SUNY Oneonta


Sextilla Dunker and Francis K. Todd Scholarships
These scholarships are given to the department in memory of Sextilla Dunker and Francis K. Todd, who did outstanding work for the New York State Federation of Home Bureaus. These scholarships are awarded to two upperclassmen majoring in one of the Human Ecology programs at SUNY Oneonta. These students must show exceptional promise as leaders in the profession. Recipients must be residents of one of the counties in the Bureau.While the department collects application information, final selection is made by a selection committee appointed by the Bureau. The amount the scholarships may vary, but range from $400 - $600 annually.

Oneida County Scholarship
This scholarship is available to a resident of Oneida County who is majoring in one of the programs in Human Ecology at S.U.N.Y. Oneonta. Preferences are given to upper-classmen with outstanding academic records, who participate in department activities and organizations and show leadership potential. The amount of the scholarship varies, but this year is $300.

The Human Ecology Scholarship
This scholarship was endowed with gifts from retired and current faculty members and memorials. It is awarded to a sophomore, junior or senior with a minimum overall GPA of 2.5 majoring in one of the Human Ecology programs. The student must take an active role in department activities and student organizations and display leadership potential. The student must attend Oneonta during the awarded scholarship year.  The scholarship is approximately $1,000 per year.

The Tobey Scholarship
Any Human Ecology major may apply.  Students must show financial need, extracurricular activities and leadership experience.  GPA and academic performance will be taken into consideration. This scholarship is approximately $1,000 per year.

Ruth Ritter Scholarship
This scholarship is sponsored by the New York State Family and Consumer Sciences Educators Association. It is awarded to junior/senior Family and Consumer Sciences Education majors who show outstanding abilities in the field of family and consumer sciences and potential to become an excellent teacher. Funding is need based. Applicant must be a student member of the NYSFCSEA. Applications are available in the Human Ecology Department Office (Human Ecology Building, Room 102) early in the fall semester. Two $500 scholarships are awarded each year.

  • Golden Anniversary Scholarships (5 granted)
  • Lucile Rust Scholarship (1 granted)
  • Genevieve Forthun Scholarship (1 granted)
  • Past President Scholarship (1 granted)

Each of the above named scholarships is in the amount of $650 and will be awarded to Phi Upsilon Omicron National Honor Society members enrolled in baccalaureate programs. Selection will be based on the applicant's scholastic record; participation in Phi U and other collegiate activities; a statement of professional aims and goals; professional and/or work experience; and recommendations.