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Hary Award

The Dr. Nicoletta Hary Award provides a $600 scholarship to a returning full or part-time sophomore or junior student with a major or minor in teacher education. Award criteria include financial need, a good academic record, and personal characteristics reflecting the Marianist tradition.

For further information, please contact the Hary Committee Chair at

The Dr. Nicoletta Hary Award* is a scholarship presented to a returning full-time or part-time sophomore or junior with a major or minor in teacher education. In some years, the Libraries present more than one.

The award is named in memory of Nicoletta Mattioli Hary, a University of Dayton librarian for more than 50 years before she retired in 2014. Hary, who died in 2017, was the creator and the first curator of the U.S. Catholic Special Collection and the author of a renowned book about a 20-year collaboration between the Vatican Library and the Carnegie Foundation for International Peace. Fluent in five languages, she had a doctorate in German from the University of Naples; a diploma in library science from the Vatican Library School; and a second doctorate from Indiana University.

*This award was previously known as the Klick Award.

Students with a major or minor in teacher education, both full and part-time, who are current sophomores or juniors, (i.e., those who will be juniors or seniors in the fall), are eligible for this award.

Criteria used for award selection include financial need, a good academic record, a strong faculty recommendation, and personal characteristics which reflect the Marianist tradition. Applicants must write a brief essay of no more than 750 words. Past winners addressed each criterion clearly in their essay.

Applications are typically accepted January through February.

Applicants are required to secure a recommendation from a faculty member, who must email their letter of recommendation to the committee chair at The applicant's personal statement and faculty letters of recommendation should address the award criteria as stated above.