Foundation and giving
Launching the Sister Françoise Boisvert Scholarship
Sister Françoise Boisvert had a profound influence on Marianopolis.
For almost thirty years, her belief in the transformative power of education created an environment that inspired and united thousands of students. Sister Boisvert held leadership roles at the College during important periods of change, serving as registrar (1981-1988), academic dean (1988-1996) and director general (1996-2009). She also played an instrumental role in establishing The Marianopolis Millennium Foundation, serving on its Board of Directors until last fall.
In the days following Sister Boisvert’s passing on April 8, former colleagues and Marianopolis graduates from across the world reconnected in person and online to reminisce about the life and leadership lessons she shared with them.
At a time when her memory and legacy bring us together as a community once again, I am pleased to invite you to join me in establishing the Sister Françoise Boisvert Scholarship.
With your help, the Scholarship will support an outstanding student who is engaged in community service and pursuing a university degree in education or an associated field, with priority given to students in need of financial aid.
As those who were closest to Sister Boisvert can attest, establishing a scholarship that rewards dedication to social good and a belief in the life-changing potential of education is a fitting tribute to her legacy and the issues she was most passionate about.
If you would like to contribute to the Scholarship, you can donate online, or by mailing a cheque to The Marianopolis Millennium Foundation, 4873 Westmount Ave., Westmount, QC H3Y 1X9, and including a reference to the Sister Boisvert Scholarship. Donations are eligible for a tax receipt.
As someone who worked closely with Sister Boisvert at The Marianopolis Millennium Foundation to provide students with scholarships and bursaries, I know she would be honoured by your gift.
Director General, Marianopolis College
Donate online. You can also make your contribution in any of these ways:
- by mail, with a cheque payable to the Marianopolis Millennium Foundation
- via the College tuition statement each semester
- through matching gifts from your employer
- through bequests from your insurance trust or estate
- via stocks and appreciated securities
- by payroll deductions if you are a Marianopolis employee
Establish a scholarship or bursary
You can make a lasting contribution by establishing a scholarship or bursary that fosters student excellence. Scholarships are given in recognition of academic achievement, while bursaries also take into consideration financial need. The College currently offers the following scholarships and bursaries:
Scholarships (based on academic merit)
- Director General’s Merit Scholarship ($3000): for an incoming student in each program with outstanding high school grades.
- Director General’s Student Life Scholarship ($3000): for incoming students in any program with significant potential to contribute to the quality of student life at the College and who demonstrate a history of involvement in clubs or activities in their school or their community.
- Sister Françoise Boisvert Scholarship (undetermined): for a graduating student in any program who has maintained academic excellence, is engaged in community service and pursuing a university degree in education or an associated field. Priority consideration will be given to students who qualify for financial aid.
- Gestion Luciano Salvatore Engineering Scholarship ($1500): for an incoming student in any program who plans to pursue university studies in engineering, project management or a related field.
- Gustav Levinschi Scholarship ($1000): for graduating students in any program who have maintained academic excellence in exceptional circumstances.
- Hippocratic Scholarship for Neuroscience ($1000): for a graduating student in any program who has maintained good academic standing and who will pursue university studies in neuroscience or a related field.
- Sister Joyce Roberts Scholarship ($1500): for a graduating student in any program who has maintained good academic standing and who will pursue university studies in history or a related field.
- Julia Cianci Memorial Scholarship ($1000): for a graduating student in any program who has maintained good academic standing and who has demonstrated involvement in student life, leadership through outstanding character or volunteerism in the greater community.
- McQueen Family Social Justice Scholarship ($2000): for an incoming student in any program who demonstrates leadership in social justice issues.
- Ricarda Smith Memorial Prize in Art History ($500): for a graduating student who has maintained good academic standing and who will pursue their interest in art history through personal, educational or professional endeavours.
Bursaries (based on financial need)
- Arts Trips Bursary ($500): for students in any year or program who need additional financial assistance in order to take part in a College-organized educational trip or activity with an arts component.
- Bella Rabinovitch Bursary ($500): for a second-year student in Arts, Literature and Communication or Liberal Arts who demonstrates resilience in the face of obstacles.
- Christine Dupuis-Lozowy Bursary ($2500): for a graduating student in any program who has maintained good academic standing and who will pursue university studies in a healthcare-related field.
- Cristina Mucciardi Bursary ($3000): for a second-year student in any program who demonstrates leadership, interest in entrepreneurship, strong work ethic and volunteer experience and plans for an ambitious project or initiative in the wider community.
- Excellence in Finance Bursary ($3000): for a graduating student in any program who has maintained good academic standing and who will pursue university studies in banking or a finance-related field.
- Lakshmi Roy Fortitude Bursary ($1000): for an incoming student in any program who has demonstrated generosity and compassion through community involvement as well as strength in overcoming adversity.
- Silver Key Bursary ($1000): for second-year students in good academic standing whose involvement on campus and in the wider community exemplify the College’s mission and vision.
- Tom McKendy Liberal Arts Bursary ($2500): for an incoming student in the Liberal Arts program.
Give your time
The College encourages parents, alumni and friends of the Marianopolis community to contribute their time and professional expertise, for example, by presenting a guest lecture, serving on a career panel, or mentoring students. The College’s Board of Governors and the Foundation’s Board of Directors (see below) may also invite parents, alumni and friends of Marianopolis to join their board when a vacancy arises.
Foundation Board of Directors
Board of Directors
Catherine Vourakis ’95, Chair
Stephen Takacsy ’77, Vice-Chair, parent of Georgia ’14, Julia ’16 and Nicholas ’20
John Papagiannis ’04, Secretary
Howard Tafler ’89, Treasurer
Lucille Raikes ’86, parent of Emily ’21
Josh Wisenthal ’01
Marianopolis College Director General Christian Corno serves as a resource-person to the Foundation’s Board of Directors.