Since its founding, alumni, parents, foundations, and friends have shown their generosity, commitment, and loyalty to Hartwick College by establishing named endowed scholarships, thus ensuring the important legacy of an accessible liberal arts education. Income from endowed scholarships enables the College to attract outstanding student scholars and provide the unique Hartwick educational experience to financially deserving students who are committed to academic achievement and personal success. These students contribute new ideas and fresh perspectives, and enrich the academic, social, and cultural programs on campus.
Each year, donors responsible for the College's scholarships are invited to campus to meet those whose lives they have changed at the annual Celebration of Scholarship event. It is a rewarding experience for both the donors and the recipients--an opportunity to establish friendships, to share stories and goals, to network, and to connect across generations.
Endowed scholarships awarded at Hartwick include:
Milton A. Abelove Scholarship
The Milton A. Abelove Scholarship was established in January 1991 upon receipt of a memorial gift from Mr. Abelove's daughter, Mrs. Anne Siegel. The income is used for general scholarship purposes.
Andrew and Betty Anderson Scholarship
This scholarship was created by A. Bruce Anderson '63 in memory of his parents. It is awarded to an incoming freshman who demonstrates outstanding academic achievement and who has financial need, but not a requirement. It will remain with the student for four years.
Andrew & Betty Anderson J Term Scholarship
This scholarship was created by A. Bruce Anderson '63 in memory of his parents. This scholarship shall be awarded to students wishing to participate in a Hartwick College January Term Program. Students must demonstrate good academic standing with financial need being preferred but not required.
Arkell Hall Foundation Scholarship in Music
Awarded to a student who has demonstrated outstanding musicianship and achievement in the field.
The Fund for Excellence in Art & Art History
This scholarship was established to promote excellence in the Department of Art and Art History and to provide students with support to help them excel in their chosen areas.
Harriet Babcock '46 Nursing Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded annually to a nontraditional nursing student pursuing a baccalaureate degree in nursing. Eligible candidates are full time, rising senior transfer students in the basic baccalaureate program or second year Registered Nurse students who are working full time and taking two courses per semester toward the baccalaureate degree in nursing who: Demonstrate the professional values of altruism, autonomy, human dignity, integrity, and social justice in clinical practice, demonstrate high academic achievement, and demonstrate financial need.
David B. Baldwin Scholarship
The David B. Baldwin scholarship is awarded to an African American male with a GPA of 2.5 or above, demonstrated financial need and involvement in a variety of extra-curricular activities.
This fund was established by Russell H. and Jennie Barringer of Fly Creek, NY in memory of his parents, the Rev. Russell Barringer, a member of the Hartwick Seminary class of 1884, and Alice May Whitbeck Barringer, who was the first woman to receive a classical diploma from Hartwick Seminary in 1881.
Samuel J. and Angeline Lambros Bertuzzi Scholarship
People in Oneonta remember Sam and Angie as the "best people"--people who represented the best of character and values in this community. Sam is described as a true gentleman: generous, smart, modest, and articulate. Angie is described as vibrant, wholesome, wonderful, loving, and caring; she always had a smile on her face. Sam was a decorated war hero and an Oneonta postmaster for 30 years; Angie was a highly regarded real estate broker for over 15 years. Both were respected Oneonta citizens. To be selected to receive the four-year Samuel J. and Angeline Lambros Bertuzzi Scholarship, a student must represent the character and values that have long exemplified the best of this community: generosity, caring, concern, involvement, honesty, openness, and personal vibrancy.
Carol A. Bocher and Earl E. Deubler Jr. H'91 Scholarship
The Bocher-Deubler Scholarship was established in 1988 upon the retirement of Drs. Carol Bocher and Earl Deubler, veteran Hartwick faculty members from the Biology Department. It is awarded to a current second year Biology student showing outstanding potential for a future career in a field related to Biology.
Hans & Evelyn Bordewick Scholarship
Established through bequests from Hans and Evelyn Bordewick, this scholarship supports students with financial need. Awards may remain with a student for four years.
Deborah M. Allen Brennan Memorial Scholarship
This award was established by Dr. and Mrs. Daniel Allen in memory of their daughter to benefit an outstanding Biology student who is interested in research and who is a junior at the time of Honors Convocation.
Sarah Keyes Bresee Scholarship for Economics and Management
The Sarah Keyes Bresee Scholarship was established in 1971 by Mrs. Sarah "Sally" Bresee in memory of her husband Clyde F. Bresee. Income from the fund is to provide scholarship to a deserving student with financial need in the Department of Economics and Management.
Sarah Keyes Bresee Scholarship for Native Americans
Established by Marilyn Keyes Roper in memory of her mother Sarah Keyes Bresee, this scholarship is awarded to a student of color with first preference to a Native American student who may be a non-traditional student.
Walter J. and Anna H. Burchan Nursing Scholarship
The Walter J. and Anna H. Burchan Nursing Scholarship is awarded to nursing students with preference given to students from Delaware or Otsego counties.
Margaret B. Chesebro Memorial Scholarship
Established by Margaret B. Chesebro, this scholarship is awarded to academically able students maintaining a 3.0 GPA and demonstrating financial need.
Close Family Scholarship
Established by Mrs. Gertrude Close and awarded to a student with high scholastic ability and demonstrated financial need.
Detweiler Global Fund Award
The Detweiler Global Fund Award is given to an international student who has demonstrated his or her educational commitment through academic achievement and who also has financial need to remain at and graduate from Hartwick.
Detweiler Oxford Fellowship
The Detweiler Global Fund Oxford Fellowship was established to enable a Hartwick student to study at Oxford's Harris Manchester College. The award may be given to either an international or U.S. student who is a Hartwick junior or senior at the time of Honors Convocation.
The Dewar Scholarship
Established by the Dewar Foundation, this scholarship is awarded to graduates of Oneonta High School with academic merit and/or financial need with a preference given to students who demonstrate both.
The Jessie Smith Dewar H'71 Scholarship
Established by Charles Smith, father of Jessie Smith Dewar, this endowment is used to provide scholarship assistance to Hartwick College students.
The Dobert Family Scholarship
The Dobert Family Scholarship was established in 2009 by Kenneth Dobert '61 and Maureen Riley Dobert '63. The scholarship shall be awarded to students wishing to participate in a Hartwick College January Term program. Students must demonstrate good academic standing with financial need being preferred but not required.
Harry "Ed" Dorr '49 and Joan Ullman Dorr '51 Scholarship
The Harry "Ed" and Joan U. Dorr Scholarship is awarded to a Physics Major/Math Minor to be selected by the Physics Dept.
Thurston J. Dox Memorial Scholarship in Music
The Thurston Dox Memorial scholarship is awarded to two students in the Hartwick College choir that exemplify the musicianship, personal qualities and vocal ability Dr. Dox strove for. One Junior and one Senior are chosen annually.
Duffy Family Ambassador Scholarships
The purpose of the Duffy Family Ambassador Fund is "to expand horizons, to see the world in unaccustomed ways, to get students out to places 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."
Emerson International Internship Scholarship
The Emerson Foundation Scholarship is for Hartwick sophomores, juniors, and seniors to expand their post-graduate career options through international internships.
Linda S. French '85 Memorial Award in Business Administration
Established by the members of the Economics and Business Administration faculty in memory of Linda S. French '85, this award is made to the graduating senior major who has been a leader in the department.
Wilber National Bank Scholarship in Memory of Linda S. French '85
The Linda S. French Scholarship was established by the Wilber National Bank in 1985 with a gift from the Wilber National Bank Board of Directors. The income is to provide a scholarship for a management major.
Lawrence & Anna Glass Memorial Scholarship
The Lawrence and Anna Glass Memorial scholarship was established in 1983 and is awarded to an entering student from an Otsego County public school with academic achievement. Anna Glass was a housemother at the College from the mid-1960's to the late 1970s.
George Goodwin '82 Memorial Prize
The George F. Goodwin Jr. Memorial Award was established in 1984. Mr. Goodwin served as a Blue Key guide and worked in Admissions as a student. He continued his work with the Admissions Department after his graduation. The award is presented annually at the Student Senate Awards Ceremony.
Alban W. Hoopes H'83 Memorial Scholarship
The Alban W. Hoopes Scholarship was established by Dr. and Mrs. Alban Hoopes in 1983 to provide annual assistance to an outstanding Junior history and international relations major with a good academic record and financial need.
Elizabeth S. Hoopes Memorial Award
Established by Dr. and Mrs. Alban Hoopes in honor of his mother Elizabeth, this award is presented at Honors Convocation to a History major who has an excellent academic record and is planning a career in teaching.
Robert Houghton '76 Memorial Scholarship
The Robert Houghton '76 Memorial scholarship is awarded to a student leader who, like Robert, was elected by his peers to a position of considerable importance on campus (Student Senate), and who has financial need.
Thomas Hughson Scholarship
Established by Thomas Hughson, a local businessman and friend of the College, this scholarship provides assistance to students from the local area.
The Florence and George Hutman Scholarship for International Study
The Florence and George Hutman Scholarship for International Study fund was established in 2009 by Dr. Norma Louise Hutman, in honor of her parents, Florence and George Hutman. The scholarship shall be awarded to students with demonstrated financial need, in good academic standing wishing to participate in an international study program sponsored by Hartwick College or of his/her own design with faculty advisement through Hartwick's Independent Study Program.
Jessie E. Jenks Endowed Scholarship
The Jessie E. Jenks Scholarship was established in 1964 by Dr. Carol Young Woodard '50, H'91. The scholarship is awarded to a rising senior woman on the basis of academic achievement, leadership and need.
Peter D. Junemann '65 Memorial Award
The Peter D. Junemann Memorial Scholarship was established in 1976 by Dr. and Mrs. Henry R. Junemann in memory of their son, Peter '65. The income is to provide a scholarship to an outstanding music major.
John T. Keene '36 and Marion B. Keene Scholarship
Established by John T. Keene '36 and Marion B. Keene, this scholarship is awarded to a student who demonstrates leadership potential, is active in extracurricular activities, is in good academic standing and demonstrates financial need. First preference is given to students from the Gilbertsville area with a secondary preference to students from Otsego County.
This scholarship was established by Herman S. Keiter H' 82 and Dorothy H. Keiter to provide scholarship funds for students from Charlotte Valley Central School and Franklin Central School. Mrs. Keiter taught at Charlotte Valley, Delaware Literary Institute (now Franklin Central School) and the former Kellogg Central School.
John F. Kingston '49 Award in TheatreIncome from the fund provides a scholarship to a student who is most deserving, as determined by the Theatre Department. This award was established in October 1984 by John Kingston in memory of his son, Thomas.
Christian S. Kirkegaard '22, H'53 and Frieda F. Kirkegaard Scholarship
This scholarship was established in 1963 by Edward and Betty Edler in memory of Mrs. Edler's parents, Rev. Dr. Christian S. Kierkegaard '22 H'53 and Freda Kierkegaard. It is awarded to a junior or senior pre-ministerial or pre-medical student.
Richard Kohlmeyer & Edward Rayher Award
This award was established in memory of Edward Rayher and Dr. Richard J. Kohlmeyer. Mr. Rayher received his B.A. from Columbia University and had an M.A. from Teachers College of Columbia University. Dr. Kohlmeyer was head of the Mathematics Department at Hartwick from 1967 until his death in 1974. He obtained a Master's degree from Washington University and a Ph.D. from New York University. This award is presented to a freshman or sophomore Mathematics major who has done outstanding work.
Edith M. Lacey Memorial Nursing Scholarship
This scholarship was established to memorialize Miss Edith M. Lacey, founder of the nursing program at Hartwick and its director for nearly 18 years. Income from the fund is to provide scholarship to a junior nursing student with demonstrated academic achievement and abilities (promise as a future nurse), personal deportment and other outstanding characteristics.
Dr. Elizabeth V. Lamphere '38, H'97 Scholarship
This scholarship was established by Dr. Elizabeth V. Lamphere '38, H'97 through a bequest. Dr. Lamphere was the retired chair of the Science Department at the Norwich City School System. During her teaching career, Ms. Lamphere taught at both high school and college levels. The scholarship is awarded to a junior chemistry major with an academic average of not less than 3.5, who is active in the Langmuir Chemical Society, aka Chem Club.
Roland C. & Dorothy J. Lansing Scholarship
Established by Roland and Dorothy Lansing in 1977, this scholarship is awarded to a worthy incoming or current student.
Rachel Latcher Memorial Scholarship
Established by Dr. John Latcher, an Oneonta physician, in memory of his wife, this scholarship is awarded to a music student who has made an outstanding contribution to the Department of Music at Hartwick College.
Bertus Clark Lauren and Marie Rowe Lauren H'48 Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship was established in 1958 by Dr. Marie Rowe Lauren H'48, a member of the Hartwick College Board of Trustees. The scholarship was in memory of her husband, the Honorable Bertus Clark Lauren. After Mrs. Lauren's death, additional funds were given by her family and friends as a memorial to both of the Laurens. The Scholarship is awarded to a student from Oneonta or Otsego County with high achievement.
Charles Lauren H'95 Memorial Scholarship
Charles B. Lauren H'95 was born in 1907 in Oneonta, NY, and graduated from Delaware Academy in Delhi, NY. He earned a BA in 1928 and law degree in 1932, both from Yale University. A long-time supporter of Hartwick College, Mr. Lauren donated a sizable collection of books to Hartwick's Stevens-German Library. In his role as a Trustee of The Hagedorn Fund, Mr. Lauren supported a variety of projects at Hartwick College. This scholarship is awarded to a student from the Bronx who demonstrates financial need.
Hartwick College Alumni Association Legacy Scholarship
Awarded to outstanding legacy (child or grandchild of an alumnus) students with highest academic achievements, preferentially with need. The scholarship remains with the student for four years.
Charles W. Leitzell Music Award
This award was established by a gift from Florence Bayreuther '39, a music education major. Dr. Charles Leitzell was president of Hartwick when she was a student and she had great respect for him. This scholarship is her way of both honoring him and supporting a student who shows her commitment to music. The income from this fund is to provide scholarship to a senior woman music student chosen by the music faculty on the basis of need and ability who has demonstrated commitment to further music study.
Andrew & Susan Lyon Memorial Scholarship
The Lyon Scholarship was established through a bequest from Andrew and Susan Lyon. This scholarship is awarded to students from Bloomville or Delaware County.
Mary Hebbard MacArthur Scholarship
Established by Dr. M. Hebbard MacArthur '36 in memory of his mother, this scholarship is awarded to students residing in rural areas and studying mathematics & science, including pre-medical, pre-dental, and nursing.
Robert E. Mansbach Scholarship
Established by Charles Paul '72 and Carolyn Paul '73 in honor of Robert E. Mansbach, the recipient of this scholarship is selected from the Faculty Scholars each spring after the JCH Scholars have been selected. This award is presented at Honors Convocation to students who show particularly outstanding growth in the spirit of liberal education.
Dr. Robert E. & Maryalice Mansbach Scholarship
The Dr. Robert E. and Mrs. Maryalice Mansbach Scholarship was established in November 2004 by Lee and Sue Idleman in honor of their friends, the Mansbachs. This scholarship is awarded to a rising sophomore with a minimum 2.7 GPA, a commitment to the liberal arts, demonstrated financial need, involvement in a community action agency, organization, or institution in Oneonta (e.g. Opportunities for Otsego, Hospice, Fox Hospital, etc.) and showing promise of continuing that involvement throughout his/her Hartwick College career.
Helen & Howard Mayer Scholarship
The Helen and Howard Mayer Endowed Scholarship Fund was established in 1991. The income is used for a scholarship for an academically able and financial deserving rising sophomore from western New York.
Behrend Mehrtens '47 Memorial Scholarship
Established in 1956 in memory of Dr. Behrend Mehrtens, Hartwick's Professor of Religion, this scholarship is awarded to a rising junior with demonstrated excellence in music.
Edith Redder Michael '37 Scholarship
The Michael family established this scholarship in May 2001 in memory of Edith Redder Michael '37. First preference is for graduates of Red Hook Central High School, with secondary preference to students of Dutchess and/or Columbia counties, NY. Demonstrated financial need is preferred, but not required to be eligible for this scholarship.
Lewis W. and Ruth D. Miller Scholarship
Established by Mrs. Miller in 1984 in memory of her husband, a prominent local businessman and strong supporter of Hartwick College. Recipients will be students from Otsego or Delaware county, demonstrating academic achievement and financial need.
Helen Leitzell Mosher Scholarship
The Helen Leitzell Mosher Scholarship is awarded in recognition of academic achievement, character, citizenship and scholarship need to a nursing or music major. Mrs. Mosher was the daughter of Charles Leitzell, the second president of Hartwick College.
Daniel P. Moynihan H'78 and Elizabeth B. Moynihan H'96 Scholarship
Established in 1987 by Dr. Daniel P. Moynihan H'78 and Dr. Elizabeth Moynihan H'96 through the Derrymore Foundation, this scholarship is awarded to graduates of Charlotte Valley Central School.
Margaret Wilson Nelson '41 Scholarship
Established by the family of Margaret Wilson Nelson '41, this scholarship is to be awarded to a first-year student who has financial need and an interest in humanities and social service.
Nursing Alumni Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded annually by the Alumni Association through its Nursing Committee for use during the senior year of study by a nursing student. Selection is based on overall consideration of academic record, participation and potential as a member of the nursing profession.
A. Lindsay and Olive B. O'Connor Foundation Endowed Scholarship
Established through a bequest from the A. Lindsay and Olive B. O'Connor Trust, this scholarship assists worthy students with demonstrated financial need enrolled in Hartwick's School of Nursing.
Established by a bequest from Charles E. Bell in memory of his friends, this scholarship provides financial support to Hartwick College students without restriction.
Frank E. Perrella '50, H'93 Scholarship in History
Established by Frank E. Perrella '50, H'93, these scholarships are awarded to a rising sophomore and a rising junior who have demonstrated academic achievement and promise in the field of History.
Frank E. Perrella '50, H'93 Scholarship in Management
Established by Frank E. Perrella '50, H'93, these scholarships are awarded to a rising sophomore and a rising junior who have demonstrated academic achievement and promise in the field of Business Administration.
Frank E. Perrella '50, H'93 Scholarship in Music
Established by Frank E. Perrella '50, H'93, these scholarships are awarded to a rising sophomore and a rising junior who have demonstrated academic achievement and promise in the field of Music.
Carl and Lily Pforzheimer Foundation Scholarship
This scholarship was established by the Carl & Lily Pforzheimer Foundation for deserving students demonstrating financial need.
Philip E. Potter Foundation Scholarship
Awarded to students without restriction but with a preference for graduates of Oneonta High School.
Tina Potter Scholarship
Established in 1965 by a bequest from Tina R. Potter. This scholarship is awarded to a male student.
John & Gertrude Rohrer Award in Mathematics
Awarded to two members of the graduating class who have demonstrated excellence in the field of Mathematics.
Goldie Rosen Scholarship
Sam M. Rosen established this scholarship in 1986 in memory of his wife, Goldie. Students chosen should reflect Mrs. Rosen's integrity, sensitivity and social concern. Mr. Rosen wished to have the scholarships benefit Jewish students.
Dorothy H. Rowe and Eva Newton Rowe (1891) Scholarship
This scholarship was established through the estate of Jeannette Ingham "Trot" Waterman in 1996. Dorothy Rowe was Jeannette's good friend. Eva Newton Rowe was Dorothy's mother, and a graduate of Hartwick Seminary.
Frances E. Rowe Scholarship
This scholarship was established through the trust of Frances E. Rowe to benefit students from the city or town of Oneonta, NY.
The income is to provide a scholarship to an Economics/Business Administration Major who demonstrates outstanding academic leadership
Ellis C. Shultis and Augusta H. Shultis '34 Scholarship
Established in 2010 through a bequest, this scholarship is awarded to students with distinguished high school or college records in English and/or to students from Greene County, New York
Everal & Evelyn Friend Smith Scholarship
The Everal J. and Evelyn Friend Smith scholarship is awarded to a deserving student from the region in which Everal and Evelyn were born, namely Franklin and/or St. Lawrence Counties in northern New York State, but shall not be limited to that region.
Grace Jones Spain Scholarship
This scholarship was established in 1989 as a memorial to Grace Jones Spain. Mrs. Spain was a pioneer in a new area of nursing, dedicating much of her professional life to the settlement houses of New York City. She was instrumental in the success of the Henry Street Settlement Home that became a model for similar operations throughout the country. She was an advocate of improved healthcare for over four decades. Income from the fund provides a scholarship to a rising junior nursing or health professional major with academic achievement and financial need.
Otto Steinbach Memorial Scholarship in Chemistry
Established by Grace Steinbach in memory of her husband, a former Professor of Chemistry at Hartwick, this scholarship is awarded to a rising junior or senior Chemistry or Biochemistry major who has demonstrated high academic achievement.
Albert H. Ubert H'79 Scholarship
The Albert H. Ubert H'79 Scholarship was established in 1965 to provide an award to a student associated with an active campus ministry program demonstrating financial need, scholarship and leadership.
John and Harriet VanWoert Scholarship
Established by Mr. and Mrs. VanWoert in 1990, this scholarship provides general financial aid.
Wilber National Bank Scholarship
Established by Wilber National Bank to provide scholarships for deserving students from within its service territory.
Barbara F. Wilder H'93 and Philip S. Wilder, Jr H'93 Citizenship Award
This endowment was established in 1992 in honor of Dr. Philip Wilder, Jr., President of Hartwick College from 1977-1992. Income from the fund provides a scholarship to a rising senior whose career at Hartwick exemplifies outstanding leadership, campus citizenship, and strong academic performance.
Carol Leigh Wilson '82 Memorial Scholarship
The parents of Carol Leigh Wilson established this fund in 1983 in memory of their daughter. The award of a bookstore credit is presented to a graduating senior from Ramapo High School, who lives in Wyckoff or Franklin Lakes, NJ, or an upperclassman currently attending Hartwick from Ramapo High School.
Dr. Frank Wolford Scholarship
This scholarship was established through the estate of Esther Wolford (Mrs. Porter Backus) in 1981, in memory of her father, the Rev. Dr. Frank Wolford. Both Esther and her father graduated from the Hartwick Seminary; Dr. Wolford in 1883 and Mrs. Backus in 1917. For over 25 years, Dr. Wolford served Hartwick College in different capacities, including Dean of the Seminary, professor and Secretary of the Faculty. The scholarship is to be awarded based on ability and need, preferably to a town of Hartwick student.
Dewitt C. & Lida J. Yager Scholarship
The Dewitt C. and Lida J. Yager scholarship is awarded to first year student raised in Otsego, Delaware or Schoharie Counties who has maintained at least a B average in high school and demonstrates financial need.
Young/Woodard Endowed Scholarship
The Young/Woodard Scholarship was established in 1989 in memory of Dr. Carol Woodard's mother. It is to be awarded annually to an entering freshman woman with demonstrated financial need.
Keith A. Youngman '05 Award in Economics
This award was established in 2007 by Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Youngman in memory of their son, Keith, who was a member of the graduating class of 2005. This award is presented to a rising junior or senior Economics major for the purpose of providing financial support for an off-campus internship or J-term experience, to be completed prior to graduation, which will significantly benefit the student. The annual recipient of the award is selected by the economics faculty based on his or her demonstration of strong morals, an established work ethic, an enterprising spirit, engagement with the Hartwick College community and the community at large, and support for his or her fellow students and the faculty of the department.