Scholarship Opportunities

Le Moyne College has a firm commitment to helping our current 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, Scholarships Coordinators assist high-achieving Le Moyne College 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 current Le Moyne 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. Christie Novak
Mitchell Hall 8

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. Jeffrey Chin
Reilly Hall 412
(315) 445-4594

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, Amanda D'Angelo '17.

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

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:
Reilly Hall 344
(315) 445-4189

Samuel Huntington Public Service Award

The Samuel Huntington Public Service Award provides $30,000 stipends to graduating college seniors to pursue 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. This award is not sponsored by Le Moyne College, but because it supports those in service, Le Moyne shares it with students pursuing ways to serve others after graduation.

For more information, please contact:
Leslie Bailey Streissguth
Associate Director, Career Advising & Development
Reilly Hall 342
(315) 445-4185

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

Marshall Scholarship

Marshall Scholarships finance young Americans of high ability to study for a degree in the United Kingdom. Up to forty Scholars are selected each year to study at graduate level at an UK institution in any field of study.

For more information, please contact:
Dr. Jeffrey Chin
Reilly Hall 412

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
Reilly Hall 303
(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
Reilly 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 425
(315) 445-4256

Featured Students

Amanda D'Angelo '17
Amanda D'Angelo '17

Amanda D'Angelo, a Spanish major, is become the third Le Moyne student in the past five years to be admitted to the prestigious Fulbright Student Program, which offers research, study and teaching opportunities to recent college graduates, graduate students, and professionals in more than 160 countries across the globe. Amanda's award will bring her to the Asturias region of Spain, where she will work as an English teaching assistant in an elementary or secondary school.

The adventure upon which D’Angelo will soon embark is the culmination of everything she has been working towards over the past four years – and even earlier. A native of Lagrangeville, N.Y., D’Angelo has wanted to be a teacher since she was in pre-school. Over the course of her time at Le Moyne, she worked as a student teacher at several schools in Central New York and spent a semester studying abroad and perfecting her Spanish in Madrid. She also enhanced her understanding of the world and developed her capacity to lead by participating in Le Moyne service trips to Jamaica and Ecuador, working closely with children in both nations. These experiences taught the aspiring teacher of English as a second language this critical lesson: “Every student learns. Some just learn differently from others.”

The process of applying for a Fulbright grant was in and of itself hugely instructive for D’Angelo. With the guidance and support of Le Moyne’s Fulbright Program Advisor, Assistant Professor in the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures Deborah Cromley, Ph.D., D’Angelo spent approximately four months working on the essays that made up the bulk of her application, writing, revising, and revising again. It was an intensive process, but it gave her the opportunity to reflect upon the kind of classroom environment she wants to create – one in which her students view her not just as an educator, but also as an ally, and in which they are able to respect and learn from one another, regardless of any sociological, cultural or economic differences. To that end, D’Angelo is eager to live in a region of Spain that is new to her and to make connections with the people she will meet there.

“My greatest hope for Amanda is that this experience will compel her to reflect upon her values and assumptions as an educator, as a student, and as a human being,” said Cromley, who is an alumna of the Fulbright Program. “Amanda is already focused, passionate, and dedicated to her craft, but I believe that the Fulbright Program will enable her to look at the world through a different set of eyes. That is transformative.”

D’Angelo’s long-term goal is to become a teacher of English as a second language, and she said that her time at Le Moyne, including the effort she put into applying to the Fulbright Program, has her well on her way to realizing that dream. “Over the past four years I’ve found that if you dive into what Le Moyne has to offer, it will take you where you need to go,” she said. “The classes and the community have changed me, and I will be forever grateful for that.”

Brianna Natale '16

Brianna Natale '16 was awarded a prestigious Fulbright U.S. Student Program Study/Research Grant to the Netherlands. At Le Moyne, Brianna was a Presidential Scholar and an Integral Honors student double majoring in psychology and biology, with a concentration in neurobiology and a minor in chemistry. She worked on the application with the College's Fulbright Program Advisor Deborah Cromley, Ph.D., professor of practice in the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures.

“I’m beyond thrilled to be the recipient of a Fulbright grant!" said Brianna. "Since my freshman year, when I first heard about the Fulbright Program, I’ve been waiting to apply for this opportunity, so it’s still very surreal to me that, over three years later, I have been awarded a Fulbright. I can’t emphasize enough how immensely grateful I am to have had the support of family, friends, and Le Moyne faculty, especially Dr. Cromley, throughout the application process. I’m so excited and honored to have the opportunity to live in the Netherlands to pursue my Master’s degree and to conduct research in a field I am extremely passionate about as a Fulbright recipient.”

"We are so proud of Brianna for this amazing accomplishment," said Le Moyne President Linda LeMura. "The Fulbright is a life-changing experience that is awarded to the best and brightest college students in the nation. Beyond the remarkable research opportunity, Fulbright scholars also share with and learn from cultures around the world. I'm confident that Brianna will make the most of this remarkable experience and represent Le Moyne well in all that she does." She also praised the work done by Dr. Cromley (herself a Fulbright recipient as an undergraduate student) for her role in Brianna's successful application.

In the Netherlands, Brianna will enter a Behavioral Science Research Master’s degree program at Radboud University in Nijmegen. She plans to conduct research in the Developmental Psychobiology Lab, contributing to the Basale Invloeden op de Baby Ontwikkeling (Basal Influences on the Baby’s Development) project, a longitudinal study of how environmental factors on a mother’s health during pregnancy can affect the development of her child’s physical and psychological health. Brianna’s long-term goal is to research the generational effects of stressful prenatal environments on children’s psychological development, in order to expand our current understanding of the biopsychological factors that can affect mental health, which Brianna hopes will contribute eventually to better treatment and prevention strategies for mental illness worldwide.

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 2015, 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 was 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.”

Omar Qaqish '11

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.