The following scholarship opportunities are available to continuing CSJ full-time undergraduate students (excludes students in the ACCEL program) for the upcoming academic year.

Criteria for scholarships

  • Scholarships are based on academic performance.
  • A letter of special invitation and a scholarship application will be sent to select students
  • The FAFSA for the upcoming year is required.
  • Applications are due in mid-March.

Available scholarships

The scholarship committee will review and affirm the scholarship(s) applicants can potentially receive. Committee members include the director of financial aid, president, business manager, academic dean, dean of students and the registrar. Scholarships are awarded based on qualifications and availability of funds.

Charles F. Ryan Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship of $500 is awarded to a full-time junior or senior who is a resident of Rutland County, has a cumulative grade point average of 3.25 or better and makes a positive contribution to the College community. This scholarship is awarded annually on a competitive basis.

Sister M. Imelda Welch Scholarship

This scholarship of $500 is awarded to a full-time student, generally a sophomore, who is a resident of Rutland County, has a cumulative grade point average of 3.25 or better, and has made a positive contribution to the College community. This scholarship takes into account a student’s financial need and is awarded annually on a competitive basis.

Bishop Joyce Scholarship

This scholarship of $1,000 is awarded to a full-time student, generally a junior, who has a cumulative grade point average of 3.25 or better and has made a positive contribution to the College community. This scholarship is awarded annually on a competitive basis.

Presidential Scholarship

This scholarship of $2,500 is awarded to a full-time student who demonstrates outstanding academic achievement and service to the college community as well as embodies the moral standards of CSJ. The President selects the scholarship recipient from a list of eligible students nominated by the Scholarship Committee. This scholarship is awarded annually on a competitive basis.

David and Pearl Rosen Memorial Scholarship

This grant is awarded to a full-time junior or senior who is a graduate of a Vermont high school and has a cumulative average of 2.5 or above, demonstrates good moral character, and supports the college community. This scholarship is awarded annually on a competitive basis.

Vernon J. Loveland Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship of $1,000 is awarded to a full-time student who has a cumulative average of at least 3.0, has demonstrated community service, has been involved in student activities, and has persevered in the pursuit of academic and personal goals. This scholarship is awarded annually on a competitive basis.

Agnes M. Lindsay Trust Scholarship

This scholarship program provides up to $4,000 in aid to full time students based on financial need. Students must be residents of rural New England towns (less than 5,000 per capita) including Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine and Massachusetts.

Ethel V. Rhodes Memorial Scholarship

Ethel V. Rhodes of South Woodstock, Vermont established this scholarship. It is awarded annually to a student who demonstrates perseverance in the pursuit of academic and personal goals and who is dedicated to community service. The recipient must be a graduate of the Windsor Vermont Central School District. The amount of this award is determined annually based on interest earned by the fund.

Olin Scott Fund Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to an undergraduate male student in need of financial assistance whose goal is to obtain a college education that will provide opportunities for personal and professional growth leading to a life of meaningful and productive service to society.

College of St. Joseph Alumni Association Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship was established through the hard work and perseverance of the College of St. Joseph Alumni Association to assist current CSJ students to achieve their educational goals. The Alumni Association has been fundraising for many years to make this scholarship possible. This fund is one of the ways the Association provides its members with an opportunity to support their alma mater and the students it serves. The amount of the award is determined annually based on the performance of the fund. The scholarship will be provided on a competitive basis to a full-time student who has a well-developed work ethic, strong academic performance, good moral character and contributes to the quality of life on campus and in the community.

Marie Harris Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship program provides financial assistance to full time students who have a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0, have demonstrated community service, involvement in student activities and campus ministry, and have shown perseverance in the pursuit of academic goals.

Maria & Anthony Benetatos Memorial Scholarship

This fund was established by Christopher and Rosa Benetatos to memorialize the lives of Maria and Anthony Benetatos. An annual scholarship will be provided on a competitive basis to a full-time student who has a well-developed work ethic, strong academic performance, good moral character and contributes to the quality of life on campus and in the community.

William “Billy” Martino Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was established to memorialize the life of William “Billy” Martino who started his college education at CSJ in 2001 but never finished his bachelor’s degree due to a fatal automobile accident in the summer of 2004. Billy was a unique individual who touched the hearts of everyone on campus and was loved by all. Proceeds from this fund will be awarded annually on a competitive basis to a full-time student who has a well-developed work ethic, strong academic performance, good moral character and contributes to the quality of life on campus.

Georgiana LaPietra Memorial Scholarship

Born in Italy and raised by the Trombetta family in Rutland, Vermont, Georgiana LaPietra always regarded College of St. Joseph as an important organization that helps many disadvantaged students achieve their goal of a higher education. This scholarship was established by the College of St. Joseph Trustees and funded initially by a gift from a trust established by Georgiana LaPietra. As a longtime resident of Rutland City, she wanted a portion of her estate to help needy students who would benefit from a college education at College of St. Joseph. Proceeds from this fund will be awarded annually to assist a deserving student who has the potential to be successful in college and who might otherwise not be able to afford the cost of a higher education.

CSJ Family Grant

Funded by the college, this renewable $1,000 grant is available to commuter and resident students when more than one immediate family member attends CSJ full time.