Jim J. and Frances M. Maguire

Maguire Scholars Program at GMercyU

Since 2000, the Maguire Foundation has been providing grant and scholarship aid to motivated students who otherwise wouldn’t be able to afford the quality of education needed to attain their career goals.

Learn More:

About the Maguire Foundation

A Foundation for Your Success

Being a Maguire Scholar is about so much more than just scholarship money. You’ll join a growing national network of scholars, at 28 different colleges and universities, who are dedicated to achieving personal and professional success. Rooted in the belief that we are men and women for others, Maguire Scholars are focused on making a difference – in their lives and in the lives of others.

Join the Maguire Scholars Network

Incoming freshmen who are named Maguire Scholars are eligible to receive a $5,000 to $10,000 annual scholarship for each of your four years as an undergraduate student at GMercyU, provided you maintain an acceptable GPA and participate in extracurricular or community volunteer activities. Students in the Maguire Scholars Program who transfer to GMercyU from a participating community college are eligible to maintain their scholarship for up to three years.


Maguire Scholar applicants must have:

  • Earned a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Demonstrated financial need
  • Been an active participant in his or her school through extra-curricular activities or community service

Apply to be Named a Maguire Scholar

If you have any questions or would like some more information, contact Admissions at 215-641-5510 or email admissions@gmercyu.edu.

The Maguire Foundation

Founded in 2000 by James J. and Frances M. Maguire, the Maguire Foundation is committed to improving the quality of life for people through investment in education, arts and humanities, and hunger and homelessness.

Through its educational arm, the Maguire Scholars Program, the Foundation provides scholarships to help highly motivated students attend institutions that would otherwise be a financial burden. The Foundation partners with select elementary schools, high schools, and colleges and universities to provide the scholarship assistance, coupled with academic advising and community service.

Mrs. Maguire earned a medical secretary degree from GMercyU in 1955. Later, she returned to GMercyU to study nursing. In 2009, Mr. and Mrs. Maguire gave the University a generous gift to name to the Frances M. Maguire School of Nursing and Health Professions. Health care has always played an important role in Mrs. Maguire’s life: her father was a prominent surgeon and her mother was a nurse.