Marjorie Dey Carter '50 Scholarship in Urban Education

Established by Marjorie Dey Carter ’50 to benefit students majoring in teacher education who are enrolled in Cortland’s Urban Recruitment of Educators (C.U.R.E.) Program. The fund is intended to recognize in perpetuity the career of Marjorie Dey Carter, who graduated from Cortland in 1950. Carter, who in 1977 received the SUNY Cortland Alumni Association Distinguished Alumnus recognition, was the first African-American to teach in the city of Syracuse school system. She served the Syracuse school system for 40 years. Award will be split evenly between the fall and spring semesters. Funding is based on availability. For more information about C.U.R.E go to C.U.R.E. or call the C.U.R.E. office at 607-753-2450

Selection Criteria

  • awarded to a matriculated C.U.R.E. program participant in good academic standing at SUNY Cortland
  • enrolled full-time (at least 12 credit hours each fall and spring semester)
  • student must have at least one full academic year remaining at the start of the fall semester of award year

Renewal Information

  • may be renewable, renewals are dependent on available funding as provided by the Cortland College Foundation
  • continued participation in C.U.R.E program
  • matriculated at SUNY Cortland
  • enrolled full-time (at least 12 credit hours each fall and spring semester)
  • 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.