Scholarships

SUNY Cobleskill strives to see that each of our students graduate with as little debt as possible. We offer over 180 different scholarships to help make college more affordable for incoming and returning students. We also maintain a list of external scholarships for students to explore other extraneous opportunities. Scholarships ensure students the opportunity to receive a quality education, providing a solid foundation for the rest of their lives. 

 

Scholarship Name: Criteria:
American Animal Producers Club Scholarship Ag incoming associate or bachelor students with preference given to out of state. 
American Animal Producers Club Scholarship Ag continuing students who are AAPC members.
Harry Abrahamsen Scholarship Endowment Continuing average student with high potential and a GPA of 2.5 or higher who demonstrates leadership ability and volunteer work.
Mr. and Mrs. Steven M.  Ackerknecht Scholarship Endowment A continuing equine major who has demonstrated financial need, academic promise and who has demonstrated and been actively involved in student leadership initiatives.  Preferred GPA of at least 2.5.
Agricultural Engineering Faculty Scholarship Endowment Ag Eng continuing student with 2.50 GPA or higher in all major curriculum courses. Based on scholarship, campus activities and financial need.
Alumni Legacy
Scholarship
Incoming student with academic excellence, having one or more parents who are SUNY Cobleskill alumni. Consideration will also be given to students who have other family members as College alumni.
Alumni Margin of Excellence Scholarship Endowment Incoming associate or bachelor student.  Based on academic performance in high school and civic activites.
Arkell Hall Foundation Scholarship Endowmment Incoming associate or bachelor student who is also a resident of Montgomery Co., (western Montgomery preferred) who shows academic achievement and involvement in school and civic activities
J. Roger Barber Scholarship Endowment Ag incoming student from a rural area of New York; based on citizenship, scholarship and leadership.  Financial need will also be considered
Cole Barnard Scholarship Endowment Continuing CAHT associates degree with 3.0 GPA or greater.
William (Bill) Barton Scholarship Endowment For continuing bachelor of technology students majoring in an Agriculture and Natural Resources major, with preference given to dairy students. Students must have a 3.25 or higher GPA, be an outstanding campus citizen and display potential for making a positive contribution to the agricultural community.
Andy Bates Alumni Memorial Scholarship Endowment Ag continuing majoring in Ag Eng or Turfgrass Management who have completed 30 or more college credits and have a 2.50 or higher cumulative average at SUNY Cobleskill. Displays potential for making a positive contribution to the agricultural engineering and/or turfgrass industry. Possess a high interest in golf course equipment design, manufacturing, and use. Outstanding campus citizen
Roger Becker
Agricultural Scholarship
Endowment
Ag incoming associate or bachelor student majoring in Animal Science or Agricultural Business
Derwin and Annie R. Bennett Scholarship Endowment Continuing Business Administration, Agricultural, Graphic Design or Social Science major who is also a member of the Educational Opportunity Program (EOP).  Student must have a minimum GPA of 2.5 and must also be in a student leadership position or experience on campus.  If an EOP student is not available, a general admit student can receive.
Effie Bennett-Powe Scholarship Endowment Early Childhood continuing student with 30 – 50 credits, financial need, 3.0 or higher GPA, must be successfully involved in one of the following: Participate in an Intergenerational Agency or Multicultural setting, community Anti-Bias project such as workshops, presentations, letter-writing campaigns, or demonstrations, ECHD 251 Anti-bias strategies: A Human Relations Approach, or an approved equivalent course, intent to pursue a baccalaureate degree in Early Childhood, and demonstrated leadership qualities.  Applicants should submit a one page statement requesting the scholarship and two letters of recommendation.
The Robert E. & Ethel M. Benninger Endowed Catering Scholarship  Returning student majoring in Culinary Arts with a minimum GPA of 3.0. Student should demonstrate an aptitude in catering with a B+ or higher in the SUNY Cobleskill Catering Class. Preference is given to Schoharie County students. Financial need is required.  
George Berner
Scholarship Endowment
Continuing student in the School of Agriculture and Natural Resources, preferable Fisheries and Wildlife, with a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Recipient should be a non-traditional student who shows involvement in campus and club activities. Financial Need is required.
Hector Boiardi Memorial Scholarship Endowment CAHT incoming student majoring in Culinary Arts and Restaurant Management, who has evidence of academic achievement and financial need.
John W. and Helen M. Bouck Scholarship Endowment Middleburgh high school graduates in their second freshman semester maintaining 2.75 GPA.
Tom Bowes Scholarship Endowment Criteria to be determined.
Natural Sciences/Joanne Signor Braman Memorial Scholarship Endowment Liberal Arts and Sciences continuing AAS or AS Science including majors in Biotechnology Chemical Technology, Histotechnology, Medical Career Transfer with 3.0 GPA after two semesters, active in college and civic activities.
Braun/Loduha Family Scholarship Endowment Continuing student who engages in research related to environmental sustainability broadly defined. To be eligible student must submit a 250-350 word college-level essay answering the following question-"What impact will your research have in order to help sustain the Earth for future generations." Preference will be given to a Schoharie County high school graduate and/or a non-traditional age student. 
Brinkman/Parker Scholarship Endowment Criteria to be determined.
Brooks' BBQ Scholarship Incoming, Returning or Transfer students majoring in Food/Restaurant Management with a minimum GPA of 3.0.  Financial need is required.  Preference is given to local students if they qualify.  
William Brophy Memorial Scholarship Endowment Continuing Business student with 2.75 GPA or greater following second semester
Brown's Feed Scholarship Continuing students who are Animal Science: Dairy majors with at least a 3.00 GPA and participate in extra-curricular activities.
Caterpillar Fund Reward incoming, continuing or transfer Ag Engineering students with career goals in the heavy equipment industry.  Minimum GPA of 3.0.  Financial need not required, but should be considered.  Students must be enrolled in the Ag Equipment Technology BT, Diesel Technology or Power and Machinery majors.  Students selected shall not be sponsored by a non-Caterpillar dealership. Letter of recommendation from instructor and business connection is required.
Charles J. Buck Memorial Scholarship Endowment Ag transfer student preferably majoring in Ag Eng and is a resident of Schoharie County.  Funds ($200 annually) are released after the student has completed a successful semester at another college.
Culinary Arts Scholarship Endowment Continuing Culinary Arts student with 2.5 GPA or greater.  Also based upon professional attitude, expertise and culinary promise.
Culinary Arts Annual Scholarship Continuing Culinary Arts student with 2.5 GPA or greater.  Also based upon professional attitude, expertise and culinary promise.
Confrerie De La Chaine Des Rotisseurs
Foundation Scholarship
Continuing Culinary Arts or Restaurant Managament students with a 2.5 GPA or higher.  Preference given to students who have competed in a culinary competion while at SUNY Cobleskill and preference given to students who have competed in the Les Chaines de Rotisseur Young Chef competition. Recipient(s) should have a serious interest becoming a chef/ pastry chef as documented in the application.
Cobleskill Auxiliary Services Scholarship Endowment Continuing Wheeler, Alumni Margin of Excellence and Student Ambassadors recipient.
Abe and Rebecca Chavin Memorial Scholarship Endowment Ag incoming associate or bachelor student, majoring in Ag Eng, Dairy Production & Management or an agricultural major.  A resident of Rensselaer County with consideration given to Washington and Columbia counties.  Also based on high school academic performance and participation in school and civic activities. Renewable.
Walter J. Clark
Scholarship Endowment
Continuing or internal transfer Ag Bachelor, must have a 3.25 or higher college GPA and demonstrate active involvement in college and student activities. Student financial need will also be considered.
Class of 1956 Scholarship Endowment Returning student with a 2.5 or higher GPA. Good student leader and demonstrates community involvement.
Cobleskill Elks
Scholarship
Continuing Schoharie County resident (one male and one female).
Donald and Susan Cohen Math Scholarship Endowment Continuing student majoring in mathematics with a 3.0 GPA in all math courses taken at SUNY Cobleskill.
Jill Collins-Suchocki Scholarship Endowment Incoming student from Cobleskill-Richmondville High School with a minimum of 80% high school GPA.  Financial need should be considered.
Margaret T. Cronin Scholarship Endowment Criteria to be determined.
Thomas J. Cronin, Jr. Memorial Scholarship Endowment Continuing student (preferred) or incoming student majoring in AS or BS Natural Sciences or Mathematics.  Minimum GPA of 2.5 and financial need is preferred. 
Intended for a returning male veteran of the military who has not completed
his education. It is preferable that the candidate had begun but did not complete a college degree.
However, when such a candidate does not exist, an incoming freshman may receive the scholarship. The
candidate must be a highly motivated student who -through his military and life experiences- recognizes
the importance of academic achievement. In spirit the scholarship is intended for a former
"underachiever" who is motivated to achieve. Candidates pursuing AS or BS degrees in the Natural
Sciences (biology, chemistry, physics, biotechnology, geology, astronomy) or Mathematics may be
considered for the award. Among equal contending candidates, preference should be given to someone
in the biotechnology programs or someone who has expressed interest in pursuing a professional or
teaching career in chemistry.
Joanne Darcy Crum Scholarship Endowment Criteria to be determined.
Dairy Fashion
Scholarship
Ag incoming associate or bachelor having association with dairy industry or majoring in Dairy Production & Management. Student should demonstrate good academic potential and an involvement in extracurricular activities, with an emphasis on those related to agriculture and dairying.
Lori LeBarge Davenport Endowed Scholarship Continuing Equestrian student with a minimum GPA of 3.0.  Student recipient should be well rounded, dynamic, hard working and fun loving  individual that is civic minded.  Student applicants need to provide a letter of recommendation from a faculty member and a 200-500 word essay that shares their SUNY Cobleskill experience and what they can bring to the equestrian world. Financial need is required.
Dewar Foundation
Scholarship Endowment
Incoming or transfer student who is a graduate of Oneonta High School.  The college may consider merit as well as need when awarding the scholarship, but they are not required.
EOP Scholarship Endowment Criteria to be determined.
Bob and Holly Emmons Turfgrass Scholarship Endowment Continuing student majoring in Turfgrass with a 2.5 GPA, good work ethic and committed to the industry, interested in classes and well deserving.  Applicants should submit a written essay about themselves with a recommendation from a Turf faculty member.
Nick Failla Memorial Agricultural Engineering Scholarship Endowment Returning student with a minimum GPA of 2.0. Preference given to student with financial need, but not a requirement. Student recipient should be an outstanding active member of either the SUNY Cobleskill Agricultural Engineering Club or the SUNY Cobleskill Woodsmen Club as verified by the club advisor.
Fifty for the Future Scholarship Endowment Incoming associate degree or bachelor degree candidates who are also residents of Schoharie county or graduates of a Schoharie County high school who have evidence of academic ability, personal initiative and financial need. Students should have a 90 or higher high school average and a 1000 or higher SAT composite or 21 or higher ACT composite.
Friends of the Barn Scholarship Endowment Returning student with a minimum GPA of 2.5.
Financial need is required.
Gaffney/Sidney Scholarship Endowment Continuing student award based on academic performance.
Garrett, Myers & Friends
Scholarship Endowment
Incoming  from Schoharie County with financial need and academic promise, must achieve a B average in regents exams including English, History, Mathematics and Science.
Geerken/Ciminelli Scholarship Endowment Incoming student from Worcester Central School with both financial need and academic promise, must achieve a B average in regents exams including in English, History, Mathematics and Science. 
Marcia Hammond
Germain Scholarship
Endowment
Continuing student award based on academic achievement, college and community service and financial need.  Minimum GPA of 2.5 required.
John T. Glover Memorial Scholarship Endowment Incoming associate or bachelor Liberty Partnership student with good academic potential.
Greenlees Scholarship Endowment Continuing student majoring in Business and Computer Technologies. 
Grimaldi Macroeconomics Excellence Award Returning student with a minimum GPA of 3.0 and has financial need.  The ideal candidate would demonstrate a strong understanding of macroeconomics theory and how it applies to monetary and fiscal policy.
Dr. Thomas J. Haas and
Mrs. Marcia J. Haas Scholarship Endowment
A continuing student in the Early Childhood Bachelor of Science major.  Minimum GPA of 3.0.  Also based on financial need and academic promise.
Dorwin Hamm Memorial Scholarship Ag continuing Fisheries and Wildlife majors with preference given to Schoharie County and contiguous counties.  Renewable if 3.0 GPA is maintained.
Albie Harris Scholarship Endowment Continuing student, resident of Schoharie County with 2.5 GPA, demonstrates leadership and contributes time and service to the College and community.
William and Peter Haughton Memorial Scholarship Endowment Ag incoming associate student majoring in Equine or bachelor student majoring in Animal Science with a concentration in Equine 
William and Peter Haughton Memorial Scholarship Endowment  Ag continuing associate student majoring in Equine with a concentration on work performed in the equine industry during the summer between freshman and senior year.
Gerald and Nancy Hisert Scholarship Endowment Continuing student with a minimum GPA of 2.5.  Priority goes to a student majoring in Business, preferred recipient is pursuing a career in business.  Priority is given to a student who is a descendent of the Hisert family.
Helen and Bernard Horowitz Scholarship Endowment Incoming student who ranks in the top 20% of their high school graduating class and who can not meet the requirements for a family or personal contribution after other forms of financial aid have been considered.  Scholarship will be awarded to the student each semester as long as the following GPA's are maintained.  First semester 2.50, second semester 2.75, third semester 3.0. 
Dorothy Horton Memorial Scholarship Endowment CAHT second semester freshmen with 3.0 GPA or greater.
Terry and Lois Hughes Scholarship Endowment Returning student with a minimum GPA of 2.75. Preference is given to a student active in the PAS organization (Post-Secondary Ag Students). Financial need is not required. 
Jack Ingels Plant Science Scholarship Endowment Second year Landscape Contracting student  transferring into or continuing in the Bachelor Program with a 2.5 and above GPA, subject to renewal for one year if the student remains in the program and retains a GPA of 2.5 or above. 
International Student Scholarship Endowment Continuing international student in good standing.
Albert "Nick" Iorio Community Service Scholarship Continuing student withtwo semesters at SUNY Cobleskill, who by their actions and volunteer leadership, improve the quality of life on the College Campus and in the Cobleskill Community. Recipients shall be outstanding campus citizens.
John Deere Tech Scholarship Ag incoming associate student majoring the Agricultural Power & Machinery/John Deere program who has demonstrated academic achievement and participated in extracurricular activities.
John Deere Construction and Forestry Scholarship After first year anyone with a 3.0 GPA eligible.  Anyone who completed CF tech and goes to work in dealership receives $500 in tool allotment 
David A. Koehler Scholarship Criteria to be determined.
Henrietta E. Kugler Bachelor of Technology Scholarship Endowment Continuing bachelor student who has completed at least 30 credit hours of the bachelor program, exclusive of the required internship. Based on character, academic achievement with at least a 2.5 GPA, financial need and consideration to activities, service, and membership with Alumni Association.
Mark and Ilene Princer Laufman Scholarship Endowment Continuing Early Childhood student with a minimum GPA of 3.0.  Financial need is required. 
Loder Family
Scholarship Endowment
Incoming student with working experience at an agricultural farm with both financial need and academic promise
Mark Lombardi Scholarship Criteria to be determined.
Michelle Lombardi
Condon Scholarship
Endowment
Criteria to be determined.
Theodore C. Lyon Scholarship Endowment For a Business student to attend a professional development conference with a SUNY Cobleskill faculty member.
MacWatters Scholarship Endowment Criteria to be determined.
Robert D. Marshall Scholarship Endowment Continuing Fisheries and Wildlife bachelor student with 2.5 GPA, dedicated to their field of interest as well as a good community citizen (gives back to community).
Ken and Betty Marshall Equestrian Scholarship Endowment Continuing equestrian student with a 2.75 GPA or higher who participates in the campus community.
Joseph L. & Dorothy W. McCarty Scholarship Endowment Cobleskill-Richmondville Central High School graduate in the second semester maintaining 2.75 GPA.
Merrill Family
Foundation Scholarship
Continuing based on outstanding academic performance and active citizenship in the college and/or community. Students need a GPA of at least 3.25 and must include a resume of  experiences in Community Service and Leadership positions that they have held during their lifetime with their application.
Community Service includes all activities that add to or increase the positive aspects in the lives of those with whom you live, work, study, worship, recreate and influence during your daily life.
Leadership Activities includes providing leadership at home, in your community, at school, in organizations, at work or any other circumstance that you have experienced.
Steven A. Milavec Memorial Scholarship Endowment Continuing Business student from Otsego or Schoharie Counties majoring/minoring in Technology or a technology-related field with a 2.5 or above GPA.
David G. Morehouse Fisheries Award Fisheries student

• Academic criteria:  the student must have a 3.00 or higher. A list of those students with that gpa is supplied to the faculty and staff.
• Fisheries & Aquaculture Faculty vote
• Fisheries & Aquaculture staff vote
• Award nominees are discussed at the Fisheries & Wildlife Department Meeting
Edward S. Mott Scholarship Endowment Ag incoming associate or bachelor student majoring in Ag Engineering, with academic potential, who has been involved in extracurricular activities and has financial need.
Mountain State Scholarship Endowment Incoming student with a 2.75 GPA or higher.  Preference given to an out-of-state student in the School of Agriculture and Natural Resources. When reviewing out-of-state student applicants, 1st preference given to New England states, 2nd preference given to Mid-Atlantic states, 3rd preference given to Southern states.  Financial need is required. 
Michael Murphy Scholarship Endowment Criteria to be determined.
K. Delphena Nessle Early Childhood Scholarship Endowment Early Childhood returning student demonstrating financial need and academic promise.
Stan and Pat Nevins Scholarship Endowment Continuing student with proven academic skills of a 2.5 GPA or higher, pursuing a teaching career in any field, and shows financial need.
Norton Family
Scholarship Endowment
Returning student from Schoharie County with a minimum GPA of 3.0 majoring in Agricultural Engineering, Animal Science (excluding equine), Fisheries & Wildlife or Plant Science.  Also based on financial need.  Scholarship is renewable provided satiafactory academic progress is maintained and criteria continues to be met.  Mimimum award amount is $500.
A. Lindsay and Olive B. O'Connor Foundation Scholarship Students who are Delaware  county residents w/ academic achievement and participated in extracurricular activities. Renewable w/2.50 GPA. (2014-2015 award year 2.5-2.99/80-89 GPA=$2500 award; 3.0-4.0/90-100 GPA=$3,000 award)
Kevin and Roberta O'Donnell Family Scholarship Endowment Continuing student with a minimum GPA of 2.5 preferably majoring in Culinary Arts or Business and having financial need.  Student must also participate in community service activities and provide documentation of community service performed.
Ken and Jane Olcott Scholarship Endowment Continuing bachelor students in Ag Engineering with a minimum of at 3.0.  Preference given to students with experience in Post Secondary Ag Student (PAS) organization.  If an eligible student with experience in PAS is not found, experience in other campus organizations will be considered.
Mr. and Mrs. Harold D. Ottman Scholarship For students who have completed their associate's degree at SUNY Cobleskill and are continuing their pursuit of a four year degree at SUNY Cobleskill or students directly entering into a four year degree program at SUNY Cobleskill. 
Selected students should: 1. Be a resident of Schoharie County 2. Have attended and completed all four of their secondary school years at either Middleburgh or Cobleskill-Richmondville High Schools 3. Have successfully completed their two year degree or the equivalent of a two year degree at SUNY Cobleskill 4. Are going to pursue a four year degree at SUNY Cobleskill 5. Have successfully completed their first semester in the four year degree program
Meg Pearson
Scholarship Endowment
Students graduating from SUNY Cobleskill with an associates degree, who will be enrolled at another institution in an academic program resulting in a degree related to Math or Science.  Preference shall be given to students graduating with an AS degree in Health Science Studies and enrolled in the Early Assurance to Medical School Program. The recipient must graduate with a 3.5 GPA or better. The recipient must have made a positive contribution to the campus community whether it be through participation in Student Government, sports or some other extracurricular activity.  This is not a financial need based scholarship.
Kristen Peck Memorial Scholarship Endowment For incoming and continuing students who are pursuing an Agricultural and Natural Resources major who have demonstrated academic achievement, exhibit strong leadership qualities and actively participate in FFA and/or 4H.
Plant Science
Scholarship Endowment
Criteria to be determined.
Lt. Col. Leo A. Polinsky Scholarship Endowment Continuing or internal transfer (preference given to internal transfers) Bachelor of Technology students majoring in Ag and Natural Resources.  Must have a 3.25 or higher college GPA.
Martha S. Pratt Scholarship Ag continuing student majoring in Floriculture or Plant Science
Diane Protzman Pavlot Memorial Scholarship AG Returning majoring in Floriculture or Plant Science Bachelor
Timothy J. Purcell and Tracy E. Cammer Purcell Scholarship Endowment Incoming students who have been residents of Schoharie County for at least one year of their lifetime.  Minimum GPA of 3.0. Financial need is not required. Renewable for a second year as long as criteria is met.
Elbridge M. and Edna W. Smith Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship Endowment Continuing student who has demonstrated financial need and has earned a first semester or first year 3.5 or higher GPA, thereby qualifying academically for Phi Theta Kappa membership.
Gary & Susan Rightmyer Scholarship Endowment Incoming, Returning or Transfer students in the Paramedic Program (either the one-year certificate program or the two-year associates degree program) with a 3.0 GPA or higher.  Student recipient must be a resident of Schoharie County with a preference given to students graduating from Cobleskill-Richmondville Central School. Preference given to students actively serving in their community's Fire Department or Rescue Squad (with verification by the chief of the Fire Department or Captain of the Rescue Squad). Financial need is required.
Neal V. Robbins Presidential Scholarship Endowment For students who have shown exceptional leadership in campus activities.  
Rua and Sons Scholarship Endowment Continuing Business students who are residents of Schoharie County with 2.5 GPA or greater and have financial need.
Frank Ryder Scholarship Endowment Continuing student scholarship based on citizenship and leadership.
Schenectady Shrine Club Continuing resident of Schenectady Co.
The Garden Club of Schenectady Scholarship Continuing Plant Science student with a minimum GPA of 3.0.  Preferred student recipient will be a resident of Schenectady, Albany and Rensselaer counties will be considered.  Financial need is required.
Schoharie County
Chamber of Commerce
Scholarship Endowment
Incoming student who is a resident of Schoharie County. 
Schoharie County Community Scholarship Endowment Incoming associate or bachelor student who is also a resident of Schoharie County or graduate of a Schoharie County high school who has evidence of academic ability, personal initiative and financial need. Students should have a 90 or higher high school average and a 1000 or higher SAT composite or 21 or higher ACT composite.
Schopinsky Family Scholarship Endowment Based on academic performance and community service.  Minimum of four scholarships and a maximum of  8. The four shall consist of a freshman, sophomore (two year school) and junior and senior (in the four year academic program).  The remaining (up to four) shall be all second year students in the two year program, for which the college was founded and that which the Schopinsky family members attended.   
Schopinsky Scholars Scholarship Criteria as defined by the contract with the Schopinsky Family, the Columbus Foundation and SUNY Cobleskill 
Max V. Shaul Memorial Scholarship Endowment Student transferring to a four-year agriculture college to obtain a bachelor’s degree in Agriculture.
Dr. John F. Shear Scholarship Endowment Continuing Agricultural Business student in their 3rd year with a 2.75 or higher GPA when including all college credits completed and a 3.25 gpa or higher when including all SUNY Cobleskill Agricultural Business courses.  Additional criteria - Recipient must 1. Have completed at least 60 credit hours of SUNY Cobleskill credits while a full time college student, 2. Have completedat least 30 hours of college credit in Agricultural courses while a full time college student; 18 of which must have been in Agricultural Business courses, 3. Be enrolled a full time SUNY Cobleksill student in an Agricultural Business bachelor degree program for the upcoming fall semester.  Preference will be given for students showing evidence of work experience in an agricultural enterprise.
George Henry Shepard
and Ingrid L. Shepard
Scholarship Endowment
Recruiting an incoming female majoring in John Deere Tech with input from the Ag Engineering faculty. The student should have a minimum GPA of 3.0 (B average) and financial need is not required. 
James Douglas Warner `66 and Bernard E. Slate `65 Scholarship Endowment The recipient shall be entering their junior year in the Bachelor of Business Administration program with a preference given to students residing in Schoharie County; Lewis, St. Lawrence or Jefferson County can also be considered.  The selected student should have good leadership skills and be active in student affairs at SUNY Cobleskill.  Financial need is preferred, but not required. 
Society of Ag Eng Tech Scholarship Endowment Awarded to an incoming freshman Ag Eng major that has been active in FFA, 4-H, or Skills USA.  Priority should be give to an officer of one of these organizations with additional considerations for other extracurricular activities.  This students should have at least an 85 high school gpa.  
Soil Science Bachelor Scholarship Endowment Ag first-year or returning bachelor student specializing in Soil Science
Stacy Family Scholarship Endowment  Criteria to be determined.
SUNY Cobleskill Margin
of Excellence Scholarship
Incoming child of SUNY Cobleskill (including Research Foundation and CAS) employee
SUNY Cobleskill Woodsmens Club Alumni Scholarship Endowment Returning student with a minimum GPA of 2.75. 1st preference is given to a student in an Agriculture and Natural Resources major, 2nd preference is given to a student in a Liberal Arts and Sciences major. Student recipient should be an active member of the SUNY Cobleskill Woodsmens Club as verified by the club advisor. Should the club ever be dispersed, the funds should be distributed equally among all agriculture related clubs that have scholarships. Financial need is required.
James and Debra
Thatcher Family
Endowed Scholarship
Continuing student majoring in Early Childhood with a minimum GPA of 2.75.  Preferred student recipient should have financial need.  This scholarship is not automatically renewed, student recipients may reapply on subsequent years
New York State Thoroughbred Breeding and Development Fund Corporation Scholarship Returning students who have demonstrated through course selection, jobs and internships, a sincere interest in pursuing a career in the Thoroughbred Breeding or Racing industries in New York State upon graduation.  Faculty who work closely with the students should recommend the students 
Tri-County Motor Club Scholarship Continuing resident of Schoharie, Delaware, Chenango or Otsego Co. and member or child of member of Tri-County Mother Club or an AAA Emergency Road Service Operator, based on character, scholastic records and financial need
Dr. John Tryon
Scholarship Endowment
Continuing Dairy Production Management major with a minimum GPA of 3.0.  Student should possess a high level of commitment to the dairy industry.  Experience and success in youth dairy judging contests is preferred.  Financial need is not required.  
Matthew P.S. Tweedie Memorial Scholarship Endowment Continuing Ag major in the AAS or Bachelor program who is an active and participating member of the American Animal Producers Club.  Student must have at least a 2.5 GPA.  Preference given to those with a financial need and to former or current 4-H and FFA members.  A 500 word essay (stating ideals, goals, future endeavors and how will degree at Cobleskill be used for future growth) is also required.
John F. Urban Memorial Award AG continuing Fisheries and Wildlife major

• Academic criteria: The student must have a 3.0 or higher GPA
• Senior Fisheries & Aquaculture students vote in FWLD430 on the last day of classes by filling out the attached document.
• Fisheries & Aquaculture Faculty vote
• Fisheries & Aquaculture staff  vote
• Award nominees are discussed at the Fisheries & Wildlife Department Meeting.
VanDeusen/MacKay Scholarship Endowment Upper level baccalaureate student in the School of Agriculture and Natural Resources who has demonstrated an interest in (passion for) sustainable agriculture.  The student must have achieved a 3.0 GPA.  Preference will be given to Schoharie county residents and/or non-traditional age student.
Michael R. Wacksman Leadership Endowed Scholarship Continuing student who is active in the campus community including community service.  Student recipient should participate in leadership workshops and leadership opportunities.  Minimum GPA of 2.5 and Financial need is required.
Kirk D. Weicht, DVM Pre-Vet Scholarship Incoming, Continuing or transferring student majoring in Pre-Veterinary studies.  Minimum GPA of 3.0 required.  Students currently active in the SUNY Cobleskill Pre-Vet Club will be given priority.
Westfall Family Alumni Memorial Scholarship Endowment AG continuing with a minimum of two semesters at SUNY Cobleskill.  Academically successful and outstanding campus citizens who, by their actions, improve the quality of life on the SUNY Cobleskill campus
Ray L. Wheeler Distinguished Scholars Scholarship Endowment Incoming associate or bachelor student, with strong academic standing and leadership qualities, top 10% of high school class and have a 90 or higher high school average. They should also have an SAT composite score of 1000 or higher or an ACT composite score of 21 or higher.
Carl Whitebread
Memorial Scholarship
Endowment
AG continuing student.
Wilber National Bank Scholarship Endowment Incoming student from Schoharie County.
Jean Webb Williams Scholarship Endowment Ag incoming associate or bachelor with academic achievement and participation in school and civic organizations. Students who have been dairy princesses are given preference.
Peter L. Wilson Memorial Scholarship Endowment Incoming associate or bachelor student also Schoharie County high school graduate with academic performance and financial need.
Kenneth E. Wing Scholarship Endowment Ag incoming student from a rural area of NY, PA, NJ or New England; based on citizenship, scholarship and leadership w/extra consideration for 4-H or FFA experience. Financial need will also be considered
Phyllis Winkleman Alumni Scholarship Endowment Incoming associate or bachelor student. Based on high school academic performance and participation in school and civic activities.
Yono's Endowed Scholarship Returning Culinary Arts student with a minimum GPA of 3.0 who shows integrity, promise and talent in the Culinary Arts.  Financial need is required.  This scholarship can also be applied to extenuating circumstances of financial need.
Zeta Alpha Phi
Fraternity- Carl
Whitebread Memorial
Scholarship Endowment
Continuing students with a minimum GPA of 2.75.Financial need is not required. Recipient must have completed their first year at SUNY Cobleskill.  Scholarship will be awarded between their first and second academic year. Preference will be given to a descendent of a past Zeta Alpha Phi Fraternity member as noted on the student's scholarship application (with verification).  Secondary preference will be given to a Plant Science student if a descendent of a past Zeta Alpha Phi member is not eligible.

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