As of March 23, all courses and educational activities will be delivered virtually for the remainder of the spring semester.

Renaissance Scholars Program

Renaissance means “a new beginning”. An education that leads to a worthy career—of serving others and becoming self-sufficient—is the best new beginning anyone can have.

The Renaissance Scholars Program began in 2004. The healthcare field was facing a shortage of nurses and other skilled professionals. At the same time, there were people on public assistance, with great potential to serve in these jobs, who needed a way to afford and obtain the required educational credentials. The Renaissance Corporation teamed up with Maria College and Albany County Department of Social Services to design a unique scholarship program to fulfill this need.

Our program at Maria College offers a support package for promising and determined students embarking on the journey toward these goals.The Renaissance Scholars Program provides financial assistance and personalized support for selected low-income residents of the Capital District pursuing college level education and training to become a nurse or other healthcare professional.