McCormick Family Foundation–Gilder Lehrman Institute History Scholarship Program at Marist College

The Gilder Lehrman Institute and Marist College, with the generous support of the McCormick Family Foundation, are pleased to offer the McCormick Family Foundation–Gilder Lehrman Institute History Scholarship Program. Each year, scholarships will cover

  • Two scholarships designated for Pell-eligible students from New York State, one in the amount of $10,000 per year for four years (assuming continued eligibility) for a residential student from outside the Hudson River Valley, and one in the amount of $10,000 per year for four years (assuming continued eligibility) for a commuting student from the Hudson River Valley
  • Two scholarships at $10,000 per year for four years (assuming continued eligibility) designated for a student without financial need from anywhere in the United States

Additional funds may be provided to scholarship awardees to support incidental expenses and travel for each student to allow them to more fully participate in co-curricular and enrichment activities.

The Long Reach Society

McCormick Family Foundation–Gilder Lehrman Institute History Scholarship awardees are also inducted into the Long Reach Society. Named after Marist’s proximity to the historic Hudson River’s “long reach,” the Society joins scholarship awardees and other select students studying the humanities together to form a collaborative, connected group. Members will have access to individualized mentoring from the Dean & select faculty members from the School of Liberal Arts, as well as unique enrichment and experiential learning opportunities through Marist’s Centers for Excellence, including the Center for Civic Engagement and Leadership, the Hudson River Valley Institute, and the Marist Institute for Public Opinion, and partnerships with the Institute and the FDR Presidential Library and Museum

For more about life as a Long Reach Society member, hear from our first two McCormick Family Foundation–Gilder Lehrman Institute History Scholars:

Elisabet Guerrero Hernandez

“Providing me with the help that a GLI scholarship recipient receives makes it possible for me to achieve great things and one day make a difference with my knowledge of history.”

  • Class of 2025

Harumi Kameda

“The GLI scholarship gives me a sense of belonging and a sense of reassurance that I have access to the future that those before me would dream of.”

  • Class of 2025

About Marist

Marist has been rooted in history since the College opened; in the history-rich Hudson Valley, our students don’t have to look far for evidence of that. With a unique partnership with the FDR Presidential Library and Marist Archives, our students put their hands on important American history and study it.

Located on the banks of the historic Hudson River and at its Florence, Italy campus, Marist College is a comprehensive, independent institution grounded in the liberal arts. Its mission is to “help students develop the intellect, character, and skills required for enlightened, ethical, and productive lives in the global community of the 21st century.”

Marist educates more than 5,000 traditional-age undergraduate students and 1,400 adult and graduate students in 47 undergraduate majors and numerous graduate programs, including fully online MBA, MPA, MS, and MA degrees, and also Doctor of Physical Therapy and Physician Assistant programs.

Marist is also home to numerous Centers of Excellence and is engaged in innovative partnerships and initiatives that set us apart from peer institutions. These include:

  • Center for Civic Engagement and Leadership
  • Center for Social Media
  • Center for Sports Communication
  • Hudson River Valley Institute
  • IDCP: Data Center Education
  • Marist/IBM Joint Study
  • Marist Mindset List
  • Marist Poll
  • Raymond A. Rich Institute for Leadership Development


The scholarship is open to students who are interested in History, have been accepted to Marist College, and enroll as a full-time undergraduate student. Preference will be given to students in the Institute's National Academy of American History and Civics.

How to Apply

Interested applicants can contact Kent Rinehart at with any questions.

For More Information

Visit the Marist website to learn more about the scholarship and the Long Reach Society.

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Summer Pre-College Discount for Affiliate School Students

In partnership with the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History (GLI), Marist is offering any students who attend an Affiliate School a 25% discount to attend our nationally recognized Summer Pre-College. The discount can be applied to any academic program, from Business to Pre-Law. Email Chris Doyle at with any questions or for more information.