Heartfelt Thanks

Thankful. Grateful. Inspired. Whatever words UAlbany's scholarship recipients use to describe their awards, they speak from the heart in expressing their gratitude. And they intend to give back to the University one day so others following in their footsteps - years from now - may enjoy the same high-quality educational opportunities that were available to them.

Get to know some of our 2014-2015 scholarship recipients and learn how your support makes a difference.

  • Jon Gilroy

    UAlbany junior and Michael T. Carmen '84 Mentoring Scholarship recipient Jon Gilroy chose a social-welfare major because "I wanted to go into counseling for substance abuse and depression." But his "big dream" now is "to become a motivational speaker." Read Jon's Story.

  • Jinelle Thompson

    Jinelle Thompson of Brooklyn, N.Y., remembers her reaction at being told she’d received the Mark R. Hunt ’82 Scholarship: “I was definitely surprised, and so excited! This takes the financial burden off me and helps me a lot. I really appreciate it.” Read Jinelle's Story.

  • Asia Francois

    Freshman Asia Francois arrived at UAlbany just last August, “but it feels like a long time – in a good way,” she said. “I’m not homesick. I actually like the freedom and the feeling of being independent.” Read Asia's Story.

  • Joshua Clark

    “When I was younger,” Joshua Clark recalled, “I would drive past UAlbany and think, I hope I can go to a college that nice someday. When it was time for me to start thinking about colleges, I remembered UAlbany. Read Joshua's Story.

  • Shaine Holloway

    “I’ve always enjoyed reading,” commented Shaine Holloway. So naturally, the 18-year-old freshman spends a lot of time at the University Libraries. In fact, the library “was the first building I visited when I came here,” he remembered. “It’s great to have access to that number of books.” Read Shaine's Story.

  • Brittany Maclay

    “I chose UAlbany because the new business school was being built. I was excited about the opportunity to take classes in a high-tech building,” related accounting major Brittany Maclay. Read Brittany's Story.