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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 Student Financial Services administers federal financial aid programs that include Federal Direct Student 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 2019, a student must submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). To ensure consideration for all available funds, the FAFSA should be submitted by February 01, 2019:
Other documents may be requested by the Office of Student Financial Services during the verification process:
The FAFSA form should be received by the Federal processing agency prior to February 01, 2019 to ensure priority consideration for all available sources of aid. The 2019-20 FAFSA can be filled out and submitted online and is available anytime after October 1st, 2018. 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 your FAFSA 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). To ensure priority consideration for all available sources of aid, submit the 2018-2019 FAFSA prior to February 01, 2019. You (and your parents, if you are a dependent student) can file the renewal FAFSA on-line at www.fafsa.gov. In addition to submitting the FASFA, you must also submit the following documents to our office:
- If you are selected for verification additional materials will be requested
- To ensure consideration for all available sources of aid, submit requested materials to our office as soon as possible.
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 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.
Federal 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 Federal 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.
- Interest rates can be found at studentloans.gov
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
Recipients of federal financial aid, and certain state aid, retain eligibility by maintaining Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP). An institution must have a written SAP policy which is available to all students. The SAP policy must be the same as or more strict than the academic policy applied to students in the same program who are not receiving federal student aid.
An institution’s SAP policy must include a quantitative measurement (maximum time frame and pace of completion), qualitative measure (GPA), and must specify the regular intervals when SAP is measured (not less than once annually). The policy must address the treatment of remedial, ESL, audited and pass/fail credits as well as incompletes and withdrawals and credits earned by transfer or consortium agreement. Finally, a SAP policy must address how pursuit of a second degree or a change of major impact eligibility.
This policy applies to all undergraduate students and applies to all Federal Student Aid, need-based institutional work study (Fund SEP) and any state grants/scholarships or private/outside loans, grants and scholarship which specifically require that the student maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress as determined by Student Financial Services.
For an undergraduate program, the maximum time frame cannot exceed 150% of the published program length in credit hours attempted.
Undergraduate programs at Saint Michael’s College require 128 credits for graduation and the maximum timeframe is therefore 192 attempted credits.
In the event that a student’s program requires more or fewer than 128 credits (for example based on an earlier catalogue year), the maximum timeframe is determined by multiplying the number of credit hours required for graduation by 150% and rounding down to the nearest whole integer.
The maximum timeframe is not extended for students who change majors, pursue a double major and/or minor or double minor.
Undergraduate students must earn at least 67.00% (cumulative) of the credit hours they attempted.
A credit hour is considered attempted if the student was officially registered for the credit at the conclusion of the drop/add period for the applicable term except that:
- Retroactively added credit hours, added after the conclusion of the drop/add period are considered attempted;
- A credit is not considered attempted if a student is officially registered for a credit hour at the conclusion of the drop/add period for the applicable term but the course professor or Dean’s office subsequently certifies that the student never attempted the course and the course is retroactively dropped.
Students must maintain at least the minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) specified below based on the number of credits completed:
- Fewer than 56 credits completed: 1.80
- 56 or more credits completed: 2.00
Treatment of Incompletes, Withdrawals, Audits, Pass/Fail, Repeated, Transfer, Consortium and Remedial Courses
Incompletes and Withdrawals
Grades of I and W are counted as courses attempted but not earned when calculating pace of completion and these courses also count toward the maximum timeframe
Students do not earn any academic credit for audited courses. They do not count in the calculation of GPA, attempted or earned credits. Financial aid is not available to assist with courses taken for audit.
These hours count toward the total attempted and, if passed, earned hours. They do not impact a student’s GPA.
A course is repeated when a student takes the same course, with the same content, more than once. Content, not course subject, number and title, determines whether a course is being repeated. (For example, a student who takes Classics 096/Special Topics in the fall and spring terms is not repeating the course if the fall course studies Plato and the spring course studies The Aeneid.) In cases where the course subject and number repeat but new content is provided, the course is not considered to be repeated and all attempts of the course are included when calculating a student’s GPA and attempted and earned credit hours.
When a course is repeated:
- The credit hours for both attempts are counted in the GPA calculation;
- The credit hours for both attempts are counted in the calculation of attempted credits;
- A student may not earn credits twice for the same course - therefore:
- If a student successfully passes both attempts, the calculation of earned credits includes only one attempt;
- If a student successfully completes neither attempt, the calculation of earned credits includes neither attempt.
- If a student successfully completes one attempt, the calculation of earned credits includes only the successful attempt.
Transfer credits are counted as hours attempted and earned. Transfer credits are not factored when calculating a student’s GPA.
Credits earned before enrolling in a degree program
Credits taken while a non-degree students at Saint Michael’s College but which apply toward a student’s undergraduate degree are included in the calculation of a student’s attempted and earned credits and when calculating a student’s GPA.
Remedial and ESL courses
These hours count as both attempted and, if passed, earned hours, as well as in the GPA calculation
Each financial aid recipient’s progress is reviewed once annually, at the conclusion of the spring term. Students are measured against both the qualitative and the quantitative standards. Students are responsible for notifying Student Financial Services of any grade changes which occur after grade processing and satisfactory academic progress evaluations are complete.
If a student is not meeting the standard, the student’s eligibility for federal student’s aid is terminated. The student is notified that his/her eligibility has been terminated. Notification is also provided to the Associate Dean of the College. The notice provides students information about the SAP standards and how the student can appeal the decision to terminate his/her aid eligibility.
If a student was placed on probationary status based on a previous appeal, their progress will be reviewed after each term to verify that s/he is meeting the conditions of his/her academic plan.
Financial Aid Probation
Financial Aid Probation status is assigned to a student who has failed to meet the Satisfactory Academic Progress standards and whose financial aid eligibility has been reinstated based on a successful appeal. During a period of Financial Aid Probation, a student who meets all other eligibility requirements remains eligible for federal and institutional aid. When a student’s appeal is granted, Financial Aid Probation is granted for one or more terms based on an academic plan provided as part of the student’s appeal. Students remain on Financial Aid Probation provided they comply with the terms of their academic plan.
Academic progress of students on Financial Aid Probation is reviewed each payment period to ensure that the student continues to meet the terms of his or her academic plan. If a student continues to meet the terms of his or her academic plan, his or her Financial Aid Probation continues. If s/he is not meeting the terms of his or her academic plan, his or her eligibility for Federal Student Aid is terminated.
Students may appeal a termination of financial aid based on failure to maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress based on extenuating circumstances. Students are advised to appeal within 60 days of the date of their termination notice. All appeals must be submitted in writing, must clearly document why the student failed to meet the Satisfactory Academic Progress standards, what has changed that will allow the student to meet the standards, and must be accompanied by an academic plan, signed by the student’s academic advisor or the Associate Dean of the College which indicates the specific actions the student will take to meet the standard and when the student will meet the standard. If the student will not meet the SAP standards at the end of the next payment period, the academic plan must show the specific GPA and completion rate benchmarks a student will meet each payment period until s/he meets the SAP standards. Complete appeals along with the academic plan and supporting documentation should be submitted to Student Financial Services.
If the appeal is granted, the student will be placed on Satisfactory Academic Probation contingent upon successful completion of the academic plan provided as part of their appeal. The student shall remain on probation provided they comply with their academic plan, until they are meeting the College’s Satisfactory Academic Progress standards.
If the appeal is denied, the student can continue to attend the College, but it would be without federal student aid.
The student will be notified of the outcome of the appeal.
Reinstatement of Financial Aid Eligibility
A student whose financial aid eligibility has been terminated for failure to maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress and who is subsequently found to be meeting the SAP standards and who meets all other eligibility requirements shall regain eligibility for federal student aid, but not retroactively.
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.
The Presidential Scholarship is a special award reserved for Vermont’s top students attending Saint Michael’s College. Awards begin at a minimum of $15,000 and go up to full-tuition. The Presidential Scholarship can be renewed each year for a maximum of four years* of full-time enrollment in good standing.
To be eligible for the Presidential scholarship, students must be nominated by a Vermont high school and meet the following requirements:
- A- average or higher in a challenging college preparatory high school curriculum;
- Top 10% of graduating class;
- Combined 1800 SAT (three-section SAT taken prior to March 2016), 1300 SAT (two-section SAT taken after March 2016) or 27 ACT test scores or higher.
In addition to SAT/ACT scores, GPA and curriculum, scholarship applicants will be evaluated based on their leadership qualities, commitment to community service and potential to contribute to the Saint Michael’s community. Students who do not wish to submit test scores (which are optional in the admission process) should understand that they will be competing with applicants who do submit test scores
*Merit Scholarships are awarded toward full-time tuition at Saint Michael’s College and may be adjusted if students are eligible for Veterans Benefits, Employee Remission or other Tuition Benefits, including Tuition Exchange. For students in the 3+2 Engineering or 3+4 Pharmacy Programs, scholarships are awarded for a maximum of 3 years since after their third year at Saint Michael’s College, students in the 3+2 Engineering or 3+4 Pharmacy programs register for and take courses through a different college or university to complete their degree.
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 Office of Student Financial Services 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 email@example.com. Saint Michael’s College offers incentives along with these scholarships. Please contact the Office of Student Financial Services for details.
The Tuition Exchange Plan
Students whose parents are employed by institutions of higher education that participate in The Tuition Exchange Plan apply for Tuition Exchange Scholarship Funds. Those students should check with their parent’s place of employment to initiate the application process. Tuition Exchange Scholarship funds are awarded on a competitive basis. For 2010-20, the Tuition Exchange Scholarship is valued at $40,000 per year.
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 benefit Saint Michael’s student each year.
The Class of 1963 Endowed Memorial Scholarship (2013) provides unrestricted scholarship support to students who have demonstrated financial need. This scholarship was established by Gary Farrell ‘63 and Ed Dilworth ‘63, along with support from fellow classmates, in memory of their deceased classmates and in honor of their 50th reunion.
The Class of 1971 Jim O’Connor Endowed Scholarship (2014) was established by the Class of 1971 to honor their beloved classmate. James “Jim” O’Connor ‘71 enriched the lives of his classmates with his intelligence, grace and courage, all blended with a unique sense of humor. Jim earned the respect and admiration of his classmates as he met the daily challenges of Cerebral Palsy with sheer grit and determination while being the total Saint Michael’s student. This scholarship is intended to support other students’ access to the Saint Michael’s experience, with preference given to students who have mobility issues related to a long-term physical disability.
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 his family, friends, and the 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 History or American studies major 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 of 1993. 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 1995 Scholarship (1995) was established through the generosity of the Class of 1995, and their family and friends, in memory of their deceased classmates. The award is a partial tuition scholarship and is awarded to a sophomore with a minimum 2.5 GPA and financial need. Preference will be given to a student who has been involved in either campus or outside community activities.
The Class of 1998 Scholarship (1998) was a class gift from graduating seniors to Saint Michael’s College. This unrestricted endowed scholarship was enhanced significantly through a generous challenge gift from William Chadwick, who was then Chair of the College’s Board of Trustees and a 1999 honorary degree recipient, 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) recognized Saint Michael’s with this endowed scholarship in response to a successful scholarship challenge grant. This scholarship is awarded to students from Worcester, where the Trust is based, 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 Alumni Board of Directors who served 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 their potential for career success. This tuition scholarship award recognizes proficiency by science majors, preferably concentrators in biology.
The Reverend J. F. Audet Scholarship (1906) is awarded to needy and deserving students from St. Francis Xavier Parish of Winooski, Vermont.
The Union St-Jean-Baptiste Endowed Scholarship (2014) was established by the Union St-Jean-Baptiste, Conseil St-Laurent, Inc. to support Catholic students in recognition of the Edmundite tradition of more than 100 years of charitable support to those in need both near and far.
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 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 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 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. Alice also received an honorary degree in 2013.
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 the area of 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 Robert D. Brennan Endowed Scholarship (2015) provides unrestricted scholarship support for students with financial need. Robert D. Brennan ‘65 established this scholarship through a generous estate gift.
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 what would have been 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 but will always be remembered by her friends, especially those in the Class of 1975. The award provides unrestricted support to students with demonstrated 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 life 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 Department of Economics chair.
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 (1975) 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 Patty and Colonel Jere Cook Scholarship (2010) was established to benefit students who are military veterans or their families. This is a need-based award and is given in addition to any award made by the College. Patricia Cook is a 1983 Masters graduate of Saint Michael’s and established this scholarship with her husband, Jere, in honor of the service he gave to the Air National Guard.
The Helen and Leo Croteau Scholarship (1989) provides scholarships for students who might otherwise be unable to attend Saint Michael’s College. This scholarship is made possible through the generosity of Helen and Leo Croteau ‘23, 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 live 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 scholars 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 was acknowledged at Reunion ‘92 when he was recognized as Alumnus of the Year.
The Mary R. Derway Scholarship (1952) 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 to 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 former 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) established through the generosity of Richard Tarrant ‘65, honors 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 DiVenere Family Honor Scholarship (2011) was established by family, friends, and alumni to honor Richard “Rit” DiVenere ‘67 upon his retirement from Saint Michael’s after 37 years of service. In memory of Rit’s classmate Vito Angelillo M.D. ‘67, the scholarship is awarded to a junior or senior science major, with preference given to students with a 3.0 or above GPA.
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 Bennett C. Douglas Scholarship (2012) was established by Theresa Villemaire to support students who show extraordinary potential to become leaders and advocates in the field of special education; preference is given to graduate students pursuing their special education licensure. Ms. Villemaire is a long-time advocate for students with disabilities and served from 1956 to the early 1970’s on the Bennett C. Douglas School Board of Directors. The Bennett C. Douglas School, now closed, served as one of the innovating forces in the state that led to changes in the way the state of Vermont viewed and educated people with disabilities. It is hoped that through this scholarship fund, we will always be reminded of the history of special education in Vermont and the desire to always investigate and problem-solve any and all efforts on behalf of those young people to whom equal and creative opportunities in education must always be available.
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 and Kathleen Duffy, 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 10th 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 Mission Scholarship (1999) was established by the Society of Saint Edmund, to provide 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 Edmundite Award for Service & Scholarship (2001) was established by the Society of Saint Edmund to foster the Catholic intellectual tradition of 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, 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 here at Saint Michael’s.
The Isabel and Algernon M. Ellien Scholarship (2010) provides scholarship support for Saint Michael’s students, with preference given to incoming students from New Jersey. This scholarship was established through a gift from the Isabel and Algernon M. Ellien 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 Henry G. Fairbanks Scholarship (1980) is awarded to students in the fine arts department who display interest in reviewing, promoting, and reporting on the fine arts. Dr. Fairbanks was an eloquent teacher of English, history, humanities, and speech who served the College for 35 years
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 Edward Thomas Fergus, Jr. ‘83 Scholarship (2012) provides unrestricted financial aid to a deserving Saint Michael’s College student in honor and memory of Edward T. Fergus, Jr. ‘83 who died on September 11, 2001 in the north tower of the World Trade Center. Ed’s wife, Linda ‘83, and their children, Shannon ‘11 and Thomas ‘13, established this scholarship in gratitude for the support the St. Michael’s community offered following Ed’s death and to provide others with the same opportunities Ed enjoyed at Saint Michael’s – a sound education, a beautiful environment, and the beginnings of life-long friendships.
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 for Brattleboro, Vermont 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 Ector P. Gobie Scholarship Fund (1979) is awarded to Vermont Catholic students who are active members of their parish.
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 was 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 to 1985.
The Cynthia K. and Robert H. Hoehl Scholarship (2012) was established by Cynthia and Robert Hoehl to provide unrestricted scholarship support to students with demonstrated financial need who could not otherwise afford a Saint Michael’s College education. Robert, a member of the class of 1963, served Saint Michael’s as a Trustee, Reunion Co-Chair, and Visions Campaign Steering Committee member. Robert and Cynthia received honorary degrees from Saint Michael’s in 2010 in recognition of their service to the College.
The Alison Hunter Endowed Memorial Scholarship (2002) was established by former college trustee R. Alan Hunter and his wife, Nina M. Hunter, in memory of their daughter Alison Hunter ‘02, to provide assistance to students enrolled at Saint Michael’s College.
The John Iskyan Scholarship (2012) was established to provide unrestricted scholarship aid to deserving students. Classmates and life-long friends of John Iskyan ‘82 established this scholarship with the desire to ensure current and future students had the opportunity to enjoy a Saint Michael’s College education and to make life-long friends of their own. John came to Saint Michael’s through the Delayed Acceptance Program (DAP) and went on to prove himself in the classroom as a business administration major, and on the athletic fields as a senior-year captain of the men’s lacrosse team. John was one of three Saint Michael’s alumni who died in the September 11, 2001 attacks at the World Trade Center in New York.
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 Judson and Parsons Ready, Set, Teach Endowed Scholarship (2014) was established by Dr. Anne P. Judson, former director of the Department of Education’s Graduate Program, and her husband, Dr. J. Timothy Parsons, to provide scholarship support to graduate education students during their student teaching semester. Recipients of this scholarship will be those who show promise as excellent teachers and have demonstrated financial need. The scholarship is open to all graduate education student-teachers except those pursuing special education licensure. The Chair of Education, with a recommendation from an Education Department faculty committee, will select the recipient(s). This scholarship complements the support already made possible through the Bennett C. Douglas Scholarship
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, H’07 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. 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 that ceased operation in 1930 when Saint Michael’s changed its mission to the College program.
The Rev. Ralph F. “Spike” Linnehan, SSE Memorial Scholarship (1996) recognizes the long-standing affiliation and affection he had for his College. 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 Reverend William Lonergan Scholarship (1911) was originally established to provide financial assistance to a needy student from Rutland, Vermont, studying for the priesthood. It is now available to Vermont Catholic students who are active members of their home parish.
The Albert and Agnes Luck Scholarship (1985) was established through the generosity of Albert and Agnes Luck. It is awarded annual to a deserving student identified by the Financial Aid Office. Preference for this award will be given to students from St. John’s Academy or Mount Assumption Institute or Plattsburgh Senior High School, all of the Plattsburgh, NY area. It is renewable for up to four years.
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 his class, 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 provides 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 fine arts students. Mrs. McCarthy was awarded an honorary degree in 1975 in recognition of her devotion to the arts and education.
The Michael McCarthy Scholarships (1983) were established by Michael McCarthy, the retired Chairman of the Board of Merrill Lynch, to support needy students. Mr. McCarthy served the College as a member of the Board of Trustees, receiving an honorary degree in 1961.
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 rewards 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 Joseph W. and Annie C. McGee Scholarship (1979) was initially established to provide financial aid for the education of needy priests. It now provides scholarship support to Vermont Catholic students who are active members of their home parish.
The John and Eleanor McGuinness and Thomas and Nancee McManus Scholarship (2015) is an unrestricted endowed scholarship that supports students demonstrating academic promise and financial need. This scholarship was established by Michael W. McGuinness ‘73, and his wife, Maura, to honor the sacrifices their parents made to provide the opportunity to attend college and for the overall influence they had on their lives.
The Pat & Jerry McKenna ‘69 Family Scholarship (2004) was established at his 35th 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, Jerry and Pat hope 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 Fund (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 Antonia Messuri Endowed Scholarhip (2015) was established anonymously by parents of a member of the Class of 2014. They established this scholarship as a way to recognize and celebrate the extraordinary efforts Antonia “Toni” Messuri, as director of Academic Support Services, makes to support students with learning difference. The scholarship is initially awarded in a student’s sophomore year, with the recommendation of the director of Academic Support Services, but can be renewed for the remainder of the recipient(s)’ Saint Michael’s education. The Messuri Scholarship supports students with financial need who also are working with Academic Support Services.
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 capacities including Alumni Director and Director of the Annual Fund.
The Reverend Paul A. Morin, SSE Scholarship (1987) was established through the generosity of F. M. “Pete” Taylor ‘59, in honor of Rev. Paul Morin, SSE, the former Academic Dean at Saint Michael’s College from 1958 to 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, his longtime friend, 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 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. ‘50 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, provides 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 memory of their son, John Michael ‘82. This scholarship provides unrestricted scholarship support to Saint Michael’s students.
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, and an avid artist.
The Reverend Pauliot Scholarship (1926) is awarded to a needy student from Essex Junction, Vermont.
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 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. It 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 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 this scholarship.
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. Recipients of this fellowship must study at a location where most of their studies are done in a 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 a secondary language.
The Rev. Norbert Proulx Scholarship (1922) offers financial support to Vermont students from Saint Joseph’s Parish in Burlington; Immaculate Heart of Mary in Rutland; Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish in West Rutland and Saint Mary Star of the Sea in Newport.
The Reverend C. E. Provost Scholarship (1918) provides financial support to a 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 Professor of Theater 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. 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, 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 Freeman M. Saltus Scholarship (1956) was initially envisioned by Mr. Freeman Saltus in 1956 when he gifted a $500 savings bond to the College to provide annual scholarship recognition to students who excelled in discussing and writing about topics of labor and economics. Today, it provides scholarship assistance to a student recommended by either the chair of the economics department or the chair of the business administration department, with preference given to economics students.
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 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 50th Reunion. The scholarship awards unrestricted financial support for students enrolled 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 L. Elizabeth and Napolean St. Pierre Scholarship was initially established to provide financial aid for the education of needy priests. It now provides scholarship support to Vermont Catholic students who are active members of their home parish.
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 the occasion of his 50th anniversary of graduation from Saint Michael’s College. This 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 40th 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 Honorary Degree recipient James H. Wall ‘74, H’07 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 honor 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 Honorary Degree recipient Kathleen S. O’Leary Esq. ‘75, H’06 to recognize Dr. William Wilson for his exceptional teaching, mentoring and friendship spanning 35 years as a member of the Political Science Department and most recently as Provost/Vice President for Academic Affairs. The scholarship is 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 School for International Studies (SIS) professor. SIS was the precursor to the College’s current Applied Linguistics Department.
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 fund them in full on an annual basis. Similar to Endowed Scholarships, they provide scholarship assistance to deserving students.
The Michael D. Archer Military Heritage Scholarship was established by Edward ‘56 and Mary Archer to honor the Edmundite vision of welcoming veterans to campus and in memory of their son, Michael D. Archer. This scholarship is available to students, in the following order of preference: students whose parents have served or currently serve in the military; students enrolled in the ROTC program; or students who embody the characteristics of good citizenship for which Col. Donald Cook ‘56 was known.
The Zaf Bludevich Scholarship was established by anonymous donors to honor Zafir “Zaf” Bludevich for his 39 years of service to Saint Michael’s College and its student athletes as a coach, athletic trainer, and mentor. This unrestricted scholarship is to benefit deserving sophomores, juniors and/or seniors.
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 is 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 business and accounting department chair. This scholarship is funded through the generosity of Vermont accounting firm Gallagher, Flynn, & Company.
The Green Mountain Scholarship Program provides scholarships to enable outstanding Vermont scholars to attend Saint Michael’s College. Recipients must possess at least a B+ average, combined SAT score of at least 1800 SAT /27 ACT or higher. Additionally, recipients are selected based on their leadership qualities, commitment to community service and potential to contribute to the Saint Michael’s community.
The Brian Lacey ‘72 International Fellowship in Social Justice 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 ‘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 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 their mission of supporting higher education.
The Benjamin Mottola ‘90 Term Scholarship is an unrestricted scholarship that supports a single recipient each academic year. The scholarship is funded through the generosity of Benjamin Mottola ‘90.
The Mutrie Family Term Scholarship was established by George Mutrie ‘60, in commemoration of his 55th Reunion, to provide scholarship support for students with demonstrated financial need. The scholarship will be available to students starting in the fall of 2016 through the 2019-2020 school year.
The Daniel J. & Leo Jr. O’Brien Family Scholarship provides unrestricted scholarship support to students who have demonstrated financial need. The scholarship was established by Daniel J. and Sandra O’Brien and Leo Jr. ‘53 and Bonnie O’Brien. The O’Brien family founded the O’Brien Brothers Agency in South Burlington, Vermont in 1958 and built their company on honesty, integrity, compassion, hard work and dedication to their community, staff and the environment. Dan, Sandra, Leo and Bonnie, all parents of Saint Michael’s graduates, created this scholarship to express their appreciation for what Saint Michael’s has done for their families, and as a way to help families who are working hard to afford college. They feel fortunate to be in a position to help future generations experience Saint Michael’s.
The John Varol Term Scholarship 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 in order to help more students receive a Saint Michael’s education. John and Irene initiated this term scholarship on the occasion of John’s 40th Reunion.