“I am now an accounting major at Saint Joseph's College, and what I would like to do in the future is own my own hibachi restaurant. When my family heard about the scholarship they were very proud of me. It really helped because we did not think we would be able to pay this year's tuition.”
Barry Teng '12, Accounting
“I pay for school on my own and I work three jobs to do so. My education would be absolutely impossible without scholarships. As a sociology major with a concentration in social work, I'm really excited about my future career. I hope that with hard work, focus and dedication, I can make a real difference in helping to improve the lives of others.”
Brittini Herring '12, Sociology
Barry Teng and Brittini Herring exemplify the more than 225 young men and women who have received CAPS scholarships since 1997. Both are excellent students, both serve others through Campus Ministry programs, and both have high aspirations. Barry, one of the College's most gifted accounting students, expects to run his own business in the future. Brittini, who has a minor in political science and is completing a service learning internship with Maine's Judicial Branch, plans to combine this experience with her social work education in a career that advocates for the underserved. CAPS Scholarships supported by Maine and New England businesses are reserved for students like these – students who earn high grades, engage as strong campus citizens and local volunteers, and see themselves as future contributors to our state and region.
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.