Annual Scholarships

Donors may establish a named scholarship that does not require an endowment.

Named annual scholarships are designed to encourage scholarship support at annual levels. Donors wishing to establish a Named Annual Scholarship must pledge annual gifts of $2,000 or more for at least a four-year period. During that time, the funds will go directly to aiding a student with demonstrated financial need.

As with endowed scholarships, all benefactors have the ability to name their scholarships after themselves or in memory or honor of another. Scholarship donors are provided with the name of their recipient and are given the opportunity to meet the student at our annual Scholarship Brunch.

Benefactors have established the following annual scholarships:

  • The Alpha Sigma Nu Scholarship:  This annual scholarship provided by A∑N, the honor society of Jesuit institutions of higher education, assists students who have demonstrated outstanding academic achievement.
  • The George V. Babcock Memorial Annual Scholarship:  Established in 2009 by Professor Babcock's wife, Mary, the fund benefits a student studying economics in the Kania School of Management.
  • The Rita and Bernard Bagley Memorial Scholarship: Established in 1990 by the children of Mr. and Mrs. Bagley, this scholarship is available to residents of Sullivan County, with preference to parishioners of St. Basil's Church in Dushore.
  • The Sarah Beth Beynon Memorial Scholarship of the Scranton Area Foundation:  This scholarship is awarded by the Scranton Area Foundation each year to undergraduate students pursuing degrees in environmental science and graduate students pursuing studies in cancer research.
  • The Dr. John H. Corcoran Scholarship: Biennially, the Society of the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick of Lackawanna County provides funds for a University of Scranton student or students to enjoy the benefits of studying for one or two semesters at a university in Ireland.
  • The Crane Fund for Widows and Children Scholarship: This scholarship is a need-based scholarship granted to widows and children of men who, at their death, left their widows and children without adequate means of support. Funding is also provided for deserving wives and/or children of men whom they depend on for support, but because of age or other disability, are unable to adequately offer support.
  • The James A. Gilmore '41 and Regina M. Gilmore Scholarship:  Created through an estate gift from Regina Gilmore, this scholarship provides assistance to Lackawanna County students.
  • The Len and Deborah Gougeon St. Ann's Scholarship: Established in 1986 through a gift from Drs. Len and Deborah Gougeon, this scholarship, based on need, provides assistance to a member of St. Ann's Basilica Parish in Scranton.
  • The Koch-Conley American Legion Scholarship:  Established in 1985 by agreement with the American Legion, scholarships are provided on the basis of academic achievement and financial need.  First preference is given to children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews of the members of the Koch-Conley American Legion Post 121.  Thereafter, family members of other Pennsylvania American Legion Post members may be considered.
  • The Making a Difference in Nursing Award: This award is sponsored by Dr. Sharon Hudacek and her husband, Steve Hudacek, to honor Pauline Mileski, RN. An annual award is made to an LPN enrolled in the nursing program at the University.
  • The William G. McGowan Scholars Program: This scholarship was created in 1997 through the generosity of The William G. McGowan Charitable Fund. It is awarded to deserving students enrolled in the Kania School of Management.
  • The Charlotte W. Newcombe Foundation Scholarship: This scholarship provides aid for mature, second-career women students.
  • The Northeast Chapter of the Pennsylvania Society of Public Accountants Scholarship: This award is administered through the Northeast Chapter of the Pennsylvania Society of Public Accountants. It is awarded to a senior accounting major from Lackawanna, Luzerne, Susquehanna, Pike, Wayne or Monroe Counties.
  • Pennsylvania Governor's Conference for Women Scholarship: Established in 2006 for women residing in Pennsylvania, the scholarship is awarded to women who have demonstrated financial need, overcome significant personal challenges, exhibited exemplary community service work, and demonstrated high academic performance.
  • The Eugene P. and Mary A. Ruane Memorial Scholarship:  This annual scholarship was established in 2009 through a bequest from the estate of Thomas P. Ruane, Esq. '65 to honor his parents.  It benefits a student with financial need.
  • The Sanofi Pasteur Scholarship:  Scholarships are offered each year to two graduate students who have demonstrated excellence in the sciences and who are pursuing master's degrees.
  • The Dr. Bernard Shair Memorial Scholarship: This scholarship, established by family, friends, and colleagues of Dr. Shair through the Scranton Area Foundation, is presented annually to a graduating senior of The University of Scranton who has been accepted at an accredited dental school.

To learn about other established funds, please visit the links on the left under "Scholarships."

For information on how you can establish a named annual scholarship, please contact:

Trish Krisiak
Director of Stewardship & Donor Relations