2010-2011 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    Jul 02, 2022  
2010-2011 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Scholarships


Scholarships

Financial Aid Office
Miller Building, Room 205
(607) 753-4717
Fax: (607) 753-5990
www2.cortland.edu/offices/finadv/scholarships/scholarships.dot

SUNY Cortland offers a wide range of scholarships that are funded by the Cortland College Foundation, the SUNY Cortland Alumni Association or other groups. These awards are made possible by the generous donations of alumni, philanthropic groups, corporations, faculty, staff, emeriti and other friends of the College and are administered through the Financial Aid Office.

Scholarships are awarded based upon academic merit or financial need, or a combination of both. Each program has its own criteria. Scholarships based on demonstrated financial need require that the FAFSA be submitted as well, www.fafsa.ed.gov. Some scholarships are available only to new freshmen, others to continuing or transfer students.

Unless stated otherwise, scholarship recipients must comply with the standards of Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) guidelines in the tables above in order to maintain their scholarships. SAP is reviewed after each semester. Loss of federal aid eligibility also will result in loss of scholarship. Students who lose eligibility should follow the same appeal procedures as outlined for Federal Student Aid in the table above.

It is important to understand that scholarships are both an academic honor and a funding vehicle. The financial aspects of scholarships are governed by rules and regulations and are administered by the Financial Aid Office.

Students may not receive total annual financial aid — federal, state, private, institutional grants, scholarships, loans, etc. — in excess of SUNY Cortland’s budgeted cost of attendance. Sometimes it may be necessary to reduce loan eligibility, and in rare cases SUNY Cortland scholarship award amounts, in order to stay in compliance with this federal regulation. If a scholarship is received from any source other than SUNY Cortland, the Financial Aid Office should be contacted to see how it may affect the overall financial aid package.

The following list is complete as of publication of this catalog, but new awards are added frequently. The most up-to-date information on available scholarships, as well as applications, may be found on the SUNY Cortland website at www.cortland.edu/finadv/scholarshipchart.html.

Louise Margaret Abernethy Scholarship in Education   
Award: One-time award up to $1,000
Donor: Established by the estate of former Professor of Education Louise Margaret Abernethy, who really loved her students and loved teaching at SUNY Cortland.
Eligibility Criteria: Presented to a junior or senior who is seeking a degree in education with a grade point average of at least 2.7, who is a resident of Cortland County and has demonstrated superior performance in student teaching placements.

African American Gospel Music Award
Award: One-time, merit-based award up to $500.
Donor: Established through the generosity of many alumni, faculty, donors and friends who want to support gospel music. A multitude of donors have given to establish and help maintain this award.
Eligibility Criteria:
Awarded to incoming freshman students demonstrating strength in piano/keyboard, percussion, bass guitar/lead guitar, vocal and student directorship. Interested students need to submit an audition tape to the Admissions Office.

Alpha Delta Junior Award
Award: One-time, merit-based award up to $1,000.
Donor: Established by the Sisters of the Alpha Delta Sorority.
Eligibility Criteria:
Presented to outstanding students who are in the top 10 percent of the junior class. Other considerations include leadership, professional promise and contributions to the community.

Alpha Kappa Phi/Agonian/Sigma Sigma Sigma/Sigma Rho Sigma Scholarship
Award: One-time, merit/need-based award up to $4,000.
Donor: Established by the Sisters of the Alpha Kappa Phi Sorority.
Eligibility Criteria:
Created by former Alpha Kappa Phi Sorority sisters, this scholarship is available to seniors with a minimum 3.0 grade point average who are involved in campus life and demonstrate financial need.

Alpha Sigma Alpha Scholarship
Award: One-time, need-based award up to $1,000.
Donor: Established by the Sisters of the Alpha Sigma Alpha Sorority.
Eligibility Criteria:
Presented to students with a grade point average of at least 2.5 and demonstrated financial need. Must be a sophomore or junior when applying. Participation in campus activities is taken into consideration.

Anderson Family Scholarship
Award: One-time, merit/need-based award up to $500.
Donor: The Anderson Family Scholarship was created by Elizabeth “Beth” Anderson who graduated from Cortland in 1979 with a degree in art.
Eligibility Criteria: Awarded to students seeking an undergraduate degree in studio art or education and who have demonstrated financial need.

Arethusa Scholarship
Award: One-time, merit/need-based award up to $1,000.
Donor: Established by the Sisters of the Arethusa Sorority.
Eligibility Criteria:
Awarded to a full-time sophomore, junior, senior, or graduate student having a 2.5 grade point average or better and demonstrated financial need. Leadership and involvement in campus life are taken into consideration.

Assistant Coach Scholarship
Award: Merit-based award of tuition support for up to four three-credit-hour courses, or equivalent, per year.
Eligibility Criteria: Interested students must be SUNY Cortland students in one of the following categories:

  • Matriculated or non-matriculated graduate student or matriculated or non-matriculated undergraduate student with plans to enroll in a graduate program within one-and-a-half years
  • An assistant coach with responsibilities consistent with Level 5 or above

Recipient may not participate as an athlete in intercollegiate athletics.

Marian Natoli Atkinson ’54 Alumni Scholarship
Award: One-time, merit-based award up to $500.
Donor: Established by Marian Natoli Atkinson ’54 to benefit an entering freshman or transfer student with strong academic credentials and demonstrated involvement in community activities and service.
Eligibility Criteria: Admitted freshman student who has the highest academic credentials of all applicants who receives a letter of recommendation for admission by a SUNY Cortland graduate. Recipients of other SUNY Cortland scholarships are not eligible.

Dr. Carol Baily Baird ’62 Scholarship for Science Educators
Award: Renewable merit/need-based award up to $1,000.
Donor: Established by Dr. Carol Bailey Baird ’62, the developer of Cal Alive, a project of the California Institute of Biodiversity, to support students with demonstrated financial need who are attending SUNY Cortland to become science educators.
Eligibility Criteria: Awarded to an incoming freshman majoring in a science field. Continued funding is based on student maintaining a 2.7 grade point average beginning with the end of the first year and monitored annually. Candidates must fill out a FAFSA. Check on availability.

Richard M. Ball 56 and Grace Sparkes Ball 57 Scholarship
Award: Merit/need-based award up to $1,000. May be renewable. Available starting in 2012.
Donor: Established by Richard M. Ball ’56 and Grace Sparkes Ball ’57.
Eligibility Criteria: Awarded to a student with demonstrated financial need and high academic achievement.

Barry L. Batzing Scholarship
Award: One-time, merit-based award of up to $1,000.
Donor: Established by J.J. Walsh ’78 to honor Barry L. Batzing's long and outstanding service to SUNY Cortland.
Eligibility Criteria: This scholarship is awarded to a student who has completed a microbiology course at SUNY Cortland with a grade of B, or higher, is enrolled in a major under the Health Department or Biological Sciences Department, and has a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0. Recipients will have a strong sense of personal responsibility, a sincere interest in science, must demonstrate enthusiasm for their studies and have a good sense of humor.

Ronald E. 53 and Lorna Graham Becraft 65 Scholarship
Award: Need-based award up to $1,000. May be renewable.
Donor: Established by Ronald E. Becraft ’53 to support students with demonstrated financial need.
Eligibility Criteria: Awarded to a qualified student with demonstrated financial need.

Jim and Jane Benham Chemistry Scholarship
Award: Renewable, merit/need-based award of $1,000 unless otherwise specified in award letter.
Donor: Created by James Benham ’67 and Jane Sheehy Benham ’68 to benefit promising students majoring in chemistry who require financial aid.
Eligibility Criteria: Awarded to an admitted freshman with demonstrated financial need, pursuing a chemistry major. Continued funding is based on student maintaining a 3.0 grade point average beginning with the end of the first year and monitored annually. Check on availability.

Harriet Bentley Memorial Award
Award: One-time, merit-based award up to $600.
Donor: Established in 1984 by the sisters of the Nu Sigma Chi Sorority Class of 1959 in honor of their longtime house mother, Harriet Bentley, who died in 1981 at the age of 96. Mother Bentley, as she was affectionately known, was the housemother of Nu Sigma Chi from 1945 until her retirement in 1968. To celebrate its 25th Reunion, the Nu Sigma Chi Class of 1959 established the scholarship as a gift to the College.
Eligibility Criteria: Must be a junior student who is either a member of Nu Sigma Chi sorority, a relative of a former member of the sorority or related to an alumnus/alumna of SUNY Cortland.

Ruth Hart Blanchard 23 Scholarship
Award: One merit/need-based award up to $1,000 to a freshman for four years.
Donor: The creator of this scholarship, Ruth Hart Blanchard, was a graduate of the Class of 1923 and president of her class. The Class of 1923 was the first class to attend Commencement exercises in Old Main, which was completed in the spring of that year.
Eligibility Criteria: Admitted freshman majoring in early childhood education who has demonstrated high academic achievement and financial need.

Joan Steiner Blank ’73 Scholarship
Award: Renewable, merit/need-based award up to $1,000.
Donor: Established by Joan Steiner Blank ’73 and her husband Charles Blank.
Eligibility Criteria: Awarded to students with high academic achievement, 3.0 or better grade point average, and demonstrated financial need.

BorgWarner Morse TEC Scholarship for Community Service Volunteers
Award: Merit-based award up to $1,000. May be renewable.
Donor: Established by BorgWarner Morse TEC to benefit deserving student volunteers who have helped advance a community service organization’s philanthropic mission.
Eligibility Criteria: Awarded to students who have volunteered at local community service organizations with preference for family members of BorgWarner Morse TEC employees. Students must have good social standing and a minimum 3.0 grade point average.

Ralph Adams Brown and Marian R. Brown Scholarship
Award: Renewable, merit-based award of $1,000 unless otherwise specified in award letter.
Donor: Established by bequest of Marian R. Brown in memory of SUNY Cortland’s first Distinguished Teaching Professor, Professor of American History Ralph A. Brown. An award-winning historian of national repute and a mentor to thousands of students, Brown (1908-1986) dramatically influenced contemporary scholarship in the fields of history and social studies during his 28 years on the Cortland faculty.
Eligibility Criteria: Awarded to an admitted freshman or transfer student who has presented outstanding academic credentials.

Van Akin Burd Prize
Award: One-time, merit-based award up to $750.
Donor: Established by an anonymous donor to honor the outstanding attributes of SUNY Cortland Distinguished Professor Emeritus of English Van Akin Burd. The creation of this endowment offers an opportunity for former students and colleagues to recognize his contributions to the creation of the English major and the liberal arts program at SUNY Cortland.
Eligibility Criteria: Awarded to an outstanding sophomore or junior English major.

Van Akin Burd Scholarship in English
Award: Merit/need-based award of $1,000. May be renewable.
Donor:
Established through a gift by SUNY Cortland Distinguished Professor Emeritus of English Van Akin Burd.
Eligibility Criteria:
Awarded to students with demonstrated financial need, with preference for students majoring in English who are juniors or seniors, or graduate students in English.

Frank A. Burdick Scholarship in History/Social Studies
Award: Renewable, merit/need-based award of $1,000 unless otherwise specified in award letter.
Donor: Established by Margaret Palmer Young ‘85 and Charles H. Young ’86 to benefit promising local Cortland County students at SUNY Cortland who are majoring in social studies or history and require financial aid. The fund is also intended to recognize in perpetuity the teaching career of SUNY Cortland Professor Emeritus of History Frank A. Burdick.
Eligibility Criteria: Awarded to an admitted freshman with demonstrated financial need, majoring in history or social studies who is a resident of Cortland County. Continued funding is based on the student maintaining a 2.7 grade point average beginning with the end of the first year and monitored annually. Check on availability.

Jean K. and Dr. William P. Cadwallader Chemistry and Physics Teachers Scholarship
Award: One-time need-based award up to $2,500.
Donor: Established by Mrs. Jean K. and Dr. William P. Cadwallader.
Eligibility Criteria: Awarded to a continuing college student, this scholarship was developed to encourage talented college students to enter teaching careers in high school chemistry and physics so that they may inspire a new generation of high school students to become scientists.

Marjorie Dey Carter 50 Scholarship in Urban Education
Award: Merit-based award up to $500.
Donor: Established by Marjorie Dey Carter ’50 to benefit students majoring in teacher education who are enrolled in Cortland’s Urban Recruitment of Educators (C.U.R.E.) Program. The fund is also intended to recognize in perpetuity the career of Marjorie Dey Carter, who graduated from Cortland in 1950. Carter, who in 1977 received the SUNY Cortland Alumni Association Distinguished Alumnus recognition, was the first African-American to teach in the city of Syracuse school system. She served the Syracuse school system for 40 years.
Eligibility Criteria: Awarded to a participant in Cortland’s Urban Recruitment of Educators (C.U.R.E.) Program who meets the academic and extracurricular requirements.

James M. Casey 50 Scholarship
Award: One-time, merit/need-based award up to $800.
Donor: Established by Patrick R. Brereton to benefit an undergraduate student who best demonstrates leadership, commitment to the residence hall programs, concern for the welfare of others and financial need. The scholarship is created in memory of James Casey (1927-1981), who was the first director of student housing at SUNY Cortland.
Eligibility Criteria: Available to a sophomore, junior or senior with a 3.0 grade point average or better who has been a residence hall staff member or hall council president for at least one semester and demonstrated financial need.

Thomas and Marion Cashady 28 Scholarship
Award: Merit-based award up to $700, renewable.
Eligibility Criteria: Awarded to the most academically qualified freshman applicant from Seneca County.

Francis J. Cheney Scholarship
Award: Annual, merit/need-based award up to $1,000 is available to a freshman for up to four years.
Donor: Established by Louise M. Conley to benefit undergraduate students who study at SUNY Cortland to become teachers. A related goal is to recognize in perpetuity the educational administration accomplishments and values of academic excellence promoted by Francis J. Cheney, distinguished second principal of the Cortland Normal School.
Eligibility Criteria: Admitted freshman majoring in an area of education who demonstrates the highest academic achievement and most financial need.

Yuki Chin Memorial Scholarship
Award: Amount of this merit-based award is determined by the International Programs Office.
Donor: Established by Wah Chip Chin to provide financial assistance for graduate students from the Capital Normal University to attend SUNY Cortland.
Eligibility Criteria:
The main purpose of this scholarship is to provide financial assistance for graduate students from the Capital Normal University to attend SUNY Cortland. The scholarship may also be used to benefit the following student types listed in priority order:

  1. Chinese graduate students attending SUNY Cortland from other Mainland China universities
  2. Graduate students attending SUNY Cortland from universities in other Asian countries
  3. American undergraduates (juniors and seniors) or graduate students enrolled at SUNY Cortland who choose to study in the following order of priority at:
    1. Capital Normal University in Beijing
    2. Other Mainland China universities
    3. Other Asian universities.

Robert E. Clark and Marilyn M. Clark ’51 Scholarship
Award: One-time, merit/need-based award up to $1,000.
Donor: Established by Marilyn M. Clark ’51.
Eligibility Criteria: Awarded annually to a junior or senior student planning to become a teacher in the elementary education or physical education field. Eligible students are those majoring in childhood and/or early childhood education or physical education with demonstrated financial need and a minimum overall grade point average of 2.5.

Class of 1953 Scholarship
Award: One-time, merit-based award up to $1,000.
Donor: Established through the generosity of the Class of 1953, through their representative Gerald P. Theisen ’53, to provide scholarship assistance to deserving student candidates.
Eligibility Criteria: Available to a senior with a 3.0 grade point average or better and demonstrated leadership on or off campus.

Class of 1967 Scholarship
Award: Merit/need-based award up to $1,000. May be renewable.
Donor: Established through the generosity of members of the Class of 1967.
Eligibility Criteria: Awarded to qualified students with demonstrated financial need.

Class of 1985 Scholarship
Award: One-time, merit/need-based award up to $750.
Donor: Established through the generosity of the members of the Class of 1985.
Eligibility Criteria: Available to a senior with a 2.7 grade point average or better and demonstrated financial need. Contributions made to the campus community are taken into consideration as well.

Community Scholarship for Student Volunteers and Interns
Award: One-time, merit/need-based award up to $1,000.
Donor: Established by SUNY Cortland Professor Emerita of Physical Education LaRetha Leyman.
Eligibility Criteria: *Open to all majors. Must have completed a minimum of 12 credit hours at SUNY Cortland. Minimum 2.5 grade point average required when applying.
*Preference given to students who are working or volunteering at the Cortland YWCA, physical education majors and females.

Cortland County Home Bureau Award
Award: One-time, merit-based award up to $500.
Donor: Established in 1981 by a grant from the then-active Cortland County Chapter of the Home Bureau Federation to support students who are studying speech pathology and audiology.
Eligibility Criteria: Available to a sophomore or junior majoring in speech pathology and audiology with a 2.5 grade point average or better and demonstrated financial need.

Cortland’s Urban Recruitment of Educators (C.U.R.E.) Scholarships
Award: Varies. Merit/need-based award helps to defray college costs above and beyond state and federal aid the student receives. Recipients are required to file a FAFSA. PELL and TAP awards are figured into the equation of the award amount which may fund recipients’ costs for in-state tuition, books, room and board. May be renewable.
Donor: Funded by many donors who give to the unrestricted Cortland Fund.
Eligibility Criteria: Awarded to incoming students majoring in areas of education who demonstrate high academic achievement. First Priority is given to individuals from groups who have been historically underrepresented or underserved in the teaching profession and who demonstrate a commitment to teach in high-need urban schools. For the purposes of C.U.R.E., these groups include, but are not limited to, African American, Hispanic, Native American or Alaskan Native individuals or individuals from an economically disadvantaged background. Second Priority is given to any other individuals from groups not historically underrepresented in the teaching profession who demonstrate a commitment to teach in high-need urban schools.
Availability: Contingent upon annual availability of funds. Number given varies.

Kenneth and Beatrice Cramer Scholarship
Award: One-time, merit-based award up to $1,500.
Eligibility Criteria: Awarded to the top female freshman applicant from Gloversville High School (N.Y.).

Jay Cummings Program Fund for Field Biology
Award: One-time, merit/need-based award up to $500.
Donor: Established through many gifts from SUNY Cortland alumni, emeriti, faculty, staff and friends in recognition of Jay Cummings’ many years of outstanding service as Assistant Director of SUNY Cortland’s Outdoor Education Center at Raquette Lake.
Eligibility Criteria: This program fund will be used by the professor in charge of the field biology courses taught at Raquette Lake to accomplish any of the following activities: stipends to fund program fees for students enrolled in the SUNY Cortland field biology courses, currently Biology 310 and 510, with demonstrated financial need and a preference for students who apply with a high grade point average in biology course work.

Margaret A. Curry 52 Scholarship
Award: Need-based award up to $1,000. May be renewable.
Donor: This scholarship was established by Margaret A. Curry ’52.
Eligibility Criteria: The scholarship shall be awarded to students with demonstrated financial need, with preference for students who are majoring in physical education or sport management.

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Nellie Davidson 1908 Scholarship
Award: One-time, merit/need-based award up to $2,500.
Donor: This scholarship was established in memory of Nellie Davidson, a 1908 graduate of the Cortland Normal School. Davidson was a native of nearby McLean. During a lifelong career in nursing, she traveled to many different parts of the United States, but because of her affection for Central New York, she returned each year for extended visits. Upon her death in 1963, she bequeathed a sizable gift to the College to benefit needy students who have grown up in the area she so loved.
Eligibility Criteria: Presented to sophomores or juniors who are involved in campus activities and have demonstrated financial need. Preference given to students from Central New York.

DeGroat Scholarship
Award: One-time, merit-based award up to $1,500.
Donor: Established in memory of President Emeritus Harry Dewitt DeGroat by his friends and family. DeGroat was President of SUNY Cortland from 1912-1943.
Eligibility Criteria:
Awarded to an admitted transfer student presenting a superior academic record over a minimum of four full-time semesters completed at the time of transfer (three semesters at the time of application).

Dorothea Deitz Memorial Scholarship
Award: One-time, merit/need-based award up to $1,000.
Donor: Established by representatives of the Dorothea Deitz Memorial Scholarship Fund, Inc., to provide financial assistance for the first year of college to selected women students from New York state high schools planning to major in physical education/teacher certification at SUNY Cortland. Dorothea Deitz, assistant director of physical education in Schenectady, N.Y., died on Dec. 9, 1958. A person of great vitality, her life was one of devoted service to her students, her colleagues and the profession. A charter member of the Association of Women in Physical Education in New York state (AWPENYS), and one of its first presidents, she gave generously of her time and energy in providing direction for the association. This scholarship has been established as a living memorial to Dorothea Deitz, and it also serves to focus attention on the recruitment of capable young women into the physical education teaching profession.
Eligibility Criteria: Awarded to entering full-time students with demonstrated financial need who are female graduates of a New York state high school, have a minimum high school grade point average of 3.0 or equivalent, and are enrolled in the SUNY Cortland physical education/teacher certification program. Preference is given to students who show evidence of physical education competence, participation in athletics, leadership and community service.

Gerald N. DiGiusto Scholarship
Award: One-time, merit-based award up to $1,000.
Eligibility Criteria: Awarded to an entering freshman art major and an outstanding junior studio art major.

Dominion Scholarship
Award: Merit-based award up to $5,000.
Donor: Established by Dominion Resources to help undergraduate geology majors pursue research and careers in the environmental geosciences.
Eligibility Criteria: Awarded to academically outstanding sophomore, junior or senior geology majors who are interested in or are doing research projects in the environmental geosciences.

The Jean M. Dunlavey 64 Scholarship for Urban Teachers
Award: Merit/need-based award up to $1,000. May be renewable.
Donor: This scholarship was established by Jean M. Dunlavey ’64.
Eligibility Criteria: The scholarship shall be awarded to a student demonstrating academic promise and financial need, who intends to pursue a career teaching in urban schools. Preference will be given to graduate students pursuing a master’s degree and career change from another field, but should no acceptable candidates be eligible, undergraduate students may be awarded the scholarship.

Early Childhood Education Scholarship for Students from Long Island
Award: Merit/need-based award up to $1,000. May be renewable. Available starting in 2011.
Donor: This scholarship was established by Linda Pons ’62 to help students from Long Island, who plan to become elementary school teachers, benefit from an education at SUNY Cortland.
Eligibility Criteria: Awarded to qualified students with demonstrated financial need, with preference for students who attended high school on Long Island and who are majoring or plan to major in childhood or early childhood education.

P. F. Eisenhardt 67 Science Scholarship
Award: Merit/need-based award up to $1,000. May be renewable.
Donor: Established through gifts from Peter F. Eisenhardt ’67 and Susan Fish for the purpose of aiding promising Cortland students who are planning to become science teachers.
Eligibility Criteria: Awarded to freshmen and transfer students with demonstrated financial need, with preference for students who are interested in pursuing an adolescence education: chemistry major. Secondary preferences are for chemistry, math or physics majors. Students must maintain a minimum 3.0 grade point average to continue receiving the scholarship.

Peter F. Eisenhardt 67 First Year Learning Community Scholarship
Award: One-time, merit-based award up to $1,000.
Donor: Peter F. Eisenhardt ’67
Eligibility Criteria: Established through gifts from Peter Eisenhardt ’67 for the purpose of recognizing the top two students, based on merit, participating in each of the four learning communities: Earth and Sky, Our Storied Land, Tech First! Planet Earth and World First. The students awarded this scholarship shall have achieved a minimum 3.3 grade point average within the learning community, shall have made consistently positive contributions to the learning community experience and shall have demonstrated integrity, leadership and creativity.

Peter F. Eisenhardt 67 and Susan Fish Arts Scholarship
Award: Merit/need-based award up to $1,000. May be renewable.
Donor: Established through gifts from Peter F. Eisenhardt ’67 and Susan Fish for the purpose of aiding students majoring in the visual or performing arts.
Eligibility Criteria: Awarded to students with demonstrated financial need, with preference for students majoring in studio art, art history, new media design, music, musical theatre or theatre.

Peter F. Eisenhardt 67 and Susan Fish History Scholarship
Award: Merit/need-based award up to $1,000. May be renewable.
Donor: Established through gifts from Peter F. Eisenhardt ’67 and Susan Fish for the purpose of aiding students majoring in history/secondary education.
Eligibility Criteria: Awarded to students with demonstrated financial need, with preference for students majoring in history or adolescence education: social studies and history.

Peter F. Eisenhardt 67 and Susan Fish Mathematics Scholarship
Award: Merit/need-based award up to $1,000. May be renewable.
Donor: Established through gifts from Peter F. Eisenhardt ’67 and Susan Fish for the purpose of aiding students majoring in mathematics or adolescence education: mathematics.
Eligibility Criteria: Awarded to students with demonstrated financial need, with preference for students majoring in mathematics or adolescence education: mathematics.

Peter F. Eisenhardt 67 and Susan Fish Urban Teacher Education Scholarship
Award: Merit/need-based award up to $1,000. May be renewable.
Donor: Established in honor of Rene Da Silva ’07 through gifts from Peter F. Eisenhardt ’67 and Susan Fish for the purpose of aiding students in majors leading to a career as an educator in elementary schools or for grades 7-12. The scholarship shall be awarded to students with demonstrated financial need who are participating in the Cortland Urban Recruitment of Educators (C.U.R.E.) Program.
Eligibility Criteria: Awarded to students with demonstrated financial need, participating in Cortland’s Urban Recruitment of Educators (C.U.R.E.) Program, and in majors leading to a career as an educator in elementary schools or for grades 7-12, with preference for students intending to teach in the New York City school system.

Peter F. Eisenhardt 67 and Susan Fish Physics Scholarship
Award: Merit/need-based award up to $1,000. May be renewable.
Donor: Established through gifts from Peter F. Eisenhardt ’67 and Susan Fish for the purpose of aiding students majoring in physics or adolescence education: physics.
Eligibility Criteria: Awarded to students with demonstrated financial need, with preference for students majoring in physics or adolescence education: physics.

Emergency Medical Physicians Sponsored Scholarship
Award: One-time, merit-based award up to $1,000.
Donor: Emergency Medical Physicians of Cortland County
Eligibility Criteria: Awarded to a full-time junior or senior biology major with a preference given to pre-med students with an interest in emergency medicine.

Emergency Medical Physicians of Cortland County Sponsored Scholarship for Cortland County Students
Award: One-time, merit/need-based award up to $1,000.
Donor: Emergency Medical Physicians of Cortland County
Eligibility Criteria: Awarded to a full-time junior or senior biology major with a preference given to pre-med students with an interest in emergency medicine.

Faculty Senate Memorial Scholarship
Award: One-time, merit-based award up to $1,000.
Donor: Established by the Faculty Senate at SUNY Cortland.
Eligibility Criteria:
Awarded to a full-time student in good academic standing demonstrating interest or ability in student governance and/or other types of leadership responsibilities on campus.

John Fantauzzi 58 Scholarships
Award: Merit-based awards up to $3,400 to continuing students.
Donor: Established by John Fantauzzi ’58.
Eligibility Criteria:
Continuing students who are the children of immigrants to the United States (first-generation American students). Awards are based on academic achievement, leadership and contributions to student life.

James D. Gallagher ’59 and Margaret S. Gallagher ’61 Scholarship
Award: Renewable, need-based award up to $1,000.
Donor: Established by Margaret Sevka Gallagher ’61 and James D. Gallagher ’59
Eligibility Criteria: Awarded to a student from Broome County, N.Y., who has demonstrated financial need and high academic achievement. Preference given to graduates of Johnson City Senior High School or Union Endicott High School. Continued funding is based on student maintaining a 3.0 grade point average and continued financial need.

Joyce A. Gaus 60 Scholarship
Award: Merit/need-based award up to $1,000. May be renewable.
Donor: Established by the family of Joyce Ann Gaus to benefit promising students majoring in recreation, outdoor education, or closely related fields at SUNY Cortland, who require financial aid. The scholarship is also intended to recognize in perpetuity the lifelong environmental interests and teaching career of devoted SUNY Cortland alumna, Joyce Ann Gaus, Class of 1960.
Eligibility Criteria:
Awarded to an entering freshman majoring in the area of recreation, outdoor education, or a closely related field who demonstrates high academic achievement, leadership ability and financial need.

General Alumni Scholarships
Award: One time need-based award up to $700.
Donor: Supported by gifts from SUNY Cortland Alumni.
Eligibility Criteria:
Presented to sophomore or junior students with at least a 2.5 grade point average and demonstrated financial need. Participation in campus activities is taken into consideration.

Charles A. Gibson Scholarship
Award: One-time, merit/need-based award up to $1,150 for study abroad.
Donor: Established by Charles A. Gibson.
Eligibility Criteria: Awarded to students participating in the study abroad program who demonstrate high academic achievement and financial need.

Vincent J. Gonino Memorial Scholarship
Award: Merit/need-based award up to $1,000. May be renewable.
Donor: Established in memory of Vincent J. Gonino.
Eligibility Criteria: Awarded to students with demonstrated financial need and high academic achievement.

Thomas L. Goodale 61 Community Service Scholarship
Award: Merit/need-based award up to $1,000 to an entering freshman or transfer student. May be renewable.
Donor: Established at SUNY Cortland on the occasion of Professor Thomas L. Goodale’s retirement from George Mason University in Virginia. The scholarship was endowed by scores of Goodale’s colleagues from across the country. The Thomas L. Goodale ‘61 Scholarship was created in honor of this great man with the hope of inspiring other Cortland recreation students to follow his model.
Eligibility Criteria: Awarded to an incoming freshman or transfer student majoring in the area of recreation who has demonstrated financial need, a strong record of community or school service activities and high academic achievement.

Eileen “Lee” Marion 67 and Charles and Anne Goodfliesh Scholarship
Award: Need-based award up to $1,250. May be renewable. Available starting in 2009.
Donor: Established by Marsha Goodfliesh Wilkins ’67 in memory of her former roommate Eileen “Lee” Marion ’67 and in honor of her father, Charles Goodfliesh and her mother, Anne Goodfliesh.
Eligibility Criteria: The scholarship shall be awarded to students with demonstrated financial need, with preference for students in majors leading to a career as an elementary school educator.

Betty Blase Goodstein 48 Scholarship in Education and Physical Education
Award: One-time, merit-based award up to $1,000.
Donor: Established by David M. Goodstein to benefit deserving students majoring in education or physical education at SUNY Cortland. The scholarship also is intended to recognize in perpetuity the life of Betty Blase Goodstein ’48 and her career as an educator of the blind.
Eligibility Criteria: Awarded to a student with a minimum 3.0 grade point average who has completed at least 12 credit hours of study at SUNY Cortland. Must be a junior when applying. Preference is given to students majoring in early childhood education or special education/childhood education with a special emphasis on those working with children who have special needs or are visually or hearing impaired.

Charles Tomlinson Griffes Music Scholarship
Award: One-time, merit-based award up to $1,500.
Donor: Established in 1986 and funded by the family of the Elmira-born composer, Charles Tomlinson Griffes, to recognize the most promising and talented music majors at the College. Griffes, who died in 1920 at the age of 35, is widely regarded as having been one of the major American composers of the early 20th century. Griffes’ compositions were some of the first U.S. works to break with the dominant German and French influence of the time.
Eligibility Criteria: Awarded to an outstanding sophomore or junior musical theater major or a student pursuing a music minor or concentration.

Homer Gutchess Outstanding Citizen Scholarship
Award: One-time, merit-based award up to $2,500. Two are available.
Donor: These scholarships were established to recognize the significant contributions to the Cortland community of long time business and community leader, Homer Gutchess.
Eligibility Criteria: Awarded to graduates of Cortland and Homer high schools who have a minimum 90 average, have demonstrated leadership in the school or community and who exemplify the characteristics of an outstanding citizen in the school and community. They will be awarded at the annual award ceremonies at Cortland and Homer high schools.

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Hemink Family Scholarship
Award: Renewable, need-based award up to $1,000.
Donor: Established by Dr. Lynn D. Hemink ’62 and his wife Ellen Hemink.
Eligibility Criteria: Awarded to a student with demonstrated financial need. Continued funding is based on student maintaining 2.7 grade point average and continued financial need.

David E. ’53 and Mildred Hennessy Scholarship of the Cortland County Community Appreciation Fund
Award: One-time, need-based award up to $2,000.
Donor: Established by David E. ’53 and Mildred Hennessy.
Eligibility Criteria: Awarded to a Cortland County student who has significant financial need that is not otherwise met by state, federal or other grants or scholarships.

Alice Thorpe Hoppey 56 Scholarship in Education
Award: Merit/need-based award up to $1,000 to a junior or senior. May be renewable (for juniors).
Donor: Established by Robert Hoppey ’55 to benefit promising junior and senior students at SUNY Cortland in majors leading to a career as an elementary school educator or as a physical education teacher and who require financial aid. The fund is also intended to recognize in perpetuity Alice Thorpe Hoppey ’56, wife of Robert Hoppey, who passed away on April 22, 1995.
Eligibility Criteria: Awarded to a junior or senior student with demonstrated financial need and in a major leading to a career as an elementary school educator. Preference given to students from Port Jervis, Brentwood, Newfield High School from Middle Country School District, and Ward Melville High School from Three Village School District who have demonstrated academic promise, leadership and involvement in campus activities.

Myrl Rose Crocker Howe Scholarship
Award: Annual merit/need-based award up to $500. May be renewable.
Donor: Established by Robert C. Howe to benefit promising female students at SUNY Cortland in majors leading to a career as an elementary school educator who require financial aid, and to recognize in perpetuity the values and interests of the donor’s mother. She attended the Emma Willard School, graduated in 1931 from Wheelock College, and received her New York State Teaching Certificate from SUNY Cortland in 1961.
Eligibility Criteria: Awarded to entering female freshmen students pursuing majors leading to a career as an elementary school educator who have demonstrated financial need and high academic promise. Preference will be given to a single parent. Must maintain a 3.0 grade point average.

Myrl Rose Crocker Howe/McGraw Scholarship
Award: Annual merit/need-based award up to $500. May be renewable. Scholarship selection will be made by June 10 each year in order to announce the recipient at the McGraw School District Commencement.
Donor: Established by Robert C. Howe to benefit promising female students at SUNY Cortland in majors leading to a career as an elementary school educator who have graduated from McGraw High School and require financial aid. This scholarship also will recognize in perpetuity the values and interests of the donor’s mother. She attended the Emma Willard School, graduated in 1931 from Wheelock College, and received her New York State Teaching Certificate from SUNY Cortland in 1961. Myrl Rose Crocker Howe began teaching in the McGraw Central School District in 1956, and taught there until her retirement in 1972.
Eligibility Criteria: Available to entering freshmen or transfer students who are female and have demonstrated financial need. Preference will be given to a McGraw High School graduate or graduate of a high school in a neighboring community who intends to study a major leading to a career as an elementary school educator. Must maintain a 3.0 grade point average.

Gregory R. Huether ’10 European Sport Study Seminar Memorial Scholarship
Award: One-time, merit/need-based award up to $2,500.
Donor: Established in memory of Gregory R. Huether ’10 by his parents, Ronald G. and Marguerite E. Huether, in honor of the wonderful international education experience he had at SUNY Cortland.
Eligibility Criteria: The scholarship provides SUNY Cortland sport management majors who have a minimum 3.0 grade point average and financial need with the opportunity to attend the European Sport Study Seminar.

Bernard W. Hungerford 52 Scholarship
Award: Merit/need-based award up to $2,000. May be renewable.
Donor: Established by Bernard W. Hungerford ’52.
Eligibility Criteria: The scholarship shall be awarded to students with demonstrated financial need, with preference for students who are majoring in physical education

Janey Hutchinson Music Scholarship
Award: One-time, merit-based award up to $2,000.
Donor: Established by a bequest from the estate of Eileen “Janey” Barker Hutchinson ’31 and her husband, Manley S. Hutchinson, to benefit a deserving and musically gifted student who wishes to teach in a public elementary school.
Eligibility Criteria: Awarded to a senior in a major leading to a career as an elementary school educator in good standing who has a music minor. Scholarship applied to recipient’s financial aid package during senior year.

Manley S. Hutchinson Scholarship Fund
Award: Merit-based award up to $1,000 to a freshman. May be renewable.
Donor: Established by a bequest from the estate of Eileen “Janey” Barker Hutchinson ’31 and her husband, Manley S. Hutchinson, to benefit a deserving and academically gifted student who is enrolled in SUNY Cortland’s 3+2 physics/pre-engineering program.
Eligibility Criteria: Available to an incoming freshman majoring in SUNY Cortland’s 3+2 physics/pre-engineering program.

Institute for Civic Engagement Scholarship
Award: One-time award up to $1,000.
Eligibility Criteria: Awarded to students who have completed a minimum of 12 credit hours at SUNY Cortland with a minimum 2.5 grade point average who exhibit exemplary leadership characteristics and are active participants in the civic engagement activities of the College.

Dr. Peter Jeffers Scholarship
Award: Merit-based award up to $1,000. May be renewable.
Donor: Professor Peter Jeffers taught chemistry at SUNY Cortland for 40 years. Due to his inspiration, encouragement and leadership, many alumni have forged successful careers in this field. This scholarship fund was created by some of his former students in his honor.
Eligibility Criteria: The Dr. Peter Jeffers Scholarship shall be awarded to an outstanding student majoring in chemistry at SUNY Cortland.

Dr. J. Robert 58 and Maureen Johnson Professional Studies Scholarship
Award: One-time, merit-based award up to $1,000.
Donor: Established by J. Robert Johnson ’58 and Maureen Johnson in an effort to recognize and reward professional studies majors who have been exceptional students and community members.
Eligibility Criteria: Awarded to qualified professional studies majors in good social standing, members of the junior class who have been enrolled at Cortland since freshman year, with high academic achievement — at least a 3.0 grade point average — and who have been exceptional students and community members.

Judith Smith Kelemen Memorial Scholarship in Speech Pathology and Audiology
Award: Merit/need-based award up to $500 to freshmen for up to four years. May be renewable.
Donor: Established by William T. Smith and Dorothy N. Smith in memory of their daughter, Judith Smith Kelemen, to benefit a student majoring in speech pathology and audiology.
Eligibility Criteria: Awarded to an entering freshman majoring in speech pathology and audiology. Eligible candidates must have a minimum high school average of B+ (87) and demonstrated financial need.

John B. Knox Memorial Scholarship
Award: Merit/need-based award up to $1,000 to freshmen or transfer students. May be renewable.
Donor: Established by the Knox Family Foundation to benefit a promising student from Hamilton County who requires financial aid and to recognize in perpetuity the values and interests of longtime supporter of SUNY Cortland’s Center for Environmental and Outdoor Education at Raquette Lake, John B. Knox. Recipients should be made aware of, and hopefully be in agreement with, John B. Knox’s philosophy of wise conservation use of the natural resources in the Adirondack Mountains.
Eligibility Criteria: Awarded to an entering freshman or transfer student with demonstrated financial need who is a resident of Hamilton County (N.Y.) with an interest in pursuing a major involving outdoor education or environmental studies and who demonstrates high academic achievement and leadership qualities outside the classroom. Secondary consideration will be given to residents of the Adirondack Park.

James Kradyna Memorial Scholarship
Award: Merit/need-based award up to $1,000. May be renewable.
Donor: Established through a gift from Adam Kradyna to memorialize his son, James, who was a valued geology staff member of the Brauer Education Center.
Eligibility Criteria: Awarded to students with demonstrated financial need, with preference for students majoring in geology and earth science education.

Walter and Anne Kreig Memorial Scholarship
Award: Merit/need-based award up to $1,500. May be renewable.
Donor: Established by Dorothea Kreig Fowler ’52, M.S.Ed. ’74 to benefit promising education majors who require financial aid and to recognize in perpetuity the values and interests of Walter and Anne Kreig, who displayed an intellectual curiosity and love of learning throughout their lifetimes.
Eligibility Criteria: Awarded to an entering transfer student with demonstrated financial need, who is majoring in education, plans to become a teacher, and who has been involved in community service in either high school or junior college. Secondary preference will be given to education majors who plan to earn a concentration in psychology and to those students who show leadership potential and the potential to contribute positively to the campus community.

The Kronman Family Scholarship
Award: Merit/need-based award up to $1,000. May be renewable. Available starting in 2009.
Donor: The Kronman Family Scholarship was established by George Kronman ’76, Mindy Spector Kronman ’78, David Kronman ’80, Sandra Katzenstein Kronman, Albert Kronman, and Eda Joyce Kronman ’70 to support the Geology Department.
Eligibility Criteria: This scholarship will be awarded annually to a student or students with demonstrated financial need and an enthusiastic passion for geology.

Lambda Phi Delta Service Scholarship
Award: One-time, merit-based award up to $1,000.
Donor: Established by the former brothers of the Lambda Phi Delta Fraternity.
Eligibility Criteria: Awarded to a junior, senior or graduate student who has a positive record of active participation and impact in service to the Cortland Community.

Cathleen McDermott Lavelle ’91 Scholarship for Student Leaders
Award: One-time, merit-based award up to $1,000.
Donor: Established by the friends and family of Cathleen McDermott Lavelle ’91, whose life was taken by cancer in September 2008.
Eligibility Criteria: Awarded to SUNY Cortland students who, like Cathy, have demonstrated leadership in making a positive impact on the SUNY Cortland campus and/or the Cortland community.

George and Grace Lee Memorial Scholarship
Award: Need-based award up to $1,000. May be renewable.
Donor: Established through a gift from Frederick Lawrence ’54, and Anne Sullivan Lawrence ’51, in appreciation of the generosity of George and Grace Lee, who made it possible for Anne to attend SUNY Cortland. Frederick and Anne Sullivan Lawrence are extending that same generosity to deserving young students so they may have the opportunity to attend SUNY Cortland.
Eligibility Criteria: This scholarship shall be awarded to qualified students with demonstrated financial need.

Catherine Suarez Leeolou 81 Scholarship for Speech Pathology and Audiology Students
Award: Merit/need-based award up to $1,000. May be renewable.
Donor: This Scholarship was established by Michael Leeolou ’81 in honor of his wife, Catherine Suarez Leeolou ’81, on the occasion of their 20th wedding anniversary.
Eligibility Criteria: Awarded to students who are majoring in, or intend to be majoring in, speech pathology and audiology and have demonstrated financial need.

Ernest Logan 73 Scholarship for New York City Public High School Students
Award: Need-based award up to $1,000. May be renewable. Available starting in 2011.
Donor: Established by Beatrice and Ernest Logan ’73 to help deserving inner city students benefit from an education at SUNY Cortland.
Eligibility Criteria: The scholarship shall be awarded to qualified students with demonstrated financial need, with preference for students who attended public high school in the New York City area.

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M&T Bank C.U.R.E. Scholarship
Award: One-time, merit/need-based award up to $5,000.
Donor: Establish by M&T Bank to help support students at SUNY Cortland who are enrolled in Cortland’s Urban Recruitment of Educators (C.U.R.E.) Program.
Eligibility Criteria: Awarded to qualified students who are enrolled in the C.U.R.E. Program.

Dr. John A. MacPhee Memorial Scholarship
Award: One-time, merit-based award up to $1,000 to support off-campus fieldwork or attendance at a national professional conference devoted to the leisure services profession.
Donor: Established by John A. MacPhee’s widow, Mabel E. MacPhee, to honor her husband’s 27 years on the Cortland faculty and his contributions to the recreation and parks movement in New York state and nationally.
Eligibility Criteria: Sophomores, juniors and seniors in the Recreation and Leisure Studies Department with high academic achievement and professional promise may qualify.

Marcia Spaeth McDermott Professional Studies Study Abroad Scholarship
Award: One-time, merit/need-based award up to $1,500.
Donor: Established by Marcia Spaeth McDermott, former associate and acting dean of professional studies at SUNY Cortland.
Eligibility Criteria: Awarded to a student majoring in one of the programs within the School of Professional Studies who has high academic achievement and demonstrated financial need.

Murray Family Scholarship
Award: One-time, merit/need-based award up to $1,000.
Donor: The Murray Family Scholarship was established by Sean Murray ’80, Clare Murray ’88, and Brendan Murray ’85 to support students with demonstrated financial need who have positively affected their community and who show promise to positively affect the SUNY Cortland community.
Eligibility Criteria: Awarded to a freshman student. Preference is given to a student who has positively affected his or her community and has demonstrated financial need.

Helen Y. Nelson Memorial Scholarship in Music
Award: Merit/need-based award up to $1,000. May be renewable.
Donor: Established by the estate of Helen Y. Nelson to assist promising students in their pursuit of a study of music in the Performing Arts Department.
Eligibility Criteria: Awarded to a student with demonstrated financial need who is studying music in the Performing Arts Department.

New York State Home Bureau Award
Award: One-time, merit-based award up to $500.
Eligibility Criteria: Presented to a student majoring in therapeutic recreation.

Non-Traditional Student Scholarship
Award: One-time, merit/need-based award up to $500.
Donor: Established by an anonymous donor.
Eligibility Criteria: Awarded to a full-time or part-time sophomore, junior, senior or graduate student, with demonstrated financial need, who has completed at least 12 credit hours of study at SUNY Cortland and is taking at least six credit hours in the semester the scholarship is received. Student is nontraditional in the sense that his/her college education has been interrupted. Age is not a factor. Both males and females are eligible. Preference will be given to deserving candidates who have earned a minimum 2.5 grade point average in prior course work.

Fr. Edward O’Heron Scholarship
Award: One-time, merit-based award up to $1,000.
Donor: Established by the Newman Foundation Board to benefit academically promising English majors, with preference given to juniors, seniors and graduate students who exemplify Fr. O’Heron’s commitment to others. The purpose of this fund is to honor the 38-year legacy of Fr. O’Heron as Catholic chaplain of SUNY Cortland, his commitment to students and his love of literature.
Eligibility Criteria: Awarded to a junior, senior or graduate student majoring in English or adolescence education: English. Minimum grade point average of 3.0 and 500-word essay required. Preference given to students who demonstrate qualities of caring, community service and helping others as demonstrated by the life of Fr. O’Heron. Intellectual promise as an English teacher or writer also considered.

Kristen O’Neil Memorial Scholarship
Award: One-time, merit/need-based award up to $500.
Donor: Established by friends of Kristen O’Neil in her memory.
Eligibility Criteria: Awarded to a student with demonstrated financial need and high academic achievement who is majoring in recreation and leisure studies.

Louise Sawner O’Rourke 36 Scholarship for Teacher Education
Award: Merit/need-based award up to $1,000. May be renewable.
Donor: Established through gifts by Louise Sawner O’Rourke and her family to support students interested in early childhood education.
Eligibility Criteria: This scholarship shall be awarded to students with demonstrated financial need, with preference for students majoring in early childhood education.

Overseas Academic Program Award
Award: One-time, merit-based award up to $1,000.
Eligibility Criteria: Available to students accepted to a study abroad program, who are citizens of the United States or permanent residents having a 2.7 grade point average or better. Academic achievement and extracurricular activities are also taken into consideration.

Angela Pace Scholarship in Education
Award: Merit/need-based award up to $1,000 to juniors and seniors. May be renewable (for juniors).
Donor: Established by SUNY Cortland Professor Emerita of Education Angela Pace to benefit promising junior and senior students at SUNY Cortland who are in majors leading to a career as an elementary school educator and who require financial aid. This scholarship is intended to recognize in perpetuity the educational career of SUNY Cortland alumna and retired faculty member Angela Pace ’36.
Eligibility Criteria: Awarded to a promising junior or senior with demonstrated financial need who is in a major leading to a career as an elementary school educator and who is a resident of Cortland County. Secondary preference for a resident of New York state.

Fred E. and Mildred Becker Page 1900 Scholarship
Award: One-time, merit/need-based award up to $2,500.
Donor: Established by Fred E. Page in 1977, a prominent Binghamton attorney and banking executive, in memory of his wife, a 1900 graduate of the Cortland Normal School. Mildred Becker Page died in 1975.
Eligibility Criteria: Presented to juniors or seniors who have made “positive contributions to the college” and have demonstrated financial need.

Maxwell and Myrtle Park Education Award
Award: One-time, merit-based award up to $500.
Donor: Established through the generosity of Maxwell and Myrtle Park. Maxwell Park was formerly chairman of the Education Department at SUNY Cortland.
Eligibility Criteria: Presented to a junior education major, with a minimum 2.7 grade point average, who spent his or her freshman and sophomore years at SUNY Cortland.

Past Presidents Scholarship
Award: Amount of this merit/need-based award is determined annually.
Donor: These awards were established in honor of the past presidents of SUNY Cortland: James H. Hoose (1869-1891), Francis J. Cheney (1891-1912), Harry DeWitt DeGroat (1912-1943), Donnal V. Smith (1943-1959), Donovan C. Moffett (1959-1963), Kenneth E. Young (1964-1968), Richard C. Jones (1968-1978), James M. Clark (1979-1995), and Judson H. Taylor (1996-2003).
Eligibility Criteria: Presented to full-time, second-semester sophomores or full-time juniors who have attended SUNY Cortland for at least two full semesters, have a 3.2 grade point average or better and have contributed to the College community. Candidates are considered on leadership ability and character. Award amounts are based on financial need.

John E. and Carole Wilsey Phillips 48 Scholarship in Elementary Education
Award: Merit/need-based award up to $500 to an entering freshman. May be renewable.
Donor: Established by Carole Wilsey Phillips ’48 to benefit promising students at SUNY Cortland in majors leading to a career as an elementary school educator and who require financial aid. The scholarship is also intended to recognize in perpetuity the teaching career of devoted SUNY Cortland alumna Carole Wilsey Phillips.
Eligibility Criteria: Awarded to an entering freshman in a major leading to a career as an elementary school educator who demonstrates high academic achievement, leadership ability and has demonstrated financial need. Must maintain minimum grade point average of 3.0.

Gail Reed 67 Scholarship
Award: Merit/need-based award up to $1,000 for study abroad. Available starting in 2010.
Donor: This scholarship was established by Gail Reed ’67 to recognize the profound impact on her life that her own study abroad experience had, and to acknowledge and thank the founder of the program, SUNY Cortland Director Emeritus of International Programs and Professor Emeritus of Foreign Languages Willi Uschald.
Eligibility Criteria: Awarded to a student with demonstrated financial need and high academic achievement who is participating in SUNY Cortland’s Study Abroad Program.

H. Kendall Reynolds Memorial Scholarship in Physics
Award: One-time, merit-based award up to $800.
Donor: Established in memory of H. Kendall Reynolds.
Eligibility Criteria: Awarded to a junior physics major with a minimum 3.0 grade point average who has demonstrated leadership within the Physics Department or College. The scholarship is applied to the recipient’s financial aid package during senior year.

Arnold 47 and Roberta Rist 46/’47 Scholarship
Award: Merit/need-based award up to $2,000. May be renewable.
Donor: Established through a gift from Arnold T. Rist ’47.
Eligibility Criteria: Awarded to students with demonstrated financial need, with first preference for students from the Newcomb (N.Y.) School District and second preference for students from the Adirondack Park Region or Rockland County, N.Y., who will make a contribution to the diversity of the student body at SUNY Cortland, primarily by demonstrating that they have overcome a disadvantage or other impediment to success in higher education, including economic disadvantage.

Kevin A. Rowell 83 Study Abroad Scholarship
Award: One-time, merit-based award up to $1,500.
Donor: Established by Kevin A. Rowell ’83 to benefit students who study abroad and to recognize in perpetuity the values and accomplishments of SUNY Cortland alumnus, Kevin A. Rowell ’83.
Eligibility Criteria: Available to students accepted to a study abroad program to help defray costs associated with study abroad. Preference will be given to students who demonstrate extracurricular involvement and dedication.

Lenora J. Rumore Scholarship
Award: Merit-based award up to $2,000. May be renewable.
Donor: Established by Victor M. Rumore ’84, in memory of his mother, Lenora J. Rumore, for the purpose of benefiting students majoring in teacher education who are enrolled in Cortland’s Urban Recruitment of Educators (C.U.R.E.) Program.
Eligibility Criteria: Awarded to qualified students who are enrolled in Cortland’s Urban Recruitment of Educators (C.U.R.E.) Program who meet the academic and extracurricular requirements, with preference for students from the New York City metro area.

James H. and Dorothy A. Sarvay Scholarship for Community Service
Award: One-time, merit/need-based award up to $,1000.
Donor: Established by the friends and family of James H. Sarvay, who was a prominent business owner in the Cortland community and a member of the Cortland College Foundation.
Eligibility Criteria: Awarded to a junior, senior or graduate student from Cortland County who has demonstrated leadership in making a positive impact on the SUNY Cortland campus and/or in the Cortland community.

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Jo Schaffer Scholarship in Art History
Award: One-time, merit-based award up to $500.
Donor: Established by SUNY Cortland Curator Emerita Jo Schaffer to benefit promising art history majors and to recognize in perpetuity her values and accomplishments as Art and Art History Department curator and past president, SUNY Cortland Chapter, and statewide leader of United University Professionals.
Eligibility Criteria: Awarded to an outstanding undergraduate student in the senior year who has earned distinction in art history courses, or who displays great promise as an art history major. An overall grade point average of 3.0 and a 3.2 grade point average in art history course work are required.

The Scheier Family Scholarship
Award: Renewable, need-based award up to $1,868.
Donor: Established by Ira J. Scheier ’62.
Eligibility Criteria: Awarded to a student with demonstrated financial need and high academic achievement.

Norma Smoczynski Schlager ’62 Scholarship for the Arts
Award: One-time, merit/need-based award up to $1,000.
Donor: Established by Norma Smoczynski Schlager ’62 as part of the Class of 1962 Million Dollar Endowment Campaign.
Eligibility Criteria: High-achieving art majors who have demonstrated financial need.

John L. Sciera 52 Scholarship
Award: One-time, merit-based award up to $1,500.
Donor: The death of longtime and highly respected athletic trainer, John L. Sciera in 1986 spurred an outpouring of support from students, colleagues, family and friends to establish a scholarship at SUNY Cortland for students pursuing careers as athletic trainers. A 1952 graduate of Cortland State Teachers College, Sciera served as head athletic trainer at Cortland for 20 years until his retirement in 1985. He pioneered the first athletic training undergraduate curriculum approved by the National Athletic Trainers Association in New York state and he founded the New York Athletic Trainers Association. He was posthumously inducted into the C-Club Hall of Fame in 1987.
Eligibility Criteria: Available to a student enrolled in athletic training who has a minimum 3.0 grade point average and is pursuing a career in the field.

Louise DaMassa Sessa ’58 and R. Michael Sessa Scholarship
Award: One-time, need-based annual award up to $1,000.
Donor: Established by Louise DaMassa Sessa ’58 to recognize and assist promising and talented students at SUNY Cortland.
Eligibility Criteria: Incoming freshman pursuing any area of study at SUNY Cortland who demonstrates financial need and satisfactory academic achievement.

Sigma Delta Phi Scholarship
Award: One-time, merit-based award up to $500.
Donor: Established by the former sisters of the Sigma Delta Phi Sorority.
Eligibility Criteria: This scholarship, created by the former sisters of the Sigma Delta Phi Sorority, requires that candidates must have completed at least two full semesters at SUNY Cortland at the time of application, have at least one full year of study remaining before graduation and have a 2.5 grade point average or better. Applicants must also demonstrate active participation in campus life, social involvement with other students, fulfillment of personal goals, improvement of campus life and educational opportunities.

Frederick N. Sinclair Memorial Scholarship
Award: One-time, merit-based award up to $1,500.
Donor: In 1977, John Sinclair ’42 established a scholarship in memory of his late brother, Frederick N. Sinclair, to benefit graduates of the Sherburne-Earlville School District who attend SUNY Cortland. Frederick Sinclair, a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army Artillery Corps during World War II, was killed in combat in 1943 along the Raido River in Italy. Lt. Sinclair was a graduate of Earlville Central School and attended Morrisville Agricultural College.
Eligibility Criteria: Admitted freshman or transfer student who is a graduate of Sherburne-Earlville High School (N.Y.).

Christian Snavely and Theresa Vant Snavely 47 Scholarship
Award: Merit/need-based award up to $2,000. May be renewable.
Donor: Scholarship was established by Christian Snavely and Theresa Vant Snavely ’47.
Eligibility Criteria: The intention of this scholarship is to recognize a student with demonstrated financial need and high academic achievement.

Spina-Friedgen 71 Scholarship
Award: One-time, merit/need-based award up to $1,000.
Donor: Established by Ralph Friedgen and Gloria Spina-Friedgen ’71.
Eligibility Criteria: The scholarship will be awarded to a senior who is majoring in education or physical education, with a minimum grade point average of 3.0 and demonstrated financial need.

Student Government Association Leadership Scholarship
Award: One-time, merit-based award up to $1,250.
Donor: Established and supported by the Student Government Association (SGA).
Eligibility Criteria: Sophomores, juniors, seniors or graduate students with a minimum 2.5 grade point average demonstrating leadership skills through SGA or other campus service projects, with community service in the Cortland area as a second priority.

Ben A. Sueltz Scholarship in Adolescence Mathematics Education
Award: Merit-based award up to $1,000 to freshmen. May be renewable.
Donor: Established by Professor Emeritus of Mathematics Ben A. Sueltz to benefit incoming freshmen students at SUNY Cortland who are majoring in adolescence education: mathematics. This also is intended to recognize in perpetuity the outstanding career of Sueltz, who served the College for 38 years in a number of capacities. Sueltz, in establishing this scholarship, confirms that his most significant work was done as professor of mathematics and mathematics education.
Eligibility Criteria: Awarded to entering freshmen intending to major in the adolescence education: mathematics (7-12) program. A high school average of at least 90 is required with an SAT mathematics score of at least 600 (or equivalent ACT mathematics score) and 3.5 units of high school mathematics.

SUNY Cortland Alliance Bank Champion Scholarship
Award: Renewable, merit-based award up to $1,250.
Eligibility Criteria: Awarded to freshmen from Cortland County High School with high academic credentials and community service participation. Continued funding is based on student maintaining a 2.7 grade point average.

SUNY Cortland Merit Scholarships
Award: Merit/need-based award up to $2,500. May be renewable.
Donor: These awards are funded by many donors through unrestricted gifts to The Cortland Fund.
Eligibility Criteria: Awarded to incoming freshmen and transfer students with high academic credentials and recognized leadership in student activities. Transfer students must have four completed semesters at time of transfer (three semesters at time of application). Strong leadership skills and involvement in student activities will be favored. Work-related or volunteer positions are also considered valuable.

SUNY Cortland Smithtown Scholarship
Award: One-time, merit-based award up to $1,000.
Donor: Established by a group of Cortland alumni who work or have worked in the Smithtown Central School District.
Eligibility Criteria: Awarded to a freshmen student from Smithtown Central School District with high academic  credentials.

SUNY Diversity Scholarships
Award: Merit-based award up to $1,000. May be renewable.
Donors: These awards are funded by many donors through unrestricted gifts to The Cortland Fund.
Eligibility Criteria: Awarded to top freshmen candidates who have high academic achievement coming from diverse backgrounds. Included are individuals from ethnic groups that have been historically under-represented in undergraduate education, as well as others who would contribute to the diversity of the student body by demonstrating that they have overcome demonstrable disadvantages or impediments to their success in higher education.

Gerald M. Surette Scholarship in Political Economy
Award: One-time, merit/need-based award up to $1,000.
Eligibility Criteria: Awarded to a continuing student either majoring in economics or showing a strong aptitude in economics who demonstrates an understanding of political economy and has a 3.0 or better grade point average and demonstrated financial need.

Judson H. Taylor Community Service Scholarship
Award: One-time, merit/need-based awards up to $1,000.
Donor: Established by the Student Government Association (SGA) in honor of President Emeritus Judson H. Taylor, on the occasion of his retirement from SUNY Cortland, to reinforce the value of making a difference through volunteering and to create a lasting legacy that honors his contributions to SUNY Cortland.
Eligibility Criteria: Awarded to students who have demonstrated a commitment to community betterment by volunteering or interning at local schools or non-profit organizations. Award criteria include commitment to community service, demonstrated financial need and a minimum 2.75 grade point average.

Gerald P. Theisen ’53 and Ethel Mahan Theisen ’55 Scholarship
Award: One-time, need-based award up to $2,000.
Donor: Established by Gerald P. Theisen ’53 and Ethel Mahan Theisen ’55.
Eligibility Criteria: This scholarship was created with the intention of giving bright deserving students the opportunity to benefit from a SUNY Cortland education. Students with high academic achievement, a 3.0 grade point average, and demonstrated financial need will be considered.

Theta Phi, Alpha Chapter Marjorie Dey Carter 50 Scholarship
Award: Merit-based award up to $1,000. May be renewable.
Donor: Established by the sisters of the Theta Phi Sorority, Alpha Chapter, to benefit promising junior and senior students at SUNY Cortland who are majoring in education or recreation with a minor in outdoor recreation management and education. The fund also is intended to recognize the educational career of SUNY Cortland alumna and Theta Phi Sorority member Marjorie Dey Carter ’50.
Eligibility Criteria: Awarded to a female junior or senior majoring in education or recreation with a minor in outdoor recreation management and education. Candidates must have maintained a 3.0 grade point average and demonstrated outstanding leadership while at SUNY Cortland. Scholarship funding will expire in 2009.

Elizabeth Hardendorf Thompson ’25 Scholarship
Award: Renewable, need-based award up to $1,000 available to a freshman for four years.
Donor: Established by Dell ’63 and Audrey Thompson in memory of Dell's mother, Elizabeth Hardendorf Thompson ’25.
Eligibility Criteria: Student must maintain a minimum 2.0 grade point average, which will be monitored annually beginning with the end of the first year.

Marion C. Thompson Memorial Scholarship
Award: One-time, merit/need-based award up to $1,500.
Donor: Established in 1983 from the estate of Dr. Marion C. Thompson, a professor of English at Cortland for 24 years until her retirement in 1966. Thompson, an authority on folklore in American literature, died in 1982 and, through her will, stipulated that the scholarship be awarded to English majors based upon merit and financial need.
Eligibility Criteria: Available to junior, senior or graduate students who are English majors and who have demonstrated academic success and financial need.

Donald 59 and Donna 59 Bell Traver Scholarship
Award: Merit/need-based award up to $1,000. May be renewable.
Donor: Established by Donald Traver ’59 and Donna Bell Traver ’59 to benefit undergraduates majoring in physical education who have demonstrated financial need and have shown a commitment to work hard to achieve success.
Eligibility Criteria: Available to a SUNY Cortland undergraduate majoring in physical education.

Uschald Study Abroad Scholarship
Award: One-time, merit/need-based award up to $1,000.
Donor: Established to benefit students who are enrolled in Cortland’s study abroad program. Named in honor of SUNY Cortland Director Emeritus of International Programs and Professor Emeritus of Foreign Languages Willi A. Uschald.
Eligibility Criteria: Available to students accepted to study abroad programs, who have a 2.7 grade point average or better and demonstrated financial need. Academic achievement and extracurricular activities are also taken into consideration.

Ann Vetrone Memorial Scholarship
Award: Need/criteria-based award up to $1,000.
Donor: Established by Patricia Vetrone Slater ’49 to honor the memory of her mother, Ann Vetrone. Patricia was a teacher in the Huntington Public Schools and a proud member of the Arethusa Sorority while at Cortland.
Eligibility Criteria: This scholarship was created to help bright and deserving students from Huntington Township, L. I., who need financial assistance to attend SUNY Cortland.

Vice President for Student Affairs Merit Scholarship
Award: One-time, merit-based award up to $500.
Donor: Established and supported by friends of student affairs.
Eligibility Criteria: Awarded to a student with a minimum cumulative 2.5 grade point average and high standards regarding student integrity and ethics. Contributions made to the quality of student life and leadership in student life are taken into consideration.

Robert E. Vogel ’54 Physical Education Scholarship
Award: Merit/need-based award up to $1,000.
Donor: Established by Robert E. Vogel ’54 in appreciation of his education at SUNY Cortland.
Eligibility Criteria: Awarded to a junior- or senior-level undergraduate majoring in physical education with demonstrated financial need. Preference given to students from Erie County or the Western New York region.

Paul Volk ’50 and Amy Volk Scholarship
Award: Need/criteria-based award up to $1,000.
Donor: Established by Paul and Amy Volk to honor the excellent education Paul received at SUNY Cortland and in gratitude for the financial support he received through the G.I. Bill. The Volks strongly believe that education opens doors to opportunities beyond imagination.
Eligibility Criteria: Awarded to a continuing SUNY Cortland student who is majoring in physical education, has a 2.7 or better grade point average and demonstrated financial need.

Sally Yaeger Wallace ’53 Scholarship
Award: One-time, merit/need-based award up to $1,000.
Donor: Established by Robert Wallace ’53 to honor the memory of his wife, Sally. An exceptional physical educator and pioneer for women's intercollegiate athletics, Sally touched many lives and helped a generation of SUNY Cortland students achieve fulfilling careers.
Eligibility Criteria: Awarded to a student who demonstrates commitment, involvement, empathy, integrity and the desire to make a difference in the lives of students.

Western New York Cortland Alumni Scholarship
Award: Merit-based, one-time award up to $1,000.
Donor: Established by the Western New York Cortland Alumni.
Eligibility Criteria: Awarded to a junior or senior with a 3.0 or better grade point average. Must be a permanent resident of one of the following Western New York counties: Erie, Niagara, Chautauqua, Cattaraugus, Orleans, Livingston, Genesee, Wyoming. Character, community involvement and participation in Cortland activities taken into consideration.

Kenneth P. and Jo Ann G. 74 Wickman Scholarship
Award: Merit-based award up to $1,000. May be renewable.
Donor: This scholarship was created by Jo Ann G. Wickman ’74, and her husband, Kenneth, in an effort to help support the studies of continuing non-traditional students at SUNY Cortland.
Eligibility Criteria: Awarded to qualified non-traditional students with high academic achievement. Non-traditional students are defined as adult learners who have taken time off between high school and college.

Spiegle Willcox Scholarship
Award: Merit/need-based award up to $500. May be renewable.
Donor: Established by Spiegle Willcox to benefit promising undergraduate instrumental music students at SUNY Cortland, who require financial aid. The fund is also intended to recognize in perpetuity the musical career of devoted SUNY Cortland friend and honorary doctoral degree recipient, Spiegle Willcox.
Eligibility Criteria: Awarded to a student with demonstrated financial need who is participating in instrumental ensembles and demonstrates enthusiasm and commitment to excellence in musical performance, in the tradition of the donor.

Suzanne Wingate Memorial Scholarship
Award: One-time, merit-based tuition award up to $1,000, applied toward SPM 470: Internship in Sport Management.
Donor: Established by the Sport Management Club in memory of Suzanne Wingate. Funded by the annual Suzanne Wingate Memorial Golf Tournament that is organized by the Sport Management Club.
Eligibility Criteria: Awarded to a student who has a 2.5 grade point average or better, having completed 56.5 credit hours at time of application — 12 of those credit hours to have been completed at SUNY Cortland — and who has demonstrated commitment of time and effort to the Sport Management Program, and is planning to enroll in a sport management internship within the next year.

Women’s Scholarship in Physical Education
Award: Merit/need-based award up to $500 to a freshman for four years.
Donor: Established by gifts from emeritus professors in physical education at SUNY Cortland to benefit promising female students majoring in physical education who require financial aid.
Eligibility Criteria: Awarded to an entering female freshman student majoring in physical education. A combination of academic achievements, leadership experience, involvement in extracurricular activities as well as demonstrated financial need serve as criteria for selection.

Neil Wortmann 57 Scholarship
Award: Merit/need-based award up to $1,000. May be renewable. Available starting in 2010.
Donor: This scholarship was established by Neil Wortmann ’57 in honor of the opportunities given to him by SUNY Cortland.
Eligibility Criteria: Awarded to students with demonstrated financial need, with preference for students who are from Long Island and who are majoring in physical education or science (biology, chemistry, earth science or physics).

Rosemary Wortmann 56 Scholarship for Elementary Education
Award: Merit/need-based awards up to $1,000. May be renewable.
Donor: This scholarship was established in memory of Rosemary Pierro Wortmann ’56, a dedicated teacher throughout her life, to support future teachers from Long Island.
Eligibility Criteria: Awarded to an entering freshman student. Preference is given to a student from Long Island in a major leading to a career as an elementary school educator with demonstrated financial need.

Marilou B. Wright 68 Scholarship for Non-Traditional Women
Award: One-time, merit-based award up to $1,000.
Donor: Established by colleagues, friends and family in memory of Dr. Marilou B. Wright ’68, who was a non-traditional student who received bachelor’s and master’s degrees at SUNY Cortland. For 15 years, Wright served her alma mater as executive assistant to the president and affirmative action officer, as well as by teaching courses in the English Department.
Eligibility Criteria: Awarded to a female undergraduate, 25 years of age or older, who has completed 24 credit hours at SUNY Cortland, has a 3.0 grade point average or better and is enrolled for full-time study.

Jay ’66 and Bettie Lee Yerka Endowed Scholarship for Excellence in Recreation and Leisure Studies
Award: Merit-based award up $1,000.
Donor: Established by Bettie Lee Yerka in memory of her late husband, Jay.
Eligibility Criteria: Awarded to juniors and seniors taking at least six credit hours and having a minimum 3.0 grade point average and outstanding leadership activities.

Dr. Arden P.  Zipp Scholarship
Award: One-time, merit-based  award up to $1,000.
Donor: Established by Distinguished Teaching Professor Emeritus of Chemistry Arden Zipp. This scholarship shall be awarded to an outstanding student majoring in chemistry or adolescence education: chemistry at SUNY Cortland.
Eligibility Criteria: Recipient must have a minimum overall 3.0 grade point average, be entering her/his sophomore year and have taken at least eight credit hours of chemistry at SUNY Cortland.