University at Albany

Kermit L. and Phyllis A.
Hall Inaugural Scholarship

The Kermit L. and Phyllis A. Hall Inaugural Scholarship is helping to further the educational and career aims of UAlbany students. Here are the stories of three of the recipients.

Nineteen-year-old sophomores Tayo Sarah Woli and Melissa Labossiere, both of The Bronx, N.Y., hope to attend law school after graduation. Woli, a criminal justice major who minors in political science, is interested in juvenile law and is also considering a career in politics. Labossiere, who majors in political science and minors in French, would like to become a lawyer and possibly a judge.

Min Xin Shen, 21, is a senior accounting major with a minor in economics. The New York City native’s post-UAlbany plans include graduate school and a position with an accounting firm.

All three students are grateful for the financial support the Hall Scholarship affords. Labossiere also appreciates the award because, she says, it demonstrates that “people care
and are willing to help others. I am thankful to those who made the scholarship possible and helped me.”

Established by UAlbany's 17th president, Kermit L. Hall, the Hall Scholarship provides need-based undergraduate student scholarships, as well as merit scholarships for students admitted to the Honors College.


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Gary M. Jacobson '82 Scholarship:
Established by Foundation Director and UAlbany alumnus Gary Jacobson, B.A. '82 to support undergraduates involved in community service projects benefiting children.