Joan Solotar ’86 with the 2015 recipient of the Solotar Family Scholarship, Sarah Watson ’16.

Joan Solotar ’86 with the 2015 recipient of the Solotar Family Scholarship, Sarah Watson ’16. Watson joined the School of Business straight from high school in the Direct Admit program and will graduate with an accounting degree this spring, just three years after she started. Solotar created the scholarship in 2013. She is a senior managing director at Blackstone who has been honored with the Excellence in Business Award by the Univer-sity at Albany Alumni Association.

More Scholarships!

Just five years ago, 27 students received 23 School of Business scholarships. In 2015, 45 scholarships were granted to 65 students, more than doubling the number of students who benefit from alumni generosity. 

New This Year

The Samuels Family Achievement Scholarship funded by Steven ’85 and Judy ’86 Samuels for an academically successful student, preferably from an ethnic or racial background underrepresented in the School of Business.

The Donald E. Boyce III, ’06, ’08 Business & Financial Market Regulation Scholarship funded by Don Boyce, for a student who demonstrates academic excellence, preferably one majoring in financial market regulation.

The Stacy J. Kanter ’79 and Eric M. Kornblau Undergraduate Scholarship for a first-generation college student.

Amy M. Knapp ’97 Scholarship for a deserving freshman from Wyoming County. (See profile on Amy Knapp on page 14.)

Shirley S. Philips ’67, ’70 Scholarship for a business student with financial need.

See more photos of the 31st Annual School of Business Award ceremony.