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Kathleen Simione Women in Business Scholarship

Scholarship | $2,000 | Quinnipiac University

Each year, the M&T Bank Center for Women and Business awards one scholarship to women pursuing a business undergraduate or graduate degree at Quinnipiac.

About the Scholarship

The Kathleen Simione Women in Business Scholarship program helps women pursue undergraduate and graduate degrees in business that will further help to develop skills that are focused on enhancing characteristics associated with forward thinking leadership, conscious communication skills, authentic, ethical and honest self-reflection.

How to Apply


Women pursuing a business degree program at Quinnipiac University who demonstrate outstanding potential in the field are eligible.

Applicants must:

  • Be enrolled full-time or part-time in at least the second year of an undergraduate degree program through the final year of a master's degree program at the time the application is submitted.

  • Be in school at the time the scholarship funds are disbursed and must not graduate before December 2024.

  • Have a minimum 3.0 GPA (on a 4.0 scale).

  • Identify as a woman.

  • Demonstrate financial need (must have completed a FAFSA).

Previous Kathleen Simione Women in Business Scholarship recipients may not apply to renew the scholarship for a second year.


To apply, please submit your application online by Friday, March 8, 2024 at 5 p.m. Late submissions will not be considered.

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Support the Scholarship

The Kathleen Simione Women in Business Scholarship is made possible through investment income generated by the M&T Bank Center for Women & Business endowment and by generous contributions from friends, family, community members, faculty, staff, students and alumni.

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About Professor Kathleen Simione

Associate Professor Emerita
Director Emeritus of M&T Bank Center for Women and Business

Professor Kathleen Simione is a champion for gender equality and inclusive excellence. Kathleen Simione earned her MBA from Quinnipiac University and a BS in accounting from Bentley University. She holds a registered CPA certificate in Connecticut and is an associate professor of accounting. Her primary teaching area is management accounting. Prior to entering academia, she worked in both public and private accounting. Her research has examined a variety of accounting and auditing issues, topics in business education, and the role of mentoring in the workplace and in student life. Her work has been published in the Journal of Accounting and Finance Research, Career Development International, the Journal of the Academy of Business Education, the Academy of Accounting and Financial Studies Journal, the Journal of the International Academy for Case Studies, the Business Studies Journal and the Journal of Applied Research in Higher Education. Simione is a Quinnipiac University 2011 Excellence in Teaching Award winner and a 2014 James Marshall Service award winner. She is a co-founder and was the director of the Center for Women & Business at Quinnipiac and is now the director emerita for the newly renamed M&T Bank Center for Women & Business.

About the M&T Bank Center for Women and Business

The M&T Bank Center for Women and Business is dedicated to bringing together a community of women and their allies who are focused on achieving their professional goals and sharing their wisdom and experiences with each other through skill-building workshops, motivational events and networking opportunities.

M&T Bank Center for Women and Business