Scholarships and Awards
1931 Class Fund: was the College's first endowed class fund. It was launched by a gift from Carl Haischer and supplemented by classmates in 1988 to financially assist future students
1939 Class Fund: provides general support each year to deserving students. It was started by George Leggett, Jack Weinger, and Sam Perry and supplemented generously by their classmates on the occasion of their 50th reunion
1943 Class Fund: was initiated by Herb Seidel and generously supplement by his classmates to provide support to students with financial need
1951 Class Fund: was initiated by Gabriel Buschle, Jay McConnell, and Carl Miller in 2002 in atticipation of their 55th reunion in 2006. This scholarship, endowed by members of the Class of 1951, is awarded to undergraduate students based on financial need, academic merit, and strength of character
Maurice M. & Annette B. Alexander Wetland Research Fund: was established in honor of Professor Alexander, Class of 1940, and Mrs. Alexander by family and former students, to provide annual support for graduate research in wetland ecology and management
Domenico '41 & Serafina Annese Fund: was established by the Annese's to provide scholarship support to deserving landscape architecture students
Bauer-Forecon Scholarship: was established by the Forecon Company on their 50th anniversary in honor of their founder, Curtis H. Bauer '50 to assist undergraduate or graduate students with concentrating studies in the area of forest management with the Department of Forest and Natural Resource Management. Recipients must be in good academic standing with demonstrated financial need, and preference is given to candidates with a high probability of becoming a practicing forester or consulting forester
Herbert R. Baxter Scholarship Fund: was established in 1998 by his wife, Catherine. This endowment provides scholarship support to deserving Forestry students
Jay & Olive Bentley Scholarship Fund: was established by Dr. William Bentley in honor of his parents to aid deserving undergraduate students in the Forest Resource Management program
John V. Berglund Memorial Forestry Scholarship Fund: was established in 1988 in the name of John V. Berglund '66, a 21-year Forestry faculty member and Dean of the School of Forestry from 1979-1986. It is awarded to students of exceptional professional promise
Blasland, Bouck & Lee ESF in High School Minority Scholarship/Internship Program: was established to provide scholarships to minority high school graduates who choose to study an engineering or specific discipline at ESF
Board of Trustees Fund: was established by members of the ESF Board of Trustees to be used at the discretion of the President to assist deserving ESF students
Olin & Grace Bockes Fund: was established to assist the educational and research program in Environmental Forest Engineering
Simeon H. Bornt III Memorial Fund: was created by a special gift from Sara Bornt in honor of her husband, Simeon H. Bornt III '73, to assist deserving students at ESF
Bristol-Myers Squibb Minority Scholars Program: was established by Bristol-Myers Squibb to provide scholarship support to under-represented students at ESF as well as funding for recruitment and retention of minority students.
John W. & Elizabeth C. Brooks Fund: was established to provide equipment, materials and program support for the Department of Paper Science and Engineering at the discretion of the Faculty Chair
H.P. Brown Endowed Scholarship: was established by a student of former faculty member H.P. Brown. The scholarship is used to provide support to graduate students whose studies focus in the area of tropical woods
Henry H. Buckley Scholarship: was established by the Henry H. Buckley Foundation in honor of Henry H. Buckley to support the education of deserving ESF students
Frank & Letitia Buholtz Endowed Scholarship in Honor of Dr. C. Eugene Farnsworth: was established by Mr. Frank Buholtz, Ranger School Class of 1947, and his wife, Letitia, in honor of Dr. C. Eugene Farnsworth. Dr. Farnsworth was a former ESF faculty member and Director of the
Robert L. Burgess Graduate Scholarship in Ecology: is used to assist graduate students who are recognized for their contributions in the research and commitment to the study, teaching, and application of ecology, as part of the legacy of Dr. Robert L. Burgess, EFB Faculty Emeritus, to further the awareness of the essential need for ecology in the world
Russell F. Burke Memorial Fund: was established in memory of Russell F. Burke '60, by his wife, to recognize deserving undergraduate landscape architecture students
Emanuel J. Carter Jr. Award: was established to support ESF faculty research, teaching, and public service activities and to also provide scholarships for graduate and undergraduate students interested in landscape architecture by ESF Faculty member, Emanuel J. Carter, Jr.
Daniel M. Castagnozzi Memorial Fund: was created and funded by the family of Daniel Castagnozzi. Mr. Castagnozzi was a graduate of the
Denise M. Ceremeli Memorial Fund: was established by Edward and Janice Cerimeli in memory of their daughter, Denise Cerimeli '88. This scholarship is awarded to deserving students in the Department of Environmental Studies, with a preference given to students with financial need
Betty Moore Chamberlaine Memorial Fund: was established to aid a deserving graduate student in the avian management field
John & Marie Chamberlaine Memorial Scholarship: was established to support deserving undergraduate students in the wildlife management field
Chemistry Citizenship Award: was established to provide an annual scholarship to a sophomore, junior, or senior chemistry undergraduate student active in chemistry-related extra-curricular activities and/or service to the College promoting chemistry. Awards shall be selected by the Department of Chemistry Chair, and recipient must be in good academic standing but preference should not be given to those with the highest grade point average
Chemistry Emeriti Faculty Fellowship: was established by Dr. Edwin C. Jahn to aid graduate students of the Department of Chemistry at ESF
Earl Church Memorial Fund: was created in Mr. Earl Church's memory. Mr. Church spent twenty years teaching, developing, and researching the basic foundations of Analytical Photogrammetry. The fund supports students who are carrying on his legacy by studying photogrammetry
John P. Clark Memorial Scholarship: was established in 1987 by the parents of John P. Clark '77 and supported by an annual memorial golf tournament organized by John's friends, Rick '78 and Lonny Watro. This fund assist students of high academic achievement with demonstrated financial need
Class of 1964 Scholarship: was established in 2000 to provide aid to students in need. This fund was initiated by Susan Mead Hughson with support by classmates Harry Barber, Harold Brotzman, Harold Burghart, Alan Eachus, Alan Kubarek, and Thomas Okoniewski
Raymond & Barbara Cline Silviculture Scholarship: was established through a bequest from Barbara Holden Cline in honor of her husband, Raymond Albert Cline. This endowment provides scholarships for students in the Forest Ecosystems area of study with a strong interest in silviculure research and practice
Sandy Cochran Memorial Fund: was created to memorialize Sandy Cochran's achievements in forestry and the wood products industry
Dann Colvin Scholarship: was established to honor the memory of Dann Colvin '55 by his wife, Louise Colvin Vier. This scholarship fund provides scholarship support to deserving students majoring in either Landscape Architecture or Environmental Studies
Daniel Cooke '55
Douglas L. and Susan M. Cotton Fund for Entreprenurial Development: was established in 2005, to support an academic program dedicated to the instruction of undergraduate or graduate students in the pricipals and mechanics of entrepreneurship
William J Cox Memorial Scholarship: is funded by trust established by the Lumbermen's Insurance Company, Ltd. in memory of it's founder William J. Cox. The William J. Cox Memorial Fund provides scholarships for employees in the forest products industry and their children at several
William Cross Memorial Scholarship: was established in 1986 by the family of William Cross, Class of 1951, to aid students with financial need
Wilford A. Dence Fellowship: memorializes Professor Wilford A. Dence, Class of 1920, renowned educator and researcher associated with the College for 46 years, through an award to an outstanding graduate student specializing in fish, wildlife and natural history
Aladino Duke Scholarship: was established in 2004, by Gordon Bowen '38, in honor of his friend, Aladino Duke '39. Mr. Duke spent his entire 40+ year career as an employee of the United States Park Service. The award provides aid deserving junior and senior Landscape Architecture undergraduate students
George F. Earle Scholarship for Off-campus Study: was established in honor of George Earl's 90th birthday by family members Dick '60 and Pat Gustafson. The Gustafson's gift was generously supplement by for students and colleagues of Professor Earle. The fund supports landscape architecture students participating in the off-campus program during their 5th year of study, and is awarded to students with the highest overall academic averages.
George F. Earle Scholarship Fund: honors the College's Professor of Art from 1965 to 1986, who founded the off-campus program in Landscape Architecture and who was Syracuse University Ski Coach for many years.
C. Eugene Farnsworth Memorial Fellowship: was created in 1983 to pay lasting tribute to Professor C. Eugene Farnsworth's distinguished 42-year teaching and research career at the
Sol Feinstone Environmental Award: was created in 1976 by acclaimed historian, author and ESF graduate Sol Feinstone, to recognize and reward individuals for siginificant contributions to protecting the environment, promoting the wise use and management of natural resources and promoting the spirit of volunteerism.
Dorothy and Donald Ferlow Scholarship: was established by ESF Visiting Instructor, Don Ferlow' 56 and his wife, Dot, to provide awards to landscape architecture students in the second year of graduate study or fourth year or higher of undergraduate study. Recipients must be in good academic standing; must be conscientious, dedicated and diligent toward the practice of their profession; must display flexibility in their work; and must show diversity in their professional and personal interests
Jean E. Fisher Memorial Fund: was established in memory of Mr. Jean Fisher who had worked at SUNY ESF for over 24 years
Department of Forestry Endowment: provides support to deserving graduate students studying with the Faculy of Forest and Natural Resources Management.
Forestry Undergraduate Scholarship: provides support to deserving undergraduate students studying with the Department of Forest and Natural Resource Management.
Jeremy Frenzel Scholarship for Tropical Ecology Field Experience: was established in memory of Jeremy Frenzel '03 by his parents and siblings to provide financial assistance to financially needy and deserving students who wish to participate in the Tropical Ecology field experience currently held in
Philip F. Friedman Memorial Fund: was established by Sylvia Ackerman Friedman in memory of her husband, Philip, Class of 1930, to assist deserving students
Richard & Patricia Gustafson Charitable Remainder Unitrust: was established by Richard '60 and Patricia Gustafson to assist deserving Landscape Architecture students
Gutchess Family Fund: was established to support deserving students by Neil B. Gutchess '55 and the Gutchess family owners of Gutchess Lumber in
Gary Hamilton '76 Memorial Scholarship: assists students who demonstrate financial need, who are in an undergraduate planning or planning related program, and who are studying with either the Department of Landscape Architecture or the Department of Environmental Studies. This fund was established by
Joseph and Ruth Hasenstab Memorial Scholarship: was established in 2004 by Michael '71 & Barbara Hasenstab in honor of his parents, Joseph and Ruth Hasenstab. This scholarship is used to assist deserving sophomore, junior, or senior students selected on the basis of personal academic achievement. First preference for awards are given to students majoring in Plant Science, although all academic majors are eligible.
Janet W. Hensel Memorial Fund: was established to provide funds for the continued benefit of the F. Franklin Moon Library at ESF
Bernard & Rebecca Hirsch Scholarship: was created by Morris Hirsch '38 in honor of his parents, with the stipulation that the income be awarded to deserving students with financial need
Bill & Helen Webb Huntington Field Apprenticeship Fund: was established by a former director of the Archer and
Matthias C. Huppach '29 Scholarship: was established by his wife Beatrice and son, Charles '58. to provide support for undergraduate students who have demonstrated academic achievement and are pursuing the recreation option in the Forest Resource Management Program
Jack Hutton Scholarship: was established by Gordon Bowen '38 in honor of his friend, Jack Hutton, to provide support to undergraduate students studying with the Department of Forest & Natural Resource Management
International Paper Co. Endowed Centennial Scholarship: was established to assist with the recruitment and retention of minority undergraduate students studying with the Faculties of Forest and Natural Resource Management, Wood Products Engineering, and Wild Life Biology
Edwin C. Jahn Fellowship: was endowed by the Empire State Paper Research Association in the name of its beloved director and dean emeritus of the College, Edwin C. Jahn.. It provides assistance to an outstanding graduate student by faculty vote
Edwin C. Jahn Fund: was established to award funds, at the discretion of the President, to the needs of the Department of Chemistry, the Department of Paper Science and Engineering, and the F. Franklin Moon Library
Lancy Jen '51 Scholarship: was established by her family to provide support to undergraduate students who have completed at least two years of study in the Paper Science and Engineering Program with a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or greater. First preference is given to students from
Robert B. Johnson & Class of 1952 Scholarship: was established by the Class of 1952 in honor of their 50th reunion and in memory of their friend and class leader, Robert B. Johnson, to support deserving undergraduate students
William L. Johnson Fund For The Mapping Sciences: was established in memory of faculty member Bill Johnson by his friend Paul Hopkins and Bill's parents and brother to support the instruction and research activities of the mapping sciences laboratory. This support includes, travel grants for undergraduate students, purchase of equipment or software, thesis research, staff training, and awards to graduate students
Kappa Phi Delta Scholarship Fund: was established in 2003, to assist undergraduate students with financial need who mirror the spirit of Kappa Phi Delta, the Forestry fraternity. The students honored with this award are well-rounded individuals who have good academic records as well as a history of extra-curricular activities and work experience
E. Scott Kasprowicz '78 Fund: was established to provide fellowship support for graduate students in the Department of Landscape Architecture, with particular preference to Masters candidates in Community Design and Planning
William Munsey Kennedy Jr. Distinguished Professor and Scholarship Fund in Landscape Architecture: was established by the estate of Helen R. Kennedy in memory of her husband, Bill Kennedy, class of . This endowment sponsors a faculty position in landscape architecture and provides scholarships to landscape architecture students.
Friedrich Klaehn Award: was created in 1962 by the Board of Trustees of the College for students majoring in silviculture. A graduate of the
A. E. Komar Student Aid Fund: provides assistance to deserving students selected by the Financial Aid Office and was established by Al Komar, class of 1950.
LA Group Scholarship: was established by the LA Group, a landscape architecture practice located in
Landscape Architecture Advisory Council Scholarship: provides support to deserving landscape architecture students. The fund was created through gifts from the members of the Landscape Architecture Advisory Council.
Gerald N. Lanier Memorial Fund: was established to recognize and reward graduate students of high academic achievement in entomology, the field of study that Professor Lanier championed so vigorously through his teaching and research until his death in 1989
Albert L. Leaf Memorial Fund: has been granted yearly since 1979 to graduate students in forest soil science to commemorate the outstanding internationally recognized contributions over 42 years by Professor Leaf to the College and the profession of forestry
George W. Lee '47 Endowment Fund: provides support for a deserving student in honor of George W. Lee '47
Littlehales Scholarship Fund: was established by Ed '42 and Edna Littlehales to provide assistance to undergraduate students with financial need who are studying with the Department of Forestry
Josiah Lowe & Hugh Wilcox Scholarship Fund: was established in 1996 to assist students pursuing graduate level studies in plant physiology, mycology, and plant pathology in honor of two legenday professors, Josiah Lowe and Hugh Wilcox.
Bob Marshall Endowed Fund: was created to support the Bob Marshall Fellowship in wilderness management and policy studies in honor of reknown wildness explorer and ESF alumnus, Bob Marshall.
Carmen McCoy-Harrison Memorial Scholarship: was established in honor of Carmen McCoy-Harrison, a former Director of Multicultural Affairs, to assist deserving multicultural students
Herbert B. McKean '33 Endowment Fund: was established to provide support for students interested in Wood Products Engineering to honor Herbert B. McKean '33
John A. Meyer Endowed Professorship: named in memory of John A. Meyer class of 1958 an outstanding ESF teacher, and researcher, by his wife, Marion W. Meyer.. This endowment will fund a named faculty position and research budget.
John A. Meyer Environmental Chemistry Scholarship: has assisted undergraduate students in chemistry since 1980. It is made possible by gifts from Professor John A. Meyer '58, a recognized authority in nuclear chemistry whose research interests at the College focused upon wood polymers and the chemical modification of wood, radiation chemistry and neutron activation analysis
John A. Meyer Graduate Fellowship: was created in 1983 by Dr. Meyer '58 and his wife, Marion Waterman Meyer. It provides one year, renewable awards to advanced degree candidates in polymer and environmental chemistry, wood science, or environmental biology
John A. Meyer Wood Plastic Scholarship: established in 1981, goes annually to undergraduate students in wood science. Dr. Meyer '58 completed more than 30 years of service to the College in various capacities before his retirement in 1985 as professor of nuclear and radiation chemistry. His applied research investigations in the 1960's developed the thermal system for making wood polymers which became the catalyst for the development of wood-composite specialty products industry worldwide
Patricia & Jeffrey '77 Morrell Scholarship: was established to provide scholarships for students who are juniors and seniors in environmental and forest biology who have shown exceptional leadership ability, either through community service or activity in student organizations
John L. Morrison Scholarship Fund: was established by the family and former students of Dr. Morrison to support students with financial need interested in botany. John Morrison was a professor of botany and inspired a generation of students with his knowledge
NYS Conservation Officers Assoc. Scholarship: provides support to undergraduate students studying at the
O'Brien & Gere ESF in High School Minority Scholarship/Internship Program: provides scholarships to minority high school graduates who choose to study an engineering or specific discipline at ESF
Randolph Greene Pack Environmental Institute: was established by Virgina Lathrup (Pack) Townsend in memory of her father to provide support to enhance educational and research programs dedicated to the conservation of the natural environment
Pound Family Endowed Scholarship: was established by the Charles Pound in honor of with the Pound family's three generations of ESF alumni, to provide support for students with financial need
Jerome & Bertha Prigoff Endowment: provides scholarship support for students with financial need. The Prigoff's were friends of the College and well known members of the
Alec C. Proskine '36 Scholarship Fund: was established to provide support to deserving graduate students studying with the Department of Landscape Architecture and the Department of Forestry
Eugene C. Reichard Scholarship: provides support to students with financial need in honor of Eugene C. Reichard '25
Carl M. Rise Fellowship in
Raymond Rizzo Memorial Scholarship Fund: was established to provide aid to students in their fourth year in the forestry program
Phyllis Roskin Memorial Award: was established in 1968 in memory of Phyllis Roskin, a graduate student in Forest Botany and Pathology, to be given annually to an outstanding upper-class female students, with priority given to a student in the biological sciences
Laurence E. Russell Endowed Scholarship: was established by Laurence E. Russell to fund an annual award for student(s) enrolled in Paper Science and Engineering with a management minor
SAF Bauer/Sand Scholarship Fund: was established by the Society of American Foresters in honor of Curtis H. Bauer '50 and Robert M. Sand '50 to assist deserving Forestry students
Richard W. Sage Jr. Apprenticeship Fund: was established to provide funds used for apprenticeships at the
Randall Jay Schmidt Memorial Fund: was established in 1998 in memory of Mr. Randall Schmidt to support students with financial needs and good academic standing
Conrad Schuerch Chemistry Graduate Scholarship: was established to aid deserving forest chemistry students with financial need in honor of Dr. Schuerch a well respected member of the Department of Chemistry.
Gary Scott Memorial Fund: was established to support deserving ESF students. This scholarship was started by a gift from Phillip Woodall in honor of his friend and comrade-in-arms Lt. Gary Scott '67, who was killed in active duty in
Walter A. Sherman Undergraduate Scholarship: was established by Walter Sherman in 1999 to aid students in the Paper Science and Engineering Program. Walter Sherman was a graduate of ESF in 1937. He spent his career with Flambeau Paper Company and after retirement consulted in
Hardy L. Shirley Memorial Fund: was established to provide support for faculty development, especially in the area of instruction in honor of former ESF Dean Hardy Shirley.
Savel B. Silverborg Memorial Scholarship: was established in memory of Savel B. Silverborg, a former ESF faculty member in EFB and an expert in forest pathology, to assist deserving Environmental and Forest Biology students
John & Henrietta Simeone Endowed Fellowship: was established to provide aid to a deserving graduate student in Forest Entomology by reknown ESF faculy emerituts and forest entomologist Dr. John Simeone and his wife Etta.
Raymond M. '52 and Rita J. Smith Scholarship Fund: was established to provide support to students with financial need and high academic achievement with preference given to students from
Ernest Sondheimer Fund: was established in 1974 to honor the memory and work of Professor Ernest Sondheimer, who was a distinguished faculty member in the College's Chemistry Department from 1957 to 1973
Joseph S. Spaid, Sr. Fellowship: was established in 1986 by grants from KeyCorp and KeyBank of Central New York, to be awarded by faculty vote to a graduate student who has shown outstanding scholarship and unusual promise for future leadership in his or her chosen career
Leroy C. Stegeman Endowment in Invertebrate Ecology: has recognized excellence through grants for student research since 1990. This fund honors Dr. Leroy C. Stegeman, who retired in 1965 after 36 years of service as a Professor of Zoology
Edna Bailey Sussman Fund: awards paid summer internships to students throughout the
Vivian Ryan Sutton Scholarship: was established to honor Vivian R. Sutton a former English Professor who taught many ESF students, and assists deserving students during their sophomore, junior or senior year in Landscape Architecture or Environmental Studies
Michael M. Szwarc Memorial Fellowship: was established in memory of world-reknown chemisty Michael Szwarc by his children to assist graduate students studying in the field of physical chemistry
Walter E. Tarbox Memorial Scholarship: was established in 1981.by the family of Walter Tarbox in his memory. Walter passed away during his 5th year of study at ESF. This scholarship is awarded to students in the BLA program
Louis J. Thaisz Memorial Scholarship: was established to support deserving undergraduate students, sophomore or higher, studying with the Department of Paper Science Engineering, with a grade point average of 3.0 or higher. The fund was created by Robert Thaisz ' 73 in memory of his father, Louis.
Tropical Social Forestry Fund: grants money toward travel and living expenses to students who participate in field research or internship experiences in tropical regions, relating to use and management of forest and associated natural resources, so as to benefit local people and their communities
Piet Van Witsen Memorial Scholarship: is funded in memory of Piet Van Witsen by his family. This scholarship is awarded to needy and deserving students in The Ranger School Program
John J. View Memorial Scholarship: was established in 1988 by Rita M. View in memory of her husband. It is awarded annually to a student who ranks high in scholarship and character, and who requires financial help to begin or continue an education at the college
Richard J. and Lonny J. Watro Fund: was established to aid programs within the college
Robert Westbrook Memorial Scholarship: was established to assist deserving
Beverly Whaley Scholarship: was created by the Women of the University Community to honor Beverly Whaley, wife of former ESF President Ross Whaley. The fund provides assistance to female students in their sophomore or junior year of undergraduate study with preference given to students from the
Robert A. Zabel Endowed Scholarship: was established by the family of Robert Zabel in 1999 to assist deserving students with financial needs in the EFB program pursuing a graduate degree with emphasis in mycology, forest pathology, wood decay, and/or microbiology