The importance of financial assistance in fulfilling students’ academic and career potential cannot be understated. In today’s economy, the number of students who otherwise might not have access to higher education is increasing.
In response, Cabrini College awards a variety of named scholarships to worthy and deserving students. This includes endowed scholarships, scholarships funded by outside organizations, and scholarships to become endowed within the coming years.
These scholarships are awarded on a financial basis through our Financial Aid department. There is no specific application process. Awards are determined in conjunction with faculty and staff recommendations/nominations.
For more information, contact Stacey Minyard, Assistant Director Advancement Services, at 610-902-8250 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Adult Learner Scholarship This scholarship was established by Judith M. Bradley, Cabrini’s former director of adult academic services, and Stephen M. Highsmith CE ’88, former Cabrini College trustee, to assist matriculated students 25 years or older in completing a higher-education degree.
AICUP Good Citizen Scholarship The Good Citizen Scholarship is made possible by two endowments established by the Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Pennsylvania.
These scholarships are reserved for students who have shown extraordinary commitment to community service and who have demonstrated creativity in sharing their volunteer activities.
Alumni Association Scholarship The Alumni Association Scholarship was established by alumni and friends of the College.
It is awarded to a student entering his or her junior year who has demonstrated leadership abilities through participation in community service, extracurricular activities, or work experience.
John J. Barclay Memorial Scholarship This scholarship was established by the Barclay family in 1997 after the untimely death of John J. Barclay, who served as Cabrini’s vice president of finance and administration for many years. This scholarship helps further the education of deserving students.
Michael Beauchemin Scholarship for Mathematics Study The scholarship was established through the generosity of Dr. Katherine Domenick, mother of Michael P. Beauchemin ’03, combined with the generous gifts from donors who contributed in honor of Robert McGee, a member of the mathematics faculty for 35 years.
This scholarship is awarded to the Robert McGee Scholar, a student who demonstrates academic excellence in mathematics at Cabrini.
Jane Schwartz Benjamin Memorial Scholarship This scholarship was established in 1972 by the late Edwin R. Benjamin to honor his wife, Dr. Jane Schwartz Benjamin.
Dr. Benjamin provided leadership to maintain high academic standards as chair of Cabrini’s History Department. The scholarship is awarded to a full-time history/political science student.
Daniel J. and Mary D. Bergen Communication Scholarship Because of their strong passion for and commitment to the field of journalism, this scholarship was established in 1999 by Daniel and Mary Bergen to assist students who have selected journalism as their field of study.
Rebecca H. Bradbeer Social Work Scholarship This scholarship was established by Rebecca H. Bradbeer ’94, a social work alumna, whose intention is to recognize outstanding students who are preparing for careers in social work.
Buzzallino International Experience Through a generous gift by former trustee Joan Buzzallino ’66, this scholarship provides a global experience to a student who otherwise couldn’t afford it, with preference given to a minority student.
The recipient of this award must plan to participate in any type of international experience for college credit, whether it is a semester, summer, or short-term experience. Cabrini General Scholarship This scholarship was created by Cabrini College. It is awarded to deserving students.
Cabrinian Educational Endowed Fund This scholarship was created in 1992 for the 35th anniversary of the founding of Cabrini College. The Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus gifted the College with funds to establish a scholarship to assist deserving students who would otherwise be unable to pursue a higher education.
Class of 1969 Scholarship Members of the Class of 1969 endowed this scholarship in honor of their 40th reunion. It is given to a student who demonstrates a dedication to being a positive agent of change at Cabrini and in the community.
Comcast Communications Scholarship The Comcast Communications Scholarship was established by Comcast Cable and is awarded to a student who is majoring in communication.
Martha Dale Endowed Scholarship This scholarship was established through the generosity of alumni, faculty, friends, family, and colleagues of Martha Dale on her retirement as director of alumni relations at Cabrini College, a position she held for 26 years. This scholarship is awarded to full-time juniors or seniors in good academic standing.
Dr. John E. DeTurck Scholarship This scholarship was established by biology alumni to honor Dr. John DeTurck’s 26‑year career at Cabrini. It is awarded to an upperclassman majoring in biological sciences.
Edith Robb Dixon Scholarship This scholarship was established by Cabrini College in 1999 to honor Edith Robb Dixon’s years of service as she retired from the Board of Trustees. It is awarded to a junior or senior who has a sports or fitness-related major.
Denise Edwards Memorial Scholarship Established by her parents, George and Carol Ann Edwards, and sustained by the family, friends, and classmates of the late Denise Edwards ’92, this scholarship was named in memory of Denise and the spirit she exemplified. The award is made to a worthy and deserving senior.
Felicia Falcone Memorial Scholarship Established by her parents, Joe and Angie Falcone, and sustained by family and friends, this scholarship was named to remember the late Felicia Falcone ’91. Felicia is remembered for her dedication to Cabrini student government, campus ministry, yearbook, newspaper, and radio station, and for the many hours she volunteered in the community.
It is awarded to a junior or senior English and Communication major who demonstrates Felicia’s same enthusiasm and commitment.
Barry D. and Rebecca E. Freedman Scholarship This scholarship recognizes Rebecca E. Freedman and her late husband, Barry D. Freedman, and their love for print, typography, and graphic and web design.
A graphic design student demonstrating a strong interest in web design or print production, and involvement in design or arts-related extracurricular activities will be the recipient of this award. Preference will be given to full-time juniors or seniors residing in Philadelphia.
Thelma Gardinier Arts Scholarship This scholarship was established in 2000 through the generosity of the late Thelma Gardinier, who had a love of the arts. Preference in awarding this scholarship is given to a junior or senior enrolled in studio arts or graphic design.
William Randolph Hearst Scholarship This scholarship was established through a grant received in 2001 by the William Randolph Hearst Foundation for the purpose of endowing a scholarship to broaden educational access for African American, Hispanic American, Asian/Pacific Islander, or Native American students with the subsequent result of increasing minority teachers nationwide.
John J. Heiberger, Jr. Study Abroad Award This award was made possible through a generous gift from John Heiberger, Professor Emeritus and former chair of the Business Department, to promote study abroad opportunities for Cabrini business majors.
In the idea of paying it forward, Heiberger encourages the students receiving this award to consider personally supporting similar projects at Cabrini after graduation.
Mother Ursula Infante Scholarship This scholarship was established in 1987 to honor Mother Ursula’s 90th birthday and is awarded to students majoring in chemistry.
Mrs. Anna C. Kruse Scholarship This annual scholarship award honors professor emeritus Mrs. Anna C. Kruse, a mentor and beloved faculty member of Cabrini College.
This scholarship was established through the generosity of Mrs. Suzanne Horn Ganse, a 1971 alumna of Cabrini College, and her husband, Mr. Gerald Ganse, to recognize a rising senior who demonstrates academic excellence in the biological sciences.
Andrew and Patricia Litavec Education Scholarship This scholarship was established by Andrew and Patricia Litavec after Andrew retired from 36 years of teaching at Cabrini College. The scholarship is awarded to juniors or seniors in good academic standing enrolled in education programs.
Maguire Scholars Program James Maguire and The Maguire Foundation selected Cabrini College as one of the first colleges to participate in The Maguire Scholars Program, which provides generous need-based scholarships to deserving students who are graduates of local high schools supported by the Foundation.
Maguire scholarships continue for four years based on good academic standing and active participation in volunteer and extracurricular activities
Charles A. Mastronardi Service and Leadership Award This scholarship was established by Margaret Mastronardi ’61 with Ruth Mastronardi Baldovin ’67, and funding from the Charles A. Mastronardi Foundation.
The prestigious award, presented on Cabrini Spirit Day, creates new opportunities for current students to acquire the intellectual skills to succeed in chosen professions, as well as the experience to learn the importance of caring for one another and promoting the common good.
Marilyn Meola Mazzarulli Scholarship The first named scholarship funded by an alumna, Marilyn Meola Mazzarulli ’59 established this scholarship in 1999.
Patience Cavanagh McFadden Memorial Scholarship This scholarship was established by the Cavanagh family in memory of Patience Melville Cavanagh McFadden ’63. It is awarded to a student who shows a sincere concern for the well-being of others and demonstrates academic excellence.
Media Chapter of UNICO National Scholarship The Media Chapter of UNICO National is an organization that works to support individuals who share their philosophy of “Service Above Self.” This scholarship is awarded to a student who embodies this characteristic.
Peter S. and Catherine G. Mozino Scholarship This scholarship was endowed through the Peter S. and Catherine G. Mozino Foundation by Catherine G. Mozino. It is awarded to students of Italian descent.
Thomas P. and Jill Nerney Leadership in Community Service Scholarship This scholarship was established by Thomas P. Nerney ’77 and Jill Chambers Nerney ’77 to promote the “education of the heart.”
It recognizes a student who, by the end of his or her first year, has exhibited active and sustained leadership in service and outreach programs. The scholarship is sponsored by the Center for Service and Leadership at the Wolfington Center.
Agnes Bosco Orsatti Memorial Scholarship The late Arnold Orsatti, father of Cabrini alumna Agnes Orsatti Armao ’63, established this scholarship in 1998 in memory of his wife, Agnes Orsatti.
This scholarship is awarded to a full-time female student in good academic standing.
Margaret Logan Paris ’62 Scholarship Fund Margaret Logan Paris ’62 and her husband, John J. Paris, created this scholarship for full-time students, with special consideration to students who are practicing Roman Catholics. Michelle Perna ’75 English and Communication Scholarship This scholarship was established through the generosity of Michelle Perna ’75 and her husband, Dr. James Devine, in honor of Michelle’s mother, Marie G. Perna; her mentor, Elizabeth Grimmie Wisniewski ’66; and Communication Department Chair Dr. Jerry Zurek.
The scholarship is awarded to a female undergraduate majoring in English and Communication, who exhibits academic excellence, with preference given to a student from New Jersey.
Sister Regina Peterson Social Work Scholarship This scholarship was established through the efforts of the Cabrini College Social Work Department to honor Sister Regina Peterson, MSC, who founded the College’s social work program. It is awarded to upperclass students in good academic standing who have been accepted into the social work program.
Philopatrian Scholarship The Catholic Philopatrian Literary Institute founded this scholarship in the 1950s to promote a Catholic education. It is awarded to a student of Catholic faith who exemplifies commitment to academic success.
John Remley Memorial Scholarship This scholarship was established by Ruby Remley in recognition of John Remley to provide assistance for a student.
The scholarship is awarded to full-time students with special consideration to students who major in business.
Ruth Richardson Memorial Scholarship The Richardson family established this scholarship to honor Ruth Richardson ’86, a 31-year employee of Cabrini College. It is awarded to students in good academic standing who are enrolled in elementary education, early childhood education, or special education programs.
Dr. Joseph Romano Endowed Scholarship This scholarship has been established through the generosity of alumni, faculty, family, and colleagues of Joseph Romano in celebration of his more than 50 years of service to the College.
The scholarship recognizes outstanding and dedicated students in need of additional financial aid to complete their Cabrini education.
Greater Philadelphia UNICO Chapter Elena A. Santora Scholarship This scholarship was established through the Greater Philadelphia UNICO Chapter. It is awarded to an incoming freshman or returning student, with preference giving to students of Italian descent and good academic standing.
Charles and Delphine Sbarboro Memorial Scholarship This scholarship was established in 1985 by Delphine Sbarboro to honor her husband, Charles. Delphine passed away in January 1998 and her children, Delphine Sbarboro Pape ’61 and Charles Sbarboro, endowed the scholarship and renamed it to honor both of their parents. The scholarship is awarded to business majors and education majors.
M. Antoinette Schiesler Memorial Scholarship This scholarship was created in 1996 to memorialize former Cabrini College Academic Dean M. Antoinette Schiesler, by her husband, Reverend Dr. Robert Schiesler, and the contributions of family and friends.
It is awarded to a female student of African-American or Hispanic descent. Preference is given to an upper-class student majoring in education who demonstrates a proficiency in her studies, a determination to succeed, a maturing sense of self, and well-rounded personality.
Lawrence R. Sedler Memorial Scholarship This scholarship was established in 1971 by Toni Linder in memory of her late husband, Lawrence Sedler, to honor his work as a philosophy professor at Cabrini College. It is awarded to a student majoring in philosophy.
The M.L. Corbin Sicoli, Ph.D. Book Scholarship Mary Lou Sicoli, Ph.D., affectionately known as Candi, came to Cabrini College in January of 1975 to teach a music course in the evening division while finishing her Ph.D in psychology. By 1976 she was an instructor in the education department, and in the following year she became involved with the counseling center.
Over the years, she has been a wonderful influence on her many students and the entire College community. Upon her retirement, this scholarship was established by faculty, alumni, friends, and family to assist a student in need of additional funds to purchase textbooks.
UPS Scholarship The UPS Foundation has provided scholarships to Pennsylvania’s Independent colleges and universities through the Foundation for Independent Higher Education (FIHE) for more than 30 years. Cabrini College awards the UPS Scholarship to deserving students annually.
Waterloo Gardens Scholarship This scholarship was established by Zelinda LeBoutillier, a former trustee of Cabrini College and CEO of Waterloo Gardens, Inc. It is awarded to full-time students who are in good academic standing.
W.W. Smith Scholarship The W.W. Smith Charitable Trust Scholarship was established by a bequest in the will of William Wikoff Smith, former president and CEO of Kewanee Industries, who died in 1976. It was the intention of Mr. Smith to support students in the Delaware Valley.
He was extremely dedicated to this area and generously gave his resources to benefit those who live and work here. He hoped to pass on to future generations the importance of education, giving to others, and supporting the community.
Funds Accepting Gifts Toward Endowment
William Kuhns Memorial ScholarshipCabrini College seeks to honor the legacy of William Kuhns, Associate Professor of Education and Director of Student Teaching, by establishing a memorial scholarship in his name.
During his 36-year tenure at Cabrini College, Professor Kuhns prepared numerous students to become great teachers. Through his nurturing guidance, he helped students to realize their potential in the field of education and gave them knowledge and teaching skills that they, in turn, have brought to more than 250 schools.
In June 2006, Professor Kuhns lost his battle with cancer. Since that day, alumni, faculty, staff, friends, and family have diligently donated to the William Kuhns Scholarship effort.
The response to the fund has been extraordinary, and contributions to date have reached $15,500.
That is well over half of the $25,000 minimum required to establish a permanently endowed fund at the College.
The recipients of the William Kuhns Scholarship will be enrolled as full-time, undergraduate students majoring in education, who are in good academic standing and have demonstrated financial need.
Preference will be given to students majoring in elementary education and those from single-parent households.
Expendable Funds that Accept Contributions
Renee Spellman Award
Philosophy Department Scholarship