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Scholarships, Awards & Prizes:

Veteran's Military Scholarships

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School of Business Veteran’s Scholarship
This scholarship provides support for a military veteran(s) who is pursuing a degree in the School of Business.  The recipient should demonstrate financial need and academic achievement. First preference is that the recipient is a military veteran. If none can be identified, second preference is that the recipient is the offspring of a military veteran.
School of Business

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

1st Lt. Joseph J. Theinert, US Army, BA ’08 Endowed Scholarship
Established in memory of Lt. Theinert, who earned his BA degree in History at UAlbany. Lt. Theinert was serving his first tour of duty with the US Army in Afghanistan and was killed 6/4/10 in Kandahar when an IED was detonated during a dismounted patrol.
The purpose of this fund is to provide scholarship support for a rising junior or senior undergraduate student who is a History major, and who has financial need. First preference for this scholarship is given to a student who has graduated from a Long Island high school.
Department of History

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.”

Polly Weidenkopf ReserveAid Scholarship
Generously established by ReserveAid and Lucas Detor ’94, this scholarship provides support for military veterans, Reservists and/or Guardsman (all branches of armed forces eligible) who are pursuing their undergraduate or graduate degrees at UAlbany. This scholarship has been named in honor of Polly Weidenkopf to recognize and thank her for her service to our country, and for the outstanding and compassionate work she provided in her role as Executive Director of ReserveAid.