Foundation and giving
Established as a registered charity in 1999, the Marianopolis Millennium Foundation supports the College and its students by providing scholarships, bursaries and tuition credits. Your donations directly support students who rely on financial aid, helping to provide them with the exceptional educational experience that is the hallmark of Marianopolis. Read more in the latest edition of our annual publication, In Support of Excellence, where you will meet four graduates in four different academic and professional spheres who are making a difference in their local communities.
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.
- 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.
- 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 Art History Prize ($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 qualify for financial aid and 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 Arts, Literature and Communication or Liberal Arts student 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 Graduation 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 and Julia ’16
John Papagiannis ’04, Secretary
Howard Tafler ’89, Treasurer
Françoise Boisvert ’58, Congrégation de Notre-Dame
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.