Awards & Scholarships



  • Outstanding Senior Award: The outstanding graduating seniors from each academic department receive the President’s award. Chosen by the entire division faculty based on overall and divisional cumulative GPA of at least 3.5, with a mix of demonstrated on and off campus leadership.
  • Outstanding Senior in Major Award: The outstanding graduating senior in each major of the division: Professional Accounting, Business Economics,and Economics. A graduating senior is recognized by each division majors committee. Criteria include cumulative GPA (usually a 3.25 overall) and demonstrated excellence in the major.
  • Robert B. Carson Award: Award for excellence in Economics. Selection is made by the Economics faculty. Recipient should be a graduating senior who has completed the best senior thesis in Economics.

It is not required that each of these awards be granted every year. Certificates of recognition are presented to recipients at graduation and engraved plaques bearing the names of recipients are permanently displayed in the SEB office.


Emeritus Professor Grace Ts'ao receives a check from Associate Dean Wade Thomas in March 2003, reflecting donations by faculty and friends to the Dr. Ignatius J. H. Ts'ao Scholarship Fund for Economics and Business students.

SEB Scholarships

The School of Economics and Business has six endowed scholarship funds dedicated to majors in Accounting, Business Economics or Economics, including:

  • School of Economics and Business Endowed Scholarship Fund
  • John and Claudia DeMelis "Founders Scholarship in Accounting"*
  • John Doherty Scholarship
  • Steven Edelstein Scholarship in Honor of Dr. Foster Brown
  • Dr. Ignatius J. H. Ts'ao Scholarship
  • George F. Ring, Jr and Ellen Smith Ring Scholarship

*restricted to Professional Accounting Majors

Eligibility for awards from these endowed scholarships is based upon academic achievement at SUNY Oneonta, measured in terms of overall grade point average and grade point average in a major offered by the School of Economics and Business.

There is no application process for these scholarships. Eligibility for an award is determined by grade point average and a minimum number of earned semester hours.

Awards are contingent upon enrollment at SUNY Oneonta in a School of Economics and Business major. Awards are renewable based upon continued enrollment and sustained academic performance.

Award & Scholarship Recipients

SUNY Oneonta Scholarships

Freshmen and transfer students majoring in Accounting, Business Economics, and Economics may also be eligible for scholarship awards from other sources.

Freshmen students may be eligible for awards from academic merit-based scholarships, academic merit- and financial need-based scholarships, and other criteria-based scholarships made available by the college.

Transfer students may also be eligible for scholarship awards from other sources. Transfer students entering SUNY Oneonta with an Associates Degree from a two-year college are eligible for transfer scholarships.

Every qualified applicant is automatically screened for scholarships.

Scholarship Information