Scholarships

Maria offers various scholarships based on financial need and/or academic achievement. To apply for any of these scholarships, please contact the Office of Financial Aid. You will be required to complete your FAFSA for the 2018-2019 academic year. 

Priority for scholarships is given to full-time students.

  • Allied Health Scholarship

    Awarded annually to students who meet the following criteria: student must be employed in the health care field, and who wish to pursue an associate degree in the health care field. Priority is given to full-time students.

  • Caron Family Scholarship

    Established by the late Reverend Francis X. Caron, and awarded annually to entering freshmen. Preference is given to students whose major field of study is liberal arts. Caron scholarships may be renewed.

  • Guido Scholarship*

    Honoring Kathleen Sheehan Guido, and awarded annually to students who meet the following criteria: student must 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.

  • Holly West Scholarship

    The Holly Desmond West Scholarship, established in loving memory of a caring educator, will provide tuition assistance to a current student who meets the established criteria.Criteria: Demonstrated financial need. GPA of 2.8 or higher (if applicable) A returning non-traditional student. Preference given to a student interested or intent in Psychology.

  • Mary K. Knapek Scholarship*

    Awarded annually to female students enrolled in the nursing program, with priority given to full-time students.

  • Sisters of Mercy Northeast Ministry Fund

    The Sisters of Mercy of the Americas, Northeast Ministry Fund is committed to helping students with their higher education dreams. Please complete the application below, sign and submit with a personal statement of financial need and reasons why you should be considered for this scholarship. The Scholarship Committee may also request additional information to determine your eligibility and invite you to interview with them.

    The deadline for applying is June 15.

  • Jean A. Schmitz Scholarship*

    Awarded annually to nursing students, with priority given to those who attend full-time.

  • Julia O. Wells Scholarship

    Awarded annually to students enrolled in the nursing program. Priority given to graduates of the Memorial School of Nursing.

  • Shapiro/Lynch Scholarship*

    Established by Peter, Patricia ’66, Scott and Allyson Shapiro, this scholarship will be awarded to a student whose field of study is Allied Health.

  • The Andrea Lewis Siek AAS Nursing Scholarship

    Established by Richard E. Siek in loving memory of his wife, Andrea Lewis Siek, a 1969 graduate of the St. Peter’s Hospital School of Nursing and an accomplished and caring nurse. This scholarship will provide financial assistance to meet the established criteria and who share Andrea’s qualities of dedication to the profession and compassion for others. Criteria: Students must be enrolled in the AAS Nursing Program (RN). Students must maintain an overall GPA of 2.75. Preference will be given to students with an overall GPA of 3.3. Students must demonstrate financial need. Must be given to students who are not eligible for federal or state grants.

  • The Andrea Lewis Siek BS Degree in Nursing Completion Scholarship

    Established by Richard E. Siek in loving memory of his wife, Andrea Lewis Siek. Andrea, a 1969 graduate of the St. Peter’s Hospital School of Nursing, was an accomplished and caring nurse and beloved by all those around her. This endowed scholarship will provide financial assistance to students who share Andrea’s qualities of dedication to the nursing profession and compassion for others. It is the donor’s intent that these scholarships be awarded based on the following criteria: Students must be enrolled in the BS Degree in Nursing Completion program at Maria College. Students must maintain an overall GPA of 2.75 or have special circumstances as determined by the department chair. Preference will be given to students with an overall GPA of 3.3. Students must demonstrate financial need. Must be given to students who are not eligible for federal or state grants.

  • The Charles H. Nattell ’73 Scholarship

    The Scholarship recognizes Charles Nattell, Class of 1973, whose generous bequest to Maria College provides financial support in perpetuity to students with financial need.

  • The Gail J. Blacklock Scholarship

    Established by Scott Homer, in honor of his mother Gail J. Blacklock, who instilled in him the values of compassion, hard work and integrity. The scholarship will provide financial assistance to a student who meets the established criteria. Criteria: Must be a non-traditional student. Must be enrolled in the OTA program. Must demonstrate financial need. Preference will be given to a student caring for a relative with a chronic illness or disability.

  • The Maureen O’Brien and Paul F. Vogt Scholarship

    In recognition of the leadership and generosity of Maureen E. O’Brien and Paul F. Vogt, the scholarship has been established to provide financial support to students with unique educational needs. The scholarship is designed to assist students who have demonstrated perseverance and are committed to achieving personal academic and career goals despite the challenges of a learning difference. The scholarship(s) will be awarded to matriculated Maria College students with documented learning differences and financial need.

  • The Robin L. Burkhardt ’06 Memorial Scholarship

    This endowed scholarship was created by Donald W. and Teresa L. Hewett in loving memory of Robin L. Burkhardt, a Maria College graduate who was a compassionate, determined and highly regarded healthcare professional. The scholarship will provide financial assistance to non-traditional students who are either returning to further their nursing education after serving in the workforce or entering the nursing field for the first time after serving in another profession.

  • The Sister Laureen A. Fitzgerald, RSM Presidential Scholarship*

    Established to honor Sister Laureen Fitzgerald’s (’61) service as President of Maria College from 1977 through 2012. This scholarship is awarded (each fall) to a student demonstrating both academic commitment and financial need.

  • The Theresa McDonald Scholarship Fund

    This endowed scholarship was created in loving memory of Theresa McDonald, a St. Peter’s nursing graduate and mother of eight children who worked nights to support her family. The scholarship will provide financial assistance to non-traditional students enrolled in the nursing program. Additional Criteria: Must maintain an overall GPA of 2.5 or have special circumstances as determined by the department chair.

  • Thorne Nursing Scholarship*

    Awarded to a student enrolled in the nursing program. Priority for scholarships is given to full-time students.