Hearts of Gold OEP Award

Established by a generous Distinguished Alumna of 1964, Margaret Payne, and her sister Janet Kuney. Each year, the award is given to a deserving student enrolled in REC 370 or REC 570: Outdoor Education Practicum.

Selection Criteria

  • awarded to a matriculated sophomore, junior, senior or graduate level student in good academic standing at SUNY Cortland
  • enrolled in REC 370 or REC 570 at the time of application.
  • shows professional promise (as demonstrated by career goals/future plans included in the general application’s narrative statement)
  • demonstrates involvement and service to the community , both on- and off-campus (as shown by list of extra-curricular activities and/or resume in the general application)
  • must not have been awarded other scholarships/awards that have reimbursed this specific course fee
  • Candidate(s) must have demonstrated financial need per FAFSA

Scholarship funding is contingent on the completion of the required coursework

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. In essay format (250 words minimum) please answer the following: What are your educational/academic goals? What are your future career plans? How to do you plan to use your studies to achieve your future career plans?
  2. Please write an essay directed to the faculty of the Department of Recreation, Parks and Leisure Studies outlining how you fit the scholarship criteria.