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It’s no secret that the cost of a college education is rising faster and higher than most families can afford. Tuition at SUNYOneonta is a greatvalue when compared to many colleges and universities, but the offer of a scholarship is a key factor inallowing many economically disadvantaged students to experience a SUNY Oneonta education.

In addition to supporting hard-working, high-achieving students from middle-class and working-class families, scholarships assist the College in recruiting and retaining top students representing myriad backgrounds and experiences.

Possibilities Full of Promise will grow existing scholarships and establish new scholarship opportunities, helping students to receive an affordable, high-quality education without the crushing burden of excessive debt at graduation.

Feeling the impact

Karl Lange

Sometimes, changing your major really can pay off.  In Karl Lange’s case, changing his major to Business Economics paid off in a way he never thought possible.  Based on his academic performance and campus engagement, Karl was awarded the Joel Meyerson ’80 Scholarship, a scholarship established for well deserving Business Economics majors.  Read more


Taylor Hogan

Taylor HoganComing from Queens, NY, it didn’t take long for Taylor Hogan to find her second home among the hills upon her arrival in 2010.  Now in her senior year, Taylor finds herself busier than ever.  As a resident advisor in Hulbert Hall, the Business Manager of Alpha Psi Omega (APO, a nationally recognized theatre honor society), a summer on-campus conference assistant, a member of Phi Delti Chi sorority, and admissions tour guide, Taylor champions a sense of community and open-mindedness.  Read more

Danielle Kennedy

Danielle KennedyDanielle Kennedy’s competitive drive, time management skills, work ethic and confidence have been on display since her arrival as a freshman in 2009. Her leadership and nationally recognized abilities led Danielle to being named SUNY Oneonta Female Athlete of the Year in 2013. Academically, Danielle is pursuing a degree in Mass Communications with hopes of a career in network television news.Read more

Karl Lange

“SUNY Oneonta helped me accomplish many things I had not dreamed of before. I was chosen as a recipient because of my substantial academic improvements after re-declaring my major to Business Economics”.

As a Business Economics major, Karl spent multiple semesters on the dean’s list and participated in the Federal Reserve Challenge during his junior and senior years. Outside of academics, Karl held a job in the Mills Dining Hall, was member of the Joint Student and Business Advisory Council, and President of the Mountain Biking Club. Upon graduating, Karl moved out to California and now works at the North Face in their Master Data Management department.

“SUNY Oneonta provided me with an excellent foundation to enter the business world. Challenges from my professors and the financial assistance from my scholarship both played a major role in shaping who I am today”.

Charitable gifts to SUNY Oneonta and Possibilities Full of Promise helped turn Karl’s possibilities into reality.

Taylor Hogan

“My RA helped me adjust to college and led me to getting involved on campus.  I became an RA so I could give back to my residents what my resident advisor gave to me”.

“APO is one of the largest theatre societies for college students and being a member has shaped my career path.”

The future looks bright for Taylor but the last three years would have looked a lot different if not for the support of the Muriel & Kenneth Kellerhouse ’57, ’60G scholarship.  Taylor’s scholarship gave her the freedom to move away from the city and experience something new.  “I did not want to live at home and go to college in New York City.  I knew I would get more out of college away from where I grew up, but the housing cost was going to be a big problem.  Without my scholarship, I would have been forced to stay home and commute to a college I did not want to go to”. The Muriel and Kenneth Kellerhouse ’57, ’60G scholarship is awarded to Theatre majors in good academic standing.  It now sits as an endowed scholarship though generous charitable gifts and will continue to support well deserving students for generations to come.  

Danielle Kennedy

Danielle Kennedy’s competitive drive, time management skills, work ethic and confidence have been on display since her arrival as a freshman in 2009. Athletically, she’s a three-season athlete and captain of the Cross Country and Track and Field teams. Her leadership and nationally recognized abilities led Danielle to being named SUNY Oneonta Female Athlete of the Year in 2013. Academically, Danielle is pursuing a degree in Mass Communications with hopes of a career in network television news. Knowing that she needed real world experience to supplement her class time, Danielle landed an internship last summer at CNY Central, the central New York affiliate for NBC, CBS, and the CW. But as an unpaid intern, Danielle needed a stream of funds to afford her experience. Luckily, Danielle was a recipient of the Dorothy A. Wemple ’36 Scholarship and used the support to pay for her internship-related expenses.

"The Dorothy A. Wemple scholarship has played a huge role in shaping my future. There is no way I would have been able to afford my internship without it. In the future, I hope to help students achieve their goals as this scholarship has helped me pursue mine." 

The Dorothy A. Wemple ’36 Scholarship is an endowed fund, established through planned giving. SUNY Oneonta will continue to develop the leaders of tomorrow through generous support to Possibilities Full of Promise.