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 2015-16 scholarship recipients and learn how your support makes a difference.

  • Josette Hartnett

    Josette Hartnett

    Robyn Fishelberg Memorial Scholarship recipient Josette Hartnett of Katonah, N.Y., is so grateful for the time she has spent at UAlbany that she plans to return for graduate school. Read Josie's Story.

  • Deyshawn Clarke-Wells

    Deyshawn Clarke-Wells

    The Class of 1937 Scholarship Deyshawn Clarke-Wells of Brooklyn, N.Y., received recently assures him another great academic year. “Without this scholarship,” says Clarke-Wells, who studies journalism and education, “I most likely wouldn’t be attending the University at Albany. Read Deyshawn's Story.

  • Juan Cifuentes

    Mark R. Hunt ’82 Scholarship and Zelin Family Endowed Scholarship recipient Juan Cifuentes is looking forward to completing his degree in accounting this year. “It means keeping up the hard work and taking advantage of every opportunity UAlbany provides me,” observes Cifuentes. Read Juan's Story.

  • Shaye Taylor

    Biochemistry and molecular biology major Shaye Taylor fell in love with science in her high-school physics class in Old Bethpage, N.Y. Read Shaye's Story.

  • Cassandra Edwards

    “A passion for helping others” has led junior Cassandra Edwards to prepare for a career as “a clinical psychologist within the criminal justice system.” Read Cassandra's Story.

  • Samuel Cittadino

    Samuel Cittadino of Utica, N.Y., looks forward to learning more and more each semester at UAlbany. “I try to get the most out of all of my classes by working hard and achieving high grades,” says the sophomore accounting major, who minors in business administration. Read Samuel's Story.