Degree Seeking Scholarships and Financial Aid

Columbus Guarini Scholarship

The Hon. Frank Guarini, Chair of John Cabot University's Board of Trustees, has provided a generous donation to the Columbus Citizens Foundation providing scholarships up to $5,000 for five Italian-American visiting students at JCU each year.

The scholarship application is now open for students applying to the Fall 2020, Spring 2021, and Summer 2021 semesters who meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • Study abroad at JCU for one or two semesters
  • Italian descent (at least 25% Italian)
  • GPA of 3.0 (85% or B) or higher
  • Total gross household income not exceeding $200,000

The application deadline is May 1, 2020. For information on eligibility and to apply, please visit the Columbus Citizens Foundation's website

Biography of the Hon. Frank J. Guarini

Born and raised in Jersey City, NJ, Frank J. Guarini received his education from Dartmouth College, Columbia University, New York University School of Law, and pursued advanced studies at The Hague Academy of International Law, the Netherlands. Guarini received the Navy Commendation Medal and three Battle Stars for his service during World War II.  After working for many years as a successful attorney, he became interested in politics serving in the New Jersey State Senate for two terms and in the U.S. House of Representatives for seven terms. Throughout his career in public and private life, he has always maintained a strong interest in education. He founded centers and institutes at Dartmouth College, New York University School of Law, St. Peter’s University, New Jersey City University, and John Cabot University. He is also Chair emeritus of the National Italian American Foundation (NIAF)

Chairman Guarini is one of John Cabot University’s most generous benefactors. In 2008 JCU officially dedicated the Frank J. Guarini Campus to him in recognition of his generous support of the University since he first joined the Board of Trustees in 1995.