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Meeting the cost of a private college education is a challenge for most students and their families. While primary responsibility for meeting the expenses of an undergraduate education rests with the student and their parents or guardians, Saint Michael’s College offers a variety of resources to assist students in financing their education.
The Offices of New Student Aid and Scholarship, and Student Financial Services administers federal financial aid programs that include Federal Direct Student Loans, Federal Perkins Loans, Federal Plus Loans, Federal Grants (Pell, SEOG), and Federal Work-Study. This office is also charged with administering institutional work-study as well as institutional undergraduate scholarship and grant programs, and undergraduate state scholarships.
Application Procedure for Financial Aid
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Entering First-Year Students
To apply for financial aid at Saint Michael’s College for the fall of 2011, a student must submit the following by February 15, 2011:
- The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
- Signed copies of Parents’ 2010 Federal Tax Return
- Parents’ Federal W-2 forms
- Signed copies of Student’s 2010 Federal Tax Return
- Student’s Federal W-2 forms
Other documents may be requested by the Office of Financial Aid during the verification process:
Financial Aid Verification Worksheet
Please check the Student Financial Services forms library to download the latest version.
The FAFSA form should be received by the Federal processing agency by February 10, 2011. For some families this may mean using estimated income and tax figures, which may be updated at a later date. The FAFSA can be filled out and submitted online and is available anytime after January 1st. You should not wait for an admission decision from Saint Michael’s College before filing these financial aid documents. You must list Saint Michael’s College as one of the colleges to receive a copy of the report from the processing agency.
The Saint Michaels FAFSA code is 003694.
Undergraduate and Graduate Level Students
If you would like to be considered for federal assistance from Saint Michael’s College, you need to file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). You (and your parents, if you are a dependent student) can file the renewal FAFSA on-line at www.fafsa.ed.gov. In addition to submitting the FASFA, you must also submit the following documents to our office:
- A signed copy of yours and your parents’ 2010 Federal tax return, including W-2’s (if applicable)
- A completed Federal Verification Worksheet. You can download and print this from our forms library
- Please submit these materials to our office by May 1, 2011. Files completed after this date will be awarded aid only if funding is still available
Your financial aid award may include funds from several sources. Those funds labeled “Federal” financial aid were awarded strictly on the basis of information you and your family provided on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). These may include a combination of grants, loans and work study.
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants (SEOG): Saint Michael’s College makes these grants available from federal funds to students with the highest level of need. The grants are renewable as long as need continues and funds are available.
Federal Pell Grants: The Federal Pell Grant is a federal program, which provides for the payment of grants to eligible students attending institutions of higher learning. Grant amounts vary from year to year based on a schedule set by the U.S. Department of Education, and financial need.
Federal Perkins Loans:This loan has a fixed 5% interest rate. Interest is not charged while you are enrolled at least half-time and repayment begins 9 months after graduation or withdrawal. Collections are handled by Campus Partners (Saint Michael’s College Billing Agent). Deferments are available during graduate school.
Federal Work Study & College Student Employment: These programs provide opportunities for students to work on campus. Eligibility for these programs is based solely on financial need and the availability of positions. The average time commitment is from six to eight hours each week. Your award allotment is the maximum amount you are permitted to earn from the Work-Study Program during the semester.
Direct Loans are low-interest loans for students and parents to help pay for the cost of a student’s education after high school. The lender is the U.S. Department of Education rather than a bank or other financial institution.
The Direct Loan Program offers the following types of loans:
- Subsidized: for students that file the FAFSA and with demonstrated financial need, as determined by federal regulations. No interest is charged while a student is in school at least half-time, during the grace period, and during deferment periods.
- Unsubsidized: for students that file the FAFSA and have not demonstrated need as determined by federal regulations; interest is charged during all periods, even during the time a student is in school and during grace and deferment periods.
- PLUS: unsubsidized loans for the parents of dependent students and for graduate/professional students. PLUS loans help pay for education expenses up to the cost of attendance minus all other financial assistance. Interest is charged during all periods.
Direct Subsidized Loans for undergraduates with a first disbursement date between July 1, 2011, and June 30, 2012: 4.5%
Direct Subsidized Loans for graduate students and Direct Unsubsidized Loans for all students: 6.8%
Direct PLUS Loans Parent and Graduate : 7.9%
State Scholarships and Grants:
Many states offer scholarships or grants, which can be used at Saint Michael’s College. More information about the awards and separate application procedures can be obtained from your high school counselor or the appropriate state agency.
Satisfactory Academic Progress
In order to maintain eligibility for financial aid, matriculated undergraduate and graduate students must progress at a rate that ensures completion of their degree programs within a reasonable time frame. Beginning with the first semester of study in a degree program at Saint Michael’s College, a student is required to accumulate earned hours totaling at least 67% of the number of hours attempted. Each student’s progress will be measured at the end of each year of attendance to ensure adherence to this standard. Transfer credits that have been accepted towards the students major, will be included in the calculation of credit hours attempted and earned.
If the standard is not met, the student will be denied any further federal aid, including the parent PLUS loan. If the student has been denied aid, they can complete an appeal to the Office of Student Financial Services. The circumstances under which a student would be permitted to submit an appeal would be special circumstances such as death of a relative, injury or illness of the student or other unusual conditions. The student would also be required to submit as part of the appeal process, information regarding why the student failed to make SAP and what has changed in the students situation the would demonstrate the students ability to make SAP at the next evaluation.
Maximum time frames to meet the standard will be 150% of credits needed to graduate. For undergraduate students who need 124 credits in order to graduate, the maximum number of credits attempted can be no more than 186. Graduate students have up to three years at full-time status and 5 years for part-time, in order to meet the standard.
In addition to the requirements listed previously, all undergraduate students’ entering their third academic year, or after the achievement of 56 credit hours, must have attained at least a 2.00 overall cumulative grade point average in order to continue to qualify for assistance.
Any student not meeting the standard described above will be denied future Federal Financial Aid, including the parent PLUS loan.
Student’s whose aid is withdrawn for not maintaining academic progress according to the standard outlined above, may appeal their loss of aid by writing to the Student Financial Services Office. Please include in your appeal any special circumstances (as indicated above) that may help us when reviewing your case. Appeals must be received with in 60 days from the original notice of termination. Once your appeal has been reviewed, the decision of the appeals committee will be final.
In all cases, appeals will be reviewed with consideration of the student’s academic plan to ensure the standard will be met if the appeal is approved.
Saint Michael’s College Scholarship and Grants
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This grant if awarded when two or more dependent children of the same family are simultaneously enrolled as full-time students during a given semester in the undergraduate program at Saint Michael’s College. A $6,000 grant ($1,500 per semester) will be divided equally among the two children attending Saint Michael’s College. When a third child attends Saint Michael’s College simultaneously, the grant shall be $9,000, divided equally. If any sibling is receiving a full tuition scholarship, he/she is not eligible for the Family Grant.
Dean’s Scholarship Green Mountain State Scholarship
All students who apply for admission are considered. The Saint Michael’s College Scholarship Committee will select recipients from the admissions applicant pool. Nominations must be received by February 1. Minimum requirements for nomination are:
- Combined SAT scores of 1800 or better
- At least a B+ average in a college preparatory program
- Additional factors considered will be leadership qualities, community service and potential to contribute to the Saint Michael’s College Community
The Presidential Scholarship is a special award reserved for Vermont’s top students. Recipients of the scholarship will receive up to full tuition and will be renewed each year (maximum four years) assuming the recipient maintains a 3.0 cumulative grade point average and full-time student status. Eligible students must meet the following minimal requirements: Combined SAT score of at least 1800 and a B+ average in a college preparatory high school curriculum. Eligible candidates can self-nominate by obtaining nomination forms through the Saint Michael’s College website.
Each parish pastor may select one of his parishioners to receive a tuition scholarship of up to $20,000 over four years (up to $5,000 per year) at Saint Michael’s College. Eligible candidates are high school seniors or transfer students who will be enrolling at Saint Michael’s College for the fall semester. Candidates must indicate interest in the scholarship to their pastor. Nominations must be received by the Financial Aid Office by February 1. The Scholarship must be applied to tuition only at Saint Michael’s College. The student must be a full-time undergraduate student and satisfactory academic progress must be maintained in order to retain the scholarship for four years. Students cannot receive Catholic High School discount and Parish Scholarship.
Athletic scholarships are awarded only in basketball. The names of possible recipients will be submitted to the Financial Aid Committee by the Director of Athletics. The Financial Aid Office will inform students of awards and of the regulations set forth in the constitution of the National Collegiate Athletic Association.
Army ROTC Scholarship Program
Army ROTC scholarships are available to qualified applicants. For information regarding the scholarships contact the offices of the Department of Military Studies, located at the University of Vermont, 128 University Heights, Burlington, Vermont. Telephone 802-656-2966 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. Saint Michael’s College offers incentives along with these scholarships. Please contact the Financial Aid Office for details.
The Tuition Exchange Plan
Students whose parents are employed by institutions of higher education that participate in The Tuition Exchange Plan may be eligible for tuition remission. Those students should check with their parent’s place of employment.
Saint Michael’s College is fortunate to have dozens of alumni, parents, friends and foundations that have established endowed scholarships. Through their foresight and generosity, these benefactors have provided a permanent source of scholarship assistance that benefits scores of Saint Michael’s students each year.
The Class of 1989 Memorial Award (1989) was established by the Class of 1989 in memory of Brian Varjabedian, Jeff Houstin and other deceased classmates. Preference is given to seniors who have been involved in either campus or other community activities.
The Class of 1990 Norbert Kuntz Memorial Scholarship (1990) was established through the generosity and love of family, friends and Class of 1990 to honor Saint Michael’s professor and historian Dr. Norbert Kuntz. This scholarship is awarded to a junior or senior with high academic achievement and potential. Preference is given to a major in History or American Studies who is involved in community activities.
The Class of 1993 Memorial Scholarship (1993) was established as a Senior Class Gift in memory of the deceased members of the class. This scholarship is awarded each year to a student, preferably a senior, who has maintained a minimum overall GPA of 2.5 and who demonstrates financial need. Emphasis should be placed on extracurricular involvement, community service, and academic achievement.
The Class of 1998 Scholarship (1998) was a class gift from graduating seniors to Saint Michael’s College. The unrestricted endowed scholarship was enhanced in a very significant way through a generous challenge gift from then-chairman of the College’s Board of Trustees and 1999 honorary degree recipient, William Chadwick, and his wife, Peggy.
The Class of 1999 Scholarship (1999) was established through the generosity of the Class of 1999, family and friends to encourage scholarship.
The George I. Alden Trust (1992), in response to a successful scholarship challenge grant, the George I. Alden Trust of Worcester, Massachusetts recognized the College with an endowed scholarship to provide a perpetual source of revenue for financial aid. This scholarship is awarded to students from Worcester and greater Eastern Massachusetts.
The Alumni Board of Directors Legacy Scholarship (2001) provides scholarship assistance to children, grandchildren, and siblings of Saint Michael’s College alumni and students. This scholarship is made possible by those members of the Saint Michael’s College Alumni Board of Directors who served on the board between 2001 and 2004.
The Anton Science Honor Scholarship (1998) is the gift of Dr. Raymond J. Anton ’66, and is presented to science majors in their senior year based on the recommendation of the department chair following three years of significant academic achievement, and potential for career success. This tuition scholarship award recognizes proficiency by science majors, preferably concentrators in biology.
The Reverend J. F. Audet Scholarships (1906) are awarded to needy and deserving students from St. Francis Xavier Parish of Winooski, Vermont.
The Professor Birger Benson Scholarship (2002) was established by Glen Farrell ’83 in recognition of his undergraduate and mentoring experience with Professor Birger Benson. The scholarship receives support from alumni, family, and friends. The scholarship provides financial assistance to deserving students who match the following criteria: business administration major in their junior or senior year who maintains a C or better average while having proven financial need, good work ethic, and demonstrated self-financing inclination.
The Berardino and Viau Family Scholarship (2000) was established by Ronald M. Berardino ’57, and his wife, Jane, to provide unrestricted scholarship assistance to Saint Michael’s students in conjunction with the College’s Centennial Visions Campaign. Their daughter, Diane, graduated from Saint Michael’s in 1984.
The Joseph J. Berardino ‘43 Scholarship Fund (2008) was established by Joseph’s son, Michael Berardino ‘73, to provide unrestricted scholarship support to Saint Michael’s College students.
The Urban L. Bergeron Scholarship (1988) is awarded to a member of the first-year class. The student must be a Vermont resident from Chittenden County who has demonstrated financial need. The scholarship may be renewed annually for up to three additional years, contingent upon satisfactory academic progress. Ben Bergeron ’39 was an emeritus member of the College’s Board of Trustees.
The Boutin Family Scholarship (1998) was established by Joseph L. Boutin ’69, a College trustee. Intent on helping students at Saint Michael’s, he chose an endowed scholarship as his way of honoring his parents Bernard and Alice Boutin. A 1945 Saint Michael’s graduate and a 1963 honorary degree recipient, Dr. Bernard Boutin served his alma mater as president from 1969 to 1974.
The Harmon Bove Memorial Scholarship (1990) was established by the Vermont Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association in honor of Harmon Bove, who sacrificed his life in the Vietnam War. This award recognizes Vermont students pursuing a journalism education. Candidates should have an interest in sports, either as a player, manager, or writer.
The James L. Brennan ’49 Scholarship (2000) gives preference to students majoring in mathematics or the sciences. The scholarship is renewable each year provided the recipient remains in good academic standing. The scholarship was established by Jim Brennan ’49 on the occasion of his 50th Reunion.
The Christopher G. Brooks Memorial Scholarship (1978) was established by Mr. and Mrs. William T. Brooks of Hempstead, New York, in the name of their son Chris ’79. This unrestricted scholarship receives support from the Brooks family and members of the Class of 1979.
The Thomas J. and Marie W. Burke Scholarship (1962) is awarded every year, first to African Americans from Southern states, or, for lack of such candidates, to any students of promise who would not otherwise be able to benefit from a Saint Michael’s College education.
The Rosie Cadin ’75 Memorial Scholarship (2005) was established on the occasion of Rosie’s 30th anniversary of graduation from Saint Michael’s College and in concert with the Visions Campaign; Rosie was remembered with a memorial scholarship at the initiative of Cormac McEnery ’72 and her friends. Rosie was a vivacious American Studies major who died tragically just prior to graduation day but will always be remembered by her friends, especially those in the Class of 1975. The award will provide unrestricted support to students who demonstrate financial need.
The Monsignor W. J. Cain and Paul Cain Memorial Scholarship (1967) provides scholarships for students from Vermont who might otherwise be unable to attend Saint Michael’s College.
The Augustine Carbunari ’06 Memorial Scholarship Fund (2006) was established to honor a wonderful son, brother, friend and member of the Class of 2006. “Auggie,” an accomplished musician and athlete, found the inspiration and guidance for his life’s work at Saint Michael’s. His teachers and counselors helped him understand and determine what he wanted to do in life and how he could fulfill his dreams. He had hoped to apply to the Volunteer Corps and use his education, energy, and passion in serving others, a motto learned at Boston College High School - “To be a man for others.” The Carbunari Family hopes that this scholarship may help deserving students at Saint Michael’s fulfill their dreams and one day bring joy, hope, and fulfillment to their lives and in turn to all those around them.
The David L. Carillo ‘69 Endowed Scholarship (2009) is provides unrestricted scholarship support. This scholarship was established through an estate gift from David L. Carillo ‘69.
The Professor John Carvellas Scholarship in Economics (2006) recognizes John for his exceptional teaching, mentoring talents and friendship while providing financial support to students who want to pursue a degree in economics. The award(s) will be renewable on an annual basis for juniors and/or seniors based on solid academic performance and the recommendation of the Chair of the Department of Economics.
The Guy J. Chamberlain ’50 Scholarship (1986) was established through a bequest to assist young people to further themselves. Awards are made to students based upon need and academic ability. A Bronze Star recipient during World War II, Mr. Chamberlain was an electronics engineer.
The Chittenden Bank Green Mountain Scholarship (2000) provides merit scholarship assistance to entering students from Vermont who have graduated from a Vermont high school with proven financial need. It is renewed annually.
The Cioffi Family Scholarship (1988) is awarded to support children of men and women killed in Iraq and/or Afghanistan while serving the United States in the armed services. In the event that no student(s) meet the aforementioned criteria, the Scholarship will be awarded to students whose parent(s) have served or currently serve in the military, and/or students who are enrolled in the ROTC program. In the event that no student(s) meet the aforementioned criteria, the Scholarship will then be awarded to incoming first year students from Rice High School in Burlington, Vermont; Mount Saint Joseph High School in Rutland, Vermont; and Dwight Morrow High School in Englewood, New Jersey. The Scholarship is renewable through senior year provided the recipient remains in good academic standing. Ralph Cioffi ’78 served the College as a member of the Board of Trustees from 1992 to 1996, providing leadership on the Audit and Investment Committees.
The Doc Citarella Scholarship (1989) awards aid to needy students with preference given to incoming first year students with high academic promise who are involved in varsity athletics, especially soccer. Named for former soccer coach and humanities professor Armand “Doc” Citarella, it is made possible through the generosity of friends, family, and alumni, in particular, Dr. Robert Tobin ’64 and Mr. Richard Endrelunas ’64.
The Edwin W. Conlan / Alice F. Conway Scholarships (1973) provides scholarships for students who might otherwise be unable to attend Saint Michael’s College.
The James and Grace Conway Scholarship (1994) is a gift of former College Trustee James Conway and his wife, Grace, in recognition of their special affection for the close community and family nature of the College. As Lowell, Massachusetts’ residents, they requested that first preference be given to students from Lowell High School and/or Notre Dame Academy, then students from the greater Lowell area.
The Helen and Leo Croteau Scholarship (1989) provides scholarships for students who might otherwise be unable to attend Saint Michael’s College. These scholarships are made possible through the generosity of Helen and Leo Croteau ’32, lifelong friends of the College and educators themselves.
The Curtis Family Scholarship (1998) is a gift of Eugene M. Curtis ’54, in memory of his son Matthew Anthony. This endowed scholarship provides scholarship assistance for deserving students in chemistry or the other sciences to facilitate their learning and growth process at the College.
The Fr. Lorenzo D’Agostino, SSE ‘38 Scholarship (2004) was established by an anonymous benefactor to provide financial assistance to any meritorious student. While an unrestricted scholarship, it honors Fr. D’Agostino’s accomplishments in psychiatric social work and is most appropriate for students pursuing a future in clinical social work or clinical psychology.
The Davis Foundation Scholarship (2004) was established to provide financial aid to students who reside in Hampden County, Massachusetts. Should the criterion not be met, the scholarship will be awarded to a Saint Michael’s student with demonstrated financial need. The scholarship shall be renewable provided the recipient remains in good academic standing. The Scholarship was established by John and Robyn Davis of the Irene E. & George A. Davis Foundation, Springfield, Massachusetts.
The Elizabeth DeCamp McInerny Scholarship (a/k/a The Ira DeCamp Foundation Scholarship) (1985) was established by the trustees of the Ira W. DeCamp Foundation. These partial scholarships are awarded to three to five students who are majoring in biology, chemistry, or biochemistry, who maintain a 3.0 grade point average per semester in their majors and an overall 3.0 average each year. A further stipulation is that the scholar support the College by volunteering service and/or contribution.
The Richard L. deCastro ’57 Scholarship Fund (2000) provides assistance to promising economic students who require financial assistance in order to attend Saint Michael’s College. The deCastro Scholarship is renewable on an annual basis provided the student remains in good academic standing. A former member of the Alumni Board of Directors, Mr. deCastro’s significant commitment and service to the College and the Alumni Association were acknowledged at Reunion ’92 when he was recognized as Alumnus of the Year.
The Mary R. Derway Scholarship provides scholarships for students who might otherwise be unable to attend Saint Michael’s College.
The Dillmeier Family Scholarship (1993) was established by Hazel R. Dillmeier in recognition of the scholarship assistance she received at her alma mater. In honor of her family’s affection for the College, Mrs. Dillmeier selected Saint Michael’s College to receive this unrestricted general scholarship. Her grandchildren, Elizabeth ’88, David ’91 and Kurt ’93 all attended Saint Michael’s and her son, Robert, provided leadership as a member of the Saint Michael’s Board of Trustees from 1993-1999.
The Dilworth Family Scholarship (1995) was established in tribute to his parents, Edward L. and Loretta Dilworth, Sr., by Edward L. Dilworth, Jr. ’63, and his wife Susan, the parents of Edward ’89, Michael ’91 and Thomas ’93. Awards are made in recognition of their collective educational experiences and their wish to assist deserving students to continue their learning process at Saint Michael’s College. The award is given to incoming first-year students and it is renewable through senior year.
The Lou DiMasi Scholarship (2008) was established by an anonymous alumnus to honor Head Hockey Coach Lou DiMasi’s more than twenty-five year career at Saint Michael’s College. He made this gift in recognition of Lou’s many contributions to student life, his personal guidance and friendship to students, faculty and staff over the years.
The Donald Dion Jr. Scholarship Fund (2001) was established by Donald Dion, Jr. ’76, to provide unrestricted scholarship assistance to students enrolled at Saint Michael’s College.
The Thomas Dion Scholarship (1990) was established through the generosity of Richard Tarrant ’65 to honor the memory of Tom Dion, a graduate of Rice Memorial High School who overcame significant obstacles to achieve his education. The scholarship serves to recognize and assist students from Rice Memorial High School in Burlington, Vermont in attending Saint Michael’s College.
The Rev. Raymond Doherty SSE ’51 Scholarship (2005) was established by the Honorable Timothy C. Murphy ’51 of Arlington, Virginia in honor of Fr. Ray’s significant contributions to life’s experience as a Marine, College administrator, friend, and priest of the Society of Saint Edmund. The scholarship will provide unrestricted scholarship support to students enrolled at Saint Michael’s College.
The John D. Donoghue Scholarship (1976) is awarded to juniors and seniors at Saint Michael’s College with proven academic ability and financial need in the majors of music and/or journalism. This scholarship is made possible through the benevolence of John D. Donoghue ’32, his family and friends.
The Colleen M. Doyle Scholarship (1982) was established by friends and relatives in memory of Colleen M. Doyle ’78. This scholarship rewards scholastic and athletic achievement. Students in good academic standing apply in the sophomore year for the junior year award.
The Barbara & Neil R. Driscoll Scholarship (2001) provides scholarship assistance to Saint Michael’s students demonstrating academic promise and financial need. The scholarship was established by Neil R. Driscoll, Esq. ’53 on the occasion of his 50th reunion. Their daughter Joanne ’84 and two grandchildren, Brian ’00 and Jaclyn Freeman ’02, graduated from Saint Michael’s College.
The John and Kathleen Duffy Scholarship (2000) provides scholarship assistance to graduates of Catholic high schools with significant underrepresented minority populations with preference given to graduates of the following Bronx, New York schools: Cardinal Hayes High School, Aquinas High School, and Fordham Preparatory School. The scholarship was established by John Duffy, member of the Board of Trustees, and his wife, Kathleen Duffy. John and Kathleen are parents of Kevin ’03.
The Rev. Gerald E. Dupont, SSE Scholarship (1978) is awarded to a first year student with special consideration for relatives of alumni. Students receiving this scholarship must maintain a quality point average of at least 3.0 in their first year and 3.0 each semester thereafter. Fr. Dupont, SSE ’35 was a former academic dean and tenth president at Saint Michael’s College.
The Lawrence J. and Margaret B. Early Scholarship (1977) is awarded to assist students preparing to become physicians and priests, preference for this scholarship is given to students sponsored by the Southern Missions of the Society of Saint Edmund.
The Edmundite Award Service & Scholarship (2001) was established by the Society of Saint Edmund to foster the Catholic intellectual tradition of Saint Michael’s College.
The Edmundite Mission Scholarship (1999) was established by the Society of Saint Edmund, providing scholarships to students enrolled at Saint Michael’s College from Vermont Catholic parishes and Edmundite Apostolates. Candidates for these scholarships must have the endorsement of their local pastor and show a record of, and promise for, leadership among their peers in academic accomplishment and service to others, as determined by Saint Michael’s College.
The Donald “Bucky” Egan ‘64 Scholarship (2009) provides financial support for juniors or seniors, with preference given to students interested in pursuing a career in the military. Classmates from the Class of 1964 established this scholarship on the occasion of their 45th Reunion to honor their classmate, “Bucky” Egan, who gave his life during the Vietnam war, and to ensure future generations of the opportunity of a college education. “Bucky” was a standout scholar and athlete at Saint Michael’s.
The Isabel and Algernon M. Ellien Scholarship (2010) provides unrestricted scholarship support for Saint Michael’s students, with preference given to incoming students. This scholarship was established through a gift from the Isabel and Algernon M. Ellien Foundation [(is this next part necessary?), by Mr. Algernon Ellien and Ms. June Ellien, Vice President of the Foundation,] to recognize the role Saint Michael’s has had in educating the Ellien Family, particularly Michael Ellien ‘93, Michael Cunniff ‘67, Colleen Cunniff Schirf ‘98, and Kevin Schirf ‘97.
The Louis B. Falcetti Memorial Scholarship (1991) is awarded to academically promising students from the greater Springfield/Holyoke, Massachusetts area. The fund was created by Cesare Falcetti in honor of his brother Lou Falcetti ’39.
The Gary and Jane Farrell Scholarship (2000) was established by Senior Trustee of the College, Gary Farrell ’63, and his wife, Jane, to provide need-based scholarship assistance to Vermont residents studying at Saint Michael’s.
The Louis E. Farrell Scholarship (1990) was established to recognize outstanding scholars from Vermont with high academic potential. The scholarship is made possible through the generosity of Louis “Skip” Farrell ’77.
The Flanagan Family Scholarship (1998) recognizes the importance of family in the growth and maturation process of young people. Trustee Michael E. McGrath and his wife, Diane, established this endowed fund in memory of Jeremiah E. and Charlotte M. Flanagan, the parents of three Saint Michael’s graduates. The Flanagans were Michael’s “second family” and very instrumental in shaping Michael’s formative years.
The Fleming Family Scholarship (1998) was established by Trustee Emeritus Richard J. Fleming, Sr. ’53, in honor of the education his father, Richard Fleming ’21, his two children, Richard Jr. ’81 and Margaret ’91, and he received at Saint Michael’s College. This scholarship provides assistance to Saint Michael’s students for Vermont residents, with a preference given to Brattleboro residents.
The Desiree L. Franklin Scholarship (1978) provides scholarships for students who might otherwise be unable to attend Saint Michael’s College.
The Richard L. Gamelli, M.D. and Mary C. Gamelli Scholarship (2001) was established to encourage students to pursue a career in medical research or clinical care. Awards are made to full-time chemistry, biology or psychology majors in their junior or senior year who possess a minimum 3.0 grade point average, have financial need and demonstrate leadership through participation in College activities. The Gamellis’ relationship with the College spans many generations including Mrs. Gamelli’s father, Roderick A. Kell ’50. Dr. Gamelli graduated in 1970. His brother, Daniel, graduated in 1981 and Allison Kell, Mrs. Gamelli’s sister, graduated in 1994. Their daughter Andrea graduated in 2001 and is married to Denis Couture ’02. As a member of the Visions Campaign Steering Committee, Dr. Gamelli provided strategic planning guidance and support to Institutional Advancement.
The Arnold G. Gile Scholarship (2002) was established by a bequest from A. George Gile ’37, to provide a full, four-year scholarship with preference to students from either the Patchogue, New York, Vergennes or Montpelier, Vermont areas.
The Reverend Frank Gokey, SSE Scholarship (1991) was a gift of Trustee Emeritus Michael McCarthy; this scholarship celebrates the life and work of the former Superior General of the Society of Saint Edmund.
The Dr. Gilbert Grady Scholarship (1986) established by family, friends and alumni, is in honor of the College’s former professor of chemistry. Outstanding science students, with preference for chemistry majors, will be considered for the annual award.
The Gravel Family Scholarship (2001) was established by Clarke Gravel ’38 and his wife, Phyllis, to provide unrestricted general scholarship assistance to Saint Michael’s students. Mr. Gravel received an honorary degree from Saint Michael’s College in 1998. Former state’s attorney and probate judge, he founded the law firm of Gravel and Shea in Burlington, Vermont in 1950. Widely regarded as an authority on ethical considerations in the practice of law, he is recognized as the father of the Vermont Uniform Commercial Code. Their sons David ’64 and John ’69 also graduated from Saint Michael’s.
The Paul and Teresa Grimes Scholarship (1997) was established by Paul and Teresa Grimes, special friends of Saint Michael’s who served the College in numerous capacities but especially relished their close relationship as Associate Trustees. While Paul and Teresa devoted many hours to volunteer and leadership programs at the College, their primary concern was to enhance the scholarship endowment.
The William J. Haggerty Family Scholarship (2001) was established by Dr. William J. Haggerty ’61, on the occasion of his 40th reunion to provide unrestricted scholarship assistance to students enrolled at Saint Michael’s College.
The Francis E. Harrison ’52 Family Scholarship (2005) was established by Francis E. Harrison ’52 to provide unrestricted scholarship assistance to students who demonstrate financial need.
The Giff Hart Journalism Scholarship (1995) recognizes the teaching professionalism of Emeritus Professor Giff Hart by his friends among the Saint Michael’s faculty, staff, students and alumni. The scholarship provides support for first-year students interested in a career in journalism who possess academic promise. The award is renewable in subsequent years based on academic performance.
The Walter J. Hawver ’70 Scholarship Fund (1999) was made possible by a bequeathed gift from the estate of Walter Hawver ’70, demonstrating his commitment and long-standing love for his alma mater. Walter is the son of Walther W. Hawver Jr. ’48 and Tina Hawver.
The Peter “Buck” Healy Scholarship (1974) was established by the Class of 1974 and is awarded to an upper-level student who is in good academic standing and has at least a 3.0 overall average. Students with a physical disability receive special consideration.
The Heinrich Journalism Scholarships (1980) are made possible through the generosity of Frank and Patricia Heinrich, long-time friends of Saint Michael’s College. A former vice-president of the Burlington Free Press, Mr. Heinrich was helpful in establishing the Gannett Corporation-funded journalism program at the College. Consideration is given to first year and junior journalism majors.
The Edward L. Henry Scholarship (1999) was a gift of Trustee Emeritus Michael McCarthy and Margaret McCarthy in appreciation and admiration of the life and work of former Saint Michael’s College President, Dr. Edward L. Henry, who served from 1976- 1985.
The Alison Hunter Endowed Memorial Scholarship (2002) was established by, R. Alan and Nina M. Hunter, in memory of their daughter Alison Hunter ’02, to provide assistance to students enrolled at Saint Michael’s College.
The Johnson Family Scholarship (2003) was established by Kenneth H. Johnson, D.O. ’86 and Mary Ann Johnson Sweeney to honor their mother, Marjorie M. Johnson, and grandfather, Cornelius F. O’Brien. This unrestricted fund provides support for students demonstrating financial need. Although not a requirement of the scholarship, it is hoped that recipients continue this spirit of gratitude by giving to someone else in need, especially in the area of education, when they are in a position to do so.
The Kinsella Memorial Scholarship (1935) is awarded to a student from St. Peter Parish of Rutland, Vermont, who wishes to prepare for the priesthood.
The Lamoille County Scholarship (1956) is awarded to needy students from Vermont.
The Paul and Helen Landers Memorial Scholarship (2003) was established by former Board of Trustees Chairman and honorary degree recipient James H. Wall ’74 in honor of his wife Susan’s parents. The purpose of the fund is to provide unrestricted scholarship support for students who demonstrate financial need.
The Carol Landry Gallagher Scholarship (1990) was established through the generosity of James J. Gallagher ’51 and family and friends of Carol Landry Gallagher. This scholarship is presented to an incoming first-year student who has achieved the requisite SAT score and rank in class. Preference is given to Massachusetts students, notably from Watertown and Waltham High School. The Josephine Lanoue Scholarship provides scholarships for students from Vermont who might otherwise be unable to attend Saint Michael’s College.
The Benjamin Leach Scholarship (1998) provides tuition assistance to full time students and gives preference to those who are Vermont residents. Charlotte Leach Berry, a teacher, chose to honor her brother Colonel Benjamin Leach, a 1929 Saint Michael’s High School graduate with this endowed scholarship. Ben was one of the last members of the Edmundite-run high school, which ceased operation in 1930 when Saint Michael’s changed its mission to provide only the College program.
The Rev. Ralph F. “Spike” Linnehan, SSE Memorial Scholarship (1996) recognizes the long-standing affiliation and affection Fr. Ralph had for Saint Michael’s. Fr. Ralph came to Saint Michael’s in 1913 and served the College in numerous capacities, including professor and athletic director, for over 57 years. The endowed scholarship, a gift of his nephew Robert Linnehan ’68, and his wife, Sara, awards tuition assistance to needy and deserving students, with a geographical preference to individuals from Western Massachusetts.
The Peter Marini ‘65 Scholarship (2004) was established by John F. Kulzer ’65 and Michael F. Ryan ’65, to honor the memory of Peter Marini ’65. Peter, an active and visible member of the Class of 1965, was selected by the College for the prestigious Michaelman Award. As a graduate, he helped orchestrate alumni activities in the Albany area and consistently attended class reunions. This unrestricted fund will provide support for students demonstrating financial need.
The McCarthy Family Scholarship Fund (2001) was established by Rev. James A. McCarthy ’41 to provide unrestricted scholarship assistance to students enrolled at Saint Michael’s College. This scholarship is renewable annually to students in good academic standing. The scholarship is given in memory of Fr. McCarthy’s parents, Timothy and Mabel McCarthy, and his uncle and aunt, Francis and Helen Farrell.
The Margaret E. McCarthy Scholarships (1979) are awarded to students who study the fine arts. Mrs. McCarthy was awarded an honorary degree in 1975 in recognition of her devotion to the arts and education.
The J. Warren and Lois H. McClure Journalism Scholarship (2005) was established by Lois H. McClure in memory of her husband on the occasion of Saint Michael’s centennial. “Mac” McClure was one of the founders of the Saint Michael’s College Journalism Department and their scholarship will reward students pursuing excellence in the journalism profession. The scholarship will be renewable each year for a maximum of four years assuming the student(s) maintains a quality grade point average.
The Pat & Jerry McKenna ’69 Family Scholarship (2004) was established at his thirty-fifth reunion by Jerry McKenna ’69 and his wife, Pat, to assist gifted students who would benefit from the education and sense of family inherent with the Saint Michael’s educational experience. The scholarship is intended to help talented individuals who demonstrate financial need. Although not a requirement of the scholarship, it is the hope of Jerry and Pat that the recipients of the scholarship continue the spirit of service to others in the Saint Michael’s tradition.
The Jeffrey P. McKeown ’77 Memorial Scholarship (2002) was established in memory of Jeffrey P. McKeown ’77. Jeff was an enthusiastic supporter of Saint Michael’s College, having served as president of the student body and as a representative on the Alumni Board of Directors. In recognition of his service and loyalty to the College, Jeff received the Alumnus of the Year Award in 1987. Jeff appreciated the education he received, the values he learned, and cherished the lifelong friendships he formed with other alumni. This scholarship was established by his friends, family, and colleagues in the hope that the recipients will become student leaders at Saint Michael’s and, as Jeff did, give back to the Saint Michael’s community.
The Maureen A. McNamara Scholarship (2001) was established by Maureen A. McNamara, a 1993 honorary degree recipient and former registrar at Saint Michael’s College. The fund will provide unrestricted scholarship assistance to students enrolled at the College and is renewable provided the recipient(s) remain in good academic standing.
The Military Heritage Scholarship (2003) established by Paul J. Palmer ’56 as Chair of the Military Heritage Program, is designed to honor the vision of the Edmundites in welcoming veterans to campus. This scholarship will benefit students whose parent(s) have served or currently serve in the military and students who are enrolled in the ROTC program. If the criterion cannot be met, the fund will provide assistance to recipients who demonstrate and embody characteristics of good citizenship and the qualities for which Colonel Donald Cook USMC ’56 was honored with the Medal of Honor.
The Reverend Francis Moriarty, SSE Scholarship (1999) as originated by Fr. Moriarty’s nephew, David Carriere ’83, and established by the generosity of family and friends in recognition of Fr. Moriarty’s contributions to the academic environment at Saint Michael’s. A member of the Class of 1940 and twice president of Saint Michael’s College, Fr. Moriarty served the College in numerous other capacities as well, including Alumni Director and Director of the Annual Fund.
The Reverend Paul A. Morin, SSE Scholarship (1986) was established through the generosity of F. M. “Pete” Taylor ’59, in honor of Rev. Paul Morin, SSE, the Academic Dean at Saint Michael’s College from 1958-1965. This renewable scholarship is awarded to a member of the first-year class. Students receiving the scholarship must maintain a quality point average with high promise for academic and career success.
The Alice M. Murray Scholarship (1999) was established by Senior Trustee of the College, Donald G. Walsh ’55, in honor of Alice Murray, a longstanding friend of the College who died from cancer in 1999. This scholarship provides unrestricted assistance to Saint Michael’s students.
The Mark R. Nelson ’91 Scholarship (2003) was established by Mark R. Nelson ’91 to provide scholarship assistance to juniors and/or seniors with a major or minor in the area of Information Systems or other technology-related disciplines if the first preference cannot be met. Eligible students must maintain a grade point average of 3.0 or higher.
The Robert E. and Shirley A. O’Brien Scholarship (1999) was established by Senior Trustee of the College, Dr. O’Brien ’42, and his wife Shirley, to provide unrestricted scholarship assistance to Saint Michael’s students. The O’Brien’s children and grandchildren graduated from Saint Michael’s College where Dr. O’Brien also served as College physician.
The O’Hara Family Scholarship (2005) was established by Howard O’Hara ’71, his wife Susan, and their children Stephen ’00 and Elizabeth ’04, to honor the memory and commitment of Paul and Virginia O’Hara, loving parents and grandparents, to Saint Michael’s College. The College always held fond memories for Paul and Virginia O’Hara and they thoroughly enjoyed their trips to Vermont to visit their son and grandchildren when they were students. The scholarship will provide unrestricted support to deserving Saint Michael’s students.
The Raymond P. O’Keefe, Esq. ’51 Scholarship (2004) was established by his son William B. O’Keefe ’78 to provide unrestricted scholarship assistance to students enrolled at Saint Michael’s College. This scholarship assistance shall be renewable to recipients who remain in good academic standing at the College.
The George Olgyay Endowed Scholarship (2004) established by William J. Bigoness Ph.D. ’69, will provide unrestricted scholarship support for students enrolled at Saint Michael’s College. A major influence in Bigoness’s life, Professor Olgyay taught political science at Saint Michael’s from 1961 to 1998.
The John Michael Orgera Memorial Scholarship (1979) was established by Dr. and Mrs. Walter L. Orgera of Stamford, Connecticut, in the name of their son, John Michael ’82.
The Reverend Leon Paulin Scholarship (1983) is awarded to students with majors in art, drama, music or anyone exhibiting talent following at least three courses in the above majors. Students must maintain a 3.0 quality point average. Fr. Paulin, SSE, ’37 was a revered professor of French and religious studies.
The Reverend Pauliot Scholarship (1926) is awarded to a needy student from Essex Junction, Vermont.
The Professor Ed Pfeifer Scholarship (2007) was established by Anthony F. Troy, Esq. ’63 in honor of Dr. Edward Pfeifer to provide unrestricted scholarship support to incoming first-year students and is renewable on an annual basis based on academic performance. The award recognizes Dr. Pfeifer ’43 for his exceptional teaching, leadership and friendship spanning his many years of service to the college as a member of the history and American studies department as well as his tenure as Academic Dean.
The Charles H. Pfeifer Scholarship (1995) was established in memory of Charles Pfeifer ’43, a University of Albuquerque biology professor, by his wife Muriel and with generous support from friends and family, especially Edward ’43 and Joan Pfeifer, and Rita Pfeifer. The fund mirrors Dr. Pfeifer’s desire to assist students in the biological sciences at his alma mater.
The Remo and Donna Pizzagalli Scholarship (2005) was established by Remo and Donna Pizzagalli to provide unrestricted scholarship support with a preference for incoming Saint Michael’s College students with solid academic potential who have demonstrated financial need and who do not qualify for need-based state or federal grant assistance. Awards are renewable provided the recipient remains in good academic standing with a grade point average of 2.5 or better. A minimum of two students per year will receive an award.
The Politi International Fellowship (2007) was established by the estate of A. Francis Politi, a friend of the College, to assist students gain a deeper understanding of foreign cultures, languages, and increase their global perspective. Recipients are selected via application in order to continue their study abroad experience for a full year. They must study at a location where most of their studies are done in their secondary language.
The Politi Study Abroad Scholarship (2007) was established by the estate of A. Francis Politi, a friend of the College. It is awarded to assist students aspiring to improve their foreign language proficiency and global awareness. Recipients must study at a location where most of their studies are done primarily in their secondary language. The Reverend C. E. Provost Scholarship (1918) is awarded to a needy student of the Sacred Heart Parish of Bennington, Vermont.
The Joanne Rathgeb Scholarship (1999) is an unrestricted scholarship that was established by Michael and Margaret McCarthy, friends, family members, and students in memory of Joanne Rathgeb. Joanne, along with her husband Donald, were crucial to the success of the theatre department at Saint Michael’s College. In addition to Joanne’s lengthy career as professor, actor, producer, and director, she was an educator and crusader who fought for greater awareness and increased funding for breast cancer research. In 1994 Joanne lost her own nine-year battle with this disease.
The Rick Reilly ’77 Scholarship (2000) provides unrestricted scholarship support for students at Saint Michael’s College. The scholarship was established by Robert K. Reilly in memory of his brother Rick ’77, with generous support from classmates, friends and family. Rick served Saint Michael’s College in the Admission and Alumni Offices prior to his untimely death.
The Reiss Foundation Endowed Scholarship is awarded to a student who has graduated from a Nativity-network middle school. The scholarship is awarded each academic year and is renewable provided the student remains in good academic standing. The fund was established by Paul J. Reiss, Ph.D., president emeritus of Saint Michael’s College on behalf of the Jacob L. Reiss Foundation, to stimulate the recruitment of students by Saint Michael’s College who are graduates of those middle schools that have been modeled after the Nativity Mission School in New York City.
The Arthur J. Rock, Jr. ’43 & Patricia A. Rock ’87, M’94 Scholarship (2004) will provide unrestricted scholarship assistance to students enrolled at Saint Michael’s College who have demonstrated financial need.
The Olin Scott Fund (1989) was established to provide student aid to Vermont male students in recognition of the benefactor’s appreciation for education to equip them for upright and useful lives.
The Right Reverend James D. Shannon Scholarship (1936) is awarded to first-year and sophomore students studying for the priesthood who are members of one of the following Vermont parishes: St. John the Baptist of Enosburg Falls; St. Patrick of Fairfield; St. Thomas of Underhill Center; St. Mary of Middlebury; St. Charles of Bellows Falls; St. Francis de Sales of Bennington.
The Thomas and Marie Sheehan Scholarship (1999) was established by former National Alumni Board of Directors President and Alumnus of Year, Thomas Sheehan ’50 and his wife, Marie on the occasion of Tom’s fiftieth reunion. The scholarship awards unrestricted financial support for students enrolled at Saint Michael’s College.
The Shields Scholarship Program (2004) is a term scholarship awarded to academically gifted students. It is the intention of this scholarship fund, established by Thomas Shields ’50, who received a honorary degree in 2004, to enrich and improve the academic quality of the student body at Saint Michael’s College.
The Celine Slater Memorial Award is awarded to a student majoring in journalism; the student recipient must be a Vermont resident who displays an interest in reviewing, promoting and reporting on the arts. Preference will be given to women with outstanding academic ability in their junior or senior year.
The Don Sutton Fire and Rescue Scholarship (1988) was established through the generosity of Fran and Mary Ritz, Susan Ritz ’77, and alumni, family and friends to honor of the founder of Saint Michael’s Fire and Rescue. The fund provides scholarship assistance to students involved in Fire and Rescue beginning their sophomore year.
The Dan and Mary Tarpey Scholarship (2001) was established by Dan Tarpey ’52 to provide scholarship assistance for first-year students at Saint Michael’s College. Preference will be given to students from Greater Boston, Massachusetts, with demonstrated academic achievement combined with a solid potential to succeed as well demonstrated financial need. The scholarship was initiated by Dan to memorialize his wife’s enduring spirit.
The J. Amedee and Marguerite Tessier Memorial Scholarship (1993) was established by Gaston “Mike” Tessier ’43, in honor of his mother and father. This renewable honor scholarship places an accent on high academic promise and performance.
The Gloria and Gaston Tessier Scholarship (1993) was established by Gaston “Mike” Tessier ’43 in honor of his wife on his fiftieth anniversary of graduation from Saint Michael’s College. The renewable scholarship is awarded to financially needy students who concentrate in the natural sciences or math.
The Varol Family Scholarship (2000) provides unrestricted scholarship assistance to Saint Michael’s students. The scholarship was established by John Varol ’61 and his wife, Irene, on the occasion of John’s fortieth reunion.
The Visions Campaign Endowed Scholarship (2005) was established through the generosity of an anonymous alumnus to provide scholarships for students who lack the financial resources necessary to enable them to pursue an education at Saint Michael’s College.
The Henry and Barbara Wall Memorial Scholarship (2003) was established by former Board of Trustees Chairman and 2007 honorary degree recipient James H. Wall ’74, in honor of his parents. The purpose of the fund is to provide unrestricted scholarship support for students who demonstrate financial need.
The Beth Walsh Memorial Scholarship (1988) is awarded to a member of the first-year class. The student must maintain a quality point average of at least 3.0 their first year and 3.0 each semester thereafter. The scholarship, in memory of his daughter, is made possible by former trustee Donald Walsh, Esq. ’55, and the family and friends of Beth Walsh.
The Cleveland A. Williams Memorial Scholarship (1983) is awarded to one member of the first-year class. The scholarship was established in honor of Saint Michael’s College Professor of Political Science Cleveland A. Williams, Ph.D.
The Professor Bill Wilson Scholarship (2007) was established by Kathleen S. O’Leary Esq. ’75, a 2007 Honorary Degree recipient, to recognize Dr. William Wilson for his exceptional teaching, mentoring and friendship spanning thirty-five years as a member of the political science department and most recently as Provost/Vice President for Academic Affairs. The award(s) will be renewable on an annual basis based on solid academic performance.
The Kareen K. Worrell ’77 & Peter R. Worrell ’79 Endowed Scholarship (2004) will provide unrestricted scholarship assistance to students enrolled at Saint Michael’s College who have demonstrated financial need.
The Richard C. Yorkey TESL Graduate Award Fund (1999) is presented annually to provide financial assistance to one or more graduating students from the Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL) graduate program. It is the hope of the donors that the award(s) will be used by the recipient(s) to further their educational or professional development in the field. Family and friends established this scholarship to honor the memory of Dr. Yorkey, a long-time SIS professor.
The Michael and Zarifa Ziter Memorial Scholarship (1981) was established through the efforts of Fr. Nelson B. Ziter SSE ’43, son of Michael and Zarifa. The scholarship is awarded to needy and deserving U.S. citizens. Preference is given to students of Lebanese descent.
The Rev. Nelson B. Ziter, SSE ’43 Scholarship (2005) was established by James F. Carroll ’70 in recognition of Rev. Ziter’s contributions to the Saint Michael’s community as College Chaplain, Director of Spiritual Affairs, priest, friend, counselor, and confidant to students. This scholarship provides unrestricted scholarship support to deserving students.
Saint Michael’s College is grateful for the support of alumni, parents, and friends who have established the following funds and support them in full on an annual basis. Similar to endowed scholarships, term scholarships provide scholarship assistance to deserving students.
The Dion Family Foundation Term Scholarship (2008) provides scholarship assistance for selected students from Saint Dominic’s High School in Lewiston, Maine. This scholarship was established and supported by Don Dion ’76, a member of the College’s Board of Trustees.
The Peter Y. Flanagan Term Scholarship was established by Elizabeth Flanagan Diamond ’90 to honor her father. This scholarship is awarded to incoming Vermont students from the greater White River Junction and/or St. Albans areas of Vermont.
The Gallagher-Flynn Term Scholarship & Award is presented annually to a senior accounting major. The recipient is selected by the Chair of the Department of Business and Accounting. This scholarship is funded through the generosity of Gallagher, Flynn, & Company, a Burlington, VT accounting firm.
The Green Mountain Scholarship Program provides scholarships to enable outstanding Vermont scholars to attend Saint Michael’s College. Recipients must be nominated by a Vermont high school and the nominee must be in the top tenth of the graduating class, possess at least a B+ average, combined SAT score of at least 1800 (all three sections) and be strongly recommended as to character by the principal of the school.
The Brian Lacey ’72 International Fellowship in the Humanities (2005) was established by Brian Lacey ’72 to recognize students who show initiative to apply their experiences and expand their awareness of the world around them. It is offered annually to sophomores and juniors to assist students engaged in unique internship opportunities while abroad. Preference is given to students majoring in the arts or humanities.
The Brian Lacey ’72 International Fellowship in Social Justice (2009) is designed to encourage and honor students who have demonstrated superior academic achievement as well as a dedication to a deeper understanding of issues of social justice. This merit- and need-based award is intended to recognize students who show the initiative, imagination and motivation to apply their academic skills to the betterment of humanity. The fellowship is offered twice annually (once each semester) to assist semester-long study-abroad students (including domestic U.S. off-campus programs) whose program of study includes a significant component of scholarship around issues of economic, political, and social justice, and/or service learning where appropriate. The fellowship is funded through gifts from Brian Lacey, Class of ’72 and the Kilkea Foundation, a non-profit organization that encourages and honors excellence in the humanities, arts and sciences through a college scholarship program and other activities.
The Attorney David A. & Beverly M. Ladizki Scholarship (2008) is made possible through the generosity of David ’63 and Beverly Ladizki. It is awarded to upper-level students, with preference given to juniors and seniors, who attend Saint Michael’s from the greater Springfield, Massachusetts area.
The Agnes Lindsay Trust Scholarship is awarded to a student with financial need who is from a rural New England community with less than 5,000 inhabitants. This scholarship was established through the generosity of the Agnes Lindsay Trust in order to support its mission of supporting higher education.
The Merchants Bank Green Mountain Scholarship is given to a student as part of the greater Green Mountain Scholarship program, who is designated to honor William Chadwick, former Trustee, 1999 honorary degree recipient, and long-time friend and benefactor to Saint Michael’s College.
The Dennis Francis Murphy Jr. ‘60 Term Scholarship (2010) was established by Dennis’s wife, Julie, in honor of his 50th reunion from Saint Michael’s. This term scholarship provides unrestricted scholarship support to two students each year for the five years following the scholarship’s inception.
The James “Jim” O’Connor ’71 Term Scholarship (2009) was established and supported by the generosity of the Class of 1971 to honor Jim O’Connor, a physically disabled classmate. The scholarship provides financial support for student(s) with physical disabilities and is renewable for four years.
The Professor John P. Reiss Term Scholarship (2009) was established by James Reiss in loving honor and memory of his father, Professor Emeritus John P. Reiss, who was tragically killed in September 2008. This scholarship provides financial support to a junior English major who maintains a 3.5 GPA or better. The recipient is identified by the English Department in the spring semester preceding the student’s junior year.
The Marta Umanzor Study Abroad Scholarship Fund (2009) was established to honor the legacy of Professor Marta Umanzor for her skill as a teacher of the Spanish language, her ability to breathe life into Spanish literature, and her devotion to and love for her students. This scholarship supports students with a Spanish major or minor who choose to study abroad in Spanish speaking countries of Latin America.
The John Varol Term Scholarship (2000) provides unrestricted scholarship assistance to Saint Michael’s students. John Varol ’61 and his wife, Irene, established this scholarship in concert with the Varol Family Scholarship to help more students receive a Saint Michael’s education. John and Irene initiated this Term Scholarship on the occasion of John’s fortieth Reunion in 2001.