The School of Education Scholarships

Eligibility

The following is a list of scholarships and eligibility requirements for undergraduate and graduate students who are enrolled, or who will enroll, in The School of Education (SOE) at St. John’s University.

Please note that nearly all SOE scholarships are awarded based on financial need. The School of Education Scholarship Committee, in collaboration with the Office of Student Financial Services, makes the determination for the majority of scholarships.  

Dorethea Hayes Davatzes Scholarship Fund

This fund was established in 2001 and amended in 2007 and 2010 by Nick and Dorothea Davatzes. This fund shall provide partial annual scholarship support to a full-time undergraduate junior or senior student majoring in Elementary Education who has demonstrated scholastic achievement.

Elvira Haray Memorial Scholarship Fund

This fund was established in 2009 to provide one or more partial annual scholarships to academically qualified and/or deserving students in The School of Education. The Elvira Haray Memorial Scholarship Fund is a testament to her commitment to, and recognition of, the importance of education in a child’s life and the spirit of generosity, integrity, and service to others her life came to embody. Recipients from The School of Education should be residents of New York City, preferably Queens or Long Island, NY, majoring or minoring in science or mathematics. Preference will be given to students a) of minority descent or with an intention to teach minority or economically disadvantaged students and/or b) with a physical or learning disability or with an intention of teaching students with such disabilities.

Jerrold, Alice, and Murray Ross Endowed Scholarship

This fund was established in 2011 by Jerrold Ross, Ph.D., former Dean of The School of Education at St. John’s University, in honor of his parents Alice and Murray Ross. This fund shall provide one or more partial annual scholarships to academically qualified graduate students in The School of Education.

Maria T. Fiorelli Endowed Scholarship Fund

This scholarship fund shall provide annual scholarship(s) to academically qualified and/or deserving students participating in the student teacher program in The School of Education. In addition to scholarship(s) support, the scholarship fund shall also provide funding support for student teachers to attend and/or visit Staten Island, NY, cultural institutions to enhance their professional development. Preference is given to students enrolled on St. John’s University’s Staten Island campus.

Maureen A. Hartigan Scholarship Fund

This fund was established in 1988 by alumna Anne Hartigan Flynn, Grace Hartigan Klinger, and Catherine Hartigan McNicholl, in memory of their sister Maureen Hartigan. This fund is to provide one partial annual scholarship support to a full-time undergraduate sophomore, junior, or senior student in The School of Education who has demonstrated financial need and scholastic achievement. (This scholarship is not renewable.)

Professor Shirly A. Griggs Scholarship Fund

This fund was established in 2003 by Shirley A. Griggs, Ed.D., to provide one or more annual partial scholarships to academically qualified and/or deserving students enrolled in the Master’s Degree and/or Professional Diploma program in School Counseling who have demonstrated financial need and/or scholastic achievement.

The Mangione Family School of Education Academic Service-Learning Scholarship Fund

The Mangione Family School of Education Academic Service-Learning Scholarship Fund provides grants of one or more partial scholarships to one or more graduate or undergraduate students at St. John’s University who have successfully completed at least one Academic Service-Learning project.

William and Norma Peltzman Scholarship Fund

This scholarship was established in 2014 honoring the memory of William M. Peltzman and Norma Miln Peltzman. The scholarship fund shall provide one or more partial annual scholarships to education majors on the Staten Island campus, purposed to help them achieve the goal of completing the undergraduate program. The criteria shall be based upon need and/or scholastic achievement.

Dr. Teresa A. Trimarco Expendable Scholarship

This scholarship was established in 2019 to provide one or more partial annual scholarships to students in The School of Education on the Staten Island, NY, campus. The criteria used in determining the recipient(s) shall be based upon financial need, junior or senior status, and a minimum grade point average of 3.2.

Hughes and Mottola Family Vincentian Service Scholarship

The Hughes and Mottola Family Vincentian Service Expendable Scholarship Fund was established in 2012 to provide two scholarships of at least $1,500 annually to academically qualified and/or deserving doctoral students in The School of Education. The recipient(s) of the scholarships shall be selected by the University’s Office of Student Financial Services or its successor based on recommendations from the Dean of The School of Education or its successor.

Graduate Scholarship Opportunity: Bilingual Special Education

The New York City Department of Education will reimburse the College for the full cost of tuition through completion of the master’s degree. Please visit TEACH NYC for required documents and application information.