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. Scholarships ensure students the opportunity to receive a quality education, providing a solid foundation for the rest of their lives.
|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.|
Incoming and continuing students 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. Exceptional community service and leadership ability will also be considered.
This scholarship must be used toward non-tuition educational expenses that a student incurs in their full-time pursuit of a Bachelors or Associates degree at SUNY Cobleskill.
|Alumni Margin of Excellence Scholarship Endowment||Incoming associate or bachelor student. Based on academic performance in high school and civic activities.|
|Arkell Hall Foundation Scholarship Endowment||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|
|Jeremy Ayres Scholarship Endowment||To be awarded to an incoming or returning student with a minimum GPA of a 3.0 that demonstrates community service ( for example volunteer fire fighter). Club participation in FFA, Skills USA, or 4H required. Preference goes to a student in Ag Eng. AAS majors, FWLD AAS majors, and Culinary AAS majors.|
|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.|
|The Bartlett Tree Foundation, Inc.
|These grants shall be given to promising undergraduate or graduate school students majoring in horticulture or forestry who have a genuine interest in pursuing a career in Arboriculture. Evidence of interest may consist or courses, internships, work experience or special projects in these fields. Students at any level from newly admitted freshman to Masters students may be considered. Candidates must be enrolled as full-time students and attend classes on campus unless permission is requested in writing and granted by The Bartlett Tree Foundation, Inc. Board of Directors or its designated representative.|
|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|
|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. The student must have completed Anti-Bias Strategies: A Human Relations Approach. The student must have intent to pursue a baccalaureate degree in Early Childhood education as well as evidence of participation in an anti-bias strategies project such as workshops, presentations, letter-writing campaigns, or volunteerism. 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.|
|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.|
|Kevin L. Berner Student Travel Endowment||Designated for a returning Wildlife Management student with at least a 3.0 GPA. The
student should be an active member of the Student Chapter of The Wildlife Society
and should exhibit leadership in that group. It is preferred that the fund should
be used to help to underwrite the expenses of a student attending the annual national
meeting of The Wildlife Society. Secondarily it could be used for student travel to
present at other professional meetings.
This scholarship must be used toward non-tuition educational expenses (travel expenses) that a student incurs in their full-time pursuit of a Bachelors or Associates degree at SUNY Cobleskill.
|Welton "Doc" Blessing Memorial BT in Agricultural Machinery Endowed Scholarship||Recipients will be continuing, full-time students who demonstrate financial need and have a minimum GPA of 2.5. In addition, recipients will be returning students who have completed 22 credits within an agricultural major. The scholarship must be used towards non-tuition educational expenses that a student incurs in their full-time pursuit of a Bachelor degree at SUNY Cobleskill.|
|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.|
|Thomas Bowes Scholarship Endowment
||Preferred recipients be full-time students who demonstrate financial need and have a minimum GPA of 2.25. In addition, student recipients may be of any age, will show good potential and need support. This scholarship must be used toward non-tuition educational expenses that a student incurs in their full-time pursuit of a Bachelor or Associates degree at SUNY Cobleskill.|
|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.|
|The Celia W. Braun & Irene K. Braun Scholarship Endowment for Women||It is for one continuing female student whose lifestyle reflects stewardship of Mother Earth. To be eligible you must submit a 250-350 word college-level essay answering the following question: “What have you already accomplished in your life in order to help sustain Mother Earth so that future generations can thrive?” Preference will be given to a female Schoharie County high school graduate and/or a non-traditional age woman.|
|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||To be awarded to an incoming student with a average grade of a C or better or a returning student with a minimum GPA of 2.25. the student must be a business or culinary student involved in any civic activities or sports.|
|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.|
|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.|
|Dr. Chester and Nancy Burton Annual Scholarship for Business Students||To be awarded to two upperclassman that are members of EPT (Epsilon Pi Tau Honor Society) in good standing and are enrolled in a business program. The scholarships must be used toward non-tuition educational expenses that students incur in their full-time pursuit of a Bachelor or Associates degree at SUNY Cobleskill.|
|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.|
|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.|
|The David and Debie Chlus Scholarship Endowment||To be awarded to an Ag Eng, Ag Bus, or Dairy Science student with a GPA of 2.0 or higher. Can be awarded to both Incoming or Returning students. This is a Renewable Scholarship.|
|Walter J. Clark
|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.|
|The Michael Cobbins Transfer Student Scholarship||Scholarship awarded for one year to a transfer student with financial need. Student transferring into a two year degree program at SUNY Cobleskill, must have a minimum of a 3.0 GPA at a prior institution and transferring in a minimum of 30 credit hours. If a student is transferring into a four year program at SUNY Cobleskill, they must have a 3.0 GPA and a minimum of 60 credit hours from a prior institution. An early child hood education student is preferred for this scholarship.|
|Cobleskill Auxiliary Services Scholarship Endowment||Continuing Wheeler, Alumni Margin of Excellence and Student Ambassadors recipient.|
|Coby Bound Presidential Scholarship||Recipients will be full-time students, preferably incoming students who have participated in the College in the High School program. Recipients will have a high school average of 90 or higher or a college GPA of 3.0 or higher. Recipients will have demonstrated academic potential and commitment to working hard in school, work or the community. The scholarship can be used for non-tuition college expenses and is renewable for one additional year.|
|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.
|Culinary Arts Scholarship Endowment||Continuing Culinary Arts student with 2.5 GPA or greater. Also based upon professional attitude, expertise and culinary promise.|
Darcy and Crum Family Endowment for Leadership
This endowment was established to promote student participation in international and national conferences and leadership opportunities. Award recipients will have demonstrated a commitment to their campus/community, currently serving in leadership tracks or positions. In addition, they will be residents of New York State. Preference will be given to students in Liberal Arts & Sciences programs. Secondarily, School of Agriculture & Natural Sciences students with an interest in pursuing a career in waste to energy, agricultural business, or law will be considered. This award must be used for non-tuition educational expenses (expenses related to conferences/travel) that a student incurs in their full-time pursuit of a Bachelor or Associates degree at SUNY Cobleskill.
|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.|
Incoming or transfer students who are residents of Otsego County. The College may consider merit as well as need when awarding the scholarship, but they are not required.
|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.|
|EOP Scholarship Endowment||Returning student with a 2.5 or higher GPA. Student must embody the EOP principles. Principles are as follows: persistence, service, excellence, dedication, focus, diversity and scholarship.|
|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.|
|Mark Finney Scholarship Endowment||Recipients will preferably be incoming, full-time students. Recipients will have demonstrated
financial need and a history of community service. The scholarship is renewable. The
scholarship must be used toward non-tuition educational expenses that a student incurs
during their full-time pursuit of a Bachelor or Associates degree at SUNY Cobleskill.
|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.|
|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.|
|Garrett, Myers & Friends
|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. Preference given to those who achieved a B average in Regents exams including in English, History, Mathematics and Science. Scholarship must be used toward non-tuition educational expenses that a student incurs in their full-time pursuit of a Bachelor or Associates degree at SUNY Cobleskill.|
|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.|
|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.|
|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.
This scholarship must be used toward non-tuition educational expenses (travel expenses) that a student incurs in their full-time pursuit of a Bachelors or Associates degree at SUNY Cobleskill.
|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 OR 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.
|The Clifford and Elizabeth Hay Scholarship Endowment||To be awarded to a Dairy Science student with a minimum GPA of 2.5. Preference goes to an individual that was active in FFA.|
Margaret Hayes Pay-It-Forward Endowed Memorial Fund
Recipients will be selected as a result of experiencing unexpected or unanticipated hardships that arise during the academic year such as books, graduation gown purchase, gas money, etc. Recipients will have exhausted all other existing options such as the CobyFund.
|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 with two 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.|
|Dr. Zhongchun “ZJ” Jiang Plant Science Memorial Scholarship Endowment||
This scholarship recognizes students who are dedicated to education and service to others – a true reflection of Dr. Jiang’s legacy. Recipients will be full-time students, majoring in a Plant Science program at SUNY Cobleskill.
The scholarship must be used toward non-tuition educational expenses that students incur in their full-time pursuit of a Bachelor or Associates degree at SUNY Cobleskill.
|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|
|Fredrika & Willard Kitts Endowed Scholarship||Returning student with a GPA of at least a 3.0. Financial need required. Agriculture Student Preferred. Must be resident of NYS.|
|Henrietta E. Kugler and Dorothy M. Blessing Memorial BT Scholarship Endowment||Continuing Bachelor student with at least a 2.5 GPA. Award based on positive character, financial need, (primarily when other sources are unavailable) and a consideration to activities, service, and membership with Alumni Association. Preference given to a student in an Agricultural field. This scholarship is for non-tuition expenses only.|
|Lalit Kumar Scholarship Endowment||Continuing student in the School of Agriculture and Natural Resources who has demonstrated an interest in (passion for) sustainable agriculture, and will be pursuing a bachelor’s degree at Cobleskill, or as a transfer student at another institution. Awarded to outstanding students on the basis of academic achievement, service, leadership, and initiative. Demonstrated community service, and work ethic through part time jobs, paper carrier, volunteer work etc. Minimum 3.0 GPA.|
|Mark and Ilene Princer Laufman Scholarship Endowment||Continuing Early Childhood student with a minimum GPA of 3.0. Financial need is required.|
|Incoming student with working experience at an agricultural farm with both financial need and academic promise.|
|Dr. Stephen Mackenzie Endowed Scholarship in Canine Training & Management||Supports students pursuing a SUNY Cobleskill degree in Canine Training & Management.|
|Mark Lombardi Scholarship||Criteria to be determined.|
|Criteria to be determined.|
|Theodore C. Lyon Scholarship Endowment||For an older incoming freshman (non-traditional). The student must be a business student with financial need and has at least a GPA of 3.0 or higher. A student with a Military history is preferred but not required.|
|MacWatters Scholarship Endowment||
Recipients will be returning students enrolled in a Fisheries, Wildlife & Environmental Science program at SUNY Cobleskill, who have demonstrated outstanding academic performance. Recipients will complete an internship at the Otsego Lake Biological Field Station or another internship of similar nature.
This scholarship must be used for non-tuitional expenses that a student incurs during their full-time pursuit of a Bachelor or Associates degree at SUNY Cobleskill.
|Ken and Betty Marshall Equestrian Scholarship Endowment||Continuing equestrian student with a 2.75 GPA or higher who participates in the campus community.|
|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).|
|Joseph L. & Dorothy W. McCarty Scholarship Endowment||Cobleskill-Richmondville Central High School graduate in the second semester maintaining 2.75 GPA.|
|Mac and Betty McNeil Endowed Scholarship||Recipients will be new or continuing, full-time students who preferably demonstrate financial need and have a minimum GPA of 3.0 (B). In addition, student recipients will have demonstrated civic engagement in a rural community and have participated in a youth leadership organization such as 4-H, FFA, or Skills USA. This scholarship must be used toward non-tuition educational expenses that a student incurs in their full-time pursuit of a Bachelor or Associates degree at SUNY Cobleskill.|
|Merrill Family Foundation Endowed Scholarship||
This scholarship must be used toward non-tuition educational expenses that a student incurs in their full-time pursuit of a Bachelor or Associates degree at SUNY Cobleskill.
|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 Memorial Award Endowment||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.|
|Murphy Biotechnology Scholarship Endowment||Biotechnology major with a GPA of 3.5 better. Recommendation from the Biotechnology faculty required.|
|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.|
|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|
|New York Wildlife Scholarship||The recipient will be a continuing student in the Department of Fisheries, Wildlife & Environmental Studies. Preferably the student will have financial need a minimum GPA of 3.0. In addition, the student recipient will be an active member of a campus wildlife/outdoors club. This scholarship must be used toward non-tuition educational expenses that a student incurs in their full-time pursuit of a Bachelor or Associates degree at SUNY Cobleskill.|
|Norton Family Endowed
|Returning student with a minimum GPA of 3.0 majoring in Agricultural Engineering, Animal Science (excluding equine), Fisheries & Wildlife or Plant Science. Student must be a US citizen attending SUNY Cobleskill from outside NYS. Scholarship is renewable provided satisfactory academic progress is maintained and criteria continues to be met. Renewing the scholarship will be determined by the donor each year. Annual amount to be awarded (payable by semester) is $500.00 per recipient.|
|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 (two years) at SUNY Cobleskill and are continuing their pursuit of a four-year degree at SUNY Cobleskill or students who have directly entered into a four-year degree program at SUNY Cobleskill. Preference will be given to residents of Schoharie County and who have attended all four of their secondary school years at either Middleburgh or Cobleskill-Richmondville High School. Recipients will have successfully completed at least their first semester at SUNY Cobleskill.
The scholarship must be used for non-tuition educational expenses that a student incurs in their full-time pursuit of a SUNY Cobleskill degree.
|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.|
Pointer-Corti Scholarship for Health and Emergency Services Endowment
|Student recipients must demonstrate financial need and have a minimum GPA of 2.5. Recipients will preferably be non-traditional students, and preferably from Schoharie County. In addition, student recipients will preferably be in a health or emergency services curriculum. Secondary consideration will be given to students in the canine training and management program. This scholarship must be used toward non-tuition educational expenses that a student incurs in their full-time pursuit of a Bachelor or Associates degree at SUNY Cobleskill.|
|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.|
Thomas Pray Scholarship Award Endowment
This scholarship award is intended to assist a recent SUNY Cobleskill graduate in their next phase of life and represents the empowerment and self-confidence SUNY Cobleskill imparts to its students. Recipient will have the most improved GPA since entrance to SUNY Cobleskill. The student's GPA at the beginning of their last semester will be compared to GPA upon starting at the College. The recipient will be graduating with a Bachelor's degree in an agricultural curriculum (excluding Culinary Arts). The scholarship award is $2,500 and will be made during the student's last semester.
|Mark D. Printsky Endowed Scholarship||
Recipients will be continuing, full-time students in the turfgrass curriculum who demonstrate good work ethic, commitment to the turfgrass industry, and interest in classes. In addition, students will be well-deserving and have a minimum GPA of 2.5. This scholarship must be used toward non-tuition educational expenses that a student incurs in their full-time pursuit of a Bachelor or Associates turfgrass degree at SUNY Cobleskill.
|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.|
|Howard H. Reilly Scholarship Endowment||
Open to all students in an Agricultural and Natural Resources major. The successful recipient will be a good steward, who possesses a dedication to promoting and fostering an understanding and appreciation of all natural resources, embracing both tried-and-true and cutting-edge methods, to ensure they stay viable for the next generation and beyond. Student recipient should be well rounded, hardworking and a fun loving individual that is civic minded. Applicants need to provide a letter of recommendation from a faculty member and write a 200-500 word essay that shares their SUNY Cobleskill experience and how they meet the criteria. Financial need is not required.
|Albert Riefenhauser Scholarship Endowment||To be awarded to a continuing Landscape Contract Development or Horticulture student with a minimum GPA of 3.0. Scholarship in renewable for a second year if criteria continue to be met. Financial need is required.|
|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. Preference given to Schoharie County residents but will be available to students in surrounding counties should a Schoharie County student not qualify. In addition, preference will be given to students actively serving in their community's Fire Department or Rescue Squad (with verification by the Chief of the Fire Department, Captain of the Rescue Squad, or appropriate representative). 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.|
Chamber of Commerce
|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|
|Olive Scott and Gerald Robideau Scholarship||Returning Student with a GPA of at least a 3.2 and financial need.|
|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 completed at 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 Cobleskill 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
|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.|
Isabel Skowfoe Endowed Scholarship
|Recipients will be full-time SUNY Cobleskill students who have a minimum GPA of 3.0. Preference will be given to students in Communications, Graphic Design or English programs. The scholarship is renewable provided recipients continue to meet criteria. This scholarship must be used toward non-tuition educational expenses that a student incurs in their full-time pursuit of a Bachelor or Associates degree at SUNY Cobleskill.|
|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.|
|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.|
|Student Veterans Association Scholarship||To be awarded to a full time returning student with a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Veteran discharge must be either general, general under honorable conditions or honorable. The student must be active in SUNY Cobleskill SVA (active defined as attending minimum of 3 meetings per semester and 2 events per semester.) Financial need preferred but not required.|
|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 Woodsmen 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
|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|
|Dr. John Tryon
|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 Endowment||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.|
|Bill Van Ness Scholarship||Student with a minimum GPA of 2.8. Must have financial need and be a Agricultural Engineering Student with 22 of more credit already completed.|
|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.|
|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.|
|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.|
|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
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.
Research Grant Endowments
|John and Marsha Foster Research Grant Endowment||Grant proposals must be written and submitted by Fisheries and Aquaculture students.
Fisheries & Aquaculture Faculty and Staff will review proposals and allocate funding
based on the following criteria:
• Endorsement by supervising faculty or staff
|Douglas Alvarez Soccer Equipment Endowment||To help fund the equipment needs of the men’s soccer team|
|Goblet Family Fisheries and Wildlife Equipment Endowment||To support equipment for the Fisheries and Wildlife Department.|
|Dr. Stephen Mackenzie Canine Equipment Endowment||
Supports the purchase of equipment for the SUNY Cobleskill Canine Program.
|Pat and Carolyn Tucker Fisheries and Wildlife Equipment Endowment||
The Tucker Family Endowment in Wildlife Management Research Technology memorializes the importance and value of wildlife, handed down from a father to a son. The family hunted, fished, and enjoyed the forests, rivers, and fields in upstate NY. These experiences began the appreciation of wildlife in their son, a 1979 SUNY Cobleskill graduate with a 30+ year career in wildlife management. Given the exposure to field technology during his time at Cobleskill and the rapid advancements in wildlife management that occurred in the past forty years, the Tucker Family Endowment is established to assist the Department and students by providing current technology for applied science in fish and wildlife research. This endowment is designed to provide instructors and/or students with up-to-date technological equipment, analytics, etc.; or it may provide them exposure and/or access to the newest available technology that may be located off site at another organization.
Applied, student-centered management research is the hallmark of the educational mission of the Department of Fish, Wildlife and Environmental Sciences at SUNY Cobleskill. Future wildlife leaders who are exposed to, understand and encourage the use of modern, ever-changing technology are critical to ensuring the well-being of healthy and diverse wildlife populations with an ever expanding human population.
|The Harry Worthington Equipment and Technology Endowment for Dairy or Beef Science||The Endowment will support updated equipment and technology needs that support classes in Dairy and/or Beef Science.|