Scholarship Funds

Scholarships allow for an exceptional education at Holy Names to be possible for a student in need of support. Your gift of a scholarship makes that dream a reality.

Below are scholarships established at AHN that make an impact in the life of a young woman. If you are interested in learning more, wish to make a gift, or choose to create your own scholarship fund, please contact us.


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Kristin Vivian

Mrs. Kristin Vivian P '14 '17

Director of Institutional Advancement
Phone: 518.438.7895 Ext. 219
Cornell University, BA Business Marketing and Administration

Mrs. Elizabeth McGarry P '29

Associate Director of Advancement
Phone: 518-438-7895 x603
University at Albany, MS Education Administration
Le Moyne College, BA Sociology

Named Scholarships

Sister Constance Casey Scholarship Fund

Sister Constance Casey, SNJM, was Principal of AHN from 1977 to 1990 and was the President of Academy of the Holy Names from 1990 – 2009. In conjunction with Rhea Clark, Sister Connie helped establish the Partners in Education Scholarship Fund in the 1990s.

The Sister Constance Casey Partners in Education Scholarship Fund will continue Sister Connie’s mission of providing a Holy Names education to all qualified students regardless of circumstance. Please consider supporting this important fund today.

The Warren Mackey Memorial Scholarship Fund

The beloved family of the late Warren Mackey, Denyse, Madison ’22, and Makayla ’23, established a scholarship in his memory at Academy of the Holy Names. This scholarship will be presented to a deserving black student who demonstrates academic excellence, resilience, and leadership skills.

It is the family’s aspiration that others will join them in donating with a goal to fully sponsor a deserving black student to bring the exceptional AHN education within reach, insuring she has the opportunity to receive a college-preparatory education grounded in the mission of the Sisters of the Holy Names. Please consider making a gift today to the Warren Mackey Memorial Scholarship Fund.

Alumnae Reunion Scholarship Fund

Make a gift to provide financial assistance for qualified students who wish to attend Academy of the Holy Names. This is a wonderful way to perpetuate the legacy of your AHN education and to support generations of young women to come.

The Paula J. Crooks Ciesinski ’55 Scholarship Fund

This scholarship was established in 2014 and is awarded to an academically qualified student with a strong interest in science, technology, engineering, or math.

The Rosemary Cummins Edwards ’56 Scholarship Fund

This scholarship, established in 2012, enables qualified students to continue their educational experience despite financial challenges and difficulties.

The Jeremiah Sweeter Scholarship Fund

The Jeremiah Sweeter Memorial Scholarship Fund is named in memory of Jeremiah Sweeter, loving father, active AHN volunteer, and Booster Club member. The scholarship was established in 2023 to honor his generous heart and love for Holy Names.

The Mary Ann Vigliante Endowed Scholarship of Educational Excellence

The Mary Anne Vigliante Endowed Scholarship of Educational Excellence was established in 2019 to honor Ms. Vigliante’s dedication to the school as its former Head of School, Principal, Teacher, and an alumna.

The purpose of the Fund is to support a scholarship for a student attending Academy of the Holy Names who is the daughter of an alumna. This scholarship makes it possible for a student to attend who might not otherwise be able to do so. We thank Ms. Vigliante for her legacy of contributions to Holy Names which continue to give through this scholarship.

The Henry Family Scholarship Fund

In 2016, Michael and Sheila Henry, parents of Kelly ’86, established the Henry Family Scholarship Fund to support the needs of an academically qualified, financially challenged student who wishes to pursue their education at Holy Names.

The Edward J. Kearney Memorial Scholarship Fund

Established in 2018, in tribute to the memory of Edward J. Kearney, and to the education his daughters and granddaughters received at Holy Names, this scholarship is given to an incoming 9th grade student who is academically qualified and financially challenged.

The Joan Fitzgerald Bailey ’44 Endowed Scholarship

A beloved alumna, ambassador, and caretaker of the Sisters, Joan called AHN her second home for 45 years. She was a bright light and gave encouragement to all she encountered. In honor of Joan’s service and love for Holy Names, an endowed scholarship has been established by her children to provide a helping hand to a deserving student in need of support so Joan’s light will continue to shine.

The Ryan Family Scholarship Fund in Honor of the Murphy Family and Sister Margaret Murphy, SNJM

Established in 2023 in tribute to Cynthia (Vogel) Ryan ’91, the Murphy Family, and Sister Margaret Murphy, SNJM. This scholarship will be given to an incoming sixth grade student who is academically qualified and in need of scholarship support to attend.

Tuition Bridge Fund

The Tuition Bridge Fund at Academy of the Holy Names was established in May 2020 through the generous support of many to address the increased need for short-term financial aid assistance. This fund continues to be important in providing short-term aid for families that experience unexpected financial insecurity that may arise during the year. Circumstances may include job loss, illness or death of family member, and other unfortunate situations that would impact a family’s fiscal ability to allow their student to remain at Holy Names.