The School of Business Administration and Economics is proud to offer our students awards and scholarships that are exclusively granted to majors in our programs. These scholarships and awards are educational expense grants; they are not related to aid programs. In other words, the monetary amount is deducted directly from the tuition bill. Below is a brief description of the current scholarships and awards offered through the School.
The Advantage Professionals Scholarship was established by Mr. Mark G. Pautler, president of AP Professionals. This scholarship provides financial assistance to an accounting major who exhibits excellence in the classroom and has high potential for success as an accounting professional.
The Allen V. Upton Award honors the memory of a 1979 graduate of the business administration and economics program who worked at Cantor Fitzgerald and died in the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. This award, established by Mr. Upton's family and friends, is intended to help a student gain the The College of Brockport education that was so important to Mr. Upton.
The Barbara and David Kowalczyk Memorial Award in Economics was established to honor the memories of Barbara & David Kowalczyk. Dave taught Economics at The College of Brockport for many years. This is an annual award for a student in the School of Business who exhibits excellence in the classroom, and has a strong history of community and extracurricular activities. Preference will be given to those with a strong economics background.
The Charles J. Ashworth Memorial Scholarship in Business and Economics recognizes outstanding business majors who strive for excellence and have high personal standards in academic, social, and professional environments. It is given by Mrs. Ashworth in memory of her husband, a local and national businessman.
The Frank Beltran Memorial Scholarship was established in memory of Frank Beltran, a dedicated faculty member who brought his real-world work experience into the classroom. This annual scholarship is awarded to a business student who has a financial need, and demonstrates the traits of collegiality, citizenship, dedication, and commitment to the community.
The Louis R. Desfosses, Sr. Scholarship in International Business was established to recognize an outstanding student in the International Business program who has demonstrated commitment to and potential for excellence in a career in international business. Dr. Desfosses served on the faculty in the School of Business Administration and Economics from 1979 to 2000.
The Raymond C. Shaheen Award in Business was founded by Mr. Shaheen, a member of the College Council since 1974 and a member of the Brockport College Foundation Board of Directors from 1977 to 1987. It recognizes a student showing academic excellence who has demonstrated an interest in a career in marketing.
The EFP Rotenberg LLP Scholarship, sponsored by EFP Rotenberg LLP is awarded to an accounting major currently in their senior year who will be completing the 150-hour curriculum requirement during the year for which the scholarship will be awarded. In addition to an annual educational expense grant, the scholarship recipient is eligible for an internship at EFP Rotenberg.
The Robert J. and Nancy B. Marino Business Leadership Scholarship is an endowed fund sponsored by Robert J. and Nancy B. Marino. This annual scholarship recognizes a student in our business programs who is at least a junior in standing. The recipient must demonstrate a strong work ethic, leadership qualities, and the potential for excellence in a future business career.
The Roy and Helen Doody Scholarship in Business was established by Joe and Peggy Doody. This scholarship will support a business student with junior standing who has demonstrated academic excellence, has a strong work ethic, and is committed to their community.
The Schmitt Foundation Scholarship in Business is awarded to an incoming third-year student accepted in the baccalaureate program in one of our business majors. The student has to have completed an associate's degree at an accredited college and have a proven record of academic successs.
The Shannon Adams Scholarship in Accounting was established by friends and classmates of Shannon, a former student who died in the September 11, 2001 terrorist attack. The scholarship is awarded to an accounting major who is a junior in status at the time of selection, and who demostrates commitment to and potential for excellence in the career of accounting.
Additionally the School of Business Administration and Economics nominates students for scholarships sponsored by other professional organizations such as: The New York State Society of CPA’s, The Financial Executives Institute, and the Turnaround Management Association, to name a few. Recognition awards (no monetary value) given by the school include the Departmental Scholar Award in Accounting, Business Administration, and International Business.
There are many more awards and scholarships at the college level that business majors are eligible for. We encourage and actively support our students in pursuing college level awards as well as those administered by external entities. Some examples include the Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence, Alumni Association Awards, and the Outstanding Adult Student Award. For more information on any of the above mentioned awards and scholarships, please call 585-395-2623 or stop by the main office in 119 Hartwell Hall.