Student Funding Sources

The following are on-campus sources of funding that subsidize the costs associated with students' participation in a wide variety of high-impact learning experiences.

Student Research & Creative Projects Grant

Provide up to $300 for the purchase of supplies to support the research and creative projects carried out under the mentorship of a faculty or staff member.  Applications are reviewed by the Associate Provost for Academic Achievement as they are submitted.

Student Travel Grant

Provide up to $300 to subsidize the costs associated with attending a professional conference or meeting to present the results of original research, discuss a unique academic program, or participate in a visual, performance, or creative arts competition. Applications are reviewed monthly throughout the academic year.

Student Opportunity Award

Through the generous support of donors of the College, funds are available to subsidize the costs associated with the participating in a wide range of high-impact learning activities, such as but not limited to:  local, domestic and international internships, study abroad, faculty- or staff-mentored research or creative projects, attendance at conferences, meetings, and workshops to present on work done or for professional development purposes, HOPE service immersions, travel LCs, etc.; there is no set award amount. Applications are reviewed monthly throughout the academic year.

Graduate School Access Award­

With the objective of supporting Stonehill students who aspire to attend graduate school, we are making available Graduate School Access Awards. These funds, which are made available through the generous support of donors to the College, are available to students to defray the costs associated with the graduate school search, application, and selection process. Applications are reviewed monthly throughout the academic year.

Follett Bookstore Scholarship

Through the generosity of the Follett Bookstore, this scholarship provides assistance to purchase books for students with demonstrated financial need.  This scholarship is administered through the office of Student Financial Assistance.  To see if you qualify, please contact Student Financial Assistance at 508 565-1088, finaid@stonehill.edu, or stop by their office located in Duffy, Room 103.

FUN Fund

Provided by the Student Government Association (SGA) that is distributed to students who are seeking alcohol-free FUN either on or off campus on the weekends during the regular academic year.  Students apply here.

Gould Scholars Program

Thanks to the generosity of the Gould family, the Career Development Center will have the opportunity to provide each of 10 students of all class years with a $2,000 award to support their participation in internships for 32+ hours/week for at least 10 weeks during the summer.  Students apply through Handshake during the spring semester. 

James E. Hayden ‘76 Business Internship Fund

Two $500 awards are made during the fall and spring semesters to Meehan Business School students of any class year to provide financial assistance for expenses   associated with participating in full-time, unpaid n New York City, Washington D.C. and Los Angeles.  Preference is given to business majors with a GPA over 3.00.  Qualifying students will receive an application from the Career Development Center at the beginning of their program.

Patricia A. Prue ’81 Business Internship Fund

Two $750 awards are made during the fall and spring semesters to Meehan Business School students participating in full-time internships in New York City, Washington D.C., and Los Angeles.  The goal is for these funds to support students with financial need. Qualifying students will receive an application from the Career Development Center at the beginning of their program.

Italian Educational and Cultural Interchange Scholarship

The scholarships, which vary and are up to approximately $3,000, are awarded as financial assistance (other than tuition) to students who are spending up to two semesters studying in Italy.  Endowed by Gloria E. Distasi ’81, the fund memorializes her beloved parents, Leonardo and Angela Settanni Distasi, who emigrated from Italy to Brockton, MA in the early 1900s.  Students apply through the Stonehill’s Restricted & Endowed Scholarship Application.

Miller International Travel Stipend

Established by Kathleen (Moroney) and James Miller, the stipends, which range from $100 – $500, are awarded to students to assist with the additional financial burden of spending a semester or year studying or interning abroad.  Such costs include:  immigration fees (passport application, visa applications, etc.); additional in-country or regional travel while abroad; excursions not covered by program fees; and admission to cultural events.  Awards are subject to availability.  Students apply through the Office of International Programs Common Scholarship Application.

Study Abroad Assistance Award

Stipends ranging from $500 – $1,000 are awarded to students to assist with the additional financial burden of spending a semester or year studying or interning abroad.  Such costs include:  immigration fees (passport application, visa applications, etc.); additional in-country or regional travel while abroad; excursions not covered by program fees; and admission to cultural events.  Awards are subject to availability.  Students apply through the Office of International Programs Common Scholarship Application.

International HOPE Service Immersion Scholarships

Provides funds to students with financial need in order to participate in an international HOPE Service Immersion Program.  There is no set dollar amount and funds are subject to availability.  Questions about the scholarships should be directed to MaryAnne Cappelleri, Assistant Director of Campus Ministry.

Honors Program Leadership Grants

Awards are up to $500 to support leadership opportunities as well as research and conference presentations by Moreau Honors Program students. Applications are reviewed monthly throughout the academic year. Questions about the Honors Program Leadership Grants should be directed to the Director of the Moreau Honors Program, Professor Allyson Sheckler.

Inclusive Excellence Grants

Provide funds for innovative and educational projects, programs, and activities that have the following goals:

  • To create or improve programs which address the importance of including diverse views, cultures, or methods of teaching and learning; 
  • To encourage the participation of all community members in diversity initiatives at the College; 
  • To educate ourselves and others in issues of social justice, diversity, intercultural dialogue and communication; 
  • To increase learning and support of groups from historically underrepresented groups; 
  • To develop sustainable programs that increase awareness of the importance of a diverse community and/ or 
  • To increase opportunities for collaborative learning and inclusive excellence.

Dewey David Stone Loan

Undergraduate students are eligible to apply for up to a $250 interest-free loan from the College, to be repaid by the end of the semester in which the loan was dispersed.  The loan application is available in the Office of Student Financial Assistance in Duffy 103.

The Bridge Fund

A donor-funded program that provides financial assistance to students whose families are facing inordinate financial hardship.  The Bridge Fund gives students who face the possibility of not being able to continue their education at Stonehill the ability to remain enrolled and work toward their degree.  The Bridge Fund is administered by the Office of Student Financial Assistance (SFA).  Please encourage students facing financial challenges to set up an appointment with their SFA counselor (assigned by alpha split by last name; see the Contact Us page of the SFA webpage to determine the appropriate counselor for a student).