Paul Smith's College Awards
Paul Smith's College has established awards to recognize current students for their accomplishments at Paul Smith's. Some awards provide
students with financial support while others receive a plaque. When the award includes a specific dollar amount, returning students can expect
to have the amount credited to their account upon returning to school for the subsequent semester. Questions regarding applications for these
and other awards may be directed to the Financial Aid Office.
There is a separate application for these awards available every February. The availability of each award varies each year.
A LINDSAY AND OLIVE O'CONNOR FOUNDATION Awarded to students from Delaware, Otswego, Schoharie, Ulster, Sullivan, Broome, Green and Chenango Counties.
ADIRONDACK FRED SULLIVAN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP was established by the College, the family and friends of Fred. G. Sullivan who was the Director of Development at Paul Smith's College. Fred, perhaps more than anyone else, helped set the College on its current course of defining itself as The College of the Adirondacks. The scholarship is awarded to students with course work and a career focused on the Adirondacks.
ADIRONDACK MOUNTAIN CLUB SCHOLARSHIP established in 2001, is presented annually to a resident of the Adirondack Park, namely within what is designated as "the blue line" of regular acceptance.
ADIRONDACK PARK SCHOLARSHIP is awarded to a resident of the Adirondack Park who demonstrates financial need.
ALEX L. SHIGO MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP Established in memory of Alex L. Shigo, Ph.D, who is widely considered the father of modern arboriculture for students majoring in urban tree management within Natural Resource Management and Ecology.
ALFRED W. CURRIER SCHOLARSHIPS are applied toward the payment of tuition for the following year. The selection committee chooses one recipient from the Forest Technician program and one from Pre-Professional Forestry. Consideration will be based on scholastic records, citizenship and activity in forestry projects.
ALUMNI AWARD is given to the student for overall improvement academically over a period of at least four semesters.
AMANDA GARCIA SCHOLARSHIP is awarded to a female minority student enrolled in a baccalaureate program. One scholarship in the amount of $5,000. Scholarship renewal criteria: must maintain a 2.0 GPA.
ANDY VAUGHN MEMORIAL AWARD was established by friends and family in memory of this 1990 graduate. It is given each year to a non-traditional Forestry student who displays the spirit and character similar to Andy and who has financial need.
ARTHUR AND FRANCES DRAPER ATHLETIC SCHOLARSHIP This award will go to an outstanding freshman and junior athlete.
AUGSBURY SCHOLARSHIPS recognize the students demonstrating financial need who hail from the North Country region of New York State. This award, made possible through the generosity of Mr. Frank A. Augsbury, Jr., a member of Paul Smith's College Board of Trustees, is open to both first year students and sophomores.
BRIAN SMITH AWARD To be awarded in the spring for the fall to a returning sophomore HEOP student recommended by the Director of HEOP. The student must demonstrate financial need and exhibit some of the qualities that set Brian apart, represent and honor his memory.
BRIAN ZEHR MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP is awarded to a forestry student in memory of Brian Zehr. The recipient is chosen on the basis of high professional standards and a desire to contribute to the forestry profession.
CANTWELL FAMILY MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIPS were established by the family and friends of Paul Cantwell who was a trustee and long time friend of Paul Smith's College. These $1,000 scholarships are awarded to students based upon academics and citizenship who demonstrate financial need.
CHARLES D. KIRCHE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP in memory of Professor Emeritus Charles Kirche, is awarded to students who have graduated from a secondary school within the Adirondack Park. The scholarship, of up to $2,000 per semester** for four-consecutive semesters (excluding summer sessions), is open to all first-year September entrants not enrolled in a certificate program.
**Scholarship money per semester is awarded as follows: (GPA for the Semester - 2) x $1000.00. For example if the semester GPA is 3.14, then (3.14 - 2) x $1000.00 = $1140.00 would be awarded for that semester.
An essay application of one page in length is required and must be received by the Financial Aid Office prior to the beginning of the student's first fall semester. The essay should address why you enjoy living in the Adirondacks and why you plan to continue your education here. Please also discuss how Paul Smith's College will help you achieve your career goals.
CHESTER L. AND MILDRED Z. BUXTON SCHOLARSHIPS were established through donation by her many friends as a memorial to Mildred Z. Buxton, wife of the the late president emeritus, Chester L. Buxton. The scholarships are awarded to students on the basis of campus community service.
CHRIS MICHIELEN MEMORIAL AWARD is presented to the Forestry student who exhibits a love for other people, nature, and the outdoors.
DAN RICHARDS LEADERSHIP AWARD This award will be given to an athlete who has displayed outstanding leadership and sportsman qualities both on the field and within the Paul Smith's College Community.
DENNIS J. MURPHY MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP This scholarship was established in loving memory of Dennis J. Murphy for nontraditional students (over 21) who have a passion for rock climbing, want to share their passion they feel for their natural surroundings with other people, who embrace life to its fullest and who embrace mountain life. Preference for RATE or Forestry major.
DR. EDWIN H. HUGHES MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP is granted to a first year student to be applied to tuition during the following year. The recipient is chosen on the basis of scholarship, activities, and character.
EASTERN NEW YORK SOCIETY OF LAND SURVEYORS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP AWARD is presented annually by the association in memory of its deceased members. It is awarded to the second year student(s) who is/are recommended by the Forestry Division based on scholastic performance, service and the submission of an essay. An interview with the Scholastic Development Committee of the association is required. A plaque and a $1000 award are presented to the recipient(s).
EDWARD F. PRESCOTT MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP was established by family in 1995 in memory of this 1962 Liberal Arts graduate. This award recognizes a student's appreciation of the Adirondack Park.
EILEEN CRARY SCHOLARSHIP established in 2000 by the Board of Trustees of Paul Smith's College, is presented to deserving students from the Adirondack Park who demonstrates the qualities of dedication, honesty and loyalty, the very qualities epitomized by the honoree.
F.A. BARTLETT TREE EXPERTS COMPANY recognizes Urban Tree Management students who are interested in a career in arboriculture. Recipients are recommended by the Forestry Division.
F. IVES TURNER SURVEYING SCHOLARSHIP established in December of 1988, is presented annually to a returning Surveying Technology student who exemplifies outstanding citizenship, scholarship, and dedication to the surveying profession. It is given in memory of F. Ives Turner, prominent local land surveyor and longtime associate of Paul Smith's College, by the Northern Association of Land Surveyors.
FORESTRY DIVISION ACHIEVEMENT AWARD is presented to an outstanding forestry student in recognition of his/her achievement in forestry activities. The student is presented with a plaque and a small financial award.
FRANK A. REED SCHOLARSHIP is awarded by The Woodsmen's Club, Tupper Lake, NY and the Woodsmen's Field Day Committees of Boonville, NY in honor of Reverend Frank A. Reed, sky pilot to the lumberjacks, author, founder of the Woodsmen's Club, and the Northeastern Logger's Association and editor of the Lumber Camp News and the Northeastern Logger. The recipients are selected by the forestry division based on participation in forestry activities, woodsmen's contest, grades, character, and need.
FRANK L. CUBLEY SCHOLARSHIP FUND was established by a bequest from his wife, Frances. One $500 Scholarship is awarded to the returning sophomore with the highest scholastic average at the end of freshman year.
FRESHMAN CHEMISTRY ACHIEVEMENT AWARD is given to an outstanding chemistry student in recognition of his/her achievements in chemistry during the year.
GORDAN A. RUST AND PHYLLIS R. CROWNER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP is awarded to a student based on character traits and overall academic effort.
HEARST FOUNDATION Awarded to women from low and middle income families with an emphasis on women from minority groups and/or students of either gender who are from rural area and/or first-generation college students.
HECTOR BOIARDI SCHOLARSHIP is awarded to students in the culinary program who demonstrate high financial need.
HOWARD AND BESS CHAPMAN CHARITABLE CORPORATION SCHOLARSHIP Students from Oneida, NY area. Award amounts range up to $2,500. Satisfactory academic progress must be maintained.
IRA G. PAYNE BAUMGARTNER SCHOLARSHIP is offered to a Liberal Arts student who demonstrates high potential for success.
JAMES D. KURTOWICZ '66 MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP is awarded to a military veteran student demonstrating financial need.
JARL VICTOR MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP is awarded to a BMES student who is an active member of the Paul Smith's College community, demonstrating a variety of interests, involvement and demonstrates financial need.
JEFFERY L. HILL JR. MEMORIAL SCHOLARHSIP This scholarship was established to in memory of Jeffery L. Hill, Jr. ’97 by his family. Jeff had a great love for forestry and most importantly for nature and the outdoors. Paul Smith’s was one of the most important things in Jeff’s life. This award will be given to a forestry student who demonstrates a desire to improve the environment, have a passion and love for the outdoors and show a willingness to overcome their academic challenges because they are engaging in a curriculum they love.
JOAN H. WEILL WOMEN'S LEADERSHIP SCHOLARSHIP is awarded to a female student enrolled in a baccalaureate program. One scholarship in the amount of $2,500 (first year only; $5,000 for remaining years). Scholarship renewal criteria: must maintain a 2.0 GPA.
JOHN GAY P.E., L.S. SURVEYING SCHOLARSHIP AWARD was endowed in 1993 by John Gay, President of Northeast Land Survey and Land Development Consultants of Ballston Spa. The award is presented to a returning Surveying Technology student with above average scholastic standing, displaying outstanding citizenship on and off campus, and in need of financial assistance. The Surveying Technology faculty recommends candidates annually to the Awards Committee.
JOHN "MOUSE' SHEAFFER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP was established in 1986 by the family and friends of this 1983 graduate. The income from the principal is to be awarded to a "worthy student, preferably in the Ecology and Environmental Technology Program."
JON & SHARON LUTHER HOSPITALITY AND RESTAURANT MANAGEMENT SCHOLARSHIP Students with financial need enrolled in the Commercial and Applied Liberal Arts school; first preference to students majoring in Hotel and Restaurant Management.
LLENROC MATCHING FUND is provided by Mr. George Callaway of Argyle, NY to Urban Tree Management students who can prove their ability to save earnings for their college education. Established in 1993, this award will recognize the strong work ethic of the PSC student and further the study of shade tree care by matching students' savings.
LYLE FRANK Hospitality student with financial need.
LYLE LUTHER NATURAL RESOURCE MANAGEMENT & ECOLOGY SCHOLARSHIP Students with financial need enrolled in the Commercial and Applied Liberal Arts school; first preference to students majoring in Natural Resource Management & Ecology.
MASSACHUSSTES SCHOLARSHIP Support for culinary arts students from Massachusetts that demonstrate financial need and academic merit.
MATTHEW S. LeCLAIR MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP was established by the friends and family of Matthew LeClair, a 1983 Forest Technician graduate of PSC. Given each year to a forestry student residing in Clinton County, NY.
MCKITTRICK/HOYT NATURAL RESOURCE SCHOLARSHIP established in 1997 by alumnus Russell C. McKittick, is presented to a recipient with financial need and enrolled in one of the Natural Resource Programs.
MILTON J. WATSON, JR. '99 MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP is awarded to a student in the forestry program demonstrating financial need.
NANCY SEXTON SUSICE/LAWRENCE SEXTON '69 MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP For a student preferably but not limited to culinary or hospitality or an active student in student activities from the Adirondacks with financial need.
NEW YORK STATE ASSOCIATION OF PROFESSIONAL LAND SURVEYORS MEMORIAL AWARD is presented in memory of Arthur D. Shaw to a second year student or students who are recommended by the forestry faculty to the awards committee of the association. The award is based on achievements in scholarship, service, and the submission of an essay. A plaque and award are presented to the recipient(s).
NEW YORK STATE CONSERVATION SCHOLARSHIP is awarded to an outstanding student with an interest in environmental studies or an interest in a career in fields related to natural resources or environmental conservation.
NORTHERN NEW YORK ASSOCIATION OF LAND SURVEYORS provides this annual award to an outstanding Surveying Technology student.
OUTSTANDING ATHLETE AWARD is presented to the outstanding male and female athletes for demonstrating leadership, sportsmanship, community participation on the Paul Smith's College campus, and having made significant contributions to the College by achievements of merit in league, regional, or national competition.
PAUL ROBERSON MEMORIAL AWARD is awarded to the first year student who typifies Paul Roberson's qualities as an outstanding athlete, leader, and active participant in campus organizations.
PAUL SMITH'S COLLEGE OUTSTANDING GRADUATE AWARD is presented at commencement to the graduate whose comprehensive abilities and achievements have been deemed to be the most outstanding among all students receiving their degrees.
PRESIDENT'S AWARD is made to the graduate earning the highest cumulative grade point average during the previous two full semesters, or their equivalent, and must include a minimum of 30 credit hours earned at Paul Smith's College. The student must also have earned a 2.0 cumulative grade point average before entering the second year.
RAYMOND C. JACK MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP established in 1993 by a bequest from the estate of the 1951 graduate, recognizes academic achievement and financial need of Hotel and Restaurant Management students.
RAYMOND M. KRAINSKI '77 MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP is awarded to non-traditional students with prior work and/or military experience enrolled in the Forestry, Natural Resources, and Recreation Division demonstrating financial need.
REBECCA L. IBITIZ '00 MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP established in 2002 by the family, is awarded to a female student in the Urban Tree Management Program who demonstrates financial need.
ROBERT CARL SANFORD '56 SCHOLARSHIP Financial assistance to students attending Paul Smith’s College who intend to pursue careers in the culinary arts or restaurant management field.
ROGER W. TUBBY MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP is presented to the graduate who demonstrates outstanding communication skills in the program of Ecology and Environmental Technology. The award is given in memory of Roger W. Tubby -- a Presidential Press Secretary, United States Ambassador to the United Nations in Geneva, a newspaper journalist and publisher, founder of the Adirondack North Country Association and adjunct professor at Paul Smith's College. The award commemorates his devotion to preserving Adirondack lands and providing satisfying career opportunities for its residents.
ROLAND R. PAGE '66 VETERAN'S SCHOLARSHIP is awarded to a student in the forestry program who is a United States military veteran.
ROSENBLUM SCHOLARSHIP established in 1989, awarded to students in the Hospitality Management Division who demonstrate unmet need. These awards are made possible through the generosity of Herbert Y. Rosenblum, Paul Smith's Class of 1960, and his wife, Joyce Lapato Rosenblum.
RUTH E. A. DAVIS '49 SCHOLARSHIP established in 2002 by Ruth E. A. Davis, is awarded to a student in the Liberal Arts Program who demonstrates financial need.
RUTH GILLESPIE BROWNE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP is awarded to a female student who is majoring in the natural sciences who demonstrates financial need.
RUTH KLEIN HOYT SCHOLARSHIP established in 2005 by a friend of the Hoyt family, is presented to a student who participates in any Paul Smith's College English curriculum, regardless of program of study, who demonstrates financial need.
SIXTH MAN AWARD was established in 1991 by Bill Burns (LA '49) to honor a sophomore member of the men's basketball team who is not a regular starter. The recipient is chosen by the athletic director, basketball coach and members of the team.
STANLEY JEZ SCHOLARSHIP Open to all Paul Smith's College students majoring in forestry, environmental science, or arboriculture. Preference given to Catholic students in the Springfield, Massachusetts area.
STEPHEN O. GEHRING - B.F. DEWEY CONSERVATION SCHOLARSHIP established in 1998, recognizes the returning students who have distinguished themselves in the areas of forestry and/or conservation. It is given in honor of noted conservationist Stephen Gehring and his long-time friend, Benjamin "Bud" Dewey.
STIRLING TOMKINS FORESTRY SCHOLARSHIP is awarded to forestry students based on financial need, demonstrated academic achievement or leadership potential.
STUDENT LIFE AWARD is given to the student selected by the Student Life Staff who has demonstrated an outstanding involvement and participation in campus life.
THOMAS F. "RED" MCGRAW '48 MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP established is 1998, is awarded to a student demonstrating financial need from the Capital District of New York State.
VAUGHN DOTY MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP was established in memory of Vaughn Doty. He graduated from Paul Smith's College in 1967 and went directly into the army and fought in Vietnam. The people of the area have contributed to this memorial scholarship fund.
VIRGINIA AND MICHAEL ADLER ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP Need-based scholarships open to all incoming students of regular acceptance. Scholarship amounts range from $500-$1,000.
WILLIAM CARR SCHOLARSHIP Laser Technology, Inc. is proud to offer a scholarship in memory of William R. Carr, USFS. Established for a student enrolled in the Forest Technology program seeking an associates or bachelor’s degree in applied Sciences and must show satisfactory academic performance and accomplishment, especially mathematically.
WILLIAM S. SULLIVAN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIPS were established in 1991 in honor of the former Gouverneur, NY owner of White Crystal Quarries by his sister, Ruth Sullivan Greenhaus. The scholarships are awarded to students based upon leadership, academics, and campus community service.
WILLIAM WILKINSON MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP Students with financial need who qualify for a tier I, II, III merit scholarship enrolled in the CASM or HRTM programs. Preference is given to students from the New York City or Westchester County areas.
WJ COX SCHOLARSHIP is awarded to a forestry student from Western, NY.