More Background on The Duffy Family Ambassador Fund Scholarship

The Duffy Family Ambassador Fund, a scholarship endowment to support educational travel abroad by Hartwick College students was established in 1999 by former Hartwick Trustee John Duffy and his wife, Anne Duffy. They are the parents of Hartwick graduates Hilary ('91) and Kevin ('95) Duffy. Scholarships from the Fund are awarded annually to students who have demonstrated financial need and have provided a strong case for their proposed program abroad.

The purpose of the Duffy Family Ambassador Fund, in the words of John Duffy, is

"to expand horizons, to see the world in unaccustomed ways, to get students out to places they've never been so that they can hear new languages, eat different foods, encounter unfamiliar people and situations. The Fund is to help students have the types of global experiences from which they are particularly likely to gain insights into themselves, and others, across national, cultural, and language borders. The scholarships are designed to provide financial assistance to students who might not otherwise be able to afford such an experience."

Duffy Scholarships, then, are meant to make it possible for individual students to have an in-depth, one-on-one experience in other cultures.