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Supporting our Veterans

St. John’s University remembers and honors our many veterans and first responders in the month of November. We wish to express our deepest appreciation for your service. Through their selfless acts of courage, we are safe and free. In addition to events held each November, we offer many opportunities to honor and support our heroes.

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2021 Veterans Day Events

As part of the Month of Remembrance, we are hosting a Veteran's Flag Fundraiser to honor those who have served in the U.S Armed Forces.

A minimum contribution of $10 per flag will ensure a flag is displayed from Monday, November 8 through Friday, November 19 near the Celtic Cross on the Queens Campus and in DaSilva Hall lobby on the Staten Island Campus. All proceeds will be donated to the Queens County American Legion Scholarship Fund. Those in memory of will be listed in the virtual Book of Remembrance.

You can join the St. John’s University community for our annual Veterans Day ceremony as we proudly honor all those who serve, or have served, our country. This special event takes place on Tuesday, November 15, at 1:30 p.m. in room 128 of the D’Angelo Center on the Queens, NY, campus. This ceremony includes a luncheon for the registered veterans and their guests. Singer/songwriter Theresa Sareo will lead all in the National Anthem and a special salute to the troops. Registration is required.

Support our Veterans and First Responders

If you would like to make a gift to support the education of our veterans and first responders who attend St. John’s University, there are a number of scholarships and funds that could use your support. You will be making a difference in the life of a current or future first responder or military veteran.

Richard & Virginia Vetter Memorial Undergraduate Scholarship

This Partners for Student Success Scholarship fund was established in 2017 by Douglas G. Vetter, Esq. and renamed as the Richard and Virginia Vetter Memorial Undergraduate Scholarship in 2019. The fund shall provide one or more partial annual scholarship(s) to academically qualified and/or deserving undergraduate student(s), with preference given to children of New York City Police Officer(s) or student(s) who are officers in the New York City Police Department. 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 recipient(s) shall be based upon need and/or scholastic achievement.  As part of the Partners for Student Success Program, the expendable match will culminate during the 2020-21 academic year.  Beginning with the 2021-22 academic year, the scholarship will be funded by distributions from the Endowment Fund. Additional preference given to freshman student(s) and is renewable for four years.

Donate to the Richard & Virginia Vetter Memorial Undergraduate Scholarship

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 is to provide 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/State.

Donate to the Eddie Williams Policemen and Firefighters Scholarship Fund

Joseph J. Ogren Memorial Scholarship Fund

This fund was established in 2003 by Robert Ogren to provide one or more partial scholarships to academically qualified and/or deserving undergraduate students who have a parent who serves as a firefighter.

Donate to the Joseph J. Ogren Memorial Scholarship Fund

John C. Alexion & Joseph M. Keefe Memorial Fund

This fund was established in 1978 in memory of Joseph M. Keefe, through the efforts of Dr. John C. Alexion, former Dean of the College of Business Administration and the generous support of other members of the St. John's University community.  This military sabre award is presented to a senior cadet who demonstrates excellence in military skills, leadership ability, personal and overall success as a cadet.  In 1992 the Joseph M. Keefe Memorial Award was combined with the John C. Alexion Memorial Fund and renamed the John C. Alexion/Joseph M. Keefe Memorial Fund.  Recipients will be selected at the discretion of the Dean of The Peter J. Tobin College of Business and include the annual sabre, to the outstanding ROTC cadet each year.

Donate to the John C. Alexion & Joseph M. Keefe Memorial Fund

Michael Weinberg Memorial Endowed Scholarship Fund

This fund was established in 2003 by Mr. and Mrs. Morton Weinberg in memory of their son Michael, an alumnus and firefighter, who perished on September 11th. This fund is to provide partial annual scholarship support to academically qualified and/or deserving students. Preference will be given to students who are: a) the child of a New York City Firefighter, or b) a member of the St. John’s University Baseball Team. In the event students meeting the above criteria cannot be identified, the scholarship will be awarded annually to academically qualified and/or deserving student.

Donate to the Michael Weinberg Memorial Endowed Scholarship Fund

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 is to provide partial annual scholarship support to academically qualified students with financial need who is, or the child of, a New York City present or former Police Officer taking courses toward a degree in criminal justice.

Donate to the William A. Trunkes Memorial Scholarship Fund

Queens Village Post No. 301 of the American Legion, Inc. Scholarship Fund

This fund was established in 1987 by the Queens Village Post 301 of the American Legion to provide partial annual scholarship support to a graduating high school senior who is the descendent of an honorably discharged veteran of the U.S. 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.

Donate to the Queens Village Post No. 301 of the American Legion, Inc. Scholars…

Queens County American Legion Scholarship Fund

This fund was established in 1986 and amended in 2012 by the Queens County American Legion. This fund is to provide one or more annual, partial, nonrenewable scholarships to academically qualified and/or deserving students who fit one of the following criteria: a) A graduating high school senior residing in Queens County, New York City, or New York State (in that order of preference or priority) with a lineal descendent of an honorably discharged veteran or service personnel of the United States 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. If there is no eligible candidate, the scholarship can be awarded to any member in the ROTC Program.

Donate to the Queens County American Legion Scholarship Fund

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 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.

Donate to the Leverte Veterans Expendable Scholarship Fund

The Eileen M. Huarte Scholarship Fund

This fund was established in 2006 by Eileen M. Huarte to provide partial annual scholarship to academically qualified and/or deserving undergraduate students from The Peter J. Tobin College of Business. Preference will be given to students who are the children of an individual working in law enforcement, with additional preference given to students who are the children of a New York City Police Officer.

Donate to The Eileen M. Huarte Scholarship Fund

Bertrand H. Jones and Rosemarie E. Jones Scholarship Fund

This fund was established in 2004 by the family of Bertrand H. Jones and Rosemarie E. Jones to provide one or more annual partial scholarships to academically qualified and/or deserving students. Preference will be given to students who are serving in the Army Reserve Officer Training Corps. Bertrand H. Jones was the initial advisor to the Army Reserve Unit at the Queens campus, and subsequently served as Director of Non-Academic Personnel at the University.

Donate to the Bertrand H. Jones and Rosemarie E. Jones Scholarship Fund

Brian Cannizzaro Scholarship Fund

This fund was established in 2003 by John Pisapia to provide one or more partialThis fund was established in 2003 by John Pisapia to provide one or more partial annual scholarships to academically qualified and/or deserving full-time undergraduate students attending the Staten Island campus. Preference will be given to students who meet one of the following criteria: a) members of Sigma Chi Upsilon fraternity, b) the child of a New York State firefighter, c) relative of a victim of the September 11, 2001 tragedy, or d) nominated by the Board of Directors of the Brian Cannizzaro Memorial Fund, Inc. 

Donate to the Brian Cannizzaro Scholarship Fund

D'Angelo Family Partners for Veteran Student Success

This scholarship fund was established in 2020 and shall provide one or more partial annual scholarships to academically qualified undergradautes who are verterans of the U.S. Armed Forces (Army, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, Marines, and National Guard). The recipient(s) shall be selected by the Office of Student Financial Services or it's successor. The criteria used in determining eligibility is as follows: Entering first year students must have a minimum SAT score of 1100 or higher if they do not avail of the test optional application and a high school GPA pf 85 or higher or equivalent academic index. For contuniun students, they must have a minimum GPA of 2.75 or higher. For tranferring students, the minimum GPA of 2.5 or higher and will have to attain a 2.75 after two semesters of coursework. The recipients must also complete 24 credits per academic year except in cases where they do not need the credits to complete their degree. The scholarship is renewable annually based upon eligibility.

Donate to the D'Angelo Family Partners for Veteran Student Success

A Legacy of Heroism and Success

Charles Broadway

Community Outreach a Hallmark for Police Chief

Charles Broadway ’94CBA’s journey to becoming the first African-American chief of police in Clermont, FL, began at St. John’s University. A Management major, Chief Broadway reflects on the many lessons he learned at St. John’s that serve him well today.

Charles Broadway ’94CBA The Peter J. Tobin College of Business