Honor the Past — Invest in the Future
Have you considered establishing a scholarship to honor a special family member, friend or professor? By endowing a scholarship at St. Joseph’s College, you’re not only honoring a special person in your life, but you’re also supporting our students. Scholarships can be established with current donations or through planned gifts.
Alumni and friends of St. Joseph’s are also invited to support SJC students by making a gift to one of the College’s existing scholarship funds or awards.
Help continue St. Joseph’s tradition of providing a quality education at an affordable cost by supporting our scholarship program. For more information, contact Jennifer Fleming at firstname.lastname@example.org or 631.946.6583.
Click blue boxes below to see scholarships in alphabetical order.
Gregg Alfano ’93 and Joanne Alfano Scholarship
During his years at SJC, Gregg Alfano, an avid baseball player, held several athletic records. After Gregg’s untimely death in 2000, his parents and his twin brother, Christopher Alfano ’93, created a scholarship in Gregg’s memory. When Christopher’s wife, JoAnne Alfano, succumbed to breast cancer in 2001, her name was added to the scholarship to honor her memory. The Alfano family created the scholarship to ensure that something positive and lasting emerged from the tragic loss of their children. The scholarship is awarded to students from the Long Island Campus.
Agnes Woods Gill Endowed Scholarship Fund
After leaving the College in 1926, Mrs. Allen became a French teacher in the New York City public school system. Although she was only a student at St. Joseph’s College from February until June of 1926, Mrs. Allen left a portion of her estate to St. Joseph’s to establish the Agnes Woods Gill Endowed Scholarship Fund, which is awarded to students on the Brooklyn Campus.
Dion Arroyo Memorial Scholarship
The Dion Arroyo Memorial Scholarship was established by the brothers of Delta Psi Omega in memory of their former brother, Dion Lawrence Arroyo. A computer science major at SJC’s Long Island Campus, Dion died in a car accident in 2003. The scholarship is awarded annually to a Long Island Campus student majoring in mathematics or computer science who is involved in community service.
Sheila Baird Scholarship
In 2010, the Sheila Baird Scholarship was established to honor Ms. Baird’s many years of service to the College during her long tenure as chair of the St. Joseph’s College Board of Trustees. Ms. Baird is a founding partner of Kimelman & Baird LLC, an investment advisory firm. In addition to her work on St. Joseph’s board, Ms. Baird is a trustee of the Children’s Aid Society of New York. This scholarship is awarded to a student on either campus.
Richard Barry Fund
Richard Barry, a professor at St. Joseph’s College for more than 20 years, died in 1996. Established by his wife and daughter, the Richard Barry Fund provides adult students with stipends to cover the cost of textbooks.
H. Joseph Bauch Scholarship
To honor their brother, alumnae Clare T. Bauch ’45 and Ann E. Bauch ’56 established this scholarship, which is awarded to a Brooklyn Campus student. After graduating from St. Joseph’s, Ann Bauch taught kindergarten at John Lewis Childs School in Floral Park for 36 years, and Clare was a history teacher and later assistant principal at Richmond Hill High School.
S. Margaret Buckley ’55 Scholarship
Edward McAssey III and his wife, Linda, established the S. Margaret Buckley ’55 Scholarship in honor of their aunt and longtime Brooklyn Campus academic dean. S. Margaret was a faculty member in the secondary education department since 1969, and served as academic dean from 1987 to 2011. This scholarship is awarded to a Brooklyn Campus student.
Mary Butz ’69 Scholarship
Following a long career in public education, Mary Butz ’69 is currently an independent consultant, serving local schools in areas such as leadership, community relations, and professional and curriculum development. Ms. Butz joined the St. Joseph’s College Board of Trustees in 2008. The Mary Butz ’69 Scholarship, awarded to Brooklyn Campus students, was created by Dr. Diane Ravitch, family and dear friends.
Rose and Jack Calareso Scholarship for Leadership in Service
The inauguration of the College’s seventh president, Dr. Jack Calareso, will be a yearlong celebration of the core St. Joseph’s values, including an emphasis on service. Throughout the inaugural year, these ideals will come to life through the development of the Rose and Jack Calareso Scholarship for Leadership in Service. This scholarship for leadership in service will be awarded annually to deserving students on both campuses that have demonstrated exemplary leadership and compassion in community service.
Louis Calder Scholarship
Established in 1951, the Louis Calder Foundation provides support for educational, charitable, and benevolent uses and purposes. In 1993, the foundation challenged SJC to match funds on a one-for-two basis to establish the Louis Calder Scholarship. The scholarship is awarded to students who are New York City residents.
Rosemary S. Chapman Memorial Scholarship
While raising her four children, Rosemary Chapman worked as a receptionist at St. Joseph’s for 38 years. She retired in 2003, and established this scholarship prior to her passing in 2006. It is awarded to a Brooklyn Campus student who is committed to furthering his or her education on a full- or part-time basis.
Class of 1964 Scholarship
In September 2003, the Class of 1964 commemorated the 40th anniversary of their graduation from St. Joseph’s College by creating this scholarship for Brooklyn Campus students who are the first in their families to attend college.
Con Edison Math and Science Scholarship
Since 2005, the Consolidated Edison Company of New York has supported the Con Ed Math and Science Scholarship at St. Joseph’s Brooklyn Campus. The scholarship was established to attract high school students to St. Joseph’s math and science programs and to encourage students who are already enrolled to consider these disciplines as their major field of study. Con Ed has a long-standing tradition of supporting initiatives that enrich math, science, literacy, engineering, and energy and technology curricula.
Dr. Frances Partridge Connor ’40 Scholarship
Dr. Frances Partridge Connor ’40 is a Richard March Hoe professor emerita of Teachers College, Columbia University, and was also the education department chair from 1962 to 1985. In addition, she was a professor and director of the Research and Demonstration Center Institute for the Learning Disabled from 1955 to 1987. Earlier in her career, Dr. Connor was a research associate with the U.S. Office of Education in Washington, D.C., and coordinator of special education at the University of Georgia at Athens. Dr. Connor established this scholarship for a Brooklyn Campus student who is studying to be a special education teacher.
DeBellis Family Scholarship
Kathleen DeBellis provided a bequest to establish the DeBellis Family Scholarship. Her daughter, Rosemary DeBellis, attended the Long Island Campus, and the scholarship is awarded to an adult student on the Long Island Campus.
Thomas A. Doherty Scholarship
Thomas A. Doherty, former chairman, president and CEO of Fleet Bank, served on the St. Joseph’s College Board of Trustees for 22 years, including four years as chair. A leader in the Long Island banking industry, Mr. Doherty’s legacy lives on in the Thomas A. Doherty Scholarship, which was established thanks to the generosity of Mr. and Mrs. Jack Bransfield, and Mr. Doherty’s family and friends. The scholarship is awarded annually to two undergraduate business majors and one graduate management studies student on the Long Island Campus.
Marygrace Calhoun Dunn ’46 ACES Scholarship
In 2001, St. Joseph’s renamed the Academic Center for Enhancement Services (A.C.E.S.) facility in memory of Marygrace Calhoun Dunn, who passed away in May 2000. A former teacher, Mrs. Dunn was a lifelong volunteer in service to those in need. She was an esteemed alumna, a devoted wife, mother, and a lover of literature and writing. To further honor his wife and support the center named in her honor, Richard Dunn created the Marygrace Calhoun Dunn A.C.E.S. Scholarship, which is awarded to Brooklyn Campus A.C.E.S. students.
Patricia A. Dyon Scholarship
Charles Dyon, a longtime faculty member in the School of Professional and Graduate Studies, established the Patricia A. Dyon Scholarship in memory of his wife. Mr. Dyon created this scholarship for Long Island Campus students who will pursue careers in hospice care.
S. Marie Clotilde Falvey ’37 Scholarship
Because of her admiration and affection for S. Marie Clotilde Falvey, Margaret Mary Wolfe ’41 established a scholarship in her memory. S. Marie Clotilde, who served as chair of the chemistry department for many years, is remembered as a dedicated and innovative instructor who introduced courses in earth science and the ascent of man. This scholarship is awarded annually to child study majors on the Brooklyn Campus.
James and Margaret Farrell Scholarships
A career teacher, Margaret Farrell ’48 made a bequest that provided for two fully endowed scholarships in memory of her parents, Margaret M. Farrell and James Farrell. The scholarships are awarded annually to students on the Brooklyn Campus.
Mary E. McLoughlin Farrell ’35 Scholarship
Mary Elizabeth McLoughlin Farrell ’35 worked for many years as St. Joseph’s director of alumni relations. The College created this scholarship, which supports students on both campuses, to honor her years of dedication to SJC.
Drs. James Aloysius Gibson and Patricia Brozinsky Scholarship
Dr. Patricia Brozinsky established this scholarship in memory of her partner, Dr. James Aloysius Gibson, a former adjunct faculty member at St. Joseph’s. The scholarship is awarded to a Long Island Campus student who is majoring in social science or education.
Elizabeth M. and Denis F. Gimblet Memorial Scholarship
In 2007, Elizabeth Gimblet ’53 established the Elizabeth M. and Denis F. Gimblet Memorial Scholarship in memory of her parents. Ms. Gimblet, a chemistry major, was active in co-curricular activities, including the German and Social Science clubs, and the Religious Affairs Committee. Until her retirement, Ms. Gimblet was employed in the health industry. The Elizabeth M. and Denis F. Gimblet Memorial Scholarship is awarded to Brooklyn Campus students who are pursuing degrees in education.
Sheila and Barry Gornick ’87 Scholarship
Barry Gornick, a Long Island Campus graduate, was a draftsman, test engineer and teacher, and currently works as a substitute teacher in the New York City school system. In appreciation for the education he received at St. Joseph’s, Mr. Gornick and his wife, Sheila, established this scholarship, which is awarded to four Long Island Campus students.
Emilia Longobardo Govan ’58 Scholarship
A first generation Italian-American, Emilia Govan graduated from St. Joseph’s in 1958 as valedictorian of her class. In 1976, she earned a J.D. with honors from Georgetown University Law Center. She taught political science at Trinity College in Washington, D.C.; served as co-chair of the Arlington (Va.) Coalition on Transportation citizen’s action group; was project director at the Congressional Office of Technology Assessment; held senior staff positions with the U.S. Department of Energy; practiced law in Washington, D.C.; and eventually became a consultant and vice president with JK Research Associates. In 1992, St. Joseph’s awarded her an honorary Doctor of Laws. James Govan and his sons, Stephen and Michael, created this scholarship in Emilia’s memory. It is awarded to a first-generation college student on the Brooklyn Campus.
Graduate Management Studies Leadership Scholarship
The Graduate Management Studies Leadership Scholarship is awarded to students who are eager to pursue the study of leadership theory, ethics and social responsibility. Students from either campus who are in good academic standing and have completed at least six credits are eligible to apply for the scholarship.
S. Joseph Damien Hanlon ’46 Scholarship
To honor an esteemed teacher and historian, alumni and friends established the S. Joseph Damien Hanlon ’46 Scholarship to benefit Brooklyn Campus students. S. Joseph Damien was chair of the history department in the late 1960s. After giving her students a strong foundation in history, she further enriched their lives as moderator of the International Relations Club.
Dr. Hawryluk Scholarship Fund for Undergraduate Research
Created to honor Dr. Hawryluk, Ph.D., a faculty member in the psychology department, this fund is dedicated to supporting the conduct and presentation of empirical research by undergraduate students. It benefits students in all the social sciences by providing monies to support their research and/or opportunities to present their research beyond the walls of SJC.
Laura W. Heiden ’95 Memorial Scholarship
Laura Heiden enrolled at St. Joseph’s College in 1989 as a part-time student while her children were still in elementary school. She earned a degree in 1995, taught at Ss. Cyril and Methodius Elementary School in Deer Park, and passed away in 2004 after a long illness. Mrs. Heiden’s husband, Bill, created this scholarship in her name as a testament to her devotion to family and education. It is awarded to a nontraditional Long Island Campus child study major.
S. Elizabeth A. Hill ’64 Scholarship
After 17 years as president of St. Joseph’s College, S. Elizabeth A. Hill ’64, C.S.J., J.D., retired in June 2014. This scholarship was established to honor her legacy. Providing an excellent education to all students, regardless of their ability to pay tuition, has been the cornerstone of S. Elizabeth’s presidency. The S. Elizabeth A. Hill ’64 Scholarship will support students on either campus who express financial need.
Hurricane Sandy Student Relief Fund
With campuses in Long Island and Brooklyn, St. Joseph’s students and their families live in some of the communities most heavily impacted by Superstorm Sandy in 2012. The College established the Hurricane Sandy Student Relief Fund in the days after the storm to provide tuition assistance for those students who have lost homes, cars and a lifetime of irreplaceable possessions. This scholarship is open to students from both campuses who continue to be affected by Superstorm Sandy.
Dr. Mary J. Huschle ’22 Scholarship
Dr. Mary J. Huschle ’22 served as chair of the social sciences department, and was a member of St. Joseph’s faculty for more than 25 years. In 2000, SJC professor Dorothy King established this scholarship in memory of her colleague and friend. This scholarship is awarded to a Brooklyn Campus student.
Dorothy Bloodgood Kennedy ’48 and Bernard Kennedy Scholarship
Dorothy Bloodgood Kennedy ’48 was a member of the St. Joseph’s College Board of Trustees from 1994 to 2010. During her time as a student, Mrs. Kennedy, an English major, was editor of Loria and a member of Mercier Circle. In appreciation for her loyal and dedicated service to St. Joseph’s, the College presented its Distinguished Citizen Award to Mrs. Kennedy in 2006. Her husband, Bernard Kennedy, is the co-chairman of King Kullen Supermarkets Inc. This scholarship is awarded to a Brooklyn Campus student.
King Kullen Scholarship
In 1994 the King Kullen Grocery Company, a leader in the supermarket industry, established the King Kullen Scholarship at St. Joseph’s College. King Kullen is family owned and operated, and is recognized by the Smithsonian Institution as America’s first supermarket. Long Island business majors are eligible for the award, and recipients are known as King Kullen Scholars.
Neil Lamens Fund
This fund was established by Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management Gigi Lamens to honor her late husband, Neil. The Lamens Fund helps to support the direct needs of the athletics program on the Long Island Campus. The purpose is to enhance the student-athlete experience for needs including uniforms, equipment and travel. Grants are awarded annually.
Professor Norma Mallia Cultural Award For Honors Students
Professor Norma Mallia taught French at St. Joseph’s College from 1945 to 1980. In her estate, Professor Mallia provided for this award, which is used for the Brooklyn Campus honors students’ junior-year trip.
Olga Marzano ’42 Scholarship
Olga Marzano graduated from St. Joseph’s College in 1942. A former history major, she later became a member of The Aquinas Society, and passed away at the age of 91 in February 2011. She is the sister of Evelyn Marzano Corcoran ’43. This scholarship is awarded to a female Brooklyn Campus student. Scholarship recipients need to demonstrate their talents from a public high school that shows economic need.
Anne Buckley McAssey ’57 Scholarship
While a student at St. Joseph’s, Anne Buckley McAssey was vice president of the undergraduate association, editor of Loria and a member of the Delta Epsilon Sigma honor society. After graduation, she began a career in education as an English teacher. Established by her son Edward and his wife, Linda, this scholarship is awarded annually to a student on the Brooklyn Campus.
Margaret Welch McDermott Nursing Scholarship
The Margaret Welch McDermott Nursing Scholarship was established by Margaret McDermott Roberts ’67 in honor of her mother, who aspired to be a nurse. After her mother’s death, Mrs. McDermott had to leave nursing school to care for her siblings, and never completed school. The scholarship is awarded to a first-generation college student who is pursuing a degree in nursing.
Elizabeth McKaigney Award
Elizabeth McKaigney joined the faculty in 1983, spending 18 years at the College as a professor of business administration. After Professor McKaigney passed away in 2004, her sister, Patricia O’Neill, and her family established this award, which is presented annually to a Brooklyn Campus student majoring in business administration.
Louise McVicker Scholarship
Louise A. McVicker, a gifted and inspirational woman, worked as a preschool teacher for over 22 years. Known for her intellect, smile and calming presence, Louise served as Head Teacher at the Dillon Child Study Center. Prior to that, she served as the Director of the Parkside Children’s Workshop in Windsor Terrace, Brooklyn. In January 2015, Louise passed away. In her memory, her husband John McVicker, established the Louise A. McVicker Scholarship. This scholarship is awarded annually, with preference given to a Brooklyn upperclassmen majoring in Child Study. The selected student must demonstrate financial need and show great academic promise.
Linda Morgante Nursing Scholarship
Linda Morgante joined the SJC faculty after a distinguished career as an intensive-care unit nurse and multiple sclerosis specialist. Ms. Morgante, who was beloved by her patients and later her students, passed away in March 2007. In recognition of the great care she provided for her patients, the multiple sclerosis unit at Maimonides Medical Center was renamed the Linda Morgante MS Care Center. Her husband, Joseph Porcelli, established this scholarship in his wife’s memory to benefit a R.N. working toward a B.S.N. on the Brooklyn Campus.
Morris Family Scholarship
This scholarship was established in June 2012, thanks to a generous gift from the estate of alumna Rita Morris ’36. A former member of The Aquinas Society, Rita passed away at the age of 96 in 2011. The scholarship is to be awarded to a female mathematics or accounting student from either campus.
Eileen Mulcahy Scholarship
A Chicago native and a graduate of Northwestern University, Eileen Mulcahy enjoyed living in Manhattan and actively supported charitable organizations devoted to children and education. In her estate, Ms. Mulcahy, a friend of St. Joseph’s College, generously provided for a scholarship that offers tuition assistance to students on both campuses.
Edith and Frances Mulhall Achilles Foundation Scholarship
Edith Mulhall Achilles taught clinical psychology at Columbia University, studying the development of memory and recognition in children. She also worked at the Psychological Corporation, where her husband, Paul, served as director. She consulted at Oxford School and was a trustee of Barnard College for several years. This scholarship is awarded to a Brooklyn Campus student.
Rosedna Hall Murray ’41 Scholarship
Rosedna Hall Murray worked as a cryptographer in the U.S. Army during World War II. After her service, she worked on the copy desk of the editorial board of Time magazine and eventually joined the Nassau County Department of Social Services. In 2001, her family created this scholarship to honor Rosedna and to provide support for Brooklyn Campus psychology majors who are related to St. Joseph’s alumni.
New York Newspapers Foundation Scholarship
The scholarship is awarded to a Brooklyn undergraduate journalism student who is already receiving a Presidential or Dean’s Scholarship. The scholarship recipient is to be selected by the Brooklyn executive dean.
S. George Aquin O’Connor Scholarship
S. George Aquin O’Connor assumed the presidency of St. Joseph’s College in 1969. Under her direction, SJC became coeducational, established a branch campus in Brentwood, inaugurated the School of General Studies and established the College’s graduate program. She retired in 1997 after 28 years as president. In 2007, S. George passed away. This scholarship, established in her memory, is awarded to qualified students on both campuses.
Rosemary O’Halloran ’42 Scholarship
After graduating from St. Joseph’s, Rosemary O’Halloran received an M.S. in physical chemistry from Fordham University and secured a professional laboratory position at what is now ExxonMobil. In 1969, she was promoted to research associate, developing and testing lubricants, and holds 42 U.S. patents, plus many foreign filings. Ms. O’Halloran has supported the renovation of the Brooklyn Campus science laboratories and established this scholarship for students majoring in science on both campuses.
Annie O’Rourke ’71 Scholarship
An elementary school teacher for most of her career, Annie O’Rourke later became an administrator, and served as the principal designee at High School Redirection, an alternative high school program. After Annie’s death in 2006, her sister, Virginia O’Rourke McLaughlin ’62, established this scholarship in Annie’s memory. It is awarded to a Brooklyn Campus student.
Kathleen Dorothy Beck Panoff ’50 Scholarship
Kathleen Dorothy Beck Panoff ’50 was a member of the Delta Epsilon Sigma honor society and a magna cum laude graduate of St. Joseph’s College. Mrs. Panoff’s extracurricular activities included varsity basketball and softball, as well as membership in Chapel Players. Mrs. Panoff’s children established this scholarship in her memory. It is awarded to a Brooklyn Campus student who is majoring in mathematics or science.
Doris Oshinski Powers ’53 Scholarship
While at St. Joseph’s, Doris Oshinski Powers was one of five members of the Class of 1953 elected to the Delta Epsilon Sigma honor society. A chemistry major who also minored in math and physics, Mrs. Powers worked at Pfizer in the bio-assay lab. In 1989, Doris and Edward Powers established a scholarship to benefit Brooklyn Campus students.
Erminia Rivera Scholarship
Erminia Rivera, a trustee of St. Joseph’s College, has long been a champion of local education causes. Mrs. Rivera is a board member of the Brooklyn Arts Council, Brooklyn Friends School and Maimonides Medical Center. She established this scholarship in 2010 to benefit students on the Brooklyn Campus.
Gilbert Rivera Scholarship
In 1980, Gilbert Rivera founded AM&G Waterproofing with his brothers and later opened Park Avenue Building and Roofing Supplies. Gilbert Rivera was actively involved in the community, and was very proud of the difference he and his family made to the people of Brooklyn. Mr. Rivera passed away in March 2007. To honor his legacy of philanthropy, his wife, Erminia, and his family established the Gilbert Rivera Scholarship for students on the Brooklyn Campus.
Marian Russo Scholarship
Honoring 30 years of steadfast service, the Marian Russo Scholarship was established to ensure that students experiencing financial hardship still can continue their education. As the College’s director of student activities and co-curricular programs, Marian has spent her professional life supporting thousands of SJC students through difficult situations. This fund ensures that our students who experience tragedy or hardship have a chance for assistance.
S. Joseph Immaculate Schwartz ’38 Scholarship
After graduating from St. Joseph’s, S. Joseph Immaculate received a master’s degree from Columbia University and a doctorate from Yale University within five years. She returned to St. Joseph’s as a professor of English, eventually serving as department chair for more than 25 years. In 1998, the Class of 1948 dedicated its 50th anniversary gift to a scholarship fund honoring S. Joseph Immaculate, who passed away in 1999. This scholarship is awarded to a Brooklyn Campus student.
Nicholas Scoyni Scholarship
In 2001, Eleanor Scoyni established this scholarship at St. Joseph’s College in memory of her husband, who worked for the Internal Revenue Service for many years. The scholarship is awarded to a student majoring in business or accounting on the Long Island Campus.
Mary ’48 and Robert Sheppard Scholarship
Mary Hoffman Sheppard ’48 majored in French at St. Joseph’s College. Her husband, Robert, passed away in 2010. This annual scholarship, which was established in September 2013, will provide financial support to an academically qualified and/or deserving student on the Brooklyn Campus with financial need.
Daniel and Margaret Smythe and Elaine Smythe ’52 Scholarship
Elaine Smythe ’52, who taught kindergarten in New York City for 45 years, enjoyed traveling, photography and painting. A loyal and dedicated alumna, Ms. Smythe described her time at St. Joseph’s as one of her fondest memories and especially enjoyed working with children in the Dillon Child Study Center. She named St. Joseph’s as the beneficiary of her life insurance, and the College established the Daniel and Margaret Smythe and Elaine Smythe ’52 Scholarship to honor her and her parents. This scholarship is awarded to child study majors on both campuses.
Somers Fund for ACES Students
The Somers Fund provides critical scholarship assistance to recruit and retain students for the highly successful ACES (Academic Center for English-language Studies) program at SJC. The Somers Fund may also provide funding for essentials like books and fees for ACES students.
Stanley and Grace Russo Spinola ’36 Scholarship
After graduation, Grace Spinola worked as an import manager, taught kindergarten at St. Andrew’s School, and later was a Spanish teacher in the Clifton, N.J., school system. This scholarship, which is awarded to a Brooklyn student, was made possible by Mrs. Spinola’s generous bequest in 2002.
Kathleen and Ted Sorensen Scholarship
This scholarship was established in 2012 by Aquinas Society member Kathleen Sorensen, a loyal friend of St. Joseph’s College, in memory of her late husband, Ted. It is awarded to a student on either campus who is majoring in chemistry, physics or mathematics.
Established by Keith Outlaw to honor his parents, Paul and Ann Taylor, the Taylor Fund provides housing support for Brooklyn Campus students.
Town of Brookhaven Industrial Development Agency Scholarship
Since 1971, the Town of Brookhaven Industrial Development Agency (IDA) has been a public benefit corporation of the state of New York. The agency’s charge is to assist in the acquisition, construction, reconstruction and equipment of commercial and industrial facilities. In November 2000, the IDA created a scholarship at St. Joseph’s College for a Long Island Campus student who resides in the Town of Brookhaven.
Janet Prendergast Vickrey ’31 Memorial Scholarship
Janet Prendergast Vickrey ’31, a dedicated and loyal alumna, generously supported St. Joseph’s students for many years. Because of her work as a public school teacher, Janet understood the struggles many students have affording a college education. Upon her death in 2008, St. Joseph’s established the Janet Prendergast Vickrey ’31 Scholarship to honor her many contributions to SJC and its students. This scholarship is awarded to a Brooklyn Campus student who is majoring in history.
Michael J. Vignato Biology Scholarship Fund
The Michael J. Vignato Biology Scholarship Fund stands to honor the 2007 graduate’s generous spirit, as both a college student and a volunteer firefighter. This fund helps those students who are interested in pursuing biology, as Michael was. The scholarship is awarded annually to an incoming freshman on the Long Island Campus majoring in biology.
Thomas J. Wendt ’88 Alumni Scholarship
As a student, Thomas Wendt ’88 had a great affinity for SJC and was active in various student organizations. Mr. Wendt was an employee at the College from 1994 to 1995, working as assistant to the director of student services and teaching a freshman humanities course. After his death in 2004, the Thomas J. Wendt ’88 Alumni Scholarship was created to honor his memory. The scholarship is awarded annually to a Long Island Campus student who is a leader in the St. Joseph’s College community and maintains at least a 3.0 GPA.