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Scholarships and Financial Aid

Investing in the Future

St. John's offers unparalleled scholarships and financial aid support to our students. Our students graduate ready to succeed in their chosen field and join an alumni network that is connected and committed to nurturing the next generation of Johnnies.  

Featured Scholarships

Legacy Award

First time freshmen and new transfer students entering St. John’s in the fall of 2021 will automatically be considered for this award when they indicate on their admission application that their grandparents, parents or siblings received a degree from St. John’s University prior to June 2021. Eligible students are limited to one legacy award. The University will award $2,000 per year for up to four years of continuous, full-time undergraduate enrollment at St. John’s. To be considered for this award, the admission application must be submitted on or before January 15, 2021. This award is applicable to domestic and international students. The University reserves the right to request proof of eligibility.

College Advantage Award

Students who participate in College Advantage and who enroll at St. John’s University the semester after high school graduation receive a $2,000 award per year. Participating students who are admitted and decide to enroll at St. John’s immediately after high school graduation become eligible for the College Advantage Program Grant, applicable for up to four years of full-time, continuous undergraduate study at St. John’s University

Fall 2021 Engagement Grant

First time freshmen and new transfer students who attend a qualifying event and enter St. John’s University in the fall of 2021 will receive a one-time tuition grant of $500 toward the 2021-2022 academic year. Qualifying events must take place between August 1, 2020 and May 1, 2021, and include:

  • Virtual Open House (Nov. 22)
  • Virtual Information Session and Campus Tour
  • On-campus Tour (if available)
  • Academic Webinar or Chat
  • Accepted Student Event

Students are limited to one Engagement Grant, but are encouraged to attend as many Admission events as possible. Advance registration for events is encouraged and available online.

Catholic High School Scholarship

Created in response to a recommendation from the Advisory Board of the University's Institute for Catholic Schools (ICS), this scholarship provides an annual award of $2,500, for a maximum award of up to $10,000 over four years of undergraduate study and is automatically awarded to incoming freshmen who will be graduating from a Catholic high school and entering St. John’s in the fall of 2021. This award is applicable to domestic and international students.

Service Scholarships

St. John’s University created the service awards to honor the brave men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces, a United States Police Department, and a United States Fire Department who dedicate their lives to the service of others. Please note that students are limited to one service award, and the University reserves the right to request proof of eligibility. Service awards are applicable to domestic students.

St. John’s University will award $2,000 per year for up to four years (first time freshman) or up to three years (transfer students) of continuous, full-time undergraduate enrollment to the children of police officers within the United States. An eligible student must be a dependent child of a police officer (full-time active service, retired, or killed in the line of duty) and a current high school senior or new transfer student planning to enroll at St. John’s in the Fall 2021 term. Eligibility is dependent upon parent occupation as indicated on the Undergraduate Admission application for the Fall 2020 term. To be considered for this award, the admission application must be submitted on or before January 31, 2021.

St. John’s University will award $2,000 per year for up to four years of continuous, full-time undergraduate enrollment to the children of firefighters within the United States. An eligible student must be a dependent child of a fire department member (full-time active service, retired, or killed in the line of duty) and a current high school senior planning to enroll at St. John’s in the Fall 2021 term. Eligibility is dependent upon parent occupation as indicated on the Undergraduate Admission application for the Fall 2021 term. To be considered for this award, the admission application must be submitted on or before January 31, 2021.

 

St. John’s University will award $2,000 per year for up to four years of continuous (first time freshman) or up to three years (transfer students), full-time undergraduate enrollment to the children of United States Military service members. An eligible student must be a dependent child of a United States Military service member (full-time active service, veteran, or killed in the line of duty) and a current high school senior or new transfer student planning to enroll at St. John’s in the Fall 2021 term. Eligibility is dependent upon parent occupation as indicated on the Undergraduate Admission application for the Fall 2021 term. To be considered for this award, the admission application must be submitted on or before January 31, 2021.

University-Level Scholarships

While these scholarships may have parameters, they are available to all St. John's students, regardless of program of study.

This fund was established in 1998 by the Houston Area Alumni to provide partial annual scholarship support to academically qualified students with financial need.

This fund was established in 1999 by Long Island Alumni to provide one or more partial annual scholarship(s) to academically qualified, and/or deserving undergraduate student(s) who are residents of either Nassau or Suffolk Counties, New York.

This fund was 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 students based on the following criteria: a) preference is given to a Black student, 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.

This fund was established in 1990 and amended in 2010 by Nick and Dorothea Davatzes in memory of their son Christopher. This fund is to provide one but not more than two scholarships to academically qualified full-time students with a combination of need and scholastic achievement. In addition, the recipient(s) will have suffered, be currently afflicted with or have an ongoing condition of cancer. In the event that there is not an eligible student afflicted with cancer, other serious health limitations will be considered. Students are selected based upon recommendations provided by the Davatzes family.

This fund was established in 1983 by the Alumnae Association of the Alumni Federation in honor of Veronica M. Smith to benefit immediate relatives of Alumnae members by providing $2,000 in scholarship support per year for four years. Recipient must be a high school senior who is an immediate relative of an alumna and who will be matriculating as a freshman at St. John's University on a full-time basis and submit an application form by the deadline. Beginning in the 2004-2005 Academic year the annual award was increased to $5,000.00.

This fund was established in 1987 and amended in 2011 by the Washington, D.C. Alumni Chapter and Friends in memory of Joseph Addabbo. This fund is to provide 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…U.S. Capital Program, or its successor, based on the submission of an essay in conjunction with recommendations from the Washington D.C. Alumni Chapter, or its successor, and the Office of Student Financial Services.

This fund was established in 2001 by the St. John's University Division of Academic Support Services to provide partial annual scholarship support to students who meet the following criteria: a) inducted into or are member/s of Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society, b) possess a grade point average of 3.25 or better, and c) completed a Phi Eta Sigma Scholarship application and meet eligibility requirements set forth in the application, d) preference although not mandatory is given to a pharmacy student. The recipients of the scholarship shall be selected by the University's Office of Student Financial Services based upon recommendations provided by the Phi Eta Sigma Scholarship Committee.

This fund was established in 2014 by Paul and Jeanne Carroll and shall provide one or more partial annual scholarships to prospective freshman. Each applicant must complete the Catholic Scholars Online Application. Recipient(s) may receive an annual award of $5,000 per year, provided the funds are available. Annual award amount(s) can be adjusted as determined by the University.

The recipient(s) of the Scholarships shall be selected by the University's Office of Student Financial Services or its successor in conjunction with Campus Ministry. Applicants will be interviewed and selected by Campus Ministry. Recipients will be expected to participate in the four year developmental program that translates faith into action. Catholic Scholars assume important leadership roles within the community of faith and service at St. John's University in preparation for becoming faith inspired Catholic leaders for life.

This endowed scholarship was established in 2013, in memory of triple alumna, Janet E. Mangione, former Associate Director of Academic Service-Learning (ASL) and avid advocate and supporter of academic service-learning in coursework. This endowment was amended in 2019 and will provide partial annual support to qualified and/or deserving undergraduate student(s) who has at least one remaining semester left until graduation.

Recipients will be selected based upon the following criteria: a) good academic standing, and b) the applicant's essay expressing their commitment to Academic Service-Learning. The essay should include the impact of the ASL experience on their academic career, future career choices, and/or the impact on others while engaging in the service project. Recipients shall be selected by the Office of Academic Service Learning Faculty Committee or its successor in conjunction with the Office of Student Financial Services.

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 is to provide 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.

This scholarship was established in 2017 to provide one or more partial scholarships in the amount of $4,000 to $5,000 to support students who intend to serve in the United States Marine Corp (USMA) upon graduation. Students must be a sophomore, junio, or senior and enrolled in the USMC Platoon Leaders Program; completed at least one Marine Platoon Leader Course (PLC) summer program and who is committed to accepting a comission in the USMC upon graduation from the University. In the event there is no eligible PLC student, the award may go to a child of an active duty Marine or active (Class 2) Marine Reservist provided the student is not receiving the GI Bill. Recipients must have a minimum GPA of 2.5.

The James McCarthy Partners for Student Success Scholarship was established by an estate gift from James McCarthy '63C. The scholarship will support two annual awards to full time commuter students.

This Partners for Student Success Scholarship fund was established in 2016. The fund shall provide one or more partial annual scholarships to academically qualified and/or deserving undergraduate students. 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 2019-2020 academic year. Beginning with the 2020-2021 academic year, the scholarship will be funded by distributions from the Endowment Fund.

Preference given to freshman student (s) and is renewable for four years as long academic criteria is met.

This Partners for Student Success Scholarship fund was established in 2017. The fund shall provide one or more partial annual scholarship(s) to academically qualified and/or deserving undergraduate student(s). 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.

Preference given to freshman student(s) and is renewable for four years as long academic criteria is met.

This fund was established in 1999 by Frank Bonet ’58C, ’61L and Mary Ellen Bonet ’61Ed and amended in 2019 to the Mathews-Bonet Family Partners for Student Success Scholarship, by Frank J. Bonet, in memory of Marguerite Mathews and her daughter, Mary Ellen Bonet '61Ed. Mauguerite Mathews was a school teacher for 36 years in a poor area of Brooklyn who cared for her students. This fund shall provide partial annual scholarship support to academically qualified and deserving undergraduate students, who reside in Brooklyn or Manhattan. If no eligible candidates from Brooklyn or Manhattan are available, the scholarship may be awarded to students residing in any of the five boroughs of New York City.

This fund was established in 2019 to provide one or more partial annual scholarships to academically qualified and/or deserving undergraduate students of St. John's University. The recipient(s) shall be determined by the Office of Student Financial Services with preference will be given to first generation college student(s). The scholarship is renewable up to four years based upon eligibility.

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.

The Scharfenberger Family Scholarship fund was established in 2008 by Joseph M. Scharfenberger, Sr. and amended in 2019 to become The Scharfenberger Family Partners for Student Success Scholarship Fund. Recipients 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 with preference to incoming freshmen who demonstrate community service, strong work ethic, and/or dedication to family. This scholarship is renewable for four years based uopn the students' ability to meet annual criteria.

This scholarship fund was established in 2019 and shall provide one or more partial annual scholarships to students with disabilities at St. John’s University. The recipient(s) of the Scholarship Fund shall be selected by the University’s Office of Student Financial Services or its successor. In years where no candidate can be identified, the award shall be given to a student(s) with the most financial need. This Scholarship Fund is renewable for four years based upon students’ ability to meet the criteria yearly.

The Scholarship Fund shall provide one or more partial annual scholarship(s) to academically qualified and/or deserving Catholic Scholar student(s) of St. John’s University. The recipient(s) of the Scholarship Fund shall be selected by the University’s Office of Student Financial Services or its successor in conjunction with Campus Ministry. The criteria used in determining the recipients shall be based upon need and/or scholastic achievement. This Scholarship Fund is renewable for four years based upon students’ ability to meet the criteria yearly."

The Scholarship Fund shall provide one or more partial annual scholarships to academically qualified and/or deserving undergraduate students of St. John’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, with preference given to students majoring in government and politics or public administration. The recipient(s) of the Scholarship Fund 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. This Scholarship Fund is renewable for four years based upon students’ ability to meet the criteria yearly.

The Scholarship Fund shall provide one or more partial annual scholarships to academically qualified and/or deserving undergraduate students of the Maurice R. Greenberg School of Risk Management, Insurance and Actuarial Science. The recipient(s) of the Scholarship Fund shall be selected by the University’s Office of Student Financial Services (OSFS) or its successor. The OSFS will collaborate closely with the administrative leadership and Dean of GSRM in the process of offering this scholarship to the end of improving upon the quality and aggregate enrollment of GSRM’s student cohort. The criteria used in determining the recipients shall be based upon need and/or scholastic achievement. This Scholarship Fund is renewable for four years based upon students’ ability to meet the criteria yearly.

The Scholarship Fund shall provide one or more partial annual scholarships to academically qualified and/or deserving undergraduate students of the Maurice R. Greenberg School of Risk Management, Insurance and Actuarial Science. The recipient(s) of the Scholarship Fund shall be selected by the University’s Office of Student Financial Services (OSFS) or its successor. The OSFS will collaborate closely with the administrative leadership and Dean of GSRM in the process of offering this scholarship to the end of improving upon the quality and aggregate enrollment of GSRM’s student cohort. The criteria used in determining the recipients shall be based upon need and/or scholastic achievement. This Scholarship Fund is renewable for four years based upon students’ ability to meet the criteria yearly.

This fund was established in 2003 by the Indian Society Alumni Association to provide partial annual scholarship support to academically qualified undergraduate students with financial need who meet the following criteria: a) a sophomore, junior or senior, b) possess a grade point average of 3.0 or better, c) an active member in good standing of the Indian Society (a.k.a. Iota Sigma), or is a family member of an alumnus of the Indian Society. A family member is hereby defined as a child, grandchild, niece or nephew.

Note: This scholarship is available to all students on our Staten Island Campus only.

This fund was established in 1970. The recipients of the Scholarship shall be selected by The Notre Dame College Alumnae Association Sr. Helen Flynn Endowed Scholarship Fund Committee. Applicants must be a close relative (son, daughter, brother, sister, nephew, niece, grand child or first cousin) of a graduate of St. John’s University, Staten Island Campus or Notre Dame College or close relative (son, daughter, brother, sister, nephew, niece, grand child or first cousin) of a former recipient of the Notre Dame College Alumnae Association Sr. Helen Flynn Endowed Scholarship Fund. Applicants must also be an incoming freshman (high school senior), and must have been accepted for an undergraduate baccalaureate degree program offered on the Staten Island campus. The scholarship is renewable. The criteria used in determining the recipients shall be based upon financial need and/or scholastic achievement.

School-Specific Scholarships

These scholarships have parameters that are specifically related to a student's program of study.

The Hajjar Family Partners for Student Success Scholarship

This Scholarship Fund was established in 2017 under the Partners for Student Success Scholarship Initiative. The University's annual scholarship match payment will begin during the 2018-19 academic year. The scholarship Fund will be funded solely by distributions beginning the 2022-23 academic year. The Scholarship Fund shall provide one or more partial annual scholarships to academically qualified and/or deserving undergraduate students of the St. John's University's College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and/or the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences with a G.P.A. of 3.5 or better. This scholarship is renewable for four years based upon the students' ability to meet the criteria yearly.

The Virginia and Dr. Louis D'Isidori '52C Partners for Student Success Scholarship Fund

This scholarship was established in 2018 to provide one or more partial annual scholarships to academically qualified and/or deserving undergraduate students with preference given to those majoring in biology, chemistry, health sciences, pharmacy, or physics, as well as a student who is attending college as the first in their family to do so. The recipient(s) of the scholarship shall be selected by the Office of Student Financial Services and is renewable for four years based upon the student(s) eligibility to annually meet the criteria.

Angus Robinson Jr. Memorial Reinsurance Education Scholarship Fund

The Angus Robinson Jr. Memorial Reinsurance Education Scholarship Fund was established in 2016 to provide multiple full or partial annual scholarships to academically qualified and/or deserving undergraduate or graduate students enrolled in the SRM's Global Destination Courses. The criteria used in determining the recipients shall be based upon need and/ or scholastic achievement, exhibited leadership potential and expressed command of (re)insurance principles in the Global Destination Course application process.

Thornton Family Scholarship Fund

This fund was established in 2002 by John Thornton ’72L and his wife Patricia, to provide partial annual scholarship support to academically qualified undergraduate students with financial need. Preference is given to students who are or have been associated with the Covenant House or students applying to The Peter J. Tobin College of Business, School of Risk Management Insurance and Actuarial Science.

RenaissanceRe Holdings Ltd. Partners for Student Success Scholarship Fund

This fund was established on March, 22nd, 2018 by Leah Dean, Senior Vice President of RenaissanceRe Holdings Ltd. To provide one or more partial annual scholarships to academically qualified and/or deserving undergraduate students of the School of Risk Management, Insurance and Actuarial Science. This Scholarship Fund is renewable for four years based upon students' ability to meet the criteria yearly.

Robert J. Newhouse, Jr. Partners for Student Success Scholarship Fund

This fund was established on March, 22nd, 2018 by Mr. Michael Butt, Chairman of Axis Capital Holdings Limited to provide one or more partial annual scholarships to academically qualified and/or deserving undergraduate students of the School of Risk Management, Insurance and Actuarial Science. This Scholarship Fund is renewable for four years based upon students' ability to meet the criteria yearly.

Mary Ellen and Kevin H. Kelley Partners for Student Success Scholarship Fund

This scholarship was established in 2018 by Mary Ellen and Kevin H. Kelley to provide one or more partial scholarships to one or more students at St. John's University's School of Risk Management, Insurance and Actuarial Science. Preference will be given to students who are graduates of Cardinal Spellman High School in Brockton, MA. If no candidates from Cardinal Spellman High School are identified then preference is given to any student of the SRM Actuarial Science program. If no candidates from the Actuarial Science program can be identified, then the scholarship may be awarded to any student in SRM. The recipient(s) of the Scholarship Fund 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. This Scholarship Fund is renewable for four years based upon students’ ability to meet the criteria annually.

Maurice R. Greenberg Scholarship Fund Partners for Student Success

As part of the University’s Partners for Student Success Scholarship Initiative, the Maurice R. Greenberg Scholarship Fund shall provide scholarship support to students in the School of Risk Management, Insurance and Actuarial Science (SRM). The primary objective in awarding these scholarships is to grow SRM’s total enrollment, and to strengthen SRM’s student academic profile by employing generally accepted metrics used by the University. The criteria used in determining the recipients shall be based upon need and/or scholastic achievement.

TigerRisk Partners for Student Success Scholarship Fund

This scholarship was established in 2018 by TigerRisk Partners to provide one or more partial annual scholarships to academically qualified and/or deserving undergraduate students of the School of Risk Management, Insurance and Actuarial Science. The recipient(s) of the Scholarship Fund shall be selected by the University's Office of Student Financial Services (OSFS) or its successor. The criteria used in determining the recipients shall be used upon need and/or scholastic achievement. This Scholarship Fund is renewable for four years based upon students' ability to meet criteria yearly.

BB&T Insurance Holdings Partners for Student Success Scholarship Fund

The BB&T Insurance Holdings Partners for Student Success Scholarship Fund was established on March 22, 2018 by BB&T Insurance Holdings, Inc. to provide one or more partial scholarships to one or more academically qualified and/or deserving undergraduate students at St. John's University, Peter J. Tobin College of Business School of Risk Management, Insurance and Actuarial Science (SRM).

Dinos Iordanou International Scholarship Fund

The Dinos Iordanou International Scholarship Fund was established in 2018 to provide one or more partial scholarships to academically qualified and/or deserving undergraduate or graduate student(s) of St. John's University's School of Risk Management, Insurance and Actuarial Science (SRM). The criteria used in determining the recipients shall be based upon need and/or scholastic achievement. Preference will be given to international students, primarily from Cyprus or secondarily from Greece

Liberty Mutual Partners for Student Success Scholarship

This fund was established in 2018 to provide one or more partial annual scholarships to academically qualified and/or deserving students of the School of Risk Management, Insurance and Actuarial Science (SRM). The Office of Student Financial Services shall work closely with the administrative leadership and Dean of SRM in the process of offering this scholarship to the end of improving the quality and aggregate enrollment of SRM's student cohort. The scholarship is renewable for up to four years based upon students' ability to meet the criteria yearly.

Donald J. Greene Partners for Student Success Scholarship Fund

This scholarship was established in 2019 to provide one or more partial annual scholarships to academically qualifed and/or deserving undergraduate students of the School of Risk Management, Insurance, and Actuarial Science. The criteria shall be based upon need and/or scholastic achievement. The recipient(s) shall be selected by the Office of Student Financial Services in close collaboration with the Dean of SRM with the purpose of improving the quality and aggregate enrollment of SRM's student cohort. The scholarship can be renewable up to four years based upon eligibility.

Fr. Cyril Meyer, C.M. Lewis Avenue Alumni Scholarship Fund

This fund was established in 2006 by George Devine, Esq., in honor of Father Cyril Meyer, C.M., former Dean of St. John’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and former Vice President of the University. This scholarship was established to memorialize the founding of the College on Lewis Avenue in 1870 and serve as a special remembrance for those college students and alumni who gave their lives in World War II. This fund is to provide one or more annual partial scholarships to academically qualified and/or deserving students of St. John’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences students.

Nickolas Davatzes Scholarship and Research Grant Fund

This fund was established in 2007 and amended in 2016 by alumni Nickolas Davatzes. The fund shall provide one or two scholarship or research grants not less than $2,500 to an academically qualified student in the St. John's College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. At the time of the award, the student must be a Ph.D. or MA 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.  The Dean's Office will submit annually a list of proposed recipients to the Davatzes family for review and comment.

The Tutunjian Memorial Endowed Scholarship Fund

This fund was established in 2008 by John P. Tutunjian to provide scholarship awards to academically qualified and/or deserving full time undergraduate student(s) who has completed the course work to qualify as a sophomore, junior or senior and who is majoring in mathematics, chemistry, physics or biology at St. John’s University. The recipient must have a GPA of 3.25 or greater.  Recipients shall be selected by the Dean of St. John’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences with advisement from the Chairs of the Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics and Biology Departments.

Professor Sumitra Janorkar Shah Memorial Scholarship

The Scholarship Fund shall provide one or more partial annual scholarships to academically qualified and/or deserving undergraduate students of St. John's University College of Professional Studies (CPS) who have completed a minimum of two CPS entrepreneurship courses.

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.

Robert M. Hendrick Scholarship for Analytics

The Scholarship Fund shall provide one or more partial annual scholarships to academically qualified and/or deserving students in the Lesley H. and William L. Collins College of Professional Studies (CCPS). The recipient(s) of the Scholarship Fund 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 their enrollment in a program of study in applied data science or students pursing a Master of Science in Data Science. If there are no eligible CCPS undergraduate or graduate candidates majoring or minoring in applied data science or data science, then the scholarship(s) may be extended to undergraduate students majoring in math, in St. John’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. If there are no eligible candidates majoring in math, then the scholarship may be awarded to any undergraduate student with financial need. This Scholarship Fund is renewable for four years based upon the students’ ability to meet the criteria yearly.

Tobin College of Business Alumni Association Endowed Scholarship Fund

The Tobin College of Business Alumni Association Endowed Scholarship Fund was established in 2010 by the TCB Alumni Association Board, and amended in 2015 and 2018.  The Scholarship Fund shall provide one or more partial annual scholarships to academically qualified and/or deserving undergraduate student enrolled in The Peter J. Tobin College of Business.  The recipient(s) must have a G.P.A. of 3.25 or above and high levels of financial need.  Preference will be given to candidates who have demonstrated good character, experienced hardships of upbringing, have a classroom presence and activity, a good work ethic, volunteer activity, or other general activities.

Red Knight - Rho Kappa Sigma Scholarship Fund

This fund was established in 2006 by Rho Kappa Sigma Fraternity to provide one or more annual partial scholarship to academically qualified and/or deserving students in The Peter J. Tobin College of Business.

Ellen T. Reilly Scholarship Fund

This fund was established in 2000 by Diana M. Diaz, 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. Students pursuing graduate studies in business or finance who due to financial status may not be able to attend St. John’s University, are encouraged to apply. Recipients are selected by the Office of Financial Aid, based upon need and scholastic achievement.

Keane/Hajdarovic Family Partners for Student Success Scholarship Fund

This Partners for Student Success Scholarship Fund was established in 2016. The fund shall provide one or more partial annual scholarships to academically qualified and/or deserving undergraduate students in The Peter J. Tobin College of Business. 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. This scholarship is renewable for four years based upon students’ ability to meet criteria yearly.  As part of the Partners for Student Success Program the University expendable match will culminate during the 2019-2020 academic year. Beginning with the 2020-2021 academic year, the Scholarship will be funded solely by distributions from the Endowment Fund. Preference given to freshman student (s) and is renewable for four years as long academic criteria is met.

Eileen and Joseph Tarantino Partners for Student Success Scholarship Fund

The Eileen and Joseph Tarantino Partners for Student Success Scholarship Fund was established in 2016. The fund shall provide one or more partial annual scholarships to academically qualified and/or deserving undergraduate students in The Peter J. Tobin College of Business. 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. This scholarship is renewable for four years based upon students’ ability to meet criteria yearly.

Desroches Family Partners for Student Success Scholarship Fund

The Desroches Family Partners for Student Success Scholarship Fund was established in 2017. The Scholarship Fund shall provide one or more partial annual scholarships to academically qualified and/or deserving undergraduate students who have demonstrated financial need and who are students of The Peter J. Tobin College of Business at St. John's University.

Reed-McDermott Partners for Student Success Scholarship Fund

The Scholarship Fund shall provide one or more partial annual scholarships to academically qualified and/or deserving undergraduate students of The Peter J. Tobin College of Business at St. John’s University. The recipient(s) of the Scholarship Fund 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. This Scholarship Fund is renewable for four years based upon students’ ability to meet the criteria yearly.

Carl A. DiFranco Partners for Student Success Scholarship Fund

This fund was established in 2006 and amended in 2019 by Carole DiFranco. This fund is to provide one or more partial annual scholarships to academically qualified and/or deserving undergraduate students in The Peter J. Tobin College of Business majoring in accounting. The criteria used in determining the recipient(s) shall be based upon need and/or scholastic achievement with preference to studetns majoring in accounting, and with a minimum G.P.A. of 3.0.

Family Partners for Student Success Scholarship

The Scholarship Fund shall provide one or more partial annual scholarships to academically qualified and/or deserving undergraduate students of Tobin College of Business.  The recipient(s) of the Scholarship Fund 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.  This Scholarship Fund is renewable for four years based upon students’ ability to meet the criteria yearly.

Dorothea 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 student of St. John’s School of Education and Human Services. At the time of the award, the student must be a junior or senior and must have declared a major in Elementary Education. It is the intention of the Grantor for the Scholarship Fund to provide the maximum awards based upon availability of income during the academic aid year. Students are selected by The School of Education’s Dean’s Office. Annual recommendations from The School of Education are reviewed and commented by the Davatzes family.

Patricia A. (Ambroseo) Fernando and Gary T. Fernando Partners for Student Success Scholarship

The Fund was established in 2017 and shall provide one or more partial annual scholarships to academically qualified and/or deserving undergraduate students of St. John's University's School of Education. The student's GPA must be a 3.3 or greater and this scholarship is renewable for four years based upon students' ability to meet the criteria yearly.

To Apply for Financial Aid

Priority FAFSA Deadline for New Students for the 2020–21 Academic Year is December 15. To apply for financial aid for the 2020–21 academic year, students are encouraged to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form immediately after October 1st. Go to FAFSA.gov or call 1 (800) 4FEDAID for more information.

More Information

Questions about scholarships or financial aid? Contact us and we will walk you through the application process. 

Dionne Dorsey 
[email protected] 
718-990-2128

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