Cathleen McDermott Lavelle '91 Scholarship for Student Leaders

Established by friends and family to remember and celebrate the life of Cathleen McDermott Lavelle ’91, whose life was taken by cancer in September 2008. The class of 1991 yearbook was dedicated to Cathy in honor of her many outstanding contributions to Cortland while she was a student. The intention of this scholarship is to help support future SUNY Cortland students who, like Cathy, have demonstrated leadership in making a positive impact on the SUNY Cortland campus and/or in the Cortland community. Award will be split evenly between the fall and spring semesters. Funding is based on availability.

Selection Criteria

  • awarded to a matriculated continuing junior, senior or graduate level student in good academic standing at SUNY Cortland
  • has demonstrated leadership in making a positive impact on the SUNY Cortland campus and/or the Cortland community
  • 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
  • has demonstrated financial need per FAFSA

Renewal Information

  • may be renewable, renewals are dependent on available funding as provided by the Cortland College Foundation
  • enrolled full-time (at least 12 credit hours each fall and spring semester)
  • 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 two academic years (four 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.

Award
$1,000
Deadline
02/01/2018
Supplemental Questions
  1. Please explain ways in which you have demonstrated leadership on campus or in the community. (250-500 words max)
  2. Have you made a positive impact on the SUNY Cortland campus or the Cortland community? If yes, please explain (250-500 words max)