Paul E. & Ethel McCloy Smiley '31 Scholarship

Established through a bequest by Ethel McCloy Smiley ’31. Award will be split evenly between the fall and spring semesters. Funding is based on availability.

Selection Criteria

  • awarded to a matriculated entering freshman level student in good academic standing at SUNY Cortland
  • has a minimum 3.0 high school GPA
  • has leadership skills, community service or the potential to contribute to SUNY Cortland’s academic environment
  • 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


  • is given to the descendants of Thomas H. McCloy and Alice Elizabeth Smith McCloy if equally qualified.

Renewal Information

  • may be renewable, renewals are dependent on available funding as provided by the Cortland College Foundation
  • continued funding is based on student maintaining a minimum 3.0 cumulative grade point average
  • 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

Funding Amount Varies
Supplemental Questions
  1. Please explain ways in which you have demonstrated leadership on campus or in the community. (250-500 words max)