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In Their Own Words


Marianjoy Scholarship Program

Committed to Students with Disabilities and their Pursuit of Higher Education

Each year, Marianjoy proudly awards scholarships to students with disabilities to help them to further their education, pursue opportunities for growth, explore new possibilities, and achieve their dreams.

The Marianjoy Scholarship Program has awarded nearly $750,000 in scholarships to highly deserving students since it was established in 1994. These men and women hail from 68 different towns, have attended 57 different colleges, and have majored in a wide array of disciplines. The scholarships have had a profound impact on the lives of these talented individuals: past recipients include a physician, an attorney, a professional musician, a pastor, a film writer, a therapist, a teacher, among others.


Click here to download the 2017 Scholarship Application. All applications must be received by March 31, 2017 for consideration.

Scholarship Recipients are selected without regard to race, color, creed, religion, gender, age, or national origin, and have a permanent physical disability or functional impairment, which may include:

  • Brain Injury
  • Musculoskeletal Impairments, such as Amputation or Multiple Traumas
  • Neuromuscular Disorders, such as Multiple Sclerosis, Cerebral Palsy, or
    Guillain-Barre Syndrome
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Stroke

Students are also selected on the following basis:

  • Academic record
  • Financial need and family circumstances
  • Impact of their disability on the educational process
  • Educational and career goals
  • Leadership roles and participation in school or the community

To learn more about the scholarship program, and to hear testimony from the recipients in their own words, watch the video below:




Amanda Fowler, four-year scholarship recipient, now works at Marianjoy as a marketing specialist and blogger for