Scholarships by Category

SUNY Ulster's students have been served by the Ulster Community College Foundation, Inc. since 1976. The Foundation provides special enrichment opportunities, including programs, speakers, equipment to enhance the learning environment, scholarships and technological resources. In addition to the support of educational and cultural programs, the Foundation awards over $100,000 in scholarships annually. These awards enable students to begin or continue their educations at SUNY Ulster, or to further their studies by transferring to four-year schools. To speak to a Foundation representative visit the Foundation office located in Clinton Hall, room 208 on the Stone Ridge Campus or call (845) 687-5293.

Through this Scholarship Program listing, the Foundation commemorates our donors who provide support to SUNY Ulster students each in their own special way.
 

SCHOLARSHIP DESCRIPTIONS
(Listed alphabetically by Category)
STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics)
Visual & Performing Arts
 



GENERAL ACADEMIC

Barbara A. Adams Scholarship

photo of Barbara Adams Barbara Adams President Donald C. Katt, with support from faculty and staff, initiated the Barbara A. Adams Scholarship to recognize the contributions of Ulster County Community College's retired President. Ms. Adams is acknowledged for her dedication and innovative contributions to the College during her tenure. The fund will provide an annual award to a student who is accepted as an honors student at SUNY Ulster. Ms. Adams was committed to promoting student pride and achievement. The award will be given to a student who exemplifies the standard of excellence that President Adams hoped all students would strive to attain.

 

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Sherman Adin and Carol E. Adin Scholarship Fund

The Ulster County Community College is a grateful recipient of a charitable bequest through the Estate of Carol E. Adin who passed away on July 13, 2002. In accordance with the donor's wishes, the Sherman Adin and Carol E. Adin Fund has been established to support SUNY Ulster's scholarship program. The scholarship will become available to Ulster County residents who attend Ulster County Community College or to graduates of SUNY Ulster who are transferring to an accredited college located in New York State.

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American Association of University Women Scholarship

The American Association of University Women Scholarship was established to financially assist students in completing their education at four-year universities. The successful candidate is chosen by a committee of AAUW members.

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American Service-Family Scholarship

photo of VW-15 AEWRON-15
Established by Lieutenant-Commander Alfred C. Bedell USN (retired) in honor of the ongoing sacrifices and hardships endured by service-families, and in memory of the 22 aircrew members of AEWRON-15 Willy Victor-2 # 141310 who forever remain somewhere between checkpoints Mahogany and Pendulum.  The scholarship will be awarded to a child or spouse of a present, or former, service-member of the United States Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, Air Force or National Guard enrolled as a full-time student in any degree program.

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Braby/Blackwell Family Memorial Scholarship

The Braby/Blackwell Family Memorial Scholarship continues to ease the financial burden of attending college for many deserving students. Recipients reside in the town or village of Saugerties.

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 Mim Fyllingen Brown Memorial Scholarship

Mim Brown spent her entire 32 year career at SUNY Ulster working in the Financial Aid Office.  As Director, she supervised a staff of counselors, but would always find time to personally help students with unique issues.  She helped hundreds, if not thousands, of students secure the money needed to make a college education monetarily possible.  Mim herself was the first in her family to attend college, hence she was especially interested in helping others who were first generation college students.  Gone too soon in her life, this scholarship will provide for her greatest joy:  making higher education accessible to all.  

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The Carlin Trust

The Carlin Trust Fund was established to provide financial support to deserving students at Ulster County Community College.

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Lucille Clark Cyr Memorial Scholarship

Lucille Clark Cyr, sister of Barbara Schmidt, a longtime employee at SUNY Ulster, committed her life to befriend, assist, and provide support to others. Through the generosity of her family, the scholarship pays tribute to the life of Lucille who shared so much with others. Ms. Schmidt chooses from among those recommended by the College Scholarship Selection committee as representing the traits Ms. Cyr admired.

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Daughters of the American Revolution; Wiltwyck Chapter, NS; Dame Margarette Hendrickse Van Keuren Memorial & Governor George Clinton Memorial Scholarship

The Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Scholarships are given out annually to two returning or graduating students, one male and one female, who are pursuing degrees which will benefit the community. Recipients have demonstrated commitment to community service.

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Frank G. Elliott Scholarship

The Frank G. Elliott Scholarship was established through a bequest of Grace E. Elliott in memory of her brother. Candidates for this award may be either entering or returning students and should be residents of New Paltz.

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Michael Finnegan Memorial Scholarship

The Howard C. St. John family has generously created a scholarship in memory of their friend, Michael Finnegan, who was tragically lost in the September 11, 2001 Twin Towers attack. Michael Finnegan, as a Kingston high school student, established himself as the area's premier amateur golfer. Michael was also known for his outstanding leadership qualities. He is remembered by his family as a loving husband, father of three young children, son and brother. An annual scholarship will be awarded to an entering or returning student who was also a Kingston High School graduate.

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Follett Higher Education Group Scholarship

Follett Higher Education Group is a family-owned bookstore provider that has operated with integrity and respect for more than 137 years.  They manage more than 850 bookstores nationwide, including the one on SUNY Ulster’s Stone Ridge Campus.  Follett donates nearly $1,000,000 annually to provide scholarships at many of the campuses on which they serve.  The recipient may be an entering, returning or transferring student.

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The Garraghan Family Scholarship


Ray Garraghan
Ray Garraghan

Originally the Raymond Garraghan Memorial Scholarship, this fund was established in memory of the former Kingston Mayor and Chairman of the Ulster County Community College Board of Trustees. This fund has since been enhanced to honor and remember other members of the Garraghan Family. This scholarship is intended to assist hardworking students in attaining their educational goals.


Nancy and Abel Garraghan
Nancy and Abel Garraghan

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Dominic J. Giamei, Jr. Memorial Scholarship


Dominic Giamei Dominic Giamei

 

The Dominic J. Giamei, Jr. Memorial Scholarship honors the memory of a former student of Ulster County Community College, whose life ended in a tragic accident. Dominic majored in Criminal Justice and was a member of the football team. He was also an active member of the Kripplebush Lyonsville Fire Department and the Marbletown First Aid Rescue Squad. Recipients of this scholarship should be graduates of Rondout Valley High School who plan to attend Ulster County Community College. Preference is given to students involved in community service and who participate in team sports.

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Gertrude Gifford Scholarship

The Gertrude Gifford Scholarship was established through the bequest of Ms. Gifford, with the intention of helping students finance their education. There is no specific requirement stipulated for this award.

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 Louis Greenspan Scholarship for Veterans

 This scholarship was established by Daniel Curtin, Co-Trustee of the Louis Greenspan Charitable Trust, to provide scholarships for SUNY Ulster students.  The recipient of the award will be a student who is a veteran, with a preference given to those who have endured wounds.  The intent of the scholarship is to assist veterans regardless of other financial assistance or benefits they may receive.  A minimum of a 2.8 cumulative grade point average is preferred.  The scholarship recipient must be an Ulster County resident and may be an entering, returning, or transferring student, enrolled full or part-time.

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Fred and Dale Guerra Memorial Scholarship

The Fred and Dale Guerra Memorial Scholarship is intended for a returning adult student. With her passing in March 2007, Dale Guerra's name has been added to the Fred Guerra Memorial Scholarship in accordance with her family's wishes. Mrs. Guerra helped to establish this fund in 1993 at the time of Mr. Guerra's death.

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Charles Haas Memorial Scholarship

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Charles Haas
Charlie, at age 17, a member of the High Falls Fire Department and an enlistee in the U.S. Air Force, was killed while fighting a fire on February 17, 1981. The scholarships are available, one time only, to graduating seniors of Ulster County High Schools accepted by two or four year colleges. Applicants and/or parents must be active members of a bona fide fire department.  To apply for this scholarship click here.

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Isis Heslin Alumna Scholarship

Isis Heslin did not enter Ulster County Community College as a traditional high school graduate.   She overcame the challenges that life presented to her and earned a general education diploma so that she could pursue a college education.  Her persistence and drive helped her complete her education and become a remarkably successful financial adviser.  She established this scholarship as a way to bestow what was so generously provided to her - the opportunity to achieve her personal and educational goals.  She demonstrates how the circumstances one comes from do not impede the possibility to achieve success.  The Isis Heslin Alumna Scholarship is awarded annually to a full-time student, who is an Ulster County resident entering Ulster County Community College with preference given to students who have received a GED. 

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Hudson Landing Scholarship

In support of SUNY Ulster's students, Hudson Landing has initiated a scholarship for a full-time returning or transferring student with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0, who has demonstrated financial need, and resides in the City of Kingston or the Town of Ulster .  Preference will be given to students pursuing a course of study in Industrial Technology or Business Administration with a career goal that includes Real Estate Planning or Land Development.

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International Education Forum Scholarship

The International Education Forum Scholarship was created by two former staff members of Ulster County Community College, W. John Dunn and Daryl Magill.

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Viola C. Jansen Scholarship

The Viola C. Jansen Scholarship was established through a bequest. The scholarship is awarded to entering, returning or graduating students at Ulster County Community College. It is preferred that the scholarship be given to graduates from a Shawangunk area high school (Wallkill or Pine Bush).

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Dr. Richard Katims Scholarship


photo of Dr. Richard Katims
Dr. Richard Katims
Dr. Richard Katims was a valued member of the college community, a friend to everyone at SUNY Ulster, and an inspirational teacher and mentor to his students. Dr. Katims determined that all proceeds from the sale of his book, Soundings: Poems and Essays, will be contributed to the College Foundation, in perpetuity, in order to create an endowed scholarship in his name. If you are interested in purchasing a book call the Foundation office at (845) 687-5283.
The Foundation will maintain a plaque upon which a panel may be added each year with the name of the new recipient. The recipient will be presented with a certificate at the Scholarship Ceremony. Recipients for this award should be transferring to a four-year institution and a letter of acceptance is required. Dr. Katims expressed that the recipient shall be "committed to studying about and working for human rights, world peace, protection of the environment, or the diminution and elimination of global hunger and poverty." First preference will be given to students who are the first members of their families to graduate from college. Second preference will be given to those students with the highest grade point average.

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Frederick and Ellen Katt Memorial Scholarship

Through the generosity and kindness of their family, and members of the faculty and staff, the parents of Ulster County Community College's President, Donald C. Katt, will be forever remembered. The Frederick and Ellen Katt Memorial Scholarship will be awarded to a student who has demonstrated high academic achievement while attending SUNY Ulster.

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Kentucky Fried Chicken Scholarship

This scholarship is made possible through the generosity of Darlene Pfeiffer, chief executive officer and the holder of two Kentucky Fried Chicken Franchises located in Kingston and Poughkeepsie. In addition to her work on behalf of the Association of KFC Franchises, of which she is past president, Ms. Pfeiffer has devoted her time and energy to sustaining and expanding the philanthropic legacy of Colonel Harland Sanders, founder of the KFC company. She currently serves on the board of directors of the Colonel’s Kids, which provides college scholarships. It is in the spirit of these awards that she has established five scholarships for students entering SUNY Ulster. Recipients must demonstrate self motivation, an entrepreneurial spirit, and be single parents. They must also demonstrate financial need. Preference may be given to students majoring in business, nursing or other health – related fields. Recipients who meet academic criteria may be eligible to receive the scholarship for a second year.

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KeyBank Scholarship

 KeyBank recognizes that an educated work-force plays an integral role in the success and vibrancy of the community, and that the educational opportunities that Ulster County Community College provides enhances not only the lives of those attending, but adds to the vitality of the Hudson Valley Region as a whole.  The KeyBank Scholarship will be awarded to an undergraduate or graduating student who is a resident of New York State.

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Gordon L. Kidd, Jr. Memorial Scholarship


photo of Gordon Kidd
Gordon L. Kidd, Jr.
The Gordon L. Kidd, Jr. Memorial Scholarship was established by colleagues, friends, family and former students to honor a founding faculty member. Many were inspired by Gordon to achieve beyond what they had thought possible. The impact Gordon made on SUNY Ulster and the students whom he reached on many different levels, will continue to be remembered with every student who is assisted by this scholarship. Candidates for this award should be returning to SUNY Ulster to complete a program in any area, with either full- or part-time status. The recipient must demonstrate financial need and funds from this award are to be applied to tuition and educational expenses. It is preferred that the award be given to a student who has overcome challenges to achieve his/her educational goals.

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Claire Kidd Rose Memorial Scholarship

Claire Kidd Rose was born in Cooperstown, NY, and grew up in Richfield Springs and Herkimer, NY with her brother Gordon L. Kidd, Jr. and her sister, Gloria Kidd-Golden.  Entering Barnard College in the final days of World War II, Claire embraced opportunities to move in New York literary circles.  After moving to the Chicago area in 1946, she held administrative and marketing posts at architectural and engineering firms before launching a 17-year career with the Blackstone Group, a research and consulting firm in Chicago and India.  Claire was an inspiration to her family, friends and colleagues through her ability to make them laugh, her passion for the Indo-American Center, her involvement in grassroots  politics, her avid support of Chicago sports teams, and her human rights perspectives.  Claire unfailingly knew the right gift for a child, the right words to motivate an adult, and abundant creative solutions to a problem.  Candidates for this award should be entering or returning to SUNY Ulster to complete a program in any area, with either full or part-time status.

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Kingston Professional Firefighters' Association: Harry E. Hornbeck Memorial Scholarships

The Kingston Professional Firefighters' Association sponsors an annual scholarship in memory of Harry E. Hornbeck, a Professional Firefighter and active union member who was committed to improving the livelihood of his fellow professionals. Mr. Hornbeck passed away in July of 1990, at the age of 44. The Harry E. Hornbeck Memorial Scholarship honors the contributions Mr. Hornbeck made to his community. Graduating seniors from any Ulster County High School who are planning to enter SUNY Ulster to continue their studies are eligible for this award.

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Jay E. and Lucia de L. Klock Foundation of Kingston Scholarship

The Klock Foundation of Kingston has established this scholarship fund to provide awards annually to SUNY Ulster students. Key Private Bank, as Trustees of the Klock Kingston Fund, continue to support education and other local, worthwhile causes, as intended through this bequest from the Klock estate.

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George M. and Shirley J. Krembs Innovation Scholarship


photo of Shirley J. and George M. Krembs
Shirley J. and George M. Krembs
Candidates for the Krembs Innovation Scholarship should have scholastic ability, leadership qualities, and concerns for the human needs of tomorrow's world. Furthermore, candidates should be able to demonstrate innovative thinking. Candidates should have completed some aspect of work or service that has brought significant change to a course or program at SUNY Ulster or to student life on campus; or completed work within the community that has significantly improved a pre-existing condition. Involvement in the community is an important factor. The George M. and Shirley J. Krembs Innovation Scholarship is given annually. To apply for this scholarship click here.

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Professor Keith LaBudde Scholarship

Established in 1994 to honor Professor LaBudde for his years of service to the Ulster County Community College campus community, this scholarship is awarded annually to a returning or transferring student. Professor LaBudde continues to support the fund with annual contributions.

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The Learning Center Scholarship

The staff of the Learning Center recognizes students who are academic achievers and want to continue to succeed.  This scholarship is established to recognize deserving students who continue to strive toward their educational goal.  Eligible students can be attending full or part-time and must have taken and successfully completed ISP 070, 080, 081 and 091, COS 101 (College Skills) and/or any developmental courses in Math, Writing or Reading and be maintaining at least a 2.8 cumulative GPA.

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Elizabeth and Lloyd LeFever Scholarship


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Elizabeth LeFever
The Elizabeth and Lloyd LeFever Scholarships have been established through a bequest. There is no specific requirement stipulated for these awards.

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Margaret C. Lewis Scholarship

photo of Margaret C. Lewis
Margaret C. Lewis
Margaret C. Lewis studied dance with F.M. Crosse in London, where she completed a six-year curriculum with highest awards. She taught dance in Newfoundland and New York, and was cited as an authority on dance in two books, Dancing and Dancers of Today, by Charles and Caroline Caffin and The Dance, by Troy and Margaret West Kinney. She was on the board of directors of Wassaic State Hospital, a founding member of the Kingston YWCA, and a member of the Kingston Garden Club. Mrs. Lewis was also president of the Children's Home and a member of the Ulster County Historical Society. During World War II, Mrs. Lewis headed the War Bond drive in Kingston. Through a bequest, this scholarship has been established in her name. There is no specific requirement stipulated for this award.

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Lions Club of Hurley Scholarship

The Lions Club of Hurley sponsors an annual scholarship through the Ulster Community College Foundation, Inc. SUNY Ulster students who reside in Hurley are eligible for this award. 

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Nancy Olsen Lynch Collegian Scholarship Fund

Nancy Olsen Lynch established the Ulster County Career Day for high school students in 1998. The conference has become an annual event that provides high school sophomores the opportunity to meet with professionals from various career fields.  Nancy's friends and colleagues have established a scholarship in her honor. This scholarship is awarded to entering students who have completed 6 or more SUNY Ulster Collegian Program credits and plan to enroll full-time at SUNY Ulster.

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Ron Marquette Writer's Scholarship

photo of Ron MarquetteRon Marquette
Ron joined the SUNY Ulster staff as Coordinator of Community Relations and Special Events in 2006.  Prior to that he was the CEO of the Ulster Performing Arts Center on Broadway in Kingston, and before that assignment he was the Artistic Director at the Shadowland Theater in Ellenville.  Ron was not only a campus leader, but an active member of the community.  He was a member of the Board of the Chamber of Commerce and served as Chair of the Ulster County Development Corporation.  Ron’s wishes were that a scholarship be established in his memory and the proceeds be awarded to a SUNY Ulster student pursuing a career in writing.

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Freda and Richard Martens Memorial Scholarship

This endowed scholarship was established by Jessica Thomson and her husband Peter in memory of Mrs. Thomson’s parents. The scholarship will be awarded to a full-time, second year returning student who is pursuing a course of study in any academic major and who has a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher.  Preference will be given to a student with a parent born outside the United States.

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Patricia L. Maue Memorial Scholarship Fund

As a result of the generosity of Patricia Maue, a former staff member of SUNY Ulster's Small Business Development Center, this scholarship will be established upon the distribution of annuities to benefit an entering or returning full-time female student with a cumulative average of at least 3.5.

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McCann/Pezzino Memorial Scholarship

The McCann/Pezzino Memorial Scholarship honors the parents of Carl & Madeline Pezzino. Madeline is a member of SUNY Ulster's campus community and has ably served SUNY Ulster students in her capacity as Admissions Counselor for many years. Rondout Valley High School graduates are eligible for this award. Carl and Madeline will select the recipient.

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Mid-Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union Scholarship

Chartered in 1963, the Mid-Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union serves anyone who lives, works, worships or volunteers in Ulster, Orange or Dutchess County, as well as businesses and other legal entities. MHV has demonstrated its commitment to the community through ongoing support of such causes as the American Cancer Society, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, American Heart Association and United Way. In support of education, MHVCU has established two scholarships with the Ulster Community College Foundation, Inc. One scholarship will be awarded to an entering, returning or transferring student who is a member of Mid-Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union. In addition to membership requirement, a second recipient will be chosen who demonstrates a commitment to community service.

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Carl J. Mihm, Jr. Memorial Scholarship

Carl J. Mihm, Jr. was an Ulster County Community College employee. Mr. Mihm was diagnosed with an inoperable form of cancer, and colleagues remember his bravery as he continued to work throughout his chemotherapy treatment. One of his many accomplishments at SUNY Ulster was the organization and planning of the College's 25th Anniversary Dinner Dance held at Mohonk Mountain House. The Carl J. Mihm, Jr. Memorial Scholarship, supported by Carl's family and friends, has been established to assist returning or graduating and transferring SUNY Ulster students, preferably enrolled in the PACE Program.

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John H. Moehle Memorial Scholarship

The John H. Moehle Memorial Scholarship is in honor of a former supervising principal of the Onteora School District for the years 1948-1951 and 1953-1959. A major accomplishment of Mr. Moehle's was the organization of the Civil Defense Program for all New York State Schools while working for the State Department of Education in Albany between the years 1951 and 1953. Mr. Moehle was a valuable asset to the town of Phoenicia and served as board member and president of the Phoenicia Library and other groups. The John H. Moehle Memorial will be awarded to students who have graduated from or are graduating from Onteora High School.

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Gerald "Jay" Neuhoff Memorial Scholarship

The Gerald "Jay" Neuhoff Memorial Scholarship is intended for physically challenged Ulster County Community College students, with preference given to those with hemophilia. This scholarship is supported by SUNY Ulster faculty and staff to honor and remember the beloved son of retired SUNY Ulster staff member, Joan Neuhoff.

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 Patricia M. O'Brien Memorial Scholarship 

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Patricia O'Brien
Patricia was born in Kingston, NY on April 15, 1959.  The oldest of five siblings, she lived in Lake Katrine, NY and attended Kingston Schools.  Upon graduating from Kingston High School, (Class of 1977) she attended SUNY Ulster where she obtained an Associate Degree in Business Administration (Class of 1979). She went on to SUNY at Onteonta where she studied Economics.  Patricia died in an automobile accident October 31, 1980. Patti, as she was known by friends and family, was active in many clubs and organizations.  She loved the beach in the summer and was an avid skier in the winter months.  She enjoyed photography and participated in Yearbook Club in both High School and College.  At Oneonta she was also in the Economics Club.  This scholarship is awarded to an entering student who is a Kingston High School graduate pursuing a career in business administration or economics.

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Organization of Professional and Administrative Personnel (OPAP) Scholarship

The Organization of Professional and Administrative Personnel (OPAP) sponsors an annual scholarship for returning Ulster County Community College students. OPAP represents College administrative staff and is committed to the quality of the College and to assisting its students.

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Louis and Sophie Offerman Palkowics Memorial Scholarship

Mrs. Herbert Reuner has initiated this scholarship in loving memory of her parents Louis and Sophie Offermann Palkowics who, while visiting relatives in Rifton, fell in love with the area and moved there from Brooklyn in 1922. Although Mr. Palkowics had been employed as a butcher in Brooklyn, he soon began working for Central Hudson helping to build the Dashville Dam. Within a very short time, he was promoted to become the operator of the facility. Mrs. Reuner remembers both of her parents as dedicated, loving, and supportive individuals who were great achievers but always in a quiet and unassuming way. She recalls that her father was so well-liked that when he retired after many years at Central Hudson, his retirement dinner was the largest in the history of the company.

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P.E.O. Sisterhood Scholarship

The P.E.O. Sisterhood sponsors an annual scholarship through the Ulster Community College Foundation, Inc. This off-campus sorority has been furthering women's education since 1869. Graduating and transferring SUNY Ulster students who plan to continue their education and demonstrate financial need are eligible for this scholarship. Non-traditional, female students in need receive first priority.

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Ruth Pacini Satterfield, Veronica Pacini & Patricia Pacini Honorary Scholarship

This scholarship is intended for Ulster County Community College students who demonstrate financial need and have a cumulative average of at least 2.5. This award recognizes that perseverance and effort required to attain schooling (such as necessity to work, care of others, being a single parent, disability) may take precedence over scholastic ability or grade attainment as long as the recipient works to his/her ability under the circumstances and maintains required academic standards.

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Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship

Returning Ulster County Community College students who are members of Phi Theta Kappa are eligible for the Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship.

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Vern and Paula Piantanida Scholarship


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Vern and Paula Piantanida
Vern and Paula Piantanida, long-term advocates of the Foundation's scholarship program are providing funding for three awards. The Marianne Collins Honorary Scholarship, the Members of the Scholarship Selection Committee, and the Vern and Paula Piantanida Scholarship. Recipients must be returning or transferring students who are attending full-time and have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0.

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Lynn Quarles Memorial Scholarship

There are no specific requirements stipulated for the Lynn Quarles Memorial Scholarship.

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Mildred and Louis Resnick Scholarships, in Memory of Joseph Y. Resnick


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Louis and Mildred Resnick
Mildred and Louis Resnick, through their longstanding generosity and commitment to education and to the community, have made available a scholarship fund through which many Ulster County Community College students receive financial assistance. The Mildred and Louis Resnick Scholarship, in Memory of Joseph Y. Resnick, established in the early 1980's, is available to returning full-time SUNY Ulster students. Preference is given to students who demonstrate financial need and public or community involvement, as well as academic ability.

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Professor Milton L. Reynolds Memorial Scholarship

Milton L. Reynolds was a professor and chairman of the Computer Information Systems/Computer Science Department at Ulster County Community College. Mr. Reynolds had been looking forward to spending his future years at the retirement home he and his wife had built in Little Falls, NY. He passed away, just days before his planned retirement. It is preferred that the Professor Milton L. Reynolds Memorial Scholarship be awarded to a prison education or minority student.

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Rosakranse Family Scholarship

As longstanding members of the community, the Rosakranse Family established an endowed scholarship for the benefit of SUNY Ulster students. The Rosakranse Family Scholarship is intended to assist students who have demonstrated financial need and who are Ulster County residents. Recipients must have attained a cumulative GPA of 2.8 or greater. The recipient may be either an entering, returning or transferring student, enrolled full-time.

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Professor Joseph K. Schwarz Memorial Scholarship

The Professor Joseph K. Schwarz Memorial Scholarship honors the memory of a former educator at Ulster County Community College. Professor Schwarz was considered a dedicated teacher and a unique individual by his friends and colleagues, and a great inspiration to his students. There is no specific requirement stipulated for this award.

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Ashraf Shirazi Memorial Scholarship 

Mrs. Ashraf Shirazi always realized the importance of higher education in one’s life and wished to be of support and encouragement for the younger generation.  A scholarship was established in her honor by Ashraf’s friends and family to assist an international student with financial need. 

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Skidmore Ulster County Scouting Award

The Ulster County Scouting Awards have been established by former Foundation Board member Frank Skidmore. The recipients, one male and one female, may be either returning or transferring students. Involvement in Scouting is a preference for this award.

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Professor Richard C. Smith Scholarship


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Richard C. Smith
Ulster County Community College Professor Emeritus, Richard Smith has established this scholarship to be awarded to returning or graduating and transferring Ulster County Community College students. There is no stated preference as to academic program.

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Clarence and Kathleen Spangenberger Memorial Scholarship

Bill and Kay Spangenberger were generous, community-minded individuals who firmly believed in the value of education.  Mr. Spangenberger, a Kingston native, left Standard Oil in 1933 to join the Cornell Steamboat Company in the accounts receivable department.  In 1954, he became head of the company.  He retired in 1975 at the age of 70.  Mrs. Spangenberger also worked for several different companies, including Harper Collins.  After retirement, they travelled around the world including to India and Australia.  In accordance with their bequest, the Clarence and Kathleen Spangenberger Memorial Scholarship will be awarded to entering, returning or transferring students who are residents of Ulster County.

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Hendrikus and Lena Spijker Memorial Scholarship

 

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Mrs. & Mr. Jack Spyker-Oles
In the spirit of the holiday season, each December the Spijker family joins together to make a charitable contribution to a select organization. In 2004, the Ulster Community College Foundation, Inc. was fortunate to be the recipient of their gift that established the Hendrikus and Lena Spijker Memorial Scholarship. This year, a continued gift from a 2005 Alumnus and his family members will carry on this award to pay tribute to their parents. The scholarship will be awarded to a student who is pursuing any course of study at SUNY Ulster. The scholarship recipient must be an Ulster County resident and may be an entering, returning or transferring student, who is enrolled full-time.

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Student Government Organization Scholarship 

The Student Government Organization (SGO) oversees student clubs and organizations and works with the Events Planning Council to plan special social and cultural events. This scholarship will be awarded to a student who has demonstrated active involvement with one or more SUNY Ulster Clubs within the past year, has participated in organizing or hosting Student Government Organization sponsored events, and has made positive contributions to student life at SUNY Ulster. Est. 2014  

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Glenn B. Sutherland and Cynthia Lowe Scholarship


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Glenn B. Sutherland and Cynthia Lowe
Glenn B. Sutherland, Chair of the Ulster Community College Foundation, Inc., and Cynthia Lowe, have been longtime sponsors of a special scholarship to be awarded to SUNY Ulster students. Returning or graduating and transferring students are eligible for the Glenn B. Sutherland and Cynthia Lowe Scholarship. There is no stated preference as to academic program.

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Ernest W. and Jean B. Trelawny Scholarship

Established through a bequest of the Jean B. Trelawny Estate, scholarships are offered through the Ulster Community College Foundation, Inc. Graduates of the Rondout Valley Central High School are eligible for the Ernest W. Trelawny and Jean B. Trelawny Scholarship.

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 Christopher Tulloch Scholarship

 Founded through the generous support of Ulster County businessman Christopher Tulloch, this scholarship is another way the Foundation is helping Ulster County residents achieve their educational goals and dreams.  Funds are awarded to students based on financial need.

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Ulster County Community College Board of Trustees Scholarship:
In Memory of Wendell D. Harp


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Wendell D. Harp
The Ulster County Community College Board of Trustees proudly sponsors a scholarship annually through the Ulster Community College Foundation, Inc. Since his death in 2002, the award is made in memory of SUNY Ulster's longstanding and dear friend, Wendell D. Harp, a member of both the College and Foundation Boards. Mr. Harp was a beloved colleague, husband, father and volunteer. He was the Chair of the Board of Trustees and a dedicated supporter of the Ulster Community College Foundation, Inc.

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Ulster County Community College Faculty Association Scholarship

The Ulster County Community College Faculty Association sponsors an annual scholarship to be awarded to SUNY Ulster students. There is no stipulation of specific criteria for this award.

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Ulster County Community College Scholars Program

Ulster County residents who graduate in the top ten percent of their high school graduating class with Regents diplomas are eligible to participate in the College Scholars Program and receive a full-tuition scholarship to attend SUNY Ulster. Candidates should meet further criteria by being enrolled full-time within two semesters following high school graduation. Candidates shall not have attended any other college.
To apply for the College Scholars Program, an applicant must apply for federal and state financial aid for each year they are in attendance (applications are available in the SUNY Ulster Admissions and Financial Aid offices), and complete the College Scholars application. Support for the College Scholars Program comes from Ulster County Community College, and the Ulster Community College Foundation, Inc. which raises and administers funds to reward students' academic achievements. The Foundation is actively seeking community sponsorship for the College Scholars Program. Please contact the Foundation at 687-5283 if you wish to learn more about this program.

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Ulster County Volunteer Firemen's Association Inc. Scholarship

This scholarship fund is the result of the efforts of the Ulster County Volunteer Firemen's Association. Their scholarship is awarded to entering students who plan a career in Fire Science, Fire Engineering, or Public Service. A special application is required. To apply for this scholarship click here.

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Ulster-Greene Dental Study Club Scholarship

The Ulster-Greene Dental Study Club sponsors an annual scholarship based upon academic achievement. Returning or graduating and transferring Ulster County Community College students with relatively high grade point averages are eligible. A preference has been expressed that the recipient be an Ulster or Greene County resident.

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Ulster Savings Bank Scholarship awarded through the Ulster Community College Foundation, Inc.

A scholarship fund has been established by Ulster Savings Bank through which returning or transferring SUNY Ulster students with cumulative averages of at least 3.3 will be eligible for awards. The recipients must have taken at least 12 credits at SUNY Ulster. To apply for this scholarship please use the Foundation's general scholarship application for returning and transferring students.

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Grace E. VanBenschoten Scholarship

Established through a generous bequest by Grace E. VanBenschoten, a scholarship fund in her name enables the Ulster Community College Foundation, Inc. to award scholarships to deserving SUNY Ulster students. There has been no criteria stated as to recipient status or program of study.

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Karl & Catherine Weibrecht Memorial Scholarship

A generous bequest by the estate of Karl O. Weibrecht has established a scholarship fund through the Ulster Community College Foundation, Inc. to be awarded to SUNY Ulster students. Returning or graduating and transferring SUNY Ulster students who demonstrate financial need are eligible for the Karl & Catherine Weibrecht Memorial Scholarships.

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Senator Arthur H. Wicks Foundation Scholarship

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Sen. Arthur H. Wicks
A political legend in Ulster County, which he represented in the New York State Senate from 1927 to 1956, Senator Wicks supported the educational pursuits of scores of students throughout his life. Upon his retirement from the Senate he established the Arthur H. Wicks Foundation to formally provide scholarships in perpetuity, and later committed the Wicks Foundation assets to the Ulster Community College Foundation, Inc. scholarship program.

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Sandra J. Wilczek Empowerment Scholarship


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Sandra J. Wilczek
Established in 2004 by a SUNY Ulster Alumna, the Sandra J. Wilczek Empowerment Scholarship will be given to two students who are experiencing financial challenges while pursing their degree. Recipients will be entering or returning and studying full-time with a high academic average.

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Williams Self-Reliance Scholarship

The Williams Self-Reliance Scholarship, established in 2004 by Rose Marie and Jerry Williams, is awarded to a last semester single-parent student as a bridge to completing education requirements, thereby embarking on a path toward personal and economic independence.

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The Lee Wood Memorial Scholarship 

Lee Wood
Lee Wood
SUNY Ulster alumna Amber Beckley has established this award in loving memory of her father, Lee Wood who was a victim of a brutal assault that took his life in October of 2010. Lee will always be remembered by his family and friends as a hard worker in the field of construction, and as an avid and accomplished golfer. He encouraged his children to pursue a college education, and in particular, to attend SUNY Ulster. He also realized the value of scholarships to help support the cost of their education. The scholarship criteria include applicants who are Ellenville High School graduates, or who display an interest in golf, or are pursuing a career related to the construction field.

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 Shirley Wood Memorial Scholarship

 Upon Shirley Wood’s passing in 2011, the Foundation designated a onetime scholarship to be awarded in her memory.  Mrs. Wood was the grandmother of Amber Beckley, the College’s Assistant Coordinator of Accounting and Foundation Bookkeeper. She is remembered as a hard working mother of five.  She was the bookkeeper and manager of the family’s construction business, in addition to raising her 2 girls and 3 boys. Many members of the extended family that includes ten grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren, continued in the construction business or in the field of accounting. Shirley Wood’s family was the most important part of her life.  This scholarship will be awarded to a deserving student to be determined by the  Scholarship Selection Committee.

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Evelyn Wright Scholarship

In 1999, the St. James United Methodist Church began sponsorship of this special scholarship made possible through the Evelyn Wright Charitable Trust. All recipients shall demonstrate financial need and satisfactory academic progress.

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Karen Zentner Memorial Scholarship

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Karen Zentner
Karen Zentner was a 22-year-old Ulster County Community College student, engaged to be married at the time of her death. A thoughtless prank caused an otherwise routine drive home from her fiancé's home in Long Island to be the incident of her death. Karen's parents created a scholarship fund which allows the Ulster Community College Foundation, Inc. to give an award each year to a graduating senior from John A. Coleman High School who plans to enter SUNY Ulster as a freshman.

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BIOLOGY & PHYSICAL EDUCATION

Robert T. Brown Scholarship


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Robert T. Brown
This scholarship was established in the name of SUNY Ulster President Emeritus, Robert T. Brown, who retired in 1997 after serving as president for 23 years. Students who demonstrate financial need are considered with preference given to student athletes, reflecting Mr. Brown's belief in the value of athletics.

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Robert O. Davenport Memorial Scholarship

Robert O. Davenport earned a degree in agriculture from the Cornell School of Agriculture and Life Sciences.  As a boy of 14, Mr. Davenport learned first hand about farming at Davenport Farms in Stone Ridge.  He was an avid fisherman, hunter, skier, and golfer.  Mr. Davenport gave his time to the community as a volunteer and leader in a number of organizations including as a founding director of the Ulster Community College Foundation, Inc., serving for 29 years.  Family and Friends have established this scholarship to honor his commitment to SUNY Ulster and the community in which he lived.  Recipients are transferring students who wish to pursue a career in such areas as agriculture, wildlife conservation or other aspects of environmental studies. Preference is given to students attending Cornell or SUNY ESF.

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Al DiBernardo Scholar-Athlete Award


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Al DiBernardo
The Al DiBernardo Scholar-Athlete Award is given annually in honor of Professor Albert DiBernardo, SUNY Ulster's first physical education instructor, first coach, and first athletic director. The award is given to one male and one female student who has demonstrated an above average level of academic achievement, while competing in one or more intercollegiate sports. The academic level of classes, the number of completed credits, and final grades for spring semester are taken into consideration. Recipients are chosen following the semester's end by the Physical Education and Recreation Leadership program, in conjunction with recommendations from the Athletic Director. The students who are awarded this honor receive a scholarship, and have their names added to a plaque in the Senate Gymnasium.

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Coleen Hughes Memorial Scholarship

The Coleen Hughes Memorial Scholarship is in memory of a popular, enthusiastic and friendly Ulster County Community College Alumna. Coleen Hughes graduated as a Recreation Leadership major in 1981 and was employed with the Kingston Department of Parks and Recreation. Coleen gained great respect in the community in this position. In 1985, she died in an automobile accident. Coleen's friends, family, and associates established a permanent award to carry on her spirit. Candidates should be either returning or transferring to a four-year college or university. They should major in Recreation Leadership or in Individual Studies with a concentration in Recreation. While grades are taken into consideration, all students regardless of cumulative average are considered. The scholarship committee will choose a recipient who best demonstrates Coleen's love for life and service to others.

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James P. Mertes Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship has been supported by friends and family of Mr. Mertes who hold an annual Golf Tournament in his name to raise funds for these awards. Ulster County residents who are returning to SUNY Ulster as full-time student-athletes are eligible for this award.

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Michael J. Perry, Jr. Scholarship Fund


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Michael J. Perry, Jr.

Through the generosity of his friends and family, this memorial scholarship celebrates the life achievements of SUNY Ulster's own legendary athletics' coach, Michael J. Perry, Jr. Within a career of great accomplishment, including director of athletics, Michael is best known at SUNY Ulster for leading the College basketball team to national competitions, placing SUNY Ulster's athletic program on the map during its formative years. The Michael J. Perry, Jr. Scholarship will be awarded to a full-time, returning or transferring student who is pursuing a career in sports management, with a preference given to basketball. The recipient must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and demonstrate financial need.

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Frank Sena Memorial Scholarship

Robert Sena, long-term Emeritus Professor of Biology and now a member of the Adjunct Faculty at SUNY Ulster, has established an annual scholarship in memory of his father, Frank Sena. Professor Sena's intent is to assist a student pursuing a research or teaching career in the fields of pharmacology, biochemistry, genetics, cell biology or pharmacy. He hopes to reflect his father's values and dedication to his own work for over twenty years at Pfizer Inc., and to recognize the benefits of products developed for both human and animal use. A grade point average of 3.3 is preferred and the recipient must be a returning or transferring full-time student. Financial need is a factor in determining this award.

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BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

Bedell Family Scholarship Fund

The Bedell Family Scholarship Fund was established by Faculty Emeritus Alfred Bedell and his brother, Harold, a retired Dutchess County Sheriff's Department Lieutenant, in memory of Alfred J. and Frances S. Bedell who valued education, personal integrity, and civic responsibility. The purpose of this fund is to provide financial assistance to full- and part-time students enrolled in the Business and/or the Criminal Justice programs.

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 Theodore P. Bleffert Entrepreneurial Scholarship 

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Theodore P. Bleffert
A German immigrant, Theodore P. Bleffert was drawn to the United States to pursue the American Dream:  freedom to set his own path to success through hard work and high ethical standards. The proudest day of his life was when he and his young family took the oath of citizenship.  He possessed the true entrepreneurial spirit, taking risks and perceiving change as an opportunity for greatness, rather than a threat.  Mr. Bleffert firmly believed that one’s career should be “a labor of love” that brings professional growth and satisfaction to the individual. A scholarship in his memory was established in 2013 by his daughter, Dr. Anita Bleffert-Schmidt, to assist SUNYUlster would-be entrepreneurs in achieving their own version of the American Dream.  Recipients should possess the highest ethical standards, be an entering or returning student, major in business and entrepreneurial studies, and strive to start their own business in the future.   

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Thomas D. Connelly Memorial Scholarship  

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Anne N. Connelly
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Thomas D. Connelly
Cornelia Denvir, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, family members, and friends have established this fund to honor a beloved father, husband, colleague and friend. Thomas D. Connelly received a bachelor's degree from Holy Cross College in Worcester, Mass., and later attended graduate school at Syracuse University for sales, management, and marketing. Mr. Connelly worked for Wyeth Laboratories for 13 years and Bristol Laboratories for 22 years. At the time of his retirement he was Director of Government Affairs for Bristol Myers.  Mr. Connelly gave his time to the community as a volunteer and leader in a number of organizations including Chairman of the Board of Directors of Benedictine Hospital and as a founding member of the Ulster Community College Foundation, Inc.  This fund will provide support for returning students who have financial need and are in the Business Administration program.

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Paul J. Croce Memorial Scholarship

 The Paul J. Croce Memorial Scholarship was established by former Ulster County Legislator and Past-Chair of the Board of Directors of the Ulster Community College Foundation, Richard C. Croce to create a lasting legacy for his brother who passed away in 1996 at a young age.  In 1997, when Rich joined the Foundation board bringing with him years of leadership in business, government, and civic affairs, he sought to provide a gift that would memorialize his brother while at the same time benefiting the students of SUNY Ulster.  Paul was a wonderful man with a heart of gold.  He was compassionate and generous and shared both his time and his resources with those less fortunate than he.  This scholarship will help to keep his giving spirit alive.  The Paul J. Croce Memorial Scholarship will be awarded to a full or part-time student who is enrolled in, or graduating from a business degree program. 

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Frank Delaney Memorial Scholarship

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Frank Delaney

Mr. Delaney was a long time resident and contributed his energy to a variety of community activities. He was an enthusiastic supporter of 
Ulster County Community College. This scholarship will be awarded on the basis of academic achievement in the fields of Engineering, Computer Science, or Business and Entrepreneurial Studies. Candidates should be returning second-year students at Ulster County Community College.

 

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Hudson Landing Scholarship

In support of SUNY Ulster's students, Hudson Landing has initiated a scholarship for a full-time returning or transferring student with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0, who has demonstrated financial need, and resides in the City of Kingston or the Town of Ulster .  Preference will be given to students pursuing a course of study in Industrial Technology or Business Administration with a career goal that includes Real Estate Planning or Land Development.

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Kentucky Fried Chicken Scholarship

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Darlene Pfeiffer
This scholarship is made possible through the generosity of Darlene Pfeiffer, chief executive officer and the holder of two Kentucky Fried Chicken Franchises located in Kingston and Poughkeepsie. In addition to her work on behalf of the Association of KFC Franchises, of which she is past president, Ms. Pfeiffer has devoted her time and energy to sustaining and expanding the philanthropic legacy of Colonel Harland Sanders, founder of the KFC company. She currently serves on the board of directors of the Colonel’s Kids, which provides college scholarships. It is in the spirit of these awards that she has established five scholarships for students entering SUNY Ulster. Recipients must demonstrate self motivation, an entrepreneurial spirit, and be single parents. They must also demonstrate financial need. Preference may be given to students majoring in business, nursing or other health – related fields. Recipients who meet academic criteria may be eligible to receive the scholarship for a second year.
 

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Rosemarie LaTourette Women in Business Scholarship

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Rosemarie LaTourette
This scholarship was initiated by Rosemarie LaTourette who worked at Ulster County Community College for more than 8 years as Assistant to the Dean of Administration, Assistant Controller, and Assistant Dean of Administration.  After being out of a classroom for a number of years, she returned to college to complete her MBA with a concentration in Management from SUNY New Paltz School of Business.  This scholarship will be given annually to a returning student pursuing a course of study in business administration or planning a career in the field of accounting.  Preference will be given to non-traditional students. 

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 Patricia M. O'Brien Memorial Scholarship  

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Patricia O'Brien
Patricia was born in Kingston, NY on April 15, 1959.  The oldest of five siblings, she lived in Lake Katrine, NY and attended Kingston Schools.  Upon graduating from Kingston High School, (Class of 1977) she attended SUNY Ulster where she obtained an Associate Degree in Business Administration (Class of 1979). She went on to SUNY at Onteonta where she studied Economics.  Patricia died in an automobile accident October 31, 1980. Patti, as she was known by friends and family, was active in many clubs and organizations.  She loved the beach in the summer and was an avid skier in the winter months.  She enjoyed photography and participated in Yearbook Club in both High School and College.  At Oneonta she was also in the Economics Club.  This scholarship is awarded to an entering student who is a Kingston High School graduate pursuing a career in business administration or economics.

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Professor Terry L. Parmenter Memorial Scholarship


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Terry L. Parmenter
The Professor Terry L. Parmenter Memorial Scholarship is in memory of a former SUNY Ulster Professor of Business. Professor Parmenter was a dedicated faculty member who was notably devoted to his students. The family of Mr. Parmenter chooses the recipient. Preference is given to business or education majors.

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Herbert H. Reuner Memorial Scholarship


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Herbert H. Reuner
Mrs. Sofia P. Reuner has established an endowed scholarship in loving memory of her husband and life-long friend, Herbert H. Reuner, who passed away in 2000. Mr. Reuner was a successful businessman and the owner of Reuner Monuments in Kingston. The Herbert H. Reuner Memorial Scholarship will be awarded to a student who pursues a business-related course of study.

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Rondout Savings Bank Scholarship

Rondout Savings Bank sponsors an annual scholarship to be awarded to Business majors enrolled as freshmen or returning to Ulster County Community College. A special application is available for interested candidates and the scholarship recipient is chosen by the Senior Management Team at Rondout Savings Bank. To apply for this scholarship click here.

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Sawyer Savings Bank Scholarship

Since 1871, Sawyer Savings Bank has taken an active role in the community.  They work with their depositors and the community in building homes, creating jobs, aiding capital expansion and helping the area and its people to grow and prosper.  Sawyer Savings Bank takes pride in supporting many local community non-profit organizations by donating time and money to many worthwhile causes.  In keeping with its vision to provide community support, Sawyer Savings Bank established this scholarship to provide five awards to full-time SUNY Ulster students pursuing a career in Business, Nursing, or Engineering. Est. 2004

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Ann B. and John C. Smith Scholarship

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John and Ann Smith
The Ann B. and John C. Smith Scholarship was established by Mr. and Mrs. Smith in order to provide financial assistance to returning or graduating and transferring Ulster County Community College Business Majors.

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Spearman Family Scholarship

William Spearman, Treasurer of the Ulster Community College Foundation, Inc., and his wife Brenda, have established a scholarship fund to be awarded to SUNY Ulster students. Returning students who are pursuing a degree in Business Administration full-time are eligible for the Spearman Family Scholarship. The first award will be given in 2005.

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Ulster County Board of Realtors Scholarship

The Ulster County Board of Realtors sponsors an annual scholarship through the Ulster Community College Foundation, Inc., to be awarded to a returning or graduating and transferring Ulster County Community College Business Major.

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Chamber of Commerce of Ulster County Scholarship

In an effort to assist Ulster County students with the rising costs of college education, the Chamber of Commerce of Ulster County has established a scholarship program that awards students who are Ulster County residents pursuing a Business Administration degree or have career goals in business. Recipients may be entering or returning to Ulster County Community College or students who are graduating from Ulster County Community College and transferring to SUNY New Paltz.  The recipients are selected from the Ulster Community College Foundation, Inc. applicants by the Executive Committee of the Chamber of Commerce of Ulster County.

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Ulster Federal Credit Union Scholarship in Memory of Calvin M. Cunningham

The Ulster Federal Credit Union will provide two annual awards to entering students who are pursuing a course of study in Business. The recipients must be Ulster County residents, enrolled full-time. Recipients must also be members of the Ulster Federal Credit Union. To apply for this scholarship please use the Foundation's general scholarship application for entering students.

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COMMUNICATIONS & MEDIA ARTS

John J. Aitken Memorial Scholarship

photo of John J. Aitken John J. Aitken The John J. Aitken Memorial Scholarship was established in 1976 after John Aitken's death in a tragic automobile accident. John was a second year student at SUNY Ulster majoring in broadcast/journalism at the time of his death. The fund permits the giving of an annual scholarship in his name to a student enrolled in the Communications Program.

 

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Bob Hill Memorial Scholarship

Members of the SUNY Ulster faculty and staff have established a scholarship fund in memory of long-time employee of the College, Bob Hill. Bob is remembered for the energy and dedication he demonstrated both on campus and in the community. He supervised the Audio/Visual Department and also provided assistance for other college projects such as videotaping instructional films and photographing events. An award will be giving in his honor to a student who pursues a course of study in Audio/Visual and Communications curricula or to someone who works within the Instructional Media Department.

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John Warren Memorial Scholarship

The John Warren Memorial Scholarship was established in memory of a reporter for the Times Herald-Record. Colleagues of John Warren considered him to be well respected and admired. SUNY Ulster students who are Communication or Public Relations majors are eligible.

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COMPUTER SCIENCE

Walter W. Bartlett Memorial Scholarship

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Walter W. Bartlett
This scholarship is being established by Helen K. Bartlett in the memory of her brother-in-law, Walter W. Bartlett. Mr. Bartlett was a professor of Mathematics and Computer Science at Ulster County Community College for more than 20 years. To honor Mr. Bartlett for his dedication and excellence in his profession, an annual scholarship will be awarded to a student majoring in Mathematics or Computer Science who will be transferring to a four-year institution. The recipient should have at least a 3.0 cumulative average and demonstrate financial need.

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Frank Delaney Memorial Scholarship

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Frank Delaney

Mr. Delaney was a long time resident and contributed his energy to a variety of community activities. He was an enthusiastic supporter of 
Ulster County Community College. This scholarship will be awarded on the basis of academic achievement in the fields of Engineering, Computer Science, or Business and Entrepreneurial Studies. Candidates should be returning second-year students at Ulster County Community College.

 

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Joseph Friedman Memorial Scholarship

Joseph Friedman served as a Trustee on the Ulster County Community College Board of Trustees for almost twenty years and as Board Chair from 1984-1987. He was serving as chair at the time of his death in 1998. Joe Friedman was respected for his professional expertise, his quiet reserve and unwavering dedication to serving his community. Friends and colleagues established this special scholarship upon learning of Joe's death after a brief illness to honor his thoughtfulness and compassion. A returning SUNY Ulster student majoring in either the humanities or computer science and technology, or planning a career in law, is eligible. Further criteria include an excellent academic record and the completion of at least 12 credits at SUNY Ulster.

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Senior Computer Learning Center Scholarship

In 2003, the Senior Computer Learning Center organization established an annual scholarship for students pursuing a course of study in a computer related curriculum with career goals to include word processing or data base management. Two awards will be given to a male and female recipient with preference given to students over the age of fifty who are reentering the work force or planning a career change.

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The Dexter J. Olsen Computer Education Award

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Dexter J. Olsen

Kingston’s Senior Learning Center, the volunteer organization fostering computer literacy for senior citizens which is based at SUNY Ulster's Business Resource Center, has established a fund to honor the memory of Dexter J. Olsen of Woodstock, a longtime volunteer.  The Dexter J. Olsen Computer Education Award will provide tuition support for children ages 4-12 enrolled in computer courses given by SUNY Ulster Continuing Education.

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Harriet Tuchman Memorial Scholarship

The Harriet Tuchman Memorial Scholarship honors the memory of a member of SUNY Ulster's Computer Center. Preference is given to students enrolled in the Computer Science or Business Administration Program at SUNY Ulster.

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Todd Wonderly Memorial Scholarship

Following the death of former Ulster County Community College student, Todd Wonderly, a memorial scholarship was established in his name. Wonderly was a loved and respected alumnus, and this special fund will honor him in perpetuity. Returning or graduating and transferring SUNY Ulster Computer Science Majors are eligible for the Todd Wonderly Memorial Scholarship.

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CONTINUING AND PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION

Continuing and Professional Education Tuition Assistance Award

The staff at the Business Resource Center established this award for students enrolled in non-credit courses through SUNY Ulster's Continuing and Professional Education Department. Candidates must submit a written request for non credit tuition assistance by mail to the Continuing Education Tuition Assistance Program, SUNY Ulster Business Resource Center, 1 Development Court, Kingston, NY 12401.  To be eligible to apply candidates must demonstrate financial need and register for a course or camp through the Department of Continuing and Professional Education.

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The Dexter J. Olsen Computer Education Award

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Dexter J. Olsen

Kingston’s Senior Learning Center, the volunteer organization fostering computer literacy for senior citizens which is based at SUNY Ulster's Business Resource Center, has established a fund to honor the memory of Dexter J. Olsen of Woodstock, a longtime volunteer.  The Dexter J. Olsen Computer Education Award will provide tuition support for children ages 4-12 enrolled in computer courses given by SUNY Ulster Continuing Education.

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CRIMINAL JUSTICE / LAW / GOVERNMENT

Michael J. Barthel Memorial Scholarship

The family and friends of Michael Barthel have established a scholarship to honor Michael, his achievements and his commitment to his work. An alumnus of SUNY Ulster, Michael was a recipient of the Jack Lupton Memorial Scholarship for criminal justice students. He graduated summa cum laude from SUNY Albany and received his bachelor's degree in criminal justice. He began his career with the Ulster County Sheriff's Office in 1990 and became an officer with the Kingston Police Department in 1995. He received numerous commendations and awards from both the Sheriff's office and the Kingston Police and became a certified instructor at the Kingston Police Training Academy. To celebrate Michael's service in this field, the recipient of this award will be a returning student who is majoring in criminal justice and is enrolled full-time with a preferred cumulative grade point average of 3.3.

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Noreen Baumgarten Memorial Scholarship

The Noreen Baumgarten Memorial Scholarship was established in 1996 to financially support returning SUNY Ulster students enrolled in the Criminal Justice Program and maintaining high academic standards.

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Bedell Family Scholarship Fund

The Bedell Family Scholarship Fund was established by Faculty Emeritus Alfred Bedell and his brother, Harold, a retired Dutchess County Sheriff's Department Lieutenant, in memory of Alfred J. and Frances S. Bedell who valued education, personal integrity, and civic responsibility. The purpose of this fund is to provide financial assistance to full- and part-time students enrolled in the Business and/or the Criminal Justice programs.

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Macdonald DeWitt Scholarship

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Macdonald DeWitt
The Macdonald DeWitt Scholarship has been established for graduates of Ulster County Community College residing in Ulster County who need financial assistance to complete their education in order to qualify for one of the following learned professions: Law, Medicine and Engineering.

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Joseph Friedman Memorial Scholarship

Joseph Friedman served as a Trustee on the Ulster County Community College Board of Trustees for almost twenty years and as Board Chair from 1984-1987. He was serving as chair at the time of his death in 1998. Joe Friedman was respected for his professional expertise, his quiet reserve and unwavering dedication to serving his community. Friends and colleagues established this special scholarship upon learning of Joe's death after a brief illness to honor his thoughtfulness and compassion. A returning SUNY Ulster student majoring in either the humanities or computer science and technology, or planning a career in law, is eligible. Further criteria include an excellent academic record and the completion of at least 12 credits at SUNY Ulster.

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Michael Kandl Memorial Scholarship

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Michael Kandl
Michael Kandl was a conscientious young man who held down two part-time jobs to pay tuition as a full-time Criminal Justice major at SUNY Ulster. In October 1978, Michael died as a result of an unfortunate accident. Aware of his financial problems, Michael's classmates established the Michael Kandl Memorial Scholarship Fund to relieve other students of similar financial burdens. Candidates for this award should major in Criminal Justice, with plans to transfer to a senior university.

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George Krupica Law Enforcement Scholarships

SUNY Ulster alumnus and retired law enforcement professional, George Krupica has established two scholarships for students who are pursing careers in criminal justice and law enforcement.  The George Krupica Criminal Justice Scholarship shall be given to a full-time student who holds the highest GPA as a criminal justice major. The recipient may be an entering, returning, or graduating student. The George Krupica Police Academy Award will be granted to a graduate of SUNY Ulster's Policy Academy Program who holds the highest cumulative GPA in his or her class. As a former scholarship recipient, Mr. Krupica is especially pleased to offer these awards to assist students with achieving their educational goals.

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Robert Kurland Memorial Scholarship

From 1967 through 1980, Robert Kurland was a Professor of Public Service and Coordinator of the Community Service Assistant Program, which is now called Human Services.  During World War II he served as petty officer aboard the destroyer USS Norman Scott.  This scholarship was established in his memory by his wife, Estelle, to honor a husband, officer, and professor whose life was dedicated to serving others. The scholarship will be awarded to a student who is pursuing a career in public service, and who is graduating from SUNY Ulster in May of 2012.  Priority will be given to a student in the Criminal Justice Program or in the field of Human Services.

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Mid-Hudson Financial Security Officers Association Scholarship

The Mid-Hudson Financial Security Officers' Association is a non-profit organization comprised of 30 financial institutions in the Hudson Valley, NY area whose members are actively engaged in preventing fraud and raising security awareness throughout the region.  The Association actively partners with law enforcement to protect financial institutions from fraud, security risks and to prevent fraud victimization of the public. This scholarship is awarded to entering or returning full-time students pursuing a course of study in Criminal Justice or students enrolled in the Police Academy who plan to pursue a career in law enforcement or in the criminal justice field.

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Police Chiefs' Association:
Noreen Baumgarten Memorial Scholarship and Jack Lupton Memorial Scholarship

The Police Chiefs' Association sponsors two scholarships that are awarded annually to SUNY Ulster students. Graduating and transferring Criminal Justice majors are eligible for the Noreen Baumgarten and Jack Lupton Memorial Scholarships.

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Arthur A. Reilly Memorial Scholarship

The Arthur A. Reilly Memorial Scholarship is available to entering SUNY Ulster students enrolling as Criminal Justice majors. The candidate should possess a high school grade point average of 80% and demonstrate financial need. The student must have held outside paid employment and must intend to pursue a career as a NYS Trooper or a Police Officer. To apply for this scholarship click here.

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Chief James K. Riggins, Jr. Memorial Scholarships

The Chief James K. Riggins, Jr. Memorial Scholarships honor the memory of a man who served his community with dignity and pride. Returning full-time Criminal Justice majors at Ulster County Community College are eligible for these awards. This scholarship has been established with support from Chief Riggin's family, his many friends, and the Kingston Gold Shields.

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Rosendale Police Benevolent Association; Robert "Nippy" Lasher Scholarship

The Robert "Nippy" Lasher Scholarship, established by the Rosendale Police Benevolent Association in 1999, was created to celebrate the life of a man who made a difference in his community and profession. Returning or transferring Criminal Justice majors with a cumulative average of at least 2.00 who demonstrate financial need are eligible. It is preferred that the recipient be a resident of Rosendale.

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 Armand “Larry” Salanitri Memorial Scholarship

 Armand “Larry” Salanitri was a highly decorated police officer. After graduating from New Utrech High School he served two years in the United States Army and attended Ulster County Community College.  He began his career in law enforcement with the Ulster County Sheriff’s Department attaining the rank of Zone Sergeant.  He then transferred to the Town of New Paltz Police Department where he remained until his retirement in 1992.  His wife, Janet Salanitri who retired from Ulster County Community College in 2004, along with friends and colleagues established this scholarship in Larry’s memory.  This scholarship will be awarded to an entering, returning or transferring student pursuing a degree in Criminal Justice and a career in law enforcement. 

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Joan M. Sinagra Memorial Scholarship

Throughout Ulster County, Joan M. Sinagra left a legacy of accomplishment and a remarkable record of personal involvement. The Ulster County Women's Republican Club, the Third Judicial Federation of Women Voters and the City of Kingston Republican Committee are among many endeavors to which she devoted her time and talent. Joan was a trusted aide to several Republican lawmakers. She was the administrative assistant to state Senator William Larkin and Ulster County representative for Senator Jay Rolison and assemblyman H. Clark Bell. This scholarship in her memory was created by her husband, Anthony V. Sinagra, and family and friends and will be awarded to a student who exemplifies Joan's interest in and commitment to government and politics and who demonstrates leadership ability. Preference will be given to a student who demonstrates financial need and who has a history of community service.

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Ulster County Association of Superintendents of Highways Scholarship

Students who wish to be considered for this award should be graduating from Ulster County Community College, with plans to transfer to a senior college to complete a program in the field of Government. It is preferred that candidates have the desire to serve state and/or local governments.

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Irving Zeff Memorial Scholarship

Irving Zeff’s family moved to the United States from Czechoslovakia at the turn of century.  Irving was a first generation US citizen and the first in his family to speak English.  Growing up in poverty, Irving worked to put himself through college including the City College of New York and Brooklyn Law School to become an attorney. Todd Zeff, SUNY Ulster’s Director of Student Support Services, established this scholarship to honor his grandfather who believed education was the key to social mobility.  The recipient will be a first generation student who is pursuing a career in law with a preference given to a student who was raised in a home where English was the second language.

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ENGINEERING SCIENCE

Frank Delaney Memorial Scholarship

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Frank Delaney

Mr. Delaney was a long time resident and contributed his energy to a variety of community activities. He was an enthusiastic supporter of 
Ulster County Community College. This scholarship will be awarded on the basis of academic achievement in the fields of Engineering, Computer Science, or Business and Entrepreneurial Studies. Candidates should be returning second-year students at Ulster County Community College.

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Macdonald DeWitt Scholarship


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Macdonald DeWitt
The Macdonald DeWitt Scholarship has been established for graduates of Ulster County Community College residing in Ulster County who need financial assistance to complete their education in order to qualify for one of the following learned professions: Law, Medicine and Engineering.

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Christus J. Larios Scholarship For The Sciences

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Christus J. Larios
Christus J. Larios, as a principal in Brinnier and Larios, P.C. played an integral role in the establishment and growth of Ulster County Community College and served as one of the Founding Members of the Ulster Community College Foundation, Inc. Board until his passing.  In 2001, he was honored by the college for chairing the fund drive for the Trust for Technology campaign, an effort which raised 1.8 million dollars to support the acquisition of new technology for the campus.  After graduating from Cornell University and receiving his Doctor of Philosophy degree in Community Services from Pacific Western University, he became a partner with Augustus S. Brinnier in the engineering firm that bore their names. He was a consummate community volunteer working on behalf of the YMCA and the Kingston Hospital. He was a member of the Board of Trustees for Ulster Savings Bank from 1965 to 2001. The Christus J. Larios Scholarship for the Sciences is for students who are pursuing a course of study or career path in the physical sciences including physics, chemistry, engineering or biology, or students studying Industrial Technology.  

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Barbara P. and Edward V. Marrott Scholarship

Ann Marrott, SUNY Ulster's Dean of Community Relations and Enrollment Management, was a scholarship recipient in 1981. Knowing firsthand the differences awards can make for students, Ann established a scholarship in the name of her parents. In May of 1999, the first Marrott Scholarship was awarded. Ann's mother, Barbara, passed away in August of 1999, and in lieu of flowers, family and friends made donations to the Marrott fund, enabling the fund to grow. Ulster County Community College students enrolled in a Health Care or Engineering Program are eligible for this award.

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Sawyer Savings Bank Scholarship

Since 1871, Sawyer Savings Bank has taken an active role in the community.  They work with their depositors and the community in building homes, creating jobs, aiding capital expansion and helping the area and its people to grow and prosper.  Sawyer Savings Bank takes pride in supporting many local community non-profit organizations by donating time and money to many worthwhile causes.  In keeping with its vision to provide community support, Sawyer Savings Bank established this scholarship to provide five awards to full-time SUNY Ulster students pursuing a career in Business, Nursing, or Engineering. Est. 2004

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Aaron E. and Jane M. Shultis Memorial Scholarship

The Aaron E. and Jane M. Shultis Memorial Scholarship was established through a bequest with the intention of assisting returning or graduating and transferring Ulster County Community College students who are majoring in Engineering or a health-related field.

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Professor Derwin H. Stevens Physics Scholarship


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Derwin H. Stevens
SUNY Ulster Professor Emeritus, Derwin H. Stevens, has established a scholarship to be awarded to a graduating and transferring student who has completed at least two consecutive semesters of a physics sequence at SUNY Ulster. Candidates must plan to pursue further education in physics, science education, engineering, or a related field. It is the intent of the donor that the candidate's grades in Physics are given highest priority, but the candidate's performance in other sciences and mathematics should be considered as well. Of second priority is the candidate's ability to understand the processes of science. This scholarship is academically based and science and engineering consensus is required for the award.

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ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES

Olivia Rose Belfiglio Memorial Scholarship

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Olivia Belfiglio

The Olivia Rose Belfiglio Memorial Scholarship was established by the Ulster County Legislature, friends and family members to honor the memory of Kingston High School alumna, Olivia Rose Belfiglio. Olivia attended Kingston High School before transferring to Saugerties in her junior year. She enjoyed drawing, painting, photography, and snowboarding, and had been a member of the Kingston High School girls cross-country team.  Olivia loved the outdoors and was a member of the Town of Esopus Environmental Board. Olivia had planned to take courses in Environmental Studies at SUNY Ulster during her senior year. The Olivia Rose Belfiglio Memorial Scholarship will be awarded to a full or part-time, entering or returning student who graduated from Kingston High School and plans to pursue a course of study in Environmental Studies at SUNY Ulster and has a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher. 

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Eppie Convel and Stan Breite Fund

In 1999, Eppie Convel and Stan Breite established this endowment in the hope of returning to the community some of the benefits they had derived throughout their lives. Their special interest in education and the environment influence the specific criteria of the fund, which are to assist struggling single parents to earn a degree in the field of environmental studies or teaching.

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Frank Delaney Memorial Scholarship

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Frank Delaney
Mr. Delaney was a long time resident of Ulster County and contributed his energy to a variety of community activities. He was an enthusiastic supporter of Ulster County Community College. This scholarship will be awarded on the basis of academic achievement in the fields of Engineering, Computer Science or Environmental Control/Hazardous Waste. Candidates should be returning second-year students at Ulster County Community College.

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Endowment for the Preservation of Natural Resources Scholarship

The Endowment for the Preservation of Natural Resources Scholarship was established with the help of Professor Emeritus Theodore Skaar. Candidates for this award should be returning full-time students with a minimum grade point average of 3.0. The students must demonstrate interest and involvement in environmental issues.

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Mica J. Stanmyer Memorial Scholarship

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 Mica J. Stanmyer
This scholarship was established by many friends and family members to honor the memory of a SUNY Ulster student, whose life ended in a tragic accident. He was a 2003 honors graduate of Rondout Valley High School where he played soccer and tennis. Mica excelled academically, was a member of the National Honor Society and a member of the Synthesis Club. He was well liked and respected by his peers and his faculty alike. This award is made to a student who pursues a course of study in Environmental Studies and must demonstrate a commitment to environmental activism.

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HUMAN SERVICES

Phebe Aeberli Memorial Scholarship

photo of Phebe Aeberli Phebe Aeberli The Phebe Aeberli Memorial Scholarship was established by friends and family members to honor the memory of an alumna of Ulster County Community College. A social worker for the Federal Farm Labor Bureau working with migrant labor, she also taught social work at Ulster County Community College and worked for the New York State Department of Mental Hygiene for 25 years, retiring in 1991. She was an active volunteer of the YWCA, the Retired Senior Volunteer Program and the Cabrini Home. This scholarship will be awarded to an entering or returning student who is pursuing a career in social work. Preference will be given to a student who is engaged in community service.

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Tom Davis Memorial Scholarship

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Tom Davis

A graduate of Seton Hall University and a Professor of Philosophy at SUNY Ulster for 28 years, Tom's dedication to learning was his life's work, his passion and his legacy.  Tom was a beloved member of the campus community and will be deeply missed by his many colleagues and the students whose lives he has touched. At the memorial services held in Tom's memory and in celebration of his life, many individuals stepped forward to speak about his qualities of deep compassion, good humor, and great wisdom. His passing has profoundly touched all who were fortunate enough to have known him. Friends and family members have established this scholarship as a most fitting way to reflect his life's work as a professor of philosophy who inspired his students to lead more meaningful lives.  Recipients are entering, returning or transferring students studying Liberal Arts, Humanities and Social Science, or Human Services, and pursuing a career in Philosophy, Religion, Literature, or Secondary or College Teaching.  Recipients must demonstrate financial need and have completed community service with the intent of improving or preserving the environment or activities that promote world peace. 

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Emery W. Flavin Memorial Scholarship

The Emery W. Flavin Memorial Scholarship was established by family members and friends to honor the memory of Professor Emeritus, Emery Flavin.  After graduating from Bates College and receiving his Masters degree from Boston University, he taught Sociology at Ulster County Community College from 1968 to 1986.  The scholarship is awarded to a student who has completed one or more Sociology courses and has a cumulative grade point average of 2.7 or higher.

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United Way of Ulster County Scholarship in Memory of Richard Fredenberg

United Way of Ulster County sponsors this annual scholarship in memory of Richard Fredenberg, former Executive Director of United Way, who passed away in 1989. Colleagues of Mr. Fredenberg established this special scholarship to honor him as a great asset to Ulster County. The Richard Fredenberg Memorial Scholarship is intended for returning or graduating and transferring students who are Ulster County residents majoring in some aspect of Human Services.

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Robert Kurland Memorial Scholarship

From 1967 through 1980, Robert Kurland was a Professor of Public Service and Coordinator of the Community Service Assistant Program, which is now called Human Services.  During World War II he served as petty officer aboard the destroyer USS Norman Scott.  This scholarship was established in his memory by his wife, Estelle, to honor a husband, officer, and professor whose life was dedicated to serving others. The scholarship will be awarded to a student who is pursuing a career in public service, and who is graduating from SUNY Ulster in May of 2012.  Priority will be given to a student in the Criminal Justice Program or in the field of Human Services.

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Marcia and Harry Resnick Scholarship in Memory of Trudy Resnick Farber

Marcia and Harry Resnick, two important leaders and members of the community, have supported Ulster County Community College through a scholarship in memory of their daughter since 1989. The Marcia and Harry Resnick Scholarship in Memory of Trudy Resnick Farber is awarded annually to two Ellenville High School graduates planning to enter SUNY Ulster. Preference is given to Human Services majors but all majors are eligible. The two recipients receive substantial tuition assistance for two full years.

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Rabbi Alice Stein and Marla Stein Memorial Scholarship

Jaime Solov, a May 1999 graduate of SUNY Ulster, along with her grandmother, Lila Reiter, have established a scholarship in memory of two special individuals whose lives ended as the result of a tragic accident. The recipient of the Rabbi Alice Stein and Marla Stein Memorial Scholarship will be full-time SUNY Ulster students who are either entering, returning, or transferring with a career goal in Human Services and who demonstrate financial need. Female students will receive first preference.

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Charles A. Vosper Memorial Scholarship

 The Honorable Robert N. Vosper, Jr., a 1969 graduate of SUNY Ulster, along with his wife Jo Shuman, a 1992 graduate of SUNY Ulster, have established a scholarship in memory of Robert’s brother Chuck.  Even though Chuck spent most of his life struggling with the disease of addiction, which ultimately ended his life in 2009, he always brought a smile and joy to those around him.  The recipient of this scholarship will be a returning student, enrolled full-time in SUNY Ulster’s Human Services program.  Preference will be given to a student who plans to pursue a career in chemical dependency counseling working with people with drug and alcohol addiction. 

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LIBERAL ARTS & SCIENCES: HUMANITIES & SOCIAL SCIENCE

Walter W. Bartlett Memorial Scholarship


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Walter W. Bartlett
This scholarship is being established by Helen K. Bartlett in the memory of her brother-in-law, Walter W. Bartlett. Mr. Bartlett was a professor of Mathematics and Computer Science at Ulster County Community College for more than 20 years. To honor Mr. Bartlett for his dedication and excellence in his profession, an annual scholarship will be awarded to a student majoring in Mathematics or Computer Science who will be transferring to a four-year institution. The recipient should have at least a 3.0 cumulative average and demonstrate financial need.

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Eppie Convel and Stan Breite Fund

In 1999, Eppie Convel and Stan Breite established this endowment in the hope of returning to the community some of the benefits they had derived throughout their lives. Their special interest in education and the environment influence the specific criteria of the fund, which are to assist struggling single parents to earn a degree in the field of environmental studies or teaching.

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Tom Davis Memorial Scholarship

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Tom Davis

A graduate of Seton Hall University and a Professor of Philosophy at SUNY Ulster for 28 years, Tom's dedication to learning was his life's work, his passion and his legacy.  Tom was a beloved member of the campus community and will be deeply missed by his many colleagues and the students whose lives he has touched. At the memorial services held in Tom's memory and in celebration of his life, many individuals stepped forward to speak about his qualities of deep compassion, good humor, and great wisdom. His passing has profoundly touched all who were fortunate enough to have known him. Friends and family members have established this scholarship as a most fitting way to reflect his life's work as a professor of philosophy who inspired his students to lead more meaningful lives.  Recipients are entering, returning or transferring students studying Liberal Arts, Humanities and Social Science, or Human Services, and pursuing a career in Philosophy, Religion, Literature, or Secondary or College Teaching.  Recipients must demonstrate financial need and have completed community service with the intent of improving or preserving the environment or activities that promote world peace. 

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Muriel O. Ferraro Memorial Scholarship

Muriel O. Ferraro taught in the Saugerties school system for forty eight years. The Muriel O. Ferraro Memorial Scholarship will be awarded to a student who is graduating and transferring to a four year college and plans to pursuing a career as an elementary education teacher. 

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Professor Ann LeFevre Gilchrist Scholarship

photo of Ann Gilchrist Ann Gilchrist The Professor Ann LeFevre Gilchrist Scholarship has been established by Behavioral Sciences Professor Emerita, Ann Gilchrist. The recipients of this annual award must have a cumulative average of at least 3.0 and plan to transfer to a four-year institution to continue their education in the Liberal Arts.

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Gail Godwin Honorary Award

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Gail Godwin
Internationally acclaimed and award-winning author Gail Godwin has made a generous contribution to create a scholarship award for an outstanding student who is pursuing an interest in literature. Ms. Godwin is a SUNY Ulster Visiting Artist and the commencement speaker for 2004. Ms. Godwin holds an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters from the State University of New York.

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Professor Kenneth Hallam Memorial Scholarship

Kenneth Hallam, SUNY Ulster Professor of Psychology, was a caring, committed educator who was respected on campus and in the community. This fund is intended to recognize deserving SUNY Ulster students who are planning to transfer to a four-year college or university to major in Psychology.

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Professor Daniel N. Holleran Memorial Scholarship


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Daniel N. Holleran
The Professor Daniel N. Holleran Memorial Scholarship was established in the memory of a former Ulster County Community College Professor. Candidates for this scholarship should be graduating from SUNY Ulster with plans to transfer to a four-year college or university to major in Humanities.

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Steven G. Hyatt Memorial Scholarship

This Memorial Scholarship honors the memory of a former Principal Administrator for the Kingston School District. It is preferred that candidates for this award be Kingston High School graduates entering Ulster County Community College to pursue a career in education. If no appropriate candidate fits these criteria, a SUNY Ulster student planning to transfer to a senior college to further his or her education is chosen.

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Professor and Mrs. Lawrence Matson Earth Science Scholarship

Lawrence Matson, Professor of Earth Science and Geology, along with his wife, Sue, have established this scholarship. This award is given each year to students who have an interest in Earth Science. Students who have taken at least two Earth Science courses and have plans to pursue a career in Earth Science are given first preference. If no candidates fit these criteria, the award(s) will go to students who have taken Earth Science courses.

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Betty Lou McCauley Memorial Scholarship

Betty Lou McCauley was a special member of SUNY Ulster's campus community who worked with children at SUNY Ulster's Children's Center. When Mrs. McCauley passed away, friends and family helped establish a memorial scholarship in her name. Ulster County residents who demonstrate financial need and are majoring in some aspect of childcare or early education are eligible for the Betty Lou McCauley Memorial Scholarship.

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Margaret & Robert Markes Memorial Scholarship 

Both Margaret and Robert Markes had long and dedicated careers in education.  Mrs. Markes attended New York State College for Teachers at Albany, and was a Teacher’s Aide in the Kingston City School District for several years after raising five children. Dr. Markes received his Bachelor’s from Union College in Schenectady, his Master’s degree from SUNY New Paltz, and a Doctorate in Education from New York University.  He taught history at Middletown High School, was Assistant Principal at J. Watson Bailey Junior High and Assistant Superintendent of the Kingston City School District. During his tenure at SUNY Ulster from 1968-1985, Dr. Markes held the positions of Dean of Students, and Vice President & Dean of Faculty. Their family has established this scholarship to honor their parents and to acknowledge their commitment to education. This scholarship will be given to a full-time or part-time graduating and transferring student who is pursuing a course of study or planning a career in education or nursing.   

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John and Margaret Mikalauskas Mathematics Scholarship


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John and Margaret Mikalauskas
The John and Margaret Mikalauskas Mathematics Scholarship was established in 1998 by Professor Emeritus and Mrs. Mikalauskas. It is intended for Ulster County Community College students enrolled in the Mathematics Program.

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Professor Fredric Misner Mathematics Scholarship


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Fredric Misner
Fredric Misner, an Ulster County Community College Professor Emeritus, has established a special scholarship to be awarded to a graduating and transferring SUNY Ulster student. The recipient must have an overall 3.0 cumulative average, with a 3.3 average attained in math courses. The recipient must have completed at least 12 credits of mathematics, and upon graduation, Calculus III (MAT 203). The recipient must plan to continue a mathematics education at a four-year university.

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 Beatrice Moore Scholarship in Memory of Peter Joseph McGowan 

 

 

 

Beatrice Moore and Peter Joseph McGowan

Bea Moore established a scholarship in memory of her dear friend, Peter Joseph McGowan.  Mr. McGowan served his community in many ways including as a Police Officer in New York City , an ordained priest in Caguas , Puerto Rico, a translator for the Ulster and Dutchess County court, and as Trustee and chairman of the Programs and Membership Committees for the Klyne Esopus Museum .  The Klyne Esopus Museum offers a variety of exhibits about the culture, commerce and history of The Town of Esopus.  The Beatrice Moore Scholarship in Memory of Peter Joseph McGowan will be awarded to an entering or returning student pursuing a career in history, including history education.  The recipient should demonstrate a love of history and/or historic preservation and must have completed volunteer work.

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Dr. Erna Moss Memorial Scholarship


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Dr. Erna Moss
Dr. Erna Renker Moss was a founding faculty member at Ulster County Community College, where she taught German and French for almost 20 years. At SUNY Ulster, and throughout her full and committed life, Dr. Moss left a legacy of accomplishment and a remarkable record of personal involvement with causes and people around the world. Her work as a psychotherapist and in the founding of the American Hospice Association of Ulster County are only two among many endeavors to which she devoted her energies before moving to New Zealand. This scholarship in her memory was created by her son, Dr. Craig Moss, and his family and will be awarded to a student who excels in foreign language study. Dr. Moss passed away on April 22, 2003 at her home in New Zealand.

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Marie and Guido J. Napoletano Family Memorial Scholarship

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Guido J. Napoletano

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Marie Napoletano

Helene Lehtinen, Professor Emerita of Communications, and members of her family originally established this scholarship in the names of her parents Marie and Guido J. Napoletano.  Mr. Napoletano, a practicing attorney in Ulster County for over 50 years, served as president of the Ulster County Bar Association and was well respected for his integrity, scholarship, and love of the law.  Mrs. Napoletano, a devoted mother and grandmother, was also an active member in the community. This award now also memorializes their daughter, Laurie, who died suddenly in 2011.  This scholarship is awarded to a SUNY Ulster graduate receiving an A.A. in Liberal Arts either in the Humanities, Social Sciences, or Math/Science.  The recipient shall have attained a GPA of 3.7 or better and shall have no more than nine transfer credits.  Completion of the Honors Program is desired but not required.

 

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Professor Terry L. Parmenter Memorial Scholarship

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Terry L. Parmenter
The Professor Terry L. Parmenter Memorial Scholarship is in memory of a former SUNY Ulster Professor of Business. Professor Parmenter was a dedicated faculty member who was notably devoted to his students. The family of Mr. Parmenter chooses the recipient. Preference is given to business or education majors.

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 Gary and Janaki Patrik Mathematics Scholarship  

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Janaki & Gary Patrik
Mr. & Mrs. Patrik established this endowed scholarship in 2011 to encourage students in the math program at SUNY Ulster. The scholarship provides tuition assistance to full or part-time students enrolled in math courses and are recommended by the Faculty of the Math Department.  Mr. Patrik is a trumpet player who participates in SUNY Ulster’s concert band, jazz band, and wind ensemble.  In addition to scholarship support, Mr. & Mrs. Patrik have generously made provisions for other initiatives that are essential to the math department and its students.

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Sarah M. Schmidt Memorial Scholarship

Sarah M. Schmidt was born in 1981 and lived for only two years. Sarah's parents, Denise and Michael, and her brother Alex, have established an endowed scholarship in her name. During Sarah's life, her family witnessed the love, patience and dedication of her special education teachers, and came to realize what an exceptional person is required to fill those shoes. The Sarah M. Schmidt Memorial Scholarship is available so that future generations of children, who are born with difficult obstacles to overcome, will benefit from a special person in their lives. Transferring second year SUNY Ulster students who demonstrate financial need and have a cumulative average of at least 3.30, and are Elementary Education Majors with an emphasis on Special Education are eligible.

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Theresa Sena Memorial Scholarship

Robert Sena, Emeritus Professor of Biology, has established an annual scholarship in memory of his mother, Theresa Sena.  Professor Sena's intent is to assist a student pursuing a course of study in early childhood education.  He hopes to reflect his mother's love of children.  A grade point average of 2.8 is preferred and the recipient must be a returning or transferring full-time student.

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Iris Stedener Memorial Scholarship


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Iris Stedener
Iris Stedener was a lifelong Ellenville resident for more than 70 years and an avid supporter of education, the arts, and animal rights. Ms. Stedener attended Cortland State Teacher’s College, later named the State University of New York at Cortland.  Upon her passing, Ms. Stedener made a generous provision in her will to support scholarships for students from the Ellenville Central School District, and students attending SUNY Ulster, Orange and Sullivan Community Colleges and SUNY New Paltz and Cortland.  The Iris Stedener Memorial Scholarship will be awarded to an entering, returning or transferring student pursuing a career or course of study in Teaching, Physical Education or Special Education. Est. 2011

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 Professor Benjamin P. Stormer Memorial Scholarship

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Benjamin P. Stormer
This scholarship honors the memory of a SUNY Ulster Chemistry Professor known universally as a fine friend, teacher, and scholar. Graduating and transferring SUNY Ulster students enrolled in the Chemistry Program are eligible.

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Professor Eugene L. and Mrs. Frances C. Turgeon Scholarship

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Eugene L. Turgeon
In 2004, Professor Emeritus and Mrs. Frances Turgeon established this annual scholarship to be given to a student who pursues a course of study in Education.

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MUSIC

Professor Clay Crisp Memorial Scholarship

The Professor Clay Crisp Memorial Scholarship was established in the memory of Professor Matthew C. Crisp, Jr. Although he retired in 1989, Professor Crisp continued to be an active teacher as an adjunct instructor at SUNY Ulster. At the time of Crisp's death, Professor Richard Olsen, sought contributions to create a suitable memorial that would represent Clay's sincere devotion to his students and his high musical standards. This scholarship is awarded to entering freshman or returning students, with a concentration in Music courses, who are interested in a music career, and are actively involved in instrumental music. 

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Lee Herrington Memorial Scholarship

The Lee Herrington Memorial Scholarship is funded by the annual concert presented by the SUNY Ulster Community Band, and invited local ensembles. This scholarship is awarded to a student who is enrolled or has participated in SUNY Ulster’s wind bands or coral groups. The scholarship recipient must be in the Music degree program, an Ulster county resident, and an entering or returning student enrolled for at least 6 credits with a minimum 3.0 cumulative grade point average.

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Cantor Julian Lohre Memorial Scholarship

The Cantor Julian Lohre Memorial Scholarship has been established with the intended purpose of awarding scholarships to Ulster County Community College students with a concentration in music.

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John F. Park Memorial Scholarship

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John F. Park
With support from many friends and faculty members, a memorial scholarship has been established in tribute to Professor Emeritus John F. Park. The College community would like to honor Professor Park, a founding faculty member of the college, for over 25 years of dedicated service. He was Chairman of the Humanities Division and Professor of Music. The scholarship is offered to a student in Humanities who is planning a career in a music-related field. Other criteria include full-time status for a returning or transferring student with a minimum grade point average of 3.0.

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 Gary and Janaki Patrik Music Scholarship   

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Janaki & Gary Patrik
Gary and Janaki Patrik created an endowed fund to award scholarships to highly deserving music majors attending SUNY Ulster. . Mr. Patrik has played trumpet in the College band, jazz band, and wind ensemble for several years. The Gary and Janaki Patrik Music Scholarship will be made to full or part-time students who are entering or returning to SUNY Ulster and who are recommended by the members of the faculty of the Music Department. Students receiving this award shall have demonstrated financial need and must maintain a 3.0 GPA.

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Kevin E. Zimmerman Memorial Music Scholarship

The family of Kevin E. Zimmerman has established a music scholarship award to celebrate one of Kevin's many talents. With his sudden and untimely passing, the family wishes to memorialize his life through this award and to assist a student who shares the love for music that Kevin had.

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NURSING & EMERGENCY MEDICINE

Louis Berger Memorial Scholarship

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Louis Berger
Louis Berger, a lifelong Ellenville resident, was an attorney with Berger, Friedman, Coburn, Esq. Mr. Berger was a founding trustee of Ulster County Community College. His son, Mr. Peter L. Berger, is a Trustee Emeritus of the Board of Trustees. Mr. Louis Berger's wife, Sally, is a Director Emerita of the College Foundation Board. The Louis Berger Memorial Scholarships are awarded annually to returning Nursing students and/or graduating Special Education students.

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 Joan Bivona Memorial Award

 This award was established by colleagues of Jody Bivona Mesches, Chair of the Nursing Department, in memory of her mother, Joan.  Joan was an elementary school teacher for the New Paltz Central School System until her retirement in 1997.  This award will be given to a graduating nursing student who demonstrates an aptitude for caring for the older adult with complex health care needs and in particular dementia.  Students who have worked with dementia patients or who plan to work with the geriatric population would be considered for the award. Est. 2013. 

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Hilde Ingeborg Berntsen Memorial Scholarship 

This scholarship was established by a graduating student of the Ulster Community College Nursing program to commemorate the life of his wife’s sister, Hilde Berntsen.  Hilde was the daughter of Ruth and Bjorn Berntsen who lived in Northern Norway.  Hilde Berntsen, who despite suffering from a lifelong autoimmune disease called EB, lived a full life as a beloved sister, loving wife, and mother to four children.  This scholarship will be awarded to a student enrolled in and/or graduating from the Ulster County Community College Nursing Program.  Recipients should be academically strong, as determined by the Nursing Department and have demonstrated compassion, kindness and a hardworking spirit.

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Bert Breitenberger Memorial Award for Excellence in Nursing

photo of Bert Breitenberger Bert Breitenberger Bert Breitenberger touched many lives as a father, husband, teacher, and friend.  His love of life-long learning was evident as he continued to take classes at SUNY Ulster beyond completion of his prior formal education at Rutgers University and Williams College . His contributions of knowledge and experience, both as a student and as an exceptional tutor of History and English, enriched the lives of countless SUNY Ulster students.  This scholarship, established in his memory by family and friends, will help SUNY Ulster nursing students pursue their educational goals. 

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 Kathryn Josephine Brown Memorial Scholarship  

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Kathryn J. Brown
Kathryn J. Brown was a remarkable woman. Born in the Bronx, and raised in Mineola, NY during WWII, she endured the deprivations and personal loss of many of her generation. She graduated from high school early to work full-time and help support her beloved mother, but she yearned to attend college.  Financial constraints and the restrictions placed upon many girls of her time prevented this dream, but she instilled in her children a love and desire for continued learning. She had an insatiable curiosity for people, places, and knowledge.  She was a passionate and graceful ice skater, an expert marksperson, gave sage advice, had a great spirit and a sense of humor, and retired at the age of 81, four years before her passing.  At the age of 40, she found herself a single mother of five children, and it was then that her resourcefulness, intelligence, and strong spirit were fully demonstrated. She made sure that each of her children found a profession in life, and encouraged their friends to do the same. In 2014, her daughter, Dr. Lynn May Brown, a SUNY Ulster Alumna, established a scholarship to honor her mother for her immeasurable impact on the lives of many.  This scholarship will be given to a full-time or part-time returning or graduating and transferring student.  A cumulative grade point average of (3.2) or higher and recommendation by a SUNY Ulster faculty member are required. Preference will be given to a science/math student who is a single parent, and/or first in their family to attend college, and/or planning a career in geriatric or cardiovascular health. Est. 2014 

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Evelyn E. and Joseph E. Burger and Flossie E. and
Ray Davis Memorial Scholarship

The Burger/Davis Fund was established by Mrs. Evelyn Burger. It was Mrs. Burger's preference that the scholarships be awarded to Nursing students planning to continue research in the field of diabetes.

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Madelyn Cutler Memorial Scholarship

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Madelyn Cutler
Madelyn had been employed as the food services director at Ulster County Community College in Stone Ridge for many years.  She was a racquetball enthusiast and enjoyed fishing, cooking, and sports.   A scholarship has been established by Madelyn’s colleagues and friends who were touched by her thoughtfulness, sense of humor, warm smile, caring and strength.  The recipients will be SUNY Ulster students pursuing a career in nursing or who have participated in softball.  Contributions may be made to this scholarship online or by printing this contribution card.

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Macdonald DeWitt Scholarship

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Macdonald DeWitt
The Macdonald DeWitt Scholarship has been established for graduates of Ulster County Community College residing in Ulster County who need financial assistance to complete their education in order to qualify for one of the following learned professions: Law, Medicine and Engineering.

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Timothy Grenda Memorial Scholarship

Timothy Grenda grew up in Stone Ridge, NY. As a mature student he made a decision to enter the nursing program at Ulster County Community College. He valued his college experience and appreciated the knowledge and skills he gained at Ulster County Community College. He found that his training made him an important contributor to a number of Mid-Hudson Health venues. His parents established this scholarship to help another student to pursue a similar path. The scholarship will be given to an Ulster County Community College student pursuing a career in nursing. The first award will be distributed during the Fall 2011 semester. Est. 2010.

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Jerome and Sadie Hirsch Nursing Scholarship

Professor Emeritus Alfred Bedell, Trustee of the Jerome and Sadie Hirsch Trust, established a scholarship in memory of his dear friends Jerome and Sadie Hirsch.  Mr. Hirsch served in the Civilian Conservation Corps during the Depression and served in the Navy as a chief electronics technician in WW II in the Pacific Theater and in Korea. He received a BS from Marist College and was an electronics instructor for IBM in Kingston until his retirement in 1973. Mr. Hirsch died in 2009 at the age of 94, his wife, Sadie, died in 1997.  This scholarship will be awarded to an entering or returning nursing student who demonstrates caring and compassion.

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Bessie G. Johnston Nursing Scholarship

The Bessie G. Johnston Nursing Scholarship was established to provide financial support to returning students enrolled in the Nursing Program at Ulster County Community College. Four scholarships are awarded each year.

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Kentucky Fried Chicken Scholarship


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Darlene Pfeiffer
This scholarship is made possible through the generosity of Darlene Pfeiffer, chief executive officer and the holder of two Kentucky Fried Chicken Franchises located in Kingston and Poughkeepsie. In addition to her work on behalf of the Association of KFC Franchises, of which she is past president, Ms. Pfeiffer has devoted her time and energy to sustaining and expanding the philanthropic legacy of Colonel Harland Sanders, founder of the KFC company. She currently serves on the board of directors of the Colonel’s Kids, which provides college scholarships. It is in the spirit of these awards that she has established five scholarships for students entering SUNY Ulster. Recipients must demonstrate self motivation, an entrepreneurial spirit, and be single parents. They must also demonstrate financial need. Preference may be given to students majoring in business, nursing or other health – related fields. Recipients who meet academic criteria may be eligible to receive the scholarship for a second year.

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Kingston Hospital Auxiliary Scholarship

This scholarship is sponsored annually by the Kingston Hospital Auxiliary. The scholarship is awarded to an Ulster County Community College student enrolled in a health related program.

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 Vincent Leone Memorial Scholarship   

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Vincent Leone
This scholarship was established by family and friends in memory of Vincent.  He served in the US Army Air Corps, and later operated several businesses in the bakery, clothing, and restaurant industries while raising his family in Ulster County.  When not working, he enjoyed racing hydroplane boats and performing with his jazz quartet.  This scholarship will be given annually to a SUNY Ulster nursing student who demonstrates an aptitude for caring for the older adult with complex health care needs.  Preference will be given to students who have worked with patients with dementia, or who plan to work with the geriatric population.

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Professor Cecelia Macauley Scholarship

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Cecelia Macauley
Professor Cecelia Macauley retired from her position as Director of Continuing Education at SUNY Ulster. She also instructed in the College's Nursing Program after 30 years of progressive nursing positions in the USAFNC, VA Hospital and for the College of Physicians and Surgeons. Mrs. Macauley believes education is key to a life of personal and professional fulfillment. Candidates for this scholarship should be returning students, over the age of 19, with a cumulative average of 3.3.

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Milton Marcus Memorial Scholarship

Milton, a US citizen, was not able to get accepted to medical school due to religious prejudice. He was accepted to medical school in Germany in the 1930’s during the Third Reich.  Because he did not speak German, he had to take language classes in addition to his medical courses.  After completing his medical degree he fought in WWII (military title) in the Pacific.  He returned to the US after the war and started a family practice in the Hudson Valley serving the less fortunate and often exchanging his services for a small meal.  He believed his patients needed the money more than he did. The scholarship was established by Todd Zeff, Director of SUNY Ulster Student Support Services, to commemorative the life and compassion/generosity/resilience of his wife’s grandfather.  The recipient will be a first generation student who is pursuing a career in medicine with a preference given to a student pursuing a career goal as a physician or registered nurse.

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 Margaret & Robert Markes Memorial Scholarship 

Both Margaret and Robert Markes had long and dedicated careers in education.  Mrs. Markes attended New York State College for Teachers at Albany, and was a Teacher’s Aide in the Kingston City School District for several years after raising five children. Dr. Markes received his Bachelor’s from Union College in Schenectady, his Master’s degree from SUNY New Paltz, and a Doctorate in Education from New York University.  He taught history at Middletown High School, was Assistant Principal at J. Watson Bailey Junior High and Assistant Superintendent of the Kingston City School District. During his tenure at SUNY Ulster from 1968-1985, Dr. Markes held the positions of Dean of Students, and Vice President & Dean of Faculty. Their family has established this scholarship to honor their parents and to acknowledge their commitment to education. This scholarship will be given to a full-time or part-time graduating and transferring student who is pursuing a course of study or planning a career in education or nursing.   

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Barbara P. and Edward V. Marrott Scholarship

Ann Marrott, SUNY Ulster's Dean of Community Relations and Enrollment Management, was a scholarship recipient in 1981. Knowing firsthand the differences awards can make for students, Ann established a scholarship in the name of her parents. In May of 1999, the first Marrott Scholarship was awarded. Ann's mother, Barbara, passed away in August of 1999, and in lieu of flowers, family and friends made donations to the Marrott fund, enabling the fund to grow. Ulster County Community College students enrolled in a Health Care or Engineering Program are eligible for this award.

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Professor and Mrs. Harry Matzen History and Medical Scholarship


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Harry Matzen
In recognition of his many contributions to Ulster County Community College and to the Foundation, President Robert Brown established scholarship awards in the name of Professor Emeritus Harry Matzen and his wife, Carolyn Matzen, former Director of the Kingston Library. The Professor and Mrs. Harry Matzen History Scholarship is awarded to a graduating and transferring Ulster student majoring in History. The Professor and Mrs. Harry Matzen Medical Scholarship is awarded to a graduating and transferring SUNY Ulster student majoring in Nursing or Pre-Med.

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Barbara A. Maxwell Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was established in loving memory of a gifted teacher, supportive mentor, and beloved aunt.  Barbara Maxwell was a Professor of Nursing at SUNY Ulster, and she dedicated her life to educating nurses, with emphasis on medical knowledge, clinical skills and compassionate patient care.  With those ideals in mind this memorial scholarship was created.  The scholarship will be awarded to a returning full-time nursing student who demonstrated strong clinical skills and compassionate treatment of patients, with at least a 3.0 GPA, along with a recommendation from a SUNY Ulster Nursing faculty instructor.  The recipient will be selected from the Ulster Community College Foundation, Inc. applicant pool by the benefactors.

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Professor Barbara Maxwell Memorial Nursing Scholarship

It is with much love and great pride that the family of Barbara Maxwell has established this scholarship in her memory.  Barbara passed away on May 11, 2010 of ovarian cancer.  She fought a courageous seven week battle against this deadly disease, never once losing her positive attitude while remaining supportive and inspirational to both her family and the hospital staff she came in contact with at her bedside.  Barbara was a graduate of SUNY Ulster.  She earned her Bachelor and Master Degrees in Nursing from SUNY New Paltz as well as a Master’s Degree in Health Administration from Russell Sage College.  Her desire was to educate others in the profession she loved so dearly and to instill in all of her students the true meaning of Nursing:  kindness, compassion, integrity, knowledge and the desire to provide the best nursing care to patients.  She touched numerous lives during her 31 years as a nurse in the community, including her 26 years teaching at SUNY Ulster.  She will long be remembered for her contagious smile, total compassion and kindness, extensive knowledge and the ability to find the time to help anyone in need.  Her legacy will live on in the students she taught and the patients she nursed.  This scholarship is being offered to a returning Nursing student at SUNY Ulster who demonstrates the qualifications of an exceptional nurse.  The qualities so important to Prof. Maxwell were compassion, integrity and professionalism, coupled with a strong academic standing; a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher. 

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The Nursing Department Excellence Award in Memory of Barbara Maxwell

Barbara Maxwell, an outstanding Nursing faculty member, lost her courageous battle with cancer in 2010.  This award is given to honor her memory and recognize her dedication to the SUNY Ulster Nursing Department and its high standards.  The award will be given to a graduating Nursing student who exhibits the characteristics that Professor Maxwell most instilled in her students: kindness, compassion, high standards, strong ethics and clinical excellence.  This award will be decided by the faculty and staff of the Nursing Department and will be awarded at the Nursing Department Pinning Ceremony.

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Dr. Jacob Moss Memorial Nursing Scholarship

The Dr. Jacob R. Moss Memorial Nursing Scholarship was established in 1974 by founding faculty member, Dr. Erna Moss and her daughter, Joyce. Returning or graduating and transferring SUNY Ulster students enrolled in the Nursing Program are eligible for this award. The scholarship funds are to be used primarily for tuition but if the need arises may be used for school-related necessities such as; books, supplies, childcare, and transportation.

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SUNY Ulster Nursing Program Graduates Scholarship

The 2008 graduating class of Nursing students established a scholarship to recognize their peers.  The award is given to returning nursing students who have demonstrated caring and compassion and have financial need.

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Diane O'Brien Cooke Memorial Scholarship


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Diane O'Brien Cooke
Diane O'Brien Cooke, an Ulster County Community College Alumna, was a committed medical professional, who later became a Nursing Professor at SUNY Ulster. Diane Cooke's career began as one of the first nurses in the Cardiac Care Unit at Benedictine Hospital. She served as a member of the Nursing faculty at Russell Sage College and she also held supervisory positions in the Emergency and Critical Care departments at Albany Medical Center. In March of 1996, Mrs. Cooke died after a brief illness. Friends, family, and colleagues were fundamental in the establishment of a memorial scholarship in her name. This scholarship is available to returning Nursing students at SUNY Ulster, with a cumulative average of at least 3.3. Ulster County residents are preferred recipients. Many gifts to this fund were made in memory of Diane's sister, Eileen O'Brien Showers, who passed away in 1999.

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Dorothy E. Patton Memorial Nursing Scholarship

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Dorothy E. Patton

Dorothy Edwards Patton, age 97, died on November 2, 2010, at the Mt. View Nursing Home in New Paltz, New York. She was raised and lived most of her life in Nashville, Tennessee. In 1932, she married William Louis Patton, who worked as a plant manager at AT&T. Dorothy received a bachelor’s degree in chemistry and a master’s degree in special education from Peabody Teachers' College. She taught a variety of classes at the elementary and secondary levels throughout her life. She was a dedicated teacher and an educational innovator in her time. Perhaps her greatest achievement was developing some of the first learning disabilities programs in Tennessee. Later in her career, she shared her educational expertise with college students at the graduate level. She possessed the ability, passion, and compassion to make a difference in the lives of hundreds if not thousands of students, colleagues and friends.

The intent of this scholarship is to assist an entering or returning student who is pursuing a course of study in Nursing and has a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher. Preference will be given to a student who has worked at the Mountain View Nursing Home in New Paltz, is a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN), a Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA), or is a single parent.

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Elaine Einterz Reiss Award

With a career in the field of nursing both at Kingston Hospital and the Ulster County Health Department, Elaine Reiss has established an annual award to recognize graduating Nursing students. The award is given to students from the Ulster County Community College Nursing Program, of which she is an alumna. Recipients will be selected who have worked to pay for their education and will enter the workforce following graduation. Preference is given to single parents. To apply for this scholarship click here.

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Judith Robins Memorial Scholarship

After graduation from Bellevue School of Nursing in New York City, Judith Robins worked as Supervisor of Psychiatric Nursing at Bellevue Hospital and later helped to develop the Psychiatric Unit at Benedictine Hospital. After receiving a Bachelor's Degree in Science from St. Joseph's College in Maine, Robins went on to become Assistant Vice President of Materials Management at Benedictine. Later, Robins joined Olsten's Health Services (at the time called Upjohn), helping to develop a strong program of home health care. The scholarship is available to returning or graduating and transferring SUNY Ulster Nursing students who are interested in Pediatric or Psychiatric Nursing. It is preferred that the recipient be an Ulster County high school graduate.

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Helen M. Roedell Memorial Scholarship

The Helen M. Roedell Memorial Scholarship, established in 1999 by the Roedell family, is in memory of a woman who confronted her illness of Lymphoma with determination and courage. Mrs. Roedell was a committed member of the medical community who worked at Benedictine Hospital as a Health Nurse, until illness forced her retirement. Helen Roedell was an inspiration to many who were confronting their own battles with cancer. "Helen will be remembered as a quiet, refined woman who touched so many with her kind and thoughtful ways." Recipients of the Helen M. Roedell Memorial Scholarship will be returning SUNY Ulster County Community College Nursing Majors who are enrolled full-time. Recipients must demonstrate financial need.

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Sawyer Savings Bank Scholarship

Since 1871, Sawyer Savings Bank has taken an active role in the community.  They work with their depositors and the community in building homes, creating jobs, aiding capital expansion and helping the area and its people to grow and prosper.  Sawyer Savings Bank takes pride in supporting many local community non-profit organizations by donating time and money to many worthwhile causes.  In keeping with its vision to provide community support, Sawyer Savings Bank established this scholarship to provide five awards to full-time SUNY Ulster students pursuing a career in Business, Nursing, or Engineering. Est. 2004

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Aaron E. and Jane M. Shultis Memorial Scholarship

The Aaron E. and Jane M. Shultis Memorial Scholarship was established through a bequest with the intention of assisting returning or graduating and transferring Ulster County Community College students who are majoring in Engineering or a health-related field.

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Joseph and Rita Sinagra Memorial Nursing Scholarship

The Joseph and Rita Sinagra Memorial Nursing Scholarship was established by their son, Phil Sinagra, as a special way to commemorate his parents. Ulster County Community College nursing students who are pursuing a career in the care of the aged will be considered for this award.

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William F. Steiger Memorial Award


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William F. Steiger
The William F. Steiger Memorial Award was established by an Ulster County Community College Nursing faculty member, in memory of her uncle. Staff Sergeant Steiger died in active duty in Vietnam in 1966, and it was his wish that a part of his GI insurance go to his niece, who used the money to help fund her nursing education. It is with gratitude and love that we honor Sergeant Steiger's memory. This award will be given to a returning or graduating nursing student who demonstrates compassion, kindness, and a hard-working spirit. Preference is given to those with financial need, and the recipient is chosen by the faculty and staff of the Nursing Department.

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Ulster County School Nurses' Association Scholarship

The Ulster County School Nurses' Association scholarship, sponsored annually by the association, is intended for returning SUNY Ulster students enrolled in the Nursing Program. The candidate must have a cumulative average of at least 2.5 and demonstrate financial need. It is preferred that the recipient be an Ulster County resident.

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Matthew A. Wolff Memorial Scholarship

Relatives and friends of Matthew have established an endowed scholarship in his memory. Matthew was an eighteen year old who was tragically killed in an automobile accident last summer. He attended SUNY Ulster as a computer science major and worked at Kingston Hospital, planning a career in radiology. Therefore, the scholarship will be dedicated to the pursuit of a course of study in a health-related field. The applicant may be an entering, returning or transferring student, enrolled on either a full or part-time basis. Demonstration of financial need will be a consideration.

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Zonta Club of Kingston Scholarship

The Zonta Club of Kingston sponsors an annual scholarship for Ulster County Community College students who are enrolled in the Nursing Program. The scholarship is in recognition of one of Zonta International's founding members, Amelia Earhart. Preference is given to candidates who have involved themselves in community service and are residents of Ulster County.

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SOCIAL & BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES

Professor and Mrs. Harry Matzen History and Medical Scholarship

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Harry Matzen
In recognition of his many contributions to Ulster County Community College and to the Foundation, President Robert Brown established scholarship awards in the name of Professor Emeritus Harry Matzen and his wife, Carolyn Matzen, former Director of the Kingston Library. The Professor and Mrs. Harry Matzen History Scholarship is awarded to a graduating and transferring Ulster student majoring in History. The Professor and Mrs. Harry Matzen Medical Scholarship is awarded to a graduating and transferring SUNY Ulster student majoring in Nursing or Pre-Med.

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Alfred and Bella Rehm Memorial Scholarship

Emeritus Professor of Biology and currently a member of the Adjunct Faculty at SUNY Ulster, Robert Sena has provided an annual scholarship award to honor the memory of his aunt and uncle. Mr. and Mrs. Rehm shared a love for the study of History, and in particular, held a special interest in European, American Military, and Ancient History. The award will be given to a student pursuing these studies with the expectation of teaching and/or researching as a career track. A 3.3 cumulative grade point average is a preferred qualification for a full-time, returning or transferring student. Financial need is a factor in determining this award.

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STEM: Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics

Walter W. Bartlett Memorial Scholarship

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Walter W. Bartlett
This scholarship is being established by Helen K. Bartlett in the memory of her brother-in-law, Walter W. Bartlett. Mr. Bartlett was a professor of Mathematics and Computer Science at Ulster County Community College for more than 20 years. To honor Mr. Bartlett for his dedication and excellence in his profession, an annual scholarship will be awarded to a student majoring in Mathematics or Computer Science who will be transferring to a four-year institution. The recipient should have at least a 3.0 cumulative average and demonstrate financial need.

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Olivia Rose Belfiglio Memorial Scholarship 

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Olivia Belfiglio

The Olivia Rose Belfiglio Memorial Scholarship was established by the Ulster County Legislature, friends and family members to honor the memory of Kingston High School alumna, Olivia Rose Belfiglio. Olivia attended Kingston High School before transferring to Saugerties in her junior year. She enjoyed drawing, painting, photography, and snowboarding, and had been a member of the Kingston High School girls cross-country team.  Olivia loved the outdoors and was a member of the Town of Esopus Environmental Board. Olivia had planned to take courses in Environmental Studies at SUNY Ulster during her senior year. The Olivia Rose Belfiglio Memorial Scholarship will be awarded to a full or part-time, entering or returning student who graduated from Kingston High School and plans to pursue a course of study in Environmental Studies at SUNY Ulster and has a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher. 

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Louis Berger Memorial Scholarship 

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Louis Berger
Louis Berger, a lifelong Ellenville resident, was an attorney with Berger, Friedman, Coburn, Esq. Mr. Berger was a founding trustee of Ulster County Community College. His son, Mr. Peter L. Berger, is a Trustee Emeritus of the Board of Trustees. Mr. Louis Berger's wife, Sally, is a Director Emerita of the College Foundation Board. The Louis Berger Memorial Scholarships are awarded annually to returning Nursing students and/or graduating Special Education students.

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 Hilde Ingeborg Berntsen Memorial Scholarship 

 This scholarship was established by a graduating student of the Ulster Community College Nursing program to commemorate the life of his wife’s sister, Hilde Berntsen.  Hilde was the daughter of Ruth and Bjorn Berntsen who lived in Northern Norway.  Hilde Berntsen, who despite suffering from a lifelong autoimmune disease called EB, lived a full life as a beloved sister, loving wife, and mother to four children.  This scholarship will be awarded to a student enrolled in and/or graduating from the Ulster County Community College Nursing Program.  Recipients should be academically strong, as determined by the Nursing Department and have demonstrated compassion, kindness and a hardworking spirit. 

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Bert Breitenberger Memorial Award for Excellence in Nursing 

photo of Bert Breitenberger Bert Breitenberger Bert Breitenberger touched many lives as a father, husband, teacher, and friend.  His love of life-long learning was evident as he continued to take classes at SUNY Ulster beyond completion of his prior formal education at Rutgers University and Williams College . His contributions of knowledge and experience, both as a student and as an exceptional tutor of History and English, enriched the lives of countless SUNY Ulster students.  This scholarship, established in his memory by family and friends, will help SUNY Ulster nursing students pursue their educational goals. 

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Joseph P. Budik Memorial Scholarship


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Joseph P. Budik
With the sudden loss of Joe Budik, his family, friends and his many colleagues at the college have established a scholarship in his memory. Joe was a beloved member of the SUNY Ulster campus community and held the position of Director of Maintenance and Plant Operations. Joe will also be remembered as a long-term President of the Organization of Professional and Administrative Personnel (OPAP) at SUNY Ulster and for his dedication to the college and students. The recipient of the award will be a student enrolled in the Veterinary Technician Program.

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 Evelyn E. and Joseph E. Burger and Flossie E. and Ray Davis Memorial Scholarship  

The Burger/Davis Fund was established by Mrs. Evelyn Burger. It was Mrs. Burger's preference that the scholarships be awarded to Nursing students planning to continue research in the field of diabetes.  

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Eppie Convel and Stan Breite Fund 

In 1999, Eppie Convel and Stan Breite established this endowment in the hope of returning to the community some of the benefits they had derived throughout their lives. Their special interest in education and the environment influence the specific criteria of the fund, which are to assist struggling single parents to earn a degree in the field of environmental studies or teaching.

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 Madelyn Cutler Memorial Scholarship 

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Madelyn Cutler
Madelyn had been employed as the food services director at Ulster County Community College in Stone Ridge for many years.  She was a racquetball enthusiast and enjoyed fishing, cooking, and sports.   A scholarship has been established by Madelyn’s colleagues and friends who were touched by her thoughtfulness, sense of humor, warm smile, caring and strength.  The recipients will be SUNY Ulster students pursuing a career in nursing or who have participated in softball.  Contributions may be made to this scholarship online or by printing this contribution card.

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Robert O. Davenport Memorial Scholarship

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Robert O. Davenport

Robert O. Davenport earned a degree in agriculture from the Cornell School of Agriculture and Life Sciences.  As a boy, Mr. Davenport learned first-hand about farming at Davenport Farms in Stone Ridge.  An avid fisherman, hunter, skier, and golfer, Mr. Davenport gave his time to the community as a volunteer and leader in a number of organizations including as a founding director of the Ulster Community College Foundation, Inc., serving for 29 years.  Family and Friends have established this scholarship to honor his commitment to SUNY Ulster and the community. Recipients are transferring students who wish to pursue a career in such areas as agriculture, wildlife conservation or other aspects of environmental studies. Preference is given to students attending Cornell or SUNY ESF.

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Frank Delaney Memorial Scholarship

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Frank Delaney

Mr. Delaney was a long time resident and contributed his energy to a variety of community activities. He was an enthusiastic supporter of 
Ulster County Community College. This scholarship will be awarded on the basis of academic achievement in the fields of Engineering, Computer Science, or Business and Entrepreneurial Studies. Candidates should be returning second-year students at Ulster County Community College.

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 Macdonald DeWitt Scholarship

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Macdonald DeWitt
The Macdonald DeWitt Scholarship has been established for graduates of Ulster County Community College residing in Ulster County who need financial assistance to complete their education in order to qualify for one of the following learned professions: Law, Medicine and Engineering.

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Endowment for the Preservation of Natural Resources Scholarship

The Endowment for the Preservation of Natural Resources Scholarship was established with the help of Professor Emeritus Theodore Skaar. Candidates for this award should be returning full-time students with a minimum grade point average of 3.0. The students must demonstrate interest and involvement in environmental issues. 

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Joseph Friedman Memorial Scholarship 

Joseph Friedman served as a Trustee on the Ulster County Community College Board of Trustees for almost twenty years and as Board Chair from 1984-1987. He was serving as chair at the time of his death in 1998. Joe Friedman was respected for his professional expertise, his quiet reserve and unwavering dedication to serving his community. Friends and colleagues established this special scholarship upon learning of Joe's death after a brief illness to honor his thoughtfulness and compassion. A returning SUNY Ulster student majoring in either the humanities or computer science and technology, or planning a career in law, is eligible. Further criteria include an excellent academic record and the completion of at least 12 credits at SUNY Ulster. 

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Christus J. Larios Scholarship For The Sciences 

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Christus J. Larios
Christus J. Larios, as a principal in Brinnier and Larios, P.C. played an integral role in the establishment and growth of Ulster County Community College and served as one of the Founding Members of the Ulster Community College Foundation, Inc. Board until his passing.  In 2001, he was honored by the college for chairing the fund drive for the Trust for Technology campaign, an effort which raised 1.8 million dollars to support the acquisition of new technology for the campus.  After graduating from Cornell University and receiving his Doctor of Philosophy degree in Community Services from Pacific Western University, he became a partner with Augustus S. Brinnier in the engineering firm that bore their names. He was a consummate community volunteer working on behalf of the YMCA and the Kingston Hospital. He was a member of the Board of Trustees for Ulster Savings Bank from 1965 to 2001. The Christus J. Larios Scholarship for the Sciences is for students who are pursuing a course of study or career path in the physical sciences including physics, chemistry, engineering or biology, or students studying Industrial Technology.  

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 Little Gardens Club of Kingston Scholarship 

The Little Gardens Club of Kingston was founded in 1920 with the purpose of providing educational resources and networking opportunities for its members and to promote the love of gardening and floral design. The Little Gardens Club of Kingston Scholarship will be awarded to an entering or returning student whose career goal relates to the field of botany, horticulture, or environmental studies. Preference will be given to a student with a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher.

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Barbara P. and Edward V. Marrott Scholarship 

Ann Marrott, SUNY Ulster's Dean of Community Relations and Enrollment Management, was a scholarship recipient in 1981. Knowing firsthand the differences awards can make for students, Ann established a scholarship in the name of her parents. In May of 1999, the first Marrott Scholarship was awarded. Ann's mother, Barbara, passed away in August of 1999, and in lieu of flowers, family and friends made donations to the Marrott fund, enabling the fund to grow. Ulster County Community College students enrolled in a Health Care or Engineering Program are eligible for this award. 

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John and Margaret Mikalauskas Mathematics Scholarship 


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John and Margaret Mikalauskas
The John and Margaret Mikalauskas Mathematics Scholarship was established in 1998 by Professor Emeritus and Mrs. Mikalauskas. It is intended for Ulster County Community College students enrolled in the Mathematics Program.

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Professor Fredric Misner Mathematics Scholarship 


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Fredric Misner
Fredric Misner, an Ulster County Community College Professor Emeritus, has established a special scholarship to be awarded to a graduating and transferring SUNY Ulster student. The recipient must have an overall 3.0 cumulative average, with a 3.3 average attained in math courses. The recipient must have completed at least 12 credits of mathematics, and upon graduation, Calculus III (MAT 203). The recipient must plan to continue a mathematics education at a four-year university.

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Marie and Guido J. Napoletano Family Memorial Scholarship 

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Guido J. Napoletano

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Marie Napoletano

Helene Lehtinen, Professor Emerita of Communications, and members of her family originally established this scholarship in the names of her parents Marie and Guido J. Napoletano.  Mr. Napoletano, a practicing attorney in Ulster County for over 50 years, served as president of the Ulster County Bar Association and was well respected for his integrity, scholarship, and love of the law.  Mrs. Napoletano, a devoted mother and grandmother, was also an active member in the community. This award now also memorializes their daughter, Laurie, who died suddenly in 2011.  This scholarship is awarded to a SUNY Ulster graduate receiving an A.A. in Liberal Arts either in the Humanities, Social Sciences, or Math/Science.  The recipient shall have attained a GPA of 3.7 or better and shall have no more than nine transfer credits.  Completion of the Honors Program is desired but not required.

 

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 Gary and Janaki Patrik Mathematics Scholarship  

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Janaki & Gary Patrik
Mr. & Mrs. Patrik established this endowed scholarship in 2011 to encourage students in the math program at SUNY Ulster. The scholarship provides tuition assistance to full or part-time students enrolled in math courses and are recommended by the Faculty of the Math Department.  Mr. Patrik is a trumpet player who participates in SUNY Ulster’s concert band, jazz band, and wind ensemble.  In addition to scholarship support, Mr. & Mrs. Patrik have generously made provisions for other initiatives that are essential to the math department and its students.

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Sawyer Savings Bank Scholarship 

Since 1871, Sawyer Savings Bank has taken an active role in the community.  They work with their depositors and the community in building homes, creating jobs, aiding capital expansion and helping the area and its people to grow and prosper.  Sawyer Savings Bank takes pride in supporting many local community non-profit organizations by donating time and money to many worthwhile causes.  In keeping with its vision to provide community support, Sawyer Savings Bank established this scholarship to provide five awards to full-time SUNY Ulster students pursuing a career in Business, Nursing, or Engineering. Est. 2004. 

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Frank Sena Memorial Scholarship 

Robert Sena, long-term Emeritus Professor of Biology and now a member of the Adjunct Faculty at SUNY Ulster, has established an annual scholarship in memory of his father, Frank Sena. Professor Sena's intent is to assist a student pursuing a research or teaching career in the fields of pharmacology, biochemistry, genetics, cell biology or pharmacy. He hopes to reflect his father's values and dedication to his own work for over twenty years at Pfizer Inc., and to recognize the benefits of products developed for both human and animal use. A grade point average of 3.3 is preferred and the recipient must be a returning or transferring full-time student. Financial need is a factor in determining this award. 

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Senior Computer Learning Center Scholarship 

In 2003, the Senior Computer Learning Center organization established an annual scholarship for students pursuing a course of study in a computer related curriculum with career goals to include word processing or data base management. Two awards will be given to a male and female recipient with preference given to students over the age of fifty who are reentering the work force or planning a career change. 

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Shawangunk Kennel Club Scholarship 

The Shawangunk Kennel Club, Inc is a nonprofit organization founded in 1972 to further the advancement of purebred dogs and to promote responsible dog ownership.  The Club holds an AKC sanctioned dog show every June in New Paltz, offers dog activities, public services for dogs and their owners, and raises money to provide support for organizations such as the AKC Health Foundation, Take the Lead Foundation, Associated Dog Clubs of New York State, and the American Dog Owners Association.  Locally, the Club has donated to Puppies Behind Bars, Animal Welfare Fund of Woodstock, and the Ulster County Agricultural Society.    In 2012, the Club established an annual scholarship for a full-time, entering, returning or transferring student who is pursuing a course of study and/or planning a career in the field of Veterinary Technology and has a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher.  Preference will be given to a student whose career goal is to work with canines, and lives in Ulster County. 

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Aaron E. and Jane M. Shultis Memorial Scholarship 

The Aaron E. and Jane M. Shultis Memorial Scholarship was established through a bequest with the intention of assisting returning or graduating and transferring Ulster County Community College students who are majoring in Engineering or a health-related field. 

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Mica J. Stanmyer Memorial Scholarship 

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 Mica J. Stanmyer
This scholarship was established by many friends and family members to honor the memory of a SUNY Ulster student, whose life ended in a tragic accident. He was a 2003 honors graduate of Rondout Valley High School where he played soccer and tennis. Mica excelled academically, was a member of the National Honor Society and a member of the Synthesis Club. He was well liked and respected by his peers and his faculty alike. This award is made to a student who pursues a course of study in Environmental Studies and must demonstrate a commitment to environmental activism.

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Professor Derwin H. Stevens Physics Scholarship 


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Derwin H. Stevens
SUNY Ulster Professor Emeritus, Derwin H. Stevens, has established a scholarship to be awarded to a graduating and transferring student who has completed at least two consecutive semesters of a physics sequence at SUNY Ulster. Candidates must plan to pursue further education in physics, science education, engineering, or a related field. It is the intent of the donor that the candidate's grades in Physics are given highest priority, but the candidate's performance in other sciences and mathematics should be considered as well. Of second priority is the candidate's ability to understand the processes of science. This scholarship is academically based and science and engineering consensus is required for the award.

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 Professor Benjamin P. Stormer Memorial Scholarship 

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Benjamin P. Stormer
This scholarship honors the memory of a SUNY Ulster Chemistry Professor known universally as a fine friend, teacher, and scholar. Graduating and transferring SUNY Ulster students enrolled in the Chemistry Program are eligible.

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SUNY Ulster Veterinary Technology Club Scholarship 

The Vet Tech Club encourages students who plan to become Veterinary Technicians to learn more about the field and gain experience through activities and involvement with the community.  The SUNY Ulster Veterinary Technology Club Scholarship will be awarded to qualified applicants who are enrolled in the SUNY Ulster Veterinary Technology Program and are active members of the SUNY Ulster Veterinary Technology Club.  It will be awarded to returning students attending full or part-time with preference given to students with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher. 

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Symons Foundation, Inc. Scholarship 

The Symons Foundation, Inc. funds an annual award equal to full tuition and fees for one entering or returning student at Ulster County Community College. Mr. Scott Symons' intent in establishing this scholarship is to assist a student who demonstrates a strong affiliation with animal welfare, either by course of study, career goal, or with a spirit of volunteerism. In addition to sharing the same concern for the well-being of animals, other criteria include full-time status for dedicated students who are attending consecutive semesters to complete their education in a timely fashion. Financial need and a minimum 3.0 grade point average are also considerations. Mr. Symons will make the final determination of the recipient of the award. 

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Harriet Tuchman Memorial Scholarship 

The Harriet Tuchman Memorial Scholarship honors the memory of a member of SUNY Ulster's Computer Center. Preference is given to students enrolled in the Computer Science or Business Administration Program at SUNY Ulster. 

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Todd Wonderly Memorial Scholarship 

Following the death of former Ulster County Community College student, Todd Wonderly, a memorial scholarship was established in his name. Wonderly was a loved and respected alumnus, and this special fund will honor him in perpetuity. Returning or graduating and transferring SUNY Ulster Computer Science Majors are eligible for the Todd Wonderly Memorial Scholarship. 

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VETERINARY TECHNOLOGY

Joseph P. Budik Memorial Scholarship


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Joseph P. Budik
With the sudden loss of Joe Budik, his family, friends and his many colleagues at the college have established a scholarship in his memory. Joe was a beloved member of the SUNY Ulster campus community and held the position of Director of Maintenance and Plant Operations. Joe will also be remembered as a long-term President of the Organization of Professional and Administrative Personnel (OPAP) at SUNY Ulster and for his dedication to the college and students. The recipient of the award will be a student enrolled in the Veterinary Technician Program.

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Shawangunk Kennel Club Scholarship

The Shawangunk Kennel Club, Inc is a nonprofit organization founded in 1972 to further the advancement of purebred dogs and to promote responsible dog ownership.  The Club holds an AKC sanctioned dog show every June in New Paltz, offers dog activities, public services for dogs and their owners, and raises money to provide support for organizations such as the AKC Health Foundation, Take the Lead Foundation, Associated Dog Clubs of New York State, and the American Dog Owners Association.  Locally, the Club has donated to Puppies Behind Bars, Animal Welfare Fund of Woodstock, and the Ulster County Agricultural Society.    In 2012, the Club established an annual scholarship for a full-time, entering, returning or transferring student who is pursuing a course of study and/or planning a career in the field of Veterinary Technology and has a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher.  Preference will be given to a student whose career goal is to work with canines, and lives in Ulster County.

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SUNY Ulster Veterinary Technology Club Scholarship

The Vet Tech Club encourages students who plan to become Veterinary Technicians to learn more about the field and gain experience through activities and involvement with the community.  The SUNY Ulster Veterinary Technology Club Scholarship will be awarded to qualified applicants who are enrolled in the SUNY Ulster Veterinary Technology Program and are active members of the SUNY Ulster Veterinary Technology Club.  It will be awarded to returning students attending full or part-time with preference given to students with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher..

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Symons Foundation, Inc. Scholarship

The Symons Foundation, Inc. funds an annual award equal to full tuition and fees for one entering or returning student at Ulster County Community College. Mr. Scott Symons' intent in establishing this scholarship is to assist a student who demonstrates a strong affiliation with animal welfare, either by course of study, career goal, or with a spirit of volunteerism. In addition to sharing the same concern for the well-being of animals, other criteria include full-time status for dedicated students who are attending consecutive semesters to complete their education in a timely fashion. Financial need and a minimum 3.0 grade point average are also considerations. Mr. Symons will make the final determination of the recipient of the award.

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VISUAL & PERFORMING ARTS

Jack and Marti Lawson Memorial Scholarship

The Lawson Family established a scholarship in memory of Marti and Jack, beloved members of SUNY Ulster's campus community for many years. The scholarship is in honor of their dedication to the Theater Department, students and colleagues alike. The Lawson legacy of artistry lives on within the students whose lives they have touched. The scholarship has received significant support from the Faculty Association, staff members, and family friends. An award will be given annually to a student who maintains a minimum grade point average of 3.0 and pursues a course of study in the Fine/Performing Arts, with preference given to theater students.

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Muroff-Kotler Scholarship

The Muroff-Kotler Scholarship is a special fund to be awarded to a returning or transferring SUNY Ulster student who is enrolled in the Visual Arts Program. The recipient of this award will be chosen by the Program Coordinator of Visual Arts.

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Sofia P. Reuner Fine & Performing ArtsScholarship


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Sofia P. Reuner
The Sofia P. Reuner Fine & Performing Arts Scholarship is an annual award intended to encourage an appreciation of the arts. Mrs. Reuner holds a special place in her heart for the arts and has participated in classes here at SUNY Ulster that have enriched her life. Through an endowment, Mrs. Reuner would like to provide this opportunity to a student who is pursuing the study of Fine and/or Performing Arts, enrolled either full or part-time, with a minimum grade point average of 2.8. The recipient may be an entering, returning or transferring student.

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Sofia P. Reuner Theater Arts Scholarship

The Sofia P. Reuner Theater Arts Scholarship is an annual award intended to encourage students in the theater arts program at SUNY Ulster to pursue careers in acting, directing or set design.  Through an endowment, Mrs. Reuner would like to provide this opportunity to a student who is pursuing the study of Theater Arts, enrolled either full or part-time, with a minimum grade point average of 2.8.  The recipient may be an entering, returning, or transferring student.

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