Sister Jeanne d’Arc O’Hare Merit Scholarship
The Sister Jeanne d’Arc O’Hare Merit Scholarship is named in honor of the sixth president of Regis College, Jeanne d’Arc O’Hare ’39, CSJ. Sister Jeanne d’Arc was a distinguished scholar, beloved teacher, and loyal and devoted member of the Sisters of St. Joseph. During her tenure as president (1964-1974), Sister Jeanne d’Arc fostered an understanding and appreciation of the meaning of community. Almost 50 years later, Regis College is still embracing and teaching the importance of community and relationships in everyday life.
The Sister Jeanne d’Arc O’Hare Merit Scholarship will be awarded to Regis students who not only understand the significance of community, but are active participants in making our community a positive and rewarding environment for all. Students must maintain a GPA of at least 3.0 to be considered; the current average GPA among recipients is 3.4.
Sister Thérèse Higgins Sisters of St. Joseph Scholarship
The Sister Thérèse Higgins Sisters of St. Joseph Scholarship is named in memory of the seventh president of Regis College, Sister Thérèse Higgins ’47, CSJ. Her 18-year presidency (1974-1992) featured a theme of “planned change” in that she spurred new programs, new facilities, and additional faculty. The Capital Campaign for New Dimensions was launched by Sister Thérèse, which allowed for the completion of a new athletic center and the construction of the Fine Arts Center.
Sister Thérèse made cultural diversity a fact of life at Regis College, creating the RISE (Regis Intensive Summer English) program to educate students from Japan about the English language and American culture. Our Regis community continues to diversify as we continue to recruit international students and initiate the Center for Global Connections.
The Sister Thérèse Higgins Sisters of St. Joseph Scholarship will be awarded to students who value the ideals and the mission of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Boston and of Regis College. Recipients must maintain a GPA of 3.2 or higher to apply; the average GPA of current recipients is 3.8.
The Alumni Scholarship (formerly referred to as the Alumni Sponsor Award) involves an alumni nomination process in which an alumna/us of the College can nominate an incoming student for this $2,000/year scholarship.
Nominations are due to the Office of Undergraduate Admission by February 15 and the requirements are as follows:
- All first-year and transfer prospective students are eligible for the award.
- The student being recommended must exhibit substantial academic potential (recommended B average/3.0 GPA or higher)
- Characteristics and values associated with the student should be present in the areas of leadership and service. Significant involvement in high school and/or community is required.
- Students are not required to apply to Regis College before being nominated; however, to receive the award, the student must apply and be accepted, and then complete the appropriate forms
.All nominations will be reviewed by the Regis College Admission Committee in conjunction with the Office of Institutional Advancement and Alumni Relations.
Nominate a prospective or incoming student by clicking here.
Where it’s needed most
If you choose not to designate your gift to a specific scholarship, it will certainly still go to great use! The Regis Fund not only provides scholarships, it funds the overall operating budget for the College. Athletic equipment, student clubs, financial aid, technology initiatives, dorm rooms – you name it, the Regis Fund supports it! If you choose to give to “where it’s needed most,” your donation will go straight to the unrestricted fund, helping to provide the College with everything it needs to continue offering a high-quality educational experience for our students.