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A key part of fund raising at SUNY Cobleskill is endowed scholarship funds. Scholarships ensure students the opportunity to receive a quality education, providing a solid foundation for the rest of their lives. There are more than 70 scholarship funds currently established at SUNY Cobleskill. A complete list of our scholarship funds is below. To give to one of our scholarship funds, click here.

AAPC Scholarship:  A student who is an agriculture major and a member of AAPC (American Animal Producers Club) with a GPA of 2.75 or higher.
 
Harry Abrahamsen Scholarship:  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:  A continuing Equine major who has demonstrated financial need, academic promise and has been actively involved in student leadership initiatives. Preferred GPA of a least 2.5.

Agricultural Engineering Faculty Scholarship:  Agricultural Engineering continuing student with a 2.5 GPA or higher in all major curriculum courses and based on scholarship, campus activities and economic need.
 
Alumni Legacy Scholarship:  For incoming students who demonstrate academic excellence and have one or more parents who are College alumni. Consideration will also be given to students who have other family members as College alumni.
 
Alumni Margin of Excellence Scholarship:  For incoming students based on academic performance in high school and civic activities.
 
J. Roger Barber Scholarship:  For incoming students majoring in a Agricultural or Natural Resources major. Students must be from a rural area of NY, and have excellent citizenship, scholarship, and leadership skills. Financial need will also be considered.

Cole Barnard Scholarship:  Continuing Culinary Arts, Hospitality and Tourism associates degree student with a 3.0 GPA or greater.

William (Bill) Barton Scholarship:  For continuing Bachelor of Technology students majoring in Agriculture and Natural Resources with a 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:  Continuing students in Agricultural Engineering or Turfgrass Management who have completed 30 or more college credits and have a 2.5 or higher cumulative average at SUNY Cobleskill. Awarded to students who display potential for making a positive contribution to the agricultural engineering and/or turfgrass industry. Possess a high interest in golf course equipment design, manufacturing, and use. Outstanding campus citizen.
 
Roger Becker Agricultural Scholarship:  For incoming Associate or Bachelor of Technology students majoring in Animal Science or Agricultural Business.

Effie Bennett-Powe Scholarship:  Early Childhood students who have:
• Completed at least 30 credits
• documented financial need
• GPA of 3.0 or higher.
• Participate in a leadership experience in anti-bias/multicultural settings such as social agencies, clubs, letter writing campaigns, workshops, etc.
OR
• The course ECHD 251, Anti-Bias Strategies: A Human Relations Approach
George Berner Scholarship Endowment:  Criteria to be determined.
 
Hector Boiardi Memorial Scholarship:  For incoming Culinary Arts or Restaurant Management majors who have evidence of academic achievement and financial need.
 
Tom Bowes Scholarship Endowment:  Criteria to be determined.
 
Joanne Signor Braman Science Scholarship:  Applicant must be a student in Biotechnology, Chemical Technology, Histotechnology or Health Science Studies who has completed two semesters with a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Applicant must be active in college and civic activities.
 
Brinkman/Parker Scholarship Endowment:  Criteria to be determined.

William Brophy Scholarship:  Scholarship will be awarded to a continuing student in the Business Division with 2.75 GPA or greater. The recipient should demonstrate academic promise.
 
Abe and Rebecca Chavin Memorial Scholarship:  Awarded to incoming students who are pursuing Agricultural Engineering, Dairy Production & Management or an agricultural major. Preference is given to students from Rensselaer County with consideration given to Washington and Columbia County residents. Selection is based on high school academic performance and participation in school and civic activities.
 
Walter J. Clark BT Scholarship:  For continuing or internal transfer Bachelor of Technology students in an Agricultural and Natural Resources major. Students must have a 3.25 or higher college GPA and demonstrate active involvement in SUNY Cobleskill college and student activities. Student financial need will also be considered.
 
Class of 1956 Scholarship:  Continuing student with a 2.5 GPA or greater. A student leader with community involvement.

Cobleskill Auxiliary Services Scholarship:  Continuing student who received one of the following scholarships: Wheeler, Alumni Margin of Excellence, or Student Ambassador.

Donald & Susan Cohen Mathematics Scholarship:  Continuing student having a major in mathematics and a B average in all mathematics courses taken at Cobleskill, including at least Calculus I. The student must also have an overall GPA of at least 2.75.
 
Jill Collins-Suchocki Scholarship:  Awarded to a student from Cobleskill Richmondville High School.  Student must have at least an 80% high school average and financial need.
 
Margaret T. Cronin Scholarship Endowment:  Criteria to be determined.
 
Thomas J. Cronin Jr. Scholarship Endowment:  The scholarship is intended for a returning male veteran of the military who has not completed his education.  It is preferable that the candidate has begun but has not completed 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 chemisty.  A minimum GPA of 2.5 is required.  A student with financial need is preferred.
 
Joanne Darcy Crum Scholarship Endowment:  Criteria to be determined.
 
Dairy Fashions Scholarship:  Incoming students who must be involved with the dairy industry or be majoring in Dairy Production & Management and demonstrate good academic potential and an involvement in extra-curricular activities, with an emphasis on those related to agriculture and dairying.
 
Dewar Foundation Scholarship:  Awarded to an incoming or transfer student who is a graduate of Oneonta High School. The college may consider merit as well as need when awarding the scholarship, but they are not required.

Bob and Holly Emmons Turfgrass Scholarship:  Awarded to a continuing Turf student with a GPA of 2.5 or higher with a good work ethic who is committed to the turf grass industry.
 
Envirothon Scholarship:  Incoming students pursuing Agricultural and Natural Resources majors who participated in the annual New York State Envirothon.
 
Friends of the Barn Scholarship:  Criteria to be determined.
 
The Garden Club of Schenectady Scholarship:  For a continuing Plant Science student with a minimum GPA of 3.0.  Preferred student recipient will be a resident of Schenectady, Albany or Rensselaer counties.  Financial need is required.
 
Garrett, Myers and Friends Scholarship:  For incomining students from Middleburgh High School with financial need, and academic promise. Students must achieve a B average in regents' exams including English, History, Math, and Science.
 
Geerken-Ciminelli Scholarship:  For incomining students from Worcester Central School with financial need, and academic promise. Students must achieve a B average in regents' exams including English, History, Math, and Science.
 
John T. Glover II Memorial Award:  For incoming students who participated in the Schoharie County Liberty Partnership Program who have good academic potential.

Greenlees Scholarship:  Continuing student majoring in Business and Computer Technologies.

Dr. Thomas J. Haas and Mrs. Marcia J. Haas Scholarship:  For a returning Early Childhood BS student, with at least 22 completed credits, a minimum 3.0 GPA and demonstrated financial need.
 
Arkell Hall Foundation Scholarship:  For residents of Montgomery County (western Montgomery preferred) who show academic achievement and involvement in school and civic activities.
 
Marcia Hammond Germain Scholarship:  Awarded to continuing students based on academic achievement, college and community service and financial need.  Minimum GPA of 2.5 required.

Albie Harris Scholarship:  To a continuing student who is a resident of Schoharie County with a GPA of 2.5 or better. Recipient must demonstrate leadership and contributed time and service to the College and community.

William and Peter Haughton Memorial Scholarship:  Awarded to a continuing student pursuing an equine degree with concentration on work performed in the equine industry during the summer between freshman and senior year.

Gerald Hisert Scholarship:  Awarded each year to a returning business student.

Helen and Bernard Horowitz Scholarship:  Awarded to continuing students based on the applicant's GPA.
 
Jack Ingels Scholarship:  Awarded to a second year landscape contracting student, transferring into or continuing in the bachelor program.  GPA of 2.5 or higher is required.  Subject to renewal for one year if the student remains in the program and retains a GPA of 2.5 or higher.

International Student Scholarship:  Continuing international student in good standing.

Albert "Nick” Iorio Community Service Scholarship:  Continuing seniors who have completed a minimum of two semesters at SUNY Cobleskill. Awarded to students who by their actions and volunteer leadership, improve the quality of life on the college campus and in the Cobleskill community. Recipients shall be outstanding campus citizens.
 
John Deere Scholarship:  Incoming students majoring in the Agricultural Power & Machinery/John Deere program who have demonstrated academic achievement and participated in extracurricular activities.

Henrietta E. Kugler Bachelor of Technology Alumni Scholarship:  Continuing BT student who has completed at least 30 credit hours of the BT program, exclusive of the required internship. Also based on character, academic achievement, financial need and taking into consideration activities, service and membership with the Alumni Association.
 
Lori LeBarge Davenport Endowed Scholarship:  For a continuing Equestrian student with a minimum GPA of 3.0.  Student recipient should be a well rounded, dynamic, hardworking 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.
 
Loder Family Scholarship:  Incoming students with working experience at an agricultural farm with both financial need and academic promise.
 
Mark Lombardi Scholarship:  Criteria to be determined.

Ken & Betty Marshall Equestrian Scholarship:  Continuing equestrian student with a 2.75 GPA or higher who participates in the campus community.

Robert D. Marshall Scholarship:  Continuing BT Fisheries and Wildlife Major with a minimum of a 2.5 GPA. Good Community Citizen and dedicated to his/her field of study.

Merrill Family Foundation Scholarship:  Continuing students who demonstrate outstanding academic performance and active citizenship in the college and/or the community.

Steven A. Milavec Memorial Scholarship:  Continuing Business student from Otsego or Schoharie Counties majoring/minoring in Technology or a technology-related field with a 2.5 or above GPA.
 
Sam Miner Alumni Livestock Scholarship:  Incoming agriculture student or bachelor student majoring in beef and livestock.
 
Edward Mott Scholarship:  For incoming students pursuing Agricultural Engineering who have demonstrated academic potential, been involved in extracurricular activities and have financial need.
 
Phil and Joyce Muleedy Endowment:  Criteria to be determined.
 
K. Delphena Nessle Scholarship:  Continuing students who are enrolled in Early Childhood Division and demonstrates financial need and academic promise.

Stan & Pat Nevins Scholarship:  Continuing student with proven academic skills of a 2.5 GPA or higher, pursuing a teaching career in any field, and shows financial need.
 
O'Connor Foundation Scholarship:  For incoming students from Delaware County (contiguous counties also considered) who have demonstrated academic achievement and participated in extracurricular activities.  Students must achieve and maintain a 2.5 GPA or higher to renew scholarship.

Kevin and Roberta O'Donnell Endowed Scholarship:  For a returning student who demonstrates financial need with preference given to students enrolled in a Culinary or Business program.  A 2.5 or higher GPA is required.

Jane and Ken Olcott Scholarship:  Continuing BT student in Agriculture Engineering with a minimum of 3.0 GPA. Preference given to students with experience in Post Ag. Secondary Student. If eligible student with experience in PAS is not found, experience in other campus organizations will be considered. 
 
Meg Pearson Scholarship:  A transfer scholarship, for 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 of this scholarship must graduate with a 3.5 GPA or better. While at SUNY Cobleskill 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:  For incoming or returning students who are pursuing an Agricultural and Natural Resources major. Applicants must demonstrate academic achievement, exhibit strong leadership qualities and have actively participated in FFA and/or 4-H.
 
Lt. Col. Leo A. Polinsky Memorial Scholarship:  For Bachelor of Technology transfer students (preference given to internal transfers) majoring in an Agricultural or Natural Resources major. Students must have a 3.25 or higher college GPA.
 
Timothy J. Purcell and Tracy E. Cammer Purcell Endowed Scholarship:  For an incoming freshman with a GPA of 3.0 or higher who has lived in Schoharie County at least one year during their lifetime.  Renewable for a second year provided satisfactory academic progress is maintained.

Neal V. Robbins Presidential Scholarship Endowment
This scholarship is for students who have shown exceptional leadership in campus activities.
 
Hillary Rodham Clinton Scholarship:  Continuing non-traditional BT majoring in Business Technology.

Rua and Sons Scholarship:  Continuing Business students from Schoharie County with a GPA of at least 2.5 who demonstrate financial need.

Frank Ryder Scholarship:  Awarded to continuing students based on citizenship and leadership.

Schenectady Shrine Club Scholarship:  Continuing students who are residents of Schenectady County with a GPA of 2.5 or better. Preference will be given to children or grandchildren of Masonic members.
 
Schoharie County Community Scholarship:  For incoming students who are 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.

Gerald E. and Richard Schopinsky Scholarship:  The awarding of this Foundation scholarship is based on academic performance and community service. A minimum of four scholarships up to a maximum of eight scholarships will be awarded each year. The four shall consist of a freshman and sophomore (two year program) and junior and senior (in a four year academic program). The remaining scholarships (up to four) shall go to second year students in a two year program, for which the college was founded and that which the Schopinsky family members attended.

Dr. John F. Shear Endowed Scholarship:  Awarded to a continuing third year agricultural business student with at least 60 completed credits.  Consideration given to GPA.

George Henry Shepard and Ingrid L. Shepard Scholarship:  Awarded to an incoming female student majoring in John Deere Tech with input from Ag Engineering faculty.  The student should have a minimum GPA of 3.0 (B average).  Financial need is not required. 

Sidney-Gaffney Scholarship:  Awarded to continuing students based on academic performance.

Elbridge M. and Edna W. Smith Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship (PTK): The recipient of this scholarship shall be a continuing Liberal Arts & Sciences student who has demonstrated financial need and has earned a first semester or first year A (3.5+) average, thereby qualifying academically for Phi Theta Kappa membership.
 
Soil Science BT Scholarship:  For incoming Agriculture and Natural Resources or Returning Bachelor of Technology students specializing in Soil Science.
 
Stacy Family Scholarship Endowment:  Criteria to be determined.
 
SUNY Cobleskill Schoharie County Academic Achievement Scholarships:  For valedictorians and salutatorians at Schoharie County High Schools. It is part of the college's ongoing commitment to investing in the local community. The scholarship covers room and board for all valedictorians and salutatorians who enter into one of our baccalaureate programs. Students must maintain full-time status and a cumulative g.p.a. of 3.5 or higher, and be good campus citizens during their stay at the college to retain their scholarship. In addition, they will be Student Ambassadors, working with the Admissions Office.

The James and Debra Thatcher Family Endowed Scholarship:  Continuing student majoring in Early Childhood with a minimum GPA of 2.75.  Preferred student recipient should have financial need.  This scholarship is not automatically renewed, student recipients may reapply in subsequent years.
 
Dr. John Tryon Endowed Scholarship:  Awarded to a continuing Dairy Production Management major with a minimum GPA of 3.0.  Student should possess a high level commitment to the dairy industry.  Experience and success in youth dairy judging contests is preferred.  Financial need is not required.
 
Matt Tweedie Scholarship:  Continuing Ag major in the AAS or Bachelors program who is an active and participating member of the American Animal Producers Club.  Student must have at least a 2.5 GPA.  Preference is 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 degree at SUNY Cobleskill will be used for future growth) is also required.
 
VanDeusen/MacKay Scholarship:  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.
 
VICA Culinary Competition Scholarship:  Awarded to the first place winner of the Annual VICA Culinary Competition.
 
Michael R. Wacksman Endowed Scholarship:  For a continuing student with a minimum GPA of 2.5.  Student will be active in campus community including community service and participate in leadership workshops and leadership opportunities.  Financial need is required.
 
Jean Webb Williams Scholarship:  For incoming students who demonstrate academic achievement and participation in school and civic organizations. Students who have been dairy princesses are given preference.

Kirk D. Weicht, DVM Pre-Vet Scholarship:  Awarded to an 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 Scholarship:  Continuing senior who have completed a minimum of two semesters at SUNY Cobleskill. Awarded to students in the Agriculture Division. Recipients shall be academically successful and outstanding campus citizens who, by their actions, improve the quality of life on the SUNY Cobleskill campus.
 
Ray L. Wheeler Distinguished Scholarship:  Recognizes and rewards incoming students with strong academic standing and leadership qualities. Should be in the top 10% of their high school graduating 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 Bank Scholarship:  For incoming students who are residents of Schoharie County.
 
Peter Wilson Memorial Scholarship:  Awarded to incoming Schoharie County high school graduates with demonstrated academic performance and financial need.
 
Kenneth E. Wing Scholarship:  For incoming students in an Agricultural and Natural Resources major who are from a rural area of New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania or New England. Selection is based on citizenship, scholarship and leadership with extra consideration given to those with FFA or 4-H experience. Student financial need will also be considered. Established in honor of former SUNY Cobleskill President, Kenneth E. Wing.
 
Phyllis Winkelman Alumni Scholarship:  Awarded to incoming students based on high school academic performance and participation in school and civic activities.
 
Bruce and Anita Wright Scholarship Endowment:  Criteria to be determined.

Yono's Endowed Scholarship:  For a 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 (ZAP) Scholarship:  Applicant must be a continuing student and a dependant of a Cobleskill ZAP brother; GPA 2.75 or higher.
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