Endowed Scholarships

Scholarships are a critical source of support for student financial aid, ensuring that talented and motivated students will have access to available resources to pursue their education. Cazenovia College is grateful to the many thoughtful donors whose gifts make these scholarship funds possible for our students.
 
Endowed Scholarships

175th Anniversary Scholarship: Established by Linda A. and Liston A. Witherill, with additional support from the College’s 175th Anniversary Gala, this scholarship is awarded to a student with financial need.

Richard & Marilyn Alberding Scholarship: Established by Richard and Marilyn Alberding, this scholarship will be awarded to eligible students jointly selected by the offices of Admissions and Academic Affairs, who are pursuing a BS or BA in natural sciences or mathematics, demonstrate financial need and maintaining a 3.0 grade point average.

Alpha Chi Student Scholarship: Established by Alpha Chi students, families and friends, this scholarship is awarded to an inducted Alpha Chi member, and therefore a senior with a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or better, and graduating in the top 10% of his/her class. (Application)

Diana Anders Scholarship: Established by Valerie Anders, this scholarship is awarded to a Cazenovia College student who is also a single mother.

Col. Warren Lee Ammentorp (USMC Ret.) Scholarship: Established by Janet Ammentorp, this scholarship is awarded to a student who demonstrates financial need; is a sophomore, junior or senior majoring in English; and maintaining a 3.0 grade point average or greater.

Arkell Hall Foundation Scholarship: Established by the Arkell Hall Foundation, this scholarship is awarded to a student from western Montgomery County first, or to a student from eastern Montgomery County.

Cynthia Jane Beal, Class of 1955 Scholarship: Established by Cynthia Beal Guiles, alumna 1955, and her husband Jeremy S. Guiles, this scholarship is awarded to a student who is enrolled in a course of study in the field of Education, demonstrates successful academic performance and has financial need.

Kathleen Bice Scholarship: Established by Kathleen Bice, this scholarship is awarded to a junior or senior student who demonstrates financial need, is majoring in Human Services and who maintains a minimum 3.0 GPA. Preference is given to students studying domestic violence, or an aspect of health care; recipients will possess an excellent work ethic and have demonstrated the ability to overcome challenges, and whose character reflects kindness/generosity and leadership potential.

Brae Loch Inn Scholarship: Established by H. Grey and Doris Barr, this scholarship is awarded to a student from the Cazenovia School District.

Jim G. Brock, Jr. McQuaid Jesuit Scholarship: Established by Jim G. Brock, Jr., this scholarship is awarded to a student who is a graduate of McQuaid Jesuit High School, Rochester, NY, in good academic standing, and involved in extra-curricular activities such as student clubs, organizations, the local community and/or athletics.

Eric & Jonna Brown Scholarship: Established by Eric Brown, alumnus 1997, and his wife Jonna, this scholarship is awarded to a returning Cazenovia College student who is enrolled as a business major in the bachelor of science degree program, or a business management major in the bachelor of professional studies program, who maintains a 3.0 grade point average and demonstrates financial need.

Albert J. & Rev. Karen V. Budney Scholarship: Established by Albert and Karen Budney, this scholarship is awarded to a current Cazenovia College student who demonstrates financial need, strong academic and leadership qualities, and has successfully completed his or her freshman year at Cazenovia College.

Mac E. Cadaret Scholarship: Established in memory of Mac, by his wife Christine, this scholarship is awarded to a student majoring in Equine Studies.

Cazenovia Business & Professional Scholarship: Established by the Cazenovia business and professional community, this scholarship is awarded to an adult Cazenovia resident attending classes on a full or part time basis.

Cazenovia College Alumni Scholarship: Established by the Central New York Alumni Chapter, this scholarship is awarded to a student based on academic achievement and financial need.

Cazenovia College Auxiliary Scholarship: Established by the former College Auxiliary, this scholarship is awarded to a student demonstrating special concern for the welfare of the College.

Cazenovia College Faculty Scholarship for the Most Improved Student: Established by the faculty of the College, this scholarship is awarded to the sophomore student who has shown the most improvement in academic performance and personal growth during his or her freshman year.

Cazenovia College Faculty Scholarship for Students: Established by faculty of the College, this scholarship is awarded to a student exemplifying outstanding academic performance and participation in the life of the College.

Cazenovia Community Scholarship: Established by Cazenovia residents, this scholarship is awarded to a student from the Cazenovia area who has demonstrated concern for and support of Cazenovia and its environs.

Bess Chapman Memorial Award: Established in memory of Bess, by her husband Howard, this scholarship is awarded to a non-traditional student with qualities that exemplify the exceptional character and spirit of the College’s dear friend and supporter, Bess Chapman.

Richard, Margaret & Ann Clark Scholarship: Established by Margaret and Richard Clark, this scholarship is awarded to a student with imagination and vision.

Class of 1946 Scholarship: Established by alumni of the Class of 1946, this scholarship is awarded to a student with financial need.

Class of 1947 Scholarship: Established by alumni of the Class of 1947, this scholarship is awarded to a student with financial need.

Class of 1948 Scholarship: Established by alumni of the Class of 1948, this scholarship is awarded to a student with financial need.

Class of 1949 Scholarship: Established by alumni of the Class of 1949, this scholarship is awarded to a student with financial need.

Class of 1953 Scholarship: Established by alumni of the Class of 1953, this scholarship is awarded to a student with financial need.

Class of 1958 Scholarship: Established by alumni of the Class of 1958, this scholarship is awarded to a student with financial need.

Class of 1959 Scholarship: Established by alumni of the Class of 1959, this scholarship is awarded to a student with financial need.

Class of 1962 Scholarship: Established by alumni of the Class of 1962, in memory of Jane Allen, this scholarship is awarded to a student with financial need.

Class of 1964 Scholarship: Established by alumni of the Class of 1964, this scholarship is awarded to a student with financial need.

Class of 1967 Scholarship: Established by alumni of the Class of 1967, this scholarship is awarded to a student with financial need.

Class of 1968 Scholarship: Established by alumni of the Class of 1968, this scholarship is awarded to a student with financial need.

Class of 1969 Scholarship: Established by alumni of the Class of 1969, this scholarship is awarded to a student with financial need.

Class of 1970 Scholarship: Established by alumni of the Class of 1970, this scholarship is awarded to a student with financial need.

Class of 1972 Scholarship: Established by alumni of the Class of 1972, this scholarship is awarded to a student with financial need.

Class of 1973 Scholarship: Established by alumni of the Class of 1973, this scholarship is awarded to a student with financial need.

Class of 1976 Scholarship: Established by alumni of the Class of 1976, this scholarship is awarded to a student with financial need.

Winifred E. Coleman Scholarship: Established by alumni and friends in honor of former dean of students and Cazenovia College trustee emerita Winifred E. Coleman, this scholarship is awarded to a student with financial need.

Robert S. & Barbara Constable Scholarship: Established by Robert S. and Barbara Constable, this scholarship is awarded to a student who has satisfactorily completed one year at the College but is unable to continue due to financial reasons.

Russell E. Corser Award: Established in memory of Russell, by his wife Belle, this scholarship is awarded for academic excellence.

Dolly Lewis Craig Scholarship: Established in memory of Dolly, by Norman Ridley and Dorothy Craig Ridley, alumna 1949, this scholarship is awarded to a student enrolled in the Early Childhood Education Program who recognizes the importance of teaching and working with young children.

Hallie Davison ’58 Scholarship: Established by Hallie, this scholarship is awarded to a current or new student who is enrolled as a Human Services major, either in the Counseling and Mental Health Program or the Social Services for Children and Youth Program, who maintains a 3.0 grade point average and who demonstrates financial need.

Joan Watjen Dorflinger Memorial Scholarship: Established in memory of Joan, alumna 1960, by friends, this scholarship is awarded to recognize that friendship and peer support adds an important dimension to the Cazenovia College experience.

Harwant K. Dosanjh Scholarship: Established by Harwant Dosanjh and friends, this scholarship is awarded to a current Cazenovia College student who has excelled in calculus and/or chemistry and preferably has financial need.

Leo T. Eagan, Former Trustee, Scholarship: Established in memory of Leo, by his daughter Mary Martha Eagan, and his granddaughter Margot Cheney Jacoby, alumna 1970, this scholarship is awarded to a student devoted to community improvement.

Emerson Scholarship: Established by the Fred L. Emerson Foundation, this scholarship recognizes academic program success for currently enrolled students. Students must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5, and must demonstrate leadership or service consistent with the goals of their major.

Nancy LeValley Farley Scholarship: Established by Nancy LeValley Farley, alumna 1969, this scholarship is awarded to an outstanding student who plans to pursue a career in the field of business.

Former Trustees Scholarship: Established by former trustees of the College, this scholarship is awarded to a student with financial need.

Liza Morton Gossett Scholarship: Established by Liza, alumna 1969, this award honors courage, scholarship and adventure.

Mary Rose Greene Scholarship: Established by Mary Rose Greene’s family, this scholarship is awarded to an outstanding junior or senior student pursuing a degree in the Social Sciences.

Catherine McFarland Hamberger ’68 Scholarship: Established by Catherine McFarland Hamberger ’68, this scholarship is awarded to a current Cazenovia College student who demonstrates successful academic performance and who is majoring in education or human services.

Neil F. & Beverly Orton Harden Scholarship: Established by Neil and Beverly Orton Harden, alumna 1949, this scholarship is awarded with priority given to students from Camden Central School District and Oneida County.

Gertrude Spross Hart Scholarship: Established in memory of Gertrude Spross Hart, by her daughter, Harriet Hart Christakos, this scholarship is awarded to a student with financial need.

Richard H. Hawks Scholarship: Established in memory of Richard, by the Hawks family, this scholarship is awarded to a student who exemplifies the caring, strength of spirit and devotion of Richard Hawks.

Haylor, Freyer & Coon, Inc., Scholarship: Established by the Haylor, Freyer & Coon Agency, this scholarship is awarded to a student enrolled in a business program.

Jephson Educational Trusts Scholarship: Established in memory of Lucretia Davis Jephson, this scholarship is awarded to students with financial need.

John H. & Polly B. Koerner Scholarship: Established by John and Polly Koerner, this scholarship is awarded to a student who exemplifies enthusiasm and dedication to studies as well as involvement in community life.

Stephanie F. Leeds All College Honors Program Award: Established by Stephanie F. Leeds, the award is given annually to a graduating senior earning the All College Honors degree with the highest overall (cumulative four-year) GPA.

LetterGraphics Scholarship in Advertising Design: Established by LetterGraphics Company in Syracuse, this scholarship is awarded to a returning sophomore who exemplifies performance and promise in the field of advertising design.

Robert & Marjorie Brown McKiernan Scholarship: Established by Stephen R. McKiernan, in memory of his parents who were alumni of Cazenovia College, this scholarship is awarded to an incoming student with a 90 average or higher who demonstrates financial need, or an upper class student who maintains a 3.0 GPA or higher. Students are selected from the Division of Business and Management and the Division of Social and Behavioral Sciences, alternating year to year.

Lewis-Merrill Scholarship: Established by Richard S. and Marion Lewis Merrill, alumna 1948, this scholarship is awarded to a North Country resident who is a graduate of Belleville-Henderson Central School or Jefferson Community College.

Marion Fontana Metalios Scholarship: Established in memory of Marion, alumna 1953, by her husband James and their daughters Marina and Eva, this scholarship is awarded to a prospective or currently enrolled student (priority is given to females) with a GPA of 80/B or higher and whose parents have not graduated from college.

Margie Dobin Miller '69 Scholarship: Established by alumna Margie Dobin Miller, this scholarship is awarded to a student in good academic standing with financial need. Preference will be given to high school graduates from Nassau or Suffolk counties, Long Island, New York.

Karina K. Mitchell Scholarship: Established by her parents, this scholarship is awarded to a student whose academic and co-curricular activities reflect favorably on the College and the community.

Elsbeth W. & Charles B. Morgan Scholarship in Interior Design: Established by Elsbeth and Charles, this scholarship is awarded to a returning sophomore who demonstrates excellence in interior design studies and who requires financial assistance.

Dr. John S. & Enid Morris Scholarship: Four scholarships (Art & Design; Social & Behavioral Sciences; Business & Management; and Humanities, Natural Sciences & Education), established by Paul J. Schupf, are awarded to juniors who demonstrate superior citizenship and academic excellence by being listed on the Dean’s list. Students must demonstrate positive involvement in the College community, through recognized activities.

Hartwell P. & Nancy G. Morse Scholarship: Established by Hartwell and Nancy, this scholarship is awarded to a student with financial need.

Michael M. Muchisky, Ph.D. Scholarship: Established by the family and friends of Michael Muchisky, this scholarship is awarded to a current Cazenovia College student or a student admitted to study at Cazenovia College who demonstrates successful academic performance in high school; is majoring in psychology; and has ranked in the top 25% of his or her prior-year academic program.

New Jersey Alumni Scholarship: Established by the New Jersey Alumni Chapter, this scholarship is awarded to a student with financial need.

Azam Niroomand-Rad Scholarship: Established by Azam, alumna 1968, this scholarship is awarded to an international student (not Citizens or Permanent Residents of the U.S.) who demonstrates successful academic performance in high school or college and who intends to pursue a Bachelor of Science degree which includes the fields of mathematics, physics, chemistry or biology. Preference shall be given first to international female students, and then to international male students.

L. Richard & Mary Pat Oliker Scholarship: Established by L. Richard Oliker, this scholarship is awarded to a junior who excels academically and has financial need.

Oneida Savings Bank Scholarship: Established by Oneida Savings Bank, this scholarship is awarded to a student with financial need.

Faye & Henry Panasci Award: Established by Faye and Henry, this scholarship is awarded to a student who exemplifies academic achievement, leadership and service.

Janice Schmidt Panasci Scholarship: Established by David and Janice Schmidt Panasci, alumna 1976, this scholarship is awarded to a non-traditional student with financial need.

Martha Papworth O’Neill Class of 2000 Memorial Scholarship: Established by family and friends in memory of Martha, this scholarship is awarded to a current Cazenovia College student with financial need who demonstrates successful academic performance, who is majoring in history, English or communications.

Nancy Nation Paton Scholarship: Established by Nancy, alumna 1970, this scholarship is awarded to a student with financial need.

Marjorie and Paul Petreikis Scholarship: Established by Marjorie and Paul, alumnus 1928, this scholarship is awarded to a student with financial need.

Picciano Family Scholarship: Established by the family, this scholarship honors Louis Picciano, Jr., former trustee, and his daughters, who are alumnae of the College. It is awarded to a student with financial need.

Margery A. Pinet Scholarship: Established by Margery, professor emerita of English at Cazenovia College (1979–2006), her sister Marsha A. Dishman, friends and colleagues, this scholarship is awarded to a current sophomore, junior or senior who is enrolled in the honors program.

Leslie Sorg Ramsay Scholarship: Established by Leslie, alumna 1969, this scholarship is awarded to a junior or senior Cazenovia College student who needs financial assistance to continue his or her studies at Cazenovia.

Lynn Reynolds `04 Education Scholarship: Established by friends and family members, this scholarship is awarded to a current student in his or her junior or senior year who has demonstrated successful academic performance with a minimum GPA of 3.0, who is enrolled in the Elementary Education or Inclusive Education Program at Cazenovia College and who demonstrates the passion for teaching young children that will honor Lynn’s memory.

Ritter Interior Design Founder Scholarship: Established by Josef M. Ritter, this scholarship is awarded to a male student who has a 3.0 GPA or higher, is an Interior Design major and demonstrates financial need.

Rochester Alumni Chapter Scholarship: Established by the Rochester Alumni Chapter, this scholarship is awarded to a student from the greater Rochester area who exemplifies academic achievement and has financial need. Preference is given to descendants of Cazenovia College alumni.

Donald Roy Memorial Scholarship: Established by his family and faculty/staff of the College, in memory of Donald, Professor of Biology at Cazenovia College (1965 1991), this scholarship is awarded to a student in science or equine studies.

Jill Hebl St. Clair Scholarship: Established by James H. St. Clair in memory of Jill Hebl St. Clair ’62, this scholarship is given to a female Cazenovia College student with financial need who excels academically and is entering her first or second year of College.

Tonia M. & Robert B. Salisbury Scholarship: Established by Tonia and Robert, this scholarship is awarded to a returning student who shows academic and personal growth through his/her College experience. Preference is given to minority students.

David, Marc, & Jonathan Schneeweiss Scholarship: Established by Stephen Schneeweiss, this scholarship is awarded to a child of a College faculty/staff member.

Barbara Sayford Sedam Scholarship: Established by Barbara, alumna 1964, this scholarship is awarded to a student who demonstrates an interest in the well-being of others through their community service and volunteer efforts.

Katharine & Charles Sigety Award: Established by Katharine and Charles, this scholarship is awarded to a student who exemplifies academic excellence, leadership qualities and service.

Richard L. & Anne T. Smith Scholarship for Excellence in History: Established by Richard and Anne Smith, this scholarship is awarded to a current Cazenovia College student at the junior level or above who has exhibited excellence in history, and who has completed the required historical research course at Cazenovia College. First preference will be given to students who graduated from Canastota Central High School, and secondary preference to students who graduated from another Madison County High School.

Margaret Stafford Scholarship: Established in memory of Margaret, Professor Emerita of Sociology at Cazenovia College (1975 1993), lover of women’s issues and the history of U.S. First Ladies. This scholarship is awarded to a female student whose leadership abilities and promise for the future have been enhanced by her Cazenovia College experiences.

Jay & Martha Wason Scholarship: Established by Jay and Martha, this scholarship is awarded to a student with financial need.

Lisa A. Watson Scholarship: Established in memory of Cazenovia College student Lisa A. Watson (1973 1994), this scholarship is awarded to the junior or senior commuting student who best exemplifies a commitment to the College and an enthusiasm for learning.

Robert C. Webster Memorial Scholarship: Established by the former trustees of the College in his honor, this scholarship is awarded to a student with financial need.

Caryl Levinson Weiss Scholarship: Established by Caryl, alumna 1966, this scholarship is awarded to a student with learning disabilities, or to an under-prepared student assigned to the Learning Center.

Dolly Weiss Scholarship: Established by Dolly, this scholarship is awarded to a returning student at Cazenovia College who excels in the Psychology program, and has completed at least three psychology courses.

Mark W. & Beulah M. Welch: Established by the late Mark and Beulah Welch, this scholarship is awarded to a student from Western New York, who graduated from a modest-sized secondary school.

Barbara C. Wheler Scholarship: Established by Bradford G. Wheler, in honor of his mother Barbara, trustee emerita, this scholarship is awarded to a female student in her junior year who shows a commitment to community and public service.

Dorothy A. & Jerome M. Wilson Scholarship: Established by the late Dorothy and Jerome, this scholarship is awarded to a student with financial need.

Les & Jane Yury Scholarship: Established by the late Jane and Lester Yury, alumnus 1936, this scholarship is awarded to a deserving student who has financial need.
 
Term Scholarships

Cazenovia College offers a Term Scholarship Program to assist students who meet specific eligibility criteria. Donors create a named fund for a minimum of three years to assist with annual student financial aid needs. All eligible students are considered for the Term Scholarship Program. Award recipients are determined by the Associate Dean for Financial Aid.

The Honorable Catherine M. Bartlett `80 Scholarship: This three-year term scholarship was established in 2012 by Judge Bartlett to be awarded to an eligible Cazenovia College student in the Equine Business Management program.

The Claudia Clark `76 Scholarship: This three-year term scholarship was established in 2012 by Claudia Clark to be awarded to an eligible Cazenovia College student.

The Elliot Scholarship: This three-year term scholarship was established in 2012 by Joni Koegel to be awarded to an eligible Cazenovia College student.

Rhonda Finby '80: This three-year term scholarship was established in 2013 by alumna Rhonda Finby to be awarded to a student in any program of study with financial need.

Sally Rollins Meinweiser '49 Scholarship: This three-year term scholarship was established in 2012 by alumna Sally Meinweiser to be awarded to a first-year or returning student.

Project REACH Scholarship: This three-year term scholarship was established in 2013 by Audrey Dreier-Morrison and Bill Morrison to be awarded to a Cazenovia College student who is enrolled in the Project REACH program, and who requires additional financial aid assistance to continue his or her education.

The Saidel Family Scholarship: This five-year term scholarship was established in 2012 by Dr. & Mrs. Robert N. Saidel to be awarded to a returning Cazenovia College student in the Art & Design program.

Merrill Metzger Wiechmann '68 Scholarship: This three-year term scholarship was established in 2012 by alumna Merrill Wiechmann to be awarded to a student in the English program.

Additional Named Scholarship Funds
Catherine Cummings Scholarship: Established by the Gorman Foundation in honor of Catherine Cummings Gorman, Class of 1925, the student recipient will demonstrate financial need and academic excellence on the high school level. The student recipient must reside in campus housing and maintain a 3.0 grade point average while attending Cazenovia College.

Key Bank Scholarship: Grant funds awarded by Key Bank of Central New York assist students who are New York residents, preferably from the Central New York region.

Noonan Dean’s List Scholarship: Established by the Noonan Family, a fund administered by the Vedder Foundation at Bucknell University provides scholarships for freshmen students who achieve the Dean’s List at the end of the fall semester.

A. Lindsay & Olive B. O’Connor Foundation Scholarships: Grant funds awarded to Cazenovia College by the O’Connor Foundation are used to provide financial assistance to eligible students from Delaware County.

Leland Stanford Scholarship: Established by James G. Webster III and administered by the Central New York Community Foundation, this award is made annually to a Central New York incoming student who demonstrates the qualities of entrepreneurial spirit and social commitment as exemplified by Leland Stanford, who studied at Cazenovia Seminary from 1841-1845.
 
Scholarships are awarded in accordance with College policy and administered by the Enrollment Services Center, which is responsible for ensuring compliance with federal and state regulations concerning aid disbursements.

Summer Session I - July

  • Summer Term Begins
    May 20 2015
  • Memorial Day Holiday
    May 25 2015
  • Summer Term Ends
    Jul 1 2015