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Annual and Endowed Scholarships

Scholarships are available to students as a result of the generosity of our donors who believe in the value of a La Roche University education.

Scholarships for the 2020/2021 academic year have been awarded.
 Please visit this page in January 2021 for information as to when the application portal will open and accept applications for the 2021/2022 academic year.

Questions can be directed to scholarships@laroche.edu.


To apply in January 2021, please visit this
SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION PAGE

List of Scholarships

     

    Alumni Association Endowed Scholarship 
    Established by the Alumni Association Board as a result of the numerous donations received from alumni for this purpose. Award is available to a child (natural-born and adopted), stepchild, grandchild, niece or nephew of an alumnus or alumna of La Roche University who is either an incoming freshman or current student. Minimum 3.0 GPA required. Non-renewable award.

    Angela J. Longo ’89 Endowed Scholarship 
    Established by distinguished alumna and former trustee Angela J. Longo ’89 to help students achieve their higher education. Award is available to a full-time or part-time undergraduate or graduate student from any major who is an adult learner and either beginning or returning to complete his/her higher education. Minimum 3.0 GPA required. Renewable award.

    Campana Modern Languages Endowed Scholarship
    Established by the late Dr. Louis F. Campana in memory of Sister Mathia Pfeil and Sister Godfreda Pfeil to encourage the study of modern languages. Award is available to a full-time student who has at least one year of language study at La Roche University and plans to use modern language in his/her career. Minimum 3.0 GPA required. Non-renewable award.

    Carol ’81 & Hugo Churchill Endowed Scholarship
    Established by family in memory of Carol Churchill ’81.  Award is available to a junior or senior who is an adult learner and who has at least 60 credits and an interest in women’s issues, rights or equality.  30 credits must have been obtained at La Roche University.  Minimum 3.0 GPA required.  Non-renewable award.

    Christina Fragasso Endowed Scholarship
    Established by former trustee Robert Fragasso in memory of his parents, Christina and Alfonso Fragasso, whose hard work and belief in the value of education were instrumental in his success as an entrepreneur and investment advisor. Award is available to a full-time or part-time undergraduate student from any major with great need and great potential. Minimum 3.0 GPA required. Renewable award.

    Coach Scott Lang Endowed Scholarship
    Established by family and friends in memory of Coach Lang and his 14 years as Head Coach of Men’s Basketball at La Roche University. Award is available to a full-time undergraduate student from any of the following majors: child & family studies, criminal justice, education, or English literature. Minimum 3.0 GPA required. Renewable award.

    Cora Stehman Dwyer Scholarship
    Established by alumna Janice L. McCarthy ’02, MSW, LSW, in memory of her mother Cora Stehman Dwyer, who was known for her compassionate, caring and nurturing demeanor. Award is available to an adult learner pursing a degree in nursing and has completed at least 30 credits at La Roche University. Minimum 3.0 GPA required. Renewable award.

    Daniel W. Schneider Endowed Scholarship
    Established by family and friends in memory of Daniel W. Schneider. Award is available to a junior or senior who demonstrates curricular and extracurricular involvement. Minimum 3.0 GPA required.  Renewable award.

    Daniel W. Schneider Endowed Scholarship
    Established by family and friends in memory of Daniel W. Schneider. Award is available to a student from any major who is a sportsman or sportswoman and has an association with a building trades union.  Minimum 3.0 GPA required. Non-renewable award.

    Divine Providence Endowed Scholarship
    Established by the Sisters of Divine Providence to help under-represented students continue their education. Award is available to full-time, under-represented students who have at least 24 credits at La Roche University. Minimum 2.5 GPA required. Renewable award.

    Dr. A Kenneth & Doris Hesselberg Endowed Scholarship
    Established by the Estate of Dr. A. Kenneth Hesselberg in memory of Dr. A. Kenneth & Doris Hesselberg. Award is available to full-time undergraduate students in any major who have outstanding academic merit. Minimum 3.5 GPA required. Renewable award.

    Dr. Edward & Donna Brett Scholarship
    Established by Dr. Edward & Donna Brett to assist under-represented students with academic promise and a commitment to succeed. Award is available to an incoming freshman or current undergraduate student in any major.  Minimum 3.0 GPA required. Renewable award.

    Dr. MariJean Ferguson Endowed Scholarship
    Established by family in memory of Dr. MariJean Ferguson who was a former faculty member and Chair of the Sociology Department. Award is available to a full-time sociology major with an interest in women’s issues, rights or equality, and who is either beginning her/his higher education or returning to higher education. Minimum 3.0 GPA required. Non-renewable award.

    Founders Scholarship
    Established by the Sisters of Divine Providence to assist students from any major who have academic merit and significant need. Awards are for full tuition, less financial aid received.  Recipients are responsible for all other educational costs.  Minimum 3.0 GPA required. Renewable award.

    Frank & Josephine Zappala Endowed Scholarship
    Established by the Estate of Josephine Zappala in memory of Frank & Josephine Zappala who were advocates of Catholic higher education and whose family members continue their tradition of generosity to and involvement with La Roche University. Awards are available to domestic and international undergraduate students from any major who can demonstrate participation in community service and have an interest in international culture, society, language and customs. Minimum 3.0 GPA required.  Renewable award.

    Frank & Stephanie Palivoda Scholarship
    Established in memory of Frank & Stephanie Palivoda who were advocates of a Catholic education. Award is available to an undergraduate student from any major who has attended Catholic school in the past, has completed his/her freshman year at La Roche University or is transferring to the University, and has current or past involvement with community service.  Minimum 3.0 GPA required. Renewable award.

    George O. Lauth Scholarship
    Established by George and Sandra Lauth Mervosh ’91 SPHR in memory of her father, George A. Lauth, who believed strongly in the benefits of higher education. Award is available to a full-time incoming freshman with academic merit and an interest in women’s issues, rights or equality. Minimum 3.25 GPA required. Non-renewable award.

    Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church Endowed Scholarship
    Established by the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church. Award is available to a full-time undergraduate student or incoming freshman who has an interest in international culture, society, language and customs. Incoming freshmen must have a minimum 3.5 GPA, and full-time undergraduates must have a minimum 3.0 GPA. Non-renewable award.

    Honorable William J. Coyne Endowed Scholarship
    Established in memory of Congressman William J. Coyne who represented Pittsburgh with distinction in the United States House of Representatives from 1982 to 2003. His successful career in public service, along with his previous employment as a corporate accountant, formed the basis of his support for higher education and opportunities for non-traditional students. Award is available to a full-time or part-time undergraduate student from any major who is either a first-generation student, or has an interest in international culture, heritage, society and customs, or is a veteran of any of the Armed Services of the U.S., or whose parents/legal guardians (living or deceased) are members or veterans of the Armed Services of the U.S. or are active or retired members of a governmental or law enforcement body, or is preparing for a career in public service. Minimum 3.0 GPA required. Renewable award. 

    John Sorbara Endowed Scholarship
    Established by family in memory of John Sorbara who was a La Roche University student and a member of the baseball team. Award is available to a full-time undergraduate student who has completed at least 30 credits at La Roche University and majoring in exercise and sports science, athletic training or health sciences. Minimum 3.0 GPA required. Renewable award.

    Joseph E. Homer ’98 Nurse Anesthetist Endowed Scholarship
    Established by family and friends in memory of Joseph E. Homer ’98 who was a second-year nurse anesthetist student at La Roche University. Award is available to a nurse anesthetist student who will be a second-year student at the time of the award. Minimum 3.5 GPA required. Non-renewable award.

    Judge Timothy F. & Rhea Ryan Endowed Scholarship
    Established by the late Mr. and Mrs. Thomas C. Ryan in memory of his parents, The Honorable Timothy F. & Rhea Ryan. Award is available to a full-time undergraduate student majoring in management, has completed 30 or more credits at La Roche University and demonstrates community involvement. Minimum 3.0 GPA required. Non-renewable award.

    Kathryn A. Jolley ’81 & Gregory P. Madej Endowed Scholarship
    Established by distinguished alumna, former trustee and former Chair of the Board of Trustees, Kathryn A. Jolley ’81, and her husband Gregory P. Madej. Award is available to a full-time or part-time undergraduate student with financial need, majoring in interior design and has completed the conclusive design review. Minimum 3.0 GPA required. Renewable award.

    Kris Rosenberg Endowed Scholarship
    Established by family in memory of Kris Rosenberg who was a former adjunct faculty member in the Department of Psychology. Award is available to adult learners who are beginning their higher education and will maintain at least nine credits each semester, or who are returning to higher education after an absence, have at least 15 credits and will maintain a schedule of at least nine credits each semester. Minimum 3.25 GPA required. Non-renewable award.

    Manley Scholarship
    Established by distinguished alumna and trustee Rose Marie Manley ’90 and her husband, Jack Manley, who believe in the economic and social value of higher education. Award is available to a full-time or part-time junior or senior who is an accounting major. Minimum 3.0 GPA required. Renewable award.

    Pacem In Terris Scholarship
    The scholarship is available to full-time undergraduate students who have personal experience with conflict, post-conflict or developing nations. Applicants must have complied with all U.S. immigration regulations and completed secondary studies and government examinations for entrance into a U.S. university. Applicants must perform community service activities while enrolled and commit to return to their homeland at some point after graduation and work to improve conditions there. Minimum 2.5 GPA required. Renewable award.

    Rebecca Bartoldi Endowed Scholarship
    Established by family and friends in memory of Rebecca Bartoldi who pioneered the Occupational Therapy program at La Roche University and had a passion for the field of health sciences. Award is available to a full-time student in a health-related major and in his/her last year of study at La Roche before transitioning to a cooperative program or in his/her final year before graduating from La Roche. Minimum 3.0 GPA required. Non-renewable award.

    Robert B. Anticole Endowed Scholarship
    Established by family in memory of Robert B. Anticole who believed in the importance of higher education. Award is available to a full-time junior or senior majoring in Computer Science, Computer Information Systems or Information Technology. Minimum 3.65 GPA required. Non-renewable award.

    Sister Lisa Paffrath Scholarship
    Established by Catherine and former trustee, Don Canterna, in honor of Mrs. Canterna’s sister, Sister Lisa Paffrath, CDP. Award is available to full-time undergraduate students from any major who have completed at least 30 credits at La Roche University, are from an international or disadvantaged background, participated in Providence Institute and have a spirit of service. Minimum 3.0 GPA required. Renewable award.

    Sister Mary Joan Coultas & Sister Mary Thomas Kadyszewski Endowed Scholarship
    Established by distinguished alumnus and trustee, Mike Mlinac ’77, to show his heartfelt appreciation and respect for both Sisters who were his most influential instructors, mentors and role models during his education at La Roche. Award is available to a full-time or part-time undergraduate student majoring in either math, business or accounting. Minimum 3.0 GPA required. Renewable award.

    Sister Mary Thomas Kadyszewski Endowed Scholarship
    Established in memory of Sister Mary Thomas Kadyszewski and in tribute to her 22 years of service as a faculty member at La Roche University. Award is available to an incoming freshman or transfer student who demonstrates church and community service activities. Minimum 3.0 GPA required. Non-renewable award.

    Stanley Michalek Endowed Scholarship
    Established by family in memory of Stanley Michalek. Award is available to a full-time undergraduate student majoring in Management or Accounting with 90 or more credits. Minimum 3.0 GPA required. Non-renewable award.

    Tem Tipton Endowed Scholarship
    Established by family in memory of Tem Tipton as a tribute to her professional achievements as a reference librarian and teacher and in honor of her community service. Award is available to a full-time undergraduate student who has completed his/her freshman year, is majoring in either education or English and has current or past community service activities. Minimum 3.0 GPA required. Renewable award.

    Walter & Dolores Bold Endowed Scholarship
    Established by the Estate of Dolores Bold in memory of Walter & Dolores Bold who were well known for their generous support of education and the arts in the Pittsburgh area.  Award is available to sophomores, juniors and seniors from any major. Minimum 3.0 GPA required. Renewable award.

    William Sherman Feeny Endowed Scholarship
    Established in memory of William Sherman Feeny by his sister, Anne Louise Feeny. Award is available to a senior from any major with academic motivation. Minimum 3.0 GPA required. Non-renewable award.

    Zaffuto Family Endowed Scholarship
    Established by distinguished alumnus George T. Zaffuto ’85 in memory of his parents Gerlando “George” and Ignatias “Betty” Zaffuto. Award is available to a full-time or part-time graduate student in the Human Resources Management program. Minimum 3.0 GPA required. Non-renewable award.