Grants & Scholarships

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.

Dan Miklos, FCRH ’19

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.

To make a donation, click the “Donate” button on the menu above, or see our address below. And, don’t forget to ask if your employer has a matching gift program.

Endowed scholarship

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.

Kathryn Mandalakis, FCRH ’19

Anne Marie Ward, FCRH ’19, is majoring in Comparative Literature and English with a concentration in Creative Writing.

Anne Marie Ward, FCRH ’19

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.

Research Grant

In 2012, the FCAA committed an annual gift for 10 years to support the Fordham College Undergraduate Research Symposium. The Class of 2018 recipient was Bernadette Haig who graduated summa cum laude and in cursu honorum, with a double major – Engineering Physics and Classical Civilization. After a summer internship at NASA, Bernadette became a grad student at Stanford University studying Aeronautics and Astronautics.

Bernadette Haig, FCRH ’18

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.

The 2018 FCAA Encaenia chair was presented to Erin Eileen Shanahan by FCRH Dean Maura Mast and former FCAA President Paul Gerken.