The John W. Bach Endowed Scholarship Fund
This fund was established in 2000 through the efforts of Michael J. Fitzgerald, FCRH ’65, and the generosity of the basketball team. The scholarship is named in honor of the well-loved coach and former Fordham athletic director, John W. Bach.
The Bachelor of Fine Arts Dance Scholarship Fund
The Ailey School and Fordham University are partners in a highly innovative Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) degree program in dance. The B.F.A. in dance offers the best of two worlds: the artistic preeminence of the official school of the world-famous Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, combined with an exceptional liberal arts education rooted in the Jesuit tradition of intellectual development and personal attention. Both institutions are located in the cultural heart of New York City—the epicenter of the dance world.
The Charles W. Baisley Endowed Travel Fellowship Fund
This fund was established in 2000 through the generosity of Charles W. Baisley, a member of the Fordham College at Rose Hill, Class of 1952. In bygone times, even the finest formal education was incomplete until it was burnished by a de rigueur, months-long sojourn through the capitals of Europe. Everyone understood and accepted that travel broadens an individual. Charles W. “Bill” Baisley thoroughly concurred with this adage. For proof, he looked no further than his successful 39-year career as an international lawyer with Exxon, now ExxonMobil, which took him to 44 countries, including Portugal, Spain, Russia, Nigeria and every nation in Latin America. Mr. Baisley established this fund to ensure that future Rose Hill students interested in international issues could study abroad. He attended the University on a basketball scholarship, which enabled him to be a full-time student. The 6’6” Baisley played center and forward for the Ram hoopsters from 1948 to 1952. After graduation from Fordham, Baisley spent two years in the U.S. Army before entering Tulane University Law School.
The Banfield Family Endowed Scholarship Fund
This fund was established in 2005 by William E. Banfield, Esq., FCRH ’74, in honor of his parents, John and Catherine Banfield.
The William F. Banks Scholarship Fund
To mark the occasion of 125 years of football at Fordham, William Banks, Fordham College at Rose Hill, Class of 1948, generously established a scholarship fund.
The Mary Rudie Barneby Scholarship Fund
This fund was generously created in 1999 by Mary J. Barneby, GBA ’80d.
The Joseph T. Begley, FCRH ’36, Endowed Memorial Scholarship Fund
This fund was endowed in 1999 through the generosity of Joseph T. Begley, a 1936 graduate of Fordham College at Rose Hill, and his wife, Patricia A. Begley.
The Catherine Mitchell Beltz and Paul Beltz Endowed Presidential Scholarship
Catherine Beltz, Marymount College, Class of 1954, and Paul Beltz established the fund to attract students of outstanding promise and to support their entire undergraduate experience.
The Richard and Eileen Bennett Endowed Fellowship Fund
Established by Richard Bennett, former chair of Fordham University's Board of Trustees. These awards are made to students in recognition of their academic achievements.
The Thomas V. Bermingham, S.J., Endowed Scholarship Fund
This fund was generously established by John (“Jack”) H. Bermingham, Esq., FCRH ’43. Jack Bermingham was a cum laude graduate who went on to become senior vice president and general counsel of RCA Corporation. He created this scholarship to honor his brother Thomas V. Bermingham’s lifelong career in education and his 57 years as a Jesuit. Father Bermingham was a longtime faculty member of Fordham’s classics department. Included among the many memorable students Father Bermingham taught are Joe Paterno, head coach of Penn State football, who devotes a chapter in his autobiography to his former teacher; and James R. Kelly, Fordham professor of sociology. The brothers suggest that when asked to make a contribution to a cause such as scholarship aid, it is good to remember that in this life each of us has been given a land with “wells you did not dig, and vineyards and olive groves you did not plant” (Deut. 6:10-11).
The Anita Bia Memorial Endowed Scholarship Fund
This fund honors the memory of Anita Bia, a 1943 graduate of Cathedral High School, who died while enrolled as an adult student at Fordham College at Lincoln Center. The scholarship established by her four sons, Frank, Joseph, Thomas and Peter Bia.
The Peter and Helen Billy, TMC ’69, Scholarship Fund
This scholarship was established through the generosity of Helen Lewkiewicz Billy, a 1969 graduate of Thomas More College, and her husband, Peter M. Billy.
The Marion U. Blanchard, Ph.D., Memorial Scholarship Fund
This scholarship fund is supported by The Lawrence and Blanche Rhodes Memorial Fund, under the invaluable direction of Mr. and Mrs. John Smircich. Janice Smircich, a 1962 graduate of Fordham’s College of Education, received her master’s degree from the Graduate School of Education in 1969. The Sisters of the Catholic Apostolate (Pallottine), of which Mrs. Smircich was a member, made her education at Fordham possible. Dr. Marion U. Blanchard was Mrs. Smircich’s mentor and professor for eight of 10 graduate courses toward her degree.
The Bodman Foundation Endowed Scholarship
The Bodman Foundation established this fund in 1985 to assist deserving students to meet tuition costs.
The Kathleen M. Boland Memorial Scholarship Fund
The daughters of Kathleen M. Boland, a 1964 graduate of the College of Business Administration, created this scholarship in 2003. Kathleen Boland lost her husband, Robert, CBA ’63, at a young age, yet she continued to financially support her five daughters. Through her perseverance and devotion, she managed to send her daughters to college, despite the profound cost involved.
The Mary M. and Raymond C. Bonnabeau Jr., M.D., Ph.D., FCRH ’55,
Endowed Scholarship Fund
The purpose of this endowed fund is to provide scholarship support to a full-time undergraduate student enrolled at Fordham College at Rose Hill who is pursuing a concentration in American Catholic Studies. The Bonnabeaus, who live in St. Paul, Minn., feel great affection for Fordham and are very committed to the University remaining a Catholic institution.
The John D. Boyd, S.J., Jubilee Endowed Scholarship Fund
This fund was generously established by Thomas G. Gherardi, Esq., FCRH ’63, and endowed through the leadership of Stephen E. Bepler, FCRH ’64, and his wife, Kim B. Bepler. It has continued to be generously supported by friends and former students of John D. Boyd, S.J., in celebration of his 50th year in the Society of Jesus.
The Boylan Family Endowed Scholarship Fund
Established in 1985 by Sr. Regina Boylan, the former Marymount registrar and archivist, to perpetuate the memory of her family members who were educators.
The Fr. William Boyle, S.J., Scholarship Fund
This fund was established in 1989 through the generosity of Robert and Katherine Long in recognition of William E. Boyle, S.J., assistant dean of the Fordham Schools of Business from 1959 to 1963, for his extraordinary teaching ability and love of his students.
The Dr. James F. Brady Memorial Endowed Scholarship Fund
This fund memorializes James Francis Brady, Ph.D., who passed away on October 18, 1996. Dr. Brady was a graduate of Regis High School and a 1933 graduate of Fordham College at Rose Hill. He had a long and distinguished 46-year tenure at Fordham University as a classics professor and was admired and respected by the many students he instructed. One of Dr. Brady’s former students, Stephen E. Bepler, a 1964 graduate of Fordham College at Rose Hill, and his wife, Kim B. Bepler, established this fund in his honor.
The Nicholas W. Brandemarti Memorial Endowed Scholarship Fund
This fund was established in 2002 through the generosity of Nicholas and Nancy Brandemarti to honor the memory of their son, Nicholas W. Brandemarti, CBA ’01, who perished in the World Trade Center tragedy of 2001.
The Joseph C. Brennan Endowed Scholarship Fund
The Joseph C. Brennan Endowed Scholarship Fund This fund was generously endowed in 1990 by the Community Preservation Corporation, in honor of CPC’s former chairman, Joseph C. Brennan.
The Michael J. Breslin III Endowed Scholarship Fund
This scholarship fund was established in 1998 through the generosity of family, friends and classmates of Michael J. Breslin III, who died May 15, 1987, during his senior year at Fordham.
The Charles A. Brethen Memorial Scholarship Fund
This scholarship was created in loving memory of Charles A. Brethen, a CBA sophomore who passed away in March of 1999. Charles’ family wished to memorialize him at Fordham in a way that he would have admired—with the gift of a scholarship fund. Charles’ memory will live on at Fordham in the deserving scholarship recipient who receives this special award.
The George Brooks Memorial Endowed Scholarship Fund
This fund is the result of a generous bequest made by Dorothy Brooks to create a scholarship in honor of her brother, George Brooks, a member of the Fordham College at Rose Hill, Class of 1924, and Fordham School of Law, Class of 1927.
The John Broome, Early Patriot, Memorial Endowed Scholarship Fund
This scholarship was established through the generosity of Barbara Broome Semans, UGE ’56, to honor the memory of her great-great-great-grandfather, John Broome. John Broome, for whom Broome Street in New York City and Broome County, N.Y., were named, was an early patriot and a very involved New Yorker. He was a supporter of liberty as early as 1765 (in protest against the Stamp Act), a Lt. Colonel in the 2nd Regiment of the New York Militia during the Revolution, a framer of the first New York State Constitution of 1777, an alderman in the firstNew York City government after the Revolution, a successful merchant, president of the New York Chamber of Commerce, a family man, philanthropist and an elder in his church. John Broome remained actively involved in New York until his death in 1810, during his third term as Lt. Governor of the State of New York. Receiving a Fordham education made a tremendous difference in Barbara’s life, and she feels fortunate to be able to help others experience the Fordham difference in their lives through this scholarship fund.
The Benjamin M. Brown, Gabelli ’06, Memorial Endowed Scholarship Fund
This fund was established in 2006 through the generosity of family and friends in memory of Benjamin M. Brown, CBA ’06.
The Restina Lucarelli Brown Memorial Endowed Scholarship Fund
This fund was generously endowed in 1995 by Joseph A. Pecora, CBA ’86, in memory of his classmate and friend Restina Lucarelli Brown, FCRH ’87.
The Charles A. Buckley Endowed Scholarship Fund
This fund was generously endowed by Isidore M. Dollinger, Esq. The scholarship provides financial support to Fordham College students with financial need.
The Nancy and James E. Buckman Endowed Scholarship Fund
This fund was established throughthe generosity of James E. Buckman, Esq., a 1966 graduate of Fordham College at Rose Hill, and his wife, Nancy Buckman.
The Elizabeth Burns Scholarship for Students at Fordham College at Lincoln Center
This scholarship was generously established in 2009 by Elizabeth Burns, FCLC ’83, to provide financial support to students attending Fordham College at Lincoln Center. Like many Fordham alumni, Ms. Burns was the first generation in her family to go to college. She created this scholarship to thank Fordham for the education she received, and to help others achieve their dream of obtaining a college education.
The Burns Family Endowed Artistic Merit Scholarship Fund
This scholarship was established in 2006 through the generosity of Elizabeth Burns, FCLC ’83.
The John and Catherine Burns Endowed Bachelor of Fine Arts Scholarship
Elizabeth Burns, Fordham College at Lincoln Center, Class of 1983, generously created this scholarship in 2004.
The Dr. Julio Burunat Memorial Endowed Scholarship Fund
This scholarship was established in 2007 by Silvia Burunat, Ph.D., inloving memory of her husband, Julio Burunat, Ph.D., GSAS ’73 and ’84.
The John J. and Mary Ann T. Butler Endowed Scholarship Fund
This fund was established in 1999 through the generosity of John J. Butler, a 1962 graduate of Fordham College at Rose Hill, and his wife, Mary Ann T. Butler, a 1963 graduate of Fordham’s Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.