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.
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 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.
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.
“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.
“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.
“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.