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Benefactor Funds

St. John's University is grateful for the scholarships that have been established due to the generosity of our donors who include trustees, alumni, parents and friends of St. John’s. The scholarships have specific criteria with awards that range based on funding and student need. Awards will be made to the recipient in two installments, fall and spring, unless otherwise noted. All scholarship recipients are required to complete a letter of thanks to the donor.  These thank you letters should express to the donors and their families the impact the scholarship will make on its recipient in assisting them in continuing their education at St. John's University.

Review Scholarships

Scholarship applications are being accepted for students applying for consideration for the 2018-2019 academic year.

  • Review the list of Alumni, Endowed, Expendable, and Partners for Student Success Scholarships for freshman, continuing undergraduate and graduate students. Identify the endowed scholarships that may be applicable to you.
  • You must have the completed the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) on file for the year in which you are applying for endowed scholarship.
  • Applicants for endowed scholarships must be in good academic and judicial standing.

Submit Application

Each of the available endowed scholarships have specific requirements based on the student’s academic status.  After reading the endowment descriptions, please select the application that is most appropriate. Application links are below.

Any supporting materials or information can be sent to:

St. John’s University
Office of Student Financial Services
8000 Utopia Parkway
Queens, NY 11439
Attention: Endowed Scholarship Committee

Submit Thank You Letter

Additional Information

Arthur B. Carton Scholarship Fund
This fund was established in 1992 and amended in 2011 by the Washington, DC, area Alumni Chapter to honor Arthur B. Carton, Esq., a member of the first graduating class of the School of Law in 1928. This fund provides partial annual scholarship support to an academically qualified Law School student(s). Recipient(s) will be selected from the pool of participants of the Alumni Insider’s View…U.S. Capital Program, or its successor, based on the submission of an essay in conjunction with recommendations from the Washington, DC Alumni Chapter, or its successor, and the Office of Student Financial Services.

Camera Family Legacy Scholarship Program
Established in response to inquiries from alumni seeking scholarship money to enable their children and grandchildren to attend St. John’s University. The Offices of Alumni Relations, Admissions and Student Financial Services have coordinated efforts to ensure equity and consistency with other scholarship programs at the University. The deadline for this scholarship is April 1. Apply Here.

Honorable James F. ’39, ’41L and Gwen Tierney AIV U.S. Capital Endowed Fund
The Honorable James F. ’39, ’41L and Gwen Tierney AIV U.S. Capital Endowed Fund was established in 2014 to provide programming support and any other needs to the St. John’s University Alumni Insiders View…US Capital Program.

Joseph P. Addabbo Scholarship Fund
This fund was established in 1987 and amended in 2011 by the Washington, D.C. Alumni Chapter and Friends in memory of Joseph P. Addabbo ’46L, ’84HON. This fund provides partial annual scholarship support to an academically qualified undergraduate or graduate student(s). Recipient(s) will be selected from the pool of participants of the Alumni Insider’s View…US Capital Program, or its successor, based on the submission of an essay in conjunction with recommendations from the Washington, DC, Alumni Chapter, or its successor, and the Office of Student Financial Services.

The Notre Dame College Alumnae Association Sister Helen Flynn Endowed Scholarship
Established for those who choose to study at the Staten Island campus of St. John’s University in an environment conducive to Sister Helen Flynn’s ideals of service, education, and faith. The scholarship is available to new undergraduate freshman. The deadline for this scholarship is January 15.

Phyllis C. Bell Black Alumni Scholarship
Established in 2002 by the Black Alumni Association in honor of Phyllis C. Bell ’75C, founder of the St. John’s University Black Alumni Association. This fund is to provide partial annual scholarship support to academically qualified student(s) based on the following criteria: a) preference is given to a student of African American descent, b) recipients are required to have a current FAFSA form on file and demonstrate financial need, and c) recipients must have and maintain a minimum grade point average of 2.5. The scholarship may be renewable. The deadline for this scholarship is April 1. Apply Here

The St. John’s University Semper Fi Scholarship
This scholarship was established in honor of St. John’s alumni who served in the United States Marine Corp (USMC) to support students who intend to serve in the USMC upon graduation. The fund will provide one or more partial annual scholarships of $4,000 or $5,000 to an academically qualified and/or deserving undergraduates enrolled in their sophomore, junior or senior year. The deadline for this scholarship is March 31. Apply Here.

Veronica Smith Alumnae Association Memorial Scholarship Fund
Established to benefit the immediate relatives of St. John's Alumnae, the scholarship is funded primarily through the efforts of the Alumnae Association at their various events. They believe that sponsoring this scholarship provides valuable assistance to young men and women to attain an undergraduate degree in higher education. This scholarship is renewable up to four years based upon the recipients' ability to meet the scholarship academic criteria annually.  The deadline for this scholarship is April 15. Apply Here.

Click here for full endowment scholarship list and to apply.

Bernard Newman Memorial Scholarship
This fund is to provide scholarship support to a needy student in the Criminal Justice program in the College of Professional Studies who is, in the following order, a) a full-time non judicial court employee in any city or state court in New York; b) a part-time non judicial court employee in any city or state court in New York; c) the child of such an employer; or d) an entering Criminal Justice major, based on financial need.

Brian Cannizzaro Endowed Scholarship
This fund is intended for a student who is a member of Sigma Chi Upsilon Fraternity, the child of a deceased firefighter, or the relative of a victim of the 9/11 tragedy.

Christopher N. Davatzes Memorial Scholarship
This fund is intended for a student who is suffering from an ongoing condition of cancer. Other serious, life-threatening health limitations will also be considered.

Dorothea Hayes Davatzes Scholarship
This fund is to provide one $10,000 scholarship to an academically qualified, full-time student in The School of Education at St. John’s University. At the time of the award, the student must be a junior or senior who declared a major in Elementary Education and has at least a 3.0 grade point average.

Eddie Williams Policemen and Firefighters Scholarship Fund
This fund was established in 2000 by Daniel Delahanty, Brian Moriarty, and Daniel J. Callahan in memory of their friend, Eddie Williams. This fund provides partial annual scholarship support for academically qualified undergraduate students with financial need who have experienced the loss of a parent or guardian who served as a police officer or firefighter in New York City or New York State.

Eileen M. Huarte Scholarship
This fund is to provide partial annual scholarship support for an academically qualified and/or deserving undergraduate student from The Peter J. Tobin College of Business who is the child of an individual working in law enforcement and/or is a child of a New York City police officer.

Ellen T. Reilly Scholarship Fund
This fund was established in 2000 by Diana Diaz and friends and family of Ellen T. Reilly to provide partial annual scholarship support to first- or second-generation immigrant women enrolled in the graduate division of The Peter J. Tobin College of Business. Ellen, who emigrated from Ireland and had a superb career as an educator, was accepted to St. John’s in the 1960s, but could not afford to attend. The scholarship was established for immigrant women pursuing graduate studies in business or finance who might otherwise be unable to attend St. John’s University.

Francis Phelan Endowed Scholarship
This endowment is intended for a student enrolled in their senior year of college who is an active or retired New York City or New York State police officer, or the child of an active, retired, or deceased New York City or New York State police officer, who demonstrates high academic achievement.

Frank Kenna Criminal Justice Memorial Scholarship
This fund is to provide an annual award to a student in court administration who is currently employed in a New York State unit of the court system. If no such candidate is eligible, it can be awarded to a child of such an employee.

Indian Society Alumni Scholarship
The Indian Society Alumni Scholarship Fund was established by the brothers of the Indian Society fraternity in commemoration of their 75th anniversary in 2005. You may apply to the Indian Society Alumni Scholarship Fund if you are an active brother of the Indian Society or a family member of Indian Society alumni. Eligible candidates must either be enrolled sophomores, juniors, or seniors at St. John's University with a cumulative grade point index of at least 2.75, and must have FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) on file with the Office of Student Financial Services. The selection of the recipient is based on financial need and/or academic achievement.

Joan and John Crehan Scholarship
This fund is intended for a student who is a child of a parent who was employed as an active, retired, or deceased US Army personnel.

John and Mary Greeley Endowed Scholarship
This scholarship is available to an entering freshman with financial need who is the first in their family to attend college.

Joseph J. Ogren Memorial Scholarship
This fund is to provide one or more partial scholarships to academically qualified and/or deserving undergraduate students who have a parent who serves as a firefighter.

Judy Rosenberger and Marilyn Masters Memorial Theatre Expendable Scholarship Fund
The Judy Rosenberger and Marilyn Masters Memorial Theatre Expendable Scholarship Fund was established by Michael Rosenberger ’01C, ’04L in memory of his mother and aunt. This fund will provide one $1,000 annual scholarship to an academically qualified and/or deserving undergraduate student entering their senior year, who has been a member of the Chappell Players Theatre Group for the last three years and has a 3.0 GPA.

Mary Jean’s Hope Scholarship Fund
This fund was established in 2007. The Mary Jean’s Hope Scholarship was created by her husband, Jason Croft, to inspire St. John’s University students who have or are battling cancer or other medical hardship. This fund provides one or more partial scholarships to academically qualified and/or deserving students on the Staten Island or Queens, NY, campuses. Preference will be given to a Staten Island student who has suffered or is currently afflicted with cancer or medical hardship on Staten Island. If there is no Staten Island student who is eligible, the scholarship may be awarded to a student attending the Queens 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 provides one partial annual scholarship support to an academically qualified, full-time sophomore, junior, or senior with financial need in The School of Education. (This scholarship is not renewable.)

Michael Weinberg Memorial Endowed Scholarship
This fund provides partial annual scholarship support for an academically qualified and/or deserving undergraduate student who is

a) the child of a New York City firefighter or
b) a member of the St. John's University baseball team

Nickolas Davatzes Scholarship and Research Grant Fund
This fund was established in 2007 and amended in 2016 by alumni Nickolas Davatzes. The fund  provides one or two scholarship or research grants, not less than $2,500, to an academically qualified student in St. John's College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. At the time of the award, the student must be a Ph.D. or M.A. candidate with a concentration in history. The recipient also must be committed to teaching and engaging in research in American history or classical and/or modern Greek history. Students are selected based upon recommendations by the Dean's Office of St. John's College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, in consultation with the chair of the history department. 

Park Avenue Bank’s Salvatore Antonucci Memorial Scholarship
Established by Charles Antonucci and the Park Avenue Bank in memory of Salvatore Antonucci to provide one or more partial annual scholarships to academically qualified and/or deserving students in the College of Professional Studies who are pursuing a credited internship opportunity during either the fall or spring academic semester, but because of financial need, may not otherwise be able to afford to pursue such an opportunity.

Phi Delta Kappa Scholarship
For more than 100 years, Phi Delta Kappa (PDK) has focused its work on the tenets of service, research, and leadership. PDK’s mission is to support education, particularly public education, as the cornerstone of democracy. Its vision is to be the experts in cultivating great educators for tomorrow while continuing to ensure high-quality education for today. Applicant must be a junior, senior, or graduate student in The School of Education with involvement in community service and/or professional development.

Queens County American Legion Scholarship Fund
To provide one or more annual, partial, nonrenewable scholarships to academically qualified and/or deserving students who fit one of the following criteria:

a) graduating high school senior residing in Queens County, New York City, or New York State with a lineal descendent of an honorably discharged veteran or service personnel of the US Armed Forces who served during a time of conflict, or a member who died on honorable active duty. Candidates must provide proof of the veteran’s or service personnel’s war record.
b) A member of the ROTC program at St. John’s University. Preference will be given to a student who has completed their first year of study at the University.

Queens Village Post No. 301 of the American Legion, Inc. Scholarship Fund
To provide partial annual scholarship support to a graduating high school senior who is the lineal descendent of an honorably discharged veteran of the US Armed Forces who served during a period of active conflict, or a veteran who died on active duty. The recipient of this scholarship must be a resident of Queens County.

Richard C. Vetter Memorial Scholarship
The Richard C. Vetter, Sr. Memorial Scholarship Fund provides one partial scholarship to an academically and/or deserving undergraduate student who is the child of a police officer in the New York City Police Department (NYPD). The award can be renewed each year as long as the student continues to meet the scholarship criteria. Richard C. Vetter, Sr. was a dedicated member of the New York City Police Department for 20 years, retiring as a sergeant from the 75th Precinct in Brooklyn. This scholarship honors the values he held and the importance he placed on education, and acknowledges the financial challenges faced by members of the NYPD and their families.

Riley Family Endowed Scholarship
This scholarship is available to a first-year student who graduated from Sacred Heart Academy in Hempstead, NY, and is involved in community service.

SGI Senior Scholarship
As a rising senior and member of the graduating class of 2020, you are invited to apply for the SGI Senior Scholarship, a scholarship to help those in financial need during their final academic year.
The SGI Senior Scholarship was established by the Senior Senator of the Class of 2012 as the Senior Class Gift to St. John's University. The Class of 2012 wanted its legacy to be one of education. Eligible applicants must be rising seniors who possess a 3.0 or higher GPA and have actively participated in extracurricular activities. The scholarship will be rewarded for a recipient's senior year.
The deadline to apply for this scholarship is Monday, August 19, 2019.

Sigma Chi Upsilon 9/11 Memorial Scholarship
This fund was established in 2005 by the Sigma Chi Upsilon Alumni Association in memory of Mark Broderick, Louis Fersini, and Brian Cannizzaro. This fund provides one or more partial annual scholarships to academically qualified and/or deserving undergraduate students. The student must be a brother of the Sigma Chi Upsilon fraternity or a descendant of a Sigma Chi Upsilon brother as certified by the Sigma Chi Upsilon Alumni Association.

William A. Trunkes Memorial Scholarship Fund
This fund was established in 1998 by the Hon. Thomas T. Trunkes in honor of his uncle, William Trunkes, a New York City police officer. This fund provides partial annual scholarship support to academically qualified students with financial need who are, or who are the child of, a New York City present or former police officer taking courses toward a degree in criminal justice.

William J. Turcik Endowed Scholarship Fund
This scholarship was established by MetLife, Inc. employees in memory of Mr. Turcik and is available to children of current MetLife, Inc. employees for undergraduate study.

To apply for any of the the below scholarships contact the Office of Student Financial Services at 718-990-2000.

Alice C. Burke ’75C, ’77G Campus Ministry Expendable Scholarship
This fund was established in 2017 by Thomas G. Burke in memory of Alice C. Burke and is intended for students who participate in service activities for the poor through St. John's University's Campus Ministry programs. Scholarships will be awarded annually in the amount of $2,000 to an academically qualified and/or deserving undergraduate who is involved with Campus Ministry activities and has a minimum GPA of 3.0. Preference is given to a rising senior who is an active participant in Campus Ministry.

College of Professional Studies Research Grant Expendable Fund
This scholarship was established in 2017. The fund provides one or more partial grants to student(s) or faculty members of St. John's University. The fund provides support for research projects undertaken by College of Professional Studies’ faculty and or student(s) at the Dean’s discretion. The recipient of the research fund shall be selected by a Chair of the College of Professional Studies and approved by the Provost. The criteria used in determining the recipient(s) shall be based upon the Dean’s review and approval of the proposed research project.

College of Professional Studies (CPS) Student Opportunity Expendable Fund
This scholarship was established in 2017. The fund provides one or more partial scholarships to CPS student(s) at St. John's University. This fund provides assistance to a student(s) whose parent is experiencing job loss or suffered a debilitating illness or death, and is thereby experiencing difficulty paying their current semester's tuition and/or is prevented due to financial hardship from participating in the global studies or other student enhancement programs.

The Coppinger Family Accounting Scholarship Fund
This fund was established in 2016 to provide one or more partial scholarships to academically qualified and/or deserving graduate student(s) studying in The Peter J. Tobin College of Business, pursuing either an M.S. or an M.B.A. in accounting or taxation, with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0. Preference is given to student(s) who attended a Catholic high school.

Jerry Farelli Leadership Award
This scholarship fund was established in 2018 in memory of Jerry Farelli, a Government and Politics major. The scholarship fund shall provide one or more partial annual scholarships to academically qualified and/or deserving undergraduate student(s) who are committed members of student organizations and do not hold a titled leadership role at the time of award.

John Colligas ’38 Expendable Scholarship Fund
The scholarship fund shall provide one $1,000 scholarship to an academically qualified and/or deserving undergraduate student in the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. The recipient of the scholarship shall be selected by the University's Office of Student Financial Services or its successor. The criteria used to determine the recipient shall be based upon need. The student must have a  GPA of 3.0 or higher.

Judy Rosenberger and Marilyn Masters Memorial Theatre Expendable Scholarship Fund
This fund was established in 2015 by Michael Rosenberger and provides one $1,000 annual scholarship to an academically qualified and/or deserving undergraduate student entering his/her senior year, who has been a member of the Chappell Players Theatre Group for the last three years and has a 3.0 GPA. The recipient of the scholarship must complete an application and then shall be selected by the President of the Chappell Players Theatre Group and their faculty advisor, in conjunction with the University's Office of Student Financial Services or its successor. The criteria used in determining the recipient shall be based upon need and/or scholastic achievement.

Leverte Veterans Expendable Scholarship Fund
The Robert Leverte Veterans Scholarship Fund was established in 2014 to provide one or more partial annual scholarships to academically qualified and/or deserving undergraduate student(s). Preference is given to a veteran of the United States Armed Services. The recipient(s) of the scholarships shall be selected by the University’s Office of Student Financial Services or its successor. The criteria used in determining the recipients shall be based upon need and/or scholastic achievement.

The Magliano Family Expendable Scholarship Fund   
This fund was established in 2016 by John A. and Marie M. Magliano and provides one $1,500 annual scholarship to academically qualified and/or deserving undergraduate student(s) in The Peter J. Tobin College of Business who graduated from a Catholic high school on Long Island or in the boroughs of New York City. Preference will be given to those who graduated from Monsignor McClancy Memorial High School or St. Agnes Academic High School. If available, the donor would prefer it go to a first-generation college student with a GPA of at least 3.3. The recipient(s) of the scholarships shall be selected by the University's Office of Student Financial Services or its successor. The criteria used in determining the recipients shall be based upon need and/or scholastic achievement.

Modern Greek and Hellenic Studies Expendable Fund
This fund was established in 2014 by Nikos Mouyiaris '68UC to provide funding for Modern Greek and Hellenic Studies.  It includes funding for an adjunct professor of Modern Greek, funding for Global Destination courses to be developed as a seminar on special topics in Modern Greek and Hellenic Studies and networking events. The fund shall exist in St. John's College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and the criteria used in determining the handling of the fund is at the discretion of the Dean of St. John's College in conjunction with the Assistant Provost for Global Initiatives.

The Marilyn Nemzer Expendable Scholarship Fund
This scholarship was established in 2014 by Frank Nemzer, in memory of Marilyn Nemzer. The fund provides one $1,000 annual scholarship to an academically promising and/or deserving undergraduate student in The School of Education or St. John's College of Liberal Arts and Sciences on the Staten Island campus. Preference is given to a student who shows academic promise.

Modern Greek and Hellenic Studies Expendable Fund
This fund was established in 2014 by Nikos Mouyiaris ’68UC to provide funding for Modern Greek and Hellenic Studies. It includes funding for an adjunct professor of Modern Greek, funding for Global Destination courses to be developed as a seminar on special topics in Modern Greek and Hellenic Studies, and networking events. The fund exists in St. John's College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and the criteria used in determining the handling of the fund is at the discretion of the Dean of St. John's College in conjunction with the Assistant Provost for Global Initiatives.

Pascal and Yvette Desroches Expendable Scholarship Fund     
This fund was established in 2016 by Pascal and Yvette Desroches and provides four $2,500 annual scholarships to academically qualified and/or deserving undergraduate student(s). The recipients must be enrolled as freshmen in The Peter J. Tobin College of Business who have graduated from a public or Catholic high school in any of the five boroughs of New York City or Long Island. The recipient(s) of the scholarship shall be selected by the University's Office of Student Financial Services or its successor. The criteria used in determining the recipients shall be based upon need and/or scholastic achievement.

Richard J. Stadelberger Expendable Scholarship Fund               
The Richard J. Stadelberger Expendable Scholarship Fund was established in 2007 and amended in 2011 to provide one $1,000 partial scholarship to an academically qualified and/or deserving student in The Peter J. Tobin College of Business. Preference will be given to Staten Island students with a 3.0 grade point average or greater.

Dr. Robert Mangione Expendable Scholarship Fund 
This fund was established in 2016 by Dosung and Jiyeon Jung and provides one or more partial annual scholarships to academically qualified and/or deserving student(s) in the fifth or sixth year of the Pharm.D. program in the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. The recipient(s) of the scholarships shall be selected by the University's Office of Student Financial Services or its successor in conjunction with the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. The criteria used in determining the recipient(s) shall be based upon need and/or scholastic achievement.

Staten Island Mass Communication Expendable Scholarship Fund     
This scholarship was established in 2013 by Dr. Deborah E. Greh to provide grants to one or more students at St. John's University. The fund provides two partial annual scholarships to academically qualified and/or deserving undergraduate student(s) in the amount of $2,000 per student per year. Preference will be given to students who meet the following criteria: a) sophomore, junior, or senior enrolled in the College of Professional Studies, b) with a 3.0 or greater GPA, and who c) majors in any of the Staten Island Mass Communication programs.

St. John's University Internship Expendable Scholarship
This fund was established in 2014 to provide one or more partial annual scholarships to academically qualified and/or deserving undergraduate student(s) enrolled full time pursuing a credited internship opportunity during either the fall, spring, or summer semesters, but because of financial need may not be otherwise able to pursue such an opportunity. Campus-based internships will not be eligible for this award. Candidates for summer semesters must be enrolled in at least three credits to qualify for the scholarship. Recipient(s) shall be selected by the University's Office of Student Financial Services or its successor in conjunction with Career Services. Applicants must complete all academic internship requirements and a conduct record clearance will be required. The criteria shall be based upon need and scholastic achievement.

Student Government, Inc., Senior Class Expendable Scholarship Fund
This fund was established in 2012 by the Senior Senator of the Class of 2012 as their Senior Class Gift to St. John's University. The Class of 2012 wanted their legacy to be one of education. The scholarship was created to help students in their final year in need of financial assistance and to reward seniors who have taken an active role at St. John's University. The fund provides one or more partial annual scholarships to academically qualified and/or deserving seniors who possess a 3.0 or higher grade point average and have actively participated in extracurricular activities at the University. The recipients(s) of the scholarship shall be selected by the Student Life Scholarship Committee in cooperation with the Office of Student Financial Services or its successor.

William and Norma Peltzman Expendable Scholarship Fund 
This scholarship was established in 2014 honoring the memory of William M. Peltzman and Norma Miln Peltzman. The scholarship fund provides 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. Recipients shall be selected by the Office of Financial Services in conjunction with The School of Education on the Staten Island campus. The criteria shall be based upon need and/or scholastic achievement.