Scholarship Benefits Franciscan Institute

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ALLEGANY, N.Y . – A scholarship to strengthen St. Bonaventure’s Franciscan Institute’s teaching program and financially aid students enrolled in the School of Franciscan Studies was announced last month at the third annual Ignatius Brady, OFM, Memorial Endowment Lecture.

The John Duns Scotus Endowed Scholarship, which has been established by Dr. John P. Martin and his wife, Ann Marie, will be available to students for the 2007-2008 academic year, the 60th anniversary of Dr. Martin’s graduation from St. Bonaventure.

2008 marks the 700th anniversary of the death of Duns Scotus, a renowned Franciscan scholar.

Dr. Martin received the John Duns Scotus Medal for Excellence in Philosophy at his graduation ceremony from St. Bonaventure in 1947. The former residents of Wilkes-Barre, Pa., had a life-long interest in Catholic higher education.

Dr. Martin lives in Manchester, N.J., and Stuart, Fla. His wife died in August.