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Endowed and Restricted Support

This past year, faithful benefactors continued to assist today’s hardworking Jaspers by providing scholarship funds and related sources of aid at Manhattan. Their generosity — and yours — helps students to pursue their degrees regardless of financial circumstances. 

During 2021–22, a growing number of alumni and friends made gifts of $50,000 or more to create endowed scholarships, which last in perpetuity. The College disburses the interest that accrues in a given year, allowing the principal to remain intact. This past academic year, 560 students received approximately $3.2 million in endowed scholarship aid. 

Gracious donors also assisted our students through restricted scholarship funds. These funds do not accrue interest: Awards are immediately allocated to recipients or a specific program. In 2021–22, 103 students received approximately $472,000 in restricted scholarship aid.

Named scholarships are a meaningful way to permanently honor a relative, professor or other individual. Manhattan College remains deeply grateful to the growing number of alumni and friends who continue to provide today’s Jaspers with generous aid. Thank you for making a positive difference in our students’ lives.

The following scholarships were established during the 2021–22 academic year:

Endowed Scholarships and Funds

The Dorothy and John P. Butler ’86 Endowed Scholarship

Akebia Therapeutics established the scholarship in honor of John P. Butler ’86, chair and chief executive officer, and his wife, Dorothy, to assist students who are traditionally underrepresented in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) fields.

The James T. Connors ’57 Endowed Scholarship

Established by Patricia Connors in loving memory of her brother James, the scholarship will benefit a full-time student with financial need, preferably a first-generation college student.

The Juliet and Christopher D. Cortese ’71 Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship, established through the estate of Christopher Cortese ’71 and his beloved wife, Juliet, will support a full-time student in good academic standing with financial need.

The John C. Eichner ’56 Endowed Scholarship

Established by Sherry Campbell in loving memory of John C. Eichner ’56 to support a chemical engineering student who is preferably a member of ROTC and in need of financial assistance. 

Michael J. Ellsworth, Jr. ’84 Endowed Scholarship

Established by Janet Ellsworth ’86 in loving memory of her husband, Michael, the scholarship will assist a student with financial need — preferably a junior or senior — who is enrolled in the mechanical engineering program.

The Eleanor H. English and James R. English Scholarship for Pre-Vet/Pre-Med Students

Founded by the Estate of Eleanor H. English, the scholarship will benefit a full-time student with financial need — preferably a Catholic high school graduate — who aspires to be a veterinarian.

The Robustiano L. Fernandez ’67 Endowed Scholarship

Established by Robustiano L. Fernandez ’67, this scholarship will assist a student, preferably of Hispanic heritage, who is enrolled in the School of Engineering and has financial need.

The Paul F. Lachiewicz ’73, M.D., Scholarship

Dr. Lachiewicz created this scholarship to provide assistance for a pre-med biology major who intends to enroll in medical school.

The Melchor and Teresita Pablo Endowed Scholarship

Established by Melchor and Teresita Pablo in honor of their children, Vivian Pablo ’95 and Roland Pablo ’98, to assist a student with financial need and exemplary academic credentials who has at least one parent of Filipino ancestry.

The Thaddeus L. Regulinski ’50 Endowed Scholarship

Founded by the Estate of Dr. Thaddeus L. Regulinski ’50, the scholarship will support intellectually gifted full-time students who demonstrate great financial need (at or below the poverty level).

The Nadine and David Rodriguez ’55 Endowed Environmental Engineering Fellowship in Memory of Donald J. O’Connor ’44

Established by Nadine and David Rodriguez ’55 in memory of Distinguished Professor Donald J. O’Connor ’44, Ph.D., this scholarship is for a full-time graduate student in environmental engineering who demonstrates financial need.

The Donald F. Ryan ’59 Endowed Scholarship

The scholarship, established by his family in loving memory of Donald F. Ryan ’59, will assist a full-time undergraduate with financial need who is in good academic standing.

The Richard C. Wilbur ’58 Athletic Endowed Scholarship

Established by Jean Gregory, beloved wife of Richard, for a student with financial need — preferably a college athlete — who resides in New York’s Hudson Valley or Lynchburg, Virginia, and surrounding counties. 

Restricted Scholarships

The Louis ’63 and Elizabeth Bufano Scholarship

The Bufanos have established this scholarship for minority students who are enrolled in the School of Engineering and identify as African American, Indigenous American and people of color, with preference given to graduates of Cardinal Hayes High School. 

The Lily Victoria Callan Restricted Scholarship

Established in memory of Lily V. Callan ’18 by her parents, Charles and Mary, the scholarship will assist education majors who are committed to careers as special education teachers. 

The Steven and Alexandra Cohen Scholarship

The scholarship, established by Steven and Alexandra Cohen, will support a diverse set of qualified undergraduates (to be known as “Cohen Scholars”) who have demonstrated academic potential and have significant financial need.

The Thomas H. McCormick ’72 Restricted Scholarship

Thomas H. McCormick ’72 established the scholarship to assist a student with financial need who self-identifies as Black or African American and is a declared major in the School of Engineering.

The George J. Reichenbacher ’60 Restricted Scholarship

George J. Reichenbacher ’60 founded this scholarship to support a full-time undergraduate with financial need and who is majoring in electrical engineering.

The Carolyn F. Wright Memorial Restricted Scholarship for Education Majors

Established in Ms. Wright’s memory by her son, Christopher, the scholarship is awarded annually to a full-time education major with a focus on special education, a GPA of at least 3.0, and who demonstrates financial need.

To learn how you can endow a scholarship at Manhattan College, please contact Elizabeth Plaushin, director of planned giving, at (718) 862-7976 or