Our Donors

Thank you to the alumni and friends who make these scholarships possible.


Adirondack Trust Company

The Adirondack Trust Company Scholarship With gratitude to Charles Wait, Jr. and The Adirondack Trust Company. The Adirondack Trust Company Scholarship was established by the Adirondack Trust Bank to provide scholarships for students residing in New York’s Capital...


Alfred Z. Solomon Charitable Trust

Alfred Z. Solomon Scholarship With gratitude to Victoria Garlanda and Harry Snyder, trustees of the Alfred Z. Solomon Charitable Trust. The Alfred Z. Solomon Scholarship assists students who are community college graduates residing in Saratoga County with...


Althea Luehrsen

Althea E. Luehrsen Scholarship Established through the generosity of alumna Althea Luehrsen ’02,’10. The scholarship is awarded to female students living in Erie County NY. A lifelong resident of Western New York, Ms. Luehrsen believes that continuing to give back...


Anibal Torres and Isabelle Wilczewski

Torres-Wilczewski Scholarship Established by former faculty member Dr. Anibal Torres and his wife Isabelle Wilczewski, the Torres-Wilczewski Scholarship is awarded to students in Central New York with a preference given to students of ethnic or racial minorities or...


Anonymous Donor

Western New York Part-Time Student Success The fund has been established by an anonymous donor to supplement funding for students residing in Western New York who find the demands of their job along with full-time study unworkable, to enable them to move to part-time...


Anonymous Donor

Latino Heritage Scholarship The Latino Heritage Scholarship was established by an anonymous donor to support students in Metropolitan New York City who trace their Hispanic/Latino heritage to Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, Cuba, Mexico, Central American or...


Black Male Initiative

Black Male Initiative Scholarship In 2009, the Black Male Initiative was formed at Empire State College’s Metropolitan Center, based in New York City, to address a major concern – reduced retention rates among black male students. Ensuring students re-enroll from...


Brian and Diane Pine

Brian Pine is a member of the class of 2005 with an undergraduate degree in Business Management and Economics. Brian retired in 2012 as Director of Facilities Operations at SUNY New Paltz after 30 years in NYS public facilities, and returned to New Paltz in 2013 to...


Catherine Szenczy

Szenczy Impact Scholarship The Szenczy Impact Scholarship was established by alumna Catherine Szenczy ’87. After a successful 40-year career in Healthcare Information Technology, Catherine is pursuing her passion for helping women build a better life for themselves...


Claudia Shacter-deChabert

Rosa Parks Scholarship The Rosa Parks Scholarship was established by alumna Claudia Shacter-deChabert to provide funds for a student in the Labor Graduate Program who shares the activist spirit of Ms. Rosa Parks. The scholarship is intended to help further the...


Crystal Scriber (in memory of)

Crystal Scriber Scholarship With gratitude to Reed Coughlan, on behalf of Crystal’s friends and colleagues. Professor Scriber was a mentor and full professor at the Utica Unit of Empire State College. Her main areas of educational interest were in the fine arts and...


David and Joy Mazzetti

Mazzetti Family Scholarship The Mazzetti Family Scholarship was established in 2015 through the generosity of David ’10 and Joy Mazzetti. The scholarship is available to undergraduate or graduate students with demonstrated financial need. Preference is given to...


David Theobald and Stat Staff Professionals

Stat Staff Professionals Nursing Scholarship The Stat Staff Professionals Scholarship was established in 2013 to support students pursuing a career in nursing. Stat Staff Professionals is a nurse-owned and operated health care staffing organization specializing in...


David Yamada

David Yamada ’99 Labor Relations Scholarship The David Yamada Labor Relations Scholarship was established for a deserving student with financial need in the graduate Labor and Policy Studies Program. David C. Yamada is a Professor of Law and founding Director of the...


Dianne and Daniel White

Dianne White is a faculty member in the Empire State College School of Nursing. She and hr husband Daniel established the scholarship in memory of Dan’s father Gene White.


Donald Milton

Robert Milton Memorial Scholarship The scholarship was created to honor the memory of Bob Milton, who passed away suddenly in 2008. The Bob Milton Scholarship will allow Bob’s spirit to live on in perpetuity as generations of worthy Empire State College students are...


Doris Goldberg

Joseph Goldberg Scholarship The Joseph Goldberg Memorial Scholarship is intended to assist students in the arts, helping professions, social theory or some combination of those areas who have made or show the potential to make significant, socially useful...


Dr. David A. Fullard

Fullard/Mills Scholarship for African-American Women The Fullard/Mills Scholarship for African-American Women, established in 2014, is awarded to female, African-American (including students who identify as black, African-American and Afro-Caribbean), undergraduate...


Dr. David A. Fullard

David A. Fullard Opportunity Scholarship In elementary and high schools, I never fully understood the sacrifices my mother, aunt and grandmother made to provide the emotional and financial support necessary for me to have a Catholic school education. Based on the...


Dr. John M. Beckem II

Dr. John M. Beckem II Scholarship Dr. John M. Beckem II is an Empire State College faculty member in Finance and Management Studies. Recipients of the Beckem Scholarship should demonstrate an interest in technology, and how current or future technologies may be used...


Dr. Kesiah Scully and Dr. David Seres

The Coxen-Ahr Memorial Scholarship The Coxen-Ahr Memorial Scholarship has been created to support deserving undergraduate students enrolled in the Business, Management and Economics program at SUNY Empire State College’s Metropolitan New York Center. The scholarship...


Dr. Louis Levine

Louis Levine Scholarship This scholarship was established in honor of Dr. Louis Levine, President of the New York College of Podiatric Medicine. It is intended to support students at the Harry Van Arsdale School of Labor with financial need who are active members of...


Dr. Nan M. DiBello

Dr. Nan M. DiBello is an Empire State College faculty member in the Public Affairs area of study, and served as the Dean of the Niagara Frontier region from 2003 to 2016.


Dr. Patricia Brozinsky

The Drs. James Gibson and Patricia Brozinsky Endowed Graduate Scholarship “And remember, the truth that once was spoken, to love another person is to see the face of God.” ~ Les Miserables The Drs. James Aloysius Gibson and Patricia Brozinsky Endowed Scholarship was...


Dunkirk-Fredonia AAUW

Dunkirk-Fredonia American Association of University Women (AAUW) Scholarship With gratitude to Joyce Haines, of the former Dunkirk-Fredonia AAUW branch. Originally established in 1992 by the Dunkirk-Fredonia branch of the American Association of University Women,...


Dyson Foundation

Dyson Foundation Scholarship in Nursing With gratitude to Robert Dyson, Executive Director of the Dyson Foundation. The Dyson Foundation is committed to the Mid-Hudson Valley and to improving and enhancing the quality of life in the region for all of its residents,...


Edwin and Ruth Decker

Edwin and Ruth Decker ’74 Scholarship “When it came time to leave Long Island, we wanted to leave something behind; something that would make a difference, something permanent, and something that would reflect Ruth’s affection for and gratitude to Empire State...


Family, friends and former colleagues of George P. Pilkey

George P. Pilkey, teacher, mentor, counselor, devoted father and grandfather, Adirondack 46er, and nature lover died on February 11, 2019 doing what he loved most, hiking and communing with nature. George worked for many years at Empire State College as a professor...


Federation Board Governors

Jeanne Brockmann Scholarship With gratitude to the Alumni/Student Federation Board of Governors. Dr. Jeanne Brockmann served SUNY Empire State College since its inception. She was a devoted colleague and friend to administrators, faculty, students and alumni. When a...


Federation Board of Governors

Alumni/Student Federation Scholarship The Alumni/Student Federation Scholarship was established by the Alumni/Student Federation to assist current students as they pursue their studies at Empire State College.