WP Foundation Scholarships and Awards

The following scholarships are among those made possible by contributions to the William Paterson University of New Jersey Foundation, Inc. by generous alumni and friends.

For a complete list of scholarship awards available for this academic year, please visit https://wpunj.academicworks.com/.

The Aaron & Jacqueline Van Duyne Oncology Nursing Scholarship was created by Aaron '75 and Jacqueline Van Duyne for full-time nursing students dedicated to oncology nursing.

The Aaron L. Rubin Scholarship was established by Jacob Rubin in memory of his brother for students enrolled in the Honors College with a minimum GPA of 3.3. Financial need and academic achievement are taken into consideration.

The Abe, Sarah & Gitl Bialer Opera Scholarship was funded by Tami Cotsakos '71 in honor of her aunts and uncle for a full-time student who is majoring in music performance, with a concentration in voice, and is pursuing a career in opera.  Scholarship may be renewable with full-time status and a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher.  The recipient of the scholarship is selected by the Music Department.

The Agnes C. Grimshaw Scholarship was created by Agnes Grimshaw '25 for a student who demonstrates scholastic ability, with preference given to a biology or chemistry major.

The Alexander F. Landi Memorial Scholarship was funded by Margaret Landi '74 in memory of her father for a full-time undergraduate student in the College of Science & Health who demonstrates academic merit based on a GPA of 3.25 or higher, with preference given to a student majoring in biology.

The Ali M. Baluchi Scholarship was funded by Ali Baluchi '77, '78 MA for a deserving William Paterson student.

The Alice Meeker Scholarship is awarded to a full-time student of junior or senior status who is pursuing teacher certification and has a minimum GPA of 3.0 and demonstrated financial need.

The Alice Waldron Endowed Scholarship was created by Dr. Kathleen Waldron in memory of her aunt for a full-time undergraduate student who demonstrates: academic achievement with a minimum high school grade point average of 3.2 as an entering freshman or a 3.3 GPA as a continuing undergraduate student; financial hardship, not necessarily as defined by the federal government; community involvement for the betterment of William Paterson University; and who is from the city of Paterson, New Jersey.

The Allan & Michele Gorab Endowed Scholarship was created by Allan '72 and Michele Gorab for a full-time undergraduate student who maintains a minimum grade point average of 3.0; is on track to graduate in four years (i.e., completing a minimum of 30 credits per academic year); and displays financial need (not necessarily as defined by the federal government).  Preference is given to a first-generation student of sophomore status or higher.  This scholarship may be renewed.

The Alumni Business Endowed Scholarship was funded by Jeffrey '80 and Annie '15 Millar for a full- or part-time undergraduate student who is majoring in business and who maintains a minimum grade point average of 2.75; financial need is not necessarily a factor.  Preference is given to a student who is non-traditional (in age, family status, career path, etc.) and who is a U.S. citizen.

The Aniello Pesce Endowed Scholarship was funded by John Wiley & Sons Inc. on the occasion of the retirement of William Pesce '73 in honor of his father for a first-generation college student who completes outstanding academic work in the Cotsakos College of Business.

The Ann S. Pessolano Endowed Scholarship was funded by Anthony Pessolano '80 and the Pepsi Bottling Company in honor of Anthony's mother for a meritorious student who has a minimum GPA of 3.0 and demonstrates financial need. Preference will be given to a student who resides in an urban community and is majoring in business or pursuing a teaching degree in math or science.

The Anna Freund Scholarship was created by Anna Freund '63 and friends for an undergraduate student, with preference given to a non-traditional or female student.

The Arab American Scholarship provides support for undergraduate students with financial need who seek to become leaders in their disciplines and contribute to their community.  The scholarship is open to full-time incoming freshman, transfer, and matriculated students. Citizenship is not a requirement; students with international or refugee status are eligible. The factors considered for selection include the following:  Arab American descent and/or demonstrated interest in Arab-American studies and communities; demonstrated financial need; and demonstrated commitment to developing as a leader in the discipline of their choice, to enhancing their own and Arab communities around the world, and to substantially contributing to the social and intellectual development of those communities, now and in the future. These scholarships are renewable for a period of four years not to exceed eight academic semesters, if the recipient remains full time, (12 credits or more), in good standing, and continues to meet all scholarship criteria. Only one applicant per family will be considered.

The Arnold & Myrna Speert Scholarship was funded by the friends and family of Arnold and Myrna Speert for a deserving William Paterson University student, with preference given to students who demonstrate financial need.

The Audrey & Albert Pelham Scholarship was funded by Professor Sally Hand for a deserving William Paterson student, with preference given to an African-American student who is a graduate from an inner-city high school or returning to college to complete his/her degree.  This scholarship is renewable for up to four years if the student maintains a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher the first year and 2.75 for subsequent years.

The Barbara M. Grant Scholarship was created by Barbara M. Grant '54 for a student with a minimum GPA of 3.7, with preference given to a student in the College of Education.

The Baucus & Co. Endowed Student Financial Aid Scholarship was created by generous friends of the University for matriculated full-time students who have a minimum GPA of 2.75 and display financial need (not necessarily as defined by the federal government).

The Ben Shahn Gallery Scholarship was created by the friends and patrons of Ben Shahn Gallery for a student majoring in art with a minimum GPA of 3.0.

The Better Life Foundation Endowed Music Scholarship was funded by the Better Life Foundation and 3 Doors Down for an incoming or matriculated full-time undergraduate student who is majoring or minoring in music management and demonstrates academic and musical achievement with a minimum grade point of 3.0.  This scholarship can be renewed should the current recipient continue to meet the qualifications.  The recipient of this scholarship is selected by the Music Department.

The Bishop Rodimer & Father Scurti Catholic Campus Ministry Scholarship is for a deserving William Paterson student, with preference given to a student with a minimum GPA of 3.0 who participates in the social, service, self-awareness (retreats, leadership, SGA) and/or spiritual programs of the Catholic Campus Ministry Club. Students of all faiths are eligible for this scholarship.

The Blasko-Fego Scholarship was created by Mary Anne '80 and Paul Fego for an undergraduate or graduate student studying special education with preference given to a first-generation college student. 

The C. Kent Warner Scholarship was created in honor of C. Kent Warner, the first Chair of the Department of Science and Mathematics at Paterson State College, for a full-time undergraduate biology or biotechnology student who demonstrates superior academic achievement with a grade point average of at least 3.0.  The recipients of this scholarship are selected by the Biology Department.

The Cadmus Family Nursing Scholarship was funded by Edna Cadmus '76 for graduate students majoring in nursing with preference given to students who demonstrate financial need.  Part-time students are eligible but the award will be pro-rated to the number of credits taken each semester.

The Carol Katharyn Henderson Strobel Endowed Scholarship was created in memory of that 1965 alumna by her husband Darrell for a full-time undergraduate student who has a declared major in the Department of Languages and Cultures or a minor in French, demonstrates academic achievement in the area of language study, has completed at least 30 credits, and demonstrates financial need, not necessarily as defined by the federal government. Preference will be given to students enrolled in the French language minor.

The Charles Allen Anderson Memorial Scholarship was created by Charles Allen Anderson '63, '66 for students majoring in elementary education with a minimum GPA of 3.0, at least 24 credits completed, and demonstrated civil or community involvement, with preference given to African-American students.

The Charlotte P. & Louis Y. Sirota Endowed Scholarship was funded by David and Fredric Sirota in memory of their parents for a full-time undergraduate student in the Department of Elementary Education who demonstrates academic achievement and financial need, with preference given to a student from any of the three academies at Eastside High School in Paterson (Information Technology, School of Government & Public Administration, or the School of Culinary Arts, Hospitality & Tourism).

The Clair B. Wightman Endowed Scholarship, in memory of Dr. Clair B. Wightman, former president of Paterson State Teachers College, was established by his wife Florence B. Wightman and daughter Carol W. Watkins for a graduate student in the College of Education with preference given to a student in the Educational Leadership Program.  Part-time students may be eligible but the award will be pro-rated to the number of credits taken each semester.

The Class of 1973-74 Scholarship was funded by William Paterson graduates of 1973 and 1974 for a deserving student.

The Cotsakos Family Scholarship was made possible by Christos '73 and Tami '71 Cotsakos for students who reside in Paterson, New Jersey and demonstrate financial need.

The Diane A. Koonjy Pre-Law Scholarship was established in memory of Diane A. Koonjy '83 for full-time students who are preparing for law school as legal studies majors or minors, or who are in another discipline but engaged in the William Paterson University Pre-Law Program, with preference given to female students.

The Diane Kalish Endowed Scholarship was created in memory of Professor Diane Kalish by her family and friends for a student who is enrolled full-time as an undergraduate student, demonstrates academic achievement in mathematics with a minimum GPA of 3.3, and demonstrates financial hardship, not necessarily as defined by the federal government, with preference given but not limited to a female student.  The recipient of this scholarship is selected by the Mathematics Department.

The Dominic Baccollo/SGA Scholarship is awarded to a student with a minimum GPA of 2.35 who is involved in student activities.

The Donald Duclos Scholarship was funded by the family and friends of Donald Duclos for a full-time senior student majoring in English with a minimum GPA of 3.0, with preference given to a student who is involved in extracurricular activities and demonstrates financial need.

The Dr. Earl G. LeDet Memorial Scholarship was established by Maureen Conway '66 in memory of her husband to provide scholarly support to a student enrolled in the College of Science & Health who has financial need and a minimum GPA of 3.0, with preference given to African American students, and strong preference given to an African American male majoring in pre-engineering, computer science, or mathematics.

The Dr. Karl Lunde Endowed Scholarship was created by Professor George C. Robb for a full-time or part-time undergraduate or graduate student majoring in art who has a minimum grade point average of 3.0 and financial need (not necessarily as defined by the federal government), with preference given to art history majors. This scholarship is renewable should the recipient continue to meet the stated criteria.

The Dr. Leola G. Hayes Scholarship was funded by Spurgeon Hayes in memory of his wife for a freshman majoring in special education who demonstrates financial need.

The Dr. Paul & Patricia Chao Scholarship was funded by the late Professor Paul Chao for a student who has a minimum GPA of 3.0 and who demonstrates financial need, with preference given to a student who is majoring or minoring in Africana-world studies.

The Evelyn Foote Endowed Scholarship was funded by the estate of George F. Foote in memory of his sister Evelyn W. Foote '43 for a student planning to be an elementary school teacher.

The Fiftieth Reunion Scholarship was created by alumni in remembrance of the 50th anniversary of their graduation from William Paterson. The recipient is chosen on a rotating basis from the University's five colleges. The 2016-2017 recipient will be from the College of Education.

The Florida Alumni Scholarship was funded by alumni residing in Florida for a student who comes from Florida.

The Fran Gesner Memorial Scholarship is for a full-time graduate student in the Communication Disorders Program who resides in Passaic County, has a minimum GPA of 3.2, and a minimum of six graduate credits completed.

The Frank Zanfino Scholarship was funded by the friends and family of Frank Zanfino '49 for a student from the Cotsakos College of Business or the College of Education.

The Fred C. Rummel Scholarship is for full-time undergraduate students who demonstrate academic achievement, leadership and character through community service or activities, and reside in Essex or Union counties, with preference given to financially needy students enrolled in the University Honors College. Scholarships may be renewable if a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.25 or higher is maintained.  The recipients of this scholarship are selected by the Honors College.

The Gary Hutton Scholarship was created by the friends of Gary Hutton '73 in his memory for a student in good academic standing who shows satisfactory progress toward a degree, with preference given to an African American student majoring in music.

The Gerhard W. Vosshall Endowed Scholarship was established by Peter Vosshall in memory of his father for a student in the Jazz Program.  The recipient of this scholarship is selected by the Music Department.

The Grace Waldron DeGraaf Scholarship was created by the late Grace Waldron DeGraaf '36 for a full-time student who is pursuing a career in education and has a minimum GPA of 3.0.

The Gunvor G. Satra Study Abroad Scholarship was created by Professor Gunvor Satra for students who have been accepted and will be participating in the study abroad program at William Paterson University, with preference given to students in a year- or semester-long program and for whom such participation represents financial hardship.  The recipient of this scholarship will be selected in conjunction with the Office of International Students and Scholars.

The Harriet F. Modemann Scholarship was created by the late Harriet F. Modemann for outstanding students in the College of Humanities & Social Science and the College of the Arts & Communication.

The Helen Doele Demarest Scholarship was created by the late Helen Doele Demarest '27, Anita Hyman, and friends of Helen Doele Demarest for a student pursuing a career in education who demonstrates financial need.

The Henry J. Shotmeyer Endowed Scholarship I was funded by Hayley Shotmeyer Rooney for a high achieving high school student from an urban school who has demonstrated financial need.  The scholarship will be renewed for up to four years if a GPA of 3.5 is maintained.  The recipients of this scholarship are selected by the Enrollment Management division.

The Henry J. Shotmeyer Endowed Scholarship II was funded by Heidi Shotmeyer for a high achieving high school student from an urban school who has demonstrated financial need.  The scholarship will be renewed for up to four years if a GPA of 3.5 is maintained.  The recipients of this scholarship are selected by the Enrollment Management division.

The Herb Jackson Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a communication major with a minimum of 50 credits earned and a GPA of 3.0. Primary consideration is work experience on The Beacon and preference is given to students involved in extracurricular activities and who demonstrate financial need.

The Herbert & Constance Califano Endowed Scholarship was funded by the Califano family and friends for a student majoring in mathematics, pursuing a career in education, and planning to study on the graduate level. S/he must be active in campus activities, achieve a minimum GPA of 3.0, and not be eligible for state or federal grant programs.

The Herbert Goldstein Scholarship was created by Professor Marjorie Goldstein in honor of her husband for an undergraduate student of junior or senior status in the College of Education who demonstrates outstanding potential and dedication to special education, with preference given to a non-traditional student.

The Hobart Family Scholarship was created by the Hobart family for a student majoring in political science or history who demonstrates financial need.

The Howard Leighton Scholarship is for a full-time undergraduate student who is a permanent resident of New Jersey, is majoring in studio art or art history and demonstrates talent and excellence in his/her chosen major.  Financial need is not a criterion.  The recipient of this scholarship is selected by the Art Department.

The J. Billy VerPlanck Endowed Scholarship was funded by Marlene VerPlanck and the friends and fans of jazz musician J. Billy VerPlanck for a trombonist in the William Paterson University Jazz program.  The recipient of this scholarship is selected by the Music Department.

The James Williams Memorial Endowed Scholarship was created by the family, friends, and fans of the late WP Jazz Director James Williams for a student who demonstrates academic and musical promise, is enrolled full-time at William Paterson University within the Jazz Studies Program, and demonstrates academic merit based on a GPA of 3.0 or higher.  The recipient of this scholarship is selected by the Music Department.

The Jason Miller Endowed Scholarship was funded by Peter and Suzanne Miller in memory of their son Jason '02 for a junior or senior with a criminal justice concentration and a minimum GPA of 2.75, with preference given to a student who demonstrates financial need.

The Joan M. Mulcahy Scholarship was funded by Michael Mulcahy '73, '74 in memory of his wife, Joan '97, for a full- or part-time student majoring in Sociology or Psychology who has a minimum GPA of 3.0, with preference given to a full-time student who is a working mother.

The John Victor Machuga Endowed Scholarship was funded by the John Victor Machuga Foundation for high achieving students, with a preference for students from inner-city schools.

The John Victor Machuga Foundation Scholarship is for graduates of a Passaic County high school who demonstrate significant financial need, qualify for financial aid, and exhibit leadership traits that bring recognition to the University and/or the community.  This scholarship is renewable should the recipient continue to exhibit academic promise, leadership traits, and interest in community service.

The Joseph A. Gorab Scholarship was funded by the family and friends of Joseph Gorab for students who are pursuing studies in the field of teaching the learning disabled, have a minimum GPA of 3.0, and demonstrate involvement in University extracurricular activities.

The Joseph A. Trione Scholarship was funded by Joseph A. Trione '51, '58 for a student who is enrolled full-time in the College of Education, has a grade point average of 3.0 or higher, and demonstrates financial need.

The Kurt & Anny Landsberger Scholarship was funded by The Landsberger Foundation for students who are majoring in environmental science or environmental studies, have a minimum GPA of 3.0, and are U.S. citizens, with preference given to graduates of an Essex County high school. Additional consideration given to students who can demonstrate past and present involvement in environmental action/protection activities and/or who demonstrate financial need.

The Lillian Scoulikas-Cotsakos Finance Scholarship was created by Dr. Christos '73 and Tami '71 Cotsakos in memory of his mother for a student with a minimum of 90 credits who is studying finance in the Cotsakos College of Business and has a grade point average of at least 3.45. Financial need (as defined by the federal government or otherwise) may be taken into consideration.

The Mae & Fletcher Fish Endowed Scholarship was funded by Mae and the late Fletcher Fish for an incoming graduate music major who demonstrates either outstanding music performance skills or outstanding scholarship.  Part-time students may be eligible but the award will be pro-rated to the number of credits taken each semester.  The recipient of this scholarship is selected by the Music Department.

The Maltese Family Scholarship was funded by the Maltese family for students majoring in communication who demonstrate financial need.

The Marcelo Llarull Endowed Scholarship was created in memory of Professor Marcelo Llarull by his colleagues and friends for a senior mathematics major who has completed at least 25 credits in the major with a major GPA of 3.0 or higher.  In addition to academic excellence, the recipient of the scholarship must have a proven record of service to the department such as tutoring in the Mathematics Learning Center, active participation in the Math Club, Math Fair, Math Awareness Week, presentation of a talk or poster at a mathematics conference, etc.  The recipient of this scholarship is selected by the Mathematics Department.

The Marguerite Carberry-Kane & James Kane Scholarship was funded by the estate of Professor Ruth Kane Fern in memory of her parents for a student majoring in English and secondary education.

The Marguerite Tiffany Art Scholarship was created in memory of Emeritus Associate Professor of Art Marguerite Tiffany for a junior art major selected by a faculty jury for the overall aesthetic quality of his/her work.  The recipient of this scholarship is selected by the Art Department.

The Maria Saa & Marietta Cutillo Family Scholarship was funded by Lorraine Cutillo-Saa and the late Dr. Orlando Saa for students who are majoring in Spanish, display academic excellence, have a minimum GPA of 3.0, and demonstrate financial need.

The Marie Louise McCarthy Endowed Scholarship was funded by Joan Hall in memory of her sister (a 1944 alumna) for up to two full-time, undergraduate students who maintain an minimum grade point average of 3.0; remain on track to graduate in four years (i.e., complete a minimum of 30 credits per academic year); and demonstrate financial hardship, not necessarily as defined by the federal government.  Preference will be given to students from Garfield High School, where Mrs. McCarthy taught for forty years.  This award may be renewed up to three additional years if the student continues to meet the criteria.

The Marjorie Heller Educational Leadership Scholarship was funded by Dr. Marjorie Heller '62 for a graduate student in the College of Education, with a preference for an educational leadership major.  Part-time students may be eligible but the award will be pro-rated to the number of credits taken each semester.

The Martin & Joann Krivin Endowed Scholarship was created in their memory by Roger and Paulette Staum for a full-time undergraduate student within the Department of Music who demonstrates academic merit (with a grade point average of 3.5 or higher), initiative, leadership, interpersonal skills, and financial need, with preference given to a student majoring in jazz studies. 

The recipient of this scholarship is selected by the Music Department.

The Mary Kathryn Sullivan Endowed Scholarship was created by Dr. Linda and George Dye in memory of her mother for full-time undergraduate or full- or part-time graduate students in the College of Science & Health who maintain a minimum grade point average of 3.0 and demonstrate financial need (not necessarily as defined by the federal government). Preference may be given to female students. 

The Melvin Cebrik Mathematics Scholarship was funded by the family and friends of Melvin L. Cebrik for students majoring in mathematics who demonstrate financial need.

The Michael & Emma Burns Scholarship was funded by Michael '64 and Emma '64 Burns for a student who has served at least one semester on The Beacon or Pioneer Times newspaper staff, is currently on the newspaper staff, and has a minimum GPA of 2.5.

The Michael & Marianne Autorino Annual Alumni Scholarship was funded by Marianne Autorino '78 for a full- or part-time undergraduate student majoring in communication who maintains a minimum grade point average of 2.5 and displays financial need (not necessarily as defined by the federal government). 

The Nancy Deatz Clancy Scholarship was funded by the family and friends of Nancy Deatz Clancy for a bass player, with a preference for an orchestral or jazz musician. Special consideration will be given to a student from Kentucky.

The Olivia J. Phillips Endowed Scholarship was created by Dorothy Emerson in memory of her daughter Olivia J. Phillips '68 for a full-time undergraduate student who is planning a career in education and demonstrates financial need.

The Paterson Teachers for Tomorrow Rising Stars Scholarship was funded by the estate of Eleanor Reiner for students whose plans include teaching in the city of Paterson following their graduation, with preference given to students who demonstrate financial need.  The recipient of this scholarship is selected by a committee from the College of Education.

The Patricia Theiller Franklin Scholarship was funded by Louise '86 and Charles Theiller in memory of their daughter, Patricia Theiller Franklin '86, for students majoring in nursing.

The Paul Vouras Student Scholarship was funded by the late Professor Paul Vouras for an outstanding freshman student, with preference given to an African- American student in the College of Humanities & Social Sciences.

The Pi Lambda Theta Dr. Amy Job Scholarship was funded by the Beta Chi Chapter of Pi Lambda Theta in honor of Dr. Amy Job for a student pursuing a career in education with a minimum GPA of 3.5. Academic merit is emphasized, with extracurricular and community service activities taken into consideration.

The Provident Scholars Program Scholarship was funded by the Provident Bank Foundation for undergraduate students in the Cotsakos College of Business with a minimum GPA of 3.0.

The Raymond Miller Scholarship was created by Professor Raymond Miller for outstanding students in the College of Humanities & Social Sciences.

The Raymond Miller Student Activities Scholarship was created by Professor Raymond Miller for outstanding students, with a preference for those involved in student activities.

The Richard Varron Scholarship was funded by the estate of Richard Varron '79, '90 for full-time, matriculated students in good academic standing who demonstrate financial need (not necessarily as defined by the federal government).

The Robert & Norma Marcalus Endowed Scholarship was created by Norma and the late Robert Marcalus for undergraduate students who reside in northern New Jersey and demonstrate academic excellence, leadership, and financial need.

The Rory D. Quince Endowed Scholarship was funded by Kelvin '99 and Cora '92 Quince and the family and friends of Rory Quince for a full-time undergraduate student in the Jazz Studies Program with a GPA of 3.0 (as a freshman) or 3.3 (as a matriculated student) and demonstrated financial need (not necessarily as defined by the federal government).  Preference will be given to drummers and to African-American students.  The recipient of this scholarship is selected by the Music Department.

The Rosemary Salvini Scholarship was created by Emil '71 and Nancy '72 Salvini in memory of Emil's sister for an undergraduate student who is majoring in special education and has a minimum GPA of 3.0.

The Roxana Cooper Endowed Scholarship was created by Roxana Cooper '61 for a full-time or part-time student who is currently enrolled in a master's program in the College of Education, with preference given to a student with financial need. Full-time students are eligible for the full award and part-time students will be given partial awards based on the number of credits being taken.

The Roy Meyer Endowed Scholarship was funded by the Roy Meyer Swingers musical performance group for an incoming or currently enrolled traditional student in the Music Department who demonstrates superior proficiency (vocal or instrumental) in the music of the Swing Era and the Great American Songbook, including the traditional jazz and Broadway music of that era.  The recipient of this scholarship is selected by the Music Department.

The Rufus Reid Endowed Scholarship was funded by James Terrile '87 in honor of Professor Rufus Reid for a student in good academic standing in the jazz studies program.  The recipient of this scholarship is selected by the Music Department.

The Russell & Dr. Ethel Muter Scholarship was funded by Russell '73 and Ethel '73 Muter for a student who has an associate's degree from a community college in New Jersey, with preference given to Raritan Valley Community College, and who is either a math or accounting major, has maintained satisfactory academic progress, and has a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.2 or higher.

The Ruth Carter Frost Scholarship was created by Carlton Frost IV and Marc and Lee Schaeffer in memory of Lee's mother for a student who is majoring in English and has a minimum GPA of 3.0, with preference given to a student who has a concentration in poetry and demonstrated financial need (not necessarily as defined by the federal government).

The Ruth Klein Scholarship was funded by the Beta Chi chapter of Pi Lambda Theta and the friends and family of Dr. Ruth Klein for a graduate student in education or counseling who has completed a minimum of 12 credits, achieved a minimum GPA of 3.5 and has a record of outstanding leadership and/or community involvement.

The Sam & Irene Dedio Scholarship was funded by Sam '88 and Irene '92 Dedio for a junior who is majoring in communication or business and has a minimum GPA of 3.0, with preference given to a full-time student who works part-time and demonstrates financial need.

The Sara J. Longendyck Memorial Scholarship was funded by Paul and Ann Marie Longendyck for a student who graduated from Clifton High School, in the 80th percentile with a minimum of 1000 SAT score (critical reasoning and math), with preference given to a female student.

The Selma Potash Scholarship was created for a student who demonstrates academic proficiency, leadership skills, good moral character, and financial need.

The Sergeant Philip Lannon Scholarship was funded by Virginia Pellecchia '67 in memory of her father for a full-time, undergraduate student who maintains a minimum GPA of 3.0 and is the child of a police officer, with secondary preference given to the child of a military veteran.

The Sharon Solomon Miller Scholarship was funded by Richard and Sharon Solomon '57 Miller for a first-generation college student majoring in special education.

The Shoshana Maizel-Fogel Endowed Scholarship was funded by Tami Cotsakos '71 in honor of her mother for a nursing student who exemplifies dedication to the profession.

The Susan G. Radner Scholarship was funded by Professor Susan G. Radner for a student who is enrolled in the College of Humanities & Social Sciences and maintains a minimum GPA of 2.5.

The Tami Cotsakos '71 Music Scholarship was funded by Tami Cotsakos '71 for students who are New Jersey residents and are majoring in classical performance or any of the classical degree programs in music education, music management, or sound engineering arts, with preference given to voice or piano students majoring in music education.  The recipients of this scholarship are selected by the Music Department.

The Thad Jones Memorial Endowed Scholarship was created by the family, friends, and fans of the late WP Jazz Director Thad Jones for a student who demonstrates academic and musical promise, is enrolled full-time at William Paterson University within the Jazz Studies Program, and demonstrates academic merit based on a GPA of 3.0 or higher.  The recipient of this scholarship is selected by the Music Department.

The Henry Taub Scholarship is funded by The Henry and Marilyn Taub Foundation for incoming first-time, first-year freshmen with financial need.  The recipients of this scholarship are selected by the Enrollment Management Division.

The Thomas G. Lambrix/Union Camp Corporation Endowed Scholarship is for a student majoring in communication who demonstrates financial need and academic progress toward a degree.

The Twenty-Fifth Reunion Endowed Scholarship was created by alumni in celebration of the 25th anniversary of their graduation from William Paterson. The recipient is chosen on a rotating basis from the University's five colleges.  The 2016-2017 recipient will be from the College of Humanities & Social Sciences.

The Van Duyne, Bruno & Co., P.A. Accounting Scholarship was funded by Van Duyne, Bruno & Co., P.A. for a sophomore or junior accounting major with a minimum GPA of 3.0 who demonstrates financial need.

The Victoria L. Mangino Memorial Scholarship was funded by Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Mangino, Sr. in memory of their daughter-in-law for a full-time incoming freshman, with preference given to a student from a Pascack Hills, North Haledon, or Paterson high school who is majoring in accounting, demonstrates academic merit (GPA 3.0+), and financial need. This scholarship can be renewed if all conditions are met.

The Vincent & Mary Ann Mazzola Scholarship was funded by Vincent '73 and Mary Ann Mazzola for a first-year full-time student who demonstrates financial need and has the potential and will to complete rigorous college -level work.  The student must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.5 during the first year and 2.75 during subsequent years in order for the scholarship to be renewed.

The Vincent D. Waraske Scholarship was funded by the estate of Vincent D. Waraske '57, '61 MA for deserving William Paterson students.  The recipients of this scholarship are selected by the Enrollment Management division.

The Vincent N. Parrillo Endowed Scholarship was created by Dr. Vincent Parrillo for a full- or part-time graduate student majoring in sociology who has completed at least six graduate credits in the program, maintains a minimum grade point average of 3.0, and displays financial need (not necessarily as defined by the federal government).  The recipient of this scholarship is selected by the Sociology Department.

The Wienke-Mault Endowed Scholarship was funded by Helen Mault '59 for a student in the College of Education who has a minimum GPA of 3.0, resides in Paterson, and demonstrates financial need.

The William Paterson University Foundation Scholarships are funded by contributions to the University Foundation for deserving William Paterson students.

The Women's Club of Paterson Scholarship was funded by the former Women's Club of Paterson, with preference given to a female student who resides in Paterson, New Jersey.

The Yvonne Parisen Scholarship was created in memory of Yvonne Parisen '99 by her family and friends for a student majoring in nursing.