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The Dominick J. Agostino Memorial Scholarship

The Dominick J. Agostino Memorial Scholarship, established by his wife, Pat and his children Mary Beth and Ryan to honor the memory of Dom Agostino '68, is awarded annually to an incoming freshman. Preference is given to a resident student who is able to live at Siena because of this award.

The George I. Alden Scholarship Fund

The George I. Alden Scholarship Fund was endowed through a challenge grant by the George I. Alden Trust and through the generous response of Siena’s alumni and friends. The scholarship will be awarded annually to students who demonstrate financial need.

The Christopher ‘89 and Lisa Gill ‘90 Alfieri Scholarship

The Christopher ‘89 and Lisa Gill ‘90 Alfieri Scholarship was established in 2014 to pay tribute to their parents and all their family members who have always recognized the value and importance that education plays in our lives. The scholarship is awarded to students with financial need.

The All-Star Wine and Spirits Scholarship

The All-Star Wine and Spirits Scholarship was established by Craig Allen ’91 in honor of his “Siena Experience” and appreciation of the several students employed at All-Star over the years. This scholarship will help continue to make the “Siena Experience” possible.

The Professor Roland A. Allen Memorial Scholarship

The Professor Roland A. Allen Memorial Scholarship has been established by Thomas P. Fehlner to honor the memory of an outstanding Siena physics professor who served as his first scientific mentor. The scholarship will be awarded based on academic merit and financial need to students who are interested in the physical sciences.

The Alonge Family Scholarship

The Alonge Family Scholarship is awarded annually to a student showing academic and career potential. The scholarship was established by Guy Alonge, Jr. in honor of his family.

The Guy ‘54 and Dorothea Alonge, Jr. Scholarship

The Guy ‘54 and Dorothea Alonge, Jr. Scholarship established in 2008 by their son, Guy Alonge III to honor his parents’ devotion to family, love for Siena and contributions to the career development of Siena students. The award is based on financial need and made to students from Columbia County, New York.

The Alum From ‘81 Scholarship

The Alum From ‘81 Scholarship is to be awarded annually to students who demonstrate financial need.

The Christopher Ambrose Memorial Scholarship

The Christopher Ambrose Memorial Scholarship. has been established by Frank ‘85 and Sheila Ambrose in memory of Frank’s brother and Sheila’s brother-in-law, Christopher. The scholarship will be awarded to students who have demonstrated financial need with preference to students pursuing a Health Studies Major.

The Thomas L. ‘89 and Christine E. Amell Scholarship

The Thomas L. ‘89 and Christine E. Amell Scholarship, created in 2012 by Siena Associate Trustee Chair, Thomas L. Amell ‘89, and his wife, Christine. The scholarship is based on financial need with a preference given to commuter students who work part-time to fund their education.

The AMSA Scholarship

The AMSA Scholarship, established by Michael Bucci ‘73 and James Nealy, is awarded annually to an incoming freshman student of employees of Armored Motor Service of America, Inc. Preference will be given to students in Armored Motor Service of America, Inc. operating areas, who demonstrate financial need, good academic standing and strong participation in extra-curricular activities. In the event that there is no student applicant from Armored Motor Service of America, Inc., the scholarship will be awarded to a student from New York State.

The Men and Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians Capital Region Memorial Scholarship

The Men and Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians Capital Region Memorial Scholarship honors men and women who have contributed to Irish America life and culture, and Christian values. Its first and most important Hibernian honoree is Fr. Henry Tansey, M.H.M. In addition, the scholarship honors Trooper William Dooley, founder of the New York State Police Pipe Band. Each honoree promoted Christian values and community service. The scholarship is aimed at helping upper classmen and/or transfer students living in the capital district and based on financial need.

The Willard T. Anderson Scholarship

The Willard T. Anderson Scholarship was established in 2001 to honor the late Willard T. Anderson, owner, and chairman of The Anderson Group. The scholarship is awarded annually to students who demonstrate financial need. Preference will be given to a student or students with a physical disability.

The Mick Ankrom ‘90 and Joan (Kenney) Ankrom ‘92 Scholarship

The Mick Ankrom ‘90 and Joan (Kenney) Ankrom ‘92 Scholarship was established by Mick ‘90 and Joan Ankrom ‘92 in honor of Mick’s 25th Reunion and with an appreciation for all the classmates, friends, professors, and Friars that made their “Siena Experience” special. This scholarship will help to provide the same for future Siena students.

The Mary Burke Apps ‘53 Scholarship

The Mary Burke Apps ‘53 Scholarship shall be awarded annually to entering or currently matriculated students in good academic standing who have demonstrated financial need with a preference for female students from Schenectady County.

The Arkell Hall Foundation Scholarship

The Arkell Hall Foundation Scholarship is awarded annually to students who graduated from Canajoharie High School or a surrounding community in Montgomery County, New York. This award is renewable and is based on financial need.

The James Barba Family Scholarship

The James Barba Family Scholarship was established in 1991 by James Barba, Sr. ‘56. This scholarship is awarded annually to students who demonstrate financial need and academic ability.

The Tim ‘79 and Anne (Hein) ‘80 Barker Scholarship

The Tim ‘79 and Anne (Hein) ‘80 Barker Scholarship, was established in 2008 by Tim ‘79 and Anne ‘80 (Hein) Barker and their family. Preference will be given to a student whose family may have experienced unforeseen personal, financial or family circumstances that might have altered their ability to enroll their son/daughter at Siena. Financial need is a criterion.

The Charles P. Barrett Scholarship

The Charles P. Barrett Scholarship, established in 1999, by Charles P. Barrett ‘49 in honor of his 50th year class anniversary. The scholarship will be awarded annually to a student in good academic standing, based on academic achievement and financial need. Preference will be given to graduates of Catholic Central High School in Troy, New York.

The J. Patrick Barrett ‘59 and Thomas J. Murphy ‘67 Scholarship

The J. Patrick Barrett ‘59 and Thomas J. Murphy ‘67 Scholarship has been established to provide minority students who are in financial need the opportunity to receive a Siena College education.

The Danielle ‘06 and Stephen ‘05 Barretta Scholarship

The Danielle ‘06 and Stephen ‘05 Barretta Scholarship given by Danielle and Stephen Barretta is intended to provide the “Siena Experience” for young people of modest means.

The BBL Construction Services/Isabelle Led Duke Scholarship

The BBL Construction Services/Isabelle Led Duke Scholarship is awarded annually to sons and daughters of BBL employees. Second preference is given to sons and daughters of BBL Construction Services, its affiliated companies, its major sub contractors and vendors, and other business partners that are associated with BBL. Donald Led Duke, former Trustee, his family, friends and BBL Construction Services established this scholarship.

The Larry Benzie ‘58 Memorial Scholarship

The Larry Benzie ‘58 Memorial Scholarship was established by his wife, Joan, and sons Larry III, Patrick and George in 1999. Preference will be given to students whose residence is in Watervliet, New York. Financial need is a criterion.

The Sara Allen and Julius/Jessica Bernard Scholarship

The Sara Allen and Julius/Jessica Bernard Scholarship endowed by an alumnus of the class of 1968 and is awarded based on financial need to students from Clinton, Essex, Washington, and Warren Counties in New York State.

The Keith Ronald Berry Memorial Scholarship

The Keith Ronald Berry Memorial Scholarship was established by his family to honor Keith and perpetuate the memory of Keith’s charisma, compassionate manner, adventurous nature and his ability to bring people together in a friendly environment. The scholarship will be awarded annually to a junior and will be renewed for that student’s senior year provided academic requirements are maintained. Preference will be given to business majors and will be based on financial need.

The Bethlehem Construction Corp., Wolanin Companies Ltd. & PrivateSky® Aviation Services, Inc. Scholarship

The Bethlehem Construction Corp., Wolanin Companies Ltd. & PrivateSky® Aviation Services, Inc. Scholarship, in memory of Vincent J. Wolanin, a Pennsylvania Law Enforcement Officer who died suddenly, was founded by his sons, Vincent M. Wolanin and Gregory M. Wolanin, and by Wolanin Companies, Ltd. and its affiliates. Awards are made to a Siena student who exhibits financial need with preference given to a student who has lost a parent suddenly due to accident or sickness, and/or being an employee, family member of any Wolanin Companies, Ltd. affiliate and/or who demonstrates specific excellence in athletics or in mathematics, construction, aeronautics, music, computer science or physics.

The George D. Bigler Memorial Scholarship

The George D. Bigler Memorial Scholarship was established to provide scholarships to full or part-time business students with a first priority given to students residing in Ulster County, New York.

The Blake-Rosen Family Scholarship

The Blake-Rosen Family Scholarship is given by Cheri A. Rosen ‘89 in appreciation for her Siena Experience. Awards are given based on financial need.

The Blass Communications Scholarship

The Blass Communications Scholarship, established in 1989 by the Blass family and Blass Communications to mark the 20th anniversary of the company is awarded annually to entering or upper-class students on the basis of academic eligibility. Preference shall be given to sons and daughters of employees of Blass Communications. Outstanding students who are majoring in Marketing and Management or Finance or who are pursuing a career in the field of communications will be nominated by the Dean of the Business Division, and/or by the Admissions Committee.

The Bradley ‘82 and Lisa Matheu Bodmer ‘85 Scholarship

Bradley ‘82 and Lisa Matheu Bodmer ‘85 have established The Bradley ‘82 and Lisa Matheu Bodmer ‘85 Scholarship to honor their parents William and Mary Bodmer and James and Arlene Matheu, whose love and sacrifice enabled them to become a son and a daughter of Siena College forever. The Bradley ‘82 and Lisa Matheu Bodmer ‘85 Scholarship will be awarded annually at the discretion of the Office of Financial Aid with preference given to students from Cherry Valley, Garden City, or Niskayuna, New York.

The Bond Family Scholarship

The Bond Family Scholarship, established by Joseph F. ‘50 and Jane Bond, is awarded annually to entering students who demonstrate strong individual character, energy, academic promise and the ability to benefit from a Siena education. Preference is given to students who require this scholarship either to be able to attend Siena College or allow the student to enroll as an on-campus resident student. This award is based on financial need or academic merit. Selection of these students is made by the Financial Aid Committee. The scholarship is renewable for students who maintain a cumulative grade point average of 2.6 or better with a proven history of achievement in activities fulfilling the Franciscan ideals of the College.

The May Bonfils Stanton Trust Scholarship

The May Bonfils Stanton Trust Scholarship has been established to assist qualified students from Denver County, Denver, Colorado. Recipients will be designated as “May Bonfils Stanton Trust Scholars.”

The Boyea Family Scholarship

The Boyea Family Scholarship will be awarded annually to students having a demonstrated financial need and may be renewable.

The Boyle Family Scholarship

The Boyle Family Scholarship was established in 2013, by Steven P. ’67 and Rosemarie Boyle and family, to support Living Our Tradition: The Campaign for Siena College. The award is given based on financial need.

The Mary Ryan Brennan Scholarship

The Mary Ryan Brennan Scholarship was established by James G. Brennan in loving memory of his wife, Mary Ryan Brennan ‘53. The scholarship will be awarded based on financial need to students from the Capital District Region.

The Brescio Scholarship

The Brescio Scholarship is awarded to a student demonstrating financial need.

The James M. Brett Scholarship

The James M. Brett Scholarship is awarded, based on academic merit and financial need, to a male student of Irish lineage who wishes to study law. The award may be renewed for four undergraduate years.

The Anita M. Brown ‘76 and Michael G. Brown ‘73 Memorial Scholarship

The Anita M. Brown ‘76 and Michael G. Brown ‘73 Memorial Scholarship was established by alumni, family, and friends to honor their memory. Awards are based on need.

The Buehler Family Scholarship

The Buehler Family Scholarship has been established by Paul J. Buehler ‘50 in memory of his wife, Ann Buehler. The scholarship will be awarded to students majoring in English who intend to pursue a career in teaching, or to students in the Sciences, to include without limitation, Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Computer Science. The scholarship will be awarded based on academic merit and financial need.

The Brian William Bull ’96 and Amanda Cullen Bull ’97 Scholarship

The Brian William Bull ’96 and Amanda Cullen Bull ’97 Scholarship, given in appreciation for their Siena experience, is awarded to a Presidential Scholar with financial need.

The Burke Family Scholarship

The Burke Family Scholarship is established to encourage and to assist a student with learning disabilities in order for the student to participate in the Siena experience. The award is based on need and may be renewable.

The Dr. Elina Burstyn Woman’s Health Scholarship

The Dr. Elina Burstyn Woman’s Health Scholarship was established by Dr. Dmitry Burshteyn and Dr. Elina Burstyn in support of Siena College and will be awarded based upon academic merit.

The Ed and Colleen W. Butler Scholarship

The Ed and Colleen W. Butler Scholarship was established to assist students from Ed Butler’s home state of Vermont and Colleen’s love for the Capital Region and Vermont. Preference is given to students enrolled in the School of Business.

The Din and Carol Cahill Scholarship

The Din and Carol Cahill Scholarship was established by Carol Keenan/ Cahill ‘74 and Daniel “Din” Cahill ‘75. It honors their parents who enabled them both to enjoy a “Siena Experience.” Preference is given to students from Catholic high schools. This scholarship is need based and renewable.

The Callanan Industries Scholarship

The Callanan Industries Scholarship is awarded annually to entering or upperclass students in good academic standing who demonstrate financial need. The scholarship is renewable. Preference is given to employees and sons and daughters of employees of Callanan Industries, Inc.

The Janet (Burns) and Robert F. Campbell ‘66 Scholarship

The Janet (Burns) and Robert F. Campbell ‘66 Scholarship was established by Bob’s friends and colleagues in 2005 to honor his retirement from First Albany Corporation. The scholarship will be awarded annually to sons and daughters of First Albany Corporation and all of its subsidiaries.

The Robert and Lorraine Capano Scholarship

The Robert and Lorraine Capano Scholarship, established by their daughter, Judy Capano-Michaelson ’87, honors her parents who instilled in her a belief that anything is possible to achieve as long as she put her mind to it and worked hard. That work ethic, combined with a knowledge and drive to create her own opportunities, helped her achieve all her dreams at Siena. The scholarship is awarded based on need to a student who possesses an exemplary work ethic, optimism and confidence in his or her potential, is an active student leader, and possesses that same kind of drive and determination.

The Capital District Radio Association Scholarship

The Capital District Radio Association Scholarship is designed to assist students in their pursuit of a degree to prepare students for employment in the radio business. Awards are given to students minoring in Broadcast and Society and residing in the Capital Region counties of Albany, Essex, Fulton, Greene, Montgomery, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady, Schoharie, Washington, or Warren. The CDRA membership will offer award recipients an internship experience when possible.

The Capital Region Scholarship Fund

The Capital Region Scholarship Fund honors Siena’s historic ties to the Capital Region and helps ensure that the College remains an attractive option to qualified and deserving local students.

The Honorable Thomas M. Carney ‘61 Memorial Scholarship

The Honorable Thomas M. Carney ‘61 Memorial Scholarship has been established by Lana Carney in loving memory of her husband. The scholarship will be awarded to students who have demonstrated financial need with preference to students who are members of the men’s or women’s golf team. The scholarship is renewable annually.

The Carolyn and Kay Scholarship

The Carolyn and Kay Scholarship was established by Associate Trustee Dr. Sabita B. Smail and her husband Dr. Douglas B. Smail in honor and support of Siena College and its mission.

The Caruso Family Scholarship

The Caruso Family Scholarship established in 2007 will be awarded to a Schenectady High School graduate based on academic merit and financial need. Preference will be given to commuting students from Schenectady, NY who are interested in the field of Business.

The Salvatore D. Catalano ‘57 Family Scholarship

The Salvatore D. Catalano ‘57 Family Scholarship was established in 2008 by Salvatore D. Catalano ‘57 to honor the Catalano Family’s long connection to Siena College. The scholarship supports Capital District full-time students. The award is based on need and satisfactory academic standing.

The Chenette Family Scholarship

The Chenette Family Scholarship was established in 2014 by Leo ‘91 and MinKou Chenette to pay tribute to their parents, Mr. and Mrs. John J. Chenette, Jr. and Mr. and Mrs. Sun Jong Kim, and the value they placed on education. The scholarship is awarded to students with financial need.

The Robert Chersi and Rosemary Schiavo ’83 Chersi Family Scholarship

The Robert Chersi and Rosemary Schiavo ’83 Chersi Family Scholarship was established in 2014 by Robert Chersi and Rosemary Schiavo ‘83 Chersi to honor their parents’ commitment to education. Much like the opportunity their parents, Richard & Carmela Schiavo and Nicolo & Caterina Chersi, provided them to earn a college degree they are honored to establish a scholarship to provide a similar opportunity to a deserving Siena College student.

The Class of 1959 Scholarship

The Class of 1959 Scholarship was created by members of the class in 2009 in celebration of the 50th Reunion of the Class of ‘59 and in appreciation of the great education received at Siena College. The scholarship will be awarded annually to a student based upon academic achievement and financial need, with consideration given to participation in community service and/or extra-curricular activities.

The Class of 1967 Scholarship

The Class of 1967 Scholarship, created by the Class of 1967 will be awarded annually to a student demonstrating financial need. The award is renewable.

The Class of 1980 Scholarship

The Class of 1980 Scholarship created by the Class of 1980 is awarded annually to a junior and will be renewed for that student’s senior year. Financial need is a criterion.

The Class of 1981 Scholarship

The Class of 1981 Scholarship created by the Class of 1981 is awarded annually to a junior and will be renewed for that student’s senior year. Financial need is a criterion.

The Class of 1982 Scholarship

The Class of 1982 Scholarship created by the Class of 1982 is awarded annually to a junior and will be renewed for that student’s senior year. Financial need is a criterion.

The Class of 1983 Scholarship

The Class of 1983 Scholarship created by the Class of 1983 is awarded annually to a junior and will be renewed for that student’s senior year. Financial need is a criterion.

The Class of 1993 Scholarship

The Class of 1993 Scholarship created by the Class of 1993 in honor of their 15th reunion is awarded annually to a student demonstrating financial need and exhibiting Franciscan values.

The Peter A. Codina Scholarship

The Peter A. Codina Scholarship was established in October of 2000 to honor the memory of Peter A. Codina. Preference will be given to hardworking applicants of Hispanic background and or origin.

The Company I-85 10th Mountain Division Endowed Scholarship

The Company I-85 10th Mountain Division Endowed Scholarship is awarded to family members of 10th Mountain Division. The scholarship is based on financial need.

The Matthew T. Conlin, O.F.M. Scholarship

The Matthew T. Conlin, O.F.M. Scholarship is awarded annually to an English major in the junior or senior class at Siena. It is given for academic ability, financial need and demonstrated contributions to the Franciscan ideals of the College. Nominations are submitted to the Financial Aid Director by the English Department Head. Eligible students must submit an essay describing their qualifications to the head of the English department.

The Jeffrey ’79 and Susan Connelly Scholarship

The Jeffrey ’79 and Susan Connelly Scholarship was established by Jeffrey ’79 and Susan Connelly with appreciation to the College for Jeff’s “Siena Experience” and a desire to provide the same for future Siena students.

The Msgr. Joseph P. Conway ‘41 Memorial Scholarship

The Msgr. Joseph P. Conway ‘41 Memorial Scholarship was established by Dr. and Mrs. Michael E. Fleming ‘52 and other friends to honor the memory of a saintly priest of the Albany Diocese and a member of Siena’s first graduating class. Preference is given, but not limited, to applicants from the City of Troy and to those from the Village of Castleton. Financial need is a criterion.

The Moran/Corcoran Family Scholarship

The Moran/Corcoran Family Scholarship was established by Lori (Moran) ‘86 her husband Tom and their family with appreciation for her “Siena Experience” and a desire to provide the same for future Siena students.

The Daniel P. and Mary K. Corr Scholarship

The Daniel P. and Mary K. Corr Scholarship was established in 2016 by D. Joseph Corr ‘73 and Cheri Pash-Corr to honor Joseph’s late parents Daniel P. and Mary K. Corr. This scholarship will be awarded based on financial need with first preference to a student graduating from either Shaker High School (located in Latham, NY) or Columbia High School (located in East Greenbush, NY).

The John J. Costello ‘85 Memorial Scholarship

The John J. Costello ‘85 Memorial Scholarship was established to honor the memory of John Costello ‘85. John had expressed his desire to someday endow a scholarship at Siena to help current students have the experience he was fortunate enough to have with the help of a scholarship and financial aid. The establishment of this scholarship by John’s classmates, friends and family honors this desire, and allows his legacy to live on at Siena. The scholarship will be awarded to students with financial need.

The Richard ‘76 and Susan Coté Entrepreneurship Fund

The Richard ‘76 and Susan Coté Entrepreneurship Fund supports The Stack Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship by providing support for students as they create, develop and launch their businesses.

The Jim ‘84 and Susan (O’Connor) ‘85 Coyne Scholarship

The Jim ‘84 and Susan (O’Connor) ‘85 Coyne Scholarship was established by Jim ‘84 and Susan (O’Connor) ‘85 with appreciation for their “Siena Experience” and a desire to provide the same for future Siena students in particular those pursuing a degree in Education.

The Brian M. Crouch Scholarship

The Brian M. Crouch Scholarship was established by Brian’s classmates in the Class of 2002, the Crouch Family, and their many friends to perpetuate Brian’s memory- to remember his kindness, caring, and especially, his infectious smile. Recipients must be members of SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions). First preference will be given to sons and daughters of public safety employees or volunteers (EMT’s, firefighters, police officers, etc.) and residents of the Capital Region. Awards are based on financial need.

The Thomas ‘69 and Patricia Cullen Scholarship

The Thomas ‘69 and Patricia Cullen Scholarship was established by Thomas ‘69 and Pat Cullen. Preference will be given to students exhibiting financial need.

The Maureen O’Sullivan Cushing Scholarship

The Maureen O’Sullivan Cushing Scholarship was established by her husband, James E. Cushing, and is awarded annually to incoming freshmen students. Preference is given to students whose major field of study is in the liberal arts. Scholarships are based on financial need and academic eligibility and may be renewed.

The Robert and Trudy Cushing Scholarship

The Robert and Trudy Cushing Scholarship was established by Robert and Trudy Cushing, both members of the class of 1977, in gratitude for the education that Siena provided. The scholarship is awarded annually to a student in good academic standing who has a demonstrated financial need.

The Dake Family / Stewart’s Shops Financial Aid Fund

The Dake Family / Stewart’s Shops Financial Aid Fund, established by Phyllis Dake, Susan and William Dake, and The Stewart’s Shops supports students who have experienced a change in their financial circumstances during the academic year.

The Mary Theresa Dana Memorial Scholarship

The Mary Theresa Dana Memorial Scholarship was established by John and Carol Dana in loving memory of their sister, Mary. The scholarship is to be awarded to students who demonstrate financial need and are interested in pursuing a major in History or Political Science.

The Patrick Danahy ‘88 Memorial Scholarship

The Patrick Danahy ‘88 Memorial Scholarship was established by the Lawrence I. & Blanche H. Rhodes Memorial Fund in memory of Patrick who lost his life in the attacks on the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. Patrick was a devoted father who had zest for life and enjoyed motorcycling and mountain biking. Preference will be given to a needy student who is majoring in Business.

The Dean Nancy DaPore Scholarship Fund

The Dean Nancy DaPore Scholarship Fund was established by her family in recognition of her many years of service to Siena in the role of Dean of Students, and with appreciation for the profound positive and lasting impact she had on generations of Siena students.

The Fr. Julian A. Davies, O.F.M. Scholarship

The Fr. Julian A. Davies, O.F.M. Scholarship was established by the Franciscan Friars of Holy Name Province together with his many friends and alumni of Siena, The Fr. Julian A. Davies, O.F.M. Scholarship honors Fr. Julian on the occasion of his retirement after 45 years of teaching Philosophy at Siena College.

A native of Utica, NY, Fr. Julian entered the Franciscan Order in 1953, professed vows August 13, 1954, and was ordained to the priesthood March 12, 1960. He received his B.A. from St. Bonaventure University and Ph.D. from Fordham University.

Fr. Julian published two translations of works of the Franciscan William of Ockham, and also authored a textbook: A Philosophy of the Human Being. In addition to his teaching, Fr. Julian served as editor of the Holy Name Province Provincial Annals’, and was active on campus as Siena College Alumni Chaplain and College Archivist. His ministerial activities included serving the Diocese of Albany as a sacramental minister as well as being active in Marriage Encounter and Marriage Retorno.

This scholarship will be awarded to a Siena student with a financial need who embraces and embodies the Franciscan spirit of service to others that Fr. Julian exhibited throughout his teaching career.

The Joseph J. and Cecilia O’Neil Dawson Scholarship

The Joseph J. and Cecilia O’Neil Dawson Scholarship is awarded annually to an incoming freshman who is a graduate from the Binghamton, New York area. The student must demonstrate satisfactory academic performance and financial need. An award will be made to an incoming freshman every year. Scholarships are renewed based on satisfactory academic performance and financial need.

The Thomas E. ‘57, Patricia A., Thomas D., Paul E. ‘88, and Dana Ann ‘89 De Lorenzo Family Scholarship

The Thomas E. ‘57, Patricia A., Thomas D., Paul E. ‘88, and Dana Ann ‘89 De Lorenzo Family Scholarship is established to enable others to have the same opportunity for the Siena experience that the members of the De Lorenzo family enjoyed. Awards are given based upon financial need. In addition, consideration may also be given to students in the Pre-Law program.

The Donald and Mary DeBlieux Scholarship

The Donald and Mary DeBlieux Scholarship is provided annually to an incoming freshman from a Pittsfield, Massachusetts high school (Pittsfield High, Taconic or St. Joseph’s), based on financial need. Established by their grateful daughter (‘83) and son-in-law, Mark, in recognition of their generosity in providing Karen’s Siena education. This scholarship is renewable based on academic achievement.

The Lucy Kazlauskas DelGrosso Memorial Scholarship

The Lucy Kazlauskas DelGrosso Memorial Scholarship has been established to honor the memory of Lucy by her husband David ‘51. The scholarship will be awarded with preference to be given to students of Lithuanian background and/or origin. The award is to be based on financial need and academic merit. Consideration may also be given to students majoring in science.

The Dr. Louis J. and Alice Gazeley DeRusso Scholarship

The Dr. Louis J. and Alice Gazeley DeRusso Scholarship is awarded annually to members of the junior class from the Capital Region who intend to go to medical school. It may be renewed for the student’s senior year. The scholarship recognizes the late Dr. DeRusso’s (honorary alumnus-1966) deep humanitarian commitment to the medical profession and to the advancement of higher education. Nominations for the scholarship are made by the Health Professions Recommendation Committee. Awards are based on financial need and academic eligibility.

NYC Scholarship in Honor of Thomas Devane ‘50

NYC Scholarship in Honor of Thomas Devane ‘50 endowment is used to provide scholarships for academically promising students from the five boroughs of the City of New York based on financial need.

The Gene Devine Scholarship

The Gene Devine Scholarship was established by James ‘50, M.D. and Nancy Cassidy to honor the memory of their friend, Gene Devine. The award is based on financial need.

The Dewar Scholarship

The Dewar Scholarship is awarded annually based on financial need and/or academic merit to graduates of Oneonta Senior High School, Oneonta, New York. Graduates of St. Mary’s School, Walnut Street, Oneonta, New York, who subsequently graduate from high school in either Otsego or Delaware Counties, are also eligible.

The DiCresce Family Scholarship

The DiCresce Family Scholarship established by Gary P. ’71 and his wife, Nancy, in support of Siena’s mission to provide the education of a lifetime in the Franciscan and Catholic tradition. Awards are based on financial need.

The Louis J. DiNuzzo Memorial Scholarship

The Louis J. DiNuzzo Memorial Scholarship was established by the DiNuzzo family in memory of Louis J. DiNuzzo ‘42. Preference will be given to students residing in the city of Watervliet, New York at time of admission. Students are not required to demonstrate financial need.

The Mary Ann Donnelly ‘91 Siena College Scholarship Fund

​The Mary Ann Donnelly ‘91 Siena College Scholarship Fund for Children with Special Needs has been created by her family and friends in loving memory of Mary Ann Donnelly ‘91 for students of special needs. Gifts shall be awarded by the Office of Financial aid.

The Crystin & Todd ‘03 Drowlette Scholarship

The Crystin & Todd ‘03 Drowlette Scholarship shall be awarded to a student who shows academic merit or financial need.

The Edmund and Marguerite Duffy Memorial Scholarship

The Edmund and Marguerite Duffy Memorial Scholarship was created in 2012 by Associate Board of Trustee, Anthony G. Duffy ‘80. The scholarship is awarded based on financial need.

The Kellie Duggan Memorial Scholarship

The Kellie Duggan Memorial Scholarship, established to honor the memory of Kellie and her compassion, love for life and sense of humor, provides support for a Siena student based on need, community service, and commitment to the Siena College Women’s Rugby team. It is hoped that the recipient of this scholarship will live like Kellie who saw a need for change and acted on that giving impulse.

The David W. Dybas ‘86 and Donald M. Dybas ‘88 Scholarship

The David W. Dybas ‘86 and Donald M. Dybas ‘88 Scholarship is established in memory of their Dad, John W. Dybas. He loved, supported and believed in family, church, community, education, and the power of youth sports to shape the character of young men and women. This scholarship is a testimonial to his ideals and the dreams his memory continues to launch. The scholarship will be given to incoming freshmen with preference from the Greater Capital District including Saratoga and Montgomery counties who are active in athletics and other extracurricular activities, with a history of academic excellence in high school and of service in community. Recipient must maintain a 3.1 GPA and participate in service to the Siena community and beyond in order to keep the scholarship beyond the freshman year.

The Genovese Elgidely Endowed Scholarship

The Genovese Elgidely Endowed Scholarship, established by John H. Genovese ‘76, Robert F. Elgidely ‘93, and Karen J. Bubniak ‘92, is awarded annually to students who are veterans, or currently serving members of the armed forces with demonstrated financial need and who may have transferred from a Community College.

The Julianne English Scholarship

The Julianne English Scholarship was established in 2006 to mark the graduation of Julianne English ‘06. It was given in appreciation for the great educational and living experience she had as a Siena undergraduate. Her degree in the field of psychology has enabled her to pursue a career working with individuals with special needs. In recognition of her commitment in this field of work, the Julianne English Scholarship will be given to a student who has overcome some cognitive or physical obstacle to be accepted at Siena and who may not have otherwise been able to attend Siena if it were not for this award.

The Loretta ‘77 and William Epstein Endowed Scholarship

The Loretta ‘77 and William Epstein Endowed Scholarship was established by Loretta’s family, many friends and colleagues at Siena College. The scholarship was established to honor Loretta whose work at Siena embodied the Franciscan Tradition for more than 30 years. First preference will be given to a student majoring or minoring in the Creative Arts or working towards a certificate in theater, second preference will be given to a student majoring in Sociology or Social Work. This scholarship is based on financial need and may be renewable.

The Faculty Memorial Scholarship

The Faculty Memorial Scholarship is funded by donations from the Siena faculty, their families and friends. An award is presented each year in memory of a deceased Siena faculty member. The Scholarship is granted to a senior, based primarily on academic excellence. The recipient is selected by a faculty committee.

The Joseph Farone, Jr. NHS Scholarship

The Joseph Farone, Jr. NHS Scholarship was established in 2014 by Anthony Farone ’65 to honor his late father, Joseph Farone, and the value he placed on the importance of attending college and earning a degree in higher education. Joseph was a proud graduate of the now closed North High School (NHS) in Syracuse, NY and went on to run the very successful family business, Farone & Son, Inc. This scholarship will be awarded based on financial need with first preference to a student from Onondaga County in New York State.

Fr. John Felice, O.F.M. Scholarship

Fr. John Felice, O.F.M. Scholarship honors Fr. John’s long time commitment to serving the poor, especially the mentally ill in New York City, and his role in establishing the Franciscan Center for Service and Advocacy on the Center’s 10th anniversary. It was Fr. John’s vision, as the Provincial Minister of the Holy Name Province of Franciscan Friars, to challenge Siena College to create the center. Under his leadership, the Holy Name Province donated funds to begin the center. This scholarship is based on need and will recognize young women and men who answer the call through the Franciscan Center for Service and Advocacy to serve those less fortunate, thus continuing the Franciscan Tradition that has been an integral part of the Siena experience since the college’s founding.

The Robert B. Ferruggiari ‘11 Memorial Scholarship

The Robert B. Ferruggiari ‘11 Memorial Scholarship was established by his family to honor the memory of Robert, his compassion, love for life, and unwavering determination to overcome any obstacle presented. As a family, we are so lucky to have shared life and love with Robert and we are forever thankful for those memories, his ability to never give up, and the life he lived. This scholarship recognizes his amazing spirit and will be awarded to students with financial need.

The Finn Family Scholarship

The Finn Family Scholarship has been established by Tom and Mary Liz (Blowe) Finn ’82 in honor of Mary Liz’s parents, Frank and Eleanor. As devoted parents and educators, they provided a loving foundation for lifelong learning in their five children, as well as their students. Frank and Eleanor nurtured a belief that “it is in giving that we receive.” Their legacy lives on in the hearts and minds of their children, grandchildren, and many of their students. This scholarship is established for the benefit of Siena students, preferably children of teachers, who embrace and embody the Franciscan spirit. The award is based on financial need.

The Finneran Family Scholarship

The Finneran Family Scholarship was established by John and Dena Finneran in recognition of John’s parent’s John P. & Mary E. Finneran, and his uncle, Msgr. Edward T. McCorry, who every day demonstrated to those around them what it meant to live life in the Franciscan Tradition. The children, grandchildren, nieces, and nephews of these wonderful people will be forever grateful for the love, support, and care they have given us throughout the years. Two generations of Finnerans have already or are currently attending Siena (John ‘81, Christopher ‘85, Rozanne ‘89, Brendan ‘11, and Katelyn ‘14) and the family would like to help assure that others may have the same opportunity. Preference will be given to an incoming lacrosse player or a student in good standing at any level whose family may have experienced unforeseen personal, financial, or family circumstances.

The Patricia Ann Fish ‘79 Scholarship

The Patricia Ann Fish ‘79 Scholarship is awarded annually on the basis of financial need. Preference will be given to students of small public high schools with a graduating class of 100 or less. This Scholarship is renewable based on academic performance.

The Richard E., Sr. ’55 and Jean G. Fitzgerald Scholarship

The Richard E., Sr. ’55 and Jean G. Fitzgerald Scholarship was established by Richard E., Sr. ’55 and Jean G. Fitzgerald in honor of the education Richard and his sons received from Siena College. The award is given based on financial need.

The Thomas Halpin Fitzgerald and Joan Zwiercan Fitzgerald Scholarship

The Thomas H. Fitzgerald and Joan Zwiercan Fitzgerald scholarship is awarded annually to a student who is a graduate of a high school in the Capital Region of New York State. Preference will be given to graduates of Notre Dame - Bishop Gibbons High School, in Schenectady, NY. Financial need is not required but may be considered. The student must have maintained at least a B average, or equivalent, in their high school.

The Noel A. Fitzpatrick, O.F.M. Scholarship

The Noel A. Fitzpatrick, O.F.M. Scholarship is awarded to a student from Bishop Timon High School in Buffalo, N.Y. It is based on academic ability, financial need, and the espousal of Christian ideals similar to those held by the late Father Noel. The scholarship is renewable. Recommendation is made by officials at Bishop Timon High School.

The Foote Family Scholarship

The Foote Family Scholarship established by Howard S. Foote ‘74 his wife, Susan, and their daughter, Jenna E. Foote ‘14, is awarded based on financial need.

The James J. ‘49 and Ursula M. Forth Memorial Scholarship

The James J. ‘49 and Ursula M. Forth Memorial Scholarship has been established by the Forth Family to honor their memory. James and Ursula appreciated the spiritual and academic influence that Siena and the Franciscan Tradition had on their family. The scholarship will be awarded based on academic merit and financial need to commuting students from the Capital Region who are interested in the field of science or the liberal arts.

The Forward Fund Scholarship

The Forward Fund Scholarship is intended to provide scholarships to students with exceptional promise and who have demonstrated that they understand that for whom much has been given, much is expected as they go forward in life. These students will have a record in high school and while they are students at Siena that demonstrates their understanding that the skills and intellect that they have been given are not truly utilized until they have been put in service to others. It would be expected that recipients would use their talents and resources to “pay it forward” so that others would realize the same benefit that they have received.

The George W. Foy Scholarship

The George W. Foy Scholarship is awarded annually to incoming needy freshmen residents of Albany County, graduating from Albany County high schools.

The Franciscan Memorial Scholarship Fund

The Franciscan Memorial Scholarship Fund has been initiated with a contribution from the Friars of Siena College on behalf of the Province of the Most Holy Name of Jesus, of the Order of Friars Minor. The fund honors the devotion and dedication of the Friars who have served Siena over the past 70+ years, from the founding of the College. The fund has been established in recognition of the longstanding tradition of Franciscan concern for those in society whose access to higher education has been restricted because of ethnic origin or social condition. Preference will be given to individual students who have demonstrated concern for the well being of their communities. Recipients should be full-time students who exhibit financial need. The Director of Financial Aid will submit to the Guardian of the Siena Friary a list of all eligible candidates. Applicants will be recommended by the Guardian of the Siena Friary to the Financial Aid Committee. Final selection will be at the discretion of the Financial Aid Committee.

Franciscan Tradition Scholarships

The spirit of volunteerism is alive and well at Siena, reflecting the College’s Franciscan heritage. To recognize and strengthen that spirit, Franciscan Tradition Scholarships will be given to students who exemplify that spirit through service to Siena and the wider community.

The Clifford & Mary A. Frasier Scholarship

The Clifford & Mary A. Frasier Scholarship was established by their son, Ernest ‘77, in 1999. It memorializes the love and devotion they gave to their family during their lifetime. The scholarship will be awarded annually to a Business Division major who demonstrates high moral and ethical standards. The award is renewable based upon maintaining these standards.

The Mary K. Gaffney Fellowship

The Mary K. Gaffney Fellowship was created to provide a life changing opportunity for a Siena Physics student. The fund shall be awarded at the discretion of the Chair of the Department of Physics and Astronomy in consultation with the Dean of the School of Science to provide for a Physics major or Math major with a Physics minor travelling abroad for a semester to either the University of Oxford or the University of Cambridge located in the United Kingdom.

The Christopher C. and Elizabeth A. Gambino Scholarship

The Christopher C. and Elizabeth A. Gambino Scholarship is awarded annually to honor the memory of their parents and with much gratitude to Siena College and its Friars for the excellent education in academics as well as in life, given to two of their children, Beth Gambino Portuese ‘04, St. Francis Award Recipient, and Christopher C. Gambino, Jr. ‘07. This Scholarship is to be awarded to a student that has financial need and who has the Franciscan Spirit of giving back to his or her community and a great desire to succeed in his or her major. First priority should be given to a student from New Jersey. Consideration will be given to students studying in the School of Science or School of Business Program.

The John T. and Mary Regina Garry Scholarship

The John T. and Mary Regina Garry Scholarship, established by John T. Garry II ‘50 and his wife, Mary Regina, is awarded annually to an upperclass student who has encountered unforeseen personal, financial or family circumstances which would preclude the continuation of studies at Siena. The scholarship is renewable contingent upon an annual review of the circumstances involved.

The William H. and Grace Cronin Gibbs Memorial Scholarship

The William H. and Grace Cronin Gibbs Memorial Scholarship was established by Mrs. Anne Gibbs Scripps in memory of her parents. The scholarship is awarded annually to a student in good academic standing who is a History major.

The John Gioia Scholarship

The John Gioia Scholarship has been established to honor the memory of John Gioia who was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York in a loving family with very limited financial resources. Through determination and hard work, John went on to a distinguished career in the United States Air Force, retiring as a colonel and achieved great success in the private sector as a founding partner and CEO of Robbins-Gioia, a management consulting firm. The John Gioia Scholarship will be awarded to a Siena student in financial need to encourage that student to achieve success through determination and hard work.

The Girvin Family Scholarship

The Girvin Family Scholarship is a gift from Sal Ferlazzo ’77 in recognition of his forty-year relationship with the Girvin Family and is awarded to students who embody the selfless spirit of generosity and concern the Girvin family have shown so many individuals.

The John P. and Regina M. Glynn, Jr. Scholarship

The John P. and Regina M. Glynn, Jr. Scholarship is awarded annually to an entering or current student with demonstrated financial need. Preference is given to a minority student with a strong academic record who has shown a consistent commitment to community service.

The Lewis Golub Memorial Scholarship

The Lewis Golub Memorial Scholarship was established in 2010 by Price Chopper’s Golub Foundation. This award is dedicated to the memory of Mr. Golub, who, as the CEO of Price Chopper Supermarkets from 1983 to 2000, used his superior financial skills and business acumen to build the company into a premier regional supermarket chain. The award provides one scholarship annually to a finance major in his or her junior or senior year of college. The student must be in good academic standing and demonstrate financial need.

The Frank H. Gorke, Jr. Scholarship

The Frank H. Gorke, Jr. Scholarship established by Frank H. Gorke, Jr. ‘67 will be awarded annually to a graduate of La Salle Institute, Troy, New York. Students must demonstrate financial need and academic ability. The award is renewable.

The Gorman Family Scholarship

The Gorman Family Scholarship given by P. Anthony and Denise M. Gorman, friends of Siena College, is awarded based on financial need.

The Catherine M. Grace Scholarship

The Catherine M. Grace Scholarship is awarded annually based on academic achievement and financial need. Preference is given to non-traditional female Siena students.

The Graham Hunter Foundation Endowment for the Siena/AMC/University of Dundee, Scotland Exchange

The Graham Hunter Foundation Endowment for the Siena/AMC/University of Dundee, Scotland Exchange was created in December 2014 to support the existing Siena/AMC/University of Dundee, Scotland exchange program.

The Robert L. ‘68 and Charlotte C. Guido Scholarship

The Robert L. ‘68 and Charlotte C. Guido Scholarship is established to provide resources for graduates of The Class of ’68 High School Mentoring Program and is based on need. If no candidates are available in any given year or the program ceases to operate, then an award is made to students with the highest need as determined by the Financial Aid office.

The Kerry A. ’79 and Patricia Fitzgibbons ’79 Guthrie Scholarship

The Kerry A. ’79 and Patricia Fitzgibbons ’79 Guthrie Scholarship was established by Kerry ’79 and Patricia Fitzgibbons ’79 Guthrie in honor of their “Siena Experience” and the desire to provide the same for generations of future students.

The Peter E. Haley Scholarship

The Peter E. Haley Scholarship was established by family, friends, faculty of Siena College, and members of the Siena Opera Club to honor Peter’s retirement, his dedicated commitment to the arts, and his 42 years of service to the Siena Community. The scholarship will be awarded to a Siena student who participates in the vocal arts program and demonstrates financial need.

The Hall Family Scholarship

The Hall Family Scholarship, established by Marylou and David Hall ‘83, is given in recognition of many blessings including membership in the Siena family and its Franciscan tradition. The Halls are grateful for the Siena education both in and out of the classroom. In the spirit of giving back, the Halls are pleased to provide the Siena experience to students based on financial need.

The Father Martin A. Hanhauser, O.F.M. Scholarship

The Father Martin A. Hanhauser, O.F.M. Scholarship established by family, friends, and former students, honors Fr. Martin’s special contributions to the Siena Community. The scholarship is given annually based on need to students studying in the School of Science.

The William “Bill” Harlow, Jr. ‘91 Memorial Scholarship

The William “Bill” Harlow, Jr. ‘91 Memorial Scholarship, was established by William (Dad), Eithne (Mom), Ann Marie (Sister), Denis (Brother), and Mary ‘06 (Sister) to eternalize the memory of Bill’s spirit, amazing sense of humor, and his commitment to education, family, and community. The scholarship is awarded annually to a student who has declared a major in the School of Business and demonstrates financial need in continuing their higher education. As a family, we are so lucky to have shared life and love with Bill and we are forever thankful for those memories.

The Harmon/Coates Student Athletic Scholarship

The Harmon/Coates Student Athletic Scholarship is awarded to students competing in intercollegiate athletics who achieve the highest grade point average for the individual academic year with preference to women’s field hockey participants. Financial need is a criterion.

The Hassett Family Entrepreneurship & Innovation Fund

The Hassett Family Entrepreneurship & Innovation Fund was established by Timothy '86 and Mary Ellen Hassett, with appreciation for Tim's Siena experience and a desire to provide the same for future Siena students, in particular those pursuing entrepreneurship and business. The purpose of the Fund is to incentivize students participating in The Stack Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship to generate entrepreneurial and business ideas through awarding cash prizes. At the time of this agreement the incentive awards are made each semester through the Spark Tank Competition. The funds will be awarded at the discretion of the Director of the Stack Center or their designee to fulfill the purpose of this gift.

The Hollis E. and Elizabeth Hewlett Harrington Scholarship

The Hollis E. and Elizabeth Hewlett Harrington Scholarship is awarded annually on the basis of academic and financial eligibility. Preference is given to students in the School of Business majoring in Business, Finance, Marketing Management, Accounting, Economics, or International Studies. Daughters or sons of employees of Fleet Bank (Currently Bank of America; Formerly Norstar Bank) of Upstate New York will be given first consideration. This scholarship is renewable.

The Jeanne W. Harris Scholarship Award

The Jeanne W. Harris Scholarship Award, sponsored by the New York State Federation of Home Bureaus, is offered annually to an upperclass needy student in good academic standing pursuing studies in the field of Family Counseling. The student selected for this award must be a resident of a county where the Federation of Home Bureaus, Inc. has an organized chapter. Nominations are submitted to the Financial Aid Director by the Social Work Department Head.

The Jack W. Harvey Memorial Scholarship

The Jack W. Harvey Memorial Scholarship honors the memory of loyal alumnus and College Trustee Jack Harvey ‘50, a prominent Indianapolis businessman. Established by his wife Betsey and his daughters Kelly, Meg and Mandy, this renewable scholarship is awarded annually to students who demonstrate financial need, strong citizenship, active campus and community involvement, and academic achievement.

The William and Delia O’Donnell Harvey Memorial Scholarship

The William and Delia O’Donnell Harvey Memorial Scholarship, established by Jack W. Harvey ‘50 and his wife, Betsey, of Indianapolis, is awarded annually to students pursuing a career in business or science. Preference is given to those expressing a special interest in computer related fields. The awarding of the scholarship is based on financial need and academic eligibility and is open to entering freshmen as well as upper class students. The scholarship may be renewed.

The Hayes Family Scholarship

The Hayes Family Scholarship established by Michael M. Hayes ‘67 in honor of his parents Irene M. and Michael C. Hayes. It is to be awarded to high school seniors from Fairfield County Connecticut and children of employees of the M.M. Hayes Co., Inc. The award may be renewed on a yearly basis, depending on satisfactory academic success and contribution to campus life.

The William Randolph Hearst Endowed Scholarship Fund

The William Randolph Hearst Endowed Scholarship Fund was established in 1987 by the William Randolph Hearst Foundation. It provides need-based scholarships annually to freshmen and upperclassmen.

The John R. Held ‘80 and Mary Ryan Held ‘83 Scholarship

The John R. Held ‘80 and Mary Ryan Held ‘83 Scholarship, given in appreciation for their Siena experience, is awarded to students from the Capital Region with financial need.

The Michael Hickey ‘83 Scholarship

The Michael Hickey ‘83 Scholarship is created by Michael Hickey ‘83, a 1979 graduate of Tamarac High School. Preference is given to a business major but not solely awarded. The scholarship is awarded annually to a Tamarac High School (Brunswick/Troy, NY) graduate based on need and who demonstrates a strong teamwork and collaborative spirit.

The Higgins Scholarship

The Higgins Scholarship is awarded to liberal arts majors at Siena College. Preference is given to students who reside in the City of Yonkers or the County of Westchester, New York, and who demonstrate financial need.

The Anna and Charles Hines Scholarship

The Anna and Charles Hines Scholarship honors the parents of Fr. Hugh F. Hines, O.F.M., who was president of Siena College from 1976 to 1989. It was established by the Board of Trustees, in conjunction with former Trustees and the Board of Associate Trustees. This scholarship is awarded annually to students who demonstrate financial need, academic ability, and value the Franciscan ideal of service to others.

The Brian H. Holt Scholarship

The Brian H. Holt Scholarship was established by his family, friends and classmates to perpetuate the memory of Brian’s courage, faith and captivating personality. The fund was subsequently greatly enhanced by the New York City District Council of Carpenters. It will be awarded annually with preference given to a student who demonstrates financial need, is an active participant in school activities, and is a citizen of Dutchess County in the State of New York or to members of the New York City District Council and to their spouses, sons and daughters. The award may be renewed on a yearly basis, depending on satisfactory academic progress and contributions to campus life.

The Dr. Daniel J. Horgan Scholarship

The Dr. Daniel J. Horgan Scholarship has been established by his family to recognize Dr. Horgan’s 46 years of teaching and administrative services to Siena College as well as their own close ties to the Siena Community. It is awarded annually to a student demonstrating superior academic ability without regard to financial need. The award is given to a full-time upperclass student who is a Spanish major.

The Bishop Howard J. Hubbard H ‘77, D.D. Scholarship

The Bishop Howard J. Hubbard H ‘77, D.D. Scholarship honors Bishop Hubbard as the spiritual leader of the Albany Diocese who was responsible for ensuring high-quality Catholic education at all levels. Beginning in the fall of 2014, a $3,000 annual scholarship will be awarded to students who gain admission to Siena College from each of the following high schools within the Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany: Bishop Maginn High School, Catholic Central High School, Notre Dame-Bishop Gibbons Middle and High School, Saratoga Central Catholic High School, the Academy of the Holy Names, Christian Brothers Academy and La Salle Institute. This scholarship provides the opportunity for students to continue their studies at Siena College, a school that is rooted in the Catholic and Franciscan tradition.

The M. Brian ’73 and Marta Pat Hughes Scholarship

The M. Brian ’73 and Marta Pat Hughes Scholarship was established by M. Brian Hughes ’73 in honor of his parents, Mary Ellen and Marty Hughes, with appreciation for his “Siena Experience” and a desire to provide the same for future Siena students.

The Graham Hunter Scholarship

The Graham Hunter Scholarship is awarded annually in honor of Graham Hunter, a naturalized American citizen of Scottish descent. Preference will be given to an accounting major. Renewal is dependent on academic achievement.

The Anne and Pellegrino (Pete) Jannotti Scholarship

The Anne and Pellegrino (Pete) Jannotti Scholarship established by their grateful son, Gene Jannotti ‘68, honors his parents by creating a scholarship award based on need with a preference for a student who was a participant in the High School Mentoring Program.

The Jonas Family Scholarship

The Jonas Family Scholarship honors William Jonas, longtime neighbor and friend of the College. An award of $1,500 will be given annually to a deserving young person based on financial need.

The Father Mychal Judge, O.F.M. Scholarship

The Father Mychal Judge, O.F.M. Scholarship has been established to honor the memory of Fr. Mychal Judge, O.F.M. who served as Assistant to the President at Siena College in the late 1970’s and as chaplain to the New York Fire Department. The scholarship will be awarded based on need to children of firefighters who gave their lives trying to save others in the World Trade Center tragedy on September 11, 2001. If no students meet these criteria, awards may be made on the basis of need to students who are firefighters or children of firefighters.

The Ka Makani Scholarship

The Ka Makani Scholarship was established by Mark A. Smith ’91 and Linda H. Kamisato to assist Siena students with financial need. Ka Makani is Hawaiian for wind and is generally viewed as an uplifting wind to honor their parents and grandparents in the Smith, Kamisato, Carter, and Kochinda families.

The Howard M. Kahn Scholarship

The Howard M. Kahn Scholarship was established by the Kahn Family and Urbach Kahn & Werlin, PC(the firm which he co-founded) to perpetuate the memory of Howard M. Kahn (Siena Class of 1948). Additional gifts to the scholarship have been given from the Bernice and Howard Kahn Charitable Family Fund of The Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region. The Scholarship recognizes Mr. Kahn’s 40 years of association with Urbach, Kahn & Werlin, PC, and his commitment to Siena College, the accounting profession, community organizations, and his family. This annual award will be made to accounting students who demonstrate financial need, good academic standing, and the attributes of Mr. Kahn. Additional preference will be given to graduates of Albany High School and/or to students who have lost a parent.

The Arlene Pole Kamilow Scholarship

The Arlene Pole Kamilow Scholarship was established in 2006 by her daughter, Kim Kamilow/Luker ‘82, and her granddaughter, Katherine Luker ‘06, as a living legacy of love for her commitment and devotion to family and friends. This scholarship recognizes the Franciscan values she embodies and is awarded to a legacy upperclassman with an outstanding work ethic, who by their involvement in campus and community activities shows commitment to Siena’s Spirit.

The Don J. Kauth ‘72 Memorial Scholarship

The Don J. Kauth ‘72 Memorial Scholarship was established by his fellow classmates, family and friends after his death on 9/11/01 at the World Trade Center. Don’s Siena experience helped shape his future as a teacher, certified public accountant and financial analyst. He possessed intelligence, drive, compassion and a wonderful sense of humor as well as dedication to family. Preferences include students residing in New York State, those pursuing a career in Accounting or Finance and those expressing an interest in tutoring or teaching. The scholarship is based on financial need.

The Barth J. Kelly, III ‘62 Memorial Scholarship

The Barth J. Kelly, III ‘62 Memorial Scholarship is awarded annually to an entering freshman and is renewable. Preference is given to students from Monroe County, New York enrolled as full time Siena students in the Business Division. Further consideration is extended to accounting majors and participants on a sports team represented by the Siena Athletic Department. The scholarship is based on financial need.

The Professor Thomas O. Kelly II and Dorothy S. Kelly Scholarship

The Professor Thomas O. Kelly II and Dorothy S. Kelly Scholarship is intended to memorialize the role of faculty and the contributions of the wives of faculty members to the education of students. The scholarship will be awarded to a sophomore who is majoring in History and/or American Studies. Should none be qualified, and then Philosophy, English, or Liberal Arts majors will be considered. It will be awarded on the basis of academic achievement, financial need and is intended to follow the recipient to graduation.

The Joseph F. and Catherine Ryan Kenney Scholarship

The Joseph F. and Catherine Ryan Kenney Scholarship was established to assist current or former parishioners of St. Joseph’s Parish, of South Troy, NY or, if not available, an applicant may be a descendant of a parishioner or, lastly, a resident of South Troy and be in good academic standing at Siena College.

The Kenosian Family Scholarship

The Kenosian Family Scholarship is established by Martin ‘50 and Joyce McCollum Kenosian out of love for Siena and gratitude for life success. The award is given to graduates of Watervliet High School and Cambridge Central High School. The award is renewable, provided the recipient maintains a cumulative 3.0 grade point average.

The Brian F. Kernaghan '68, Esq. Endowed Scholarship

In honor and memory of Brian F. Kernaghan '68, Esq., his family and friends have established the Brian F. Kernaghan '68, Esq. Endowed Scholarship. This award provides aid for students with financial need to assure they, like Brian, have the opportunity to obtain the Siena College education for a lifetime.

The KeyBank Scholarship

The KeyBank Scholarship is awarded to an undergraduate student who is a resident of New York State.

The Helen and Theodore Kicinski Scholar Athlete Fund

The Helen and Theodore Kicinski Scholar Athlete Fund was established in 1989 by Walter T. Kicinski ‘62 in honor of his parents and to assist students who participate in varsity athletics at Siena College. Awards will be given to those student athletes recommended by a Siena Team Coach, endorsed by the Director of Athletics and approved by the Director of Financial Aid, with preference given to diverse student athletes expected to participate in select varsity sports at the College.

The Kiernan Scholarship

The Kiernan Scholarship is awarded to a student demonstrating financial need.

The John E. King Scholarship

The John E. King Scholarship is awarded annually to entering or upperclass students majoring in Accounting. Scholarships recognize Mr. King’s 35 years of association with the firm of Shaye, Lutz, Schwartz & King (which merged with Coopers & Lybrand) and his devotion to the College and his profession.

The KLC Scholarship

The KLC Scholarship has been established on the principle that a person’s education is the most valuable asset one can possess. It also acknowledges the importance music plays in our society, especially during sporting events where the pep band’s “magic” fires up the crowd. This scholarship is awarded to a student who comes from a family with multiple siblings, who is an active member of the Siena College Pep Band or was a member of their high school band with the intention of joining the Siena Pep Band. The student must demonstrate financial need.

The Kolakowski Family Scholarship

The Kolakowski Family Scholarship, created by Edmund ‘51 and Gary ‘79, is intended to support an entering freshman considered to be an average student academically in his Siena class. Preference is given to student athletes. This award is renewable.

The Charles Jeffrey Kovacs Memorial Scholarship

The Charles Jeffrey Kovacs Memorial Scholarship was established by Mr. Kovacs at his Alma Mater, Siena, to affirm his long connection both educationally and spiritually having paved a life-long vision and life style since he was enrolled in the 3rd Order of St. Francis in 1962. The scholarship will be awarded based on need to academically worthy science students.

The Professor Edward J. LaRow Scholarship

The Professor Edward J. LaRow Scholarship, is awarded annually to a senior or junior student at Siena College who is interested in a career in the health professions and who has demonstrated significant academic achievement, the best qualities of the Franciscan tradition, and financial need. The scholarship, established by former students, recognizes Dr. LaRow’s tireless dedication and service. Nominations for the scholarship are made by the Health Professions Recommendation Committee.

The Daniel J. ‘65 and Rosemary B. LaVista Scholarship

The Daniel J. ‘65 and Rosemary B. LaVista Scholarship was established by Dr. Daniel J. ‘65 and Mrs. Rosemary B. LaVista and is awarded to a student that has financial need and who is a Creative Arts Major in the School of Liberal Arts.

The Ronald and Suzanne LeBlanc Scholarship

The Ronald and Suzanne LeBlanc Scholarship was established in 2004 by R. Andrew LeBlanc ‘92 and his wife, Melissa. The scholarship was created in honor of his parents’ commitment to education and to assist students who have demonstrated academic excellence and who have shown a caring commitment to the community through their activities. Preference will be given to graduates of Kingston and Saugerties High Schools.

The Mary Doran Leslie Memorial Scholarship

The Mary Doran Leslie Memorial Scholarship is awarded annually to students born in the United States of America who have graduated from a high school in a school district located entirely or partially within Schenectady County, NY, and shall be residents of Schenectady County at the time of their selection. Recipients will be selected by the Financial Aid Office based on academic ability, financial need, and demonstration of character.

The Louis Lombardi ‘43 and Gary L. Lombardi ‘68, Esq. Memorial Scholarship

The Louis Lombardi ‘43 and Gary L. Lombardi ‘68, Esq. Memorial Scholarship honors the memory of Louis Lombardi ‘43, former Siena professor and prominent Capital Region attorney and CPA and his son Gary L. Lombardi ‘68, Esq., a well respected attorney. During their lifetimes, both father and son were dedicated to the service of others. This scholarship exemplifies their deep care and concern for fellow humans. The scholarship is awarded annually to a student who anticipates going to law school. Preference is given to disadvantaged students who demonstrate financial need and strong academic achievement. The scholarship may be renewed if the recipient maintains an Academic Honor List average.

The Douglas MBA ‘66 and Cristine Lonnstrom Scholarship

The Douglas MBA ‘66 and Cristine Lonnstrom Scholarship was established in 2006 by Douglas (MBA) ‘66 and Cristine Holm Lonnstrom. It recognizes a relationship spanning over 60 years that has included dedicated service, ambassadorship and philanthropy for the college. Preference will be given to a graduate of Voorheesville High School, Voorheesville, New York.

The Charles and Leona MacClosky Scholarship

The Charles and Leona MacClosky Scholarship is awarded annually to entering freshmen to develop Christian ideals, moral citizenship, and academic excellence. Awards are based on academic ability, citizenship, and financial need.

The Mack Family Scholarship

The Mack Family Scholarship is awarded to students who exemplify the Franciscan Tradition and who graduated from Our Lady of Lourdes High School, Poughkeepsie, New York, or from a high school in Dutchess County, New York, or a high school in the Mid-Hudson Valley, New York.

The Paul and Martha Mack Family Scholarship

The Paul and Martha Mack Family Scholarship was established by their children Mary ’90, Robert ’91, and John ’95 with appreciation and gratitude for their parents’ support and sacrifice in providing their children with the “Siena Experience.”

The Traynor MacDonnell Scholarship

The Traynor MacDonnell Scholarship was established by Russell and Jan Traynor MacDonnell '83 to honor Jan's parents, Dwayne and Audrey Traynor, who valued the importance of both the Franciscan culture and higher education. They ensured that Jan was able to attend Siena College. This scholarship not only honors them, but highlights the profound impact they had on Jan's life and her decision to pursue a career in higher education. The scholarship is awarded on financial need.

The Fr. Kevin Mackin, O.F.M. Scholarship

The Fr. Kevin Mackin, O.F.M. Scholarship, established by Alumni, friends, and admirers with a foundation gift from the members of the Class of 1981, recognizes Fr. Kevin’s contributions as President of Siena College and his impact as a Franciscan Friar on the Siena community and beyond through his presence, personality and contagious spirit. The scholarship is awarded based on need.

The Guy ’89 and Diane Shea Maddalone ’89 Scholarship

The Guy ’89 and Diane Shea Maddalone ’89 Scholarship was established by Board of Associate Trustee, Guy Maddalone, and his wife, Diane Shea Maddalone, to assist the College in providing the education of a lifetime for deserving young people. The award is given based on a student(s) exhibiting entrepreneurial interests (own their own business or actively involved in Siena’s Entrepreneur Club or Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship) and financial need.

The Madden Family Scholarship

The Madden Family Scholarship was established by Christopher ‘77 and Carleen (Nelson) Madden and family to honor their parents/grandparents-Hon. Jerome (deceased) and Joan Madden and Frank and Eileen Nelson. This scholarship is awarded annually to students who demonstrate financial need and academic ability.

The Dr. Neva M. Mahoney Scholarship

The Dr. Neva M. Mahoney Scholarship was established by the donor to provide students residing in the Capital Region of New York State an opportunity to attend Siena. A friend of the College, Dr. Mahoney received an Honorary Degree from Siena College in 1994.

The George T. Maloney ‘54 Scholarship

The George T. Maloney ‘54 Scholarship is awarded annually to Siena College students majoring in the School of Science.

The Maloy Family Scholarship

The Maloy Family Scholarship was established with a gift from Jack ‘76 and Joanne Fitzpatrick ‘80 Maloy in appreciation of their Siena Experience and the life-long relationship they have enjoyed thanks to the College.

The Christopher Anthony Marchese Scholarship

The Christopher Anthony Marchese Scholarship was established by his family and friends to perpetuate the memory of Chris’ scholastic abilities, his love of God, family, and all who knew him, and his charming, easy-going manner which endeared him to all. It will be awarded annually to a student majoring in accounting, with preference given to a student from Long Island who demonstrates financial need.

The Alberto ‘60 and Anabelle Mariaca Scholarship

The Alberto ‘60 and Anabelle Mariaca Scholarship is awarded to Bolivian residents, or Bolivian citizens residing in the United States, who meet all standard qualifications for admission, as full time, matriculated students, enrolled in four year degree programs.

The Kristian ‘96 and Kristen Mariaca Scholarship

The Kristian ‘96 and Kristen Mariaca Scholarship was established by Kristian ‘96 and Kristen Mariaca to create an educational opportunity to a female student majoring in Business with financial need. The scholarship is renewable based on satisfactory academic standing and continued enrollment in the Business major.

The Dr. Joseph J. Marotta ‘80 Memorial Scholarship

The Dr. Joseph J. Marotta ‘80 Memorial Scholarship has been established by Dr. Marotta’s wife, family, and friends in his loving memory to honor his Franciscan spirit of compassion and genuine concern for all mankind. Scholarship will be awarded as determined by the Office of Financial Aid.

The Louis A. Marozzi Scholarship

The Louis A. Marozzi Scholarship honors the memory of the founder of Colonial Plumbing, astute businessman and great supporter of Siena. The scholarship is awarded annually based on academic merit and financial need. Preference is given to residents of the Capital Region interested in the field of business administration.

The Joseph P. Martin Memorial Scholarship

The Joseph P. Martin Memorial Scholarship was established by Alma and Vincent P. Martin ‘65 in memory of their son, Joseph, and is awarded to a junior or senior commuting student in the School of Science with a preference given to physics majors. This scholarship is based on financial need.

The Mashuta Family Scholarship

The Mashuta Family Scholarship, established in 2008, to celebrate Heather’s 2008 graduation and Amber’s acceptance into the Class of 2012 at Siena College. Preference will be given to students who are residents of the City of Schenectady, New York.

The Fr. Jerome J. Massimino, O.F.M. Scholarship

The Fr. Jerome J. Massimino, O.F.M. Scholarship was established by his many friends to honor Fr. Jerome’s 25th Anniversary as a priest. While a member of the Siena community, he touched the lives of many students who valued his compassion and caring involvement in their lives. The scholarship is awarded annually to students who are active participants in student activities and who value the Franciscan charism of service to others. The scholarship is based on financial need.

The Robert F. Matt ‘62 Family Scholarship

The Robert F. Matt ‘62 Family Scholarship was established to honor the memory of Robert F. Matt, Siena class of 1962. Husband, father, grandfather, businessman, philanthropist, Robert (Bob) Matt passed away in February, 2009 after a brief, but intense battle with cancer. Bob’s family and friends realized his dream of establishing a scholarship at his beloved alma mater. Bob attended Siena part-time for six years while simultaneously supporting a growing family with a full-time accounting job. Struggling through that critical point in his life shaped his strong character and built a foundation for philanthropy. Bob was generous to Siena and other nonprofit institutions over the years, and encouraged the establishment of a scholarship in his name to provide students with a resource unavailable to him so many years ago. In the same spirit in which Bob provided for others, his family and friends have made this a reality. The scholarship will be awarded to a student from Bob’s hometown county of Schenectady, New York, with preference toward an accounting major, and based on financial need, all criteria that most accurately personifies Bob Matt.

The McCarthy Scholarship

The McCarthy Scholarship, established by the McCarthy Charities, Inc. in honor of its living and deceased members, are awarded annually to students from Rensselaer County who demonstrate high moral and ethical standards. Selection is based on financial need and academic achievement. The scholarship may be renewed.

The Father William E. McConville, O.F.M. Scholarship

The Father William E. McConville, O.F.M. Scholarship is to be awarded annually to an entering or current student with demonstrated financial need. Preference is given to a student with a strong academic record who has shown a consistent commitment to community service.

The Edward T. McCormick Scholarship

The Edward T. McCormick Scholarship is awarded annually to incoming freshmen who are graduates of Catholic Central High School, LaSalle Institute, or Troy High School of Troy, N.Y. Awards are based on need.

The Robert J. & Thomas R. McCormick Scholarship

The Robert J. & Thomas R. McCormick Scholarship was endowed by Mr. Robert McCormick in honor of his sons. It recognizes his ties to Siena College and the Capital Region. The scholarship is awarded annually to a student or students in good academic standing who have a demonstrated financial need.

The M. Margaret McGoldrick Scholarship

The M. Margaret McGoldrick Scholarship, a Francis and Clare Hope Scholarship, was established by her son, William P. McGoldrick ‘68 and his wife, Elizabeth. As a Francis and Clare Hope Scholarship, the scholarship award is given to students who have participated in the High School Mentoring Program and have financial need. If there is no need for these funds to support students who have participated in the High School Mentoring program (for example no student who has participated in the High School Mentoring Program is enrolled at Siena, or the High School Mentoring Program ceases to exist), then these funds may be used to support any student with the greatest financial need who is enrolled at Siena at the discretion of the Office of Financial Aid.

The Daniel ‘69 and Irene McKillop Scholarship

The Daniel ‘69 and Irene McKillop Scholarship was established on the occasion of the 40th Reunion of the Class of 1969. The scholarship will be awarded annually to a student on the basis of academic ability, financial need, and the student’s demonstration of the Franciscan ideal of service to others. Consideration may also be given to students who are children of a NYC Police Officer.

The High School Mentoring Program Scholarship

The High School Mentoring Program Scholarship was established to support Siena students who have participated in the Siena Mentoring Program while in high school.

The Robert J. Merritt Scholarship

The Robert J. Merritt Scholarship is awarded to students on the basis of academic merit and financial need and may be renewed for four years of undergraduate study. Preference is given to students who are graduates of Chaminade High School in Mineola, NY and to children of employees of one of the building trades (plumbing, carpentry, electrical, etc.).

The Dr. Pasquale and Marie Montesano Scholarship

The Dr. Pasquale and Marie Montesano Scholarship, in memory of Dr. Pasquale & Marie Montesano, established by their son, Pasquale X. Montesano, MD ‘75, is awarded annually to academically talented and financially needy students interested in majoring in the sciences. Preference is given to students from the Mohawk Valley of Upstate New York. The award is renewable.

The Father Donald J. Mooney, O.F.M. Scholarship

The Father Donald J. Mooney, O.F.M. Scholarship is awarded annually to an incoming freshman who is a member of St. Edward the Confessor Church, Clifton Park, N.Y. The student must demonstrate satisfactory academic performance and financial need. The award will be renewed on a yearly basis depending on academic achievement and conduct. Nominations are submitted to the Financial Aid Director by the St. Edward Parish Scholarship Committee.

The Michael, Helen and Aileen Moriarty Scholarship IHO Fr. Michael Feeney, O.F.M. was established by Michael J. Moriarty ‘55 in honor of Fr. Michael Feeney, O.F.M.

The Michael, Helen and Aileen Moriarty Scholarship IHO Fr. Michael Feeney, O.F.M. was established by Michael J. Moriarty ‘55 in honor of Fr. Michael Feeney, O.F.M., whose dedication and devotion to Siena College was exemplary. Awards from the scholarship are based on financial need and preferences are given to student athletes who participate in an non-revenue sport represented by the Siena Athletic Department, first preference being given to student athletes who participate in tennis or cross-country track. The Director of Financial Aid will consult with the Siena College Athletic Director to determine the recipient of the scholarship.

The Morrell Family Scholarship

The Morrell Family Scholarship is awarded annually to an upper class student who exhibits James J. Morrell ‘66 active involvement in community service endeavors and commitment to his fellow man. The scholarship was established by James and Kathleen Morrell in honor of their families. Awards are based on financial need and academic eligibility and may be renewed.

The Morrell Family Scholarship for Broadcast Journalism/Communications

The Morrell Family Scholarship for Broadcast Journalism/Communications is awarded annually to students who exhibit James J. Morrell’s ‘66 active involvement in community service endeavors and commitment to his fellow man. The scholarship was established by James and Kathleen Morrell in honor of their families. Awards will be given to students in the School of Business and School of Liberal Arts with an interest in pursuing a career in some aspect of Broadcast Journalism/Communications. Preference will also be given to students participating in the College Radio Station (WVCR) and Student Newspaper (Promethean). Awards are based on financial need and academic eligibility and may be renewed.

The Moy Family Siena College/Albany Medical College Scholarship

The Moy Family Siena College/Albany Medical College Scholarship in honor of Dr. Edward J. LaRow ‘59 was established with a gift from Dr. and Mrs. Ronald L. Moy. Preference will be given to students who exhibit financial need, and who exemplify the mission of the Siena College/Albany Medical College Program. This scholarship may be renewed.

The Eleanor C. and Richard W. Mullen Memorial Scholarship

The Eleanor C. and Richard W. Mullen Memorial Scholarship was established by an Anonymous Donor to honor Fr. Kevin J. Mullen ’75, O.F.M., Ph.D., the tenth President of Siena College, and in memory of Fr. Kevin’s parents. The scholarship is awarded based upon financial need.

The Fr. John C. Murphy, O.F.M. Scholarship

The Fr. John C. Murphy, O.F.M. Scholarship was established by Fr. John’s many friends, alumni and colleagues at Siena College to honor his work at Siena that embodied the Franciscan traditions. This scholarship is based on financial need and may be renewable.

The Murphy Family Scholarship

The Murphy Family Scholarship was established by Alison K. Murphy ‘93 to honor the 60th birthday of her father, Michael E. Murphy ‘70. The scholarship will be awarded to a transfer student(s) majoring in History or Marketing/Management. The award is based on need.

The John F. ‘79 and Kellyanne H. ‘81 Murray Scholarship

The John F. ‘79 and Kellyanne H. ‘81 Murray Scholarship, created in 2009 by Siena Trustee John F. Murray ‘79 and his wife, Kellyanne Healey Murray ‘81, has been established in appreciation for the gift of the Siena Experience. The scholarship is based on financial need and preference is given to students from either Rensselaer or Schoharie Counties (NY) who have demonstrated a commitment to community service.

The R.J. Murray and Family Scholarship

The R.J. Murray and Family Scholarship was established in 1997 by Associate Trustee, Richard J. Murray. The scholarship is awarded to a student in good standing based on academic achievement and financial need. The award is renewable.

The Richard and Agnes Murray Scholarship

The Richard and Agnes Murray Scholarship is awarded annually to students on the basis of academic achievement and financial need. The scholarship was established in 1993 by Associate Trustee, Richard J. Murray, President, R.J. Murray Co., Inc., in cooperation with Carrier Air Conditioning Co., in recognition of 60 years of their association. The award may be renewed.

The William P. Murray ‘48 Scholarship

The William P. Murray ‘48 Scholarship, established by his sister, Jane I. Murray, and his brother, Joseph E. Murray ‘47,is awarded annually to an incoming freshman. These scholarships are in memory of Bill ‘48, a renowned attorney, member of the bar of Washington, DC, New York and the US Supreme Court, decorated soldier, son of James and Hazel (Kilroy) Murray of Albany. Preference will be given to Catholic students who are graduates of Christian Brothers Academy of the Capital Region. Scholarships are based on financial need and may be renewed.

The Jeffrey Muszynski ’97 Memorial Scholarship

The Jeffrey Muszynski ’97 Memorial Scholarship was established by Christopher Litchfield ’97 to honor Jeffrey’s memory and provide opportunity for future Siena students.

The Nahow Family Scholarship

The Nahow Family Scholarship was established by Dr. Theodore Nahow ‘43 and other family members. It is awarded annually on the basis of financial need and is renewable based on good academic standing.

The James L. Nash ‘64 Fellowship

The James L. Nash ‘64 Fellowship is awarded to a sophomore, junior, or senior student in good standing who has an interest in and commitment to providing community service for the betterment of individuals or organizations located in the Capital Region.

The James and Mary Nealy Scholarship

The James and Mary Nealy Scholarship is awarded based on demonstrated financial need.

The New York City Endowed Scholarship Fund Endowment

The New York City Endowed Scholarship Fund Endowment is used to provide scholarships for academically promising students from the five boroughs of the City of New York based on financial need.

​The John J. Nigro H’13 and Family Endowed Scholarship

​The John J. Nigro H’13 and Family Endowed Scholarship was established in 2016 by friends and family to honor Mr. Nigro’s service and devotion to Siena College for nearly 25 years.

The scholarship will be awarded for one (1) year but may be renewed for up to three (3) additional years provided that the Office of Financial Aid determines that the recipient has maintained a grade point average of at least three and zero tenths (3.0) each year and has continued to demonstrate a commitment to the ideals of Franciscan service.

The Northwestern Mutual Scholarship

The Northwestern Mutual Scholarship will be given to students who have experienced the death or disability of a parent and who have financial need.

The Noteworthy Scholarship

The Noteworthy Scholarship has been established by Carol Constantino in memory of Thomas B. Constantino whose business successes were always attributed to his faith in God. The Scholarship will be awarded based on academic merit, preference will be given to students who are majoring in the field of Business and taking elective courses in the Creative Arts.

The NYC/ESM ‘82/‘83 Scholarship

The NYC/ESM ‘82/‘83 Scholarship was established to provide financial assistance to students from the five boroughs of New York City and those who graduated from East Syracuse-Minoa High School.

The James M. and Family and Sandra O’Brien Scholarship

The James M. and Family and Sandra O’Brien Scholarship was established by their son, Mark J. O’Brien ’95, Esq., in honor of their 50th Wedding Anniversary.

The George E. and Annabel G. O’Connor Memorial Scholarship

The George E. and Annabel G. O’Connor Memorial Scholarship, established by the Thomas O’Connor family, is awarded annually to students from the Capital Region. Preference is given to students from Waterford and Cohoes, headquarters of Mohawk Paper Mills, Inc., which Mr. George O’Connor served as President and Chairman. Scholarship renewal is based on financial need and academic achievement.

The Patrick “P.J.” O’Donnell Scholarship

The Patrick “P.J.” O’Donnell Scholarship was established by his family, friends, classmates, and parish to perpetuate the memory of his courage, quest for knowledge, faith, and endearing personality. It is awarded annually with preference given to a student who demonstrates financial need and is an active member of St. Edward the Confessor Church, Clifton Park, N.Y. The award may be renewed on a yearly basis depending on academic achievement and contributions made to campus life.

The Brian “Chemicals” O’Keefe ‘82 Scholarship

The East Cove (2E Ryan Hall 1980 - 85) friends and brothers of Brian O’Keefe ‘82 established The Brian “Chemicals” O’Keefe ‘82 Scholarship in his memory. Brian was a student who enjoyed the full Siena College experience. He personified the spirit of a Siena College student in his enthusiasm for life and that spirit carried him all the days of his life. Brian faced adversity with an optimistic attitude and was quick to laugh, quick to love, and quick to give of himself to all those in his life. The Brian “Chemicals” O’Keefe’82 Scholarship will be awarded to a student with financial need.

The Obermayer Family Scholarship

The Obermayer Family Scholarship was established by the Obermayer Family to honor the memory of Bernice A. Obermayer. Bernice was the wife of John W. ‘58 (Siena Board of Associate Trustees) and the loving mother of Steve ‘83 (Board of Associate Trustees), Paul W. (US Navy, Retired), James M. ‘90 (East Greenbush, NY Schools), and David R. ‘91. She was also the mother-in-law of Jeanne (Martin) Obermayer (Assistant Vice President, Student Affairs/Dean of Students.) Preference is given to, but not limited to, veterans of the Armed Services or their children. The scholarship is awarded annually based on academic achievement and financial need and may be renewed.

The Robert V. '58 & Lorraine Oechslin Scholarship

The scholarship is awarded to students who are working on campus to help pay for their college tuition and board and based on need.

The Oliver-Esposito Family Scholarship

The Oliver-Esposito Family Scholarship, established in 2012 by Gerry ‘94 and Rebecca Oliver Esposito ‘94 to honor the experience and benefits received from their Siena educations. The scholarship will benefit a female student from Upstate New York that is pursuing a major in Finance or Accounting. Preference is given to a woman from Delaware, Sullivan and Broome Counties. The scholarship is renewable for students who maintain a necessary cumulative grade point average.

The Ollard Family Scholarship

The Ollard Family Scholarship was established to provide scholarship assistance to students with demonstrated financial need.

The Terry Pacheco ‘80 Memorial Scholarship

The Terry Pacheco ‘80 Memorial Scholarship was established by James J. Treacy, Jr. ‘80 to honor his friend and classmate. First preference is given to students from Rockland County, New York. The Scholarship is based on financial need.

The Salvatore, Josephine and Melissa Papa Scholarship

The Salvatore, Josephine and Melissa Papa Scholarship will be awarded annually on the basis of financial need. The Scholarship is renewable based on good academic standing.

The Fr. Kenneth P. Paulli ‘82, O.F.M., Ed.D. Scholarship

The Fr. Kenneth P. Paulli ‘82, O.F.M., Ed.D. Scholarship, in honor of his grandparents, Alfred and Lena Albano and Paul and Josephine Paulli, was established in 2010 by his many family, friends, Franciscan Brothers, colleagues, and fellow alumni to commemorate Fr. Ken’s 25th Anniversary as a friar and 20th Anniversary as a priest. Fr. Ken has been a part of the Siena community for more than thirty years as a student, alumnus, faculty member, administrator, and as Chief of Staff to the President of Siena College. His student-centered and challenging teaching, his collaborative and thorough work as an administrator, his compassionate service to students, alumni, and countless others, locally and nationally, exemplify the continuing Franciscan and Catholic traditions and values of Siena College. On this, his double anniversary, we his family, friends, Franciscan Brothers, colleagues, and fellow alumni wish to celebrate Fr. Ken’s commitment to a Franciscan and Catholic Liberal Arts Education by endowing a scholarship in his name to be awarded to students of financial need who value Catholic education.

The Perkinson Family Scholarship

The Perkinson Family Scholarship was established by Mr. Gary Perkinson class of 1959, to provide scholarship assistance to deserving students who show financial need. First preference is given to students from Catholic Central High School in Troy, NY.

The Rose and Carmine Perrotta Scholarship

The Rose and Carmine Perrotta Scholarship has been established by their loving daughter, Patricia, and her husband, Paul, to keep alive the memory of two hard working and extraordinarily generous people. Rose and Carmine, the children of immigrants, grew up on the Lower East Side of Manhattan in challenging economic circumstances. They achieved much and passed on to their children a strong desire to learn, to become productive citizens, and to reach out to those in need. The Rose and Carmine Perrotta Scholarship will be awarded to a Siena student in financial need who has demonstrated a commitment to learning.

The Helen Petera Scholarship Fund

The Helen Petera Scholarship Fund will be awarded on an annual basis to a student enrolled in a course of study and pursuing a career in the field of science.

The Donald and Jay Petro Scholarship

The Donald and Jay Petro Scholarship was established to assist students requiring financial aid and willing to supplement scholarship support from their own earnings.

The Dr. William L. Pfeiffer Scholarship

The Dr. William L. Pfeiffer Scholarship, established and sponsored by the Albany Savings Bank, recognizes the deep personal commitment which Dr. Pfeiffer has exhibited toward higher education, the banking and business communities, and politics, as well as regional, state, and national affairs. Two scholarships are awarded to upperclass students with an interest in business, banking or political science. The scholarship will be based on financial need and academic eligibility. Preference is given to New York State residents and the scholarship may be renewed.

The Dr. William Pickett ‘41 Memorial Scholarship

The Dr. William Pickett ‘41 Memorial Scholarship was established by family and friends to perpetuate Dr. Pickett’s memory. Preferences will be given to students from Albany, Schenectady, and Rensselaer Counties who are interested or enrolled in a pre-med program. This scholarship is based on need.

The Bernard F. Picotte Scholarship

The Bernard F. Picotte Scholarship is awarded annually to upperclass students majoring in Business or Computer Science. Recipients must be residents of the Capital District with preference given to residents of Albany or Schenectady County. The scholarship recognizes the Picotte family’s active commitment to higher education in the Capital District. Nominations for the scholarship are made by the Dean of the Business Division.

The John D. Picotte Family Scholarship

The John D. Picotte Family Scholarship is awarded annually to a Siena student based on financial need. When possible the award should follow the same student during his or her four undergraduate years. Preference is given to a student from the Capital Region and/or the Adirondack Region of New York State.

The John D. Picotte Family Medical Endowment

The John D. Picotte Family Medical Endowment established by John D. Picotte, philanthropist and longtime friend of Siena, provides support for the Siena/Albany Medical College Program in Science, Humanities and Medicine. The John D. Picotte Family Medical Endowment will support programming consistent with the educational curriculum and philosophy of the Siena College/Albany Medical College Program.

The Plante Family Scholarship

The Plante Family Scholarship was established Peter ’67 and Martha Plante in honor of their parents to provide the education of a lifetime for future generations of Siena students.

The Lt. Col. Leo A. Polinsky ‘49 Memorial Scholarship

The Lt. Col. Leo A. Polinsky ‘49 Memorial Scholarship, established by his cousin, Mrs. Theresa M. Walton, will be awarded to an entering freshman and a junior student in good academic standing with demonstrated need. The scholarship is renewable. Preference is given to students from Montgomery County.

The Porcelli Family Scholarship

The Porcelli Family Scholarship given in memory of Archie J. Porcelli is to be awarded in equal amounts to two members of the men’s lacrosse team and one member of the women’s lacrosse team as recommended by the Athletics Department and determined by the Financial Aid Office.

The Prahm “Starfish” Scholarship

The Prahm “Starfish” Scholarship has been established to honor the United States Veterans of the Vietnam War. The scholarship will be awarded to a student from Troy, New York, with preference to be given to a Lansingburgh High School graduate or Catholic Central High School graduate who is or has been a member of the Lansingburgh Boys and Girls Club. Financial need is a criterion.

The Edward L. Pratt Memorial Scholarship

The Edward L. Pratt Memorial Scholarship has been established in memory of Edward L. Pratt, a Chemistry Major and member of the graduation class of 1956. Mr. Pratt’s career in Chemistry led him to the position of Director of Analytical Chemistry for Sterling Drug, Inc. In appreciation for his valued education at Siena College, Mr. Pratt’s wish was that the scholarship be awarded to a Chemistry major with a 3.1 GPA and who would not be able to attend Siena College without scholarship aid. The scholarship is to be awarded to a junior or senior at the discretion of the Chemistry Department faculty and college; however it may be given to a freshman or sophomore as long as the above is recognized.

The Pucci Family Scholarship

The Pucci Family Scholarship honors the family’s long connection to Siena College and its mission. Scholarship awards are based on financial need and are given to students who participated in both arts and athletics in high school.

The Puig-Murphy Family Scholarship

The Puig-Murphy Family Scholarship was established in 2011 by John ‘78 and Barbara Puig to honor his father, John E. Puig ‘54, his mother, Monica Murphy Puig, and his grandmother, Helene Shinners Murphy. Preference is given to students with financial need.

The Raila Family Scholarship

The Raila Family Scholarship, established by John B. ‘56 and Mary E. Raila, are awarded annually to upper class liberal arts majors in good academic standing who make significant contributions to campus life and activity. Preference is given to Capital District area students who demonstrate financial need.

The Vito and Elaine Kelsey Ramundo ‘84 Scholarship

The Vito and Elaine Kelsey Ramundo ‘84 Scholarship established by Elaine Kelsey Ramundo ‘84, honors her late husband, Vito Ramundo, by creating a scholarship for a student from the Capital Region area pursuing a career in insurance. Vito was the first in his family to attend college and truly valued higher education. After attending college, he opened and grew his own Nationwide Insurance agency. This scholarship will remember his determination, successes and love for learning.

The William R. Raub Memorial Scholarship Fund

The William R. Raub Memorial Scholarship Fund was established by his family, many friends and colleagues. The scholarship honors the memory of Will ‘85, a partner of Cantor, Fitzgerald and Company, who died in the World Trade Center disaster on September 11, 2001. The scholarship is based on academic ability and financial need. Preference will be given to highly motivated Business students with a demonstrated record of academic success who either majors or plans to major in Finance.

The Raymond Vincent and Frances Geoghan Reamer Scholarship

The Raymond Vincent and Frances Geoghan Reamer Scholarship was established to honor Raymond and Frances who instilled their dedication and commitment to education and success in one’s chosen career to each of their eight children. Two of their children and one grandson are Siena graduates: Jean Reamer Keam ’76, Mark G. Reamer ’83, O.F.M., and Christopher Reamer Vinchiarello ’99. In response to their commitment to Franciscan values, Ray and Frances received the friar’s habit and were affiliated to the Franciscan Province of the Holy Name of Jesus on the occasion of their golden wedding anniversary in 1991. This scholarship will give preference to students from New Jersey and is awarded annually to students who demonstrate financial need, academic ability, and value the Franciscan ideal of service to others.

The Jean P. Reamer Keam ’76 Scholarship

The Jean P. Reamer Keam ’76 Scholarship is established by her family to honor her love of family and lifelong commitment to learning and community service. Beginning as a student-athlete on the inaugural women’s basketball team, and later as a member of the Board of Advisors of Siena, Jean has been a faithful steward of Siena generously sharing her time, talent and treasure exhibiting Franciscan values in her personal and professional life. This scholarship will give preference to a Siena student-athlete who embraces and embodies the Franciscan spirit of service to others. The award is based on financial need.

The Richards Family Scholarship

The Richards Family Scholarship was established by Ruth F. and Edgar L. Richards ‘66, G ‘68 to honor members of their family who are alumni of Siena College: James G. Richards ‘02, Edgar L. Richards III ‘91; Holly Sheeler Richards ‘89; and Kevin C. Mancino ‘75. Financial need is a criterion.

The Patrick R. Riley ‘69 and Carol J. Cusick Riley Scholarship

The Patrick R. Riley ‘69 and Carol J. Cusick Riley Scholarship was established by Patrick R. Riley ‘69 & Carol J. Cusick Riley with appreciation for Pat’s “Siena Experience” and a desire to provide the same for future Siena students. Preference will be given to students from outside New York State.

The Andrew P. Ripp Scholarship

The Andrew P. Ripp Scholarship was established by his family, classmates, and friends to perpetuate the memory of his courage, faith, and his most endearing personality. It is awarded annually to an upperclass student who has made significant contributions to campus life and activity, especially in the field of music. Preference will be given to Capital Region students who demonstrate financial need.

The 1st Lt. James E. Roach Scholarship

The 1st Lt. James E. Roach Scholarship is awarded annually to a Siena student who reflects the College’s ideals of academic achievement and citizenship. The scholarship was established by F. Thomas Roach and Patricia Roach Kellam in memory of their brother who was killed while faithfully serving his country in the U.S. Air Force. Financial need is a criterion.

The Gilbert O. Robert Memorial Scholarship

The Gilbert O. Robert Memorial Scholarship was established in memory of Gilbert O. Robert. The scholarship will provide tuition assistance to a student majoring in business.

The Francis L. ’58 and Esther Roddy Family / Netrition, Inc. Scholarship

The Francis L. ’58 and Esther Roddy Family / Netrition, Inc. Scholarship, in memory of Thomas M. Roddy ’88, was established by Thomas’ parents, Francis L. ’58 and Esther Roddy, and Netrition, Inc. The children of Francis L. ’58 and Esther Roddy (Katherine M. Kenworthy, John F. Roddy ’85, Theresa R. Minissale ’85, Francis L. Roddy, Jr. ’86, Bernard P. Roddy ’90, Nicholas E. Roddy ’95) are interested parties to this agreement and supportive of this scholarship. The scholarship honors the memory of Thomas ’88, co-founder, President and CEO of Netrition, Inc. Thomas was a visionary, leader, and entrepreneur. He used his computer science degree from Siena along with his business acumen to found Netrition, Inc., a successful on-line retailer. The scholarship is based on academic ability and financial need. Preference will be given to students who are computer science and/or business majors and are the first child to attend college of parents who did not attend college.

The John J. ‘42 and Ann D. Rose Memorial Scholarship

The John J. ‘42 and Ann D. Rose Memorial Scholarship was established from the estate of John and Ann Rose. The scholarship will be awarded annually to a student with demonstrated financial need from Columbia County or Warren County, both in the State of New York, who is enrolled in a program leading to a career in Education or Business Administration.

The Sean ‘94 and Michelle Rose Scholarship

The Sean ‘94 and Michelle Rose Scholarship established by Sean Rose and his wife, Michelle, given in loving memory of Fr. Mychal Judge, O.F.M. is awarded based on financial need to a deserving student.

The Ruth Katherine Rosemond Scholarship

The Ruth Katherine Rosemond Scholarship is awarded annually to a student reflecting the high personal ideals of Mrs. Rosemond, the wife of Bob “Gramps” Rosemond, a long-time friend of the College. Incoming freshmen are given first priority. The scholarship, which may be renewed for students making satisfactory academic progress, is based upon financial need.

The Thomas J. Ross Scholarship

The Thomas J. Ross Scholarship, will be awarded to students majoring in Business from the Warren/Washington Counties area.

The Scot ‘88 and Carol Salvador Family Scholarship

The Scot '88 and Carol Salvador Family Scholarship established by Scot R. Salvador '88 in appreciation of all the opportunities given him by his Siena College education. It also honors his family's legacy at Siena College. Scot's father, Reynold Salvador '44, mother, Maureen Healy Salvador '49, sister, Dr. Susan Salvador-Koffenberger '82, and son, Michael Salvador '18 are all graduates of Siena. The scholarship is awarded based on financial need.

The Maria R. Sandoval HEOP Alumni Leadership Fund

The Maria R. Sandoval HEOP Alumni Leadership Fund established by Benjamin Velazquez, Jr, ‘93 in honor of Carol Sandoval, HEOP director, will supplement HEOP’s tutoring program and will help support HEOP students’ expenses for attending leadership conferences. The endowed fund is named for Sandoval’s mother who passed away in October, 2013.

The Gene and Mary Sarazen Scholarship

The Gene and Mary Sarazen Scholarship is awarded annually to students reflecting the high personal, athletic, and intellectual ideals of Dr. Sarazen. Consideration will be given to candidates referred by individuals associated with the world of golf. Guidelines for academic eligibility are determined by the Admissions Committee; the initial awards are also based on need. Renewal depends on academic achievement and conduct.

The Irene F. Saulsbery ‘80 Siena/AMC Scholarship

The Irene F. Saulsbery ‘80 Siena/AMC Scholarship has been established to honor the memory of Irene F. Saulsbery and the amazing health care professionals who treated her though her struggle with cancer. The scholarship is aimed at helping outstanding students who want to bring the humanities to the science of medicine. The scholarship will be awarded to a student enrolled in the Siena/Albany Medical College Program.

The Joseph E. Scafidi Memorial Scholarship

The Joseph E. Scafidi Memorial Scholarship, established by his wife, Elizabeth Kelly Scafidi, is awarded to an entering (including a transfer student) or current student on the basis of financial need. Preference will be given to a student who is enrolled in either the School of Business or School of Science and who is a graduate of South Colonie Central High School, Colonie, NY. Awardees may also be graduates of one of the following high schools: LaSalle Institute, Troy, NY; Maple Hill, Castleton, NY; Bishop Maginn, Albany, NY, or Berne-Knox-Westerlo High School. The scholarship may be renewed for four undergraduate years.

The John M. Scarchilli ‘77 Memorial Scholarship

The John M. Scarchilli ‘77 Memorial Scholarship was established by colleagues at Pioneer Bank to honor the memory of an exceptional man; a great leader, businessman, community citizen, musician and friend. John lived the Franciscan values that are at the heart of a Siena education. Awards are based on financial need to a student majoring in Accounting or Finance and having an interest in music.

The Fulcher Scholz Family Scholarship

The Fulcher Scholz Family Scholarship was established by Karen Fulcher Scholz ‘88 and Bernhard Scholz ‘88 in honor of the sacrifices made by their parents to ensure they received a quality education. First preference will be given to a student majoring in Computer Science; second preference will be given to a student enrolled in another science major. The award is based on financial need and renewal is dependent on good academic standing.

The Fr. Erwin H. Schweigardt Scholarship

The Fr. Erwin H. Schweigardt Scholarship was established through the generosity of Dr. Neva M. Mahoney to honor Fr. Schweigardt’s service to the area. Preference is given to students residing in the Capital Region of New York State. Financial need is a criterion.

The Edwin T. Sells ’68 Memorial Scholarship

The Edwin T. Sells ’68 Memorial Scholarship, established by his wife, Eveline Ward-Sells, honors the memory of a loyal Siena graduate and 44 year employee of Merrill Lynch, in later years as vice president. Preference is given to students in the School of Business with financial need and academic ability.

The Serbalik Family Scholarship

The Serbalik Family Scholarship was established in 2008 by Jim and Sandy Serbalik in honor of their parents, and out of respect for the value of a Franciscan and Catholic education and experience. The scholarship will be awarded to students based on academic merit and financial need, who are or will be competing in an individual sport sponsored by Siena and sanctioned by the NCAA.

The Rosemary J. Sgroi, rsm Scholarship

The Rosemary J. Sgroi, rsm Scholarship in honor of her parents, Anna and Salvadore Sgroi, was established by her family, alumni, and friends to celebrate her fifty years as a Sister of Mercy and her fifteen years of service to the Siena Community. The scholarship is established for the benefit of a woman, preferably from the Arbor Hill Neighborhood in Albany, New York, who embraces the Franciscan spirit, and who would otherwise be unable to attend college. Preference will also be given to a woman who has been enrolled in the grade school and/or high school Mentoring Program at Siena.

The Toros Shamlian, Jr. Scholarship

The Toros Shamlian, Jr. Scholarship was established by Toros Shamlian, Jr. an alumnus of Siena and a retired partner from Coopers & Lybrand, LLP (PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP). Preference will be given to students who have an interest in the field of Business Administration and are from the Capital Region of New York. The scholarship is based on academic eligibility and financial need.

The Edward T. ‘64 and Anne Sheehan Scholarship

The Edward T. ‘64 and Anne Sheehan Scholarship is given to mark Edward’s 50th anniversary of his graduation from Siena College. The award based on extreme financial need is given to permit a student to remain at Siena.

The Sheehan Family Scholarship

The Sheehan Family Scholarship was established by Eileen T. Sheehan to honor her husband, Joseph P. Sheehan ‘73, a proud and loyal alumnus of Siena College. Joe was devoted to his faith, his family and friends, and the Franciscans. Awards will be made to a student who exemplifies the Franciscan Spirit that Joe lived throughout his life.

The Richard J. Sheehy Scholarship

The Richard J. Sheehy Scholarship awarded annually to a sophomore, junior, or senior in good academic standing. Preference will be given to French, modern language or English majors, respectively, who, in the opinion of the faculty, show promise in their major fields. Candidates are recommended by the faculty of the Modern Language Department. The award is renewable.

The Kenneth and Rachel Sheffer Scholarship

The Kenneth and Rachel Sheffer Scholarship was established by Ken Sheffer ‘80, Gary Sheffer ‘82, Paula Sheffer Monaco ‘87 and Valerie Flood and their families to honor their late parents, whose love, wisdom and support allowed their children to learn, grow and contribute.

The Siena College Alumni Scholarship

The Siena College Alumni Scholarship will be awarded to full-time Siena students with demonstrated financial need who are spouses, children or grandchildren of Siena College Alumni.

The Siena College Excellence in Communications Scholarship

The Siena College Excellence in Communications Scholarship is awarded annually to upper class students. The scholarship is based on financial need and academic eligibility. Preference will be given to students who have demonstrated or express an interest in writing, communications, and/or journalism. The scholarship may be renewed. Interested students must submit to the head of the English department an essay describing their qualifications.

The Siena College Veteran and Cadet Fund

The Siena College Veteran and Cadet Fund was established by alumni and friends of Siena College along with the Professor of Military Science, Reserve Officer Training Corps to assist veterans of the United States Armed Forces and Cadets of the Mohawk Battalion, Reserve Officer Training Corps with reasonable expenses associated with attending Siena College. Lead donors to this fund include: Mr. John W. Atkinson ’86 and Mr. James S. Scully ’87.

The Siena Rugby Alumni Memorial Scholarship Fund

The Siena Rugby Alumni Memorial Scholarship Fund was established in memory of Terence A. McShane ‘86 and Michael Taddonio ‘84 by friends, rugby teammates, and family of Terry and “Cool”, who both died in the tragedies of September 11, 2001. Scholarships are given annually to upperclass rugby players who exemplify leadership within the Siena Community through their participation in student activities and community service. Financial need is a criterion.

The Silk Family Scholarship

The Silk Family Scholarship was established in 2013 by Kevin and Claudia Silk ‘85 to honor the experiences they had and the relationship they began at Siena College. They are proud to continue the Siena legacy with their son, Michael ‘15. This scholarship honors the Silk family and their commitment to higher education.

The Ralph L. Simone ‘79 Scholarship

The Ralph L. Simone ‘79 Scholarship was established by Ralph in honor of his 30th Reunion. The scholarship will be awarded annually to an average student who demonstrates a commitment to their community through various service activities, and exhibits financial need. Preference will be given to a student from the Central NY area.

The Richard ’79 and Terri (DuPré) ’79 Sleasman Scholarship

The Richard ’79 and Terri (DuPré) ’79 Sleasman Scholarship endowed in 2014 in honor of our parents who stressed the value of a solid liberal arts education.

The Margaret J. Smith Scholarship

The Margaret J. Smith Scholarship was established in 2005 by David ‘79, Alicia, Lauren and Madison Smith and friends. This scholarship was created to honor their mother/grandmother, a person who exemplifies all the values of St. Francis of Assisi. Beginning in 2010-11, preferences will be given to members of the Siena Women’s Lacrosse Team.

Social Work Scholarship/Endowment Fund

Social Work Scholarship/Endowment Fund was established by The Social Work Advisory Board with gifts from friends and supporters of the program. The purpose of the scholarship is to attract qualified student applicants to the Social Work program. Preference is given to students admitted to the program who maintain a 3.0 GPA, who have demonstrated commitment to the values of social work, and who have need. The Social Work Department/Program will make its selection from students pre-qualified by the Office of Financial Aid.

The Spore Family Scholarship

The Spore Family Scholarship was established by Marie O. Spore in memory of Robert H. Spore ‘53. This scholarship is based on financial need for a Liberal Arts Major.

The St. Francis Fraternity Scholarship

The St. Francis Fraternity Scholarship is awarded annually based on academic achievement and financial need. This scholarship is renewable.

The W.H. St. Thomas Family Siena College Scholarship

The W.H. St. Thomas Family Siena College Scholarship was established in 1994 to honor the late William H. St. Thomas of Gloversville, the former owner and chairman of St. Thomas, Inc. of Gloversville. The scholarship is awarded annually to a full-time student from Fulton County, New York who is majoring in Business. Financial need is a criterion.

The Stocchetti Family Scholarship

The Stocchetti Family Scholarship was established by Filippo “Phi” F. Stocchetti ‘83 and Lori Jean Stocchetti to honor Phil’s grandfather, Filippo Stocchetti, and his parents, Vincenzo and Teresa Stocchetti. They relocated to the United States a few months before Phil was born. Phil is forever grateful as they made it possible for him to attend Siena College, have a successful career and have the ability to give back to the Siena community. The scholarship is awarded based on financial need.

The Frances Weir Strachan Student Athletic Scholarship

The Frances Weir Strachan Student Athletic Scholarship is awarded to students competing in intercollegiate athletics who achieve the highest grade point average for the individual academic year and have a demonstrated financial support.

The Margaret Sullivan Plante and the Marion Sullivan Bernier Scholarship

The Margaret Sullivan Plante and the Marion Sullivan Bernier Scholarship has been established by Noreen Sullivan Galonian in loving memory of her sisters for: students who have encountered personal, financial or family circumstances which would preclude the continuation of studies at Siena; or students who have been accepted into the Siena/Albany Medical College Program; or students who are majoring in Chemistry.

The Marjorie K. Sullivan Scholarship

The Marjorie K. Sullivan Scholarship established by her husband, James A. Sullivan ‘41, is awarded annually to upper class students in good academic standing who made significant contributions to campus life and activity. This scholarship may be renewed.

The Michael Taddonio/Class of 1984 Scholarship

The Michael Taddonio/Class of 1984 Scholarship was established by Michael’s family, many friends, and the Class of 1984 on the occasion of its 25th Reunion in 2009. The scholarship honors the memory of Michael ‘84, who died tragically in the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. Awarded annually, the qualifying student will be well-rounded, exhibiting Michael’s passion of being involved in his school and community through participation in student government, athletics, or other extra-curricular activity. Financial need is a criterion.

The Tamburello Family Scholarship

The Tamburello Family Scholarship was originally established by family and friends to honor the memory of Anthony Tamburello and his commitment to education, his family and community. In 2015, the scholarship was grown by friends of Fr. Dennis Tamburello ’75, O.F.M., Ph.D. in recognition of his many years of service to the Siena community as an alumnus, friar, professor, mentor and friend. The scholarship will be awarded to students who demonstrate financial need, who show strong academic performance and demonstrate the values of Franciscan service to others.

The Katherine and Timothy Tattam ‘80 Scholarship

The Katherine and Timothy Tattam ‘80 Scholarship, created in 2012 by Siena Associate Trustee Timothy Tattam ‘80 and his wife, Katherine, was established to recognize the importance that education has played in both of their lives and their desire to assist others realize their goals. The scholarship is based on financial need.

The Teamsters Local No. 294 and Eastern Contractors Association Scholarship

The Teamsters Local No. 294 and Eastern Contractors Association Scholarship is awarded annually to members of the local union’s construction division or to their spouses, sons, or daughters. First year and upper class students attending either full-time or part-time may apply. There is a special application form, available through the union or the Financial Aid Office.

The Tesiero Family Scholarship

The Tesiero Family Scholarship honors the memory of John A. and Marcella C. Tesiero. The scholarship is awarded annually to a freshman and will be renewed based on academic performance and financial need. Preference is given to residents of the Capital Region and to sons and daughters of employees of Cranesville Block Company, Inc. and their subsidiaries.

The Dell N. Thompson, Ed.D. Scholarship

The Dell N. Thompson, Ed.D. Scholarship honors Dell N. Thompson, Ed.D., who served as Vice President for Student Affairs, Vice President for Development and Director of Planned/Major Gifts during his career at the College. It was established by his many friends and colleagues, upon his retirement from Siena in 2002. This scholarship is awarded to students demonstrating financial need.

The Christie M. Tolosky Memorial Scholarship

The Christie M. Tolosky Memorial Scholarship was established by her family, friends, and classmates to perpetuate the memory of Christie’s spirit, her concern for fellow human beings and her love for all animals, but especially butterflies, dragonflies, horses, cats and dogs. This scholarship will be awarded annually to an upperclassman who has demonstrated care and compassion for humans and animals in the spirit of St. Francis as Christie had done during her lifetime. It will be awarded to students who have declared a major in Social Work, Sociology, or Psychology and have at least a 3.0 GPA. Preference will be given to a student who demonstrates financial need. The recommendation from someone who can attest to the character traits of the student, preferably a faculty member, is required.

The Fr. Kevin Tortorelli, O.F.M. Scholarship

The Fr. Kevin Tortorelli, O.F.M. Scholarship is established by Alumni, friends, and admirers to mark his 60th birthday. Fr. Kevin’s friendship, compassion, and support touched all in so many ways. He cheered during rugby games, offered advice and counsel, married us, baptized our children, and consoled us in difficult time. His contribution as a Franciscan Friar on the Siena community and beyond is a great gift to all. The scholarship is awarded to students who participate broadly in activities while at Siena contributing to the quality of life of the Siena community, will make a particular effort to know the Franciscan friars at Siena and to share with them a sense of vision, motivation and purpose, and have financial need.

The Trombly Family Scholarship

The Trombly Family Scholarship was created in 2012 by Francis ‘66 “Bert” and Deborah Trombly, Jr. The scholarship is awarded based on financial need.

The Alex ’96 and Gina Tronco Scholarship

The Alex ’96 and Gina Tronco Scholarship was established by Alex ’96 and Gina Tronco to give back and to honor Siena College for giving Alex the opportunity to attend this great school and giving him the help that he needed to succeed in life. The award is given based on financial need.

The George A. Ulrich ‘79 Memorial Scholarship

The George A. Ulrich ‘79 Memorial Scholarship was established by James J. Treacy, Jr. ‘80, to honor his friend. First preference is given to soccer players. Financial need is a criterion.

The Mary Pamela Underhill Scholarship

The Mary Pamela Underhill Scholarship will be awarded based on need to a student to study abroad. Mary Pamela Underhill graduated from the University of Missouri with a degree in journalism and a minor in Spanish. She had a wonderful opportunity to study abroad in Spain for a year but declined as she needed her work-study job to help fund her education. It was a regret she spoke about numerous times and a dream that never came to fruition.

The Vassallo Family Siena College Scholarship

The Vassallo Family Siena College Scholarship will be awarded to a female of Italian American background who has attended a Catholic high school in Bergen County, New Jersey or surrounding counties. She shall be a hard working diligent student who has shown consistent improvements in her grades through the high school years. She should be involved in extra-curricular and/or community activities that testify to her character and commitment to others and be a full time student at Siena College.

The Charles R. Vaughn Scholarship

The Charles R. Vaughn Scholarship was established in 2000. Funding is provided by the Charles R. Vaughn Educational Trust, Jeremiah R. Manning, Esq. ‘62, Trustee. The scholarship is need based. Renewal is dependent on academic achievement and having a 3.2 cumulative average or above.

The James C. ‘64 and Diana A. Venter Scholarship

The James C. ‘64 and Diana A. Venter Scholarship is established by Jim ‘64 and Diana Venter in memory of their parents and shall be awarded to students from Albany County with demonstrated financial need as determined by the Office of Financial Aid at Siena College.

The Lou Verruto Broadcast Scholarship

The Lou Verruto Broadcast Scholarship, established by LIN TV Corp. in memory of our WIVB-TV General Manager, is awarded annually to an incoming freshman. Preference is given to a student who is pursuing a career in broadcasting and is based on academic achievement and financial need.

The Philip C. Vertucci Memorial Scholarship

The Philip C. Vertucci Memorial Scholarship was funded in honor of a Siena College Alumnus who was a science teacher from Gloversville, New York. The Scholarship is to be awarded to a high school graduate from Fulton County, preferably Gloversville, New York, who is an upperclassman who has declared a major in Biology, Chemistry or Physics and/or a minor in Education. In the event that there are no students who meet the high school and major/minor requirements, then the scholarship will not be awarded in that year.

The Vianney F. Vormwald, O.F.M. Memorial Scholarship

The Vianney F. Vormwald, O.F.M. Memorial Scholarship, established by Christine and J. Patrick Barrett ‘59, recognizes Father Vianney’s deep personal concern for the students he encountered during his 23 years of service as administrator and teacher at Siena. Scholarships are awarded to entering students who exhibit Father Vianney’s high ideals. Scholarships will be based on financial need and may be renewed.

The James M. Walsh Memorial Scholarship

The James M. Walsh Memorial Scholarship created by the Class of 1979 and the Walsh family, is awarded annually to a junior and will be renewed for that student’s senior year. Financial need is a criterion.

The John Francis Walsh, III Memorial Scholarship

The John Francis Walsh, III Memorial Scholarship, established by his sister, is awarded annually to incoming freshman. Preferences will be given to an economics majors to provide the financial aid necessary to have a residential experience.

The Marie and Lawrence Ward Scholarship

The Marie and Lawrence Ward Scholarship was established by their son and daughter in law, Dr. Shawn L. Ward, Ph.D. ‘80 and Mrs. Mary Leak Ward ‘80 as they celebrated their 30th Reunion at Siena and their daughter Erin’s graduation from Siena in 2010. Marie and Lawrence, who are Third Order Franciscans, value faith, family and education. This scholarship will be awarded annually to a student with junior status, preferably one pursuing a teaching certificate, with preference given to a student from northern New Jersey.

The Weaver Family Scholarship

The Weaver Family Scholarship was established to assist students residing in the New York State Capital District Region who are graduates of either private or public high schools.

The Eleanor Mary Weisbrod Scholarship

The Eleanor Mary Weisbrod Scholarship was established in 2007 by Ms. Eleanor M. Weisbrod at Siena College to honor Fr. Kevin Mackin, O.F.M., a loved and respected friend for more than fifteen years. The award will be based on financial need with preference given to a male student majoring in mathematics or participation in a pre-law program. The award is renewable and may follow a student(s) from freshmen through senior year in good academic standing.

The Dr. Arthur J. Wendth ‘52 Scholarship

The Dr. Arthur J. Wendth ‘52 Scholarship has been established by his wife Marcia, in loving memory of his dedication and devotion to his family, and in gratitude to Siena College for the pre-med program that prepared him for admission to Albany Medical College. The scholarship is based on need to a Capital District student who is a senior and enrolled in the Siena/Albany Medical College Program and demonstrates a commitment to service and Franciscan ideals.

The Ruth Shaffer Lynch Whalen Memorial Scholarship

The Ruth Shaffer Lynch Whalen Memorial Scholarship has been established by Mary Lynch Toomy and Elizabeth M. Lynch in loving memory of their mother for students involved in varsity athletic sports at Siena College or student athletes in the School of Business and based on need.

The Dr. Edwin and Mrs. Cherie Williams, III Scholarship

The Dr. Edwin and Mrs. Cherie Williams, III Scholarship was established by Board of Associate Trustee Dr. Edwin Williams, III and his wife, Mrs. Cherie Williams, in June 2012 to provide the education of a lifetime to future Siena students. Preference is given to students with financial need.

The Sister Karen Windelspecht Endowed Scholarship

The Sister Karen Windelspecht Endowed Scholarship, established by her brother Bob, a 1970 graduate of Siena, to honor the memory of Sister Karen, is awarded to an incoming freshman that is a graduate of Academy of The Holy Names, Albany, NY. The recipient should have a dedication to academics with a record of academic achievement and a strong history of community service. The scholarship is based on financial need.

The Louis W. Witt, Jr. ‘51 Scholarship

The Louis W. Witt, Jr. ‘51 Scholarship is awarded annually to a student(s) who has need and who is a member of the women’s or men’s golf team.

The Mark P. Woroby ’81 Memorial Scholarship

The Mark P. Woroby ’81 Memorial Scholarship was established in memory of Mark Woroby ‘81. The scholarship was established by friends and classmates to create a lasting memorial to honor Mark at the place he kept so dear in his heart, Siena College. The scholarship recognizes Mark’s generosity, spirit of giving, and commitment to students. The scholarship will be awarded to a student with financial need.

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