Excelsior University Endowed Scholarship Funds

We thank our generous endowed scholarships donors – past, present, and future – for creating meaningful and lasting endowed scholarships to support Excelsior University students. Excelsior University is fortunate offer a wide range of endowed scholarships to meet the needs of today’s students. Endowed scholarships are awarded annually and provide immediate assistance to Excelsior students who are working toward earning their degree.

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AXA Scholarship Fund

Generously Funded By: Clarence Wright
Students Eligible: All

Through the work of former trustee Clarence Wright, this fund was established by AXA Foundation to support scholarships for students with financial need.

Betty Geiger Memorial Scholarship Endowment Fund

Generously Funded By: Pat Geiger
Students Eligible: All

This fund was established by Alumni Leadership Council member Pat Geiger to honor his late wife Betty Geiger, whose legacy as an amazing mother, grandmother, and mentor will remain in our hearts forever, to support scholarships for Excelsior students who are single parents with financial need.

Board of Trustees 40th Anniversary Scholarship Endowment Fund

Generously Funded By: Excelsior University trustees
Students Eligible: All

This fund was established by Excelsior University trustees to support scholarships for students with financial need.

Brigadier General Jerry L. and Judy A. Neff Scholarship Fund

Generously Funded By: Jerry L. Neff and Judy A. Neff
Students Eligible: Military

This fund was established by alumnus and chair emeritus Jerry L. Neff and his wife, Judy A. Neff, to support scholarships for students with financial need who are members of the U.S. Army National Guard or the U.S. Air National Guard.

Carole M. Thomas Scholarship Fund for Students in Business

Generously Funded By: Karen A. Halaco
Students Eligible: Business Program Students

This fund was established by employee Karen A. Halaco to support scholarships for students with financial need enrolled in any of Excelsior’s business programs.

Charlene Gregg and Bobbie Kinsinger Endowment Fund

Generously Funded By: Authur J. Gregg
Students Eligible: All

This fund was established by Arthur J. Gregg, chair emeritus of the Board of Trustees, and trustee emeritus Robert E. Kinsinger in memory of their wives to support scholarships for students with financial need.

Chief of Police (Retired) Robert P. Williams Scholarship Fund

Generously Funded By: Robert P. Williams
Students Eligible: Criminal Justice Program Students

This fund was established by alumnus and former faculty member Robert P. Williams to support scholarships for students with financial need in criminal justice programs.

Citizens Bank Scholarship Fund

Generously Funded By: Citizens Bank
Students Eligible: All

This fund was established by Citizens Bank to support scholarships for students with financial need.

Colonel William C. Lafield Endowed Scholarship Fund

Generously Funded By: Jack M. Lafield
Students Eligible: Military Students

This fund was established by former trustee Jack M. Lafield to support scholarships based on financial need for students and those seeking to enroll in Excelsior University who are U.S. military servicemembers, U.S. military veterans, or members of their immediate families.

Dana E. and Barry J. Yanulavich Scholarship Endowment Fund

Generously Funded By: Dana E. Yanulavich and Barry J. Yanulavich
Students Eligible: Liberal Arts Students

This fund was established by alumna and retired employee Dana Yanulavich and her husband, Barry Yanulavich, to support scholarships for students in Excelsior’s liberal arts programs with financial need.

David W. Miller Memorial Endowed Scholarship Fund

Generously Funded By: Elizabeth L. Bewley
Students Eligible: Business Program Students, Bachelor’s Degree Students, Master’s Degree Students

This fund was established by alumna and former trustee Elizabeth L. Bewley in memory of her professor, David W. Miller, to support students who demonstrate academic merit by maintaining a minimum grade point average of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale, with a preference for students who maintain a grade point average of 3.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale, who must have completed at least half the credits required toward the degree program in which they are enrolled, who must be enrolled in a business program or course of study leading to a bachelor’s degree or higher, and who must not have third-party support for their educational expenses and must demonstrate financial need as determined through the submission of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or its successor application.

Dr. Jane LeClair ’94, ’95 Scholarship Fund for Students in Technology

Generously Funded By: Jane LeClair
Students Eligible: Technology Program Students

This fund was established by alumna and former employee Jane LeClair to support scholarships for students in any technology program. All students engaged in any technology program offered by Excelsior University, whether at the graduate or undergraduate level shall be eligible for a scholarship award with monies derived from the fund.

Dr. Lawrence and Betty Wei Nursing Scholarship Fund

Generously Funded By: Betty and Lawrence Wei
Students Eligible: Undergraduate Nursing Program Students

This fund was established by alumna Betty Wei and her husband, Lawrence Wei, to support scholarships for students enrolled in an Excelsior undergraduate nursing programs to help with costs related to attending in-person clinical experiences.

Dr. Richard L. Leveroni Endowed Scholarship Fund

Generously Funded By: James McNerney
Students Eligible: Liberal Arts Program Students

This fund was established by James McNerney in memory of alumnus and faculty member Dr. Richard L. Leveroni to support scholarships for students pursuing degrees in Excelsior’s liberal arts program with preference given to students in the master’s program. Additionally, preference will be given to students who are not active or retired members of the military.

Elizabeth Margaret Ann Jaunal (nee Davidson) Memorial Scholarship Fund

Generously Funded By: Garry Jaunal and Bridget Jaunal
Students Eligible: Military, Veteran, Military Family Members

This fund was established by alumnus and former trustee Garry Jaunal and his wife, Bridget Jaunal, in memory of his mother, Elizabeth. This fund supports scholarships for serving members of any branch of the armed forces of the United States or Canada, including National Guard or reserve units, any honorably discharged veteran of such service, and any spouse or child of any such person, with priority given to any applicant who is an actively serving member or a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps pursuing an associate or bachelor’s degree at Excelsior University that will be the first of that level of undergraduate degree earned by the applicant. If recipient continues to meet eligibility, maintains a cumulative grade point average of “B” or 3.0 grade point average (out of a 4.0 grade point scale), and also remains enrolled and diligently pursuing an undergraduate degree program at Excelsior, award of this scholarship may be made to the same student any number of times without limitation.

Entrepreneur: Business & Technology Fund

Generously Funded By: Harry Staley
Students Eligible: Business Program Students, Technology Students, Entrepreneurs

This fund was established by alumnus and former trustee Harry Staley to support scholarships for students enrolled in Excelsior’s business or technology programs who are, or who plan to become, entrepreneurs.

Ewald B. Nyquist Scholarship Fund

Generously Funded By: Ewald B. Nyquist
Students Eligible: All

This fund was established by the Edward B. Nyquist Memorial Fund to support scholarships for students with financial need who demonstrate high academic achievement.

Excelsior University Scholarship Endowment Fund

Generously Funded By: The George I. Alden Trust and Willard A. Genrich
Students Eligible: All

This fund was established by The George I. Alden Trust and Willard A. Genrich, chancellor emeritus of the Board of Regents of the University of the State of New York, to support scholarships for students with financial need..

Excelsior University Veterans Endowment Fund

Generously Funded By: Bryanne A. Hamill and Thomas Gerard Hamill,
Students Eligible: Veterans

This fund was established by alumna and former trustee The Honorable Bryanne A. Hamill and her husband, Thomas Gerard Hamill, to support scholarship for veterans of the U.S. military.

Fred L. Emerson Foundation Scholarship Fund

Generously Funded By: Fred L. Emerson
Students Eligible: All

This fund was established by the Fred L. Emerson Foundation to support scholarships for students with financial need who demonstrate high academic achievement.

Gregg and Lisa Smith Technology Scholarship Fund

Generously Funded By: Gregg Smith and Lisa Smith
Students Eligible: Students Taking Humanities Courses

This fund was established by alumnus and faculty member Gregg Smith and his wife, Lisa Smith, to support the costs associated with technology students taking humanities courses in fulfillment of degree requirements at Excelsior.

Kushner and Lindholm Family Scholarship Endowment Fund

Generously Funded By: Cathy Kushner and David Lindholm
Students Eligible: All

This fund was established by retired employee Cathy Kushner and her husband, David Lindholm, to support scholarships for current and enrolling students with financial need.

Laura J. Ebersole Scholarship Fund

Generously Funded By: John F. Ebersol and Connie Cramer
Students Eligible: All

This fund was established by John F. Ebersole, the second president of Excelsior University, and his wife, Connie Cramer, to support scholarships for students with financial need from any state to honor Laura Ebersole’s spirit of inquiry, passion for learning, and understanding of the enduring importance of education.

Lieutenant General Joseph S. and Anita L. Laposata Scholarship Fund for Military Enlisted and Their Spouses

Generously Funded By: Joseph S. Laposata and Anita L. Laposata
Students Eligible: Military and Military Spouses

This fund was established by former trustee Joseph S. Laposata and his wife, Anita L. Laposata, to support scholarships for students with financial need who are enlisted in the U.S. military and their spouses.

Lois G. and William T. Moran Scholarship Endowment Fund

Generously Funded By: William T. Moran and Lois G. Moran
Students Eligible: Undergraduate Nursing Students

This fund was established by alumnus and former trustee William T. Moran and his wife, Lois G. Moran, to support scholarships for students with financial need who are enrolled in Excelsior’s undergraduate nursing programs.

Lt. Col. Charles A. Pesnicak Sr. Veterans Scholarship Endowment Fund

Generously Funded By: Lawrence E. Vertucci and G. Frances Vertucci
Students Eligible: Military and Veteran Students

This fund was established by trustee emeritus Lawrence E. Vertucci and his wife, G. Frances Vertucci, to support scholarships for veterans of the U.S. military who demonstrate financial need.

Master Sergeant David K. Thuma Memorial Scholarship Fund

Generously Funded By: Michael Jefferson
Students Eligible: Members of the U.S.A. Special Forces or Command Sergeants Major of the Special Forces.

This fund was established by alumnus Michael Jefferson and other servicemembers in memory of their fellow servicemember, David K. Thuma, to support scholarships for students who are members of the U.S.A. Special Forces or are Command Sergeants Major of the Special Forces.

Michael J. Cooley Scholarship Endowment Fund

Generously Funded By: Mary Beth Hanner
Students Eligible: Health Sciences Students

This fund was established by retired employee Mary Beth Hanner in memory of her husband and faculty member, Michael Cooley, to support scholarships for students with financial need in health sciences programs.

Military Financial Assistance Endowment Fund

Generously Funded By: William T. Moran and Lois G. Moran
Students Eligible: Military Students and Family Members

This fund was established by alumnus and former trustee William T. Moran and his wife, Lois G. Moran, to support scholarships for servicemembers and their family members with financial need as they engage in study at Excelsior University.

Murray and Estelle Block Scholarship Endowment Fund

Generously Funded By: Murray Block
Students Eligible: Business and Technology Students

This fund was established by retired employee Murray Block in memory of his wife, Estelle, to support scholarships for students with financial need, with preference given to students in a business or technology program.

Pastor Angelina Robles Lopez Scholarship Fund

Generously Funded By: Rev. Fernando Lopez
Students Eligible: All

This fund was established by Rev. Fernando Lopez in memory of his wife, Angelina, an Excelsior alumna, to support scholarships for students with financial need who wish to achieve their educational goals and dreams.

Regents College Alumni Association Scholarship Fund

Generously Funded By: Regents College Alumni Association
Students Eligible: All

This fund was established by the Regents College Alumni Association to support scholarships for undergraduate students with financial need who demonstrate high academic achievement.

Richard and Barbara Reeves-Ellington Scholarship Fund

Generously Funded By: Renate Reeves-Ellington and Barbara Reeves-Ellington
Students Eligible: Bachelor’s Degree and Master’s Degree Students Who Will Address Gender Issues and Issues Central to Middle Eastern and Central Asian Culture

This fund was established by former faculty member Renate Reeves-Ellington and Barbara Reeves-Ellington to support scholarships for students with financial need pursuing baccalaureate degrees and higher degrees who will address gender issues and issues central to Middle Eastern and Central Asian culture.

Ron Miller Nursing Scholarship Endowment Fund

Generously Funded By: Jerry L. Neff and Judy A. Neff,
Students Eligible: Undergraduate Nursing Students

This fund was established by alumnus and trustee emeritus Brigadier General (Ret.) Jerry L. Neff, his wife, Judy A. Neff, and the second president of Excelsior University, John F. Ebersole, to support scholarships for students with financial need who are entering or enrolled in Excelsior’s undergraduate nursing programs.

Roy L. Simpson Endowment Fund for Nursing Informatics

Generously Funded By: Roy L. Simpson
Students Eligible: Certificate in Health Care Informatics or MS in Nursing with an emphasis in Informatics Students

This fund was established by former trustee and former faculty member Roy L. Simpson to support scholarships for nursing students working toward the Certificate in Health Care Informatics or the Master of Science in Nursing with an emphasis in Informatics..

Stephen Pribyl Scholarship Fund

Generously Funded By: Wayne Brown
Students Eligible: Students With Financial Need Pursuing Careers in Higher Education

This fund was established by alumna Mary Maida to support scholarships for students with financial need. Recipients must be at least 30 years of age and be U.S. citizens. Although U.S. military personnel should not be excluded, preference will be given to those who do not have other educational benefits available to them. Scholarships should be awarded to equal numbers of men and women and that a ratio of awards be made to two-thirds undergraduate students and one-third graduate students whenever possible.

Summo Endowment Fund

Generously Funded By: Mary Maida
Students Eligible: All

This fund was established by alumna Mary Maida to support scholarships for students with financial need. Recipients must be at least 30 years of age and be U.S. citizens. Although U.S. military personnel should not be excluded, preference will be given to those who do not have other educational benefits available to them. Scholarships should be awarded to equal numbers of men and women and a ratio of awards be made to two-thirds undergraduate students and one-third graduate students whenever possible.

The Honorable Bryanne Hamill Scholarship Fund

Generously Funded By: Bryanne Hamill
Students Eligible: Military and Veteran Students

This fund was established by alumna and former trustee The Honorable Bryanne A. Hamill to support scholarships for students with financial need who are on active duty in the U.S. military, or are veterans of U.S. military service.

Thomas C. Pickens Memorial Scholarship Fund

Generously Funded By: Patrick J. Moran
Students Eligible: Criminal Justice Students

This fund was established by Patrick J. Moran in memory of Thomas C. Pickens to support scholarships for students with financial need who are pursuing degrees in the area of criminal justice or related fields.

Toby Friedland Memorial Scholarship Fund

Generously Funded By: Excelsior University staff
Students Eligible: TTI Affiliated Students

This fund was established by Excelsior University staff in memory of employee Toby Friedland to support scholarships for Orthodox Jewish students with financial need who are affiliated with Testing and Training International (TTI).

Vivian Runyon Memorial Scholarship Fund

Generously Funded By: Lawrence M. Woolslayer and Jeanette Runyon
Students Eligible: Liberal Arts Students

This fund was established by alumnus Lawrence M. Woolslayer and his wife, Jeanette Runyon, in memory of their daughter, Vivian, to support scholarships for students enrolled in a liberal arts program with priority given to enlisted, active-duty personnel in the U.S. Armed Services. If none has applied or is qualified, scholarships may be given to other students in a liberal arts program.

Whitney-Teeple Scholarship Fund

Generously Funded By: Elizabeth Whitney-Teeple
Students Eligible: All

This fund was established by alumna Elizabeth Whitney-Teeple to support scholarships for students with financial need.

Contact

Excelsior University endowed funds require a minimum gift of $25,000. For more information on how you can create an endowment for student scholarships or programs, please contact Jamie Hicks-Furgang, Executive Director of Development and Alumni engagement