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Scholarship Opportunities

John R. Halstead Family Leadership in Higher Education Award

The scholarship is awarded to one student who demonstrates strong academic achievement and leadership skills through service to the College and/or community. The recipient must also show genuine commitment to a career in higher education and further studies in student development.

This $1,000 award is made possible through the generosity of Dr. John R. and Mrs. Kathleen A. Halstead.

To be considered for the John R. Halstead Family Leadership in Higher Education Award, applicants must:

  • Be entering their junior or senior year at The College at Brockport during the semester following receipt of the award. Applicants must also have an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  • Write a 500-word essay responding to the following question:
    Essay Topic: How have your academic studies, leadership experiences and extra-curricular activities contributed to your personal and professional development and enabled you to demonstrate commitment to higher education and student development?
    Please note: You should NOT try to discuss every course you have had or extra-curricular activity you have participated in. Be selective, focus on those that have helped shape your future involvement in the field of higher education, and explain their benefits for yourself as clearly as you can without exceeding 500 words.
  • Include two letters of recommendation from individuals other than relatives.

To apply for this award, visit the Online Scholarship Portal.

Please note, students may not receive this award more than once in their college career.

Donald and Gloria Huot Excellence in Leadership Award

The scholarships support two students entering their junior year who demonstrate strong academic achievement and leadership skills through service to the College and/or community. Preference will be given to first generation college students.

These $1,000 awards are made possible through the generosity of Dr. Anne Huot, Provost, in honor and appreciation of her parents, Donald and Gloria Huot.

To be considered for the Donald and Gloria Huot Excellence in Leadership Awards applicants must:

  • Must be entering their junior or senior year at The College at Brockport during the semester following receipt of the award. Applicants must also have an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  • Write a 750-word essay responding to the following question, and attach the essay to the application form:
    Essay Topic: How have your academic studies, leadership experiences and extra-curricular activities contributed to your personal development and future plans?
    Please note: You should NOT try to discuss every course you have had or extra-curricular activity you have participated in. Be selective, focus on the most significant courses and activities, the ones which have helped make you the person you now are, and explain their benefits for yourself as clearly as you can without exceeding 250 words.
  • Include two letters of recommendation from individuals other than relatives.

This scholarship is currently not being awarded.

Elaine Leshnower Scholarship in Social Equality

The deadline to apply for this award is April 1.

PHILOSOPHY and PURPOSE
Elaine Leshnower has created an endowed fund within the State University College at Brockport Foundation, Inc. (the Brockport Foundation) to be used for the purpose of establishing a campus-wide scholarship to support social equality at The College at Brockport.

Elaine Leshnower is a 1961 (B.S. in Education) and 1998 (M.S. in Education) graduate of The College at Brockport and the former President of the Brockport Alumni Association (1992-94). In addition to her professional careers in teaching and business, Elaine has volunteered throughout her adult life in politics as an aide, campaign coordinator, campaign consultant and campaign manager for state, local and national Democrats, including Congresswoman Louise Slaughter and former Brighton Town Supervisor Sandra Frankel.

ELIGIBILITY and CRITERIA

Students must:
1. Demonstrate academic excellence as judged by the College-Wide Awards Committee. A minimum 3.0 cumulative grade point average is required to be eligible for this scholarship.
2. Have completed a minimum of 54 credits to have earned junior or senior status.
3. Have declared a major program of study. Students with any declared major may apply; applicants studying Political Science will be strongly considered.
4. Demonstrate a concern for social equality through community service, social justice, tolerance, diversity and inclusiveness through a 1,000-word essay outlining his/her activities related to social equality while at Brockport.

To apply for this award, visit the Online Scholarship Portal.

Please note, students may not receive this award more than once in their college career.