Helping Hand '69 Scholarship

The Helping Hand scholarship was created by an anonymous alumna from the Class of 1969 who experienced financial difficulties while she was a student at SUNY Cortland. The donor wished to establish a scholarship that would assist students in financial distress. Award will be split evenly between the fall and spring semesters. Funding is based on availability.

Selection Criteria

  • awarded to a matriculated undergraduate level student in good academic standing at SUNY Cortland
  • candidates must be approved for a professional judgment as determined by the financial aid office
  • 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


  • Letter of recommendation from your SUNY Cortland financial aid advisor

Renewal Information

  • This scholarship is a one-time award and is non-renewable

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

Funding Amount Varies
Supplemental Questions
  1. Financial Aid Advisor Reference Request
  2. In 300 words or less, please comment on the circumstances surrounding the sudden financial crisis.