James H. and Dorothy A. Sarvay Scholarship for Community Service

Established by the friends and family of James H. Sarvay, who was a prominent business owner in the Cortland community and a member of the Cortland College Foundation. The intention of this scholarship is to help support SUNY Cortland students who are from Cortland County and who have demonstrated leadership in making a positive impact on the SUNY Cortland campus and/or in the Cortland community.

Award will be split evenly between the fall and spring semesters. Funding is based on availability.

Selection Criteria

  • awarded to a matriculated sophomore, junior, senior or graduate level student in good academic standing at SUNY Cortland
  • is from Cortland County. If no applicants from Cortland County, then the following counties may be considered: Onondaga, Tompkins, Cayuga, Tioga, Broome, Chenango, Madison.
  • has demonstrated leadership and made a positive impact on the SUNY Cortland campus or the Cortland 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

Renewal Information

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

All applicants for this scholarship are also considered for Institute for Civic Engagement (non-monetary) Leadership in Civic Engagement Awards.

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

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)