The Robert J. McGuire Scholarships

Robert J. McGuire Scholarship

Robert J. McGuire The Robert J. McGuire Scholarship was established in 2015 to support St. Francis College’s mission of making possible the gift of education and opportunity for our future leaders. Thanks to the overwhelming generosity of Mr. Fred Wilpon, chairman and CEO of the NY Mets, and his wife Judy, as well as other generous McGuire benefactors, the program has already provided more than $1.3 million in scholarships to 60 students. The program provides youth economic opportunities, offers workforce readiness, encourages entrepreneurial thinking and certainly helps the recipients acquire the knowledge, skills and tools needed to become successful community and business leaders.

I am privileged to be part of this wonderful effort to provide scholarship assistance to deserving students at St Francis College. There is no more powerful combination than a great educational institution, a wonderful group of donors led by Fred and Judy Wilpon and an outstanding group of young scholars for whom the future is bright. - Robert J. McGuire, Benefactor & Namesake of the Robert J. McGuire Scholarship

What Does It Mean To Be A McGuire Scholar?

Receiving a scholarship is only one benefit to being a McGuire Scholar. McGuire Scholars participate in a summer orientation program and have a dedicated advisor to help plan their academic and career goals from the beginning of their studies until graduation. Scholars also receive a book stipend, invitations to special events on and off campus throughout the year including a Mets game at Citi Field, lectures given by MLB Commissioner Robert Manfred, NY Mets legendary pitcher Ron Darling, and so much more. These networking opportunities create unique educational experiences and sometimes leads to internships and placement.

Being an endowed scholar has allowed me to be a better version of myself for the community, my peers, and others who need a source for motivation. With this opportunity, I know there are endless possibilities and something big waiting for me at the end of the finish line. Not only a diploma, but the best version of me. – Miasia Kinloch ’19, McGuire Scholar -

Why Become a McGuire Scholar:

  • Additional scholarship opportunities of us to $9,000
  • $1,000 book stipend
  • Opportunity to take a free summer or intersession course ($2,580 value)
  • Dedicated personal academic advisor
  • Invitation to exclusive McGuire Scholar events
  • Networking and Internship Opportunities

Who is Eligible?

  • First time freshman entering in the fall semester
  • High School students with a GPA of 85 or above
  • Family Adjusted Gross Income of $125,000 or less

How to Apply:

  • Submit your application to St. Francis College
  • Complete and submit your Scholarship Day Essay
  • Complete and submit the Robert J. McGuire Scholarship Application
  • Attend our Scholarship Day event to participate in an interview with a member of the McGuire Scholarship Committee

Important Dates and Deadlines:

  • Application Deadline: Friday, March 5
  • Scholarship Day:  Saturday, March 13

**All students apply to the Robert J. McGuire Scholarship will have their essays automatically entered into our Scholarship Day Competition. All essays will be reviewed for the chance to win one of four full tuition scholarships**

Miles for McGuires: How to Join the Movement

This meeting was created with YOU in mind and we encourage all McGuire scholars to attend. This is a wonderful opportunity for current and alumni McGuires to join and support the scholarship. During the meeting you will learn how to set up your fundraising pages and learn tips and tricks, on how to motivate others to join the movement. 

This event will be facilitated by Thomas Flood, Vice President for Advancement, Anthony Desiderio, Robert J. McGuire Advisor, Kristen Anderson, Director of Engagement and Annual Giving and Marlina Reid, Donor Relations Assistant

St. Francis College has many high school partnerships in New York City. To learn more about partnership opportunities with St. Francis College, please contact Admissions at 718.489.5200.