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John P. McNulty Program for Leadership in Science and Mathematics

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.

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On the Path to Professorship: Chemistry Major Amanda Lucas ’22 to Pursue Ph.D. at Cornell

Amanda Lucas ’22, chemistry major and McNulty Scholar, will be heading to Cornell University after graduation where she will be working toward her Ph.D. in organic chemistry and teaching in undergraduate labs.

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, Ph.D.

Post-Doctoral Fellow, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

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. I am now an assistant professor in the Department of Materials Science & Engineering at the University of Maryland.

Gianna Valentino, Ph.D.

Gianna Valentino '14, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, University of Maryland