McNulty Scholar in chemistry lab

John P. McNulty Scholars Progam

Designed for highly qualified young women who are pursuing a degree in one of the natural sciences, mathematics or computer science at Saint Joseph’s University, this challenging program provides full- and partial-tuition scholarships and a supportive environment to help bright young women become leaders who reach the highest echelons of the STEM professions.


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2021 McNulty Summer Scholar student in the lab in front of a microscope.

Apply to the Program

McNulty Scholars receive two different levels of scholarship funding: a 4-year, full-tuition scholarship or a 4-year, partial-tuition scholarship, provided they:

  • Remain a full-time student at Saint Joseph’s University
  • Continue in an academic major supported by the McNulty Program (one of the natural sciences, mathematics or computer science)
  • Maintain a 3.2 GPA for each year of enrollment
  • Submit a reapplication to the Program yearly

All McNulty Scholars will benefit from ongoing faculty mentoring, research and internships opportunities, and professional and leadership development.

Alumni Spotlight

Rachel Troxell in the lab

I remain grateful to the faculty in the Chemistry Department at SJU and to the McNulty Program for equipping me with the knowledge and leadership skills to confidently enter my profession.

Rachel Troxell

Rachel Troxell '16

D.P.T, University of Pittsburgh Staff Physical Therapist


The McNulty Scholars program gave me an amazing opportunity to work closely with Dr. Bhatt researching a pathogenic bacterium that sickens extremely vulnerable human beings. I wouldn't have had the same experience elsewhere. Coming to Saint Joseph's was the best choice I've made so far.

Marisa Egan '18

Marisa Egan '18

Pursuing Ph.D., Cellular & Molecular Biology, University of Pennsylvania

gianna valentino

I received my B.S. in physics with a minor in mathematics from Saint Joseph's in 2014. Thereafter, I attended Johns Hopkins University and completed my Ph.D. in mechanical engineering. In June 2020, I joined the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) as a postdoctoral fellow in the Research and Exploratory Development Department. At APL, I'm part of the multifunctional materials and nanostructures group working on alloy design and development for high-temperature structural materials.

Gianna Valentino, Ph.D.

Gianna Valentino '14

Postdoctoral Fellow, Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory