“I am studying biology with a double major in psychology and a minor in chemistry. I am very interested in a PhD/MD program with a neurology focus that will enable me to conduct brain research and clinical trials. Receiving a CAPS scholarship is something that is more than money, it is a sign that people in the community believe in me.”
Bob Michaud ’14, Biology and Psychology
“I am an accounting major and plan to pursue a career as a CPA specializing in auditing. My courses helped prepare me for my goals and are giving me the knowledge I need to become successful as an accountant. The CAPS scholarship is helping me achieve my goals by allowing me to focus more on my course work and less on my financial burden.”
Shelley Duplisea ’13, Accounting
Bob and Shelley exemplify the more than 250 young men and women who have received CAPS scholarships since 1997. Both have outstanding academic accomplishments. Shelley was inducted into Delta Epsilon Sigma, Bob was one of the first at the college to receive a NASA Space Grant scholarship, and both made Who’s Who. They fill responsible roles – Bob is a Residence Advisor, and Shelley is Business Club president. Both volunteer weekly for organizations in Portland,and they have participated in service trips that took them respectively to Guatemala and Appalachia. CAPS Scholars combine academics with real-world experience and bring fresh ideas and added value to businesses in Maine and New England.
Saint Joseph's College is extremely grateful to the nearly 20 businesses that are supporting the Corporate Alliance Program for Scholarships (CAPS) this year. Gifts from CAPS supporters are assisting 25 students who are pursuing degrees in Management, Accounting, Finance, Marketing, Human Resources Management, Nursing, Biology, Chemistry, English, Political Science, Education, Communications, History, Environmental Science, and Sports Management. The businesses that are supporting CAPS scholarships recognize the promise of these students and are making an investment in the future of Maine and New England.