Richard L. Brodsky Scholarship for Public Service
The Richard L. Brodsky Scholarship for Public Service was established to honor Brodsky’s legacy as a committed public servant. Brodsky, a 14-term New York State assemblyman from Westchester, chaired the Environmental Conservation, Corporations and Authorities, and Government Oversight committees.
Brodsky served the lower Hudson Valley for 27 years in the Assembly, where he brought forward nation-leading investigations, public interest lawsuits, and championed environmental, government accountability, and consumer protection legislation. He continued to participate in public service after his retirement. He passed away in April 2020.
Eligible undergraduate students must meet all guidelines and will have demonstrated a commitment to careers in public service upon graduation. An additional essay is required. Awards are to be used for tuition, books, or other educational expenses.
To apply for this scholarship, students must submit a personal essay stating their goals for a career in public service and how a degree from SUNY Empire will help them advance those goals. Applications are due by June 30.