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Scholarships, Awards & Prizes:

Nelson A. Rockefeller
College of Public Affairs & Policy

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Distinguished Service Professor David F. Andersen Scholarship
Established by the colleagues, alumni and friends of Distinguished Service Professor of Public Administration and Information Science David F. Andersen, this fund provides scholarship support to Rockefeller College graduate students interested in strategic thinking, modeling, and simulation in support of policy analysis, informatics and group decision support. Recipients of this scholarship shall be selected based on academic excellence and financial need.

Louis P. and Dolores M. Augostini Fellowship
Lovingly established by Christopher Augostini ’87, MPP ’89 and Maria Augostini in honor of Christopher’s parents, Louis and Dolores, the Augostini Fellowship will provide support to Rockefeller College’s accomplished Ph.D. applicants who demonstrate outstanding merit. The donors’ intent is that this fellowship will also help maintain the high profile of the already distinguished Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy.

Anna Boochever deBeer Scholarship
An alumna of the Class of 1912, Ms. deBeer dedicated her life to the improvement of life for others. She was truly involved with society and always showed a strong dedication to her alma mater. The purpose of this fund is to provide annual scholarship or research awards to graduate students in the fields of Public Affairs, Criminal Justice, Social Welfare or other areas of human relations.

Ralph H. & Dora Baker Scholarship
This scholarship was established by Dr. Ralph H. Baker, Class of 1933 to provide scholarship support to full-time undergraduate students with a declared major in Political Science within UAlbany’s Rockefeller College.

Mary & Peter Brusoe Washington Semester Fund
This Fund was established by Peter W. Brusoe, Ph.D. ’03, ’04 in honor of his parents, Mary and Peter J. Brusoe, to provide annual scholarships and/or awards to UAlbany students who are participating in Rockefeller College’s Washington Semester Program.

Steven D. Gold Graduate Research Assistantship

The Gold Research Assistantship was established by the Annie E. Casey Foundation to support graduate research assistantships for minority scholars pursuing academic programs in Public Affairs or Public Policy in the Nelson A. Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy. A special focus of these research assistantships will be to address issues in state and local government.

Professor Walter Goldstein Graduate Scholarship
Established by Jonathan Doh, MA ’86, Ph.D., this scholarship provides support to graduate students at the Nelson A. Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy.

Anne Gustin Rockefeller College Scholarship for Women in Law or Government
Established by Patricia Salkin '85, Esq., this fund helps support a full-time undergraduate or graduate student in attendance and in good academic standing, who is preparing for a career in government or law.

Joseph and Helen Heikoff Endowment

Established through the generosity of Dr. Joseph and his wife, Helen, M.A. ’78, this fund provides scholarship support for students within the Rockefeller College of Public Affairs who have financial need.

Robert S. Herman Rockefeller College Fund
Established by Dr. Robert S. Herman, a former professor at the University at Albany, this fund was created to support a graduate student with demonstrated financial need, who is enrolled in full-time study at the Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy.

Luks Family Endowed Scholarship
Established by Jeffrey ’91, ’01 and Shelley Luks, this scholarship provides support to a UAlbany student pursuing a degree within the School of Business, preference will be given to a student studying Accounting or at Rockefeller College. Recipient should demonstrate Financial Need.

Jennifer Manner, ’86, J.D. and Eric Glasgow, Ph.D. Family Scholarship
The Jennifer Manner ’86, J.D. and Eric Glasgow, Ph.D. Family Scholarship endowment will be established to recognize academic excellence and support undergraduate students in the Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy. Through the establishment of this endowment, the Donors wish to honor the life and contributions of Maurice Manner, and also would like to recognize the significant impact that Professors Erik Hoffman and Bruce Miroff made in the lives of students during their time at Rockefeller College.

Professor Michael J. Malbin Washington Semester Fund
The Professor Michael J. Malbin Washington Semester Scholarship will provide support for University at Albany students who wish to participate in Rockefeller College’s Washington Semester Program.  This fund may be utilized as either a scholarship (whereas funds are applied directly to a student’s account) or awarded directly to students in the form of a prize or an award.  Selection of recipients is to be based on financial need and/or academic merit. If recipient selection is based on financial need, financial need must be certified by the Office of Financial Aid and funds applied directly to recipient’s account.

NYS Governor Mario Cuomo Scholarship for Public Policy
Established in memory of New York State Governor Mario M. Cuomo, this scholarship provides support for UAlbany’s Rockefeller College undergraduate students who are studying Public Policy (Political Science or Public Administration) who demonstrate financial need. Student recipients must exemplify Governor Cuomo’s commitment to public service and community citizenship.

Jean Ellis Poletti Memorial Internship
Established in honor of Jean Ellis Poletti, who saw the need to attract young people of excellence to public service, this internship is awarded to a student of the Nelson A. Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy to work within a State agency.

Rockefeller College Advisory Board Scholarship Fund
This scholarship was established by Mr. Michael Lampert '73 to provide scholarship support for students pursing degrees at UAlbany’s Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy. Recipients may be selected based on financial need or academic merit.

Rockefeller College General Scholarship Fund
Established by Bart E. Baum ’90 MBA and Dr. Emma J. Laskin, this fund provides scholarship support to either graduate or undergraduate students who are pursuing a degree within the Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy. Recipients should demonstrate academic excellence and/or financial need.

Rockefeller College Public Administration Student Association (PASA) Scholarship
This scholarship provides support to an incoming MPA Student. Recipient should demonstrate good moral character, social responsibility, leadership abilities to create positive change, as well as an interest in pursuing a management career in the public or non-profit sector. The Public Administration Student Association (PASA) at Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy is a student organization organized to provide information, opportunities and support for Public Administration Students.

Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy Scholarship
Established by Vincent Abramo ’67, this scholarship provides support for undergraduate or graduate students pursuing a degree at Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy at the University at Albany. Recipients should demonstrate both financial need and academic achievement.

Arthur and Maria Kelly Smith Endowment
This endowment was established by Mr. Smith and Mrs. Kelly Smith, B.S. ’38, M.S. ’50. Maria was an early scholar who devoted her career to education and citizen action, and Arthur survived air combat in the Pacific to become a successful commercial pilot. Together, they funded an endowment to support the study and advancement of responsive State government, through a public interest internship program for graduate students of the Nelson A. Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy.

Dean Frank J. Thompson Scholarship
Established by friends and colleagues of Dean Frank Thompson, this fund provides financial assistance for a graduate student(s) who has been accepted and/or enrolled into the graduate degree program in Public Administration and Policy in the Nelson A. Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy.  First preference shall be given to a student who demonstrates both financial need and academic achievement.

Michael D. Tobman '95 International Learning Endowed Award
Established by Michael D. Tobman ’95, this award allows Rockefeller College graduate students to deepen their understanding of global affairs through an International Learning experience. This fund also provides financial support for a student’s travel and living expenses during their participation in an experiential learning placement at an international or non-governmental organization working abroad.

Rousseau Warner Family Scholarship Fund
Established by Dean David Rousseau and Professor Lynn Warner, this fund provides scholarship support for an undergraduate or graduate student(s) pursuing a degree at the Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy. Recipients may be selected based on financial need and/or merit.

Lewis S. Wiener ’84 Scholarship
Established by Lewis S. Wiener ’84, this scholarship provides scholarship support for undergraduate students pursuing a degree at Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy. Recipients of this scholarship should demonstrate both financial need and academic achievement.