Homer Gutchess Outstanding Citizen Scholarship

Established in 2006 through an estate gift from Homer C. Gutchess to recognize the significant contributions to the Cortland community of longtime business and community leader. Award will be split evenly between the fall and spring semesters. Funding is based on availability.

Selection Criteria

  • awarded to a matriculated entering or continuing freshman, sophomore, junior or senior level student in good academic standing at SUNY Cortland
  • is a graduate of any Cortland County high school
  • is enrolled in any major
  • has demonstrated leadership in the school or community and exemplifies the characteristics of an outstanding citizen in the school and 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

Given to students in the following order:

  • Graduates from Cortland or Homer and entering first time students
  • Graduates from Cortland County

Renewal Information

  • may be renewable, renewals are dependent on available funding as provided by the Cortland College Foundation
  • matriculated at SUNY Cortland
  • minimum of a 2.75 GPA
  • 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.

Funding Amount Varies
Supplemental Questions
  1. What community service activities have you been involved with? Why do you think it's important to be involved in such activities?