Maria offers various scholarships based on financial need and/or academic achievement:
Allied Health Scholarship*
Awarded annually to students who are employed in the health care field, and who wish to pursue an associate degree in the health care field. Priority given to full-time students.
Caron Family Scholarship
Established by the late Reverend Francis X. Caron, and awarded annually to entering freshmen. Preference given to students whose major field of study is liberal arts. Caron scholarships may be renewed.
Capital District Association Education Scholarship
Established in 1998 by The Capital District Association for the Education of Young Children, and awarded every third year to a graduating Maria Early Childhood major. Graduate must have maintained a 3.0 average and have been accepted to an accredited four-year college as an Elementary Education major.
Honoring Kathleen Sheehan Guido, and awarded annually to students who have completed two semesters in an allied health major field of study. Guido scholarships may be renewed, and preference is given to full-time students.
Kelley Memorial Scholarship*
Established by World War II Veterans of Watervliet, NY, in memory of Reverend Francis A. Kelley. Administered by the Albany Roman Catholic Diocese and awarded to nursing students who have maintained a 3.0 average. Priority given to full-time students.
Mary K. Knapek Scholarship*
Awarded annually to female students enrolled in the nursing program, with priority given to full-time students.
Judith Ann Marotta Scholarship*
Established by Mr. and Mrs. Thomas M. Eckert in recognition of Judith’s retirement from many years of service to Maria College. Awarded to a full-time Early Childhood Education student, with priority given to full-time students.
The Timothy McDonald Scholarship*
Established by Timothy McDonald in memory of his mother, Theresa McDonald, a 1948 graduate of St. Peter’s Hospital School of Nursing and a registered nurse at St. Peter’s Hospital for 31 years. Awarded annually, may be renewed. Preference given to full-time nursing students.
Jean A. Schmitz Scholarship*
Awarded annually to nursing students, with priority given to those who are attend full time.
Established by Peter, Patricia ’66, Scott and Allyson Shapiro, this scholarship will be awarded to a student whose field of study is Allied Health.
Thorne Nursing Scholarship*
Established by Mr. and Mrs. Robert G. Feuerriegel in memory of Anne Marie Feuerriegel Thorne, RN, Maria College Class of 1975. Granted to nursing students, to be applied exclusively toward tuition expenses. Award may be renewed, and priority is given to full-time students.
The Sister Laureen A. Fitzgerald, RSM, Presidential Scholarship*
Established to honor Sister Laureen’s service as President of Maria College from 1977 through 2012. Inspired by Sister’s mission of compassionate service, her regard for the dignity of each person, her dedication to academic excellence and lifelong learning through action, and her promotion of mercy and justice toward those less fortunate, the scholarship will be awarded to a student demonstrating academic commitment and financial need.
*Priority for scholarships is given to full-time students.