Scholarship Endowment Funds

Title Type Description
AXA Foundation Scholarship Fund General Through the work of former trustee Clarence Wright, this fund was established by AXA Foundation to support scholarships for students with financial need.
Board of Trustees 40th Anniversary Scholarship Endowment Fund General This fund was established by Excelsior College’s trustees to support scholarships for students with financial need.
Brigadier General Jerry L. and Judy A. Neff Scholarship Fund Military This fund was established by alumnus and trustee Jerry L. Neff and his wife, Judy A. Neff, to support scholarships for students with financial need who are members of the U.S. Army National Guard or the U.S. Air National Guard.
Carole M. Thomas Scholarship Fund for Students in Business Program Specific This fund was established by employee Karen A. Halaco to support scholarships for students with financial need enrolled in any of Excelsior’s business programs. (Fund has not yet reached the threshold for distribution.)
Charlene Gregg and Bobbie Kinsinger Endowment Fund General This fund was established by Arthur J. Gregg, chair emeritus of the Board of Trustees, and trustee emeritus Robert E. Kinsinger in memory of their wives to support scholarships for students with financial need.
Chief of Police (Retired) Robert P. Williams Scholarship Fund Program Specific This fund was established by alumnus and former faculty member Robert P. Williams to support scholarships for students with financial need in criminal justice programs.
Citizens Bank Scholarship Fund General This fund was established by Citizens Bank to support scholarships for students with financial need.
Colonel William C. Lafield Endowed Scholarship Fund Military This fund was established by former trustee Jack M. Lafield to support scholarships for students and those seeking to enroll in Excelsior College who are U.S. military servicemembers, U.S. military veterans, or members of their immediate families based on financial need.
Dana E. and Barry J. Yanulavich Scholarship Endowment Fund Program Specific This fund was established by alumna and retired employee, Dana Yanulavich and her husband, Barry Yanulavich, to support scholarships for students in Excelsior’s liberal arts programs with financial need.
David W. Miller Memorial Endowed Scholarship Fund Program Specific This fund was established by alumna and former trustee Elizabeth L. Bewley in memory of her professor, David W. Miller, to support students who demonstrate academic merit by maintaining a minimum grade point average of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale, with a preference for students who maintain a grade point average of 3.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale, who must have completed at least half the credits required toward the degree program in which they are enrolled, who must be enrolled in a business program or course of study leading to a bachelor’s degree or higher, and who must not have third-party support for their educational expenses and must demonstrate financial need as determined through the submission of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or its successor application.
Dr. Jane LeClair ’94, ’95 Scholarship Fund for Women in Technology Program Specific This fund was established by alumna and former employee Jane LeClair to support scholarships for women entering or continuing in any of Excelsior’s technology programs, with priority given to women seeking to enter the cybersecurity field.
Dr. Lawrence and Betty Wei Nursing Scholarship Fund Program Specific This fund was established by alumna Betty Wei and her husband, Lawrence Wei, to support scholarships for students enrolled in Excelsior’s pre-licensure nursing program and are either CPNE-eligible or are within 10 credits of the CPNE with financial need.
Dr. Richard L. Leveroni Endowed Scholarship Fund Program Specific This fund was established by James McNerney in memory of alumnus and faculty member Dr. Richard L. Leveroni to support scholarships for students pursuing degrees in Excelsior’s liberal arts program with preference given to students in the master’s program. Additionally, preference will be given to students who are not active or retired members of the military.
Elizabeth Margaret Ann Jaunal (nee Davidson) Memorial Scholarship Fund Military This fund was established by alumnus and trustee Garry Jaunal and his wife, Bridget Jaunal, in memory of his mother, Elizabeth. This fund supports scholarships for serving members of any branch of the armed forces of the United States or Canada, including National Guard or reserve units, any honorably discharged veteran of such service, and any spouse or child of any such person, with priority given to any applicant who is an actively serving member or a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps pursuing an associate or bachelor’s degree at Excelsior College that will be the first of that level of undergraduate degree earned by the applicant. If recipient continues to meet eligibility, maintains a cumulative grade point average of “B” or 3.0 grade point average (out of a 4.0 grade point scale), and also remains enrolled and diligently pursuing an undergraduate degree program at Excelsior, award of this scholarship may be made to the same student any number of times without limitation.
Entrepreneur: Business & Technology Fund Program Specific This fund was established by alumnus and former trustee Harry Staley to support scholarships for students enrolled in Excelsior’s business or technology programs who are, or who plan to become, entrepreneurs.
Ewald B. Nyquist Scholarship Fund General This fund was established by the Edward B. Nyquist Memorial Fund to support scholarships for students with financial need who demonstrate high academic achievement.
Excelsior College Scholarship Endowment Fund General This fund was established by The George I. Alden Trust and Willard A. Genrich, chancellor emeritus of the Board of Regents of the University of the State of New York, to support scholarships for students with financial need.
Excelsior College Veterans Endowment Fund Military This fund was established by alumna and former trustee The Honorable Bryanne A. Hamill and her husband, Thomas Gerard Hamill, to support scholarship for veterans of the U.S. military.
Fred L. Emerson Foundation Scholarship Fund General This fund was established by the Fred L. Emerson Foundation to support scholarships for students with financial need who demonstrate high academic achievement.
Gregg and Lisa Smith Technology Scholarship Fund Program Specific This fund was established by alumnus and faculty member Gregg Smith and his wife, Lisa Smith, to support the costs associated with technology students taking humanities courses in fulfillment of degree requirements at Excelsior.
The Honorable Bryanne Hamill Scholarship Fund Military This fund was established by alumna and former trustee The Honorable Bryanne A. Hamill to support scholarships for students with financial need who are on active duty in the U.S. military, or are veterans of U.S. military service.
John F. Ebersole Access Scholarship Endowment Fund General This fund was established by members of the Excelsior College President’s Advisory Council to support scholarships for students with financial need.
Karl G. Lawrence Endowment Fund General This fund was established by former employee Karl Lawrence, PhD, to support student scholarships and program activities. (Fund has not yet reached the threshold for distribution.)
Kushner and Lindholm Family Scholarship Endowment Fund General This fund was established by retired employee Cathy Kushner and her husband, David Lindholm, to support scholarships for current and enrolling students with financial need.
Laura J. Ebersole Scholarship Fund General This fund was established by John F. Ebersole, the second president of Excelsior College, and his wife, Connie Cramer, to support scholarships for a female student with financial need from any state to honor Laura Ebersole’s spirit of inquiry, passion for learning, and understanding of the enduring importance of education.
Lieutenant General Joseph S. and Anita L. Laposata Scholarship Fund for Military Enlisted and Their Spouses Military This fund was established by former trustee Joseph S. Laposata and his wife, Anita L. Laposata, to support scholarships for students with financial need who are enlisted in the U.S. military and their spouses.
Lois G. and William T. Moran Scholarship Endowment Fund Program Specific This fund was established by alumnus and former trustee William T. Moran and his wife, Lois G. Moran, to support scholarships for students with financial need in Excelsior’s associate degrees in nursing programs.
Lt. Col. Charles A. Pesnicak Sr. Veterans Scholarship Endowment Fund Military This fund was established by trustee emeritus Lawrence E. Vertucci and his wife, G. Frances Vertucci, to support scholarships for veterans of the U.S. military who demonstrate financial need.
Master Sergeant David K. Thuma Memorial Scholarship Fund Military This fund was established by alumnus Michael Jefferson and other servicemembers in memory of their fellow servicemember, David K. Thuma, to support scholarships for students who are members of the U.S.A. Special Forces or are Command Sergeants Major of the Special Forces.
Michael J. Cooley Scholarship Endowment Fund Program Specific This fund was established by retired employee Mary Beth Hanner in memory of her husband and faculty member, Michael Cooley, to support scholarships for students with financial need in health sciences programs.
Military Financial Assistance Endowment Fund Military This fund was established by alumnus and former trustee William T. Moran and his wife, Lois G. Moran, to support scholarships for servicemembers and their families with financial need as they engage in study at Excelsior College.
Murray and Estelle Block Scholarship Endowment Fund Program Specific This fund was established by retired employee Murray Block in memory of his wife, Estelle, to support scholarships for students with financial need, with preference given to students in a business or technology program.
Pastor Angelina Robles Lopez Scholarship Fund General This fund was established by Rev. Fernando Lopez in memory of his wife, Angelina, an Excelsior alumna, to support scholarships for students with financial need who wish to achieve their educational goals and dreams.
Regents College Alumni Association Scholarship Fund General This fund was established by the Regents College Alumni Association to support scholarships for undergraduate students with financial need who demonstrate high academic achievement.
Richard and Barbara Reeves-Ellington Scholarship Fund Program Specific This fund was established by former faculty member Renate Reeves-Ellington and Barbara Reeves-Ellington to support scholarships for students with financial need pursuing baccalaureate degrees and higher degrees who will address gender issues and issues central to Middle Eastern and Central Asian culture.
Ron Miller Nursing Scholarship Endowment Fund Program Specific This fund was established by alumnus and trustee Brigadier General (Ret.) Jerry L. Neff, his wife, Judy A. Neff, and the second president of Excelsior College, John F. Ebersole, to support scholarships for students entering or enrolled in Excelsior’s associate degree in nursing programs with financial need.
Roy L. Simpson Endowment Fund for Nursing Informatics Program Specific This fund was established by former trustee and former faculty member Roy L. Simpson to support scholarships for nursing students working toward the Certificate in Health Care Informatics or the Master of Science in Nursing with an emphasis in Informatics.
Shelia and Danny Scott Endowment Fund General This fund was established by alumnus Danny Scott and alumna Shelia Scott to support scholarships for students with financial need. (Fund has not yet reached the threshold for distribution.)
Stephen Pribyl Scholarship Fund Program Specific This fund was established by retired employee Wayne Brown to support scholarships for students with financial need with preference given to women and members of racial or ethnic minority groups underrepresented in higher education and pursuing careers in higher education technology. If no appropriate applicants fit these criteria, preference would be given to any students with financial need pursuing career in higher education technology.
Summo Endowment Fund General This fund was established by alumna Mary Maida to support scholarships for students with financial need. Recipients must be at least 30 years of age and be U.S. citizens. Although U.S. military personnel should not be excluded, preference will be given to those who do not have other educational benefits available to them. Scholarships should be awarded to equal numbers of men and women and that a ratio of awards be made to two-third s undergraduate students and one-third graduate students whenever possible.
Thomas C. Pickens Memorial Scholarship Fund Program Specific This fund was established by Patrick J. Moran in memory of Thomas C. Pickens to support scholarships for students with financial need who are pursuing degrees in the area of criminal justice or related fields.
Toby Friedland Memorial Scholarship Fund Program Specific This fund was established by Excelsior College staff in memory of employee Toby Friedland to support scholarships for female Orthodox Jewish students with financial need who are affiliated with Testing and Training International (TTI).
Vivian Runyon Memorial Scholarship Fund Military This fund was established by alumnus Lawrence M. Woolslayer and his wife, Jeanette Runyon, in memory of their daughter, Vivian, to support scholarships for students enrolled in a liberal arts program with priority given to enlisted, active-duty personnel in the U.S. Armed Services. If none has applied or is qualified, scholarships may be given to other students in a liberal arts program.
Whitney-Teeple Scholarship Fund General This fund was established by alumna Elizabeth Whitney-Teeple to support scholarships for students with financial need.