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 is 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, demonstrates financial need and maintains 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 grade point average of 3.5 or better, graduating in the top 10% of their class. (Application)
 
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 maintains a 3.0 grade point average or greater.
 
Diana Anders Scholarship: Established by Valerie Anders, this scholarship is awarded to a female student in need of financial assistance to help complete her education.​
 
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.
 
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 grade point average. 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.
 
Joanne G. Blumin ’63 Scholarship: Established by Marlene F. Blumin, in memory of her sister Joanne G. Blumin ’63, this scholarship is awarded to a student who is a junior or senior, demonstrates financial need and maintains a minimum 3.0 grade point average.
 
Brae Loch Inn Scholarship: Established by H. Grey and Doris Barr, this scholarship is awarded to a student from the Cazenovia Central 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, involved in extra-curricular activities such as student clubs, organizations, the local community and/or athletics.
 
Eric & Jonna Brown Scholarship: Established by Jonna and Eric Brown ’97, this scholarship is awarded to a returning 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 student who demonstrates financial need, strong academic and leadership qualities, and has successfully completed their freshman year at Cazenovia College.
 
Mac E. Cadaret Scholarship: Established in memory of Mac Cadaret, 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 who demonstrates 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 their 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 Chapman, by her husband, Howard Chapman, 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 1952 Scholarship: Established by alumni of the Class of 1952 and former trustee, James G. Webster III, 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 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 Corser ’24, by his wife Belle Jordan Corser ’24, this scholarship is awarded for academic excellence.
 
Dolly Lewis Craig Scholarship: Established in memory of Dolly Craig, by Norman Ridley and Dorothy Craig Ridley ’49, 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 Davison, 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 Watjen Dorflinger ’60, 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 Endowed Scholarship for Chemistry/Calculus: Established by Professor Emerita Harwant Dosanjh and friends, this scholarship is awarded to a current 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 Eagan, by his daughter Mary Martha Eagan, and his granddaughter, Margot Cheney Jacoby ’70, 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 demonstrate leadership or service consistent with the goals of their major.
 
Nancy LeValley Farley Scholarship: Established by Nancy LeValley Farley ’69, 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.
 
Laura Gerry Class of 1969 Park Hall Memorial Scholarship: Established by the Estate of Laura Gerry ’69, family and friends, this scholarship is awarded to a student with financial need, demonstrates successful academic performance, and is pursuing a degree in Human Services or Inclusive Education.
 
Liza Morton Gossett Scholarship: Established by Liza Morton Gossett ’69, 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.
 
Cynthia Beal Guiles Scholarship: Established by Jeremy S. and Cynthia Beal Guiles ’55, 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.​
 
Catherine McFarland Hamberger ’68 Scholarship: Established by Catherine McFarland Hamberger '68, this scholarship is awarded to a current 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 ’49, 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 Hawks, by the Hawks family, this scholarship is awarded to a student who exemplifies the caring strength of spirit and devotion of Richard.
 
Haylor, Freyer & Coon, Inc., Scholarship: Established by the Haylor, Freyer & Coon, Inc., this scholarship is awarded to a student enrolled in a business program.
 
Nancy Kelly Hershey ’67 Scholarship: Established by the Hershey Family Fund, this scholarship is awarded to current or admitted students who demonstrate successful academic performance in high school and has financial need.
 
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, this award is given annually to a graduating senior earning the All College Honors degree with the highest overall (cumulative four-year) grade point average.
 
LetterGraphics Scholarship in Advertising and Design: Established by LetterGraphics Inc., this scholarship is awarded to a returning sophomore who exemplifies performance and promise in the field of advertising design.
 
Pamela Rosenfield Levin '65 Scholarship: Established by Frances E. Rosenfield, Stuart Z. Levin, Betsy and Norman Samet, friends and family members. This scholarship is awarded to full-time seniors who are Human Services majors, with an Alcohol and Substance Abuse specialization, who are seeking the Credentialed Alcohol Substance Abuse Counselor (CASAC) education requirements for future certification as a New York State Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselor.
 
Lewis-Merrill Scholarship: Established by Richard S. and Marion Lewis Merrill ’48, this scholarship is awarded to a North Country resident who is a graduate of Belleville-Henderson Central School or Jefferson Community College
 
Robert & Marjorie Brown McKiernan Scholarship: Established by Stephen R. McKiernan, in memory of his parents, Robert McKiernan ’41 and Marjorie Brown McKiernan ’41, 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 grade point average or higher. Students are selected from the Division of Business and Management and the Division of Social and Behavioral Sciences, alternating year to year.
 
Marion Fontana Metalios Scholarship: Established in memory of Marion Fontana Metalios ’53, by her husband, James Metalios, and their daughters Marina and Eva, this scholarship is awarded to a prospective or currently enrolled student (priority is given to females) with a grade point average of 80/B or higher and whose parents have not graduated from college.
 
Margie Dobin Miller '69 Scholarship: Established by Margie Dobin Miller ’69, 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 Morgan, this scholarship is awarded to a returning sophomore who demonstrates excellence in interior design studies and requires financial assistance.
 
Dr. John S. & Enid Morris Scholarship: Established by Paul J. Schupf, scholarships are awarded to students 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. The number and amount of awards are coordinated with the Institutional Advancement and Financial Aid offices.

Hartwell P. & Nancy G. Morse Scholarship: Established by Hartwell and Nancy Morse, 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 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 Niroomand-Rad ’68, 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.
 
Martha Papworth O’Neill Class of 2000 Memorial Scholarship: Established by family and friends, in memory of Martha Papworth O’Neill ’00, this scholarship is awarded to a current student with financial need who demonstrates successful academic performance, who is majoring in history, English or communications.
 
Faye & Henry Panasci Award: Established by Faye and Henry Panasci, 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 ’76, this scholarship is awarded to a non-traditional student with financial need.
 
Nancy Nation Paton Scholarship: Established by Nancy Nation Paton ’70, this scholarship is awarded to a student with financial need.
 
Marjorie & Paul Petreikis Scholarship: Established by Marjorie and Paul Petreikis ’28, this scholarship is awarded to a student with financial need.
 
Picciano Family Scholarship: Established by the family, in honor of Louis Picciano, Jr., former trustee, and his daughters, who are alumnae of the College, this scholarship is awarded to a student with financial need.
 
Margery A. Pinet Scholarship: Established by Margery A. Pinet, Interim President (2015-2016), 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 Sorg Ramsay ’69, this scholarship is awarded to a junior or senior student who needs financial assistance to continue his or her studies at Cazenovia College.
 
Lynn Reynolds '04 Education Scholarship: Established by friends and family members, this scholarship is awarded to a current student in their junior or senior year who has demonstrated successful academic performance with a minimum 3.0 grade point average, who is enrolled in the Inclusive Elementary Education or Inclusive Early Childhood Education Program and who demonstrates the passion for teaching young children that will honor Lynn’s memory.
 
Margaret A. Rickett Scholarship: Established by Patricia Rickett Christakos ’77, in memory of her mother, Margaret Rickett, this scholarship is awarded to current or admitted students who demonstrate successful academic performance in high school and has financial need.
 
Ritter Interior Design Founder Scholarship: Established by Josef M. Ritter, this scholarship is awarded to a male student who has a 3.0 grade point average 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 Roy, 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 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 Salisbury, this scholarship is awarded to a returning student who shows academic and personal growth through their 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 Sayford Sedam ’64, this scholarship is awarded to a student who demonstrates an interest in the well-being of others through community service and volunteer efforts.
 
Katharine & Charles Sigety Award: Established by Katharine and Charles Sigety, this scholarship is awarded to a student who exemplifies academic excellence, leadership qualities and service.
 
Deborah Blount Smith ’73 Scholarship: Established by Deborah Blount Smith ’73, this scholarship is awarded to a student with financial need, successful academic performance and maintains a 3.5 grade point average.
 
Richard L. & Anne T. Smith Scholarship for Excellence in History: Established by Richard and Anne Smith, this scholarship is awarded to a current student at the junior level or above who has exhibited excellence in history, and 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 Stafford, 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 Wason, this scholarship is awarded to a student with financial need.
 
Lisa A. Watson Scholarship: Established in memory of Cazenovia College student, Lisa A. Watson (1973-1995), 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 Robert Webster’s honor, this scholarship is awarded to a student with financial need.
 
Caryl Levinson Weiss Scholarship: Established by Caryl Levinson Weiss ’66, this scholarship is awarded to a student with learning disabilities or an under-prepared student assigned to the Learning Center.
 
Dolly Weiss Scholarship: Established by Professor Emerita Dolores "Dolly" Weiss, this scholarship is awarded to a returning student who excels in the Psychology program and has completed at least three psychology courses.
 
Mark W. & Beulah M. Welch Scholarship: Established by 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, Trustee Emerita Barbara Wheler, 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 Dorothy and Jerome Wilson, this scholarship is awarded to a student with financial need.
 
Les & Jane Yury Scholarship: Established by Jane and Lester Yury ’36, this scholarship is awarded to a deserving student who has financial need.


Named Term Scholarships
Cazenovia College offers Term Scholarships 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.
 
Harriet B. Aronson Scholarship: Established by Steve and Anne Miller, is awarded to a student in the Interior Design program in memory of their mother, Harriet B. Aronson.
 
Claudia Clark '76 Scholarship: Established by Claudia G. Clark ’76, is awarded to a student with financial need.
 
Jeanne Moore Cordts '42 for Academic Excellence Scholarship: Established by Jeanne Moore Cordts ’42, is awarded to a returning student who has exhibited academic excellence by maintaining a minimum 3.25 grade point average.
 
Saaiyonna Cuffee Scholarship: Established by Lilliemae J. Ervin ’16, is awarded to a student with priority given to a student enrolled in the Project Reach program.
 
Bette Davis '60 Scholarship: Established by Bette Davis Stearns ’60, is awarded to a student with financial need.
 
Elliott Scholarship: Established by a faculty member, is awarded to a student with financial need.
 
Partricia Remley-White '86 Scholarship: Established by Christopher White, Jr. and Patricia Remley-White '86, is awarded to a student with priority given to an equine major or fashion major in that order.
 
Charlie &  Sarah Lehmann Skubas '66 Liberal Studies Scholarship: Established by Sarah Lehmann Skubas '66, is awarded to a student in the Liberal Studies program who demonstrates financial need.
 
Judith Hawley Taylor '62 Scholarship: Established Judith Hawley Taylor '62, is awarded to a student with financial need.
 
Gretchen Van Wart Tunkey '66 Scholarship: Established by Gretchen Van Wart Tunkey '66, is awarded to an eligible student.
  
 
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.
 
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: Established by the A. Lindsay & Olive B. O’Connor Foundation, 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.