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LCCC Scholarships and Incentive Awards

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Under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), more parents and students will qualify for a tax credit, the American Opportunity Credit, to pay for college expenses.  Learn more

 

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Trustee Award:
Criteria: New Lorain County high school graduates who earn a minimum 3.7 high school GPA or better at the end of the sixth semester high school grading period will be eligible for this award, which covers 60-72 credit hours of tuition over two consecutive years.

The recipient can use 30-36 credit hours each year at the maximum rate of 15-18 credit hours per semester. The award is a last dollar award and requires recipients to file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Awards can be used for tuition for courses in associate degree programs as well as LCCC courses within a University Partnership bachelor’s degree.

Recipients must earn a minimum 2.5 LCCC cumulative GPA each semester to maintain scholarship eligibility. No additional application is required for students attending a Lorain County high school.

Presidential Award:
Criteria: New Lorain County high school graduates who earn between a 3.4 and 3.699 high school GPA by the end of the sixth semester high school grading period will be eligible for this award, which covers 40 credit hours of tuition over two consecutive years. The recipient can use 10 credit hours per semester. This award is a last dollar award and requires recipients to file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Awards can be used for tuition for courses in associate degree programs as well as LCCC courses within a University Partnership bachelor’s degree.

Recipients must earn a minimum 2.5 LCCC cumulative GPA each semester to maintain scholarship eligibility. No additional application is required for students attending a Lorain County high school. 

Attention Home-Schooled Students!
If you are a Lorain County resident, you may apply for the LCCC Trustee Scholarship, Presidential Scholarship, or Diversity Incentive Award based on your ACT or SAT Test Scores. Click on this link below for the appropriate application:

Trustee and Presidential Scholarship application for Home Schooled Students

Diversity Incentive Award application for Home Schooled Students

 


 

Choose Ohio First Scholarship:  LCCC will offer full- and partial-tuition scholarships to LCCC and University Partnership students pursuing majors in one of the many identified programs in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) as part of the State of Ohio’s Choose Ohio First Scholarship Program. Learn more and to see a list of qualifying majors.  

University Partnership Empowerment Award: Closed until further notice.   The University Partnership Empowerment Award (UPEA) is a privately funded award intended to help University Partnership students achieve a college education and training on LCCC’s campus with a University Partner. The UPEA is intended to provide financial assistance to students in need empowering their pursuit of higher education. All University Partnership students with need are invited to apply!

University Partnership Academic Scholarship Program:   Closed until further notice. The Lorain County Community College Foundation, through the generous support of private donations, has made scholarship dollars available to University Partnership students. The intent of the University Partnership Academic Scholarship Program (UPSP) is to reward academic excellence thereby enabling more students to further their educational pursuits through the University Partnership. Scholarship awards vary based on the academic excellence, hours enrolled and unusual circumstances documented on the application.

Margaret C. Bauer Memorial Scholarship  Closed until October 2018. This award is intended to support full or part-time Lorain County Community College students who are single mothers. Applicants must be employed (full or part-time) and preference will be given to those with a GPA of 3.0 or better. To be considered for this scholarship, applicant must be enrolled in Spring Semester classes in a program leading to a degree or certificate by the application due date.

Community Foundation of Lorain County John D. Baum University Partnership Scholarship Fund Due May 31, 2018. This award is intended to support Lorain County Community College University Partnership students. Preference will be given to those who meet the following criteria: enrolled as a full-time University Partnership student at LCCC except if in final year and final semester with less than 12 credit hours before completion; students may be taking bachelor program-required courses at LCCC that is part of the fulltime schedule; resides in Lorain County; and demonstrates financial need.

Bernell G. Helm Memorial Scholarship: Due May 31, 2018. Criteria: Applicants must be new Elyria High School graduates planning to enroll at LCCC full time in the fall term and have a seventh semester cumulative GPA between 2.0 and 3.39. Applicants need to submit a special application, which can be obtained from the Elyria High GuidanceOffice or LCCC Financial Aid Office and a 250-500 word essay to the EHS guidance office. Recipients of this scholarship are selected based upon high school cumulative GPA, school activities, essay and community service.

Beta Sigma Phi Endowed Scholarship: Due May 31, 2018. This award is intended to support full time students who are residents of Lorain County and ranked within the top ten percent of his/her high school graduating class. Preference will be given to children or grandchildren of Beta Sigma Phi members. However, if no applicants meet the preferences, UP students may apply if they have graduated first from LCCC.

Betterway Foundation Scholarship: Due May 31, 2018. This award is sponsored by the Betterway Foundation/Tom Meehan Endowed Scholarship Fund. The Lorain County Community College Betterway Foundation Scholarship is a privately funded award intended to help individuals who demonstrate some promise for learning and possess one or more of the following characteristics: troubled background, involved with the justice system, involved with Alcoholics Anonymous or similar organizations which offer self-help programs.

Thomas D. and Jean C. Bowen Scholarship: Due May 31, 2018.  Preference will be given to Lorain County Community College students who are either Elyria High School graduates, members of First United Church, Third St., Elyria, OH; Girl Scouts; or a member of the Elyria, OH YWCA.  If there is a decision to be made between two or more applicants then the applicant with the most community volunteerism will be awarded the scholarship. 

Lorain County Be Green Scholarship:    Due May 31, 2018. This award is intended to support LCCC/UP students residing in Lorain County who are interested in the preservation of our environment. Preference will be given to current or graduated Lorain County private or public high school students enrolled at LCCC or UP.

LCCC GED, High School Equivalency and 22 Plus Adult Diploma Scholarship:   Due May 31, 2018.The purpose of the LCCC ABLE/GED and 22 Plus Adult Diploma Scholarship is to encourage successful completers to continue their education by enrolling at Lorain County Community College soon after successfully passing the GED test or earning their high school diploma through the 22 Plus Program. See application for additional criteria.  

LCCC College Tech Prep Award:  Closed until further notice.  Criteria: High school students who complete both years of a Tech Prep program with a “B” or better and have earned a minimum 2.50 overall high school grade point average  may be selected for this award. The maximum annual award, based on full time enrollment varies, but can be valued up to $1,000. Recipients will receive the award for two academic years contingent upon maintaining award eligibility criteria and funding. One letter of recommendation is required along with the completion of the special application.

LCCC Staff Council Keys to Excellence Staff Education Award: Due May 31, 2018.   This award is to support a full-time or part-time LCCC staff member pursuing educational growth through college credit courses taken at LCCC and/or a University Partnership college. To be considered for the scholarship, applicants must be enrolled for fall semester classes in a program leading to a degree or certificate by the application due date. See application for additional criteria.

LCCC Incentive Award for Non-Traditional Students:     Due May 31, 2018The Incentive Award for Non-Traditional Students (IANS) is a privately funded award intended to help non-traditional students achieve a college education and training.  You may be a non-traditional student if you:

  • are not dependent on your parents
  • support your own child
  • are a U.S. Veteran
  • are over 24 years of age

You must complete a FAFSA, be enrolled in at least 6 credit hours and have a cumulative LCCC grade point average of 2.5

Leo Koury Scholarship Award for students who graduated from high school in the City of Lorain: Due May 31, 2018.  This award is intended to support Lorain County Community College/University Partnership students who graduated from Lorain High School, Admiral King High School, Southview High School, Lorain Catholic High School and any successor named high school in the City of Lorain. Lorain High School seniors planning to attend LCCC/UP fall semester after their high school graduation may apply. This includes seniors dually enrolled in LCCC and a UP institution. The applicant must have a grade point average of 3.0 or better and be in good standing with the College.

Hageman Scholarship (through CenturyLink and LCCC): Due May 31, 2018Four (4) $3,000 scholarships will be awarded each fall semester (as the fund warrants), for the entire academic school year (two semesters), to support Lorain County Community College and University Partnership students. Preference will be given to CenturyLink employees, employees’ children or grandchildren and retiree’s families.  See the application for additional criteria.

If no CenturyLink associated students are eligible, the scholarships will be awarded to any LCCC/UP student meeting the above criteria.  Award money not expended by the student for tuition, fees, or books must revert back to the Hageman Fund.

Hal Lebovitz Memorial Scholarship: Due May 31, 2018.  Lorain County Community College announces the availability of THE HAL LEBOVITZ MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP for a deserving student attending Lorain County Community College. The Scholarship will be awarded to a student who meets the required criteria and is pursuing an educational program that will support a career in the writing field.

Laura M. O’Neill Memorial Scholarship: Due May 31, 2018.

Scholarship criteria and eligibility are as follows:

  • Must be enrolled in the second year of an Associate Degree or transfer program at LCCC;
  • Must have a minimum 2.0 cumulative grade point average;
  • Recipient may only receive the scholarship once;
  • Scholarship will be disbursed in Fall Semester and may be applied to tuition and fees only;
  • Recipient’s participation in community service will be an integral factor in the selection process.

Lorain County Labor Agency Scholarship: Due May 31, 2018.The Lorain County Labor Agency (LCLA) has established a scholarship fund with the Lorain County Community College Foundation to assist eligible Lorain County Community College and University Partnership students in continuing their education. The scholarship may be used for degree or certificate-seeking students; students in need of upgrading skills in order to remain employable; or to take advantage of career advancement opportunities.

Ridge Tool Company Scholarship:Due May 31, 2018.This scholarship will be awarded fall semester for the entire academic school year to support enrolled Lorain County Community College and/or University Partnership students.  Preference will be give to Ridge Tool employees or their children.  However, non-Ridge Tool associated students may be considered.  Students must be in good academic standing with LCCC and a GPA preference of 2.5 if not a first year student.

The OSCA Foundation Community Education Scholarship:   Due, May 31, 2018.This award is intended to support full or part-time Lorain County Community College or University Partnership students.  Applicants must demonstrate unmet financial need and have and/or maintain a 3.0 GPA.

The Alvin A. and Phyllis M. Pfaff Scholarship:   Due May 31, 2018. This scholarship was established for assisting the non-traditional student who attends Lorain County Community College. Its goal is to give financial help so that the recipient can obtain further education to support him/herself and family, which will in turn assists and improves the community. Scholarship selection will be based upon academic record, completion of application, financial need and the letter of recommendation.

The Service Above Self Scholarship and The Robert S. Cook Memorial Scholarship:Due May 31, 2018. These scholarships are intended for fulltime LCCC and/or UP students Fall and Spring semesters.  Criteria include: high school grad or equivalent, Lorain County resident, enrolled 12 credit hours or more.  See application for additional criteria.

The Ralph and Bernadine Capasso Music and Arts Scholarship: Due May 31, 2018.  This award is intended to support students attending Lorain County Community College and enrolled in an Arts program. Preference will be given to those students majoring in Music and who have a financial need.

Victor Stewart, Jr. Memorial Scholarship: Due May 31, 2018.  This award is intended to support Lorain County Community College or University Partnership students. The Scholarship will be awarded to a student who is enrolled at least half-time (minimum of 6 credit hours) in a program leading to a degree or certificate.

Teddy (Theodores Zestoki) Witt Award of Compassion: Due May 31, 2018. Community College or University Partnership students. Preference given to part-time staff or student workers and applicants exemplifying Teddy’s compassion to the community.  The Scholarship will be awarded to a student who is: high school or GED graduate, enrolled at least half-time (6 credit hours), and has a 2.5 GPA or better.

Lorain County Community College/Univeristy Partnership Student Senate Scholasrhip:Due May 31, 2018 This award is intended to support Lorain County Community College/University Partnership students. Preference will be given to those who meet the following criteria:Applicants must have a 2.5 GPA or higher; be enrolled part-time or full-time at LCCC and/or UP during the semester of the award; and is a high school graduate or equivalent. Preference will be given to applicants involved in campus life; i.e., club member, student worker, athlete, LCCC Volunteer, tutor; and has attended Student Life events; community leadership.

 


 

 

Arts and Humanities

The Hal Lebovitz Memorial Scholarship: Due May 31, 2018. Applicants must be a high school graduate; be enrolled at least half time at LCCC or the University Partnership in a program leading to a degree or certificate by the application due date; pursuing an educational program at LCCC and/or its University Partnership that will lead to a career in writing (journalism, marketing, communication, etc.).

The Nancy Kelley Memorial Communication Scholarship:Due May 31, 2018.This scholarship will only cover tuition, books and fees.  Preference will be given to students who have completed at least three (3) LCCC communication courses; have a 3.5 GPA or better in said courses and a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above.  Additionally, two reference letters from LCCC faculty evaluating applicants’ academic performance and potential must be submitted.  Applicants may either be enrolled in LCCC alone or dually enrolled in LCCC and a UP school – but not exclusively a Partnership school.

John Jeffrey Murbach Theater Scholarship: Due May 31, 2018   This award is intended for full-time or part-time LCCC and/or University Partnership students taking theater courses at LCCC or any future University Partnership theater courses.

The John G. Cole Memorial Scholarship Fund in Journalism and Writing:  Due May 31, 2018. This scholarship is intended for full or part-time (at least six credit hours) Lorain County Community College or University Partnership students pursuing an educational program at LCCC and/or its University Partnership that will lead to a career in journalism and/or writing, including (but not limited to): print, broadcast and sports journalism; creative writing; communications (including marketing communications); public relations; and multimedia.   Preference will be given to students who are involved in clubs or programs pertaining to journalism and/or writing on LCCC’s campus such as “The Collegian,” Duck Radio, The Society of Professional Journalists, or any future club/program pertaining to journalism and/or writing such as television broadcasting.  However, students not involved in such clubs or programs should not hesitate to apply for this scholarship.  The scholarship may be renewed as long as the student remains in good standing, meets the criteria and resubmits an application. 

 


 

Athletics

Chris Ritchey Leadership Scholarship:   Due May 31, 2018. This award is intended to support part-time or full-time students attending Lorain County Community College who are active in club team sports and displays both leadership and strength in character on the playing field and in academics. While this award is open to all club team sports members, preference will be given to soccer players who meet these criteria. 

 


 

Business

Thomas D. and Jean C. Bowen Scholarship: Due May 31, 2018.    Preference will be given to Lorain County Community College students who are either Elyria High School graduates, members of First United Church, Third St., Elyria, OH; Girl Scouts; or a member of the Elyria, OH YWCA.  If there is a decision to be made between two or more applicants then the applicant with the most community volunteerism will be awarded the scholarship. 

The Robert C. Ross Endowed Scholarship in Business or Entrepreneurship: Due May 31, 2018. The scholarship will be awarded to a needing and deserving student attending Lorain County Community College or its University Partnership during the 2014-2015 academic year and is pursuing education/learning opportunities in a business field (examples: Accounting, Management, Marketing, etc.) or entrepreneurship.  The scholarship may be used for tuition, fees, books and supplies.  Criteria is as follows:

  • Be a high school graduate;

  • Must maintain a 2.0 GPA or better;

  • Be enrolled at least half time at LCCC or the University Partnership by the application due date;

  • Preference will be given to those who have completed at least 12 college credit hours;

  • Provide a letter of recommendation (non family) directly to Debra L. Richter, LCCC Foundation Office

  • Previous Awardees may resubmit an application the following year if all criteria are met

Clark and Claudia Lubaski Accounting Scholarship: Due May 31, 2018  This scholarship is intended to support part-time or full-time Accounting majors attending Lorain County Community College or a University Partnership (UP) institution with their tuition, fees and books.  Applicants must be LCCC or UP Accounting majors who have obtained at least 50 credit hours and preference will be given to students with a 3.2 grade point average or better.

 


 

Diversity Scholarships

Diversity Incentive Award:
Criteria: New Lorain County high school graduates who earn a minimum 2.5 high school GPA by the end of the sixth semester high school grading period and are of African-American, Hispanic, Asian, Pacific Island, Middle Eastern, Indian or Native American descent will be eligible for this award, which is available for three years or 72 credit hours. . The DIA is a last dollar award and requires recipients to file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Awards can be used for tuition for courses in associate degree programs as well as LCCC courses within a University Partnership bachelor’s degree.

Each recipient must enroll at LCCC on a full-time basis and work a job either on or off campus. Recipients must earn a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 or greater each semester to maintain award eligibility. No additional application is required for students attending a Lorain County high school.

 

Ford/EEOC Endowed Scholarship:   Due May 31, 2018. Criteria: Applicants should be a minority or woman who is employed by Ford, or a spouse or offspring of a Ford employee. They should be enrolled as a full-time student, submit the scholarship application and essay. Recipients of this scholarship will show academic promise on their high school and college transcripts and maintain at least a 2.0 LCCC GPA to maintain scholarship eligibility. Scholarship is renewable but must be applied to yearly.

Manuel Marín Serrano Scholarship: Due May 31, 2018.Lorain County Community College announces the availability of The Manuel Marín Serrano Scholarship. The Scholarship will be awarded to a deserving student attending Lorain County Community College. The scholarship may be used for tuition, fees, books and supplies. The scholarship seeks to recognize students who are involved in their community; particularly students who are advocates within the Latino community. The recipient must demonstrate unmet need after grants and other awards.

 


 

Education

Dr. Cathy Dietlin Scholarship:Due May 31, 2018.  This award is intended to support Secondary Education Majors at LCCC or the University Partnership.  Preference will be given to those who meet the following criteria:

  • Lorain High School graduates who have participated in Dual Enrollment, College Credit Plus or College Tech Prep
  • Majoring in Secondary Education
  • Have earned a GPA of 3.3 or higher
  • Enrolled full-time (12 credit hours or more) at LCCC or its partnership

Betty Jane Lobdell Memorial Scholarship:Due May 31, 2018. This award is intended to support LCCC students, majoring in Radiology or Education. Preference will be given to students 25 years or older.

 


 

Engineering

Anthony and Margaret DeGennaro Scholarship:Due May 31, 2018. This award is exclusively to support students holding a GPA between 2.75 and 3.3 and is enrolled at LCCC or one of its University Partnership institutions.  Preference will be given to graduates from Firelands and Avon Lake School Districts, those who have financial need, and those who are majoring in a STEM discipline.

Society of Manufacturing Engineers Scholarship: Due May 31, 2018  The North Coast Chapter #134 of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers, in association with the LCCC SME Student Chapter #S-254, has established a fund to award scholarships each academic year. The scholarship may be applied to educational expenses (tuition, fees, textbooks, supplies) incurred by the selected recipient(s) at Lorain County Community College.

Choose Ohio First Scholarship through Hiram College:
This award is intended to support full-time Lorain County Community College and Hiram College University Partnership students in STEMM field majors. For associate degree students, preference will be given to those who express an interest in completing a 4 year degree in a STEMM discipline.

Gene Haas Scholarship: Due May 31, 2018   Lorain County Community College is proud to announce the availability of the Gene Haas Scholarship.  Awards are $1,000 each and are to support Lorain County Community College/University Partnership students in LCCC/UP machinist-based training, CNC or engineering programs.  Students must have completed TECN115; CADD111; TECN131; and CAMM111 to qualify.  Funds may cover tuition, books, fees, tools or post-certifications. Applicants must be enrolled by the due date of the application. 

 


 

Health, Nursing and Related Careers

Roseann Kaminsky Nursing Scholarship: Due May 31, 2018 
Must be Lorain County Community College Associate Degree Nursing students in your second-year of nursing clinical courses.  Preference will be given to students with a GPA of 3.0 or better who demonstrate financial need, and who intend to continue their education for a RN to BSN or RN to MSN after graduation.

Special Allied Health and Nursing Scholarship:  Due May 31, 2018   This award is intended to support fulltime (12hrs)  or equivalent and part-time (6hrs) or equivalent second year LCCC student in an Allied Health & Nursing program who reside in Lorain County and hold a 2.5 or better GPA. One letter of recommendation from an LCCC Nursing Professor or Instructor must accompany the completed application – see app for the form and additional information.

Alice Flaherty Excellence in Nursing:  Open until March 15, 2018.  Alice Flaherty was a 40 year veteran nurse and a member of the Cleveland Clinic Nursing Hall of Fame. She loved her job and the field of nursing. This scholarship was established to honor her memory and to support future nurses. Please review the application requirements and deadlines.

Betty Jane Lobdell Memorial Scholarship: Due May 31, 2018. This award is intended to support Lorain County Community College students majoring in either Radiology or Education. Preference will be given to students 25 years old or older. To be considered for this scholarship, applicant must be enrolled in Spring Semester classes in a program leading to a degree or certificate by the application due date.

Sylvia Zilch Memorial Nursing Scholarship:Due May 31, 2018This award is intended to support full or part-time Lorain County Community College or University Partnership Nursing or Allied Health students.  First preference will be given to students who work at Elmcroft Assisted Living in Lorain, Ohio on Cooper Foster Park Road.

The Jake and Gen Memorial Nursing Scholarship:Due May 31, 2018.This scholarship will be awarded to a  deserving student attending Lorain County Community College or University Partnership pursuing a nursing degree. The scholarship may be used for tuition, fees, books and supplies. The recipient must demonstrate unmet need after grants and other awards.

David Dobrow Scholarship:   Due May 31, 2018. This scholarship is intended for full or enrolled at least half-time (6 credit hours) at LCCC or University Partnership students majoring in any health field.  Applicants mush be a high school or GED graduate and a U.S. citizen. 

The Louise R. Horn, R.N. Scholarship in Nursing:   Due May 31, 2018. This scholarship is intended for Lorain County Community College and/or University Partnership nursing students.  Preference will be given to applicants with financial need; academic achievement; second term or longer status; and is either divorced or a widow/widower.

The Tara Marie Redmond Memorial Nursing Scholarship: Due May 31, 2018. This award is intended for Lorain County Community College or University Partnership RN or LPN nursing students enrolled at least half-time in their clinical coursework and who demonstrate unmet financial need.  Applicants must be pursuing a Nursing Degree. 

James Kidd Scholarship in Allied Health:Closed until October 2018. This award is intended to support Lorain County Community College/University Partnership students who are enrolled part- or full-time at LCCC or one of its University Partnerships; have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better; are studying a health field; and plan to continue studies in the field of medicine. 

Richard Cluck Scholarship:Due May 31, 2018. This scholarship is intended for full or enrolled at least half-time (6 credit hours) at LCCC or University Partnership students majoring in any health field.  Applicants mush be a high school or GED graduate and a U.S. citizen. 

Choose Ohio First Scholarship through Hiram College:
This award is intended to support full-time Lorain County Community College and Hiram College University Partnership students in STEMM field majors. For associate degree students, preference will be given to those who express an interest in completing a 4 year degree in a STEMM discipline.

 


 

International Students

LCCC International and Study Abroad Scholarship:The Lorain County Community College International and Study Abroad Scholarship is a privately funded award intended to help individuals interested in public diplomacy, foreign language development, cultural enrichment and international understanding. Scholarships will be awarded to students participating in an approved LCCC Study Abroad Program or to international students from the college’s overseas partner institutions attending LCCC for the first time. Scholarships will be applied to the student’s cost of education and will be paid directly to the higher educational institution the student is attending. The scholarship can be used to help pay for tuition, books, and other educational expenses.

 


 

Police Academy

Bill Brown Memorial Scholarship Fund in Law Enforcement: Due June 14, 2018. Lorain County Community College announces the availability of THE BILL BROWN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP FUND IN LAW ENFORCEMENT. This scholarship seeks to recognize students who are enrolled in the Police Academy at Lorain County Community College and may be used for expenses associated with successfully completing the Police Academy Program. The recipient must demonstrate an unmet financial need. PLEASE CALL 440-366-7769 FOR AN APPLICATION

Police Academy Incentive Award for Non-Traditional Students (IANS) –  Call number below for both spring and fall applications. The Police Academy Incentive Award for Non-Traditional Students (IANS) is a privately funded award intended to help non-traditional students achieve a college education and training through the Lorain County Community College Police Academy. You may be a non-traditional student 1) if you are not dependent on your parents for support, 2) if you support your own child; 3) if you are a veteran of the U.S. Armed Forces; or 4) if you are over 24 years of age. Other qualifications are defined by the Federal government on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). A copy of these guidelines is available in the Financial Services Center.    PLEASE CALL 440-366-7769 FOR AN APPLICATION.

The Lorain County Deputies Association Police Academy Scholarship at Lorain County Community College: Due June 14, 2018.

Criteria include:

  • Preferably a Lorain County Resident;
  • Pursuing a Career in Law Enforcement;
  • Acceptance into the Police Academy at Lorain County Community College;
  • Successfully complete the LCCC Police Academy

PLEASE CALL 440-366-7769 FOR AN APPLICATION.

 


 

Science and Mathematics

Kaiden Power of Pi Scholarship:   Due May 31, 2018.The Power of Pi scholarship will be awarded annually to one student who has successfully completed (or is currently attending and making successful progress towards the completion of) at least one math course through the Academic Foundations division.

Anthony and Margaret DeGennaro Scholarship: Due May 31, 2018.This award is exclusively to support students holding a GPA between 2.75 and 3.3 and is enrolled at LCCC or one of its University Partnership institutions. Preference will be given to graduates from Firelands and Avon Lake School Districts, those who have financial need, and those who are majoring in a STEM discipline.

Choose Ohio First Scholarship through Hiram College:
This award is intended to support full-time Lorain County Community College and Hiram College University Partnership students in STEMM field majors. For associate degree students, preference will be given to those who express an interest in completing a 4 year degree in a STEMM discipline.

 


 

Social Science and Human Services

Dr. Robert Callaway Book Scholarship: Due April 20, 2018. This award is intended to support part-time or full-time Social Science and Human Services majors attending Lorain County Community College with their books. Preference will be given to those who meet the following criteria: Has successfully completed 30 credit hours overall; Has completed at least 12 hours within a specific social science discipline; Holds an overall 3.4 GPA or better.

Ralph J. Smith Memorial Scholarship: Due May 31, 2018   

This award ($500 if funds allow) is intended to support Lorain County Community College second-year students majoring in the College’s Public Administration Program.  Students should have a 3.0 GPA and be eligible for the capstone course (practicum internship – PBAD 285).  To be considered for this scholarship, applicant must have completed a minimum of 21 hours in the Public Administration Degree Program and be ready to enroll in and complete PBAD 285.   Students awarded the scholarship will receive the funds upon successful completion of the course.

The McKinley Psychology Scholarship:  Due May 31, 2018. This award is intended for full-time (preference given) or part-time degree-seeking LCCC and/or University Partnership students with an expressed interest in Psychology.  LCCC students must be planning to transfer to a four-year college or university. Applicants must have and maintain a minimum grade point average of 3.33 as an LCCC or UP student and have completed at least one semester of college.  The award may be used for tuition, fees and books only. 

The Judge P. Horn Law Scholarship:   Due May 31, 2018. This scholarship is intended for Lorain County Community College and/or University Partnership students studying Justice Systems, Corrections (Associate of Applied Science); Justice Systems, Police Science (Associate of Applied Science); or Certificate of Proficiency in Police Science.  Preference will be given to applicants with financial need.

George Revta, Jr. Scholarship: Due May 31, 2018. Lorain County Community College is proud to announce the availability of the George Revta, Jr. Scholarship. This last-dollar award (unmet financial need) is intended to support a full-time Lorain County Community College student. Preference will be given to those students who graduated from a Lorain County High School and are majoring in Police Science, however all may apply.

 


 

Students with Disabilities

Lorain County ADA Coordinators Network Scholarship:Due August 1, 2018. This award is intended to support a Lorain County Community College student with a disability who is registered with the Accessibility Services Office or and individual who demonstrates his/her advocacy for the Americans with Disabilities Act.  Student must be enrolled at least half time to be eligible.

The Elyria Rotary Club Incentive Award for Students with Disabilities: Due August 1, 2018.   This award is intended to provide last dollar awards for tuition, books, fees, adaptive and/or assistive equipment for Lorain County Community College students with disabilities.  Student must be enrolled at least half time to be eligible.    Applicant must registered with the LCCC’s Accessibility Services Office.

The Invacare Incentive Awards of Excellence:  Due August 1, 2018.  This award is intended to support Lorain County Community College students with physical disabilities. Applicant must be in good standing with the College and registered with the LCCC’s Accessibility Services Office.  This Award may be used for school-related expenses such as tuition, fees, books, supplies or for academically-necessary adaptive equipment.  Please see the application for more details.  For questions regarding this scholarship, please feel free to contact LCCC’s Accessibility Services Office at 440-366-4058 or via email at  accessibility@lorainccc.edu.

Janette Ann Kelley Scholarship:   Due August 1, 2018.  The scholarship is intended for Lorain County Community College/University Partnership students with mental health related disabilities. Applicants must be registered with the LCCC’s Accessibility Services Office and show documentation of such. Applicants must be enrolled for courses at LCCC during the time of the application.  Preference will be given to LCCC/UP students with mental health related disabilities or a child of a parent with a mental health disability

 


 

Veterans

Marine Corp League Detachment 576 Hawke-Turner Scholarship: Due May 31, 2018.   This award is intended for Lorain County Community College students who come from a military family, is currently in the military or has formerly been in the military.

LCCC Veterans Scholarship:   Due May 31, 2018. The LCCC Veterans Scholarship is a privately funded award intended to help veterans achieve a college education and training. The amount of the award varies per student and it can be used to help pay for tuition, books, and other educational expenses including child care and transportation. The LCCC Veterans Scholarship is a need-based award and completion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is required for consideration. 

Alfred R. Wolfli Scholarship for Military Veterans or their Children:    Due May 31, 2018. This award is intended to reward honorably discharged United States veterans attending Lorain County Community College or its University Partnership and who meet the following criteria:

  • High school graduate or equivalent;
  • Enrolled at least half time at LCCC or the University Partnership (minimum six credit hours);
  • Demonstrate evidence of academic success;

SUNY Ulster's students have been served by the Ulster Community College Foundation, Inc. since 1976. The Foundation provides special enrichment opportunities, including programs, speakers, equipment to enhance the learning environment, scholarships and technological resources. In addition to the support of educational and cultural programs, the Foundation awards over $100,000 in scholarships annually. These awards enable students to begin or continue their educations at SUNY Ulster, or to further their studies by transferring to four-year schools. To speak to a Foundation representative visit the Foundation office located in Clinton Hall, room 208 on the Stone Ridge Campus or call 845-687-5293.


Through this Scholarship Program listing, the Foundation commemorates our donors who provide support to SUNY Ulster students each in their own special way.
 


 GENERAL ACADEMIC

Barbara A. Adams Scholarship

Barbara A. Adams 

President Donald C. Katt, with support from faculty and staff, initiated the Barbara A. Adams Scholarship to recognize the contributions of SUNY Ulster's fourth president. Ms. Adams is acknowledged for her dedication and innovative contributions to the College during her tenure. She was committed to promoting student pride and achievement. The award will be given to a student who exemplifies the standard of excellence that President Adams hoped all students would strive to attain. (Barbara Adams)


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Sherman Adin and Carol E. Adin Scholarship Fund

The Ulster Community College Foundation, Inc. is a grateful recipient of a charitable bequest through the Estate of Carol E. Adin who passed away on July 13, 2002. In accordance with the donor's wishes, the Sherman Adin and Carol E. Adin Fund has been established to support Ulster's scholarship program to Ulster County residents who attend the College.

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American Association of University Women Scholarship

The American Association of University Women Scholarship was established to financially assist students in completing their education at four-year universities. The successful candidate is chosen by a committee of AAUW members.

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American Service-Family Scholarship

 AEWRON-15

Established by Lieutenant-Commander Alfred C. Bedell USN (retired) in honor of the ongoing sacrifices and hardships endured by service-families, and in memory of the 22 aircrew members of AEWRON-15 Willy Victor-2 # 141310 who forever remain somewhere between checkpoints Mahogany and Pendulum. Mr. Bedell served as a member of the SUNY Ulster faculty from 1970 to 1996.  The scholarship will be awarded to a child or spouse of a present, or former, service-member of the United States Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, Air Force or National Guard enrolled as a full-time student in any degree program.

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Braby/Blackwell Family Memorial Scholarship

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Mim Fyllingen Brown Memorial Scholarship

 

Mim Fyllingen Brown

Mim Brown spent her entire 32 year career at SUNY Ulster working in the Financial Aid Office.  As Director, she supervised a staff of counselors, but would always find time to personally help students with unique issues.  She helped hundreds, if not thousands, of students secure the money needed to make a college education monetarily possible.  Mim herself was the first in her family to attend college, hence she was especially interested in helping others who were first generation college students.  Gone too soon in her life, this scholarship will provide for her greatest joy:  making higher education accessible to all. (Mim Brown)

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The Eva & Hugo Carlen Scholarship

The Carlen Trust Fund was established to provide financial support to deserving students at Ulster County Community College.

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Lucille Clark Cyr Memorial Scholarship

Lucille Clark Cyr, sister of Barbara Schmidt, a longtime employee at SUNY Ulster, committed her life to befriend, assist, and provide support to others. Through the generosity of her family, the scholarship pays tribute to the life of Lucille who shared so much with others. Ms. Schmidt chooses from among those recommended by the College Scholarship Selection committee as representing the traits Ms. Cyr admired. .

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Daughters of the American Revolution; Wiltwyck Chapter, NS
Dame Margarette Hendrickse Van Keuren Memorial & Governor George Clinton Memorial Scholarship

 The Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Scholarships are given out annually to two returning or graduating students, one male and one female, who are pursuing degrees which will benefit the community. Recipients have demonstrated commitment to community service.

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Frank G. Elliott Scholarship

The Frank G. Elliott Scholarship was established through a bequest of Grace E. Elliott in memory of her brother. Candidates for this award may be either entering or returning students and should be residents of New Paltz.

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Michael Finnegan Memorial Scholarship

Michael Finnegan

The Howard C. St. John family has generously created a scholarship in memory of their friend, Michael Finnegan, who was tragically lost in the September 11, 2001 Twin Towers attack. Michael Finnegan, as a Kingston High School student, established himself as the area's premier amateur golfer and was known for his outstanding leadership qualities. He is remembered by his family as a loving husband, father of three young children, son and brother. This scholarship will be awarded to an entering or returning student who was also a Kingston High School graduate. 

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Follett Higher Education Group Scholarship 

Follett Higher Education Group is a family-owned bookstore provider that has operated with integrity and respect for more than 137 years.  They manage more than 850 bookstores nationwide, including the one on SUNY Ulster’s Stone Ridge Campus.  Follett donates nearly $1,000,000 annually to provide scholarships at many of the campuses on which they serve.  The recipient may be an entering, returning or transferring student.

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The Garraghan Family Scholarship

Ray Garraghan, Nancy & Abel Garraghan

Originally the Raymond Garraghan Memorial Scholarship, this fund was established in memory of the former Kingston Mayor and Chairman of the Ulster County Community College Board of Trustees. This fund has since been enhanced to honor and remember other members of the Garraghan Family. This scholarship is intended to assist hardworking students in attaining their educational goals.

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Dominic J. Giamei, Jr. Memorial Scholarship

Dominic Giamei

This scholarship honors the memory of a former student whose life ended in a tragic accident. Dominic majored in Criminal Justice and was a member of the football team. He was also an active member of the Kripplebush Lyonsville Fire Department and the Marbletown First Aid Rescue Squad. Recipients of this scholarship should be graduates of Rondout Valley High School who plan to attend Ulster County Community College. Preference is given to students involved in community service and who participate in team sports.

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Gertrude Gifford Scholarship

This scholarship was established through the bequest of Ms. Gifford, with the intention of helping students finance their education.

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The Rafael Gonzalez Motivation to Success Scholarship

Rafael Gonzalez

Twenty one year old Ralphie Gonzalez was on a path to success. He was the first member of his family to go to college. He was a member of the AWARENESS (Adolescents Working Assisting Restoring Empowering Nurturing Each Student Substantively) Program. In a college essay he described how his involvement in the AWARNESS Program was life changing. He was an avid volunteer and changed others’ lives with his inspirational attitude.  Unfortunately two hours after New Years (January 1, 2014), he lost his life in an automobile accident. Family and friends have established this scholarship to honor Ralphie and keep his spirit alive so that he can continue to change lives.  This scholarship will be awarded to someone involved in the AWARENESS program. Preference will be given to a student who has also been involved with the Ulster County SPCA (Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) or who is enrolled in SUNY Ulster’s Criminal Justice or Vet Tech Program. 

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Louis Greenspan Scholarship for Veterans

This scholarship was established by Daniel Curtin, Co-Trustee of the Louis Greenspan Charitable Trust, to provide scholarships for SUNY Ulster students. The recipient of the award will be a student who is a veteran, with a preference given to those who have endured injuries. The intent of the scholarship is to assist veterans regardless of other financial assistance or benefits they may receive.  A minimum of a 2.8 cumulative grade point average is preferred. The scholarship recipient must be an Ulster County resident and may be an entering, returning, or transferring student, enrolled full or part-time.

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Fred and Dale Guerra Memorial Scholarship

The Fred & Dale Guerra Memorial Scholarship is intended for a returning adult student.  With her passing in March 2007, Dale Guerra’s name has been added to the Fred Guerra Memorial Scholarship in accordance with her family’s wishes. Mrs. Guerra helped to establish this fund in 1993 at the time of Mr. Guerra’s death.

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Charles Haas Memorial Scholarship

Charles Haas

Charlie, at age 17, a member of the High Falls Fire Department and an enlistee in the U.S. Air Force, was killed while fighting a fire on February 17, 1981. The scholarships are available, one time only, to graduating seniors of Ulster County High Schools accepted by two or four year colleges. Applicants and/or parents must be active members of a bona fide fire department.  To apply for this scholarship click here.


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Isis Heslin Alumna Scholarship

 

Isis Heslin did not enter Ulster County Community College as a traditional high school graduate. She overcame the challenges that life presented to her and earned a general education diploma so that she could pursue a college education. Her persistence and drive helped her complete her education and become a successful financial adviser. She established this scholarship as a way to bestow what was so generously provided to her - the opportunity to achieve her personal and educational goals.The Isis Heslin Alumna Scholarship is awarded annually to a full-time student, who is an Ulster County resident entering Ulster County Community College with preference given to students who have received a GED. 

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Hudson Landing Scholarship

In support of SUNY Ulster's students, Hudson Landing has initiated a scholarship for a full-time returning or transferring student with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0, who has demonstrated financial need, and resides in the City of Kingston or the Town of Ulster. Preference will be given to students pursuing a course of study in Industrial Technology or Business Administration with a career goal that includes Real Estate Planning or Land Development.

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International Education Forum Scholarship

The International Education Forum Scholarship was created by two former staff members of Ulster County Community College, W. John Dunn and Daryl Magill.

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Viola C. Jansen Scholarship

Established through a bequest, this scholarship is awarded to entering, returning or graduating students at Ulster County Community College. It is preferred that the scholarship be given to graduates from a Shawangunk area high school (Wallkill or Pine Bush).

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Dr. Richard Katims Scholarship

Dr. Richard Katims

Dr. Katims was a valued member of the college community, a friend to everyone at SUNY Ulster, and an inspirational teacher and mentor to his students. Dr. Katims determined that all proceeds from the sale of his book, Soundings: Poems and Essays, will be contributed to the College Foundation, in perpetuity, in order to create an endowed scholarship in his name.

The Foundation will maintain a plaque upon which upon which a panel may be added each year with the name of the new recipient. The recipient will be presented with a certificate at the Scholarship Ceremony. Recipients for this award should be transferring to a four-year institution and a letter of acceptance is required. Dr. Katims expressed that the recipient shall be "committed to studying about and working for human rights, world peace, protection of the environment, or the diminution and elimination of global hunger and poverty." Preference will be given to students who are the first members of their families to graduate from college. Second preference will be given to those students with the highest grade point average.

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Frederick and Ellen Katt Memorial Scholarship

Frederick & Ellen Katt

Through the generosity and kindness of their family, and members of the faculty and staff, the parents of Ulster County Community College's President, Donald C. Katt, will be forever remembered. The Frederick and Ellen Katt Memorial Scholarship will be awarded to a student who has demonstrated high academic achievement while attending SUNY Ulster.

 

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Kentucky Fried Chicken Scholarship Presented by Darlene Pfeiffer 

Darlene Pfeiffer

This scholarship is made possible through the generosity of Darlene Pfeiffer, chief executive officer and the holder of two Kentucky Fried Chicken Franchises located in Kingston and Poughkeepsie. In addition to her work on behalf of the Association of KFC Franchises, of which she is past president, Ms. Pfeiffer has devoted her time and energy to sustaining and expanding the philanthropic legacy of Colonel Harland Sanders, founder of the KFC company.  She serves on the board of directors of the Colonel’s Kids, which provides college scholarships. It is in the spirit of these awards that she has established five scholarships for SUNY Ulster students who have demonstrated self-motivation, an entrepreneurial spirit, and financial need.  Preference may be given to students who are single parents majoring in business, nursing or other health – related fields.

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KeyBank Scholarship

KeyBank recognizes that an educated work-force plays an integral role in the success and vibrancy of the community, and that the educational opportunities that SUNY Ulster provides enhances not only the lives of those attending, but adds to the vitality of the Hudson Valley Region as a whole. The KeyBank Scholarship will be awarded to an undergraduate or graduating student who is a resident of New York State.

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Gordon L. Kidd, Jr. Memorial Scholarship

Gordon L. Kidd, Jr.

This scholarship was established by colleagues, friends, family and former students to honor a founding faculty member. Many were inspired by Gordon to achieve beyond what they had thought possible. The impact Gordon made on SUNY Ulster and the students whom he reached on many different levels, will continue to be remembered with every student who is assisted by this scholarship. Candidates for this award should be returning to SUNY Ulster. The recipient must demonstrate financial need and funds from this award are to be applied to tuition and educational expenses. It is preferred that the award be given to a student who has overcome challenges to achieve his/her educational goals.

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Claire Kidd Rose Memorial Scholarship 

Claire Kidd Rose was born in Cooperstown, NY, and grew up in Richfield Springs and Herkimer, NY with her brother Gordon L. Kidd, Jr. and her sister, Gloria Kidd-Golden.  Entering Barnard College in the final days of World War II, Claire embraced opportunities to move in New York literary circles.  After moving to the Chicago area in 1946, she held administrative and marketing posts at architectural and engineering firms before launching a 17-year career with the Blackstone Group, a research and consulting firm in Chicago and India. Claire was an inspiration to her family, friends and colleagues through her ability to make them laugh, her passion for the Indo-American Center, her involvement in grassroots politics, her avid support of Chicago sports teams, and her human rights perspectives.  Claire unfailingly knew the right gift for a child, the right words to motivate an adult, and abundant creative solutions to a problem.  Candidates for this award should be entering or returning to SUNY Ulster to complete a program in any area, with either full or part-time status.

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Kingston Professional Firefighters' Association: Harry E. Hornbeck Memorial Scholarships

The Kingston Professional Firefighters' Association sponsors an annual scholarship in memory of Harry E. Hornbeck, a Professional Firefighter and active union member who was committed to improving the livelihood of his fellow professionals. Mr. Hornbeck passed away in July of 1990, at the age of 44. This scholarship honors the contributions Mr. Hornbeck made to his community. Graduating seniors from any Ulster County High School who are planning to enter SUNY Ulster to continue their studies are eligible for this award.

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Jay E. and Lucia de L. Klock Foundation of Kingston Scholarship

The Klock Foundation of Kingston has established this scholarship fund to provide awards annually to SUNY Ulster students. Key Private Bank, as Trustees of the Klock Kingston Fund, continue to support education and other local, worthwhile causes, as intended through this bequest from the Klock estate.

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George M. and Shirley J. Krembs Innovation Scholarship

Shirley J. and George M. Krembs

Candidates for the Krembs Innovation Scholarship should have scholastic ability, leadership qualities, and concerns for the human needs of tomorrow's world. Furthermore, candidates should be able to demonstrate innovative thinking. Candidates should have completed some aspect of work or service that has brought significant change to a course or program at SUNY Ulster or to student life on campus; or completed work within the community that has significantly improved a pre-existing condition. Involvement in the community is an important factor. The George M. and Shirley J. Krembs Innovation Scholarship is given annually. To apply for this scholarship click here.

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Professor Keith LaBudde Scholarship

Established in 1994 to honor Professor LaBudde for his years of service to the Ulster County Community College campus community, this scholarship is awarded annually to a returning or transferring student. Professor LaBudde continues to support the fund with annual contributions.

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The Learning Center Financial Award

The staff of the Learning Center recognizes students who strive for success in their academic achievement and have a desire to excel.  This award is established to acknowledge deserving students who work hard to accomplish their educational goals.  Eligible students may be attending full or part-time and must have taken and successfully completed Intermediate Studies and College Skills courses in Math, Writing or Reading.  They must maintain a minimum 2.8 cumulative Grade Point Average.

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Elizabeth and Lloyd LeFever Scholarship

Elizabeth LeFever

This scholarship has been established through a bequest. There is no specific requirement stipulated for these awards.

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Margaret C. Lewis Scholarship

Margaret C. Lewis

Margaret C. Lewis studied dance with F.M. Crosse in London, where she completed a six-year curriculum with highest awards. She was cited as an authority on dance in two books, Dancing and Dancers of Today, by Charles and Caroline Caffin and The Dance, by Troy and Margaret West Kinney. She was on the board of directors of Wassaic State Hospital, a founding member of the Kingston YWCA, and a member of the Kingston Garden Club. Mrs. Lewis was also president of the Children's Home and a member of the Ulster County Historical Society. During World War II, Mrs. Lewis headed the War Bond drive in Kingston. Through a bequest, this scholarship has been established in her name. There is no specific requirement stipulated for this award

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Lions Club of Hurley Scholarship 

The Lions Club of Hurley sponsors an annual scholarship through the Ulster Community College Foundation, Inc. SUNY Ulster students who reside in Hurley are eligible for this award. 

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Nancy Olsen Lynch Collegian Scholarship Fund

Nancy Olsen Lynch

Nancy Olsen Lynch established the Ulster County Career Day for high school students in 1998. The conference has become an annual event that provides high school sophomores the opportunity to meet with professionals from various career fields. Nancy's friends and colleagues have established a scholarship in her honor. This scholarship is awarded to entering students who have completed 6 or more SUNY Ulster Collegian Program credits and plan to enroll full-time at SUNY Ulster.

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Ron Marquette Writers Scholarship

Ron Marquette 


Ron Marquette served as Coordinator of Community Relations and Special Events in 2006 until his untimely passing in 2013. He was a Renaissance Man, whose career successes included serving as Executive Artistic Director of Kingston's Broadway Theater, as Founding Artistic Director of Shadowland Theater, in Ellenville, and as an award-winning stage director and playwright. He was a professor at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in NYC and Associate Professor and Chairman of Theater Arts at Adirondack Community College, in Glen Falls. He also served as an Instructor  of Theater Arts at SUNY New Paltz, where he directed student productions, and as Adjunct Faculty at SUNY Ulster. His commitment to civic engagement knew no bounds. He was elected two terms as Chairman of the Ulster County Development Corporation, the Chamber of Commerce of Ulster County, the Hudson valley Aids Auction, the Ulster County Arts Council and he served as member of civic boards and commissions too numerous to mention. Ron was a tireless worker for the good of others and a presence so delightful and observant that his advice was sought out by students and campus community members alike. It was a touching reminder of his personal and professional generosity that as one of his lasts requests, he established a fund that would support student writers with scholarship assistance.

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Freda and Richard Martens Memorial Scholarship

This endowed scholarship was established by Jessica Thomson and her husband Peter in memory of Mrs. Thomson’s parents. The scholarship will be awarded to a full-time, second year returning student who is pursuing a course of study in any academic major and who has a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher.  Preference will be given to a student with a parent born outside the United States.

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Patricia L. Maue Memorial Scholarship Fund

 

As a result of the generosity of Patricia Maue, a former staff member of SUNY Ulster's Small Business Development Center, this scholarship will be established upon the distribution of annuities to benefit an entering or returning full-time female student with a cumulative average of at least 3.5.

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McCann/Pezzino Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship honors the parents of Carl & Madeline Pezzino. Madeline is a member of SUNY Ulster's campus community and has ably served SUNY Ulster students in her capacity as Admissions Counselor for many years. Rondout Valley High School graduates are eligible for this award.

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Mid-Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union Scholarship

Chartered in 1963, the Mid-Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union serves individuals in Ulster, Orange or Dutchess County, as well as businesses and other legal entities. MHVFCU has demonstrated its commitment to the community through ongoing support of many local causes. In support of education, MHVFCU has established two scholarships. One scholarship will be awarded to an entering, returning or transferring student who is a member of Mid-Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union. In addition to membership requirement, a second recipient will be chosen who demonstrates a commitment to community service.

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Carl J. Mihm, Jr. Memorial Scholarship

Carl J. Mihm, Jr. was a SUNY Ulster employee who was diagnosed with an inoperable form of cancer. Colleagues remember his bravery as he continued to work throughout his chemotherapy treatment. One of his many accomplishments at SUNY Ulster was the organization and planning of the College's 25th Anniversary Dinner Dance. This scholarship, supported by Carl's family and friends, has been established to assist returning or graduating and transferring SUNY Ulster students, preferably enrolled in the RISE Program.

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John H. Moehle Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is in honor of a former supervising principal of the Onteora School District for the years 1948-1951 and 1953-1959. A major accomplishment of Mr. Moehle's was the organization of the Civil Defense Program for all New York State Schools while working for the State Department of Education. Mr. Moehle was a valuable asset to the town of Phoenicia and served as board member and president of the Phoenicia Library and other groups. The John H. Moehle Memorial will be awarded to students who have graduated from or are graduating from Onteora High School.

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Gerald "Jay" Neuhoff Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is intended for physically challenged SUNY Ulster students, with preference given to those with hemophilia. This scholarship is supported by SUNY Ulster faculty and staff to honor and remember the beloved son of retired member, Joan Neuhoff.

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 Patricia M. O'Brien Memorial Scholarship  

Patricia O'Brien

Patricia was born in Kingston, NY on April 15, 1959, the eldest of five siblings. She lived in Lake Katrine, NY and attended Kingston Schools.  Upon graduating from Kingston High School, (Class of 1977) she attended SUNY Ulster where she obtained an Associate Degree in Business Administration (Class of 1979). She went on to SUNY at Oneonta where she studied Economics.  Patricia died in an automobile accident October 31, 1980. Patti, as she was known by friends and family, was active in many clubs and organizations.  She loved the beach in the summer and was an avid skier in the winter months.  She enjoyed photography and participated in Yearbook Club in both High School and College.  At Oneonta she was also in the Economics Club.  This scholarship is awarded to an entering student who is a Kingston High School graduate pursuing a career in business administration or economics.

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Organization of Professional and Administrative Personnel (OPAP) Scholarship

OPAP sponsors an annual scholarship for returning SUNY Ulster students. OPAP represents College administrative staff and is committed to the quality of the College and to assisting its students.

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Louis and Sophie Offerman Palkowics Memorial Scholarship

Mrs. Herbert Reuner has initiated this scholarship in loving memory of her parents Louis and Sophie Offermann Palkowics who, while visiting relatives in Rifton, fell in love with the area and moved there from Brooklyn in 1922. Although Mr. Palkowics had been employed as a butcher in Brooklyn, he soon began working for Central Hudson helping to build the Dashville Dam. Within a very short time, he was promoted to become the operator of the facility. Mrs. Reuner remembers both of her parents as dedicated, loving, and supportive individuals who were great achievers but always in a quiet and unassuming way. She recalls that her father was so well-liked that when he retired after many years at Central Hudson, his retirement dinner was the largest in the history of the company.

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P.E.O. Sisterhood Scholarship

The P.E.O. Chapter BQ Sisterhood sponsors an annual scholarship through the Ulster Community College Foundation, Inc. This off-campus sorority has been furthering women's education since 1869. Graduating and transferring SUNY Ulster students who plan to continue their education and demonstrate financial need are eligible for this scholarship. Non-traditional, female students in need receive first priority.

 

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Ruth Pacini Satterfield, Veronica Pacini & Patricia Pacini Honorary Scholarship

This scholarship established by Paul Pacini to honor his sisters is intended for SUNY Ulster students who demonstrate financial need and have a cumulative average of at least 2.5. The award recognizes that perseverance and effort required to attain schooling (such as necessity to work, care of others, being a single parent, disability) may take precedence over scholastic ability or grade attainment as long as the recipient works to his/her ability under the circumstances and maintains required academic standards.

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Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship

Returning Ulster County Community College students who are members of Phi Theta Kappa are eligible for the Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship.

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Vern and Paula Piantanida Scholarship

Vern and Paula Piantanida

Vern and Paula Piantanida, long-term advocates of the Foundation's scholarship program are providing funding for three awards. The Marianne Collins Honorary Scholarship, the Members of the 2014 Scholarship Selection Committee Honorary Scholarship, and the Vern and Paula Piantanida Scholarship. Recipients must be returning or transferring students who are attending full-time and have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0.


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Lynn Quarles Memorial Scholarship

There are no specific requirements stipulated for the Lynn Quarles Memorial Scholarship.

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Mildred and Louis Resnick Scholarships, in Memory of Joseph Y. Resnick

Louis and Mildred Resnick

Mildred and Louis Resnick, through their longstanding generosity and commitment to education and to the community, created a scholarship fund through which many Ulster County Community College students receive financial assistance. This scholarship, in Memory of Joseph Y. Resnick, established in the early 1980's, is available to returning full-time SUNY Ulster students. Preference is given to students who demonstrate financial need and public or community involvement, as well as academic ability.

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Professor Milton L. Reynolds Memorial Scholarship

Milton L. Reynolds was a professor and chairman of the Computer Information Systems/Computer Science Department at SUNY Ulster. Mr. Reynolds had been looking forward to spending his future years at the retirement home he and his wife had built in Little Falls, NY. He passed away, just days before his planned retirement.

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Rosakranse Family Scholarship

As longstanding members of the community, the Rosakranse Family established an endowed scholarship for the benefit of SUNY Ulster students. The Rosakranse Family Scholarship is intended to assist students who have demonstrated financial need and who are Ulster County residents. Recipients must have attained a cumulative GPA of 2.8 or greater. The recipient may be either an entering, returning or transferring student, enrolled full-time.

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The Colonel Harland Sanders Overcoming Obstacles Scholarship 

Colonel Harland Sanders

Few 65 year olds would be able to handle hearing rejection more than 1,000 times and keep going. But then Harland Sanders was no ordinary 65 year old. Whether it was the now iconic KFC or one of his earlier failed startups, Sanders never seemed to care about what was standing in his way. Instead, he only focused on clearing the obstacles on the road to success. The Colonel Harland Sanders Overcoming Obstacles Scholarship will be awarded to a volunteer in the Adolescents Working Assisting Restoring Empowering Nurturing Each Student Substantively (AWARENESS) Program. The student must be involved in the program for a minimum of six months to be qualified and must maintain a minimum 2.75 GPA while taking at least 12 credits.

 

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Professor Joseph K. Schwarz Memorial Scholarship

The Professor Joseph K. Schwarz Memorial Scholarship honors the memory of a former educator at Ulster County Community College. Professor Schwarz was considered a dedicated teacher and a unique individual, and a great inspiration to his students. There is no specific requirement stipulated for this award.

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Ashraf Shirazi Memorial Scholarship

Mrs. Ashraf Shirazi always realized the importance of higher education in one’s life and wished to be of support and encouragement for the younger generation.  A scholarship was established in her honor by Ashraf’s friends and family to assist an international student with financial need. 

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Skidmore Ulster County Scouting Award

The Ulster County Scouting Awards have been established by former Foundation Board member Frank Skidmore. The recipients, one male and one female, may be either returning or transferring students. Involvement in Scouting is a preference for this award.

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Professor Richard C. Smith Scholarship

Richard C. Smith

Ulster County Community College Professor Emeritus Richard Smith has established this scholarship to be awarded to returning or graduating and transferring Ulster County Community College students. There is no stated preference as to academic program.

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Clarence and Kathleen Spangenberger Memorial Scholarship

Bill and Kay Spangenberger were generous, community-minded individuals who firmly believed in the value of education.  Mr. Spangenberger, a Kingston native, left Standard Oil in 1933 to join the Cornell Steamboat Company in the accounts receivable department.  In 1954, he became head of the company.  He retired in 1975 at the age of 70.  Mrs. Spangenberger also worked for several different companies, including Harper Collins.  After retirement, they travelled around the world including to India and Australia.  In accordance with their bequest, the Clarence and Kathleen Spangenberger Memorial Scholarship will be awarded to entering, returning or transferring students who are residents of Ulster County.

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Hendrikus and Lena Spijker Memorial Scholarship

Mrs. and Mr. Jack Spyker-Oles

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