Meagan Kane ’12, recipient of the Joan Melzer Lydon ' 71 Scholarship, established by Kathy and Bob Lunger in memory of Kathy’s sister.
Growth of the SUNY Oneonta scholarship program has always been one of the College at Oneonta Foundation’s top priorities. In addition to supporting students with financial need, the program assists the college in attracting, retaining and supporting a talented cross section of students.
Through the gifts of generous graduates and friends of the college, the number of scholarship awards made to SUNY Oneonta students has increased by 130% in the last 10 years. In 2011-2012, the college awarded $2 million in scholarships to academically talented students. With your support, we will continue to help deserving students pursue their dreams at SUNY Oneonta.
At our annual Scholarship Dinner, donors have the opportunity to meet scholarship recipients and see the impact of their gift firsthand. Consider these words of thanks from recent recipients:
“I have achieved so much at SUNY Oneonta. I honestly believe this would have been impossible without your support. But most importantly, thank you for believing in me. I hope that I have lived up to your expectations and have made you proud.”
Michelle Linder ‘12
Winner of the 2012 Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence
Recipient of the Chemistry and Biochemistry Department Scholarship
“I am both honored and humbled to receive this scholarship award. Coming from a working middle-class family, I have never taken the opportunity to attend college for granted. My goal is to one day be in a position to help students at SUNY Oneonta to achieve their goals just as you have helped me.”
Jonathan Gibbs ‘12
Recipient of the John ’88 and Claudia DeMelis Founders Scholarship in Accounting
“You have no idea how much receiving this scholarship means to my family. Last year I received a 3.65 GPA and my parents are so proud. None of my successes here would be possible without your scholarship.”
Recipient of the William Pietraface and Marjorie Miller Pietraface Scholarship