The FCAA provides a number of grants and scholarships each year to qualifying Fordham College at Rose Hill students.
Rev. George McMahon, S.J. Travel Fellowship
Honoring the late Father George McMahon, S.J, Dean of Fordham College (1962-1974), this annual $5,000 fellowship helps a student defray the cost of travel while conducting an independent study or research project. Students who are members of the Fordham Club, United Student Government, the Fordham University Band, or members of the University’s intercollegiate sports teams are welcome to apply.
The 2018 recipient was pre-med student Daniel Miklos, FCRH ’19. Dan, a Fordham soccer player, used his grant to volunteer for two weeks on the island of St. John in the U.S. Virgin Islands to help those who were devastated by last year’s major hurricanes.
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The FCAA endows two full scholarships each year for legacy students, a needs-based program that was established in 1961. The two most recent endowed scholarship recipients are:
Kathryn Mandalakis, FCRH ’19, a Spanish major whose scholarship allowed her to study in Spain and to live with a Spanish family.
Anne Marie Ward, FCRH ’19, is majoring in Comparative Literature and English with a concentration in Creative Writing.
FCAA Journalism Scholar’s Award
This award is presented each year to the student who exemplifies the most promise in writing, reporting, and knowledge of First Amendment issues. It is made possible through proceeds from the book, Fordham University & the United States: A History, donated by its author and FCAA Board member, Debra Caruso Marrone, FCRH ‘81.
In 2012, the FCAA committed an annual gift for 10 years to support the Fordham College Undergraduate Research Symposium. The 2019 recipients were Theodore Schoneman and Jack Brennan, both FCRH ’20. They presented: “The Case of Two Diverging Roads: A Hayekian Explanation of the Crisis in Venezuela and the Miracle in Chile.” Ted and Jack make the case that Chile and Venezuela in the 1970’s had similar conditions of low economic freedom and high political freedom, but Venezuela is now in crisis while Chile is thriving. This, they write, is explained in the work of Friedrich Hayek in his “The Road to Serfdom.” The difference, they posit, is that U.S. intervention helped set up a coup in Chile that led to economic freedom for its people, contributing to long term success, even though a temporary dictatorship was put in in place. The researchers explain that “this strategy should only be used in rare situations when it is obvious that a country will reach the end of Hayek’s ‘road.’”
FCAA Encaenia Award
The 2018 FCAA Encaenia chair was presented to Erin Eileen Shanahan by FCRH Dean Maura Mast and former FCAA President Paul Gerken.
During the annual Fordham College at Rose Hill Encaenia ceremony, the FCAA presents a Fordham chair to a student who exemplifies the Fordham spirit of excellence in academic, service and extracurricular achievement.
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