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Scholarships, Awards & Prizes:

University Wide

All University Wide Scholarships are managed by Financial Aid

Albany High School - Capital Region Refugee Scholarship
The Albany High School-Capital Region Refugee Scholarship provides scholarship support for a UAlbany student who is a graduate from Albany High School and has identified him/herself as a refugee or has participated in the English as a Second Language Program (ESL) at Albany High School. If a student cannot be identified from Albany High School then this scholarship may be given to a Capital Region or New York State high School graduate who has identified him/herself as a refugee. Selection of this scholarship is based solely on academic merit and not financial need.

Alumni Association’s Minerva Scholarship
Established by the University at Albany’s Alumni Association, this scholarship helps support incoming undergraduate students who demonstrate financial need.

Alumni Association School Spirit Scholarship
Established by the Alumni Association, this scholarship provides support for rising sophomores, juniors, or seniors at the University at Albany who have demonstrated financial need, and who have demonstrated commitment to the University at Albany community by exhibiting school spirit and pride.|

Elena Rodrigues Anderson '82 Presidential Scholarship
Established by Theodore C. Anderson, Esq. '82, in honor of his wife Elena '82, this scholarship is awarded to an undergraduate recipient who maintains at least a 3.25 GPA. It is renewable for up to four years.

Norman Arnold '40 Endowment
Established by Norman Arnold '40, this fund provides scholarship support for full-time students who demonstrate financial need. First preference is that the scholarship recipient is related to Norman Arnold. If no relative can be identified, the scholarship may be awarded to another student with financial need.

Dr. Herbert S. and Mrs. Inez '36 Bailey Scholarship

Established by Dr. Herbert, this fund provides scholarships for undergraduate students pursuing their degrees within the sciences or mathematics. Recipients should demonstrate academic achievement and financial need.

Richard J. Bailey Memorial Scholarship

Established by the friends, family and Class of 2009 in memory of Richard Bailey, this scholarship provides support for an undergraduate Criminal Justice or Sociology major who demonstrates financial need. Preference is given to candidates who show aspirations to work in law enforcement. Richard, who passed away tragically in 2008, was planning to be a police officer.

Barnes & Noble Scholarship
Barnes & Noble Endowed Scholarship
Barnes & Noble Endowed Athletic Scholarship

Established by Barnes & Noble College Booksellers in 1998, these endowed funds provide book scholarships for undergraduate students who demonstrate financial need and/or merit.

BBL Construction Services Scholarship
This fund provides scholarship support for undergraduate students who demonstrate academic achievement and financial need. First preference is for recipients to be a BBL employee, or child of a BBL employee.

David C. Brinkerhoff Scholarship Fund
This fund was generously established by friends, colleagues and family members in memory of Trooper David C. Brinkerhoff ’01. Trooper Brinkerhoff died in the line of duty on April 25, 2007. The David C. Brinkerhoff ’01 Memorial Scholarship Fund shall provide scholarship support to a UAlbany student who demonstrates both strong leadership and academic qualities. The recipient must also demonstrate dedication to public safety (emergency medical technician, firefighter, police officer, etc.) First preference will be given to current members of the UAlbany Five Quad Volunteer Ambulance Service (Five Quad VAS)– of  which Trooper Brinkerhoff was a proud member.

Marcia J. Brown Scholarship
Established by the estate of author Marcia J. Brown, this scholarship provides support for UAlbany students who demonstrate financial need.

Charles and Charlotte Buchanan Endowed Scholarship for a Capital
Region Sponsor-A-Scholar

Established by Charles and Charlotte Buchanan, this scholarship provides support for an undergraduate student(s) at the University at Albany who is enrolled in, or has been enrolled in, the Sponsor-A-Scholar program. The Sponsor-A-Scholar program is sponsored by Capital Region Sponsor-a-Scholar, Inc. First preference is for the scholarship recipient to be admitted to or pursuing a degree within the School of Social Welfare. The scholarship recipient must maintain a GPA of at least 2.0 to be eligible for renewal.

Laura Woernley Buck ’38 Scholarship

Established through the generosity of Laura Woernley Buck, this fund provides scholarship support for students who demonstrate financial need.

Family of Peter Bulger Scholarship
Generously established by Peter Bulger ’77, this scholarship provides scholarship support to a University at Albany student-athlete who demonstrates financial need.

Michael Carmen ’84 Mentoring Scholarship
Generously established by Michael Carmen ’84, this scholarship provides support for undergraduate students who demonstrate significant financial need, and who show great leadership and promise. This scholarship may be renewed as long as recipients continue to demonstrate need as defined by the University. Recipients will have an opportunity to meet Mr. Carmen for mentoring opportunities.

Chi Sigma Theta Sorority Scholarship

Established by the sisters of the Chi Sigma Theta Sorority, this scholarship provides support for a UAlbany student who is in good academic standing and who has demonstrated leadership and commitment to UAlbany and/or society. The Donors’ preference is that the recipient is a female student of junior or senior status, either undergraduate or graduate level.

Class of 1936 and 1941 Scholarship
To support an undergraduate student who demonstrates financial need, and who is planning to become a teacher.

Class of 1937 Memorial Scholarship
Awarded to undergraduate students who exhibit outstanding performance and a commitment to pursue their education for the benefit of humanity, in the field of teaching.

Class of 1939 Memorial Scholarship
Awarded to an undergraduate student who exhibits outstanding academic performance and a commitment to pursue his/her education for the benefit of humanity.

Class of 1952 Scholarship
This annual scholarship is issued in the name of one or more distinguished teaching faculty who were associated with the College for Teachers during some or all of the period 1948 to 1952, during the undergraduate years of the Class of 1952. This fund provides support for a student of either junior or senior undergraduate status who is outstanding in both academic and extra-curricular activities.

Class of 1969 Scholarship

This scholarship provides support for an undergraduate student with demonstrated financial need. First preference for this scholarship is given to the child or grandchild of a member of the Class of 1969. If no such candidate is identified, second preference is given to a legacy student whose parent or grandparent is an alumnus/a (from any class year) at UAlbany. The applicant must identify, by name, the UAlbany alumnus/a who he/she is related to.

Class of 1972 Scholarship
This scholarship provides support for an undergraduate student who is a sophomore and above, maintains a 3.0 GPA and who demonstrates financial need.

Class of 1976 Scholarship
Established to help support an undergraduate student who is in good academic standing, and who actively participates in athletics and/or some other campus-related extra curricular activity.

Class of 1977 Fund
Established to provide annual scholarship support to a UAlbany student who demonstrates academic achievement and who participates in at least one extra-curricular activity.

Class of 1979 Scholarship
Established to help support an undergraduate student(s) who is in good academic standing, and who has demonstrated extreme financial need.

Class of 1980 Scholarship
Established to provide support for an undergraduate student who maintains a GPA of at least 3.0 and who demonstrates financial need. The student recipient is asked to write a brief essay on his/her future goals.

Class of 1981 Scholarship
This scholarship provides support for an undergraduate student who maintains a GPA of at least 3.5, demonstrates financial need, is a resident of New York State, and is not receiving other scholarship assistance.

Class of 1984 Scholarship
Provides scholarship support for an undergraduate student-athlete who demonstrates excellence both in athletic and academic endeavors.  Preference shall be given to candidates who demonstrate financial need.

Class of 1985 Scholarship
Established to help support an undergraduate student who maintains a GPA of 3.0 and who demonstrates financial need.

Class of 1986 Scholarship Fund
This scholarship was established by the Class of 1986 to provide annual scholarship support to one or more UAlbany students who demonstrate high levels of academic achievement and who are of sophomore or higher status.

Class of 1994 Sesquicentennial Scholarship
This merit based scholarship is for a student of senior class standing who possesses a GPA of at least 3.0, and who has demonstrated leadership qualities and community service on the UAlbany campus.

Professor Arthur N. Collins and Marion B. Collins Scholarship
Established by Amy Hoptay, the Collins Scholarship provides support for a University at Albany student who is pursuing a graduate degree in the Humanities, within the College of Arts & Sciences. The recipient should demonstrate financial need.

Evan Collins Fellows
Established in honor of Evan Revere Collins, UAlbany President from 1949-1969, to recognize teaching faculty for their outstanding service and commitment to the University over an extended period of time.  This award is intended to acknowledge the efforts of faculty who are exemplars of the highest levels of institutional commitment and service.

Bernard Conners Fund

The purpose of this fund is to provide an award, when appropriate, to an individual in literary endeavors. This fund, which was established by Bernard Conners, is awarded through the New York State Writer’s Institute.

The Jennine O’Reilly Conway ’88 Memorial Scholarship
Established in loving memory of Jennine O’Reilly Conway by her mother, Mrs. Jeanne L. O’Reilly, this fund will provide support to students pursuing their undergraduate degree at the University at Albany. Recipient selection may be based on either financial need or academic merit. It is the Donor’s first preference that the recipient of this scholarship is blind or has a visual impairment. If a blind or visually impaired student cannot be identified, the Office of Disability Resources may identify another student. Despite Jennine’s visual impairment and blindness while a student at UAlbany, she persevered, obtained her degree and achieved many notable accomplishments, such as climbing Mount Kilimanjaro. Mrs. O’Reilly is appreciative of the support and encouragement given to her daughter by the faculty and staff of UAlbany, especially John Levato, Assistant Dean of the School of Business.

Marion Porter Covel '35 Fund
Established through the Estate of Marion Porter Covel, this endowment was established to help provide support for an undergraduate student who demonstrates financial need.

Edna Craig Memorial Fund

Established by Miss Edna Craig '21 through a bequest in her will, this fund provides assistance to senior students, preferably female, who demonstrate financial need.

Joan L. Cunniff '53 and Alan R. Stephenson '52 Scholarship

This endowed fund, established by Dr. Stephenson '52 as a memorial to Ms. Cunniff '53, provides scholarship support to first year, full-time, undergraduate students with demonstrated financial need. This scholarship is renewable for up to four years, provided the recipient(s) remains in good academic-standing, as defined by the University at Albany.  Preference for this scholarship will be given to students who graduated from Cohoes High School. First preference will be given to a female graduate, and second preference will be given to a male graduate.

Joseph E. Davis Scholarship Fund
Established by the estate of Ruth H. Davis in memory of Joseph E. Davis, this scholarship provides support to undergraduate or graduate students, preferably African American, who are pursuing their degree at UAlbany and who demonstrate financial need. Mr. Davis was appointed a member of the Board of Trustees in May, 1965, and during his three years of service as a Trustee, he demonstrated his great interest in the advancement of the University and the improvement of higher educational opportunities for all youth of New York State. Mr. Davis passed away in May 1968.


Roselle DeCarlo MD Memorial Scholarship
Established by Armondo DeCarlo in memory of his sister, this scholarship is in support of junior or senior students, preferably female, who demonstrate financial need and who are pursuing a pre-med course of study at the University at Albany. A recipient may receive the scholarship for one year.

Elizabeth and Edward Demske Scholarship
This scholarship, established by Elizabeth '61, '63 and Edward '58 Demske, provides support for undergraduate students who demonstrate financial need, and who are pursuing degrees within the School of Business.

Kristin Dolan ’88 Cablevision Scholarship
Generously established by Kristin Dolan '88, The Kristin Dolan '88 Cablevision Scholarship provides scholarship support to an incoming freshman who is from New York State who demonstrates academic excellence and who is enrolled at a full-time undergraduate program at UAlbany. Preference for this scholarship is that the scholarship recipient is the son or daughter of a current Cablevision employee. Student recipient will be based on academic merit. This scholarship may be renewed (up to 8 semesters) as long as the recipient continues as a full-time undergraduate student at UAlbany and remains in good academic standing. Students may apply for the Kristin Dolan '88 Cablevision Scholarship through the Office of Financial Aid's endowed scholarship application.

Patsy Tidewell Eberhardt ’61 Scholarship Endowment
Established through a bequest by Patsy Eberhardt ’61, this scholarship provides assistant to students who demonstrate financial need.

Sharon Selib Epstein and Lawrence J.  Epstein Scholarship in Social Welfare and Judaic Studies
Established  in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Epstein’s 40th wedding anniversary, by their children and sons-and-daughter-in-law.  This scholarship provides support to a student pursuing his/her MSW through the School of Social Welfare and a rising junior pursing a minor in Judaic Studies. This scholarship will rotate between students who are enrolled in either the School of Social Welfare or the Judaic Studies program at UAlbany. Students may hold the scholarship for a total of two years.  Lawrence Epstein received his B.A. in English in 1967, M.A. in 1968 and Ph.D. in English in 1976. Sharon Epstein received her MSW in 1972.

Julia M. Filippone, Ph. D. Scholarship
Established in honor of Julia M. Filippone, Ph.D., by her colleagues and friends, on the occasion of her retirement as Executive Director of University Auxiliary Services at UAlbany. The purpose of this scholarship is to provide support for a student(s) at the University at Albany who demonstrate financial need. First preference for this scholarship will go to students who have been affiliated with programs provided through Parsons Child and Family Center (“Parsons”), 60 Academy Road, Albany, NY. If a student affiliated with Parsons cannot be identified, the scholarship may be use to support any UAlbany student who demonstrates need.

Stanley Fink Legislative Internship Endowment

Established in memory of the late Stanley Fink, former speaker of the New York State Assembly, this fund provides a legislative internship experience for an outstanding undergraduate junior or senior student who is enrolled full-time at UAlbany. For more information about this, please contact the Undergraduate Studies Office.

Robyn Fishelberg Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship is given annually in memory of Robyn Fishelberg, an Albany undergraduate student and Sigma Delta Tau sister, who passed away in 1992. Established in 1993 by Robyn’s family, sorority sisters and friends, this scholarship is intended to assist each year in the education of an undergraduate UAlbany student, preferably a woman, who has demonstrated outstanding humanitarian qualities through her involvement in school activities and community service.

Dr. Theodore H. Fossieck Scholarship Fund

Established by Dr. Theodore H. Fossieck, former Principal of the Milne School and member of the Education faculty, the purpose of this fund is to provide a scholarship to a descendant of a Milne School graduate or of a Milne School faculty member (the Milne School began as a practice teaching school). The scholarship will be awarded to the first eligible person to apply during the application period, providing the recipient meets admissions standards.

Ira and Elsie F. Freedman Education Scholarship

Established in honor of alumni  Ira '43 and Elsie '42 Ferber Freedman by their children, Ann Freedman and David Freedman, this scholarship helps provide support for a student matriculated in the School of Education who has demonstrated financial need and who has shown exceptional academic achievement. Preference is for the recipient to have expressed interest in becoming an educator in the public schools.

Florence Smith French '33 Scholarship

This fund, established by the William Marshall French Trust, provides scholarships for full-time undergraduate students at the University who demonstrate financial need. Dr. William French '29, was also Professor Emeritus.

Lisa K. Fund '05 Scholarship

Established by Lisa K. Fund ’05, this scholarship provides support for UAlbany students, preferably female, who demonstrate academic achievement, is pursuing a liberal arts degree and is a student athlete.

Mike Golub/Founding Fathers Lacrosse Scholarship
Established by a group of alumni and friends as a tribute to Mike Golub, the Golub Scholarship provides support for a full-time student(s) member of the men’s lacrosse team who has demonstrated academic achievement and financial need.

Marc G. Guggenheim '93 Endowed Scholarship
The Marc G. Guggenheim ’92 Endowed Scholarship provides scholarship support for UAlbany student(s) who demonstrates academic excellence and who are interested in pursuing a career in writing.

Virginia G. Heaney '78 Memorial Scholarship
Established in memory of Virginia G. Heaney ’78, by the Santini and Schatmeyer families, The Virginia G. Heaney ’78 Memorial Scholarship provides support for a UAlbany student who demonstrates financial need and plans to pursue a career in the medical profession and/or the healthcare field.

Kermit L. Hall and Phyllis A. Hall Inaugural Scholarship Fund
One of the first things the late Kermit L. Hall did when he became UAlbany’s 17th president in February 2005 was to establish the Inaugural Scholarship Fund, which provides undergraduate scholarships to students who demonstrate financial need and/or merit. The fund was jump-started with $100,000 in lieu of a formal presidential inauguration. Hall and his wife, Phyllis, also contributed an additional $10,000 toward the fund, which was renamed the Kermit L. Hall and Phyllis A. Hall Inaugural Scholarship Fund in honor of the president who passed away in August 2006.

Eleanor Roth Hathaway '47 Endowment Fund

Established by Mrs. Eleanor Roth Hathaway, M.S. '47, former Residence Quadrangle Coordinator and member of the Education faculty, this scholarship provides support to students at UAlbany, with first preference to female students, who exhibit outstanding university service and leadership, particularly involvement with residential life. Recipients should also display high academic achievement.

Merlin W. Hathaway Memorial Scholarship

Established by Mrs. Eleanor Hathaway, M.S. '47, Residence Quadrangle Coordinator and member of the Education faculty, in memory of Professor Merlin W. Hathaway, M.Ed. ’46, coach and athletic director. This scholar-athlete award is given for outstanding academic and athletic achievement, leadership, integrity and commitment to the University.

Edwin C. and Frances A. Hill Memorial Endowment

Established in 2010 by Edwin C. and Frances A. Hill as a living memorial to their mothers, Frances C. Hill and Maria Cerqua, this scholarship provides support for a full-time undergraduate student(s) (or graduate student if an undergraduate student cannot be identified) who demonstrates both financial need and academic excellence (the equivalent of at least a 3.0 GPA). First preference for this scholarship will be given to students of Italian-American or Canadian American descent.

Professor Helen Horowitz Scholarship Fund

This fund, established by UAlbany Professor Helen Horowitz, was established to provide financial assistance to students who have no other sources of aid.

Edward Gallatin B. Hudson Presidential Scholarship

Established by Mrs. Therese Wienecke Hudson '32, a retired teacher, in memory of her husband. This is awarded to full-time undergraduate students who demonstrate financial need, and is through the Presidential Scholars program.

Elva N. Hudtwalker Fund

Established through the Estate of Elva N. Hudtwalker '32, this fund provides scholarships for undergraduate students who demonstrate financial need, who are US citizens and who are enrolled within a liberal arts major at UAlbany.

Huerta Family Endowment
This fund, established by Dr. Raul Heurta, D.A. '07, Professor David Huerta and the Heurta Family, will provide scholarship support to students who demonstrate financial need, with first preference given to students of Hispanic origin. It is the donors’ wish that the recipients of this scholarship are students whose parents or grandparents had been employed in basic service-related work, such as maids, housekeepers, custodians, laborers, etc.

Mark R. Hunt '82 Scholarship
Established by Ann R. Hunt '56 and Sherman Hunt '57, in honor of their son Mark, this scholarship helps provide support (at a significant level) for undergraduate students who demonstrate financial need.

Leroy and Gustina Huzzy Student Book Fund
Established by fifteenth UAlbany president H. Patrick Swygert, in memory of his parents, this fund provides support for undergraduate or graduate students, who demonstrate financial need, to purchase textbooks.

Gary M. Jacobson '82 Scholarship
Established by Mr. Gary Jacobson, Class of 1982, to provide a scholarship for an incoming freshman student who demonstrates financial need and who has shown initiative and/or involvement in a community service project that benefits a children’s group.

Gerald Jennings Endowed Scholarship
Established in honor of The Honorable Gerald D. Jennings '76, former Mayor of the City of Albany, this scholarship will provide financial support to UAlbany students who are from the City of Albany, and who demonstrate financial need.

Robert and Lynn Hassan Jones Presidential Inauguration Scholarship
The Robert and Lynn Hassan Jones Presidential Inauguration Scholarship provides scholarship support to UAlbany students who demonstrate financial need and/or merit. Established in honor of the inauguration of Robert J. Jones as the University at Albany’s 19th president, The Robert and Lynn Hassan Jones Presidential Inauguration Scholarship will help to ensure that no deserving student will ever be denied the opportunity to pursue his or her academic dreams.

Howard Kaplan ’82 & Randi Schuster Kaplan ’82 Scholarship
Established by Howard Kaplan ’82 and his wife Randi Schuster Kaplan ’82, the Kaplan Scholarship provides support for an undergraduate or graduate student(s) at the University at Albany who is pursuing a degree in Financial Market Regulation. The recipient(s) should demonstrate both academic achievement and financial need.

Edith and Otto Katz Scholarship

Established by Steven Katz ’76 and Judith Katz ’72, in honor of their parents, Edith and Otto Katz. This scholarship provides support for an undergraduate student(s) enrolled at UAlbany, with demonstrated financial need and academic achievement. First preference for this scholarship will be for a student who is the first person in his/her family to attend college.      

Deborah Kelsey '85 Memorial Scholarship
Established by Mr. Ivan Bart ’85 in memory of Deborah Kelsey ’85, this fund provides scholarship support for non-traditional students, preferably female students, who have financial need and who are pursuing a degree at the University at Albany.

Steve F. Klein '77 Scholarship Endowment
Established through the Estate of Viola Odenheimer, this scholarship supports undergraduate students at UAlbany who demonstrate financial need.

Martin & Joyce Kenosian Scholarship
Established by Martin Kenosian and Joyce McCollum Kenosian, this scholarship provides support to incoming, full-time undergraduate students who demonstrate financial need, and who graduated in the top 5% of their high school class. First preference for this scholarship will be given to incoming students from a high school located in a rural area in New York State. This scholarship is renewable, provided the student recipient continues to demonstrate financial need, is a full-time student and remains in good academic standing.

Howard and Rosalie Lefkowitz Memorial Fund
Established by Phyllis Spiegelglas '84, in memory of her parents, this fund provides support for an incoming freshman student, who demonstrates financial need, and who is from one of the five boroughs of New York City.

Frances C. Lemke '31 Endowment
The fund was established by Frances Lemke, Class of 1931, to provide scholarships to full time students, preferably female, who demonstrate financial need.

Alice Clark Long Scholarship
Established through the Estate of Alice Clark Long ’35, this fund provides support for students who wish to become teachers.

Roberta Dosh Lower Class of 1960 Fund
Established by Roberta Dosh Lower and Martin A. Lower, this fund will provide one scholarship award per year for an undergraduate student who demonstrates financial need.

Michael & Chenoa Lyons Scholarship
The Michael and Chenoa Lyons Scholarship provides scholarship support for a student who is a son or daughter of a law enforcement officer. Scholarship recipient shall be identified by the Office of Financial Aid.

Macaulay, Marc & Sandy Endowed Scholarship
Established by Marc T. Macaulay ’91 and Sondra L. Macaulay ’91 in honor of their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas E. Macaulay and Mr. and Mrs. Francis J. Meehan, this scholarship provides support for UAlbany students who demonstrate academic excellence and financial need.

Scott M. McGovern '87 Memorial Scholarship

To recognize the tragic loss of alumnus Scott McGovern '87 on September 11, 2001, the friends and family of Scott McGovern established a scholarship for an incoming freshman student who demonstrates financial need.  Preference will be given to a student from one of the five boroughs in New York City, with first preference being Staten Island.  The intention of this scholarship is to assist the recipient through his/her four undergraduate years at the University at Albany.

Frances M. Moeller '28 Scholarship
Established through the Frances M. Moeller ’28 Revocable Trust, this scholarship will provide support to undergraduate students with financial need.

Mount Vernon High School Scholarship

The Mount Vernon High School Scholarship shall provide scholarship support for an incoming freshman student from Mount Vernon High School (NY) who demonstrates financial need, academic achievement and great promise. The scholarship shall be renewed each year as long as each recipient(s) remains a student in good standing at the University at Albany.

Myskania Scholarship Endowment
Established by Mrs. Miriam Snow Mathes, Class of 1926, this scholarship is awarded to a full-time junior or senior undergraduate student in recognition of his or her outstanding leadership and service to the University.

Office of Financial Aid Academic Achievement Scholarship
Established by multiple donors, including members of the Class of 1959, this scholarship provides support to student(s) who demonstrate academic achievement. This does not exclude students with demonstrated financial need, but recipients should demonstrate academic achievement.

President Vincent O’Leary Scholarship Endowment
Established in memory of President Vincent O’Leary, the 14th president of the University at Albany, by the O’Leary Family, this scholarship provides support for undergraduate students who are pursuing a degree at the University at Albany. The recipients must demonstrate financial need.

Erica and Michael Olin Presidential Scholarship
Established by Erica ‘86 and Michael Olin ’85, ’86, this scholarship provides support for extraordinarily talented and highly motivated students who attend the University at Albany. This scholarship was established in the belief that gifted students stimulate both their fellow students and their teachers, and by so doing will help to attract top students to the University at Albany. Awarded based on merit, this scholarship is need-blind as financial need is not considered in the awarding of this scholarship.

Dr. Harry and Shirley Siegel Passow Endowment
Established in memory of Dr. Harry Passow '41, MA, '47, distinguished Professor of Education, Teachers College, Columbia University, by Mrs. Shirley Siegel Passow '46, this fund provides scholarship support for undergraduate students who demonstrate financial need.

President George M. & Sandra Philip Scholarship
This scholarship was established by the friends, family and University at Albany community to honor and commemorate the presidency of George M. Philip ’69, ’73, the 18th president of the University at Albany. This fund supports undergraduate students who demonstrate financial need.

Marine Sergeant William D. Powers Scholarship
Established by The Marine Corps Coordinating Council, this scholarship provides support for a student who is pursuing a degree at UAlbany, who is in good academic standing, and who is either currently enlisted in the Marine Corps (Actives or Reserves) or veteran who has been honorably discharged.

Phi Beta Kappa Prize for Academic Excellence

Established through the generosity of past UAlbany Professors M.E. Grenander, James Corbett, Kendall Birr, Catharine Newbold, Helen Horowitz and Bernard Horowitz, this endowed fund provides a prize to the top student as measured by GPA who is an undergraduate member of Phi Beta Kappa. This fund is awarded in the last half of the senior year.

Psi Gamma Alumnae Association, Inc. Scholarship

Established by Psi Gamma alumnae, this scholarship provides support to current Psi Gamma students, alumnae or descendents who are either current undergraduate students, current graduate students or children/grandchildren/nieces or nephews of Psi Gamma members.

Sandra Radzewicz Roddy '94 Scholarship
This scholarship was established by Sandra Radzewicz Roddy, Class of 1994 to provide support for an undergraduate student at UAlbany. Preference for this scholarship will be given to students from the Albany/Capital District area.

William Frederick Reyers Sr. Community Service Scholarship
Generously established by Peter Brusoe ’03, MS ’04, the William Frederick Reyers Sr. Community Service Scholarship provides support for students who demonstrate commitment of service to their community.

Margaret E. Rochford ’58 Scholarship
Established by Dr. Alan R. Stephenson ’52 the Rochford ’58 Scholarship provides support for a first year, full-time, undergraduate student with demonstrated financial need. First preference for this scholarship is given to a female graduate from Watertown High School and second preference is given to a male graduate. Should a graduate from Watertown High School not be identified, preference for this scholarship will be given to a graduate from a Jefferson County high school.

William C. Rock Scholarship in History
Established by William C. Rock '56, this scholarship provides support for an undergraduate student pursuing a degree within the History Department, who demonstrates financial need and who can illustrate academic and/or extracurricular accomplishment.

Brooke David and Peter Julian Rosenbaum Scholarship
Established in memory of brothers Brooke '91 and Peter Rosenbaum, by their parents, this fund provides scholarship support for an entering undergraduate student, based on both academic merit and financial need.

William Roth Endowed Scholarship
This scholarship was established by Dr. William Roth, to provide annual scholarship support to a UAlbany student with a physical disability. Recipient should demonstrate academic promise and financial need.

Alex Sabo Scholarship

This fund, established by Alex Sabo '63, provides support for an undergraduate student who demonstrates financial need, and who is, preferably, a graduate of Massena High School.

David P. Schaffer ’83 & Paul C. Schaffer ’86 Scholarship
Generously established by brothers David ’83 and Paul ’86 Schaffer, this scholarship provides support for an incoming freshman student from Westchester County who demonstrates financial need. The scholarship is renewable for up to four years as long as the recipient maintains at least a 3.0 GPA and continues to demonstrate need.

Elizabeth Kautter Schwartz '31 Scholarship
Established by Mrs. Kautter Schwartz to help provide support for students who demonstrate financial need.

Magill and Jeannette Biggs '48 Shipman Scholarship
Established by Mr. Shipman, a retired teacher, counselor and school administrator, in memory of his wife, Jeannette, a highly regarded English teacher. This is to support a student who has financial need.

16th Man Rugby Club Endowment
Established by Friends of UAlbany Rugby, this fund provides support for the initiatives and programs related to the Men’s Rugby Club at UAlbany.

Magill & Jeannette Biggs Shipman '48 Scholarship
Established by Magill Shipman, this scholarship provides support to full-time undergraduate students who demonstrate financial need.

Rob & Scott Sinclair Scholarship
Established by Scott D. Sinclair ’87, this scholarship provides support to students who utilize the services and/or volunteer in UAlbany’s Gender and Sexuality Resource Center. Student recipients must be incoming sophomores (at the time of selection) and be in good academic standing. This scholarship may be renewed up to 3 years (6 semesters) if the student remains in good academic standing.

Solotar Family Scholarshi
Generously established by Joan Solotar ’86, The Solotar Family Scholarship provides support for an incoming freshman student at UAlbany who demonstrates significant financial need, as defined by the University at Albany. It is the Donor’s first preference that this scholarship is awarded to a student who graduated from the East Harlem Tutorial Program. This scholarship may be renewed (up to 10 semesters) as long as the recipient is matriculated as a full-time undergraduate student at UAlbany and continues to demonstrate financial need.

Spellman Achievement Awards Fund
The Spellman Achievement Awards Fund was established to provide monetary prizes for Spellman Achievement Award recipients who demonstrate very high levels of academic achievement and/or outstanding student leader­ship and/or community service. This fund was established through the generosity of Mark C. Yang ’92 and his parents, Mr. Hung Chow Yang and Mrs. Shiu Shia Hu Yang.

Rosalie Pooler Stage ’47 Endowment
Established through a bequest by Rosalie Pooler Stage, this fund provides scholarship support for full-time undergraduate students with financial need. This scholarship may be awarded to a mature female student returning to college.

Joyce Harriet Stahl Scholarship
This scholarship was established by Mr. Stanley Stahl in memory of his wife Joyce, to provide scholarship support to single parents with demonstrated financial need.

Tau Kappa Epsilon (TKE) Memorial Scholarship
In memory of TKE brothers, this scholarship provides financial support to undergraduate students who demonstrate financial need, academic accomplishment, and are members of the TKE fraternity.

Jane Heath Takas and Andrew Takas Scholarship
Established by Mr. Takas '43 in memory of his wife, Jane '45, this scholarship is awarded to a student who demonstrates academic accomplishment and financial need.

1st Lt. Joseph J. Theinert, US Army, B.A. ’08 Endowed Scholarship
The 1st Lt. Joseph J. Theinert, US Army, B.A. ’08 Endowed Scholarship was established in memory of Lt. Theinert, who earned his bachelor’s degree in history at the University at Albany in 2008. Lt. Theinert was serving his first tour of duty with the U.S. Army in Afghanistan and was killed June 4, 2010, in Kandahar when an improvised explosive device was detonated during a dismounted patrol. This scholarship fund provides a scholarship for a rising junior or senior undergraduate student(s) at the University at Albany who is a history major, with demonstrated financial need. First preference for this scholarship is given to a student who has graduated from a Long Island high school. 

University at Albany Women’s Association Scholarship
This scholarship provides financial assistance preferably for an undergraduate woman in either her junior or senior year, who maintains a minimum 2.5 GPA and who has attended the University for at least one year.  This has been established by the University at Albany Women’s Association.

Katherine Vario Endowed Scholarship
Established by the Vario family in memory of their daughter Katherine, a student at the University. This scholarship is awarded to a student, preferably a woman, entering her senior year who is preparing for medical or dental school.

Carolyn Fonda Viall '36 Fund
This fund was established by Carolyn Fonda Viall, Class of 1936 to provide annual scholarship support to a UAlbany student who demonstrate high levels of academic achievement.

Dominick J Varrialle & Harold Spandonis Memorial Scholarship
The Dominick J. Varrialle and Harold Spandonis Memorial Scholarship provides scholarship support for an undergraduate UAlbany student who is participating in UAlbany’s ROTC program, a veteran who has been honorably discharged from the United States military or who has a family member that is currently serving in active duty or has been honorably discharged from the United States military and who demonstrates academic excellence. Student recipient must have an understanding of the sacrifices and impact of those who have served and who are currently serving in the United States military. The Donor’s first preference is that the student recipient is studying within the School of Business. If a student within the School of Business cannot be identified then a student from another area of study may be awarded this scholarship. Financial need maybe considered but not required. This scholarship has been established by Dominic Varrialle, in memory of his father Dominick J. Varrialle and father-in-law Harold Spandonis, for their extraordinary service in the United States military. Dominick J. Varrialle proudly served as a Tomb Guard of the Unknown Solider. A post whose motto reads: “Soldiers never die until they are forgotten. Tomb Guards never forget.”

Howard and Cecily Wachtel Scholarship
Established by Peter Weinstock '82, Andrew D. Weinstock '84, Craig L. Weinstock '80 and Lynda Hamilton, in honor of their parents, this scholarship provides support for an undergraduate student entering the junior or senior class who is a history major, who demonstrates financial need and who maintains a minimum 3.0 GPA.

Helen Jones Warner ’36 Endowment
This fund was established by Helen Jones Warner ’36 to provide a scholarship for an incoming freshman student(s) at the University at Albany who has demonstrated financial need. This scholarship is renewable for four years as long as the recipient remains in good academic standing at the University at Albany and continues to demonstrate financial need.

Dorothy M. West '27 Scholarship

This fund provides a scholarship for a student who demonstrates financial need, and also takes into consideration the character of the recipient. Preference is given to students who are entering UAlbany from Horseheads High School, NY. This fund was established through the Estate of Dorothy M. West '27.
Richard and Therese Wienecke Scholarship
Established by Mrs. Therese Wienecke Hudson '32, this fund will provide scholarship support for an incoming student who demonstrates financial need.

Mildred Button Willits ’19 Endowment
Established through the estate of Charles O. Willits, this fund provides support for undergraduate students who demonstrate financial need, with consideration given to academic achievement.

Yang Family Scholarship Fund
In order to provide scholarship support for students who demonstrate financial need, in consideration to academic achievement (2.7 minimum GPA), this endowment fund has been established by Mark C. Yang ’92 and his parents, Mr. Hung Chow Yang and Mrs. Shiu Shia Hu Yang. Special consideration may be given to students enrolled in the Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) or a comparable program designed to meet similar goals.

Evan Michael Zahn, MD Presidential Scholarship
Established by Dr. Zahn '82, this fund provides scholarship support to junior undergraduate students enrolled full-time in a liberal arts degree program. The recipient must demonstrate high academic achievement, and must indicate a strong interest in working within the healthcare field. The purpose is to encourage a non-science degree student to pursue working within the healthcare/medical field in order to bring a different point of view to it.

Zenger Hall Scholarship

The Zenger Hall Scholarship provides scholarship support for a sophomore, junior or senior student who is a resident of Zenger Hall in Colonial Quad. Scholarship recipients should demonstrate financial need and live in Zenger Hall during the first year of selection.