Sophomore year of college my Dad was diagnosed with a brain tumor and he passed away a year later. Obviously, my family’s financial situation changed significantly. The Healy Foundation not only supplied financial support that enabled me to finish college but also developed a personal relationship with me that continues today. Aiding me in my career exploration and introducing me to contacts to which I would have never had access, the Healy Foundation has had an immense impact on my life.”
- Matt Alfano, Healy Scholar ‘14

In Memoriam
James P. Healy


It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of the patriarch of the Healy family and one of our inspirations for the establishment of this Foundation.

On June 4, Jim Healy, the father to some of us and a friend to others, passed away peacefully at home embraced by the love of his family after a ferocious battle with cancer.

Jim left all of us firmly grounded with his quiet but invaluable lessons that he gave to us just by his being himself: the honor of hard work, the value of common sense, the importance of generosity, and the necessity of a sense of humor. The gift from him that the family holds most dear is the priceless gift of his absolute love.

We will honor him every day.

Our Mission

Any student encountering unexpected hardship (such as parental unemployment or a family member diagnosed with severe illness) must not only deal with this adversity but also continue advancing their own life and achievements. It's an unenviable position for any person, but unfortunately, low-income students face the burden of navigating additional complexities due to financial constraints. High-performing, low-income students who encounter unexpected financial hardship risk disrupting their academic progress and obscuring their pathway to financial security. 

Since our founding in the Winter of 2010, we have raised over $100,000 from our generous donors to support these deserving students.

Who We Serve

Rising or current college Junior or Senior students at an accredited four-year university or college

GPA above 3.0

Existing financial need combined with unexpected hardship

United States citizenship

Applications will be posted in January 2020 for the 2020-2021 academic year. For more information, email

 The Healy Foundation is wholly funded by your generosity. 100% of your donations are used for scholarship funds as the Healy Foundation's Board of Directors cover the administrative expenses of the organization.