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    University of Scranton
   
 
  Oct 22, 2017
 
 
    
Undergraduate Catalog 2017-2018

Scholarships and Financial Aid


 

The University will help as many qualified students as possible to attain a college education. For this purpose the University maintains a Financial Aid Office, and all inquiries concerning such assistance should be made to: Financial Aid Office, 401 St. Thomas Hall, telephone: (570) 941-7701, fax: (570) 941-4370. Assistance is also available via the web at www.scranton.edu/financialaid or by e-mail to finaid@scranton.edu. For a more complete description of aid programs and policies, review the Comprehensive Guide to Financial Aid Programs at www.scranton.edu/financialaid, click on Publications.

Procedures for Applying for Scholarships and Financial Aid

Traditional undergraduate students are considered for scholarship eligibility at the time of their acceptance into The University of Scranton. No separate application is required.

Students who want to be considered for need-based assistance must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Priority filing date for incoming students is February 1; for returning students, April 15. FAFSA forms are available online at www.fafsa.gov.  Financial Aid is awarded for one year only and renewal is not automatic.  All forms of need-based financial aid must be reapplied for annually.

In order to be eligible for financial aid, students are required to maintain satisfactory academic progress. Standards have been established for federal and University financial aid that measure a student’s progress toward a declared educational objective. These guidelines include a maximum time frame for completing a degree, a minimum percentage of credits completed each academic year and a minimum cumulative grade point average. A brief explanation is provided below.  For a more complete description of aid programs and policies, please review the Comprehensive Guide to Financial Aid Programs at www.scranton.edu/financialaid click on Publications.

Financial Aid for Non-Traditional Undergraduate Students

Non-Traditional Undergraduate students are eligible to apply for several forms of federal and state financial aid.  Eligibility for all grants, loans and institutional aid requires the student to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).  The student must also submit signed copies of the tax information for the student and spouse/parent (if required).  Priority deadline for incoming students is May 1.  Returning students must file by April 15.  For a more complete description of aid programs and policies, please review the Comprehensive Guide to Financial Aid Programs at www.scranton.edu/financialaid, click on Publications.

Financial Aid Notifications

The Financial Aid Office uses email correspondence to and from the Scranton email accounts and emails listed on the FAFSA.  Outstanding documents and notifications of eligibility for need based aid and loans will be sent by email to the Scranton email account.  Students are advised to view their Electronic Eligibility Notification on the University’s Self Service system via the my.scranton portal.

Terms and Conditions

In accepting the award package offered, all students must read the Terms and Conditions in the Comprehensive Guide to Financial Aid Programs at www.scranton.edu/financialaid, click on Publications.

Federal Aid

Federal Pell Grant

Provides federal grants, ranging from $588 to $5,920 per academic year, based on financial need. A FAFSA is required.

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant

A federal campus-based program administered by the University. Amounts may range from $250 to $1,000 per year to students who demonstrate exceptional need. Priority is given to Pell recipients. A FAFSA is required for this program.

Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant

Program designed for Education majors with concentrations designated by the U.S. Department of Education. Must have achieved a 3.25 high school GPA and maintain a 3.25 for renewal. Must serve as a full-time teacher for at least four academic years at a high-need school within eight years after completing the course of study; otherwise, obligation will be treated as a Federal Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loan. The annual award is $3,724, with aggregates not to exceed $16,000 for undergraduates or $8,000 for graduate students.

Federal Perkins Loan Program

The University administers this federal program, which provides 5% interest loans to needy students. A Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is required of all loan applicants.

Federal Direct Stafford Loan Program

The Direct Stafford Loan allows students to borrow in their own name and requires no credit evaluation. A Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is required for all loan applicants. The U.S. Department of Education is the lender. Stafford loans have a fixed interest rate. The Stafford Loan can be either interest-subsidized (federal government makes in-school and grace period interest payments) or unsubsidized (student makes interest payments during in-school and grace periods or has interest added onto the amount borrowed and repaid with principal after grace period). Eligibility for interest subsidy is based on demonstrated financial need as determined by the federal needs analysis when the FAFSA is filed. Payment of principal is deferred while the student is enrolled. Repayment begins six months after the student has completed his/her program of study or leaves school for more than six months.

Students will be able to borrow a base amount that may be subsidized or unsubsidized, and an additional $2,000 per year that will be unsubsidized. Freshmen may borrow up to $5,500 ($3,500 base amount), sophomores, $6,500 ($4,500 base amount), juniors and seniors, $7,500 ($5,500 base amount). In addition, independent students (and dependent undergraduate students whose parents are unable to obtain a Direct PLUS Loan) can borrow under the Additional Unsubsidized Direct Stafford Loan.

The aggregate maximum for undergraduate study is $31,000 for dependent students and $57,500 for independent students; of these maximums, no more than $23,000 can be subsidized.  Also, effective July 1, 2013, first-time borrower’s eligibility for the Direct Subsidized Loans will be limited to a period not to exceed 150 percent of the length of the borrower’s educational program.

Students will be required to complete an electronic Federal Direct Stafford Loan Master Promissory Note (MPN) and Entrance Counseling.  Further instructions and information are available online at www.scranton.edu/financialaid.

Federal Direct PLUS Loans

The Direct PLUS Loan is available to credit-worthy parents of dependent undergraduate students. PLUS Loans have a fixed interest rate. Parents may borrow the difference between the student’s total cost of education and all other aid the student is receiving. PLUS Loans should be applied for the academic year. The U.S. Department of Education is the lender.

For parent borrowers, interest will accrue after the first disbursement and repayment of interest and principal begins 60 days after the second disbursement. Parents can apply for a deferment to delay making payments. While you are in deferment, you will receive interest statements. Paying the interest as it accrues will save you money over the repayment term of the loan.

Parents should apply for the Direct PLUS Loan beginning in June for the academic year. The Direct PLUS Loan process will be completed online. Parents will be required to complete a PLUS Loan application with the requested loan amount and successfully complete the credit check.  Credit checks are good for 180 days.  Once approved, an electronic Federal Direct PLUS Loan Master Promissory Note (PLUS MPN) will need to be completed. Further instructions and more information are available on The University of Scranton Financial Aid website online at www.scranton.edu/financialaid.

Federal Work-Study Programs

A federal campus-based program that provides employment during the academic year and in the summer for students demonstrating financial need. The majority of the jobs are on-campus positions in various departments and administrative offices. Some jobs, both on and off campus, involve community service. Students seeking campus employment must file a FAFSA. Indicate that you are interested in the work-study program and complete an online application.

Pennsylvania State Financial Aid Programs

Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA)

Designated by the General Assembly to administer the State Grant Program. Students may be awarded from $500 to $4,378 per year. A FAFSA must be filed by May 1.

Partnerships for Access to Higher Education (PATH) Grant Program

Students are nominated by a participating PATH organization. They must be State Grant recipients the year for which PATH aid is requested, demonstrate financial need and be enrolled in a Pennsylvania postsecondary institution.

Ready to Succeed Scholarship Program (RTSS)

The program is administered by PHEAA in close cooperation with the Pennsylvania Department of Education. The student must meet all other Pennsylvania State Grant eligibility requirements to qualify for RTSS. This includes the submission of a FAFSA and Pennsylvania State Grant Form. The student must have completed one academic year defined as having earned 24 semester credits or the equivalent by the time that the student’s school checks academic progress for the Pennsylvania State Grant. Attain a minimum cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.25. Have a family income that does not exceed $110,000.

State Work Study Program (SWSP)

The State Work Study Program, administered by PHEAA, provides eligible Pennsylvania students with opportunities to earn money for college education while working for a high tech or community development employer. Participating agencies include non-profit organizations, private businesses and industry. The University of Scranton is also an eligible employer.  Students must be enrolled in an eligible program of study to be considered. Applications will be mailed by PHEAA to state grant applicants and are also available in the Financial Aid Office.

Off Campus Work Study

This program, administered by PHEAA, offers eligible students the opportunity to work in federal, state and local government agencies or non-profit community organizations. Placement referrals are made by PHEAA.

University of Scranton Scholarships and Grants and Other Programs

University of Scranton Scholarships and Grants

The University offers a number of awards based on academic merit (see “Scholarships”) and financial need (see “Grants”). All accepted traditional freshmen and transfer students are automatically evaluated academically for scholarship aid. In order to be considered for need-based aid, students must file a FAFSA. For a more complete description of aid programs and policies, please review the Comprehensive Guide to Financial Aid Programs at www.scranton.edu/financialaid, click on Publications. 

Veterans Education Benefits

Veterans and eligible dependents should consult their regional Veterans Administration (VA) counselor to establish their eligibility for veterans’ education benefits or apply online. Information is available on the Veterans Administration website at www.gibill.va.gov. Once eligibility is established through the VA, students must submit a copy of their Certificate of Eligibility to the Financial Aid Office. (Students need to submit another copy of their Certificate of Eligibility only if they elect benefits under a different chapter of the GI Bill at a later date.) In addition, veterans or their dependents must submit a University of Scranton Request for Certification form to the Financial Aid Office prior to each term for which they wish Scranton to certify their enrollment to the VA. This form is available to students through student’s my.scranton self-service accounts or by contacting the Financial Aid Office at  finaid@scranton.edu.  Please review the Comprehensive Guide to Financial Aid Programs at www.scranton.edu/financialaid, click on Publications.

Army ROTC Scholarships

Contact the Military Science Department in Rock Hall at (570) 941-7457 or (570) 941-6336 or by email ROTC@scranton.edu.

Air Force ROTC Scholarships

For more information, contact the Aerospace Studies Department at Wilkes University  at 570-408-4860, ext. 4872 or by email rotcdl@wilkes.edu.   

Office of Vocational Rehabilitation

Under the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry, the OVR provides help to qualified students. Residents of other states should inquire about similar programs available in their states of residency.

Gift Aid Policy

Maximum Gift Aid

University of Scranton scholarship aid, including multiple family discounts and grants, combined with federal and state grants and scholarships are limited as follows:

  • Resident students: tuition, room and board charges
  • Commuter and off-campus students: tuition, general fee and a $1000 allowance for books and supplies.

Outside Gift Aid Policy

Students should notify the Financial Aid Office if they are receiving any privately funded scholarships or grants by submitting a photocopy of any scholarship notification and information on availability of these funds for subsequent years. The University will then be able to notify students of any impact on their financial aid package.  Please review the Comprehensive Guide to Financial Aid Programs at www.scranton.edu/financialaid, click on Publications.

Satisfactory Academic Progress Requirements for Receipt of Financial Aid

The U.S. Department of Education regulations require that educational institutions measure students’ progress toward a declared educational objective, both quantitatively and qualitatively in order to be eligible to receive Federal Title IV aid, which includes Federal Pell Grants, Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grants (SEOG), Federal Work Study, Federal Perkins Loans, Stafford Loans, Parent PLUS Loans and Graduate PLUS Loans. The Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA) and other state grant agencies have separate satisfactory academic progress requirements for their scholarship and grant programs. University of Scranton scholarship and grant recipients must meet the minimum federal requirements and are also subject to minimum, cumulative grade point averages, as specified by the award. External scholarships and grants may have different satisfactory academic progress renewal requirements.

Detailed information about academic probation for continuation in a program of study may be found in the Academic Policies and Regulations section of the undergraduate catalog under the topic Grade Difficulties: Academic Probation and Dismissal and in the graduate catalog under Standards of Progress.

Requirements

The measurement of satisfactory academic progress for receipt of federal student aid is broken down into three categories:  maximum time frame, PACE and qualitative measure as explained in the following sections.

Maximum Time Frame

A student may not exceed a maximum number of attempted credits in any program(s), even if aid was not received during all periods of enrollment.  The maximum number of credits is 150% of a student’s program(s) required credits.  Once a student reaches the maximum amount of credits attempted as specified by the program(s), the student will be ineligible to receive further Title IV aid. Students in this category may submit appeals in accordance with the Appeals section of this policy.

Examples

Program Credits x 1.5= Maximum Attempted Credits (Note:  attempted credits include all transfer and advanced standing credits)


Biology - 134 credits x 1.5=201 maximum attempted credits
Business Administration -132 credits x 1.5=198 maximum attempted credits
Early and Primary Education - 137 credits x 1.5=205.5 maximum attempted credits

Total credit requirements for your major(s) x 1.5= maximum attempted credits

Please note that the maximum time frame measurement always uses a student’s current major(s) credit requirements. Students who experienced a change in major(s) may appeal the maximum time frame restriction, as outlined in the Appeals section of this policy.

PACE

This measurement ensures that a student is completing their program(s) within the maximum time frame allowed. PACE is calculated by dividing total credits earned by total credits attempted and includes accepted transfer and advanced standing credits in both the numerator and denominator. PACE is measured annually at the conclusion of the spring semester. The PACE percentage differs by academic year as shown in the below table:

 

Academic Year Minimum Percentage
Freshman & Sophomore Undergraduates 65%
Junior & Senior Undergraduates & Graduate Students 70%

Examples are listed below:

Full-Time Undergraduate Student

Term Credits Attempted Credits Earned Cumulative Credits Attempted Cumulative Credits Completed Percentage Completed Meeting Pace
Fall First Year 16 9 16 9 56%  
Spring First Year 16 10 32 19 59%  
First Annual Measurement         59% No
Summer After First Year 6 6 38 25 66% Yes
Fall Second Year 15 9 53 34 64%  
Intersession Second Year 3 3 56 37 66%  
Spring Second Year 16 16 72 53 74%  
Second Annual Measurement         74% Yes

Part-Time Undergraduate Student

Term Credits Attempted Credits Earned Cumulative Credits Attempted Cumulative Credits Completed Percentage Completed Meeting Pace
Fall First Year 6 3 6 3 50%  
Spring First Year 9 3 15 6 40%  
First Annual Measurement         40% No
Summer After First Year 6 6 21 12 57% No
Fall Second Year 6 6 27 18 67% Yes
Intersession Second Year 3 3 30 21 70%  
Spring Second Year 9 6 39 27 69%  
Second Annual Measurement         69% Yes

Qualitative Measure

In addition to the maximum time frame and PACE requirements specified above, all students must maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.00 in order to demonstrate satisfactory academic progress for receipt of federal aid.  The 2.00 cumulative GPA requirements apply to all Federal Student Aid Programs and need-based University of Scranton funds and University of Scranton Work Study Program.  Presidential and Deans’ Scholarship recipients must maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.25, Loyola Scholarship recipients 3.00 and Arrupe Scholarship recipients 2.50.  All endowed funds must maintain the minimum cumulative GPA assigned to the originally awarded institutional award.

Monitoring Satisfactory Academic Progress Requirements

Both PACE and GPA requirements are measured at the end of each spring semester.  In the interim, all students are responsible to monitor their compliance with all satisfactory academic progress requirements for receipt of aid funds.  Students not meeting PACE and/or the minimum grade point average for receipt of federal aid must earn the sufficient number of credits and/or meet the minimum cumulative grade point average requirements before having aid reinstated, or have successfully appealed for an exception to the requirements.

Financial Aid Suspension

In the event a student’s federal and/or University aid is canceled, a formal notice will be sent to the student informing him/her of the action and requirements for reinstatement and procedures for appeal.

Students who have their Presidential Scholarship canceled but have at least a minimum 3.00 cumulative GPA will be awarded a Loyola Scholarship in the amount $12,000; students who have their Deans’ Scholarship canceled but have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00 will be awarded a Loyola Scholarship in the amount of $8,000 for the academic year.

Students who have their Loyola, Arrupe, or endowed award(s) canceled, but have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 and have filed the FAFSA application, will be reviewed for need-based assistance, provided they meet the minimum PACE requirement.

Reinstatement of Aid

Financial aid eligibility may be reinstated when the student has reestablished satisfactory academic standing. It is the student’s responsibility to notify the Financial Aid Office in writing when cumulative GPA requirements have been met and/or PACE deficiencies are corrected.

Once matriculated at The University of Scranton, credits taken at another institution must be approved by the dean of the college in which the student is enrolled. Detailed academic policies about this topic may be found in the Academic Policies and Regulations section of the undergraduate catalog under Transferring Credits from Other Institutions Once Matriculating at The University of Scranton and in the graduate catalog under Transfer of Credits.

Appeals

If, due to extenuating circumstances, students fail to meet academic progress requirements, they may appeal the termination of their financial aid. Satisfactory Academic Progress Appeal Form and Student Instructions are located on the Financial Aid website under forms. Appeals must be made in writing to the Director of Financial Aid and must specify the reason(s) why satisfactory academic progress was not achieved and how the deficiencies can be remediated during any approved probationary period.  Documentation of the reason(s) for appeal – letters from physicians, copy of death certificate for family member, etc. must accompany the written request. The Financial Aid Office will consult with the Dean’s Office of the college in which the student is enrolled to obtain a recommendation on the appeal request. An appeal will be granted in cases where the University determines that a student should be able to meet the satisfactory academic progress standard during the subsequent payment period or develops an academic plan for a student that, if followed, will ensure that she or he is able to meet satisfactory academic progress by a specific point in time. The academic plan may specify requirements on the part of a student and designate a time frame to meet the satisfactory academic progress requirements. All final decisions will be communicated by the Financial Aid Office.

Financial Aid Probation

A student on financial aid probation may receive federal student aid funds for one payment period, which includes summer and special sessions.  The institution may require a student on financial aid probation to fulfill specific terms and conditions such as taking a reduced course load, enrolling in specific courses or availing themselves of specified University or private resources.  At the end of one payment period on financial aid probation, the student must meet the University’s satisfactory academic progress standards for receipt of financial aid or meet the requirements of the academic plan developed by the Dean’s Office and the student to qualify for further federal student aid funds. 

For University of Scranton Grants and Scholarships, students not meeting the required minimum, cumulative grade point average at the end of the spring term will be allowed to retain their aid for one term.  If at the conclusion of the term they are still not meeting the required minimum, cumulative grade point average, yet have exceeded the grade point average required of the grant or scholarship, one final term of University assistance will be allowed.  These provisions do not apply to continued receipt of federal student aid for students whose cumulative grade point average is not the minimum, cumulative grade point average of 2.00, except in cases where a student successfully appealed and was placed on Financial Aid Probation, or is meeting the requirements defined in an individual academic plan approved by their college’s Dean’s Office.

Drops, Withdrawals and Incomplete Grades

Credits dropped during the drop refund period of the term as defined on the published academic calendar are not counted as attempted credits. Incomplete courses are counted as attempted credits for the determination of PACE and maximum time frame.

Stop Outs and Re-admitted Students

When a student has a break in enrollment and is readmitted, satisfactory academic progress will be evaluated taking into consideration any transfer and advanced standing credits earned during the break in enrollment and accepted by the University.

Terms, Parts of Term and Summer

Terms are comprised of all sessions and parts of term within a term.  For measurement of satisfactory academic progress, January Intersession will be combined with spring term.

Advanced Standing Credit

All forms of advanced standing credit such as advanced placement, transfer, validation, challenge, that are accepted by the University are considered as both attempted and earned in the calculation of PACE and maximum time frame.

Audited Courses

Audited Courses are not considered as attempted or earned in the calculation of PACE and maximum time frame.

Repeated Courses

Repeated courses will be counted each time attempted and will be only counted in earned once. However, if a course which had been passed is repeated and the latter grade is an “F,” the course will no longer be counted in earned.

Multiple Majors/Degrees

The maximum time frame will be calculated using all required credits to complete multiple majors and all credits attempted and earned will be used in the calculation of PACE.

Change of Major

The maximum time frame will be calculated using the current major and all credits attempted and earned, including those for prior major(s) will be part of PACE and cumulative grade point average calculations.

Subsequent Degrees

Measurement of maximum time frame and PACE will be calculated based on the requirements of the subsequent degree.   

Consortium Agreement

Credits taken at another institution under an approved Consortium Agreement will be used when determining the student’s number of credits earned. They will not affect a student’s cumulative grade point average.

Financial Aid Refund Policy

In accordance with federal regulations, all students who receive federal financial aid and who completely withdraw from the University during the first 60% of a semester, or who fails to earn a passing grade during an enrollment period, will have their federal financial aid (Pell Grants, Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants, Teach Grants, Perkins Loans, Stafford Loans and PLUS Loans) adjusted based on the percent of the semester completed prior to the withdrawal. That is, students will be entitled to retain the same percent of the federal financial aid received as the percent of the semester completed. This percent is calculated by dividing the number of days in the semester (excluding breaks of five days or longer) into the number of days completed prior to the withdrawal. The date of withdrawal will be the date the student begins the withdrawal process in accordance with the official procedures outlined in the catalog. There will be no adjustment to federal financial aid after 60% of the semester is completed. Also, students who began attendance and have not officially withdrawn and fail to earn a passing grade in at least one course, will be considered to have withdrawn at the midpoint of the semester for financial aid purposes. Students who must totally withdraw from school should consult with the Financial Aid Office on how the refund policy applies to their situation. Students should consult the Comprehensive Guide to Financial Aid Programs at www.scranton.edu/financialaid, click on Publications for specific information on both state and University of Scranton aid adjustment policies due to complete withdrawals during a term.

When a Student Fails to Earn a Passing Grade During an Enrollment Period

For students who began attendance and have not officially withdrawn and fail to earn a passing grade in at least one course offered (ALL “F” GRADES) during an enrollment period will be considered to have withdrawn at the midpoint of semester/module(s) for financial aid purposes. For students who receive all “I” grades, “I’s” indicate postponement of the completion of the courses and are given an extension; students must complete all of the required work before the midpoint of the next regular semester. If students do not earn a passing grade in at least one course offered, they will be considered to have withdrawn at the midpoint of that semester/module(s) for financial aid purposes. For students who receive all “NG” grades, “NG” will indicate temporary grades. Temporary grades are issue when a faculty member fails to meet the deadline for submission for grade reports. Such temporary grades will be changed to permanent grades when issued by the professor. If students do not earn a passing grade in at least one courses offered, they will be considered to have withdrawn at the midpoint of that semester/module(s) for financial aid purposes. Students should consult the Comprehensive Guide to Financial Aid Programs at www.scranton.edu/financialaid, click on Publications for specific information aid adjustments policies due to complete withdraws during a term.

Federal Verification Policy and Procedures

The University of Scranton requires verification of FAFSA data when a student’s record is selected by the federal government. In addition, there may be cases where the University may select a student record to be verified due to inconsistencies on the information reported or to clarify reported data, etc.   For additional information, please review the Comprehensive Guide to Financial Aid Programs at www.scranton.edu/financialaid, click on Publications.

For a more complete description of aid programs and policies, review the Comprehensive Guide to Financial Aid Programs at www.scranton.edu/financialaid, click on Publications.

Scholarships

Merit Scholarships

Each year the University offers merit scholarships based on a student’s high school record of academic achievement. These scholarships include both Presidential (full-tuition) and Dean’s, Loyola and Arrupe (partial-tuition) scholarships. No separate application is necessary.

Scranton Preparatory School Scholarship

This four-year, full-tuition scholarship, initiated in 1947 by the President and Board of Trustees of the University, is given to a graduate of the Scranton Preparatory School. Selection of the recipient is on the basis of academic achievement, qualities of leadership, service to the Preparatory School, and recommendation of the president and the dean of studies of the Preparatory School.

Named Endowed Scholarships

Each year, The University of Scranton offers more than 300 need and merit-based endowed awards that have been established by generous alumni and friends of the University.

The Eugene J. ‘41 and Elizabeth J. Agnone Scholarship: This scholarship, established in 1997 by Elizabeth Agnone, aids students with financial need from the Scranton area who are interested in pursuing careers in medicine.

The Alperin Family Scholarship: Members of the Alperin Family (Irwin E. Alperin, Myer Alperin, Toni Alperin Goldberg, the late Joel M. Alperin and their families) established this scholarship in 1987. It is given to incoming students who have demonstrated excellence in the classroom and have financial need. First preference is given to employees of the Alperin family companies and their families, but all students from Lackawanna County and Northeastern Pennsylvania are considered.

The Alumni Society of The University of Scranton Legacy Scholarship: This scholarship, established through contributions by the Alumni Society, is available to children and grandchildren of University of Scranton alumni.

The Joseph James and Mary Agnes Andrako Scholarships: These scholarships were established in 1988 according to the provisions in the will of the late Joseph J. Andrako. The scholarships benefit students who have financial need and who are enrolled in a pre-medical or allied health sciences program.

The Antognoli Family Scholarship: William J. Antognoli, M.D., ‘57 established this scholarship fund in memory of his parents, Dr. Anthony & Helen S. Antognoli, and to honor his stepmother Lillian Antognoli, his brother and sister-in-law, John ‘67, G’69 & Barbara Antognoli, and his niece, Sara Antognoli ‘03, G’05. The scholarship provides financial assistance based on financial need.

The John L. Astringer Memorial Scholarship: Created through a bequest from John L. Astringer, this scholarship is awarded based on financial need.

The Frank A. ‘41 and Helen S. Baciewicz Scholarship: This scholarship was created in memory of Frank Baciewicz by his family and widow. The student must embody characteristics of generosity, thoughtfulness, humor, and mental and physical tenacity. First consideration is given to students from the Dickson City or Scranton area.

The Michael B. Bagdzinski ‘99 Memorial Scholarship: This scholarship was established by family, classmates and friends of Michael, a member of the Class of 1999 who passed away during his senior year. The scholarship is given to theater students at the University.

The Fr. Robert J. Barone Memorial Scholarship: Established by Linda D’Andrea Barrasse, M.D., ‘77 and Rev. Richard E. Fox ‘88 in 2007, this scholarship provides assistance to rising sophomores majoring in theology/religious studies who have demonstrated a passion for the subject.

The Edward F. Bartley ‘38 Scholarship: Joseph Austin ‘52 and his wife, Mary, established this scholarship in 1996 to honor Edward Bartley, University professor emeritus. The scholarship is awarded to Lackawanna County residents, with preference given to students from the Mid-Valley area.

The Judee M. Bavaria G72 Endowed Scholarship in Nursing: Established in 2015 by University trustee, Judee M. Bavaria G’72, this scholarship is awarded to undergraduate students majoring in nursing.

The Anne M. Bednar Scholarship: This scholarship was established in 2001 by Robert J. Bednar Jr. ‘69 in honor of his mother, Anne. The scholarship benefits adult students who have financial need as determined by the Financial Aid Office.

The Rev. John J. Begley, S.J., Scholarship: This scholarship, established by the Scranton Jesuit Community to honor one of its own, provides financial assistance based on academic excellence and demonstrated need.

The Regina B. Inch Bennett ‘93, G‘96 Scholarship: Established in 2011 by William Jeffrey Welsh, Ph.D., this scholarship is awarded to full-time graduate students. Students must hold full-time employment and may be enrolled in either campus-based or online graduate programs.

The Velio E. Berardis, M.D., 45 Memorial Scholarship: In 1989, Dorothy Berardis established this scholarship to honor the memory of her husband, Velio. The fund provides awards based on merit and need to senior pre-medical students. Preference is given to those who plan to attend Jefferson Medical College.

The Robert M. (Coach Bess) Bessoir ‘55 Scholarship: This scholarship was established in 2008 by Drs. Stephen ‘84 and Colleen ‘83 Joseph with a challenge grant including alumni, friends and family to benefit students graduating from Coach Bessoir’s high school alma mater, W.L. Dickinson High School, Jersey City, NJ, or students studying Exercise Science.

The Michael J. Bevilacqua Scholarship: The Bevilacqua family established this scholarship in 1989 as a memorial to honor the late Michael J. Bevilacqua. The scholarship is available to students from families who have more than one student in college at the same time.

The Monsignor Eugene G. Bilski Scholarship: Established in 2006 by Mrs. Mary Bilski Wardach in memory of her nephew, Msgr. Eugene G. Bilski, this scholarship is based on need and merit and is available to students of Polish heritage who reside in Lackawanna County.

The Chester and Veronica Bochinski Memorial Scholarship: This scholarship was established by James C. Bochinski ‘70 and his sister, Marie A. Ryan, in memory of their parents. Aid is given to students from Northeastern Pennsylvania who pursues a course of study in psychology, nursing or business administration.

The Francis P. Boland, M.D., ‘29 Memorial Scholarship: Family, friends and colleagues established this scholarship shortly after Dr. Boland’s death in 1987. Each year, a grant is given to pre-medical students, based primarily on merit.

The Paul M., Ph.D., ‘47 and Joan A. Borick Scholarship: Dr. Borick and his wife established this scholarship for students from Lackawanna, Susquehanna, Monroe and Northampton counties who intend to pursue a course of study in microbiology.

The William E. Atkisson & William J. Brady Sr. Scholarship: Endowed in 2010 by University Trustee William J. Brady ‘83 and his wife, Nancy Atkisson Brady ‘83, to honor their fathers, this scholarship provides assistance to an incoming freshman with financial need who is a first generation college student and who has demonstrated outstanding leadership qualities.

The Charles F. “Chuck” Brierley Memorial Scholarship: This scholarship is awarded to students with financial need in memory of Charles F. “Chuck” Brierley who passed away suddenly when his daughter, Jennifer ‘06, was just a freshman. The scholarship has been supported through fundraising events organized by the Brierley family.

The Margaret Briggs Foundation Scholarship: In 1995, the Margaret Briggs Foundation established this scholarship for an incoming freshman who demonstrates financial need. Students from Lackawanna County are given first consideration; thereafter, qualified students from one of the surrounding counties are considered.

The Burke Family Scholarship: Income from this scholarship benefits students with demonstrated financial need. Thomas F. Burke, Class of 1909, played a leadership role in establishing the scholarship.

The James J. Burns Memorial Scholarship: Established in 2006 in memory of Jim Burns by his son, David J. Burns, Ph.D., ‘81, family members and friends, this is a need-based scholarship awarded to children and grandchildren of current or retired employees of the ARAMARK Corporation or to children and grandchildren of current or retired employees of any food service provider.

The Alio J. Buselli ‘44 Memorial Scholarship: Mrs. June Buselli established this scholarship in memory of her husband to assist incoming freshmen from Lackawanna County pursuing degrees in science.

The Rev. Henry J. Butler, S.J., Memorial Scholarships: Two scholarships have been created in memory of Fr. Butler who died in 1981 while serving as the executive vice president of the University. The first, for students from Holy Cross High School (formerly Bishop Hannan High School in Scranton), was established in 1984 by James Summers. The second, for students from Scranton High School, was established in 1985 by John A. McCrane, a classmate of Fr. Butler at Georgetown University.

The Frank V. and Josephine P. Caccavo Scholarship: Established by University Trustee James A. Caccavo ‘84 and his wife, Kimberly, to honor James’ parents, this scholarship benefits a Catholic high school graduate from New York City or Northern New Jersey with financial need who is enrolled in the Kania School of Management.

The Private Frank J. Cali Scholarship: Mr. and Mrs. Samuel C. Cali created this scholarship in memory of Mr. Cali’s brother. It is available to students who demonstrate financial need as determined by the Financial Aid Office.

The Elizabeth G. “Betty” Caputo Memorial Scholarship: Established by retired adjunct faculty member, Joseph Caputo ‘56, G’61, in 2007 to honor the memory of his beloved wife Betty, this scholarship is awarded to a history or political science major residing in Lackawanna County.  Betty was a caring and loving wife, dedicated mother, and loyal member of the University family, having served as the faculty secretary in the University’s history and political science department for sixteen years and also as secretary and treasurer of the Purple Club.

The Terrence S. ‘28 and Jean McGuire Carden Memorial Scholarship: Terrence S. Carden Jr., M.D., ‘60 created this scholarship in 2007 in honor of his parents. Awards are made to children or grandchildren of current or retired postal workers, schoolteachers or journalists engaged in the gathering and reporting of news to the public, regardless of the medium.

The Carey Family Scholarship: Charles ‘75 & Kathleen Carey established this scholarship in 2014 to recognize the extraordinary efforts of Catharine Daley Carey to fund the educational opportunities for her two sons, Harry, class of 1967 and Charles, class of 1975.  This scholarship is awarded to students of single parent households.

The Bridget Carney Scholarship: This scholarship was established in 1972 by a bequest of James I. Kearney, M.D. Income from the scholarship, which is named to honor the memory of Dr. Kearney’s mother, is awarded to students whose parents were or are parishioners of St. Ignatius Parish, Kingston, Pennsylvania.

The John J. Casazza, Jr., Ph.D. ‘52 Memorial Scholarship: This scholarship, established by a bequest from the estate of John J. Casazza, benefits undergraduate students majoring in chemistry.

The Timothy J. Casey ‘03 Memorial Scholarship/Class of 2003 Scholarship: This scholarship was established by the family and friends of Timothy J. Casey ‘03 who passed away unexpectedly in his senior year. It benefits students with financial need during their senior year who are majoring in history and involved in student activities.

The Michelle A. Castonguay Memorial Scholarship: Endowed in 2012 by Dennis and Suzanne Castonguay in memory of their daughter, Michelle, who passed away during her junior year, this scholarship is need-based. First preference is given to students enrolled in the College of Arts & Sciences with a psychology major.

The Chorba-Mezick Family Scholarship: This scholarship was established by James A., Ph.D., ‘61 and Mary P. Mezick to honor Dr. Mezick’s parents, Andrew and Margaret, and his uncles and their spouses, Michael and Mildred Chorba, and Stephen and Anna Chorba. Aid is provided to an incoming freshman with financial need from the Mid-Valley area.

The David E. Christiansen Scholarship:  Endowed in 2009 by the University to honor Dave Christiansen, Vice President Emeritus of Finance / Treasurer, for his years of service, this scholarship is awarded based on financial need. 

The Cinram Manufacturing Scholarship: This scholarship was established in 1999 to benefit sons and daughters of Cinram Manufacturing employees who have at least three years of service at Cinram.

The Class of 1952 50th Reunion Scholarship: In recognition of its Golden Anniversary Reunion, the Class of 1952 established this scholarship, which is awarded based on financial need and academic merit.

The Class of 1959 Scholarship: Established in 2011 by members of The University of Scranton, Class of 1959, this scholarship provides funds for undergraduate students with financial need.

The Class of 1961 Scholarship: In commemoration of their 50th reunion, held in June 2001, the class of 1961 established this need-based scholarship.

The Class of 1964 50 Year Fund: In recognition of its Golden Anniversary Reunion, the Class of 1964 established this scholarship to be awarded based on financial need and academic merit.

The Class of 1969 Memorial Scholarship: Established in 2011 by David C. Blake, Ph.D., J.D. ‘69, this scholarship benefits students majoring in Political Science.  Second preference will be given to students majoring in Philosophy.

The James J. Clauss ‘47 Scholarship: Established in 1973 by a local businessman and alumnus from the Class of 1947, this scholarship provides aid to students who require financial assistance but do not qualify for most aid programs based on financial need. First consideration is given to Northeastern Pennsylvania students.

The Jon A. Clauss Scholarship: This endowed scholarship was established in 1980 to honor the memory of Jon A. Clauss, son of Thomas F., M.D., ‘47 and Joan Clauss of Justus. Awards are made based on financial need.

The Patricia A. Byrnes Clifford ‘86 Scholarship:  Established in 2009 by Patricia A. Byrnes Clifford ‘86, this scholarship is awarded to undergraduate students based on financial need in The Kania School of Management. First preference is given to female students from Red Bank Catholic High School, Red Bank, New Jersey. Second consideration is given to any student from Red Bank Catholic High School or Christian Brothers Academy, Lincroft, New Jersey.  Students from Monmouth County, New Jersey may also be considered.

The Catherine “Cate” Manley Coffey ‘86 Fellowship Fund:  Established in memory of a beloved 1986 alumna upon her untimely death in a tragic automobile accident in June 2002, this fund is awarded to students entering their senior year in the Kania School of Management who have demonstrated exemplary academic achievement.  Cate was the first female president-elect of the University’s National Alumni Society and would have served her term in 2002-2003.

The Justin Charles Collins Memorial Scholarship: Established in 2005 by family and friends of Justin Charles Collins, this is a need-based scholarship as defined by the Office of Financial Aid. It is awarded to a sophomore, junior or senior student from Pennsylvania, New Jersey or Maryland majoring in computer science.

The Condron Ambition and Achievement Scholarship: Established in 2000 by Christopher M. “Kip” Condron ‘70, H’03 and his wife, Peggy H’16, who both served as University Trustees and Pride, Passion, Promise Campaign co-chairs, this scholarship benefits incoming freshmen from Lackawanna County in the Kania School of Management who demonstrate exemplary ambition and self-achievement, particularly in non-academic areas.

The Connaught Laboratories Endowment: This scholarship is available to any student with financial need as determined by the Financial Aid Office.

The James A. ‘43 and Joan Connolly Scholarship: Mr. Connolly ‘43 and his wife established this scholarship which provides financial assistance based on academic excellence and demonstrated need.

The Connolly-Blewitt Family Scholarship: Established by William G. Connolly, Jr. ‘59 in memory of his parents and aunt, William G. and Loretto D. Connolly and Elizabeth M. Blewitt, this scholarship is awarded on the basis of academic excellence and financial need, with preference given to the children of current or retired postal employees and school teachers.

The Louis and Ernestine DeSarro Cortese Memorial Scholarship: Vincent E. Cortese ‘37 established this scholarship in 1998 in memory of his parents. Recipients must be enrolled in the College of Arts and Sciences.

The John N. ‘48 and Ann P. G’74 Costello Memorial Scholarship: Established by Attorney Margaret Costello in honor of her parents, this scholarship is awarded to a student majoring in either elementary education or business. Both need and merit are considered.

The Michael S. Costello ‘96 Memorial Scholarship: This scholarship is dedicated in memory of Michael Costello ‘96, who lost his life in the September 11, 2001 attack on the World Trade Center. The scholarship is available to certain surviving family members of 9/11 victims and children of the classes of 1993 through 1997. Students from Long Island will also be considered for the scholarship.

The Cottone Scholarship: A bequest from Benjamin J. Cottone, M.D., ‘27 established this scholarship for pre-medical students.

The Grace H. Courtney Scholarship: Raymond S. Courtney established this scholarship with a bequest in memory of his wife. It provides financial assistance to students majoring in foreign languages.

The Cruciani Family Scholarship: Dominick A. Cruciani Jr., M.D., ‘54, his wife, Florence, and their family established this scholarship for students from Mid-Valley and Valley View high schools who intend to pursue courses of study in health fields.

The Marie E. Gilligan Cummings Gv77 Memorial and Thomas P. Cummings, Sr. ‘52 Scholarship: This need-based scholarship was endowed in 2008 in memory of Marie E. Gilligan Cummings and is awarded to a Dunmore Senior High School graduate who is pursuing a degree in education or accounting.

The Timothy T. Cummings ‘81 Memorial Scholarship:  Created by family and friends to honor the memory of Tim Cummings ‘81, this scholarship is awarded to students from Dunmore High School, Holy Cross High School and its successors, North Pocono High School or Scranton Preparatory School, based on financial need. 

The William J. Cusick Purple Club Scholarship in Memory of Frank J. O’Hara ‘25: William Cusick ‘52 established this scholarship, which is based on demonstrated financial need, for students who reside in New Jersey or Eastern Pennsylvania.

The Salvatore Cusumano Family Scholarship: This scholarship, established through a bequest from Mr. Cusumano, is awarded to students who are enrolled in the pre-medical program and who have demonstrated financial need.

The Frank and Agatha Davis Memorial Scholarship: Thomas J. Davis, CPA, ‘69 and his wife, Patricia, established this scholarship in 2007 in honor of Mr. Davis’ parents. Awards are made to students with financial need.

The Harold J. Davis, M.D., ‘74 Scholarship: This scholarship, established in 1994, is presented to a female undergraduate from Northeastern Pennsylvania pursuing a degree in the health sciences. The recipient must be involved in extra-curricular activities. Both financial need and scholastic merit are considered.

The Shirley A. DiAndriola Scholarship: Established in 1998 through a bequest in the will of Shirley A. DiAndriola, this scholarship is intended for graduates of Old Forge High School.

The Michael D. DeMichele, Ph.D. ‘63 Scholarship: Established in 2016 by University history and political science professor Dr. DeMichele along with contributions from his family, friends and former students, this scholarship pays tribute to his 50 years of service to the institution. Awards are made annually to rising senior students majoring in history, political science or international studies. The student must demonstrate academic achievement, service to the University and financial need.

The Dohmann Scholarship Fund:  The Dohmann Scholarship Fund was established through the will of Mildred Mulderig Adonizio, in memory of her sister Mary and John ‘49 Dohmann. The scholarship is awarded to a deserving high school graduate or graduates residing in the geographic area of Northeastern Pennsylvania.

The Eugene J. Donahue ‘68 Scholarship: This scholarship was established in 1997 in memory of John and Ann Donahue by Eugene Donahue, a resident of Clarks Summit and a 1968 graduate of The University of Scranton. The scholarship is for students who show a demonstrated need. Recipients must be undergraduates, non-traditional students, and first consideration is given to students residing in Lackawanna County.

The Robert J. Donovan, M.D., ‘43 Memorial Scholarship: A bequest from Dr. Donovan endowed this scholarship which is awarded based on financial need.

The Judith A. Doyle Scholarship: This scholarship was created by Joseph T. Doyle ‘69 in honor of his wife and in appreciation of his Jesuit education at The University of Scranton. The scholarship provides financial assistance to students with financial need.

The Adam and Anna Dranginis Scholarship: This scholarship was established in 2000 by Edward Dranginis to honor his parents’ memory. Adam Dranginis was a coal miner who worked in the Scranton area from 1904 to 1925. The Dranginis Scholarship is awarded to students of Lithuanian-related origin, ancestry or birth.

The Denise Dubbels ‘94 Memorial Scholarship: This scholarship was created by students and faculty members in memory of Denise, an Honors Program student and member of the special Jesuit Liberal Arts Program, who died in an automobile accident while studying in Russia. Her degree was conferred posthumously in 1994. The scholarship aids students who plan to study in developing countries.

The Attorney John J., Sr. ‘51 and Joanne M. Dunn Scholarship:  Endowed in 1998 for students enrolled in the University’s Kania School of Management, recipients of this scholarship are residents of Lackawanna County.

The Dunstone Drucker Scholarship: This scholarship was created by Anne Drucker P’14, ‘16, in memory of her parents, William ‘52 & Shirley Dunstone G’57 and husband, Steven, The fund benefits students majoring in science or business.

The F. Keane Eagen 54 Memorial Scholarship: This scholarship was created by Mark Eagen in tribute to his father, Frank, who was a member of the Class of 1954. It is awarded to students with demonstrated financial need.

The Robert I. Edelsohn Scholarship: In 1964, a bequest was given from the estate of Robert I. Edelsohn, a Polish immigrant who became a Scranton businessman and realtor. The endowment provides scholarships for students with financial need.

The Educational Freedom Scholarship: In 1990, Joseph E. McCaffrey ‘38 established this scholarship to aid students who graduate from Lackawanna County parochial schools. Mr. McCaffrey, a member of the New Jersey Chapter of Citizens for Educational Freedom, passed away in 2000.

The ETR and Associates, Inc. Scholarship: This scholarship was created by Robert E. Lee, president of ETR and Associates, in appreciation of the fine Jesuit education his daughter, Kathleen ‘93, received at The University of Scranton. It is awarded based on financial need.

The Peter J. Farrell and Maida Lippert Farrell Scholarship: Awards from this scholarship, established in 1988 by Professor Matthew C. Farrell, Ph.D.’48 are made to students of Native American ancestry.

The Neal J. Fasula ‘69 Memorial Scholarship: Established in 2004 by Mrs. Joyce Fasula in loving memory of her husband, Neal, this scholarship is awarded to employees of Gerrity’s Supermarkets or their dependent children.

The John Francis Finetti Memorial Scholarship: This scholarship was established by the family of a young man from the Hill neighborhood near the University’s campus. It is awarded to students who demonstrate ability in history, music, forensics or theatre, with preference given to students from Lackawanna County.

The Finn Family Scholarship: This scholarship was established by William H. Finn ‘67 and his wife, Michele, in honor of Bill’s parents, Martha and Herbert Finn, and the entire Finn family. The proceeds are used to assist students of color who demonstrate financial need, show academic strength and reside in an urban city within Connecticut or New York.

The Laureen Finn Memorial Scholarship: When Laureen Finn died in her sophomore year at The University of Scranton, family, friends and fellow members of the Class of 1990 established this scholarship in her memory. Proceeds assist a freshman education or English major with preference given to residents of Englishtown, New Jersey.

The William H. Finn ‘67 Memorial Scholarship: This scholarship was established in 2004 in fond memory of William H. Finn ‘67, former senior managing director of Bear, Stearns & Company, Inc., located in New York City. Awards are made to qualified students, based on a combination of need and merit as determined by the University’s Financial Aid Office.

The Timothy J. Finnerty ‘90 Memorial Scholarship: Tim’s wife, Theresa, created this scholarship in his memory. Tim was a victim of the World Trade Center attack on September 11, 2001. First preference for this merit-based scholarship is given to students from New Jersey who are enrolled in the Kania School of Management and have financial need.

The Martha Fitch Scholarship: In 1955, a bequest was made to the University by Miss Martha Fitch, a retired nurse and former superintendent of Thompson Hospital, Scranton. Income is used to provide scholarships for students with financial need.

The Rev. John J. Fitzpatrick, S.J. Scholarship: This scholarship honors Rev. John J. Fitzpatrick, S.J., who, prior to his death in 1987, served The University of Scranton for 22 years in various roles including dean of men, Jesuit minister, student counselor and University chaplain. The scholarship helps students of academic excellence who have demonstrated financial need. Preference is given to undergraduate students from Northeastern Pennsylvania.  The scholarship was established through the generosity of Midori Yamanouchi, Ph.D., Professor Emerita of Sociology/Criminal Justice.

The Fitzsimmons Family Scholarship: Edward, Esq. ‘54 and Kathryn Fitzsimmons of Gladwyne, established this scholarship in 1996 to assist freshmen from Northeastern Pennsylvania with demonstrated need.

The Fleet Scholarship: Sons and daughters of Fleet employees are eligible for this scholarship. The University’s Financial Aid Office selects students on the basis of financial need.

The James H. Foy, M.D., ‘27 Memorial Scholarship: Established in 1987 by Joseph J. Rupp, M.D., ‘37 and his wife, to honor Dr. Foy, whose encouragement and support helped Dr. Rupp in his education, the scholarship is given to pre-medical students who also demonstrate proficiency in the humanities.

The Joseph P. Franceski, Sr. ‘42 Memorial Scholarship:  Created in 2008 by Joe Franceski’s children, this need-based scholarship benefits students from Forest City Regional High School or from Susquehanna County.

The James M. Franey Scholarship: This scholarship, established by a bequest from the estate of James M. Franey, benefits students from Northeastern Pennsylvania.

The Sara G. Friel Memorial Scholarship: Before her death in 1982, Sara G. Friel, aunt of then University president, Rev. William J. Byron, S.J., directed that part of her estate be used to assist students with financial need each year.

The Joseph P. Gallagher ‘61 Memorial Scholarship: The Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce created this scholarship in 1995 to honor the memory of Mr. Gallagher, who was employed by the Chamber for 15 years. The scholarship is given annually to sons and daughters of an employee of any current member of the Chamber. Preference is given to senior students.

The Katherine E. and James A. Geiger Scholarship: Matthew Geiger ‘81 endowed this scholarship to honor his parents and to provide assistance to students from a family of four or more children.

The Morris ‘26 and Mae H’00 Gelb Scholarship: Established in 1989 through gifts from the Gelbs and members of their family and friends, this scholarship benefits students of all faiths and is awarded based on financial need.

The John J. Gentile Memorial Scholarship: Gentile family members and friends established this scholarship in 2008 in memory of John J. Gentile, a businessman and entrepreneur in Northeastern Pennsylvania. The scholarship is based on merit and need and is available to a business student from Northeastern Pennsylvania.

The John J. Geron ‘66 Scholarship: This scholarship was created by John Geron and is awarded based on financial need.

The William Gerrity Scholarship: Established by the William Gerrity Scholarship Committee to honor Bill Gerrity, mentor, educator and community volunteer, this scholarship is awarded to juniors or seniors enrolled in the Panuska College of Professional Studies who are pursuing a degree in education.

The Brendan J. Giblin ‘06 Memorial Scholarship: This scholarship was established through the fundraising efforts of the family and friends of Brendan Giblin ‘06, a student who lost his life in an accident during his senior year at the University. The fund benefits students from Philadelphia or its suburbs in Pennsylvania and southern New Jersey.

The Rev. Joseph G. Gilbride, S.T.D., Memorial Scholarship: This scholarship benefits residents of Peckville (Blakely Borough), Carbondale, Throop, Nanticoke, and the Parsons section of Wilkes-Barre and Plymouth. It was established by Fr. Gilbride to provide assistance to students with financial need.

The Dr. A. John and Mrs. S. Maria Giunta Scholarship: Dr. Giunta, Professor Emeritus, Economics-Finance, endowed this scholarship in honor of his loyalty to The University of Scranton and in appreciation for the fine education his own children (Carmen ‘82, Jo Ann ‘84, Lucia ‘91 and Mary-Louise ‘92) received here. The scholarship is given to students pursuing a degree in economics.

The Edward J. ‘38 and Isobel Grady Scholarship: A bequest in the will of Edward J. Grady established this scholarship. Recipients must meet the University’s financial aid eligibility criteria.

The Peter S. Graybar ‘93 Memorial Scholarship: Created to honor Peter S. Graybar, a beloved friend and active member of The University of Scranton’s Class of 1993, this scholarship provides assistance to a junior who has demonstrated active involvement in extracurricular activities.

The Edward T. Groncki ‘46 Scholarship: Established by his brothers, Thomas and Stanley Groncki, to honor Ed’s memory, this scholarship is awarded to students who live in Lackawanna County.

The Irving and Edythe Grossman Scholarship: This scholarship was created through the generosity of Irving and Edythe Grossman. Eligible students must demonstrate academic achievement and participate in community service.

The Robert J. Gummer ‘58 Memorial Scholarship: In loving memory of their father, the children of Robert J. Gummer established this academic and need-based scholarship in 2000 for an accounting major from Scranton. Robert Gummer was a loyal alumnus from the Class of 1958 and a good friend to his alma mater.

The Judge Frederick W. Gunster Scholarship: The estate of Joseph F. Gunster ‘17 provided funds for this merit scholarship to honor the memory of Joseph’s father.

The Margaret Gunster Scholarship: Joseph F. Gunster ‘17 remembered his mother this scholarship endowed to assist students from low-income families.

The Ruth Gunster Memorial Scholarship: In 1971, Joseph F. Gunster ‘17 established this endowment in loving memory of his wife. The scholarship, which was increased by a bequest in 1980, is awarded to students from Northeastern Pennsylvania.

The John and Lucille Jerrett Guzey Scholarship: Endowed in 1978, this scholarship assists members of the Scranton Boys and Girls Club as well as students with financial need.

The A. J. Guzzi General Contractors, Inc. Scholarship: Angelo J. Guzzi created this scholarship to assist students from Abington Heights, Valley View, Mid-Valley or Lakeland High Schools. The recipient is an incoming freshman who demonstrates financial need.

The Rev. Dexter Hanley, S.J., Scholarship: This scholarship, named for the late Dexter Hanley, S.J., former president of The University of Scranton, assists undergraduate, non-traditional students.

The Hanlon Family Scholarship:  Established in 2010 by Joseph P. Hanlon ‘90, this scholarship provides need-based awards for students from New York City (Bronx) or Cranford, NJ enrolled in the Kania School of Management.

The Sarkis R. Hazzouri Jr. Memorial Scholarship: This scholarship was established in 1997 to assist incoming freshmen from Lackawanna County. First preference is given to graduates of West Scranton High School enrolled in the Kania School of Management.

The William Randolph Hearst Foundation Scholarship: Graduates of The University of Scranton’s pre-college program, the University of Success, are eligible to receive this scholarship.

The Rev. William B. Hill, S.J., Scholarship: This scholarship was established by the late Gerardine C. Hill to honor her brother, Rev. William B. Hill, S.J. Between 1969 and 2002, Fr. Hill served in several administrative positions at The University of Scranton, including Special Assistant to the President.

The Hill Neighborhood Association/Peter Cheung Scholarship: This scholarship, named in honor of Peter Cheung, who died in an accident while an undergraduate, is awarded to a junior or a senior who has demonstrated service to the neighborhood and the University community. Preference is given to residents of the city’s Hill Section.

The Hoeschele-GE Scholarship: This scholarship was established by General Electric in honor of David B. Hoeschele ‘50. Mr. Hoeschele was chosen by General Electric for a prestigious award for his leadership in the field of electronic circuit design. He requested that funds be used to establish a scholarship for United States citizens or permanent residents from Northeastern Pennsylvania who are enrolled as full-time undergraduates in either the physics or electrical engineering program. This scholarship is based on need and academic merit.

The Elizabeth Ann Burke Holmes Memorial Scholarship:  Established in 2011 by George R. Holmes, Ph.D.,’61 to honor his mother, this need-based scholarship is awarded to students majoring in education who live in Archbald, Pennsylvania. 

The Frank J. Holmes ‘36 Memorial Scholarship: Established in 2005 by the Holmes family, this scholarship is awarded to students with financial need who are pursuing degrees in criminal justice. Mr. Holmes graduated from The University of Scranton in 1936 and went on to a successful career as a special agent and instructor in the Training Division of the FBI.

The George Ronald Holmes, Ph.D., ‘61 Scholarship: Dr. Holmes, an alumnus of the Class of 1961, and his wife, Elaine, endowed this scholarship to provide aid to junior and senior psychology majors.

The Robert V. Horger ‘37 Scholarship: This scholarship, established by Robert V. Horger ‘37, a prominent Scranton banker, is given to students from the incoming freshman class who demonstrate financial need.

The Frank and Jean Hubbard Scholarship: This scholarship, established through a generous gift from local business owners Frank and Jean Hubbard, is awarded to graduates of North Pocono High School in the top 25% of their class who have demonstrated financial need.

The ITT Scholarship: The International Telephone and Telegraph Corporation established this scholarship to encourage students to pursue academic excellence. The Financial Aid Office annually selects an incoming freshman recipient and the award is renewable based on academic achievement.

The Edward D. Jacobe Sr. ‘77 and Edward D. Jacobe Jr. Scholarship: This scholarship was established in 2005 by Mrs. Ruth Jacobe in memory of her husband and son and is awarded to students in need of financial aid who might not otherwise be able to attend the University.

The Anastasia Jaditz Memorial Scholarship: This scholarship was established in 2006 by the family and friends of Anastasia “Stacie” Jaditz, a student who lost her life in an accident during her freshman year. It honors Stacie’s memory as a generous and warm young woman.

The Albert R. ‘43 and Dolores T. Jasuta Memorial Scholarship: In loving memory of her parents, Stephanie Jasuta Fischer established this scholarship in 2005.  Both Mr. and Mrs. Jasuta were passionate supporters of the University, its good works and its alumni programs. This scholarship is awarded to qualified students as determined by the University’s Financial Aid Office.

The Jesuit Community Scholarship: Substantial annual gifts from The University of Scranton Jesuit Community have made possible an endowment to provide unrestricted scholarship aid. Scholarships are awarded based on financial need and academic achievement.

The Jethro Scholarship: Established by a University faculty member, Dr. Everett R. Brown, this scholarship is awarded to a freshman management, marketing or economics/finance major who demonstrates that he or she has earned a significant amount of total college expenses. It is not dependent upon financial status of parents or guardians nor high school grades, and is available for four years, as long as the recipient maintains a grade point average of 3.00 or better.

The B. Carl Jones Memorial Scholarship: This scholarship was established in 1988 by family, friends and colleagues of the late B. Carl Jones, a University trustee and benefactor. The endowment provides financial assistance, based on need, to students from Lackawanna County who are enrolled in the Kania School of Management.

The Neil Kabatchnick, Esq. ‘50 Memorial Scholarship: Established in 2012 through an estate gift from Frances B. Kabatchnick in honor of her husband, this need-based scholarship is awarded to students majoring in history, political science or any other curriculum with an emphasis on U.S. History.

The Anne Maroni Kadow Memorial Scholarship: Endowed in 2011 by University Trustee Joseph J. Kadow, Esq.,’78 in memory of his mother, this need-based scholarship is awarded to students from West Scranton High School.

The Stanley Karam Scholarship: Fred C. Karam ‘68 established this scholarship in 2000 to honor his father. Lackawanna County residents are eligible for the scholarship, with first preference to graduates of West Scranton High School who enroll in the Kania School of Management.

The Francis J. Kearney Scholarship: A 1977 gift from a retired pharmacist, followed by a bequest in 1979, made possible this scholarship to assist students with financial need.

The George and Barbara Keib Scholarship:  The scholarship is for students in need of financial aid who are attending or have been admitted to The University of Scranton.

The William H. Kelly Jr. ‘93 Scholarship: In 2002, the Kelly family established this scholarship in tribute to their son and brother, Bill, a victim of the World Trade Center attack on September 11, 2001. Junior and senior students who qualify for this need-based award must have qualities that emulate Bill Kelly, including generosity of spirit, exceptional kindness and a love of the outdoors.

The Adam King Memorial Scholarship: Established in memory of Adam King, a young boy from Scranton, PA who passed away after his short battle with Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia, this scholarship assists students from Lackawanna County who wish to pursue a career in Pre-Med or Nursing, with preference to those who wish to concentrate in the area of pediatrics.

The Irene T. Kocak G’54 Memorial Scholarship: This scholarship, established by a bequest from the estate of Irene T. Kocak, benefits students from Binghamton, New York.

The Rev. Stephen A. Kollar Memorial Scholarship: This scholarship was established in 1977 through a bequest from the late pastor of Holy Family Church in Scranton and is awarded to students who bear a kinship to Rev. Stephen A. Kollar.

The William A. Koons, Joseph A. Koons and John Koons Scholarship Fund:  Established by Dr. Martin R. and Eve Lebowitz in memory of Eve’s three brothers, this full tuition, need-based scholarship is awarded to residents of the Shenandoah area who are of Lithuanian descent, and are enrolled in any major in The College of Arts and Sciences except computer science.

The Mary R. Walsh Krahe Scholarship: Established in 1987 by Mary R. Walsh Krahe in memory of her brothers, Nicholas E. Walsh and William E. Walsh, and the Walsh family of Old Forge, this scholarship provides support to students from Lackawanna County with preference given to students who attended Old Forge High School.

The Kuehner Family Scholarship: This scholarship was established by Carl J. Kuehner 62 and his wife, JoAnne H’01, of Naples, Florida, in 1985. Carl later joined the Board of Trustees and served as Chairman.  The endowment provides assistance to students from single-parent families in Lackawanna County with financial need.

The Lackawanna Medical Group Scholarship: This scholarship provides assistance to students from Lackawanna County who have financial need and intend to pursue careers in health-related professions. First preference is given to children of persons affiliated with Lackawanna Medical Group.

The Lanahan Scholarship: Established in 1996 by members of the Lanahan and Gecawich families, including John ‘84 and Kevin ‘84, this scholarship assists female, first-year students with demonstrated need. Preference is given to students pursuing degrees in elementary education.

The Joseph F. and Robert G. Lavis ‘35 Scholarship: In 1990, a gift was made to the University through the estate of Robert G. Lavis ‘35, a Scranton businessman. Income from this gift provides a full four-year scholarship to an incoming freshman. This scholarship also helps junior and senior students who have a reduction in their ability to meet educational expenses.

The Anthony A. Lawrence, Esq., ‘39 Memorial Scholarship: Elizabeth Lawrence established this scholarship in 2002 to honor her husband, Anthony ‘39, who enjoyed a long and distinguished career that earned him recognition in the first edition of Who’s Who in American Law. It is awarded based on financial need.

The Edward P. Leahy Scholarship: Established in 1989 by Edward R. Leahy, Esq., ‘68 in honor of his late uncle, this scholarship provides aid to students with financial need.

The Lenns Family Scholarship: Established by Charles A. Lenns, Esq. ‘75 in 2013, this scholarship is awarded to undergraduate students from Riverside High School.

The LF Brands, Inc. Scholarship: This scholarship provides financial assistance to children of current and past employees of LF Brands (formerly Leslie Fay). It is based on academic achievement and financial need, and first consideration is given to students who are enrolled in the University’s Kania School of Management.

The Walter and Betty Lisman Scholarship: Established in 2008 by University Trustee Carl Lisman and his wife, Tina, to honor Carl’s parents, this scholarship provides awards to students from Wilkes-Barre or Luzerne County who are in the pre-medical program.

The James John Lonsdorf Memorial Scholarship: Established by Joan Lonsdorf in 2006, this scholarship supports educational diversity at the University, providing awards to students with African-American heritage.

The William V. Loughran and Albert E. Peters Scholarship: Established in 1985 through a gift from Albert E. Peters and Elizabeth Loughran Peters, this scholarship assists seniors who intend to pursue graduate studies in the fields of science and medicine. The scholarship is based on merit and need.

The Bruce Lowenberg and John McLean Kelly Memorial Scholarship: Established in 1988 by Mrs. Frances McLean Lowenberg, this is a merit-based scholarship.

The Lynch Family Scholarship: Created by John J. Lynch III ‘83 in 2008, this scholarship supports educational diversity at the University. It is awarded to students of African-American heritage.

The Joseph F. Lynch Jr. Memorial Scholarship:  Established by Lawrence R. Lynch ‘81 and his wife, Keli, in honor of Larry’s father, Joseph, this scholarship provides need-based aid.

The Frank J. and Mae C. MacEntee Memorial Scholarship: Established by the MacEntee family in memory of their beloved parents, this scholarship assists students with financial need.

The Harry and Helen Mack Scholarship: This scholarship was established by Mrs. Helen Mack in memory of her husband, Harry. It is awarded to a student enrolled in the Kania School of Management, based on financial need.

The Beth Anne ‘91, Brian S. ‘95. and Paul J. Mackie Memorial Scholarship: This scholarship was created by James and Anne Mackie in memory of their children, Beth Anne, Brian and Paul. It is a need- and merit-based award for an eligible student who is a psychology, criminal justice or environmental studies major.

The Malcolm C. MacKinnon Memorial Scholarship: Dolores MacKinnon established this endowment in 2007 in memory of her husband, Malcolm, former president and chairman of the board of United Gilsonite Laboratories. The scholarship is awarded to students enrolled in either the pre-medical or nursing program who display exceptional kindness and generosity of spirit.

The Peter F. and Marie Rose Flood Mackrell Scholarship: Established by James J. Mackrell, M.D., ‘60 in memory of his parents, this need-based scholarship is awarded to students from Lackawanna County who intend to pursue courses of study in pre-medicine.

The Edward J. Sr. ‘60, H’97 and Alice Manley Scholarship: Ed, a local businessman, alumnus and former chair of the University’s Board of Trustees, and his wife, Alice, established this scholarship for students who live in Lackawanna County.

The Ann M. Manno Scholarship: This scholarship provides aid for full-time undergraduate students residing in Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania who demonstrate financial need and work part-time to help defray educational costs.  Preference is given to Accounting majors or to students who major in Special Education.

The Mariotti Family Scholarship: This need-based academic scholarship was established by John Mariotti, D.M.D., ‘75 and Margaret Quinn Mariotti, Au.D., a University trustee, to benefit incoming freshmen from St. Augustine College Preparatory School in Richland, New Jersey.  Students from Lackawanna County are also considered.

The Sally and Richard Marquardt Scholarship: This scholarship was established in 1997 by Mr. and Mrs. Marquardt, residents of Waverly. It is given each year to qualified local students.

The John P. Martin, Ed.D., ‘57 Scholarship: Established in 2002, this scholarship is awarded to undergraduate students majoring in philosophy or theology who are considering the Jesuit religious life.

The Armond and Thomassina Mascelli Scholarship: This need-based scholarship was endowed in 2012 by John C. Mascelli, Esq. ‘71 and his wife, Catherine, to honor John’s parents.

The Martin L. Mattei ‘42 Memorial Scholarship: When Martin L. Mattei ‘42, the first superintendent of schools in the Pittston Area School District, passed away in 1999, his family established this scholarship for Pittston Area High School graduates who demonstrate high academic achievement and financial need.

The Florence Zygmunt McAndrews and Emma Kacer Scholarship: This scholarship was established anonymously in 2001 in honor of two nurses who touched the lives of those in their care with their compassion. The scholarship is for nursing students from Northeastern Pennsylvania, with first consideration to residents of Lackawanna County, and is based on financial need and a demonstrated commitment to serving others.

The Congressman and Mrs. McDade Program for Public Service Scholarship: This scholarship, established in 1990, supports students majoring in political science who are doing 3-credit (120-hour) internships in Scranton-area government offices with the intention of pursuing careers in public service. The student must be a sophomore or junior who intends to do the internship in their junior or senior year for any academic session.

The Joseph M. McDade H69 Scholarship: Contributions from two special tributes in 1998 to retiring U.S. Congressman McDade were used to establish this scholarship to provide need-based financial aid for students from Northeastern Pennsylvania.  Mr. McDade is also a University of Scranton Trustee Emeritus.

The Robert L. McDevitt, K.S.G. Scholarship: This scholarship, established in 1977, provides assistance to undergraduate, non-traditional students. The scholarship was established by Robert L. McDevitt, K.S.G., a Georgetown University classmate and longtime friend of the late Rev. Dexter L. Hanley, S.J., who served as president of the University from 1970 to 1975.

The Patrick J. McGeehan ‘50 Memorial Scholarship: Mrs. Betty Ann McGeehan established this scholarship in 2000 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of her husband’s graduation from the University. The scholarship is awarded to residents of Luzerne County.

The Monsignor Andrew J. McGowan H82 Scholarship: The F.M. Kirby Foundation, Inc. established this scholarship to honor Msgr. McGowan, a University Trustee Emeritus and honorary degree recipient. It is used to assist students who reside in Lackawanna or Luzerne County.

The Joseph J. McGrail, C.P.A., 46 Scholarship: Joseph J. McGrail 46 established this need-based scholarship for third- and fourth-year students attending the University. Residents from Lackawanna County are given first preference for this academic scholarship awarded to students enrolled in the Kania School of Management.

The Rev. Bernard R. McIlhenny, S.J., Scholarship: Joseph A. Quinn, Jr., Esq., ‘63 established this need-based scholarship to honor Admissions Dean Emeritus Fr. McIlhenny, and also to honor his parents, Mary and Joseph A. Quinn Sr. First consideration is given to residents of Luzerne County, followed by residents of Lackawanna County.

The John J. and Kathleen McLaine Scholarship: John J. McLaine ‘71 established this scholarship in 1997 to honor his parents. Preference is given to students from Lackawanna County who are enrolled in the Kania School of Management.

The John P. McLean 40 Scholarship: This scholarship was established in 1985 by former Trustee Thomas E. Sheridan ‘60 and many other alumni, students, family and friends to honor John P. McLean, Professor Emeritus of Accounting, who was a University faculty member for over 50 years. It is awarded to accounting students.

The Mecca Family Scholarship in Memory of Reverend Leo J. O’Malley: This scholarship was established by William A. Mecca Jr. ‘55 in 2007 in memory of Reverend Leo J. O’Malley, his mentor and advisor. The awardee is a student who has economic need, serves the Roman Catholic Church, demonstrates life achievements and aspires to be a strong leader with ethical values.

The Men and Women for Others Scholarship: Established by University of Scranton alumni couple, Michael K. Short99 and Susanna Puntel Short ‘01, this scholarship provides aid to students who are committed to service.

The John S. Mercer, M.D. ‘80 Family Scholarship: Established by John S. Mercer, M.D. ‘80 in 2013, this scholarship benefits students who are graduates of a New Jersey Catholic high school who are pursuing degrees in the health care field at the University.

The Charles E. Merrill Scholarship: In 1969, the Charles E. Merrill Trust of New York City made a gift to the University to assist students of the Catholic faith.  Mr. Merrill, philanthropist, stockbroker and co-founder of Merrill Lynch & Company, created the trust through his estate.

The Joseph R. 56 and Barbara J. Mesko Memorial Scholarship: Established in 2004 by the family of Joseph R. Mesko 56, this academic and need-based scholarship is given to an incoming freshman from Dunmore High School. Mr. Mesko was a well-known, respected businessman in the greater Scranton area and a true friend and strong supporter of The University of Scranton.

The Doris A. Milani Memorial Scholarship:  Established in 2011 by Frank A. Milani, M.D., ‘55 in loving memory of his wife, Doris, this scholarship is awarded based on financial need.

The James E. Milder, M.D., 68 Memorial Scholarship: Mrs. Phyllis Milder established this scholarship in 2007 in memory of her husband, James, to benefit a student with established need who is an orphan, foster child or the child of a widowed parent.

The Thomas M. Mistele 75 & Rev. Edward Gannon, S.J. Scholarship:  Established in 2015 to honor the late Rev. Edward Gannon, S.J., founder of the Special Jesuit Liberal Arts Program, this scholarship is awarded to undergraduate students in the Special Jesuit Liberal Arts Program.

The Angelo H. Montrone Scholarship: This scholarship was established by Paul M. Montrone, Ph.D., ‘62, H’86, past president of the Henley Group, Inc. and former chair and CEO of Fisher Scientific International, Inc., to honor his father. It is awarded to a Kania School of Management student who best exemplifies Angelo’s lifelong dedication to self-improvement and ethical behavior in business.

The Dr. Leslie E. Morgan Scholarship: This scholarship was established through a bequest from Dr. Morgan to assist persons studying to become members of one of the health-services professions.

The I. Leo H’09 and Ann H’98 Moskovitz Scholarship: Mr. and Mrs. Moskovitz, community leaders and friends of the University, established this scholarship for students who are majoring in business or science, with first preference given to those who live in Lackawanna County.

The Michael Mulhall ‘10 Memorial Scholarship: Endowed by Peggy and Neil Mulhall, family members and friends, including Sean Kirk ‘10 and Michael Clark ‘10, this scholarship is awarded to students majoring in Education, with first preference given to students interested in special education. Shortly after graduation, Mike passed away tragically in a car accident while on his way to work at a camp for special needs children. Classmates and family members worked on several initiatives to fund the endowment.

The Joseph F. Mullaney ‘38 Memorial Scholarship: A bequest from Dr. Mullaney ‘38 established this scholarship for physics, mathematics and science students.

The Robert W. Munley Scholarship: This scholarship was established by Robert W. Munley, Esq., ‘52 and Judge James M. Munley ‘58 to honor their father, Robert W. Munley. It supports students from Lackawanna County.

The Murphy Scholarship: This scholarship was established in 1957 through a bequest of Miss Margaret Murphy, a retired schoolteacher and lifelong resident of Scranton. Margaret and her sister, Katherine, made the award “in loving memory of our mother, father, and brothers” to assist students with financial need.

The Dr. Louis and Muriel Murphy Scholarship: Dr. and Mrs. Murphy, longtime friends of the University, established this scholarship to provide financial assistance to students.

The Murphy Family Scholarship: This need-based scholarship was established in 2005 by Justin Murphy ‘76 and Liz Altemus Murphy ‘83 to honor Justin’s parents.

The John J. Murray, Ph.D. ‘49 Memorial Scholarship: Established in 2011 through an estate gift from John J. Murray, Ph.D. ‘49, this scholarship is awarded to students majoring in English or Theatre as long as those majors include studying Shakespeare.  Equal consideration will be given to students majoring in mathematics. 

The James Nasser Family Scholarship: This scholarship was established in 1986 by Mr. and Mrs. James R. Nasser. Preference is given to students from Lackawanna County who are in the pre-medical program and have financial need.

The Professor Dr. Jay Nathan, Ph.D., Scholarship:  Retired university professor, Dr. Jay Nathan, Ph.D., a former Senior Fulbright Scholar, endowed this scholarship in 2011 to provide financial assistance to graduate students in the Kania School of Management from Mongolia, Thailand, India, Poland or the Central Asian countries of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistand.  If there are no graduate students eligible for the scholarship, consideration will be given to Kania School of Management undergraduate students from these countries.

The Henry J., Sr. and Mary Nebzydoski Memorial Scholarship: Established by Joseph Nebzydoski, V.M.D. ‘74, Andrew Nebzydoski V.M.D. ‘77 and Margaret A. Nebzydoski Tomazic in memory of their parents, this scholarship assists students in need.

The Newcombe Endowed Scholarship: This scholarship was established through grants from the foundation created under the will of Philadelphia philanthropist Charlotte W. Newcombe, and is combined with University matching funds to benefit returning women students or second career women students.

The R. Barrett Noone, M.D., ‘61 Scholarship: Dr. R. Barrett Noone ‘61 established this scholarship for University students residing in Bradford, Sullivan, Philadelphia, Montgomery or Delaware counties. The scholarship recipient must be in the pre-medical program.

The Marian R. Oates ‘90 Memorial Scholarship: This scholarship, established in memory of an alumna who died in an automobile accident shortly after her graduation in 1990, benefits middle-income students from New Jersey enrolled in the Kania School of Management.

The Margaret McGill O’Brien Memorial Scholarship:  Endowed in 2010 by Thomas P. O’Brien 86 as a need-based scholarship for students of large families (five or more children), this scholarship is awarded to students from Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic and St. Joseph’s Preparatory High Schools which are both located in Philadelphia.

The Raymond S. O’Connell ‘42 Scholarship: Shortly before his death in 1981, Raymond established this scholarship for students with financial need. After his death, his sister, Sara E. O’Connell, completed the gift.

The OfficeMax Scholarship: This scholarship is awarded to qualified students based on financial need as determined by the Financial Aid Office.

The Frank O’Hara ‘25 Scholarship: This scholarship was established in 1988 by friends and family in memory of “Mr. University,” Frank O’Hara. Mr. O’Hara served in many capacities over a long career with the University. The scholarship provides assistance to students with financial need.

The Marian M. and Patrick F. ‘66 O’Hara Scholarship: This endowment provides unrestricted scholarships to students with financial need.

The Felix and Emily Olsommer Scholarship:  Endowed in 2011 by John J. Leahey ‘58 and his wife, Helen, in memory of Helen’s parents, this is a need-based scholarship.

The Jack O’Malley ‘54 Memorial Scholarship: Established in 2007 by Mrs. Jo Etta R. O’Malley in honor of her husband, Jack, this scholarship is awarded to students with need who are majoring in physics or biophysics.

The Ryan T. O’Malley ‘99 Memorial Scholarship: Dr. John ‘64 and Mrs. Helene O’Malley, along with their children, John E. ‘87, Edward M. ‘88, Julianne O’Malley Philipp ‘91, Diane and Erin O’Malley-Stewart ‘94, G’97 established this need-based scholarship in 2012 to honor their beloved son, Ryan ‘99.  This scholarship is awarded to undergraduate students majoring in computer science who share Ryan’s interest in fitness and community service.  Second consideration will be given to any computer science major.

The Oppenheim Family Scholarship: This scholarship was established by the Oppenheim family, who for many years owned and operated Oppenheim’s Department Store and its predecessor, the Scranton Dry Goods Company. The scholarship is awarded to part-time, non-traditional students who need financial assistance.

The Hobart N. Owens, M.D., ‘30 Memorial Scholarship:  Established in 2011 by Roberta F. Owens in loving memory of her father, this is a need-based scholarship for undergraduate students enrolled in the nursing program.

The Pakistani Student Fellowship:  Established by longtime University Economics/Finance professor Riaz Hussain, Ph.D., G’80 this fellowship provides funds for students pursuing graduate studies in business administration, chemistry, counseling, health administration, nursing, occupational therapy, physical therapy, or software engineering. The recipient must be a citizen of Pakistan or Bangladesh.

The Rev. G. Donald Pantle, S.J., Scholarship: This scholarship, established by the Scranton Jesuit Community to honor one of its own, provides financial assistance based on academic excellence and demonstrated need.

The Christopher Jason Perfilio ‘95 Memorial Endowed Scholarship: Born November 16, 1973 in Kingston, PA, Christopher was the son of Dr. Joseph A. Perfilio, D.C. ‘51 and Marjorie Campbell-Perfilio, B.S. in Music, The Julliard School, NYC, and beloved brother of Joseph C. Perfilio ‘95. Both Joseph and Christopher were in the academic honors program, the Special Jesuit Liberal Arts (SJLA) program with majors in Finance and Philosophy and minors in music. Christopher tragically passed away on August 6, 1994 from injuries sustained in an accident prior to his senior year. President, Rev. Joseph A. Panuska, S.J, conferred his degree with honors posthumously at commencement on May 28, 1995. In the 1995 edition of the Windhover student yearbook, Christopher’s classmates rendered him “The Renaissance Man” because of his multi-faceted talents in spirituality, leadership, academics, sports, music, theater, philanthropic care and concern for us all. This scholarship assists philosophy and theology/religious students, as well as students in the SJLA program, who have records of high academic achievement and who demonstrate financial need. This scholarship is renewed annually dependent upon continuous eligibility, both academically and financial need.

The John R. and Maureen Pesavento Scholarship: This scholarship was established by business and community leaders, John and Maureen Pesavento, to benefit a student from Lackawanna County with financial need.

The Peter Pestinikas ‘60 Memorial Scholarship: In 2005 a gift was made to the University through the estate of Peter Pestinikas to endow this scholarship for students with financial need.

The Joseph E. Picharella 41 and Nancy A. Picharella Scholarship:  This scholarship is awarded annually to support students of academic merit who wish to pursue their education at The University of Scranton.  Preference will be given to student(s) entering the College of Arts and Sciences from Dunmore High School.

The Scott R. Pilarz, S.J. Scholarship: Established in 2011 by the Sorbera Family to honor the friendship established between Fr. Pilarz and the Sorbera Family, The Scott R. Pilarz, S.J. Scholarship is a need-based scholarship.

The Dr. Andrew W. Plonsky ‘40 Scholarship: When Dr. Plonsky, Professor Emeritus and co-founder of the University’s computer science program, passed away in 2000, his widow, Dorothy, established this memorial scholarship for Lackawanna County residents who are studying computer science.

The Paul J. Poinsard, M.D., ‘36 Memorial Scholarship: Mrs. JoAnne Poinsard established this scholarship in memory of her husband, a University alumnus. The scholarship assists students in the pre-medical program.

The Rev. George C. Powell ‘43 and Msgr. John K. Powell ‘33 Memorial Scholarship: The Powell family established this scholarship to provide financial assistance to students who demonstrate good character, leadership and financial need.

The Rev. Edward R. Powers, S.J., Scholarship: This scholarship, established by the Scranton Jesuit Community to honor one of its own, provides financial assistance based on academic excellence and demonstrated need.

The Ernest D. Preate Sr. ‘69 Memorial Scholarship: The family of Ernest D. Preate Sr., Esq., established this scholarship in 1982. First consideration is given to students who are residents of Lackawanna County with financial need.

The President’s Business Council Fifth Anniversary Scholarship: This Presidential scholarship was named in perpetuity to recognize the fifth anniversary of the founding of the President’s Business Council, the Council’s Fifth Annual Award Dinner, and the dedication that the 2006 honoree and Council Chair, Christopher M. “Kip” Condron ‘70, H’03, demonstrated during the Council’s formative years.

The Rev. J. J. Quinn, S.J., Scholarship: This scholarship honors the late Rev. J. J. Quinn, S.J., Professor Emeritus of English. It was endowed by alumni and former students to honor Fr. Quinn’s many years of service to the University, his students and the community. Based on merit and need, the scholarship is available to students in all academic disciplines.

The Patrick J. Quinn Memorial Scholarship: This fund was established to honor the memory of Patrick J. Quinn, father of Kevin P. Quinn, S.J., 25th President of The University of Scranton, by the Quinn family at the time of Fr. Quinn’s inauguration. The scholarship is awarded to the son or daughter of an active member of the New York City Fire Department who is a first generation college student. Preference is given to a candidate whose parent died in the line of duty as a member of the FDNY.

The William V. Rakauskas, Ed.D., ‘61, G’63 Memorial Scholarship: This scholarship was established by the family of long-time University professor William Rakauskas, Ed.D., to ensure that Dr. Rakauskas’ name is forever associated with his beloved University of Scranton. It is awarded to a student from Lackawanna County, preferably majoring in English or education.

The Steve Ranton ‘07 Memorial Scholarship:  After Steve’s death during his senior year at Scranton, his family and friends established this scholarship to provide assistance to students with financial need.

The Theodore Rasieleski Memorial Scholarship: Endowed in 2008 by former Board of Trustees Chairman John Dionne ‘86, and his wife, Jacquelyn ‘89, to honor Jackie’s father, this need-based scholarship is awarded to graduates of Scranton High School.

The Frank X. Ratchford ‘61 Memorial Scholarship: Mrs. Patricia A. Ratchford and her family established this scholarship in memory of her husband. The scholarship, based equally on financial need and academic merit, is for residents of Scranton and Dunmore who are majoring in English, philosophy or human resources.

The Betty Redington H’92 Scholarship: This scholarship was established through a bequest from Mrs. Redington, a former trustee and longtime friend of the University and its students, and is awarded based on financial need.

The Francis E. and Elizabeth H’92 Brennan Redington Scholarship: This scholarship was established in 1984 according to provisions in the will of the late Francis E. Redington. It provides financial assistance to students on the basis of both ability and need. A portion of the income each year supports scholarships for students from the Republic of Ireland.

The John C. H’89 and Kathryn S. Redmond Foundation Scholarship: Mr. Redmond, a prominent businessman and honorary degree recipient, established this scholarship before his death in 1989. The scholarship is given to an outstanding student who is not eligible for any direct financial aid, as specified by state or federal regulations, but who shows financial need because of the student’s family situation (e.g. number of children in school needing parental support).

The Raymond M. Reed ‘57 Scholarship: This scholarship, established by Mr. and Mrs. Raymond M. Reed, is awarded to students residing in Dunmore or Scranton. Students are selected based on merit and financial need.

The Evelyn M. ‘52 and Katherine T. ‘53 Reilly Scholarship: This scholarship, established by sisters Evelyn and Katherine Reilly, is awarded to undergraduates business majors who are residents of Scranton.

The Joseph C. Reilly Scholarship: This scholarship is awarded to qualified students who graduated from Scranton public schools and are majoring in science. It was established by Joe, who was a member of the University’s physical plant staff for over 40 years.

The Dr. Richard A. Rendich Educational Scholarship: This endowed scholarship was established by the family of Grace Rendich Fox ‘87 in memory of her great-grandfather, Dr. Richard A. Rendich. Awards are given to assist men and women of the Roman Catholic faith, and particularly to men studying for the priesthood of the Roman Catholic Church.

The John M. and Helen F. Robinson Scholarship: This scholarship was established by John M. Robinson, who attended the University and established LPS Industries, Inc. in Newark, New Jersey. The scholarship assists promising students in the Kania School of Management, with Scranton-area residents receiving first consideration.

The Patrick and Marie C. Roche Scholarship: Out of their affection for the University and respect for the school’s mission, Scranton natives Patrick and Marie Roche created this scholarship for eligible Lackawanna County students.

The Mary Kay/Rochon Scholarship: This scholarship was endowed by John Rochon, former University Trustee, and the Mary Kay Foundation. It is awarded to female students with economic need.

The Vincent ‘50 & Carole Ruane Memorial Scholarship: Established in 2016 from a bequest from Carol Ruane, this scholarship is awarded with preference to students majoring in nursing who have financial need.

The Rev. Joseph A. Rock, S.J., H’81 Scholarship: Created in memory of Fr. Rock, who served the University as professor of history, academic vice president and, in 1970, acting president, this scholarship assists students in the Academic Development Program.

The Adrian E. Ross Memorial Scholarship: Endowed in 2009 by James Ross and the Ross Family Foundation in honor of James’ father, Adrian, a well-known and respected community leader, this scholarship assists students who are residents of Lackawanna County.

The Angelo and Rose Rotondaro & Dr. Louis Mitchell Memorial Scholarship: Alfred M. Rotondaro, Ph.D., ‘60 and his wife, Kathleen, established this scholarship in 2004 to honor his parents, Angelo and Rose, and University faculty member, Louis Mitchell.  Awards are given to students with demonstrated need who will add diversity to the University campus.

The Robert T. Ryder ‘46 Scholarship: Established in 1988 by John Diskin ‘67 and Coopers & Lybrand as a tribute to Robert Ryder, Vice President Emeritus for Finance/Treasurer, the scholarship assists local students from the city of Scranton or the borough of Dunmore.

The Charles V. Sabatino Sr. Scholarship: This scholarship was established in 1990 by Frank C. Sabatino, Esq., ‘76 as a memorial to his father. It is based on merit and is awarded to a sophomore who is studying history.

The Josephine Sarcinelli Memorial Scholarship: Med Science Laboratory in Scranton established this scholarship in 1983 to honor the memory of Josephine Sarcinelli, the office manager of the firm for many years. First preference is given to an incoming freshman from Lackawanna County with financial need majoring in medical technology, with second preference to students who reside in Northeastern Pennsylvania.

The Steven Sawyer Memorial Research Award: This endowed award honors the memory of the son of Mary F. Engel, Ph.D., Associate Professor and Director of Fellowship Programs at the University. The awardee is selected by a committee of the biology and chemistry faculty. Students who apply for this award must be active in the Health Professions Organization and be involved in research.

The John J. Scott, Jr. ‘69 Memorial Scholarship: Mr. and Mrs. John J. Scott Sr. established this scholarship in memory of their son, a member of the Class of 1969. The scholarship is awarded to graduates of Scranton Preparatory School, based on financial need, academic merit and extracurricular activities.

Scranton Alumni Club of NEPA Scholarship: Established in 2007 by the Scranton Alumni Club of Northeastern Pennsylvania, this scholarship is awarded to a student living within the geographic range of the club with financial need.

The Scranton Club of New York Scholarship: This scholarship assists undergraduate students who reside in New York or New Jersey.

The Scully Scholars Program: This program was established in 2004 to provide University of Scranton students with financial assistance to pursue summer internships in public policy and to honor the memory of longtime political science professor Timothy H. Scully.

The Mary and Mariano Sebastianelli Memorial Scholarship: This need-based scholarship was established by Joseph T. Sebastianelli, Esq., ‘68 in memory of his parents to support Lackawanna County students who are enrolled in the Panuska College of Professional Studies.

The Vincent A. Sedlak ‘37 Memorial Scholarship: A bequest from Vincent’s estate established this scholarship to benefit students majoring in chemistry.

The Charles ‘35 and Josephine Shander Scholarship: A trust established this scholarship which provides financial assistance to students from Lackawanna County’s Mid-Valley area who have at least one parent of Polish, Slovak, Russian or Lithuanian descent.

The Thomas J. Shevlin Jr. v40 and Dr. John F. Shevlin Memorial Scholarship: Established in 1989 through a bequest from Thomas J. Shevlin Jr. of Carbondale, this scholarship assists students in pre-medical studies.

The Paul J. ‘47 and Virginia P. Shields Scholarship: This scholarship was established in 2002 by Paul and his wife, Virginia, to assist undergraduates with financial need.

The Matthew and Mary Pesavento Sienkiewich Scholarship: Endowed through a bequest from Mary Sienkiewich, this is a need-based scholarship with first preference given to students from the borough of Dunmore. This scholarship is awarded to a sophomore.

The Mary and Dana Silvon Memorial Scholarship: Joseph T. Doyle ‘69 and his wife, Judith, established this scholarship in memory of Mrs. Doyle’s sister and niece. The scholarship is awarded to an incoming freshman of the Catholic faith from the Diocese of Scranton.

The Frederick B. Smoot ‘46 Memorial Scholarship: The late Frederick Smoot ‘46 created this need-based scholarship, with first preference given to students from the Lake Ariel area.

The Dr. Frank J. Sottile ‘69, G’72 Memorial Scholarship:  Josephine Sottile provided a generous bequest to fund this scholarship in memory of her son, Frank, a University alumnus and adjunct faculty member as well as the head of the Math Department for the Scranton School District.  Awards are made to education majors.

The Specialty Group, Inc. Scholarship: This scholarship was established in 1988 for graduates of Dunmore High School and Holy Cross High School, formerly Bishop O’Hara High School, in Dunmore.

The Edward J. Spitzer Scholarship: Established in 2004 with a bequest from Marian Spitzer Robling, this scholarship is awarded at Class Night to a graduating senior from The University of Scranton who will be attending a post-graduate program in the area of business administration.

The Francis J. Stahl ‘35 Memorial Scholarship: This scholarship was established through the will of Mary T. Stahl and her husband, Francis. The scholarship assists local students with financial need.

The Craig J. Steel 99 Scholarship: Established in 2009 by Craig J. Steel ‘99, this scholarship is awarded to an undergraduate student based on financial need.

The Edward Sr. and Rosalie Steinmetz Scholarship: Established in 2014 by Edward 81 and David ‘83 Steinmetz in memory of their parents, this scholarship is awarded to education majors from Lackawanna County with preference given to graduates of Catholic high schools. 

The Stanley E. ‘61 and Elaine L. Stettz Scholarship: This merit-based scholarship is awarded to a junior accounting major enrolled in the Kania School of Management. Selection is based on overall GPA.

The Armond and Betty Strutin Scholarship: This scholarship, created through the generosity of Armond and Betty Strutin, is awarded to students with financial need.

The Tom and Salsey Sullivan Scholarship: In 2000, Mr. and Mrs. Sullivan, parents of Thomas J. Sullivan Jr. ‘97, established this scholarship to be awarded based on financial need.

The Amelia Suraci Scholarship: This scholarship was established in 1977 by the late Frank Suraci, chairman of Parodi Cigar Corporation, to honor his wife, Amelia. After Mr. Suraci’s death, contributions from the Suraci and Keating families were added to the endowment. Each year the scholarship benefits students with financial need.

The John P. ‘61 and Jean Blackledge Sweeney Family Business Scholarship: This scholarship was endowed in 2005 by John P. Sweeney ‘61 and his wife, Jean Blackledge Sweeney and is awarded to a student enrolled in the Kania School of Management.

The John P. ‘61 and Jean Blackledge Sweeney Family Nursing Scholarship: This scholarship was endowed in 2005 by John P. Sweeney ‘61 and his wife, Jean Blackledge Sweeney and is awarded to a nursing student enrolled in the Panuska College of Professional Studies.

The John E. Swift, M.D., ‘22 and Margaret Gurrell Swift Memorial Scholarship: This scholarship is awarded to students based upon financial need and/or academic achievement.

The Robert J. ‘58 and Joan J. Sylvester Scholarship: Trustee Emeritus Arthur J. Kania, Esq., ‘53 and his wife, Angela Volpe Kania, established this scholarship to honor Mr. and Mrs. Sylvester.  Mr. Sylvester, Vice President Emeritus for Institutional Advancement, retired in 2001 after serving 18 years.  The scholarship is awarded to students from Lackawanna County with first consideration given to graduates of Abington Heights, Scranton Preparatory and Valley View high schools.

The Tate Family Scholarship:  Established in 2011 by Thomas N. Tate ‘56, this scholarship is awarded to students enrolled in the pre-medical program who reside in the Mid-Valley area of Northeastern Pennsylvania and have demonstrated need.

The Times-Shamrock Communications Scholarship: This scholarship was established by the Lynett and Haggerty families to provide support to current employees of the Times-Shamrock Group and their children.

The TRL Associates Scholarship: This scholarship is awarded to past employees, or qualified children of past employees of TRL, Inc.  Since TRL, Inc. is no longer in business, any employee, or child of an employee of a company that was affiliated with TRL, Inc. is also eligible to apply.  The companies affiliated with TRL are:  Joseph Notarianni & Co.; Foley, Cognetti, Comerford, Cimini & Cummins; Related Cognetti Enterprises, and; Cognetti and Conaboy.  Recipients must have demonstrated financial need.

The UNICO Scholarship: The UNICO Foundation of the Scranton Chapter of UNICO National, a philanthropic group, established this scholarship in 1980 to offer financial assistance to students with financial need.

The United Gilsonite Laboratories Scholarship: UGL established this scholarship to provide financial aid to their employees and their eligible children or to students from Lackawanna County with financial need.

The Guy T. Valvano ‘50 Memorial Scholarship: This scholarship was established by John Valvano in memory of his brother, Guy T. Valvano ‘50 to provide financial assistance to an undergraduate nursing student.

The William and Concetta Viglione Scholarship: This scholarship was established in 2004 by Frank C. Longo, Esq. ‘49, in memory of his aunt and uncle, for students who are studying in the Department of Foreign Languages, with preference given to students studying Romance languages.

The Charles J. Volpe Sr. ‘61 Memorial Scholarship: Established in 1988 in memory of Charles J. Volpe, a well-respected Scranton businessman and public servant, this scholarship provides assistance to students entering their senior year and majoring in history or political science.

The Mary and Patrick Volpe Scholarship: In honor of her parents, Angela Volpe Kania established this scholarship for graduates of Old Forge High School who are enrolled in the Kania School of Management.

The Paul L. Waleff Memorial Scholarship: This scholarship was established by the parents of Paul L. Waleff, who died in 1984 while a student at The University of Scranton. The scholarship is awarded to a junior or senior who plans a career of service to persons with special needs.

The Leo J. Walsh, Ph.D., Memorial Scholarship: Dr. Walsh, an Old Forge native and University of Scranton adjunct faculty member after his retirement from Queens College, provided a generous bequest to endow this need-based scholarship awarded to students from Northeastern Pennsylvania.

The Weinberger Family Scholarship: This scholarship was established by University Trustee, Jerry Weinberger, Esq., in 2002 for students from Lackawanna County with financial need.

The Weiss Family Scholarship:  Joseph F. Weiss, Ph.D., ‘61 established this scholarship in 2011 to honor the memory of members of the Weiss Family of Moosic, Pennsylvania.  Financial assistance is provided to students pursuing a B.S. degree in chemistry or biochemistry, research track, with American Chemical Society accreditation.

The Gene and Florian ZaBach Scholarship: Endowed with a generous bequest, this scholarship is awarded to undergraduate students pursuing a degree in communication.  Florian was a world famous violinist and pops concert artist.  His wife, the former Gene Brislin, was a columnist and feature writer for The Scranton Times and The Sunday Times (now The Times-Tribune).

The William Zahler Scholarship: In 1986, Mr. and Mrs. William P. Zahler of Mayfield Heights, Ohio, established this scholarship in memory of their son William Zahler Jr., an associate professor of English at the University, to assist students with financial need.

The Joseph Zandarski, Ph.D. ‘51 Memorial Scholarship: Established in 2010 by Nan and Grace Zandarski to honor the memory of their husband and father, Joseph, longtime University of Scranton accounting professor, this scholarship benefits students with financial need.

Annual Scholarships

The Alpha Sigma Nu Scholarship: This annual scholarship provided by AΣN, the honor society of Jesuit institutions of higher education, assists students who have demonstrated outstanding academic achievement.

Annual Scholarship for Students from Africa established by Rebecca Haggerty, MA, MS, SPHR, G09: This scholarship benefits a student from Africa with high financial need.

The Timothy P. Conniff ‘92 Annual Scholarship: Established by Timothy P. Conniff ‘92 in 2016, this annual scholarship is awarded to undergraduate students from the Kania School of Management.

The Jerome P. ‘75 & Lynn DeSanto ‘80 & Susan J. Falbo Annual Scholarship in memory of Nancy Jean Bartholomay: This scholarship benefits a local or regional undergraduate sophomore student with preference given to a student from a single parent home and/or an interest in domestic violence advocacy.

The Every Family Annual Scholarship: Established by Danamarie R. (Every) Gallagher ‘97, Thomas K. Every, II ‘98, Jared B. Every ‘03, Deanna K. Every ‘09, & Marissa A. Every ‘13 in honor of their parents, Thomas K. Every & Patricia A. Every on the occasion of their 40th wedding anniversary.  This scholarship is awarded to a University sophomore student with financial need who is enrolled in the College of Arts and Sciences. Preference will be given to student from a Catholic high school located in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.

The James A. Gilmore ‘41 and Regina M. Gilmore Scholarship: Created through an estate gift from Regina Gilmore, this scholarship provides assistance to Lackawanna County students.

The Len and Deborah ‘73 Gougeon St. Ann’s Scholarship: Established in 1986 through gifts from University professors Drs. Len and Deborah Gougeon, this scholarship, based on need, provides assistance to a member of St. Ann’s Basilica Parish in Scranton.

The Koch-Conley American Legion Scholarship: Established in 1985 by agreement with the American Legion, scholarships are provided on the basis of academic achievement and financial need. First preference is given to children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews of the members of the Koch-Conley American Legion Post 121. Thereafter, family members of other Pennsylvania American Legion Post members may be considered.

The Military Science II Leaderdhip Excellence Award: Established in 2013 by Daniel J. Dunn ‘72, this award is presented annually to a rising junior military science II cadet who demonstrates academic achievement, leadership and service commitment.

The Nellis-McAllister Kiwanis Scholarship:  Established in 2011 by Joseph A. Nellis ‘85 through the Scranton Kiwanis Club to honor his parents, William J. ‘55 and  Ann McAllister Nellis, this need- and merit-based scholarship, combined with University matching funds, is awarded to one incoming freshman who lives and attended high school in Lackawanna County. The student must have demonstrated a commitment to service and volunteer work. Students must submit an essay describing their qualifications for this prestigious award along with the application and provide a letter of recommendation from a high school teacher/counselor, high school transcript and standardized test scores to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.  The scholarship is renewed annually over a total of four years provided the scholar meets the scholarship criteria and academic requirements. Upon the graduation of the Nellis-McAllister Kiwanis Scholar, a new freshman recipient is selected.

The Northeast Chapter of the Pennsylvania Society of Public Accountants Scholarship: This award is administered through the Northeast Chapter of the Pennsylvania Society of Public Accountants and is given to a senior accounting major from Lackawanna, Luzerne, Susquehanna, Pike, Wayne or Monroe Counties.

The John A. and Dorothy E. O’Donnell Scholarship:  Established through a bequest from the estate of Dorothy E. O’Donnell, this scholarship provides funds for a student in the pre-law program from Lackawanna County with financial need.

The Pennsylvania Governor’s Conference for Women Scholarship: Established in 2006 for women residing in Pennsylvania, the scholarship is awarded to women who have demonstrated financial need, overcome significant personal challenges, exhibited exemplary community service work, and demonstrated high academic performance.

The William P. Rinaldi ‘67 Memorial Scholarship: This fund was established in memory of the late William P. Rinaldi, Lackawanna County Clerk of Judicial Records, by his mother, Rose. It benefits a student from Lackawanna County majoring in history or education.

Purple Club Scholarships: Noteworthy among gifts to University of Scranton students are the amounts contributed annually by the Purple Club of Scranton. Since its founding in 1933, the Purple Club has provided special financial support to deserving and qualified students.

The Gerard Roche ‘53 Annual Scholarship: Established by Heidrick and Struggles to recognize Gerard Roche’s 50 years of service to the company, this scholarship benefits undergraduate sophomore students with financial need.

The Royal Fund Financial Aid Textbook Award: This is a need-based award given to incoming freshman to assist with the purchase of textbooks. Funds for this award are raised almost entirely by other students.

The Eugene P. and Mary A. Ruane Memorial Scholarship: This annual scholarship was established in 2009 through a bequest from the estate of Thomas P. Ruane, Esq., ‘65 to honor his parents and is awarded to students with financial need.

The Dr. Bernard Shair & Dr. Todd Angelo Memorial Scholarships: These scholarships, established by family, friends, and colleagues of Dr. Shair and Dr. Angelo through the Scranton Area Foundation, is presented annually to graduating seniors of The University of Scranton who has been accepted at an accredited dental school.

The Edward J. ‘81 & Barbara A. Steinmetz Scholarship: This scholarship is awarded to a sophomore student with financial need. Preference is given to nursing majors or students enrolled in the Kania School of Management.

The Thomas P. White Scholarship: Mrs. Ilene White G’77,’92 established this scholarship to honor the memory of her husband, Thomas. It is awarded to an education major who is a “non-traditional” student, such as a transfer student or an individual returning to school after an absence.

The Judith Ann Yokaitis-Skutnik 79 Annual Scholarship: This scholarship was established to honor the memory of Judith Ann-Yokaitis-Skutnik ‘79 and is awarded annually to students with financial need. Preference is given to students from Scranton or Lackawanna County.

Biennial Scholarship

The Dr. John H. Corcoran ‘21 Scholarship:  Biennially, the Society of the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick of Lackawanna County provides funds for a University of Scranton student or students to enjoy the benefits of studying for one or two semesters at a university in Ireland.

Endowed Academic Positions

The Alperin Chair in Business Administration: This academic chair was endowed in 1980 through the gifts of three Scranton businessmen, Joel, Irwin and Myer Alperin, and their families. The late Joel Mitchell Alperin was the originator and the principal sponsor of the chair and its endowment. Income from the Alperin brothers’ gift is applied to the salary of a professor in the Kania School of Management.

The William and Elizabeth Burkavage Fellowship in Business Ethics and Social Responsibility in Memory of William & Elizabeth Burkavage: Established in 2009 by local business owner Bill Burkavage and his wife, Judith, this endowment provides funds to assist University faculty in new research on issues of sustainability, social responsibility and business ethics.

The Chair in Judaic Studies: Income from an endowment established by alumni and friends of the University makes it possible for the University to invite, for short visits to Scranton, Judaic scholars from Israel or other parts of the world, for public lectures and meetings with students and faculty.

John J. Krafsig, Sr. Endowed Professorship in History: This academic professorship was established in 2016 by John J. Krafsig, Jr., Esq.’49 in memory of his father.  Income from this endowment may be used to augment a professor’s salary or support a professor’s scholarly and research activities.

The Rev. John J. Long, S.J., Fund: Contributions to this fund were made by friends of the Rev. John J. Long, S.J., president of the University (1953 to 1963) on the occasion of his Golden Jubilee in the Society of Jesus and later as a memorial after his death in 1971. The endowment supports projects and programs concerned with the spiritual growth of students.

The Robert L. McDevitt, K.S.G., K.C.H.S. and Catherine H. McDevitt, L.C.H.S. Endowed Chair in Philosophy in Honor of the late Rev. Dexter Hanley, S.J. and The Robert L. McDevitt, K.S.G., K.C.H.S. and Catherine H. McDevitt, L.C.H.S. Endowed Chair in Theology in Honor of the late Rev. Dexter Hanley, S.J.: Robert McDevitt established these endowments for teaching positions in the University’s Philosophy and Theology Departments through an estate gift received in 2009 to honor the memory of Rev. Hanley, his dear friend and former University of Scranton President.

The NEH Endowment: This endowment was established through a challenge grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to support the acquisition of materials for the humanities collection in the Weinberg Memorial Library.

The Noble C. and Jule Quandel Professorship in Entrepreneurship: Established in 2011 by Noble C. and Jule Quandel, this professorship was created to recognize and support distinguished faculty in the Kania School of Management whose dedication furthers entrepreneurship education and supports the economic development of Northeast Pennsylvania and beyond.