Ozanam Scholars

This bold program provides a select group of scholars with an innovative learning experience that focuses on academics and research, Vincentian service, and global citizenship. Working closely with a dedicated faculty, Ozanam Scholars investigate and solve real-world problems, inspiring change throughout their college careers and beyond.

Scholarly Research
Through academic study students develop the skills to analyze social issues and propose workable solutions. As an Ozanam Scholar you are required to minor in Social Justice and complete other program specific classes. Guided by faculty, community leaders, and noted experts, students are required to complete an independent study in their junior year and a capstone project by the end of their senior year. They develop their skills as leaders with the knowledge to confront social challenges and the confidence to effect positive change.

Vincentian Service
In the spirit of St. Vincent de Paul, Ozanam Scholars spend their semesters at local organizations that address poverty, often performing additional service at other locations across the globe.

Global Citizens
Students have the opportunity to explore different cultures by participating in local, national and international excursions. As global citizens, students learn about the rights of all human beings and the factors which hinder human rights and human dignity. 


Carline Bennett
Director of the Ozanam Scholars Program
Queens Campus
Lourdes Hall


Natalia Salazar
Assistant Director of the Ozanam Scholars Program
Queens and Staten Island Campus

Queens Campus
Lourdes Hall

Staten Island Campus
Loretto Memorial Library, Room 104