Major Gift From Finns Pushes NU Nursing Scholarship Over $1 Million
E. John and Jeanne C. Finn have made an $875,000 gift to support the Jerome Patrick and Alice Conley Corcoran Scholarship at Niagara University.
Their most recent gift brings the endowed scholarship fund over $1 million.
The scholarship is offered to students from Central and Western New York who demonstrate financial need and plan to study in Niagara University’s esteemed School of Nursing. It was established by the Finns in 1997 in memory of Jeanne Finn’s parents. More than 50 students have received the scholarship since its inception.
Jeanne Finn was inspired by her mother, Alice Conley Corcoran, a gifted caregiver, who instilled in her an appreciation for the nursing profession and, hence, the creation and support of the scholarship at Niagara University.
“We are extremely appreciative of Jack and Jeanne Finn’s continued support of Niagara University, which serves as an enduring tribute to Jeanne’s parents and a powerful testament to the excellence of our nursing programs,” said the Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., president of Niagara University. “Thanks to the generosity of the Finns, more students will have an opportunity to be connected with the Vincentian spirit and our acclaimed School of Nursing, thus inspiring them to be lifelong caregivers of people in need, especially to those in our nearby communities.”