John B. Knox Memorial Scholarship

Established by the Knox Family Foundation, Inc., and funded by the Foundation as well as the children of John B. Knox (Roseann Knox Beaudoin, Kimberly Knox and Amy Knox Larson) to honor the legacy of John B. Knox, a longtime supporter of SUNY Cortland’s Environmental Education Center at Raquette Lake. 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, graduate level student or a transfer student in good academic standing at SUNY Cortland
  • is majoring or minoring in outdoor education, recreation, or environmental studies
  • enrolled full-time (at least 12 credit hours each fall and spring semester)
  • student must have at least one full year remaining at the start of the fall semester of award year


  • will be given to students is the following order:
    1. Continuing students (sophomores, juniors, seniors)
    2. Transfer students
    3. Graduate students
  • will be given in order to students residing in the following counties:
    1. Residents of Hamilton County, NY
    2. Residents of counties identified by the Adirondack North Country Association
    3. Residents of New York State.
  • will be given to students who have demonstrated financial need per FAFSA

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 2.7 cumulative grade point average
  • remaining an outdoor education, recreation or environmental studies major
  • 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

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

Funding Amount Varies