Scholarships

Through the generosity of individuals, corporations, and foundations, a number of scholarships have been made available to students at the University. These gifts continue the rich tradition of philanthropy that characterizes American life, and it is through the donors' generosity that Fairfield is able to offer these scholarships. The University is pleased to be a beneficiary of that tradition and commitment. Students applying for financial aid are considered automatically for the named scholarships listed here, which are administered by the Office of Financial Aid in accordance with the wishes of the donors.

For more information about financial aid at Fairfield University, please contact the Office of Financial Aid at 203-254-4125 or finaid@fairfield.edu. For more information about billing or tuition, please contact the Office of the Bursar, 203-254-4000, x2165, x4191, x4102, or x2410. Inquiries can also be sent to either office at Fairfield University, 1073 North Benson Road, Fairfield, CT 06824-5195.

70s Women Reaching Out

Established by Joellin Comerford '74 in 2012 to provide financial aid to an undergraduate student with demonstrated financial need.  Additional support was provided by alumnae from the '70s.  Preference is given to economically disadvantaged young women from the inner cities of America.

AJM Family Scholarship

Established in 2013 by Andrew ’89 and Jennifer ’89 McMahon to provide financial aid for deserving students with financial need.

Alumni Association Athletic Scholarship

A scholarship established by the Fairfield University Alumni Association to provide financial aid to junior or senior student-athletes with demonstrated need who have made significant contributions to their teams.

Alumni Multicultural Scholarship

A fund established with the proceeds from the annual Alumni Association Awards Dinner to help meet financial needs of minority students.

Michael R. Andrews ’89 Memorial Scholarship

A scholarship established by several former teammates and classmates of Mike Andrews with the intention of providing financial aid to a student with demonstrated need. Mike's passion and spirit will live on through those who receive this scholarship.

Arthur Anderson Scholarship

Established by the family of the late Dr. Arthur L. Anderson, a professor of Sociology and Anthropology, to honor his memory. The scholarship provides financial aid to an undergraduate student who intends to pursue a career that will promote cultural diversity in society.

Margaret M. Atwell Scholarship

A scholarship established through the generosity of Bill and Peggy Atwell P’08, this fund gives preference to a female student enrolled in the Charles F. Dolan School of Business who has demonstrated financial need.

The Atwell Family Scholarship

A scholarship established by Bill and Peggy Atwell P'08 in 2013 to provide financial assistance to deserving students from the Charles F. Dolan School of Business.

The Beckwith Family Scholarship

A scholarship established by Mark '80 and Patti Beckwith to provide assistance to students with financial need.

Mark Beckwith '80 Scholarship

An athletic scholarship established by Mark Beckwith '80 for a men's basketball student-athlete.

Beiersdorf Nursing Scholarship

An endowed scholarship established in 1986 by Beiersdorf Inc. of Wilton, Conn., the fund assists chemistry majors and offers an internship opportunity.

Carl and Dorothy Bennett Scholarship

A fund established by Mr. and Mrs. Carl Bennett to provide annual scholarships for Fairfield University students on a financial need basis.

Joseph F. ’72 and Gail T. Berardino Scholarship

Established in 2001 by alumnus and University Trustee Joseph F. Berardino, this need-based scholarship assists students in the Charles F. Dolan School of Business.

Barbara M. Berchem Memorial Scholarship

An endowed award established in 1988 by Robert M. Berchem '62, to honor the memory of his mother.  This scholarship has a preference for a student from a single-parent family, is the first generation of his/her family to attend college, and comes from Milford, CT.

Barbara M. Berchem Memorial Scholarship

An endowed award established in 1988 by University Trustee Robert M. Berchem ’62, to honor the memory of his mother. This scholarship has a preference for a student from Milford, Conn.

Joe and Eileen Berner Scholarship

Established anonymously in 2010 to honor John ’88 and Eileen ’88 Berner. This scholarship provides financial aid to undergraduate students.

David and Eunice Bigelow Scholarship

To be used toward financial aid for undergraduate students who have demonstrated financial need.  Preference is that it is granted to a student who is matriculated in the School of Business, is community-minded, and possesses an entrepreneurial spirit.

James W. and Jean L. Birkenstock Scholarship

This scholarship has been made possible through the estate of James W. Birkenstock, former University trustee. Preference will be given to students who demonstrate financial need.

John and Jane Bohnsack Scholarship

A scholarship fund established in 1985, to be awarded on the basis of financial need and divided equally between a nursing student and a business student.

Salvatore F. Bongiorno Scholarship

Established in 1993 in memory of a long time University faculty member and former chair of the Biology Department, this scholarship assists minority biology majors in their junior or senior years who plan further studies and careers in the life sciences.

Mr. and Mrs. Charles A. Bott Scholarship

Established by Mrs. Charles A. Bott and the late Mr. Bott of Huntingdon Valley, Pa., the fund provides assistance to students with financial need.

Bouchard Family Scholarship

Awarded to students with financial need with a preference for students majoring in communication or any major within the Dolan School of Business.

John V. Brennan Scholarships

A gift from John V. Brennan, former president of U.S. Underwriters Inc., and parent of Paul F. Brennan '89, provides scholarships to assist minority students with financial need.

The Richard J. Brennen, III Endowed Scholarship

Established by Mr. and Mrs. Richard J. Brennen, Jr. P’06 in honor of their son. The scholarship supports students with demonstrated financial need.

Brewer Family Scholarship

Established by Richard Brewer '69 in 2011 to provide financial aid to undergraduate students with demonstrated financial need.

Marina Holder Brewster Memorial Scholarship Fund

Established by Dr. and Mrs. John P. Sachs to provide financial assistance with a preference for nursing students.

Ned John Briggs ’69 Memorial Scholarship

Established in 1989 by the estate of his mother, Kathryn V. Briggs, this endowed scholarship perpetuates the memory of Ned John Briggs, who attended Fairfield in 1965 and 1966. It is awarded on the basis of academic potential and financial need.

Gladys Brooks Foundation Asian Studies Endowed Scholarship

The Gladys Brooks Foundation Scholarship in Asian Studies, a one-year award, recognizes a student who has excelled academically in this program.

Gladys Brooks Foundation Scholarship

Created in 1986 to enhance Fairfield’s ability to attract students of the highest quality. Recipients will be asked to assume a “moral obligation” to support the University after graduation by voluntary service and/or contributions. Criteria for scholarship recipients include secondary school class rank, scholastic aptitude test scores, extracurricular activities, and leadership potential.

Professor Frank F. Bukvic Scholarship

Established in 1997, the scholarship honors the memory of Dr. Bukvic who taught German and German literature in the University’s Modern Languages Department for 35 years. Preference is given to a student with a major or minor in modern languages.

Sophie Burger and Pauline Hagen Scholarship

An endowed scholarship made possible by the generosity of Carl E. Hagen ’65 through the Chipman Union Foundation to provide financial aid assistance with a preference for students in the Charles F. Dolan School of Business.

The Burger King Scholarship

An endowed scholarship established by The Burger King Corp. to provide financial assistance with a preference for minority students.

Rev. Vincent Burns, S.J. Scholarship

A scholarship established by the Kara Foundation in honor of Fr. Burns. Preference is given to students with a minor in religious studies or ethics.

Anna Cain Scholarship

A fund to support students who demonstrate financial need and strong academic qualifications. Established in 1978, the scholarship is a bequest of the late Anna Cain, an area educator who took many advanced courses at Fairfield.

Louis Calder Foundation Scholarship

The Louis Calder Foundation Scholarship was established in 1988. The Foundation's initial award was designed as a challenge grant that ultimately encourage various other donors to create scholarships in support of students with residency in one of New York's five boroughs. Additionally, these young people must demonstrate academic promise and have significant financial need.

Margaret and Marjorie Campbell Scholarship

A scholarship established to provide financial assistance with a preference for a student whose life has been affected by alcohol or drugs.

Jonathan Neff Cappello ’00 Scholarship

This scholarship, in memory of Jonathan Cappello who died in the World Trade Center tragedy on Sept. 11, 2001, was established by his family and friends. Preference is given to graduates of Garden City High School in New York who have demonstrated need.

The Carlos M. Cardoso '81 Scholarship

An athletic scholarship established by Carlos Cardoso '81 for a men's soccer student with a preference for an individual who is a minority or is from another under-represented population.

Carlucci Family Scholarship

A scholarship established by Joseph and Mary Carlucci P'10,'09 to provide financial assistance to an undergraduate student with financial need.

Donna Rosanne Carpenter-Sederquest Memorial Scholarship

A need-based scholarship established by family members and friends in memory of Donna Carpenter-Sederquest, who attended Fairfield University. Preference is given to communication and English majors in the top 10 percent of their high school classes and who are graduates of Fairfield Warde High School, Fairfield Ludlowe High School, or reside in Fairfield County. The scholarship is dedicated to the perpetuation of the academic, professional, and personal excellence Donna so well embodied.

Alex Rafael Carrion Banco Popular Scholarship

Renamed in 2006 in memory of Fairfield student Alex Rafael Carrion, this scholarship was established in 2004 by Banco Popular to provide financial assistance with a preference for students from Puerto Rico.

The Susan and Frank Carroll Family Scholarship

Established by Frank '89 and Susan Carroll in 2013 to provide financial aid to students with demonstrated financial need.  Preference for a student who is not a resident of CT, NY, NJ, or MA.

Carl and Margaret Cascella Scholarship

Established by Roberto Cascella ’80, this fund is to be awarded with a preference for undergraduate or graduate engineering students.

Celanese Corporation Minority Scholarship

A fund created by Hoechst Celanese Corp. to provide financial assistance with a preference for minority students from New Jersey who are in the Charles F. Dolan School of Business.

JP Morgan Chase Scholarship

An endowed scholarship fund that assists students on the basis of need and academic promise. Current restrictions limit this award, which was established in response to a challenge grant from the Louis P. Calder Foundation, to New York City residents.

The Chiluisa Family Scholarship

This scholarship was established in 2013 by Jorge '89, MBA '06, P'21, and Tori Chiluisa, P'21, to provide financial aid for deserving students of Hispanic ancestry with a preference for those majoring in math, the sciences, or in business.

Ciacci-Pascale ’65 Scholarship

A fund established in 1985 in memory of Douglas Ciacci and Joseph Pascale, outstanding members of the Class of 1965. Preference is given to Connecticut student-athletes who have financial need and best demonstrate drive, compassion, courage, and leadership. Principal benefactors include J. Jeffrey Campbell ’65 and the Pillsbury Co., in addition to members of the Class of 1965.

Ciola Family Scholarship

A need-based scholarship which provides financial aid with a preference for Catholic students with academic promise.

Citytrust Scholarship

An endowed scholarship established in 1985, by Citytrust Bank, to provide financial aid assistance to Fairfield University minority students.

John A. and Edna Connaughton Scholarship

An endowed scholarship established in 1986 in memory of Mr. and Mrs. Connaughton by Mrs. Connaughton’s daughter, Mrs. Charles A. Bott of Huntingdon Valley, Pa. Preference will be given to students with financial need.

Connecticut Post Scholarship

Established by the Post Publishing Co. of Bridgeport, Conn., to provide financial aid assistance with a preference for minority students.

Isabelle Johnson Conine and Margaret Morris Lee Memorial Dolan School of Business Scholarship

Established by Dr. and Mrs. Thomas Conine in honor of their mothers, this scholarship provides financial assistance to students from the Charles F. Dolan School of Business.

Dr. Robert F. Conti ’51 Scholarship

An endowed scholarship established in 1994 to provide financial assistance with a preference for students in the pre-medical program.

E. Gerald Corrigan Endowed Scholarship

This fund, established by E. Gerald Corrigan '63, a former member of the Fairfield University Board of Trustees, provides assistance with a preference for first generation, minority, or foreign students in good academic standing.

David and Lori Cowen Scholarship

An endowed fund established by Mr. and Mrs. David Cowen to provide annual scholarships for Fairfield University students on the basis of financial need.

Anne K. and Hugh F. Coyle Scholarship

Established in 2013 by Hugh F. Coyle III '88, Jane Coyle Ballentine '86, Jennifer A. Coyle and Maryanne Coyle Andrews '93 in honor of their parents' commitment to education.  The scholarship provides financial aid for students with demonstrated financial need.  The recipient must also display high academic achievement, good character and diverse interests.  Initial preference is for students from the greater Baltimore, MD or Washington, DC geographic regions.  Special consideration is to be given to students who participate in Women's or Men's Lacrosse Club programs and meet all other criteria.

Arsene Croteau Family Scholarship

Provides financial assistance with a preference for a student majoring in French. The late Professor Croteau was a long-time member of the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures.

William Cummings and Brothers Scholarship

A scholarship fund established by Mary C. Cummings in January 1968. Preference is given to entering freshmen from the town of Fairfield.

James and Denise Daly Nursing Scholarship

An endowed fund, created in 1991 by Mr. and Mrs. James J. Daly, to provide financial aid with a preference for nursing students.

The Desmarais Family Scholarship

Established by Christopher '93 and Catherine '93 Desmarais in 2013 to provide financial aid to undergraduate students with demonstrated financial need. 

Dennis and Marsha Dammerman Scholarship

An endowed fund created by Dennis and Marsha Dammerman to provide multicultural scholarships.

George E. Diffley Scholarship

Established in 2006 by Fairfield University, this need-based endowment honors the former vice president for advancement, who retired in 2006 after 31 years of service to the University.

Diversity Scholarship

Established in 2012 by an anonymous donor to provide financial aid to undergraduate students. Preference is given to multi-cultural students with socio-economic, religious, or sexual diversity.

David J. Dolan Memorial Scholarship

An endowed scholarship established by Mr. and Mrs. Charles F. Dolan, honoring the memories of Mr. Dolan's father and brother. Income will provide financial aid assistance to Fairfield University students.

Rao Dukkipati Scholarship

An endowed scholarship established in the memory of Dr. Rao V. Dukkipati, a long-time faculty member in the School of Engineering. Provides financial aid to engineering students with demonstrated need.

E&F Construction Company Scholarship

A scholarship funded by the E&F Construction Company to assist students attending Fairfield University.

Rev. Anthony J. Eiardi, S.J., Scholarship

A fund created in 1986 by the estate of Dominic R. Eiardi, who left the bequest in honor of his brother, Fr. Eiardi, a retired member of the Fairfield University mathematics department faculty. The fund will provide scholarship opportunities for deserving undergraduate students.

Fairfield County ISA Endowed Scholarship

Established by the Fairfield County Instrument Society of America, this scholarship gives preference to engineering students from Fairfield County who have a G.P.A. of 3.0 or greater.

Fairfield Jesuit Community Scholarship

An endowed fund established in 1983 by the Fairfield Jesuit Community to provide annual scholarships to Fairfield students on the basis of financial need.

Fairfield University Legacy Scholarship

A scholarship established by the Fairfield University Alumni Association to provide financial aid to an undergraduate student who is also the son, daughter, and/or grandchild of an alumnus/alumna of Fairfield University.

Helen T. Farrell Scholarship

A fund created in 1983 from the estate of Helen T. Farrell, who was a Westport, Conn., resident, to provide financial aid to undergraduate students.

Christiane Felsmann Memorial Scholarship

An endowed scholarship, established by Maja Dubois, to provide an annual scholarship for a student with demonstrated financial need.

Mae B. Feracane Scholarship

Established through a bequest from Mae Feracane, who was a secretary in the Psychology Department, to help needy and deserving students.

Michael and Claudine Gibbons Ferrante Scholarship:

An endowed scholarship established by these two alumni from the class of 1990 to assist students with demonstrated financial need.

Ferretti Family Scholarship

Established in 2009 by William '68 and Sharon Ferretti to provide assistance to students with demonstrated financial need.

Daniel R. Finn, Jr. ’66 Scholarship

Established in 1988 by Daniel R. Finn, Jr., member of the Class of 1966 and former University trustee, this need-based scholarship provides financial assistance with a preference for AHANA students.

Professor Thomas J. Fitzpatrick, Sr. Minority Accounting Scholarship

A fund established by former professor of accounting Thomas J. Fitzpatrick, Sr. to provide financial assistance with a preference for a minority student majoring in accounting in the Charles F. Dolan School of Business.

Fiume Accounting Scholarship

Established by Orest Fiume ’64, this endowed scholarship gives preference to accounting students who have a G.P.A of 3.0 or greater.

Helene Fuld Health Trust Scholarship for Baccalaureate Nursing

An endowed scholarship that gives preference to baccalaureate students in Fairfield’s nursing program who have a G.P.A. of 3.0 or greater.

F.U.S.A. Scholarship

An endowed scholarship established by the Fairfield University Student Association in 1985. Income will provide financial aid assistance to Fairfield University students.

Nelson Fusari Memorial Scholarship

Established by Mr. and Mrs. Albert Fusari in 1981 in memory of their son Nelson, a member of the class of ’83, for the benefit of handicapped students.

John P. Gahan, Jr. Memorial Scholarship

A fund donated by friends of the father of John P. Gahan, Jr. (Class of ‘61). John was killed after completing one year of school. Preference is given to graduates of St. Mary’s High School in Manhasset, N.Y.

Dr. Edward E. Garcia ’57 Scholarship

Established by Mr. Ronald F. Borelli ’62, this need-based scholarship honors the memory of Mr. Borelli’s late brother-in-law. Preference is given to students studying in the natural sciences.

Bernard A. Gilhuly Jr. '52 Scholarship

An endowed scholarship established by this alumnus and former trustee, to be awarded to students with demonstrated need.

Gill Family Scholarship

A scholarship to be awarded to any undergraduate student with demonstrated need.

Gladys Brooks Foundation Community Partnership Scholarship

Students are selected for this four-year scholarship by the Offices of Admission and Financial Aid based on the criteria established by the Community Partnership Scholarship Program. Students are selected from a group of ten high schools in New York City and Connecticut.

John T. Gorman, Jr. ’54 Scholarship

Established by John T. Gorman, Jr. in 1984 to provide undergraduate students with financial aid.

Simon Harak and Fr. John P. Murray, S.J. Glee Club Scholarship

Created in 1976, this endowed scholarship provides annual financial aid assistance to members of the University Glee Club. Preference is given to students who are sons or daughters of Glee Club alumni.

Peggy and Neal Griffin Scholarship

Estalished in 2009 by Neal '91 and Peggy '92 Griffin to provide financial aid to undergraduate students with demonstrated financial need.

Sally Slocum Hartnett Memorial School of Nursing Scholarship

Established in 2009 by Michael and Veronica Hartnett P’10 in memory of Michael’s mother who was a nurse.  The scholarship provides financial aid to an undergraduate student with financial need who is a nursing major. 

William Randolph Hearst Foundation Scholarship

An endowed scholarship fund established in 1986 by the William Randolph Hearst Foundation to assist Charles F. Dolan School of Business students with financial need.

William Randolph Hearst Foundation Community Partnership Scholarship

Students are selected for this four-year scholarship by the Offices of Admission and Financial Aid based on the criteria established by the Community Partnership Scholarship Program. Students are chosen from a grouping of ten high schools in New York City and Connecticut.

Heartfelt Wings Foundation Scholarship

Established in 2017 by the Heartfelt Wings Foundation to provide full tuition for a student through his/her four years at Fairfield University. The student must have demonstrated academic promise, leadership/service to the community and financial need.

Cornelius A. Heeney Scholarship

Created by the Brooklyn Benevolent Society, this scholarship assists students who demonstrate financial need, with a preference for residents of Brooklyn.

H. Joseph Heller and Michael P. Lunden Memorial Scholarship

Established by members of the Class of 1986 to memorialize two classmates, H. Joseph Heller and Michael P. Lunden, who were killed in the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. The scholarship provides financial aid to an undergraduate student with financial need. Preference for a student with an interest in finance, but is not limited to any specific major. 

Jeanne Murphy Hoffman Scholarship

This scholarship was established in 2002 by Paul J. Hoffman '72 in honor of his mother. Preference is given to high-achieving students with demonstrated need.

Rev. William H. Hohmann, S.J., Memorial Scholarship

A scholarship established by alumni and friends in memory of Fr. Hohmann, who was chairman of the University’s economics department until his retirement. This need-based scholarship will be awarded with preference given to an economics major.

Kristine and Peter Holland Scholarship

Established by Kristine '88 and Peter '88 Holland Scholarship in 2013 to provide financial aid to undergraduate students with demonstrated financial need.

Houlihan/McEvoy Family Scholarship

This scholarship was established by Jim and Pat Houlihan P’07, ’10, ’11 to support a student who maintains a G.P.A. of 2.5 or greater and is engaged in community service.

Howard Education Scholarship

Established by Bruce '73, MA '79 and Sheila MA '77 Howard to provide financial aid to an undergraduate student working toward teacher certification.

Lorraine Hoxley M’66 Scholarship

Established in memory of Lorraine Hoxley, M.A. ‘66, by her husband, Paul Hoxley of Sun City, Ariz. The fund is used to assist needy students.

Rev. Gerald F. Hutchinson, S.J. Scholarship

Inaugurated by an anonymous donor to honor the memory of Fr. Hutchinson, this need-based scholarship provides financial assistance with preference given to a student or students majoring in chemistry.

Frank H. James Memorial Scholarship

A bequest from the estate of Frank H. James, late president of the Hat Corporation of America, established this need-based scholarship to provide financial assistance with a preference for students who are residents of Fairfield County.

Keating Family Scholarship

A need-based, renewable scholarship for undergraduate students, established in 1991 by a bequest from the late Loretta M. Keating.

Aloysius and Teresa Kelley Scholarship

Established by a gift from Carmen A. Tortora on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the ordination of the Rev. Aloysius P. Kelley, S.J., the proceeds from this fund will be available each year to assist an academically qualified and financially needy student at Fairfield University.

Abbas Khadjavi Memorial Scholarship

A scholarship in honor of Dr. Khadjavi, a member of the Fairfield University faculty who died in 1983. Funded by family and friends, the scholarship provides financial assistance to Fairfield students.

Jeffrey P. Killian Memorial Scholarship

An endowed scholarship established in 2001 by friends and family of Paul and Linda Killian in loving memory of their son, Jeff, from the Class of 1997. Preference is given to a junior in good academic standing who demonstrates financial need and participates in University activities.

Siobhan Leigh Kinlin Scholarship

Established by Mr. and Mrs. Charles Crowley P’11, this scholarship is to be awarded to a student with demonstrated need.

Edward F. Kirik and Family Scholarship

Provides financial aid with a preference for students of Polish or Eastern European ancestry. If a student fitting these criteria cannot be identified, preference will be given to a junior or senior in the Charles F. Dolan School of Business with demonstrated financial need.

Lt. William Koscher ’67 Memorial Scholarship

Awarded each year to a graduating senior, this scholarship was established by the parents of alumnus William Koscher, who died in a military training accident soon after his graduation.

The Kuryla Family Scholarship

Established in 2013 by Kevin '88 and Jennifer Kuryla to provide financial aid to students with demonstrated financial need. Preference for students are the first generation of their family to attend college from Bridgeport, New Haven, Norwalk or Stamford.

Vincent A. LaBella ’61 Scholarship

A permanent fund for the benefit of minority students. Established in 1996, the scholarship is a bequest from the late Vincent A. LaBella, a member of the Class of 1961. Mr. LaBella, an attorney and judge, resided in Washington, D.C.

Miguel A. Laffitte, Jr. Scholarship

Established in 2010 by Rafael R. Laffitte P’10 in honor of his father. The scholarship provides financial aid to students with demonstrated need. Preference for students enrolled in the Dolan School of Business.

Lautenbach-Kelley Scholarship

Established in 2000 by former trustee Ned Lautenbach and his wife, Cindy, in recognition of their friend, former University President Aloysius P. Kelley, S.J.

Rev. Victor F. Leeber, S.J. Scholarship

Established in 1992 by friends and family of Fr. Leeber on the occasion of his retirement from the University’s faculty. Preference is given to a student who has a major or minor in Spanish.

Rev. Victor F. Leeber, S.J. Scholarship

A second scholarship honoring Fr. Leeber was established in 2000 by William ‘67 and Jacqueline Egan. Preference is given to students with demonstrated need who are majoring in a modern language.

Thomas P. Legen ’78 Memorial Scholarship

Created in 1994 to provide need-based financial assistance with a preference for a student from Bridgeport, Conn., or the surrounding area. Underwritten by contributions from People’s Bank and Mr. Legen’s friends and associates.

Lawrence A. Lessing Scholarship

This scholarship was established in 1990 by Stephen Lessing '76 and other family members to honor his father. It provides financial aid to a student from Long Island who exhibits potential for athletic excellence, leadership and possesses high moral and ethic standards.

Mark Anthony Lolatte '53 and Family Scholarship

Established in 2013 by the estate of Mark Anthony Lolatte ’53 to provide financial aid for undergraduate students enrolled in the College of Arts and Sciences. 

George A. and Grace L. Long Foundation Scholarship

A scholarship fund given by the George A. and Grace L. Long Foundation for support of nursing students.

Loyola Chapel Community Scholarship

Established to provide financial aid assistance with a preference for a member of the junior or senior class at Fairfield University who is active in Campus Ministry.

Michael Lunden '86 Scholarship

This scholarship, in memory of Michael Lunden who died in the World Trade Center tragedy on Sept. 11, 2001, was established in 2014 by his family to provide financial aid to undergraduate students.

Donald S. Lupo Memorial Scholarship

An endowed scholarship in honor of Donald S. Lupo, a member of the Class of 1962. The fund, established by friends and associates at Merrill Lynch, provides financial aid to students in need.

Rev. Donald M. Lynch, S.J. Scholarship

This need-based award was established in 2000 by William '67 and Jacqueline Egan. Preference is given to students who are majoring in English.

Roger M. Lynch ’63 Scholarship

An endowed scholarship, established by Mr. Lynch, to be awarded to a full-time student in the Charles F. Dolan School of Business who has demonstrated financial need, academic initiative, and the capacity to derive the most from his or her talents.

Michele Macauda and Vanessa DeMatteo Scholarship

Established by former Trustee Michele Macauda ’78, this scholarship is to benefit students with financial need. Preference is given to students majoring in the sciences, math, or engineering.

Richard Magro, Jr. ’81 Scholarship

Established by Ronald F. ’81 and Newell Carapezzi in memory of their classmate and friend.

Leo D. Mahoney Memorial Scholarship

Established by Shelagh Mahoney '87, this scholarship provides aid to students with demonstrated financial need.

Vincent J. Maiocco Scholarship In Memory of William J. Lucas '69

Established in memory of William J. Lucas, former Vice President for Finance at Fairfield, this scholarship is to benefit students from Connecticut who have demonstrated financial need.

Malloy Family Scholarship

Established by alumnus William A. Malloy ’80 in honor of William’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Donald Malloy, to assist academically qualified students with demonstrated financial need.

Richard A. Marfurt ’68 Memorial Scholarship

This endowed scholarship was established in 2003 to honor the memory of Dick Marfurt, Class of 1968, whose friendship, energy and influence was an inspiration to so many. It is awarded on the basis of demonstrated financial need.

Josephine Maria Marino Scholarship

Established by a bequest, this fund provides financial aid with a preference for business students from the greater Bridgeport area.

Marketing Corporation of America Business School Scholarship

An endowment fund created by Marketing Corporation of America, providing scholarship aid to worthy students in the Fairfield University Charles F. Dolan School of Business.

Robert J. Markovic Endowed Scholarship

Established in 2011 by the estate of Robert J. Markovic, Class of 1954, for students with financial need.

Rev. Thomas A. McGrath, S.J., Scholarship

Established in 1986 by John Leverty of Fairfield, Conn., and other friends. Fr. McGrath, who died in 1992, was a longtime professor of psychology, a greatly admired teacher, counselor, and priest. The scholarship is awarded on the basis of need with preference given to a student majoring in psychology.

Joseph J. and Hope M. McAleer Scholarship

An endowed scholarship established by Joseph J. McAleer during his tenure as a University Trustee from 1983 to 1988. The scholarship is awarded on the basis of financial need.

Robert J. McCarthy Scholarship

This scholarship was established in 2010 by the estate of the late Helen McCarthy in honor of her son, Dr. Robert J. McCarthy '59. The scholarship provides financial aid to undergraduate students.

Elizabeth DeCamp McInerny Scholarship Fund

A permanent scholarship established by The Ira W. DeCamp Foundation created under the will of Elizabeth DeCamp McInerny. The fund provides financial assistance with a preference for students engaged in undergraduate study relating to the health sciences.

Edward F. McPadden Memorial Scholarship

A scholarship fund created by Anabel McPadden Davey in honor of her brother.

James and Margaret McQuaid Scholarship

This scholarship was established in 2000 by Joseph DiMenna ’80, a member of Fairfield University’s Board of Trustees. The need-based scholarship underwrites one full tuition with preference given to a student studying in the liberal arts or fine arts.

John C. Meditz ’70 Scholarship

This endowed scholarship was created by alumnus John C. Meditz and his mother, the late Clara Meditz. Established in response to a challenge grant from the Louis P. Calder Foundation, the scholarship requires residency in one of New York’s five boroughs.

Merrill Lynch & Co. Foundation Inc. Scholarship

An endowed scholarship established by Merrill Lynch & Co. Foundation Inc. to provide financial support with a preference for minority students.

Merritt 7 Corporate Park Scholarship

An endowed scholarship funded by the First Merritt Seven Corp. to provide financial assistance to Fairfield students.

Charles J. Merritt Jr. and Virginia B. Merritt Scholarship

Established from the estate of Virginia B. Merritt in 1998, this scholarship fund provides financial assistance with a preference for students who exhibit high academic performance or promise. Mrs. Merritt served as personal secretary to three Fairfield University presidents.

Stephen J. Meszkat, Jr. Memorial Scholarship

Established in 2013 by the Meszkat Family to honor the memory of their son, Stephen ’08. The scholarship provides financial aid for students with demonstrated financial need with preference for students who are economics majors.

Marguerite M. Minck Memorial Scholarship

Established by the bequest of Marguerite M. Minck, this scholarship is to be awarded to one or more admitted applicants from Northern Fairfield County who have demonstrated financial need.

Mulvey and Lane Family Scholarship

Established by Timothy ’85 and Rosaleen (Mulvey) ’85 Lane in 2009 to provide financial aid to undergraduate students with demonstrated financial need.

John G. Munro Scholarship

Established by John G. Munro ’55 to provide financial assistance to students majoring in the sciences.

Elizabeth K. Murphy Scholarship

This scholarship was established by Robert J. Murphy Jr. '71 in memory of his mother. The Office of Financial Aid and Student Affairs Division jointly select a recipient who has distinguished himself or herself in the service of fellow students.

Jamie and Laura O’Brien Scholarship

A scholarship fund established in 1986 by William O’Brien of Enfield, Conn., James O’Brien of Fairfield, Conn., Richard O’Brien of Ashland, N.H., and other family members and friends, to honor two young members of the O’Brien family who had Down syndrome. Preference is given to students who have financial need, and who have an immediate family member with disabilities or who have a disability themselves.

Robert F. and Maureen T. O’Keefe Scholarship

An endowed scholarship established in 2009 by Robert F. and Maureen T. O'Keefe for students majoring in engineering who have demonstrated need for financial aid.

Teisha Capozzi O’Leary ’87 Scholarship

Established in 1991 by her husband and family to honor the memory of this 1987 alumna. Preference is given to a computer science major, preferably a woman and a graduate of Notre Dame High School in Fairfield, who best exemplifies Teisha’s “funny, loving, and irresistible personality.”

John Roe O’Mealia ’80 Scholarship

This endowed fund, established in memory of John R. O’Mealia ’80 by his family and friends, provides financial assistance with a preference for a student who is a current or prospective hockey player with demonstrated need and a strong sense of character.

O’Meara/Foster Scholarship

Established in 1996 by B. Maxwell O’Meara ’52 in memory of his mother, Marguerite F. O’Meara, and aunt, Grace M. Foster, to benefit a student with demonstrated need and strong academic standing, with a preference for a student matriculating in the College of Arts and Sciences.

Rev. W. Laurence O’Neil, S.J. Scholarship

Established by TransAmerican Natural Gas Corp. in honor of the longtime counselor and dean of students, these awards are made to students who demonstrate financial need. Seventy-five percent of the awards go to Hispanic students with a preference given to Mexican-Americans.

Gia Orlando Memorial Scholarship

A fund established in 1985 by Carl Orlando ’64 in memory of his daughter. Preference is given to a senior or seniors who perform to the best of their abilities academically and who demonstrate a spirit of generosity and unselfish caring reminiscent of Gia Orlando.

Lawrence F. O’Shea ’56 Scholarship

An endowed scholarship, established in 1988 by Mr. O’Shea, to assist students with demonstrated financial need.

Owens Family Scholarship

Through the generosity of Christopher ’77 and Carol Owens, the Owens Family Scholarship has been endowed to assist students demonstrating financial need who are enrolled in the Dolan School of Business. Per the Owens’ request, this scholarship will first give priority to those students who are graduates from the following high schools: Jesuit High School (Sacramento, CA), Trumbull High School (Trumbull, CT), Scecina Memorial High School (Indianapolis, IN), Warren Harding High School (Bridgeport, CT) and Paul Schriber High School (Port Washington, NY).

Howard T. Owens Sr. Scholarship

A need-based scholarship fund created in 1986 by family members and friends of Mr. Owens, who received an honorary doctor of laws degree in 1967 from Fairfield University.

Robert M. Owens Memorial Scholarship

Established in 1998 by the family and friends of the late Mr. Owens. As the University's attorney for more than 25 years, Mr. Owens was integrally involved in University affairs, and his wisdom and devotion contributed mightily to Fairfield's evolution. The fund provides scholarship support to a student with demonstrated need.

Pace-Barone Scholarship

This award is a full-tuition scholarship with a preference for a minority student who has graduated from either Bassick or Harding high school in Bridgeport, Conn. It was established in 1987 by Rose Marie Pace Barone, who taught business in Bridgeport high schools for 25 years.

People’s Bank Minority Scholarship

Awarded to minority students from the greater Bridgeport area, this scholarship was established by the bank in 1987.

Peterson Family Scholarship

Established by Elaine ’82 and Timothy Peterson in 2012 to provide financial aid to undergraduate students with demonstrated financial need.

John G. Petti III ’83 Scholarship

Established by John G. Petti III ’83 in 1997 to underwrite full tuition for a commuter student in the Charles F. Dolan School of Business with financial need.

Elizabeth M. Pfriem Scholarship

A scholarship created in 1989 by Mrs. Pfriem, former president of the Bridgeport Post Publishing Co., to provide financial assistance with a preference for Fairfield University minority students.

J. Gerald Phelan Scholarship

Established by J. Gerald Phelan in 1964 to provide financial assistance.

John G. Phelan Scholarship for Engineering Excellence

This scholarship, established in 2000 by Fletcher-Thompson Inc., in recognition of John G. Phelan, P.E., is awarded to junior or senior engineering majors who have achieved top grade point averages. This competitive scholarship includes the possibility of a summer internship at Fletcher-Thompson Inc. Preference is given to electrical and mechanical engineering students.

Phi Kappa Theta Memorial Fund

A scholarship established in 1980 with funds generously provided by alumni members of Phi Kappa Theta Fraternity in memory of Fraternity member David Caisse ’71. Preference for this annual scholarship is given to a physically disabled student.

Sharon Ann Pollice ’85 Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was established in 2001 by the friends and family of the late Sharon Ann Pollice '85. Preference is given to a student in the School of Nursing with demonstrated need and established academic achievement. An application is required and the fund will be awarded during the recipient's junior and senior years.

Joseph A. Pollicino/CIT Group Scholarship

Restricted to students in the Charles F. Dolan School of Business, this scholarship was established by the CIT Foundation in 1987 to honor Mr. Pollicino, who is vice chairman of CIT Group Holdings. The fund has since been supplemented by gifts from Mr. Pollicino. He is the father of John Pollicino ’82 and Kerry Pollicino ’88.

Pope Foundation Scholarship

An endowed scholarship to assist students with demonstrated financial need.

Pope Foundation/New York Scholarship Fund

An endowed scholarship to assist students with demonstrated financial need.

Bernadette and John Porter Fund

This scholarship was established in 2003 by the estate of the late Professor John Porter, a member of the faculty at the University’s School of Engineering. Preference is given to part-time students within the School of Engineering who are studying software engineering or computer-related courses with demonstrated need.

Mildred Prial Scholarship

Named in memory of the grandmother of Susan Robinson King, a University Trustee, this scholarship gives preference to a young woman with financial need pursing her studies in journalism and/or communication.

Thomas Puglise Honorary Scholarship

A need-based scholarship established in 1993 to honor Mr. Puglise’s many years of teaching at Stratford High School. Preference is given to students entering Fairfield University from Stratford High School.

Jack A. Quell P'09, '05 Scholarship

Established by Theresa Quell '79 and her family to honor the memory of her late husband, Jack Quell P'09, '05. The scholarship provides financial aid to an incoming freshman from one of the public Norwalk, CT high schools who was also involved in their music and arts programs.

Christopher C. Quick ’79 Scholarship

An endowed scholarship established by Christopher C. Quick ’79 to provide financial assistance to students with economic need due to unusual family hardship or circumstances.

Mary B. Radwick Scholarship

A fund created from the estate of Mary B. Radwick to provide financial assistance to students.

Rev. Albert Reddy, S.J., Scholarship

This fund was established in 2000, by William ‘67 and Jacqueline Egan, in honor of retired faculty member, Fr. Reddy. Preference is given to students with demonstrated need who are majoring in English.

Herbert F. Rees and Kevin W. Carroll Scholarship

This scholarship has been established anonymously and benefits a recipient with demonstrated need who gives evidence of the kindness of spirit and generosity exhibited by the fund’s namesakes.

Harry ’65 and Grace Rissetto Scholarship

Established in 2001 by Harry and Grace Rissetto of Falls Church, Va., this is a need-based scholarship. Mr. Rissetto is a practicing attorney in Washington, D.C.

Dr. Robert D. Russo Sr. Scholarship

Established in 2001 by Wanda Russo in memory of her late husband. The fund has a preference for pre-medical students with demonstrated need. Dr. Russo, who died in 1999, was a longtime friend and benefactor, and served on the University’s Board of Trustees.

Joseph ’63 and Moira Russoniello Scholarship

This endowed scholarship fund established by Joseph ’63 and Moira Russoniello gives preference to a student from the San Francisco Bay area and is awarded based on academic achievement, strength of character and demonstrated financial need.

Walter G. Ryba, Jr. Memorial Scholarship

This fund honors the memory of the late Dr. Walter G. Ryba, Jr., who served as dean of the Charles F. Dolan School of Business from 1998-2000. Awarding is decided with a preference for a person of color with demonstrated need and who has shown significant leadership in academics, student activities, and athletics in high school.

Saint Michael the Archangel Scholarship

Established in 1988 by an anonymous donor, this scholarship is to be awarded to a minimum of two students each year, preferably from Fairfield or Bridgeport. Preference is given to a student of Polish ancestry.

Casper A. Scalzi ’52 Scholarship

An endowed fund established by Casper Scalzi, a member of the Class of ’52, to provide financial assistance with a preference for a student with demonstrated need majoring in mathematics.

Paul Scolaro ’78 Memorial Scholarship

A fund established by family, alumni, and friends in memory of Paul J. Scolaro. Preference is given to a modern language major at the recommendation of the department. Academic achievement, financial need, and University community involvement are the basis for the award.

Rev. Bernard M. Scully, S.J., Memorial Scholarship

Established in 1996 on the 10th anniversary of Fr. Scully’s death. It has been underwritten by parishioners and friends at St. Agnes Church in Greenwich, Conn., where Fr. Scully served as a pastoral assistant. Fr. Scully also taught mathematics at Fairfield from 1960 through 1985.

Eddie and Gloria Searight Scholarship

Established in 2012 by former Fairfield Men's Basketball coach Ed Cooley to provide assistance to a student with demonstrated financial need.

Arthur R. Sekerak Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was set up by friends of Arthur Sekerak in 2004. It was established to provide annual scholarship assistance to students who demonstrate financial need.

September 11 Scholarship

This scholarship benefits children of alumni and rescue worker victims of the Sept. 11, 2001 tragedy. Recipients must qualify for admission and, similar to other University scholarships, must offer evidence of demonstrated need.

Isabelle C. Shea Nursing Scholarship

An endowed fund established in 1984 by the George A. Long and Grace L. Long Foundation to honor the memory of Mrs. Shea, a long-time friend of Fairfield University. Provides financial aid assistance with a preference for nursing students.

Christopher Slattery Fairfield Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was established in 2002 and honors the memory of Christopher Slattery ’92 who died in the World Trade Center attack on Sept. 11, 2001. Established by his family and friends, the scholarship gives preference to students who attended Chaminade High School in Mineola, N.Y., Chris’s own alma mater.

James D. ’70 and Terese K. Small Scholarship

Established in 1990 by the family and friends of this alumnus who had forged a successful career in banking and died at the age of 42, the scholarship was later amended to remember his late widow. Preference goes to students with financial need who have a parent working in the banking industry.

Virginia Spillane and Family Golf Scholarship

This scholarship was established in 2004 by Todd ’81 and Maureen ’82 Spillane in loving memory of Virginia C. Spillane. Preference is given to a student who demonstrates financial need, maintains a minimum grade point average of 3.0, and is a member of the men’s golf team.

St. Ignatius of Loyola Scholarship

Established in 2012 by an anonymous donor to provide financial aid to students with demonstrated need.

Dan Sullivan/Collette Vacations Scholarship

Funded in 2008 by Daniel J. Sullivan, Jr. '73, this scholarship is to be awarded annually to a student demonstrating financial need with a preference for students from select high schools and cities in northeastern Rhode Island.

John J. Sullivan Scholarship

A fund established by friends of the late John J. Sullivan, first selectman of the Town of Fairfield, Conn., from 1959 to 1983, to provide financial assistance with a preference for a student who is a politics major.

Surdna Foundation Scholarship

An endowed fund established in 1985 to underwrite scholarships for the benefit of minority students.

Janet W. Tanner Scholarship

This endowed fund was established in 1998 for the benefit of AHANA students with demonstrated need.

Sybertz-Purdie Scholarship

Established in 2010 by Dr. Edmund Sybertz, Jr. '72 to provide financial aid to undergraduate students.

Kathleen Nolan Tavino ’80 Nursing Scholarship

Established in 1997 by family, friends, and alumni, to honor the memory of this 1980 alumna. This endowed award is a special memorial scholarship to provide financial assistance with a preference for nursing students. This scholarship is intended to benefit today’s nursing students whose hopes and ambitions reflect the values that inspired Kathleen Nolan Tavino’s life and work.

Taylor Family Scholarship

A scholarship to be awarded to a student with demonstrated financial need.

Aileen Thomann ’94 Memorial Scholarship

Established in January 1992 by her family, this scholarship honors the memory of Aileen Thomann, a member of the Class of 1994 who was very involved in the music ministry at Egan Chapel and who died during her sophomore year. There are no restrictions other than financial need, although preference is given to a member of the Loyola Chapel Singers.

Helena S. Thompson Scholarship

An endowed fund, set up by the estate of Helena S. Thompson, to provide financial assistance to students with need. Preference is given to students studying the arts and education.

Robert A. Torello ’56 Scholarship

This fund provides an award to an incoming freshman with one or both parents deceased. The fund is supplemented by proceeds from the Robert A. Torello Annual Memorial Scholarship Golf Tournament held in Orange, Conn.

Dr. Michael Thomas Tucker Scholarship

established in 2017 by the family of the late Dr. Michael Thomas Tucker, former Professor of Finance at Fairfield University, to honor his memory.  The scholarship provides financial aid for a business major student in the Dolan School of Business, with additional preference given to students showing promise in environmental sustainability through their involvement in Environmental Studies coursework and a GPA of 3.0.

Daniel P. and Grace I. Tully Scholarship

Established in 1997 by the Merrill Lynch Foundation, this endowed scholarship fund will help meet the financial aid needs of a Fairfield student, preferably one majoring in economics.

Alice Lynch Vincent Scholarship

Created by Francis T. "Fay" Vincent, former university trustee, to assist qualified students who have demonstrated financial need.

Mary Jayne Walsh Scholarship

Established by Thomas Walsh, Jr. ’84 in honor of his mother, a former nurse. The scholarship provides financial aid to students with demonstrated need within the School of Nursing.

Dr. Joan Walters Scholarship

This fund was established in 2000, by William ’67 and Jacqueline Egan, in honor of retired faculty member Joan Walters. Preference is given to students majoring in economics.

Washington Family Scholarship

An endowed fund that is given to a student with demonstrated financial need as determined by the Office of Financial Aid.

Leo ’58 and Kathleen Waters Scholarship

A scholarship fund established by Mr. and Mrs. Waters to provide financial assistance to Fairfield University students.

Edmund J. Weinrich Memorial Scholarship

Established in memory of Edmund J. Weinrich, founder of Weinrich Advertising and Communications, Inc. . in appreciation for his work since 1972 in making Innovation Data Processing, Inc. in Clifton, New Jersey the success that it is today. This scholarship is awarded with a preference for juniors from New Jersey who have a minimum G.P.A. of 3.0 and are majoring in Communication, English, Marketing or New Media and Film with interest in a career in advertising, marketing and communications.

H.W. Wilson Foundation

Established in 2017 by the H.W. Wilson Foundation to provide financial aid to students within the Marion Peckham Egan School of Nursing and Health Studies. Additional preference is given to 1)undergraduate or graduate psychiatric nursing students who served in the U.S. Armed Forces and demonstrates academic promise and an interest in supporting the mental health needs of Veterans, or 2) undergraduate or graduate nursing students who served in the U.S. Armed Forces.

Wesley T. Wood Scholarship

An endowed scholarship established in 1988 by Mr. and Mrs. Wesley T. Wood, whose two children are graduates of Fairfield University. Mr. Wood is a past member of the University’s Trustee Advisory Council. The fund benefits deserving students with demonstrated need.

Dennis Yee/Patricia Farrell Family Foundation Scholarship

This endowed fund was established in 2004 to provide financial assistance with a preference for Asian students. The scholarship is need based and recipients must maintain high academic standing.

Stephen J. Zales ’81 Scholarship

Established in 2006 by Stephen J. ’81 and Grace Zales. Preference is given to finance majors with demonstrated need and strong academic potential.

The John and Mary Zandonella Memorial Charitable Gift Fund

Established in 2012 by the Estate of John and Mary Zandonella, this fund provides financial assistance to students with demonstrated financial need and scholastic achievement who are residents of Connecticut and graduates of Connecticut high schools.

Ernesto Zedillo Scholarship

The Ernesto Zedillo Scholarship at Fairfield University was established by the Corrigan Foundation in 2004 as part of the University's endowed Multicultural Scholarship Fund. The Zedillo Scholarship recognizes academic achievement for students in the College of Arts and Sciences pursuing their studies in the humanities or the behavioral and social sciences, students of Mexican heritage, and financial need. The Ernesto Zedillo Scholar will be an undergraduate entering his or her sophomore, junior, or senior year at Fairfield.