Celebration of Scholarships
Our annual event celebrates UAlbany donors, the scholarships they've established and the impact their generosity has had on our student scholarship recipients.
This year's event was held at UAlbany's impressive new ETEC on March 8, 2022. A source of both inspiration and encouragement, scholarships have made all the difference in helping our students to succeed at UAlbany. Photos from the event capture the heartwarming smiles of both donors and students as they meet for the first time in person.
Since 2014, the Celebration of Scholarships event has been a wonderful opportunity for donors who established scholarships to meet student scholarship recipients. Take a look back through the years in the photo gallery below.
Hear from six of our students as they share their heartfelt thanks and how scholarship support has inspired them and truly changed their lives.
Words of gratitude from some of UAlbany's most recent scholarship recipients.
Recipient of The Mount Vernon High School Scholarship
"You have really pushed me one step closer to graduating college, debt-free with two degrees. A big thank you again!"
Recipient of The Lewis S. Wiener '84 Scholarship
"I am sincerely thankful for your investment in me and my future. Your scholarship is very exciting to receive. It has allowed me to focus on my academics. I hope to thank you by continuing my education and working towards a better world."
Recipient of The Mark & Helen McCarthy Reagan Scholarship
"I am looking to bring environmental justice to the forefront of social work practice. The additional aid is extremely appreciated! Thank you so much!"
The Merlin W. Hathaway Memorial Scholarship
"It’s such an honor to receive a scholarship based on my athletic and academic leadership. It really means the world to me to see all of the hard work not going unnoticed. Thank you and Go Great Danes!"
Recipient of the Jahn Levin '89 Family Scholarship
"Thank you again for your generosity and support. I plan to continue working very hard and eventually give something back to others, just like you were able to do for me."
Recipient of The Goldie Brenner Swartz '51 & Howard Swartz Scholarship
"Not only did you help me get my degree, you showed me that there are many good people in the world. I will forever be grateful for the help you provided. My family and I can’t say it enough, thank you for helping a UAlbany student."