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The Pat Mongiello scholarship was established in 2001 as a tribute in loving memory of Mrs. Mongiello, co-founder of Joshua’s Place.

In keeping with Pat’s commitment to holistic well-being and community mindedness, Joshua’s Place offers a scholarship to local residents to promote both these goals which Pat clearly had in mind when she and Sister Catherine Bennett created Joshua’s Place.


Pat was a great believer in education. This award was created to provide financial support for education endeavors and personal growth and learning opportunities for persons in financial need who reflect a commitment to spirituality, human service and or social welfare to keep her memory and dream alive.

You can help and support this project as well by either becoming a donor (tax-exempt), or passing this information on to someone who reflects these qualifications.


Applicants for a Pat Mongiello scholarship award must be permanent, full time residents of either the Town of Southampton or the Town of East Hampton and be at least sixteen (16) years of age. Scholarship grants will be awarded without regards to race, color, gender, ethnicity or religion.

There are a maximum number of ten scholarships, valued at no more than $750.00 per scholarship available each year. Each scholarship is for one semester only of the academic year and a person may receive no more than two scholarship awards from the fund. A person who had received a scholarship may apply for a second award by submitting the required materials to the scholarship committee.

Verification of enrollment from the school, institution or organization where the recipient is enrolled is required to receive scholarship funds. Scholarship funds will only be paid directly to the school, institution or organization where the recipient is enrolled. Scholarship funds will not be paid directly to recipients. A scholarship award may be withdrawn or revoked if a recipient does not maintain good standing in the enrolled program.

In order to be eligible to receive an initial scholarship award an applicant must submit the following:

  • A 200 – 500 word essay entitled “Who I Am and My Goals” which explains the applicants intentions and need for financial assistance and how the applicant has demonstrated an interest in the areas of spirituality human service and or social welfare.
  • Two (2) letters of recommendation from persons or organizations familiar with the applicant.
  • Proof of residency (ex: drivers license, lease)
  • Verification of enrollment from the school, institution or organization (ex: letter of admissions, tuition receipt, student I.D. etc)

A person who has received a scholarship award may apply for a second award by submitting a written request to the scholarship committee, which indicates the applicants proposed use of a scholarship, and confirms the applicant’s effective use of the prior scholarship award.

All recommendations of the scholarship committee are subject to the review and approval of the Board of Directors of Joshua’s Place.

The sitting director and president of the board will be solely responsible for the disbursement of scholarship monies by their authorized signature.

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.....Mother Teresa
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