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Wagner College is conducting a competition to award the Monterosso Scholarship.  The Scholarship, a $5,000 award, will be presented to a Wagner student with junior or senior standing in the 2014-15 academic  year who has an interest in a career in public service. Sophomore students should apply to receive scholarship funding for their junior year, and junior students should apply to receive the scholarship funding for their senior year.   Students who received Monterosso scholarship funding for their junior year may reapply for their senior year.

The award is in memory of the Honorable Vincent J.  Monterosso, Class of 1963, who died in 2003.  Mr. Monterosso dedicated his life to public service and this scholarship is intended for students who share in Mr. Monterosso’s commitment to the public good.

Interested students should submit:

  1. two letters of recommendation
  2. an essay (1,500-2,000 words) relating to their involvement in and commitment to some aspect of public service or public policy, and their career goals/aspirations (note: this should not be a research paper)
  3. their resume

DEADLINE:  Friday, Feb. 21

All materials must be submitted together.

You can submit a complete hard-copy application package to:

The Monterosso Scholarship
Integrated Learning — Dean Tooker
3rd floor, Union Building

Alternatively, you can submit the entire application package via email to, with a subject line that reads, "Monterosso Application."

Please note:  All incomplete submissions, whether submitted in hard-copy or electronic form, will be returned.

For questions, contact Dean Patricia Tooker, Integrated Learning; Dr. Lori Weintrob, History; Dr. Stephen Preskill, Distinguished Professor of Leadership and Civic Engagement; Dr. Timothy Shaffer, Director of the Center for Leadership and Engagement, or Samantha Siegel, Assistant Director of the CLE.

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