Local commuter students from the five boroughs of New York City
are being offered the chance for a more affordable college
experience with the advent of the Hugh L. Carey Scholarship
Program at St. John’s University.
Named posthumously for former New York State Governor Hugh
Carey ’42C, ’51L, ’67HON, the scholarship is being offered
to first- and full-time students who are accepted into one of St.
John’s four-year degree programs for the fall 2012 semester.
A minimum of $1,250 is awarded to all automatic qualifiers and
may total up to $5,000 over four years.
Additionally, those students who demonstrate financial need (and
complete their FAFSA form by March 30, 2012) may receive up to
$3,000 per year and up to $12,000 over four years. The scholarship
is renewable annually as long as the student remains in good
This scholarship celebrates Hugh Carey’s life and his generosity in
giving back to New York City students who may not have had the
opportunity to attend college,” said Rev. Donald J. Harrington,
C.M., President of St. John’s University. “The Carey name and
legacy will continue to live on at St. John’s with this special
scholarship program, and we are forever indebted to Governor Carey
for the impact he has made on our University and his alma
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