Partners select students coming out of the eighteen Faith in the Future high schools, Mount Saint Joseph Academy, La Salle College High School, St. Joseph’s Preparatory School, Cristo Rey (beginning in 2016), AIM Academy, Merion Mercy Academy, and six Mastery Charter Schools (including those in Hardy Williams).
Below is what Maguire College Scholar Graduates thought of their experience and what they plan to do after college:
“It has been an honor and a pleasure to be a Maguire Scholar. The guidance that the Maguire Foundation has given to me is something that I can never repay. I plan to continue to be a proud Maguire “alumnus” and be as active and involved as I can be.” – Michael G.
“As a Maguire Scholar, I was motivated to take a more active role in my school community through service and academics which I was able to do successfully. I also enjoyed spending time with my fellow Maguire scholars.” – Kaitlyn C.
“Receiving this scholarship encouraged me to continue to work hard both in and out of the classroom, and I hope I am one day able to help students achieve their educational goals as you have helped me.” – Shannon N.
“It was incredibly rewarding. Beyond the financial assistance, the fact that I was able to attend various events held by the foundation was very gratifying. I felt like I was actually a person the foundation cared about, not just a number.”
– Alexandra B.
The Maguire Foundation provides last dollar scholarship support to up to five students in each institution’s incoming freshman class for four years of matriculation.
Maguire Scholars are selected by their respective institutions, and must remain in good academic standing (3.0) and be an active participant in school and/or community volunteer extra-curricular activities, and have an EFC of $0 – $10,000 (Expected Family Contribution).
Any questions regarding the application, please contact the college to which you are applying directly.
Tieneasha Jones, Gwynedd Mercy University Class of 2016
There are currently 28 partnership colleges & universities with more than 300 Maguire Scholars enrolled.
- Boston College
- Cabrini College
- Chestnut Hill College
- College of the Holy Cross
- Community College of Philadelphia
- Drexel University
- Fairfield University
- Fordham University
- Gallaudet University
- Georgetown University
- Gwynedd Mercy University
- Immaculata University
- La Salle University
- Loyola University of Maryland
- Montgomery County Community College
- Neumann University
- Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
- Pennsylvania School for the Deaf
- Penn State University
- Philadelphia University
- Rosemont College
- Saint Joseph’s University
- Temple University
- University of Pennsylvania
- University of Scranton
- Villanova University
- Widener University
- Williamson College of the Trades
The goal of the Maguire Scholars Program is to support and enrich the leaders of tomorrow by providing an opportunity for an excellent education. Maguire Foundation forges partnerships and strategic alliances with Independence Mission Schools (IMS), Faith in the Future as well as other high schools, colleges and universities.