQuaid 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 with a GPA of 3.0 or better with a demonstrated financial need. The scholarship is renewable.

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 or students who are the first in their family to attend college. The scholarship is awarded to an undergraduate student who has a demonstrated financial need. (Scholarship not yet active)

Eugenia S. Gutenkunst Memorial Scholarship

The Eugenia S. Gutekunst Memorial Scholarship was established in 1996 by a bequest from Eugenia's estate ' half of the funds to be used for financial aid to students and half to be given to the library as support for the Reference Department. Eugenia ('Jean') worked in St. John Fisher's Lavery Library from 1970-1987 as a reference librarian; she died in November 1994. This scholarship is given to a student in good academic standing with financial need.

Haney Family Scholarship

The Haney Family Scholarship was established in 1989 by Mr. Paul Haney, a Fisher graduate of the Class of 1963, in response to the Capital Campaign Drive 'Fisher at 40'. The intention of the scholarship is to provide financial assistance to students (one from each class) from the Aquinas Institute, and in some instances, the Nazareth Academy, throughout their four years at St. John Fisher College.

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 McQuaid 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 provides financial assistance to a full-time junior or senior nursing major with a GPA of 3.0 or better. The scholarship is renewable as long as the recipient maintains at least a 3.0 GPA. Additionally, the scholarship is to perpetuate Tristan’s desire and ability to care for those in need with kindness, gentleness, patience and compassion.

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 (donor contact) 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 the fine person Ray Healy was. Raymond was 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.

Wiliam R. Hearst Foundation Nursing Scholarship

The William Randolph Hearst Endowed Scholarship for Nursing Students was established in 1994 in response to The Campaign For Fisher At 40 to support the growth and development of St. John Fisher College's nursing department. It is awarded each year to a Junior or Senior nursing major. 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 the 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 who completes an application. The application is sent from the Office of Institutional Advancement and the recipient is chosen by the Manager of Stewardship and Events and the Director of Financial Aid.

Walter B.D. & Elizabeth J. Hickey Scholarship

The Walter B. D. 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 future intention for the scholarship is to give support each year to four students, one from each class year. This scholarship is given to a student from a Catholic secondary school who demonstrates financial need.

Kevin & Joann Hill Nursing Scholarship

Kevin N. Hill, Trustee of St. John Fisher College, established the Kevin and Joann Hill Nursing Scholarship in 2010 as a result of his Vision 2020 Campaign commitment, and 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 or better. 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 in response to the Capital Campaign Drive 'Fisher at 40'. Bill Hughes, a Fisher graduate from the Class of 1962, and is currently a member of the Board of Trustees of St. John Fisher College. This scholarship is given to a student from Aquinas Institute who has demonstrated academic merit and financial need.

Robert & Barbara Hurlbut Nursing Scholarship

The William M. Hughes Scholarship was established in 1992 by Mr. And Mrs. Hughes in response to the Capital Campaign Drive 'Fisher at 40'. Bill Hughes, a Fisher graduate from the Class of 1962, and is currently a member of the Board of Trustees of St. John Fisher College. This scholarship is given to a student from Aquinas Institute who has demonstrated academic merit and financial need.

Marc & Ann Iacona Scholarship*

The Marc & Ann Iacona Scholarship was established in 1999 by Mr. Marc Iacona and his wife Ann, who is a '83 graduate. It is awarded each year to a Full-Time Sophomore or Junior majoring in Communications/Journalism with an overall 3.0 GPA (after Freshman year). An application is distributed each spring by the Office of Institutional Advancement.

Insero & Company Accounting Scholarship*

In 2007, the Insero & Company Accounting Scholarship fund was established as a means to assist an outstanding student(s) in the St. John Fisher accounting program. The purpose of the fund is to provide financial assistance to a full-time undergraduate accounting major with a 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.

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 that is, related to a member of the Class of 1975 or is recommended by the Dean of Students and/or Provost. The student must demonstrate financial need and be actively involved in campus affairs.

Kenya Scholarship

The Kenya Scholarship is awarded annually to a priest from Kenya, and covers full tuition, room and board for the recipient's junior and senior years.

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 entering Freshman who is a graduate of Fairport High School and has demonstrated financial need. (If a student can not be found from Fairport High School, the criteria can be extended to include a student from Monroe County.)

Arthur & Elsa Kulp Memorial Scholarship

Established in 2001 by Gene Kulp to honor his father's wishes in helping students with an education. It is awarded each year to one full-time Junior with financial need, a focus on Religious Education and involvement in Campus Ministry. The student must carry a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.

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 Catholic high school, carries a minimum school average of 85% and demonstrates financial need. Preference for this scholarship is given to those students interested in a business career. This scholarship is renewable if a student carries at least a 2.5 GPA.

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 and a testimonial dinner given in his honor added substantial funds to the scholarship. 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.

Pauline & Irving Lazerson Scholarship*

Established in 2000 , the Pauline & Irving Lazerson Scholarship was created by Mr. Bernie Lazerson to honor his parents, Pauline & Irving. The scholarship is awarded each year to two incoming, full-time, African American, freshman male students from the Rochester inner-city district who demonstrate financial need and are pursuing an education in the humanities. A minimum grade point average of 2.5 must be maintained throughout their studies at Fisher.

LeChase Construction Services Scholarship

The LeChase Construction Services Scholarship was established in 2011 to support Fisher students in need in their pursuit of higher education. The scholarship is awarded to an undergraduate student (sophomore, junior or senior) with a minimum GPA of at least 3.0, and has a demonstrated financial need. The LeChase name has been synonymous with construction since 1944. As a full-service construction management and general contractor, LeChase is committed to building partnerships with customers, employees and communities through safety, integrity, quality, innovation and values.

Robert & Janice Loss Science Scholarship

The Loss Scientific Scholarship was established in 1989 by Dr. and Mrs. Robert Loss. In conjunction with the Capital Campaign 'Fisher at 40', they set up a scholarship to encourage interest in the science program at Fisher. Both Bob and Janice graduated from St. John Fisher College, (Bob '74, Janice '94), 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 LaDucas 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. Teresa 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.

Maguire Family Scholarship

Awarded each year to a business major with financial need, who maintains a Grade Point Average 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 graduate. Tim’s life ended way 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 and has a demonstrated financial need. The scholarship is renewable.

Margaret L. McMahon Scholarship

The Margaret L. McMahon Scholarship was established in 1992 as a tribute to Margaret for her dedicated 32-year service to St. John Fisher College. She served as Administrative Assistant to the 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.

Theodore & Cashmere M. Mendick Foundation Scholarship

The Theodore & Cashmere Mendick Foundation Scholarship was established in 1989 by Ted Mendick, who passed away 1992. Mr. Mendick initiated the scholarship at St. John Fisher College with the intent of educating future priests, but since his death, the Foundation amended the criteria. The scholarship is now given to an academically qualified Rochester area high school student who demonstrates financial need. Because of Mr. Mendick's initial interests in educating 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*

In 2007, the Mengel, Metzger, Barr, & Co. LLC Accounting Scholarship fund was established 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 intern during the summer and preceding his/her senior year.

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 who really wants to learn and one who has interest in music'. This scholarship is given to a student with academic merit who demonstrates financial need. The student must also have an interest in religious studies, mathematics, science, or music.

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 12 years, and was a faithful friend of the College since it was founded 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 has established the Peter C. Montemurno Scholarship as a way to give back to his alma mater and to pay tribute to his Italian heritage. The scholarship provides financial assistance to an incoming full-time freshman who carries a high school average of 90% or better. Preference will be 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, and to support students with demonstrated financial need. 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 and who has a 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 or a disability. The scholarship is awarded annually to undergraduate students with a demonstrated financial need and who have a special need or disability. Preference is given to a Communications/Journalism major from the Rochester or Upstate New York region.

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 Advisory 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 majoring in Religious Studies, Math, Science, or Music, who demonstrates academic ability and financial need.

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. A chapel bearing the Napier name was constructed in 1991 in the Bausch & Lomb Commons. 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, a Fisher graduate of the Class of 1963. David's two sons and a daughter-in-law are also Fisher alums, 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 something back to Fisher. Mr. and Mrs. Niermeyer are very interested in developing a relationship with their scholarship recipients. 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 High School, Seton Catholic High School 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, a 1960 Fisher grad, headed the drive to establish the scholarship for this well-known and well- respected member of the Rochester community. Hattie has 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 what she refers to as "broken families" are 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 extends the honor to 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 Swett's 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 a student demonstrating financial need.

Stephen O'Hara Scholarship

The Stephen O'Hara Scholarship was established in 1984.

Palvino Excellence in Communication Scholarship

John A. 'Jack' Palvino, a member of the Pioneer Class of 1955, created the Excellence in Communication fund for the purpose of providing financial assistance to two Communication majors who demonstrate a passion for communication and journalism and a limited ability to attend college due to a significant financial need. The fund also partially underwrites a bi-annual lecture series and Communication Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony.

Joseph A. Parella, Jr. Memorial Scholarship

Jim D'Amico `72, together with members of the class of 1972, established the Joseph A. Parella, Jr. Memorial Scholarship to honor the memory of their friend and classmate. The scholarship is awarded annually to an incoming sophomore student with financial need, and who is challenged physically, developmentally, or by a learning disability, or has worked to help those faced with such an affliction. The scholarship is renewable.

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 and highly motivated students that have overcome hardships. Qualified students must have a demonstrated financial need. The scholarship is renewable.

Rev. Russell A. Pendergast Scholarship

The Rev. Russell Pendergast Scholarship was established in 1994 by Mr. Edward Lynd 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 meant to maintain students when unforeseen hardships occur in life. This scholarship is given to a student who requires emergency financial assistance. Preference is given to students whose financial situation has changed substantially owing to circumstances beyond their control. (i.e. Loss of job, ill health of parents). This scholarship is not intended for Freshman. It is given to a student who has already matriculated into the system who might have to drop out due to financial circumstances.

Pharmacy Class of 2010 Scholarship

The inaugural graduating class of the Wegmans School of Pharmacy has established the “Class of 2010 Pharmacy Scholarship” as a way to celebrate and recognize their achievement as the first graduating class of the Pharmacy School. Additionally, members of the Class of 2010 felt there was a need for additional scholarship aid for pharmacy students, especially for those students who show a passion for the pharmacy profession through their involvement inside and outside of the classroom. The Scholarship is awarded to full-time P3 or P4 students with a financial need, at least a 2.0 GPA and who have demonstrated leadership abilities in a professional organization inside of school. Preference is given to officers within the organization they are involved with.

Dominic & June Piazza Minority Scholarship

The June and Dominic Piazza Minority Scholarship Fund was established in 1989 by Mr. And Mrs. Piazza to offer recognition for substantial personal effort and to provide the opportunity for an inner-city student with potential 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 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 a demonstrated financial need.

Pluta Family Scholarship

The Pluta Family Scholarship was established in 2001 by Ron '79 and Mary Pluta '83. This scholarship has been established by Ron and Mary Pluta as part of St. John Fisher College's Take Stock in Fisher capital campaign. Their gift will be combined with a gift made by Ron's father, Andrew Pluta, who is 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. Mr. Gene Polisseni wishes were to impact athletics. The 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 a select group of nursing students to honor Dr. Powers, the founding chairman of the Department of Nursing, for her dedication, commitment, and outstanding service to the Nursing Program at St. John Fisher College. The scholarship is meant to show the appreciation of her skills as a teacher and as a 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 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 to Fisher from a Community College. Qualified candidates must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher and have a 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 on the Mathematical faculty at St. John Fisher College 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 Award in order 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 at least 3.3 who demonstrate financial need and extraordinary enthusiasm in both academics and activities. The award is in the form of a check and is presented at the award ceremony for seniors each May.

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 of the Class of 1972 of St. John Fisher College. This scholarship is given to a student 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 and staff, administration and his or 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 as 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.

SGA Leadership 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 at St. John Fisher College 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 Schibel 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 at least 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 Fisher student or students who would not be able to attend the College without the help of this scholarship aid.

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 the 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 Rev. Charles Lavery, C.S.B., Coach Bob Wanzer and Jerry Vasile ’67. The scholarship provides financial assistance to students from the New York City, Binghamton and Syracuse areas with similar needs that they experienced during their academic years.

Dr. James. E. Seward Scholarship in Communications/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, majoring in communication/journalism. Qualified candidates must have an earned GPA in communication/journalism of 3.0 or better, and complete an application in the fall. The scholarship is not renewable, but a prior applicant can reapply.

Otto A. Shults Accounting Scholarship

The Otto A. Shults Accounting Award was established in 1993. The fund is awarded in the form of a check to a student within the top five percent of the graduating class in recognition of excellence in accounting as well as volunteer activities.

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 originally established in 1979. It was awarded to any full-time student attending St. John Fisher College who was majoring in Business Management or Communication/Journalism, maintained a 3.0 GPA and demonstrated financial need. Initially there were no residency requirements such as living in Monroe County and it was available to students in any academic year of study. In June 1990 the scholarship was revised so that it would be awarded to full-time students in their first year (Freshman) at St. John Fisher College. To receive the scholarship, a student must have a high school GPA of 3.0 or equivalent, the potential to excel at St. John Fisher College, demonstrates financial need and is a resident of Monroe County. Once a student is awarded a scholarship, the student must retain it for all four years of study. To do so, the student the student must satisfy the previously stated requirements each year. There are no longer any restrictions on a student's major or academic area of student at the College.

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

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. The scholarship is renewable.

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 eventually became Chairman of Gannett Rochester Newspapers and President of USA Today, he set up a scholarship at Geneseo College to promote this interest. The scholarship at St. John Fisher College, similar to the one at Geneseo College, is tied to Gannett's internship program and the Urban League of Rochester. 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 accounting major.

Frank M. Stotz Scholarship

The Frank M. Stotz Scholarship Fund was created in 2005 by Mr. Stotz. 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.

Thiem Foundation Scholarship

The Thiem Nursing/Pharmacy Scholarship was established in 2004 by the Alvin F. and Ruth K. Thiem Foundation. The scholarship is awarded to nursing students who maintain a standing in the upper 1/3 of the class or by exception made by the Deans of the Nursing and Pharmacy Departments. Prior academic records shall be considered when awarding the scholarship, and each recipient must sign a pledge that when they are established in their careers they will consider supporting their alma mater and to let others know how this scholarship has enabled them to advance their career path and what their future plans are after attaining their degree.

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 has a special interest in minority students. He died in 1995. This scholarship is given to a student who demonstrates financial need. Preference is given to an incoming freshman from the Syracuse city school (public or parochial) or a student from any Onondaga County school.

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. (Scholarship not yet active)

Revered 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 for thirty years at weddings, baptisms, funerals, and special events for the Fisher Family until recruited at Christ the King Parish. This scholarship is to be given to a student with academic merit and demonstrated financial need.

Tuite Family Scholarship

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

Urology Associates of Rochester, LLC Nursing Scholarship

The Urology Associates of Rochester, LLC Nursing Scholarship was established in 2008 by David Dever, M.D. The scholarship provides financial assistance to students enrolled in the Wegmans School of Nursing at St. John Fisher College.

Gerry VanStrydonck Accounting Scholarship

Gerald 'Gerry' Van Strydonck, a member of the Class of 1966, created the Gerry 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.

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. 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 and to St. John Fisher College.

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. Three of his sons also graduated from Fisher- Michael '80, David '82, and Steven '85 ' and his daughter, Renee, started but later transferred. 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 former 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 the architect and current 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. Additionally, potential recipients must demonstrate leadership potential, and 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 over Fr. Lavery and Fr. Braden and embraced the Basilian tradition. George Arena was a close personal friend and confidant of Dr. Welch, and after Dr. Welch's death in 1989, became the college contact person for the scholarship. 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.

West Central Kiwanis Scholarship

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

James Whelehan Scholarship

The Kathleen and James Whelehan Scholarship Fund was established in 1999 by Kathleen R. and James E. Whelehan. James is a 1970 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 Mr. Ralph C. Wilson as part of a gift to St. John Fisher College during the VIP Buffalo Bills Pre-Training Camp party, where he was honored. His wishes are to impact students with an interest in athletics. The fund is awarded each year to one full-time Sports Studies major and/or a student athlete who exhausts his/her NCAA eligibility.

William J. Woerner Scholarship

The William J. Woerner Foundation Scholarship was established in 1965 by William's grandson, Donald Woerner. Robert Woerner. Donald's brother, lives in Spokane, Washington. 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

The Charles P. Wolfe Award is given to a senior accounting major who has demonstrated outstanding achievement in accounting and who has shown the highest degree of character and integrity in his or her dealings with fellow students and colleagues.

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