Awards and Scholarships

Thanks to the generosity of our donors, the School of Business is able to provide over 20 scholarships and awards to deserving students.  These awards are typically made on the basis of a competitive process that begins with an application by students.  The invitation to apply is ordinarily issued early in the Spring term via an email from the Dean's Office that includes instructions, a deadline and an application form.  To be considered for an award, an applicant must be returning to the School during the following academic year.  Applications and any appropriate supporting materials are reviewed by the School's Scholarships and Awards Committee that recommends recipients to the Dean as appropriate.  Notice of receipt of scholarships and awards is typically made in mid-April.  The monies are applied to the recipient's tuition and fee charges.  Additional information is available from the Office of the Dean.

Undergraduate Scholarships

The Financial Accounting Peer Tutoring Scholarship
(Est. $1000)
Award to a junior Accounting major with a minimum grade of B in Accounting 301 and 302, as well as a willingness to tutor during the senior year. Supported by Dr. Harry Howe and selected by faculty in the School of Business.

AP Professionals Scholarship
(Est. $500)
Award to outstanding senior accounting student to assist with tuition. Supported by Mark P. Pautler, President, AP Professionals

Ambassador Apartments Scholarship in Accounting
(Est. $500)
Scholarship awarded on a competitive basis to an outstanding student majoring in Accounting. Recipient selected based upon academic merit, citizenship, and service. Recipient selected by faculty in School of Business. Endowed by Frank Csapo, Ambassador Apartments.

Federation of Home Bureaus Scholarship
(Est. $500)
Award to deserving student in the field of Business Administration. Endowed by the NYS Federation of Home Bureaus, Inc.

The Humphrey Family Endowed Scholarship - Wyoming County Bank
(Est. $1500)
Scholarship to assist business students with tuition, based on the following criteria: students enrolled in the School of Business whose home address is in Livingston or Wyoming Counties, are juniors who have cumulative grade point averages of 3.0 or better, and demonstrate potential for leadership and success in business through participation in student clubs, volunteer activities, inercollegiate or intramural athletic, or by experience in jobs or internships. Recipients selected by the School of Business Faculty Scholarship Committee. Supported by the Humphrey Family.

The Flanders Group Insurance Career Scholarship
(Est. $1000)
Award to School of Business juniors with a demonstrated interest in pursuing a career in insurance and a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.75. The recipients must complete a three credit internship at one or more insurance companies, providing 115 hours of work over the course of a semester. Supported by The Flanders Group.

The Eleanor Chamberlin Memorial Scholarhip
(Est. $1200)
Award to a senior at SUNY Geneseo with a solid academic record (minimum of 3.0 GPA) majoring in Business Administration and who demonstrates leadership and integrity. The recipient will be chosen by a scholarship committee in the School of Business. Supported through an endowment established by Marilyn Lyon, in memory of her Aunt Ellie.

The Ryan Kennedy Memorial Scholarship Fund
(Est. $1000)
Award for an undergraduate in the School of Business with a minimum GPA of 3.0. The recipient must be involved in extra curricular activities and must be someone whose life has been touched by cancer. The fund was established by Adam Turkewotz '05 and other friends of Ryan Kennedy. Ryan was an accounting major who graduated from SUNY Geneseo in 2005 and who lost his life to cancer shortly thereafter.

Business Advisory Council Merit Scholarships
(Est. $500 each)
Two scholarships based on academic merit. Recipients chosen by Advisory Council Scholarship Committee in consultation with the School of Business Scholarship Committee. Supported by the School of Business.

Jones Memorial (Livingston Chamber of Commerce) Scholarship
(Est. $1000)
Award to an outstanding undergraduate student in the School of Business. The Chamber of Commerce stipulates that preference be given to Livingston County student.

Edward Pettinella '73 Senior Leadership Endowed Scholarship
(Est. $2500)
Award to an incoming senior enrolled in the School of Business who demostrates finanical need, an impressive record of undergraduate achievement, leadership and strong potential for success in their professional careers as alumni of Geneseo.  This scholaship is supported by an endowment generously established by Edward Pettinella, Class of 1973.

Graduate (Must be enrolled in Geneseo's MS in Accounting Program)

William D.J. Cotton Scholarship for Accounting Students
(Est. $500)
Award to an outstanding student who has applied to the SUNY Geneseo Masters in Accounting program and is determined by the Scholarship Committee of the School of Business. Supported by William Cotton.

The Yan Zhu Cindy Guan Memorial Scholarship
(Est. $500)
Award to a full time graduate student in the MS in Accounting program. Recipient must have earned a minimum undergraduate grade point average of 3.0 and distinguish him or herself in the undergraduate program leading to this study. Preference will be given to students who recieved their undergraduate degree from Geneseo. 

John '95 and Stephen '99 Vamossy Scholarship
(Est. $1200)
Award given to a student entering the M.S. in Accounting Program. The recipient will be announced in the spring of his/her senior year, and will be selected by faculty in the School of Business. Award criteria include: active membership in an organization outside the School of Business; demonstrated financial need; and academic success. Applicants will be asked to submit an essay addressing the importance of a balance between academic success and involvement in activities/organizations outside the classroom. Supported by John '95 and Stephen '99 Vamossy