Scholarships and Endowed Funds are the lifeblood of Siena College, steeped in the spirit of accessibility and affordability.
More than 400 scholarships and endowed fund have made – and continue to make – a difference in the lives of countless Siena students. An ideal way to perpetuate a family or corporate name, honor or memorialize a loved one or commemorate a special event, scholarships and endowed funds support Siena programs and future generations of students while creating a lasting tribute to the donor’s generosity.
• $130 million endowment
• 400+ scholarships/endowed funds
• 86% students receive aid
“Our scholarship was the best $25,000 we ever invested. We get so much more back than had we bought some material thing.”
“Being able to attend Siena is a privilege. I have met people that have changed my life and have made me a better person.”
“The gift you are giving me is no ordinary gift. Some gifts may last hours, weeks or months, but the gift of education will last me a lifetime.”
Voices of Our Campaign
B.S. in Psychology
Matriculated to Columbia University in Fall 2014
Through the generosity of donors, Farnan received three scholarships that enabled her to stay at Siena – the John R. Held ’80 and Mary Ryan Held ’83 Scholarship, the Eleanor C. and Richard W. Mullen Memorial Scholarship and the Robert and Lorraine Capano Scholarship. “It meant so much to me so I would love to do that for someone else,” she said.
Professor of Religious Studies
Fr. Dennis and his family established the Anthony Tamburello Memorial Scholarship as a way to honor his late father who deeply valued education. Fr. Dennis has lived that as a college professor. “We don’t want to shut out the neediest of our students,” Fr. Dennis said. “They’ve got a lot to offer Siena and I think we have something to offer them as well.”
Bill ’68 and Betsi McGoldrick established The Fr. Peter Fiore, O.F.M. Excellence in English Endowment in celebration of the outstanding scholarly achievements of Fr. Peter. “As a professor, Father Peter – he’ll always be Fr. Amadeus – taught me and required me to think at a level higher than I ever thought I could,” said Bill.