Celebrate Women's History Month

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Women’s History month is a month-long celebration dating back to 1987. It is a time to honor the past, inform the present, and reflect on the impact that women have made in the world, the path they have paved for women today, and inspire future female leaders all around the globe.

From inspiring leadership potential in women to empowering them through mentorship, engagement, and philanthropy, the women of St. John’s have always made impact. It is through the time, talent and treasure of these leaders that we are able to create a positive influence in the lives of future generations of St. John’s female leaders.

Is there a woman in your life who inspired you to try something new? Who coached you through a challenging time or cheered you on as you broke down barriers? Now is the perfect time to celebrate and honor them.


As you consider how you would like to honor the women of St. John’s and support our future women leaders, here are a few scholarships that you can consider.

Margaret Keane Women in Leadership Endowed Scholarship 
Established by Margaret Keane ‘81C, ‘87MBA, this fund provides partial scholarships to a female student entering her sophomore, junior or senior year, studying in the Tobin College of Business and is an active leader demonstrating financial need.

Patricia Kelly Roche Scholarship Fund
Established by alumnae Patricia Kelly Roche and her husband John through proceeds from an auction of a highly regarded art collection, this scholarship provides support for young women with high financial need studying in the St. John’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Patricia was the first in her family to attend college, an opportunity that would not have been possible without the financial assistance she received as a student.

Lauren Nicole Marcus Memorial Scholarship
Established by family and friends of Lauren Marcus, who tragically passed away during orientation week of Law School, this scholarship gives another student who may not have otherwise been able to, a chance to be as enthusiastic about Law School as Lauren was

Maureen A. Hartigan Scholarship Fund
Established by alumna Anne Hartigan Flynn, Grace Hartigan Klinger and Catherine Hartigan McNicholl, in memory of their sister Maureen Hartigan, this fund provides partial scholarship support to a student with financial need enrolled in The School of Education.

Christine Veal-Grega Scholarship
Established by the Veal family in memory of their daughter, Christine, a former student in the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Physician Assistant program who passed away shortly after graduation, this fund provides assistance to students with financial need enrolled in the PA program.

Mary Jane Fay Scholarship Fund
This fund was established in honor of Mary Jane Fay, one of a handful of women to graduate from the St. John's Pharmacy Program in 1956.  Mary Jane had a passion for her career in pharmacy and a commitment to continued education in the field.  This fund provides financial assistant to students in need in the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences pursuing a Pharm.D., currently enrolled in their fifth or sixth year of study.

Katha Quinn Scholarship Fund 
Established in memory of Katha Quinn, St. John's alumna and former Director of Sport's Information, this fund provides scholarship support to students with financial need in the 
William L. Collins College of Professional Studies (CCPS) majoring in sports information or journalism.

Professor Sumitra Janorkar Shah Memorial Scholarship
Established as a part of the Partners for Student Success Initiative, this fund provides scholarship support to students in financial need in the William L. Collins College of Professional Studies (CCPS), who have completed two CCPS entrepreneurship courses.


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, to support one of our women’s scholarship funds featured above. With your support, we will continue to transform the lives of our future women leaders and help empower the next generation of incredible women who are pursuing their educational dreams at St. John’s.


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