Dr. Bertram C. Edelstein '74 & Dr. Karen L. Helrich Family Scholarship

Established by Dr. Bertram C. Edelstein ’74 & Dr. Karen L. Helrich to honor in perpetuity his parents, Philip and Ruth, from whom he learned about love and family, and to honor SUNY Cortland professors and administrators from whom he learned to love learning. Recipients must be enrolled in any major that falls under Behavioral and Social Sciences, which include the following departments: Africana Studies, Economics, Geography, History, International Studies, Political Science, Psychology and Sociology/Anthropology. Award will be split evenly between the fall and spring semesters. Funding is based on availability.

Selection Criteria

  • awarded to a matriculated sophomore, junior or senior level student in good academic standing at SUNY Cortland
  • has a minimum 3.0 cumulative grade point average
  • is majoring in any major under Behavioral and Social Sciences such as: Africana Studies, Economics, Geography, History, International Studies, Political Science, Psychology and Sociology/Anthropology.
  • has been or is currently an active participant in a campus organization(s). Examples of campus organizations are but not limited to: SGA, WSUC-FM, Dragon Chronicle, Civic Engagement, Student Activities Board, Student Alumni Association.
  • 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
  • has a minimum 3.0 cumulative grade point average
  • is majoring in a major as stated above under Behavioral and Social Sciences
  • 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

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

Award
Funding Amount Varies
Deadline
02/02/2020