Breta C. Sisson '68 Scholarship for NonTraditional Students

Established by Ms. Breta Sisson ’68 to benefit promising non-traditional students at SUNY Cortland who require financial aid. The fund is also intended to recognize in perpetuity the educational career of SUNY Cortland alumna and retired business office administrator, Breta C. Sisson. Award will be split evenly between the fall and spring semesters. Funding is based on availability.

Selection Criteria

  • awarded to a matriculated nontraditional student (adult learner) in good academic standing at SUNY Cortland
  • must be enrolled in at least six (6) credit hours in the semester the scholarship is received
  • is a full- or part-time continuing undergraduate or graduate student
  • has completed at least 12 credit hours of study at SUNY Cortland
  • has a minimum 2.5 cumulative grade point average
  • student must have at least one full academic year remaining at the start of the fall semester of award year
  • has demonstrated financial need per FAFSA

Renewal information

  • may be renewable, renewals are dependent on available funding as provided by the Cortland College Foundation
  • has a minimum 2.5 cumulative grade point average
  • matriculated at SUNY Cortland
  • maintain satisfactory academic progress per SUNY Cortland’s published Federal Good Academic Standing guidelines
  • this scholarship is renewable for a maximum of four academic years (eight academic semesters, excluding summer semesters). Actual number of terms is based on Class Level (freshman, sophomore, etc) at time of initial award

Scholarship funding is determined by the Cortland College Foundation. Scholarship amounts and availability are subject to change.

Funding Amount Varies
Supplemental Questions
  1. Are you a Non-Traditional student? SUNY Cortland defines Non-Traditional students as: at least 24 years or older OR those students who, regardless of age, have dependent children OR have had an interruption or delay in their education since high school