Fellowships Include $5,000 Scholarships to be Applied to Undergraduate and Graduate Tuition

Regis College announces the recipients of competitive Remick Fellow Scholarships that provide financial aid to support undergraduate and graduate students majoring in English or communication who are interested in pursuing a career in journalism or writing. Since its inception three years ago, more than $40,000 has been awarded through the program to eight students.

The four students pursuing courses in communications and marketing this year in the university’s Sloan School of Business and Communication include Cinthia Arias ‘23, Tyler Feaster G’24, Patricia Fernandez-Diaz ‘24 and Antonia Ondris ’22 G’24.

“The Regis community again expresses its gratitude to the Carole Remick ‘54 Charitable Foundation for its steadfast commitment to supporting our students in their pursuit of a degree in communications,” said Associate Professor of Communication and Carole Remick Endowed Director, Colleen C. Malachowski, PhD “The enduring legacy of Carole Remick is represented in the Remick Fellows who each possess a unique and unwavering passion for serving the common good. Through this scholarship opportunity, Regis students are provided critical financial aid so that they may pursue their passions in communications, marketing or journalism.”

Applicants are required to write a 500-word essay reflecting on how their academic goals align with the overall mission of the Carole Remick Foundation. Applications were then reviewed by faculty in the university’s Sloan School of Business and Communication who evaluate students based on their academic potential, interest in writing, and financial need. Students selected for the program are required to meet each month with Dr. Colleen Malachowski, the Carole Remick Endowed Chair, where they discuss the portfolio of their work each semester.

Feaster’s decision to apply to be a fellow was inspired by a shared belief in Carol Remick’s values of providing educational opportunities for students pursuing degrees in journalism, literacy, science, arts and religion. “This fellowship will help support me financially to obtain my degree and the monthly meetings will help prepare me for my career after graduation,” said Feaster. “I discovered that professors at Regis are committed to each students’ success during and after their time at the university.”

Arias is pursuing a marketing and communications degree at Regis’ satellite campus, Regis North. A marketing intern with Connor’s Kindness Project, and first-generation student, Arias sought the fellowship with a strong belief in the Foundation’s mission. “Remick Fellows gives that extra boost of confidence to students who are pursuing creative degrees,” said Arias. “With the help of the Remick Fellowship, I will be able to strive forward in my career and be able to learn more my university at the same time. Learning skills in various programs and gaining an understanding of consumer behavior are hallmarks of my Regis education. Through the compassion of Regis faculty, I appreciate being part of the welcoming community and am driven by their support.”

The Carole Remick ‘54 Charitable Foundation is the result of Remick’s desire to leave a lasting legacy following her passing on October 2011. Since Remick founded it in 1987, the New England High School Journalism Collaborative (NEHSJC), housed at Regis, provides opportunities for high school students to explore and develop an interest in serving the common good through accurate and fair news reporting. The NEHSJC is a week-long summer journalism program at Regis that introduces high school students to the journalism field and gives them the opportunity to work directly with reporters, photographers, and editors from New England newspapers and media organizations. In honor of Remick’s legacy, the foundation established an endowed Chair in her name to inaugurate a Communication department with a specific focus on Journalism. The Remick Fellowship continues to support that lasting legacy by providing students in need with financial aid to pursue degrees in communications and journalism.