Undergraduate Awards & Scholarships

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Environmental Science and Ecology Department Scholar

This award recognizes the most undergraduate outstanding scholar with a GPA of 3.0 or higher with more than 100 total credits (≥ 45 credits at Brockport) and able to graduate in December or May of an academic year. The nomination and selection process for this award is handled by faculty and staff from the department.

O’Reilly Scholarship

This fund has been established by Ann M. O’Reilly Donavin to support students studying science issues related to the environment. Students must (1) apply to enroll in the environmental science program at SUNY Brockport and be committed to environmental issues and/or the study of science as it relates to these environmental issues; (2) have a high school average of 88 or above, rank in the top 25% of their graduating class with SAT scores of 1040 (ACT23) or higher; (3) complete the scholarship instructions and essay form, submitting it with the required personal assay that addresses their academic performance to date, interest in and concern for environmental issues and their ability to successfully complete a degree in environmental science. The assistance is in the form of an educational expense grant, applied equally for two consecutive semesters.

Lawrence C. & Gabriella S. Albanese Wetlands Conservation Research Scholarship Fund

Lawrence and Gabriella Albanese delivered funds to eh Brockport Foundation, Inc. to establish the “Lawrence C. and Gabriella S. Albanese Wetlands Conservation Research Scholarship Fund”. They believe in the transformative power of higher education and are deeply committed to wetland conservation. This scholarship will serve to support and encourage students who are passionate about wetland conservation to become more involved in the field of study. It will be awarded to a current student in the Department of Environmental Science and Ecology who demonstrates both and interest in and understanding of the importance of wetland conservations.

Lawrence C. & Gabriella S. Albanese Wetland Conservation Student Research Support Fund

Lawrence and Gabriella Albanese established “The Lawrence C. and Gabriella S. Albanese Wetlands Conservation Student Research Support Fund” to support and encourage student participation in wetland conversation research. It may be used to purchase student research supplies and cover costs associated with travel to present their research. This investment is intended to create a fund that other alumni, emeriti, faculty, staff, and friends of the College can support to ensure students have the resources to participate in wetland conservation research.

Kenneth E. Damann Research Award

This award recognizes an undergraduate who has demonstrated an interest in, and dedication to, the study of aquatic ecology. The award was founded by Dr. and Mrs. Damann to stimulate and encourage undergraduate independent study and research in aquatic ecology. The nomination and selection process for this award is handled by faculty and staff from the department.

Terrestrial Research Award

This award recognizes an undergraduate who has demonstrated an interest in, and dedication to, the study of terrestrial ecology. The nomination and selection process for this award is handled by faculty and staff from the department.

Wetland Science Research Award

This award recognizes an undergraduate who has demonstrated an interest in, and dedication to, the study of wetland science. The nomination and selection process for this award is handled by faculty and staff from the department.

James and Carol ’94 Haynes Research Scholars Fund

This fund supports an annual summer undergraduate research award to a student in Environmental Science & Ecology with a minimum 3.0 GPA overall and in the major courses. A $3,200 stipend will be presented for eight-weeks of participation in summer research. Students are required to work on a project in support of, and mentored by, an Environmental Science and/or Biology Brockport faculty member. Research results must be presented at The SURP Fall Research Symposium and at least one external research conference. The nomination and selection process for this award is handled by a committee composed of three faculty from the department.


Summer Undergraduate Research Program

Although this program is not one that is restricted to undergraduate environmental science majors, many of our students have competed successfully for awards offered through this program. The stipend, requirements, and application process are similar to those for the James and Carol ’94 Haynes Research Scholars Fund. The selection process for this award is handled by a committee composed of faculty from the college.

Last Updated 7/22/21