School of Science


Marist College Medal of Science

The Marist College Medal of Science was established in 2003 to recognize outstanding science students at selected high schools in the mid-Hudson River Valley and across the nation in selected regions. Each spring, faculty and administrators at each high school are asked to identify up to three members of the junior class who have earned the highest three-year averages in science and math, and have records of service in the local community.

Upon nomination, student will submit an application for consideration as a Medal of Science laureate. These applications will then be reviewed by Marist administration and awards will be granted for Medal of Science winners and for honorable mention.

Both winners and honorable mention recipients will receive a medal; the Medal of Science Laureates will also receive a $5,000 annual scholarship if they attend Marist and major in one of the disciplines offered by the School of Science. The scholarship is renewable contingent upon the student remaining a major in the School of Science, and it can be combined with other Marist scholarships.

Participating Schools:

  • Arlington High School
  • Franklin D. Roosevelt High School
  • Highland High School
  • John Jay High School
  • Our Lady of Lourdes High School
  • Poughkeepsie High School
  • Rhinebeck High School
  • Roy C. Ketcham High School
  • Spackenkill High School

Endowed Scholarships

In addition to general Marist Admission scholarships that are available to all students, science majors may be eligible for the following special endowed scholarships, which are only students majoring in a School of Science program:

The Mary Lou Gantert Scholarship is named for a former Marist science student and is awarded to a current science student who possesses superior academic potential.

The Dr. Frank A. Gagan Memorial Scholarship is named for the former team physician for Marist's athletic program. It is awarded annually to upper-class students majoring in a program offered by the Departments of Biology, Chemistry, Medical Laboratory Sciences, or Athletic Training, and is based upon academic achievement and financial need.

The Dr. George B. Hooper Scholarship is named after Professor Emeritus of Biology Dr. George B. Hooper, who also served as the Chair of the Division of Science for many years. The scholarship is awarded to students based upon general academic merit and demonstrated ability in the field of science.

The Dr. Aleski A. Leonidoff Scholarship is awarded to science majors with demonstrated financial need who plan to specialize in science pre-medical studies.

The Dr. Andrew A. Molloy Scholarship in Chemistry honors a Marist graduate who served the College as a Brother, Chemistry Professor, Science Division Chair, and Academic Vice President. The scholarship is awarded annually to a top Chemistry or Biochemistry major who exemplifies Dr. Molloy's commitment to academic excellence and service to others.