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Scholarships & Fellowships

Scholarship Opportunities

Le Moyne College has a firm commitment to helping students compete for prestigious undergraduate and post-graduate fellowships and scholarships to further their professional and academic goals. Our students have been proud recipients of such prestigious awards as the Fulbright scholarship, Gilman scholarship, and the Goldwater, to name a few. Distinct from the College's financial aid office, the Scholarships office assists high-achieving students identify appropriate opportunities and use them for international study, research, career planning, and graduate study.

While these opportunities are very competitive, they are well within the reach of our academically outstanding students. Scholarship coordinators are available to assist students with the planning and lengthy preparation needed to complete the process.

Scholarships & Coordinators

AICPA Scholarships

The American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) offers many scholarship opportunities for accounting students at varying points in their academic careers. Additionally, AICPA encourages students to contact their state CPA societies and college/university financial aid offices for other potential sources of financial assistance.

For additional information, please contact:

Prof. Mitchell Franklin
Mitchell Hall 212
(315) 445-4703

John Bayliss Radio Scholarship

The Bayliss Foundation has been distributing scholarships to outstanding broadcast students for over 23 years. Each award is in the amount of $5,000. The number of scholarships awarded each year depends on the size of the endowment. In 2005, the Bayliss Foundation began a partnership with top communications schools nationwide in an effort to bring a strong radio presence to college campuses.

For more information, please contact:
Prof. Dan Roche
Reilly Hall 240
(315) 445-5470

Boren Scholarship

Boren Scholarships, an initiative of the National Security Education Program, provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate students to study less commonly taught languages in world regions critical to U.S. interests, and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. The countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are excluded. Learn more about Le Moyne's first Boren Scholarship recipient, Colleen Fagan '15.

For more information, please contact:
Dr. Jennifer Gurley
Reilly Hall 310
(315) 445-4392

Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst (DAAD)
German Academic Exchange Service

DAAD New York is the representative office for North America and we offer a wide range of funding opportunities for students, faculty, administrators, and staff of higher education institutions located in the United States, Canada and their territories.

Our primary goal is to facilitate transatlantic mobility to Germany for US and Canadian scholars, therefore Germany must be a component of your intended academic travel. Funding is awarded on a competitive basis; we consider the academic merit of the individual, the feasibility and quality of the proposal, and the impact of the applicant and application as a whole.

For more information, please contact:
Dr. Elena Rodríguez-Guridi
Reilly Hall 203
(315) 445-4309

Fulbright Scholarship

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program provides grants for individually designed study/research projects or for English Teaching Assistant Programs. A candidate will submit a Statement of Grant Purpose defining activities to take place during one academic year in a participating country outside the U.S. Learn more about Le Moyne's most recent Fulbright Scholarship recipient, Brianna Natale '16.

For more information, please contact:
Dr. Deborah Cromley
Reilly Hall 301A
(315) 445-4117

Gallagher Student Health Careers Scholarship
Since 2001, the Gallagher Student Health Careers Scholarship Program has provided more than 60 outstanding students with the financial assistance they need to pursue their health-related career. Open to higher education students entering their junior and senior year of Undergraduate study, the scholarship program continues to grow in both the number of scholarships offered each year and the amount of each scholarship.

For more information, please contact:
Dr. Margaret Wells
Grewen Hall 206
(315) 445-5436

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship

The Gilman Scholarship Program aims to diversify the kinds of students who study and intern abroad and the countries and regions where they go by offering awards to U.S. undergraduates who might otherwise not participate due to financial constraints.

For more information, please contact:
Ms. Hui Chen
Center for Career Advising & Development
Reilly Hall 342
(315) 445-4189

Samuel Huntington Public Service Award

The Samuel Huntington Public Service Award provides a $15,000 stipend for a graduating college senior to pursue one year of public service anywhere in the world. The award allows recipients to engage in a meaningful public service activity for one year before proceeding on to graduate school or a career.

For more information, please contact:
Ms. Abigail Baird
Center for Career Advising & Development
Reilly Hall 342
(315) 445-4226

James Madison Graduate Fellowship

The James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation offers $24,000 James Madison Graduate Fellowships to individuals desiring to become outstanding teachers of the American Constitution at the secondary school level. Fellowship applicants compete only against other applicants from the states of their legal residence. As funding permits, the Foundation plans to offer one fellowship per state per year.

For more information, please contact:
Dr. Leigh Fought
Reilly Hall 402
(315) 445-4285

Microsoft Scholarship Program

Microsoft awards college tuition scholarships each year to encourage students to pursue studies in Computer Science and related STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) disciplines. In addition to STEM tuition scholarships, Microsoft enables students to participate in technical conferences like Grace Hopper, SHPE, NSBE and others.

For more information, please contact:
Dr. Aparna Das
Reilly Hall 212
(315) 445-4341

George J. Mitchell Scholarship

The Mitchell Scholarship Program, named to honor former U.S. Senator George Mitchell's pivotal contribution to the Northern Ireland peace process, is designed to introduce and connect generations of future American leaders to the island of Ireland, while recognizing and fostering intellectual achievement, leadership, and a commitment to community and public service.

For more information, please contact:
Dr. Kate Costello-Sullivan
Grewen Hall 308
(315) 445-4310

The Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation

This federal memorial to our thirty-third President awards merit-based scholarships to college students who plan to pursue careers in government or elsewhere in public service. Truman Scholars receive up to $30,000 for graduate or professional school, participate in leadership development activities, and have special opportunities for internships and employment with the federal government.

The Foundation provides: Up to $30,000 toward a public service-related graduate degree. The Foundation has supported Truman Scholars in many fields of study, from agriculture, biology, engineering, technology, medicine, and environmental management, to fields such as economics, education, government, history, international relations, law, political science, public administration, nonprofit management, public health, and public policy.

For more information, please contact:

Dr. Jeffrey Chin
Reilley Hall 412
(315) 445-4594

Udall Undergraduate Scholarship

The Udall Foundation awards scholarships to college sophomores and juniors for leadership, public service, and commitment to issues related to American Indian nations or to the environment. The Udall scholarship honors the legacies of Morris Udall and Stewart Udall, whose careers had a significant impact on American Indian self-governance, health care, and the stewardship of public lands and natural resources.

For more information, please contact:

Dr. Lawrence Tanner
Science Center Addition 210
(315) 445-4537

Elie Wiesel Prize in Ethics Essay Contest

Whatever the answer to essential questions of society and individual human beings may be, education is surely its major component. But what would education be without its ethical dimension? Many of us believe them to be inseparable. That is why this Prize in Ethics Essay Contest was established in 1989 by our Foundation.

For more information, please contact:
Dr. C. Tabor Fisher
Reilly Hall 339A
(315) 445-4256

Featured Students

Colleen Fagan '15

For Colleen Fagan ’15, Le Moyne College’s first-ever recipient of the prestigious Boren Scholarship, the adventure started even before she left the United States.

In April, she learned that she was one of only 171 students (out of 750 applicants) accepted into the program. Originally assigned to the nation of Nepal, her plans changed following the devastating earthquake that struck the nation on April 25, killing nearly 10,000 people.

Ultimately she was assigned to India, and she left for the country in early September. For the fall semester, Fagan is located at the American Institute of Indian Studies in Jaipur, taking intensive Hindi language classes. In the spring, she will participate in a study abroad program through the School for International Training in the capital of New Delhi, studying Hindi, taking public health policy courses, and doing independent public health research.

“Jaipur is a wonderful city and there are many monuments and forts around,” said Fagan soon after arriving in India. “It is called the 'Pink City' due to the many pink-colored buildings and it's a beautiful place. Life in India is relatively different than in the U.S. and it has been more of an adjustment period than I expected, but it is fascinating and I am quite enjoying it.”

The Institute of International Education, on behalf of the National Security Education Program, awards Boren Scholarships to undergraduate students from across the U.S. The program provides opportunities to study less commonly taught languages in critical regions that are typically underrepresented in study abroad programs. Those selected will live in 40 countries throughout Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. 

Following her nine-month experience in India, Fagan will return to the U.S. and work for the Federal government in a yet-to-be-determined department (possibly the State, Defense, Homeland Security, or Intelligence offices). In exchange for funding a scholarship valued at $22,000, Boren recipients agree to work in the federal government for at least one year.

Service was a vital component of Fagan’s experience while an undergraduate at Le Moyne, and one of the reasons she was interested in pursuing a Boren Scholarship.

“I have worked to incorporate the Jesuit values such as serving and caring for others into my daily life through alternative break service trips to New Orleans, the Commonwealth of Dominica, and Ecuador, and I am fortunate to continue this in India,” Fagan said. “I am grateful to Le Moyne for helping to prepare me for this experience abroad. Even if I didn’t realize it at the time, I’ve come here with an open mind, lots of flexibility, and a love for understanding other people and cultures ... I hope this is the beginning of a long career giving back and serving others on a worldwide level.”

Despite the fact that her assignment changed, Fagan is hopeful that she will be able to travel to Nepal and volunteer at some point. She urges others to “continue to keep the earthquake victims of Nepal in your thoughts and prayers as they are still working through the aftermath of the disaster.”

“This is an incredible accomplishment for Colleen and is symbolic of the caliber of students at Le Moyne,” said President Linda LeMura. “Beyond the overall experience she will gain from the scholarship, Colleen will also provide vital service work, one of the hallmarks of a Jesuit education.”



Ph.D. student, McGill University

The process of applying to the Gates Cambridge Scholarship is in fact a rewarding exercise in and of itself, regardless of the application’s success. For me, the Gates deadline came a few weeks before that of American graduate programs, and getting feedback from Dr. Costello-Sullivan on my research proposal, both its form and its content, was instrumental to restructuring and ameliorating my graduate applications.

The application process is an occasion to practice applying to fellowships, research grants, and –perhaps most pertinent for college seniors—graduate schools. I gained the chance to closely work with a dedicated faculty member as I practiced writing and submitting a research proposal—something that can’t be learned soon enough. Winning the award is, of course, an exhilarating prospect in itself, but the process is also an academic exercise that contributes to the formation of an invaluable skill.