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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 Stafford Loans, Federal Perkins Loans, Federal Plus Loans, Federal Grants (Pell, ACG, SMART, 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 2008, a student must submit the following by February 15, 2008:
- The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
- Signed copies of Parents’ 2007 Federal Tax Return
- Parents’ Federal W-2 forms
- Signed copies of Student’s 2007 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, 2008. 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 Michael’s FAFSA code is 003694.
Undergraduate and Graduate Level Students
If you would like to be considered for federal assistance from Saint Michaels 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’ 2007 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, 2008. 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. Some Pell eligible students may also be eligible to receive the Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG grant) or the National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (SMART grant).
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 Michaels 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.
Federal Subsidized Stafford Loans: This student loan program allows interest-free borrowing of limited amounts by qualified students during their enrollment. Repayment begins six months after graduation or the cessation of college enrollment. The Interest Rate is fixed at 6.8% Please note Freshman may borrow up to $3500, Sophomores - $4,500, and Juniors and Seniors - $5,500. Graduate students may borrow up to $8500.
Federal Unsubsidized Stafford Loans: The federal government has extended the Stafford Loan Program to include “unsubsidized” loans for students who do not qualify for all or part of the subsidized loan described above. Repayment of the principal is deferred until six months after graduation or cessation of enrollment. The federal government does not make interest payments for you as it does for borrowers eligible for the subsidized Stafford Loan. Unless you choose to capitalize the interest on the loan, you must begin to repay the interest on the loan while you are in school.
Federal Parent Loan for Undergraduate Students (PLUS): This is a borrowing option for the PARENTS of undergraduate students. The interest rate is fixed at 8.5% with a 4% loan origination fee and repayment of interest and principal begins 45 days after the loan is fully disbursed. A credit check is required to determine eligibility for the PLUS Loan Program. The Parent must complete a 2008-2009 Request for a Parent PLUS loan form. This form is available on our web site at www.smcv.edu/sfs/forms.asp. Loan limits are up to the cost of the education minus other financial assistance.
Federal PLUS Loan for Graduate Students: Graduate students who file the FAFSA form, can now borrow additional loan funds, in their name, via the federal PLUS loan program. Interest rate is a fixed 8.5% and repayment of interest and principal begins 45 days after the loan is fully disbursed but you may suspend payments while you are enrolled at least half time at an eligible school. A credit check is required to determine eligibility for the PLUS Loan Program.
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.
Maximum timeframes 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 place on Financial Aid Probationary Status for a one year period, during which aid eligibility will be maintained. Should the student not meet the required credit standard or cumulative grade point average standard by the end of the probationary year, the student’s eligibility for financial aid will be withdrawn until such time as the student meets the required standard.
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 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.
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
Eligible candidates can self-nominate by obtaining nomination forms through the Saint Michael’s College Web site. The Saint Michael’s College Scholarship Committee will select recipients from those nominated. 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 $25,000 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.
Vermont Parish Scholarships
Each parish pastor in the Catholic Diocese of Vermont may select one of his parishioners to receive a tuition scholarship of $11,000 over four years (up to $2,750 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.
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 email@example.com. 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 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 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 1992 Endowed Book Fund was established for the purchase of books to the Saint Michael’s Library. Proceeds from the book fund shall be focused on the acquisition of materials for multicultural and global studies. Priority shall be placed on the purchase of books in conjunction with the development of new courses.
The Class of 1993 Memorial Scholarship 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 extra curricular involvement, community service, and academic achievement.
The Class of 1995 Scholarship 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 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, William Chadwick and his wife, Peggy.
The Class of 1999 Scholarship 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, 1917) are awarded to needy and deserving students from St. Francis Xavier Parish of Winooski, Vermont.
The Frederick C. and Elizabeth B. Barrett Fund (1998) provides financial aid to students seeking admission to Saint Michael’s College. Dr. Barrett ‘43 recalls studying philosophy under the watchful eye of his uncle, Rev. Edmund Hamel, SSE ‘17. With a medical degree from the University of Vermont, Dr. Barrett practiced family medicine in Norwich, Connecticut for 50 years. Mrs. Barrett attended Middlebury College and their daughter, Theresa Barrett Levy, graduated from Saint Michael’s in 1985.
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 Daniel D. and Kathleen M. Berry Scholarship (2003) was established by Kathleen M. and Daniel D. Berry ‘50 to benefit chemistry majors. The scholarship is renewable to students in good academic standing.
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 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 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 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 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 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 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 BC 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 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 Vermont State Court of Catholic Daughters of America provides an annual scholarship of $100 to a female student demonstrating financial need.
The Catholic Order of Foresters Scholarship (1914) is awarded to a Vermont student, preferably a Foresters son, who is a candidate for the priesthood. This scholarship, founded by the State Court, Catholic Order of Foresters, is good for two years at Saint Michael’s College and provides a stipend of $300 per year. Applications must be filed with the Chancery Office, 351 North Ave., Burlington, Vermont.
The Dr. Jennifer Cernosia Endowed Fund for Student Activities (2007) was established to benefit the Student Activities programs while honoring Jennie Cernosia, longtime mentor, teacher, counselor, friend, and “second mother” to generations of Saint Michael’s students. This fund will be overseen by the director of student activities and the vice president for student affairs to enhance student activities programming.
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 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 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 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 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 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 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 Honor Scholarship (1999) is awarded to sophomores, juniors, and seniors who maintain a 3.25 or higher quality point average.
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 Henry G. Fairbanks Scholarship (1980) is awarded to students in the Fine Arts department who display interests 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 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 Gamelli’s 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 to be used for a student studying for the priesthood.
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 Cynthia K. and Robert H. Hoehl Scholarship (2002) is an endowed fund dedicated to supporting young men and women who meet admissions criteria, but who, without financial assistance, could not afford to attend Saint Michael’s College. The fund was established through a Fortieth Reunion challenge gift made by Robert ‘63 and Cynthia M’90 Hoehl. Enrolled in the Society of Mont Saint Michel, Bob was a member of the Board of Trustees, Visions Campaign Steering Committee and Green Mountain Scholarship Committee.
The Alison Hunter Endowed Memorial Scholarship (2002) was established by current Trustee of the College, R. Alan and Nina M. Hunter, P ‘02, P ‘05, 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 Kanazawa Scholarship (2000) was established through the benevolence of Mr. Toshio Izumiya, Chairman of Kanazawa Technical College to assist Kanazawa students to further their education at Saint Michael’s College or for other international students.
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 Knights of Columbus Scholarship (1929) is awarded to a male student who feels called to the priesthood. This scholarship is provided by the Vermont State Council. Applications must be filed with the Chancery Office, 351 North Ave., Burlington, Vermont.
The Lamoille County Scholarship (1956) is awarded to needy students from Vermont.
The Carol Landry Gallagher Scholarship 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 David H. Landers Scholarship Fund (2000) was established by Dr. David Landers, former Director of the Saint Michael’s College Student Resource Center. The fund will provide unrestricted support to sophomores, juniors, and seniors with financial need who demonstrate, through their personal experiences and/or public commitment on campus, a dedication to teaching and encouraging tolerance, or to sophomores, juniors, and seniors with financial need and who come from single-parent families. This scholarship support shall be renewable to students who remain in good academic standing.
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 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) is awarded to a needy student from Rutland, Vermont, studying for the priesthood.
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 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 anniversary. “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 Joseph W. McGee Scholarship (1978) is for the education of needy priests attending Saint Michael’s College. Annie C. McGee made her gift in memory of her husband Joseph, a professor of Latin, Greek and Sociology and a 1927 Saint Michael’s graduate who also served his college as National Alumni President in 1934 and 1935.
The John & Eleanor McGuinness and Thomas & Nancee McManus Family Scholarship (2003) was established by Maura and Michael W. McGuinness ‘73 to provide assistance to students demonstrating academic promise and financial need. The scholarship was created in honor of the sacrifices Michael and Maura’s parents made to provide the opportunity to attend college and for the overall influence they had on their lives.
The Elizabeth DeCamp McInerny Scholarship (AKA 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 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 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 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 (1986) 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 1958-1965. 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 his 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 Charles H. Pfeifer Scholarship 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, as unrestricted scholarship support awarded 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 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 Dr. A. Francis Politi International Fund (2007) was established through the estate of Dr. Politi to promote international education through programming and through support for students and faculty studying abroad. A student(s) must be enrolled full-time at Saint Michael’s College and studying in other nations to learn about different cultures or to develop and enhance proficiency in a foreign language. Preference will be given to programs associated with Central and/or South America. Dr. Politi, a good friend of the College and the Society of Saint Edmund, was an international entrepreneur.
The Reverend Norbert Proulx Scholarship (1922) is awarded to a needy student of St. Joseph Parish of Burlington, Vermont, or of Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish of Rutland, Vermont, or of Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish of West Rutland, Vermont, or of Our Lady Star of the Sea Parish of Newport, Vermont.
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. 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 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 Saint Michael’s College Athletics Endowed Fund (2007)was established to support and enhance the varsity athletic programs at Saint Michael’s College, exclusive of scholarship aid. The donors and the College strongly believe that athletics play a valuable role in the personal development and growth of student-athletes as well as provide them and the Saint Michael’s community with a positive sense of involvement, accomplishment, self-esteem and school spirit. Athletics support the mission of the College in that it contributes to the “…enhancement of the human person and to the advancement of human culture…”
The L. Elizabeth and Napoleon J. St. Pierre Scholarship (1975). Preference is given to aspirants to the priesthood who are members of St. Joseph’s Parish of Burlington, Vermont, and other French-speaking aspirants in the Diocese of Vermont.
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 50th Reunion. The Scholarship awards unrestricted financial support for students enrolled at Saint Michael’s College.
The Celine Slator 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 Everest P. Smith, Jr. ‘56 Memorial Scholarship (2004) was established by Lorraine and Everest P. Smith Jr. ‘56 and will provide assistance to deserving sophomores, juniors, or seniors with a minimum 2.5 GPA and involved in campus ministry, preferably chapel worship activities. Preference will then be given to students who are also involved in varsity athletics, theater, ROTC, and/or Fire and Rescue. It is the hope of the donor that recipients will be inspired to give back to this fund when they are in a position to do so. The award shall be renewable provided the recipient(s) continues to meet the criterion.
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 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 in honor of his wife on the occasion of 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 Marc and Dana vanderHeyden Endowment in the Fine Arts (2006)honors the legacy of Dana and Marc vanderHeyden while enhancing the understanding and enjoyment of the fine arts at Saint Michael’s College and in the surrounding community. The fine arts include the graphic arts, generally including drawing, painting, sculpture, ceramics, literature, music, dramatic art, and dancing and photography. Marc vanderHeyden served as College President from 1996 to 2007.
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 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 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, 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 to provide unrestricted support to students who demonstrate financial need. Rev. Nelson B. Ziter, SSE, a 1943 graduate served the College as Chaplain and Director of Spiritual Offices. A friend, counselor, and confidant to students, this scholarship honors a priest who devoted himself to the development of Catholic ideals in the thousands of students he befriended.