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Scholarship List

Approximately eighty-five percent of the students attending Canton College of Technology rely on scholarship support to pursue their college educations. The scholarships listed here have been made possible through the generosity of many alumni, parents, and friends.

Endowed Scholarships

Endowed scholarships exist in perpetuity. Only the interest earned is awarded annually; the principal remains inviolate for future generations of students.

Anderson-Andre' Scholarship
Established in 1994 to honor his parents, Morgan F. and Joan Andre' Anderson, by Brian M. Anderson, M.D., member of the Board of Directors of the Canton College Foundation, Inc. The Scholarship is awarded annually to a worthy student from St. Lawrence, Jefferson, or Lewis County who enrolls in an agriculture or chemistry curriculum, with preference to graduates of Beaver Falls or Canton Central schools.

Timothy M. & Mary Lou Ashley Family Scholarship
This scholarship was established in 2003 by Timothy and Mary Lou Ashley as a tribute to the Ashley family. The scholarship shall be awarded to a freshman student from St. Lawrence County. It is renewable as long as the student maintains a 2.0 average. Students entering in one of the following areas will be given first option for the award: Criminal Justice, Business Administration, or Liberal Arts. The Ashley family has a long and prolific history of attendance at SUNY Canton including Timothy ('74'), Mary Lou ('81'), children Angela ('90), Timothy II ('93), and Andrew ('99). In endowing this scholarship, the Ashley family's intent is to provide assistance to worthy individuals who will appreciate the value of a quality education.

Alice Westaway Bagley Scholarship
Established in 1997 by Mrs. Bagley through a bequest in her will. The scholarship shall be awarded annually to a student from St. Lawrence County who enrolls in the Nursing curriculum. Recipient may be either an entering or returning student. If there is no suitable Nursing candidate the scholarship may be awarded to a student in a related Allied Health curriculum.

Rachael M. and Leon E. Bagley Scholarship
Established in 2000 by Leon and Rachael Bagley in honor of their mothers, who were schoolteachers for Edwards-Knox and Madrid Central schools. It was established with the average student in mind, with no certain curriculum. Preference will be given to students from Edwards-Knox and Madrid, the other to a St. Lawrence County student. The student must be enrolled at SUNY Canton and show financial need. Attain a minimum of a 2.0 GPA during the first semester and be enrolled for the second semester.

James D. Bartholomew Endowed Scholarship
Established in 2013, this scholarship shall be awarded to an entering freshman student with preference given to a graduate of Massena Central School or Madrid-Waddington Central School. The student will be enrolled in the Construction Technology: Management or a related engineering curriculum.

Dr. Adelord S. and Sylvia H. Blanchard Scholarship
Established in 1980 by Sylvia Blanchard and the Student Cooperative Alliance, "Doc" Blanchard was a driving force in the Secretarial Science department of SUNY Canton for 22 years. He was admired as a professional who was deeply committed to his work and dedicated to his students. Sylvia Blanchard taught Secretarial Science and Business for 25 years at SUNY Canton. She was president of the ATC Women and a member of the Canton-Potsdam Zonta Club. The Scholarship shall be awarded annually to an outstanding senior student from the Business Administration transfer curriculum that intends to pursue a bachelor's degree in the business field.

Leland Blevins Family Scholarship
Established in 2008 by the Blevins family in honor of Leland Blevins. This scholarship is awarded to entering freshmen in the Automotive Technology curriculum that demonstrate a potential for success.

Bridge to Success Scholarship
Established by R. Peter Heffering '51 to assist student who have exhausted all their options for scholarships, loans, and other funds. There are no curriculum restrictions.

Goldie Burgess Scholarship
Established in 1976 by F. Reginald Douthit as a memorial to his fiancee, Goldie Burgess, registered nurse and graduate of the Lincoln School of Nursing; and augmented by his sister, Emily V. Douthit. The scholarship is awarded annually to a worthy senior Nursing student who demonstrates financial need.

Bobbi Butler Burnham Endowed Scholarship
This scholarship will be awarded to students enrolled in the Liberal Arts associate or bachelor degree program. Preference will be given to anyone with a surname of Sharlow, Butler, or Burnham but not limited to those aforementioned names. The scholarship is renewable for the following year of study providing that the student has maintained a 3.0 grade point average. This scholarship should never be used as an athletic scholarship per the request of the donor nor should it be given to a student currently receiving an athletic scholarship.

Agnes & John Burns Scholarship
Established in 2001 by John Burnes, this scholarship shall be awarded annually to two continuing students. One will be enrolled in the Business/Administrative Assistant curriculum and one to any curriculum at SUNY College of Technology, Canton, New York. First preference shall be given to a female student from an upstate county including: Franklin, Jefferson, Lewis, or St. Lawrence in any order. John Burns is a 1937 graduate of the Agricultural and Technical Institute of the State University of New York, Canton, New York. Originally from Carthage, New York, John had many assignments around the state with Agway, finally settling in Cortland, New York.

Paul W. Calkins Scholarship
Established in 1989 as a memorial tribute by the family and friends of Paul W. Calkins, Class of 1948, longtime devoted member of the Canton College Council until his death in 1980. This scholarship is awarded annually to a worthy freshman student who enrolls in a business curriculum and who demonstrates financial need.

Carkner Construction Endowed Scholarship
Established in 2013, this scholarship will be awarded to a student enrolled in the Construction Technology: Management or engineering curricula.

Alden C. Chadwick Scholarship
Established in 1993 upon his retirement as SUNY Canton's Director of Athletics by the officers and directors of College Association, Inc. The scholarship honors "Al" Chadwick, who devoted 28 years of service to CA as a member of the Board of Directors; former Assistant Dean of Students and the college's first Director of Financial Aid; Ithaca College Athletic Hall of Fame inductee (1988); high school and college basketball referee. The recipient must be a returning senior student.

Clark-Guyette Internship Assistance Program Endowment
This assistance is awarded to students participating in non-subsidized internships. Preference given to St. Lawrence County students. This provides an interest-free loan paid back within a five-year period.

Ed and Clara Cloce Scholarship
Established in 1989 by Mr. and Mrs. D. Edgar and Clara Cloce, the scholarship is awarded annually to a worthy student who enrolls in a technical curriculum and who demonstrates potential for success and financial need, with preference given to students admitted to the Engineering Technology Division. "Ed" Cloce, Class of 1959, is a member of the Canton College Foundation Board of Directors and SUNY Canton's Automotive Technology Advisory Committee.

Stanley Cohen Endowed Scholarship

  • Academic achievement
  • Financial need
  • U.S. citizen

College Association Endowed Assistantships
Work awards given by the Financial Aid Office to students who have financial need and cannot get aid from other sources.

Dr. Solomon Cook Scholarship
Established in 1998 by Dr. Solomon Cook of Hogansburg. The scholarship shall be awarded annually to an entering or continuing student from the Akwesasne St. Regis Mohawk Reservation with a B or better average and financial need. If there is no eligible candidate from Akwesasne, second preference shall be to a graduate of Salmon River Central School.

Coombs-Muscarella Endowed Scholarship
Established in 2013. This scholarship will be awarded to an entering freshman student who is active in extracurricular activities and demonstrates leadership skills during high school.

William C. Cooper Endowed Scholarship
Established in 1982 by College Association, Inc. and his friends and family as a memorial to William C. Cooper; Vice President for Administration; Director of the Canton College Foundation and College Association. This scholarship is awarded annually to an incoming student from Otsego or St. Lawrence Counties who will study Business Administration or Computer Information Systems, and who demonstrates financial need.

Corning Foundation Endowed Scholarship
Established in 1992 by Corning Incorporated Foundation to encourage young people, especially women and minorities, to pursue a degree in electrical engineering technology. Corning Foundation seeks to enhance the quality of life in communities where Corning facilities operate, and promotes endeavors which promise to benefit the most people over the longest period of time. The scholarship shall be awarded to an entering student from St. Lawrence County, who enrolls in the Electrical Engineering Technology curriculum.

Criminal Justice Endowed Alumni Award
This scholarship is awarded to a Criminal Justice student with financial need as determined by the Criminal Justice department chair.

Evan M. Dana Scholarship
Established in 1980 by alumni and his many friends and colleagues to honor Evan M. Dana, Class of 1931; outstanding student; captain of the varsity basketball team; faculty member and chairman of the Division of Agriculture; coach of men's and women's basketball, baseball, and cross country; instrumental in the early history of the Alumni Association, serving as President from 1935 to 1939. The scholarship is awarded annually to a student in Veterinary Science Technology or Science Laboratory Technology.

Ethelyn B. Davis Scholarship
Established in 1976 by her family and many friends as a memorial tribute to Ethelyn Davis; head college nurse for 20 years; namesake of the Ethelyn B. Davis Memorial Health Center in Dana Hall. The scholarship is awarded to a senior nursing student who demonstrates compassion, thoughtfulness and concern for the patient's well-being.

Bill and Kathleen Demo and Family Scholarship
Established in 1989 by the Demo family-William D. Demo, Class of 1957; his wife, Mary Kathleen; and children, Elizabeth, Class of 1985, and William, Jr. as an affirmation of their commitment to quality education for the citizens of Northern New York. Mr. and Mrs. Demo devoted their careers to teaching. Mr. Demo serves on the Board of Directors of the Canton College Foundation; and daughter, Beth, is a member of the Canton Alumni Association Board of Directors. Two scholarships shall be awarded annually to a freshman and a senior who demonstrate financial need, with preference to students from St. Lawrence Central School enrolling in the Accounting curriculum; or secondly Science Laboratory Technology.

Rosa Dixon Allied Health Scholarship
Established in 1998 in memory of her mother by Mrs. Dine Dixon Kennedy, wife of SUNY Canton's third president, Dr. Joseph Lane Kennedy. The scholarship shall be awarded annually to an entering or continuing student in an Allied Health curriculum who demonstrates financial need and evidence of commitment to community service. The Kennedy family asks that each recipient consider this help to be a "moral obligation scholarship" and plan to someday give the money back to the college when they are financially able to do so, to benefit other students.

Stuart B. Dragon Scholarship
Established on the occasion of his 50th class reunion by Stuart B. Dragon, Class of 1932; retired grain and farm supply merchant; former member of the Canton College Foundation Board of Directors. The scholarship shall be awarded annually to an entering freshman student from Northern New York, with preference accorded a student from Clinton County.

Eurto Family Endowed Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to a non-traditional (over 21 years of age) student majoring in a certificate, associate, or bachelor degree program.

Betty Evans Endowed Scholarship in memory of Perry Evans`75
This scholarship is awarded to an entering or continuing student from an agricultural background who is enrolled in either a two- or four-year program. Preference will be given to students who have had experience in 4H or a member of FFA.

George and Eileen Fay Scholarship
Established in 1989 by sons Daniel and Edward Fay in honor of their parents, George and Eileen Fay. Four scholarships are awarded annually to graduates of Massena Central School whose records show good citizenship, athletic involvement, academic achievement and financial need, with preference accorded to students majoring in the field of Business.

William J. and JoAnne M. Fassinger Endowed Scholarship
Established in 2013 by William and JoAnne Fassinger. This scholarship is awarded to a transfer student from a New York State two-year learning institution who is enrolled in Criminal Investigation, and is in financial need.

Kevin Fear '87 Endowed Scholarship
This scholarship is designed to assist a student who has a learning disability in any curriculum.

Clement J. Flanagan Scholarship
Established in 1978 by his family and many friends as a tribute to Clement J. "Clem" Flanagan, Class of 1909, the first graduating class of Canton College; farmer; owner of Judson Heights Dairy. The scholarship shall be awarded annually to two worthy entering SUNY Canton students who are graduates of Canton Central School and who demonstrate financial need.

Robert W. and Helen Flanders Farmer Scholarship
Established in 1991 in honor of, and in tribute to, Tupper Lake natives Helen Flanders Farmer, Class of 1935; namesake of The Flanders Room in Southworth Library; and her husband, Robert; by the Farmer family and the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, where Mr. Farmer was employed for 35 years. The scholarship is awarded annually to an entering freshman from Tupper Lake with a strong motivation to succeed in college, a record of good citizenship, and who demonstrates financial need. In the event that there is no qualified freshman, the scholarship may be awarded to a second year student.

Nicole E. Fleury Memorial Scholarship
Established in 2000 as a memorial tribute to Nicole E. Fleury. Nicole, a 1997 graduate of Franklin Academy in Malone, NY, was a two-year starter and co-captain for the SUNY Canton Northstars Women's Basketball for the 1997-99 season. She tragically lost her life in a car accident on November 29, 1998. This scholarship will be presented to a Veterinary Science Technology major who is a high school graduate from a Section X school and will participate in SUNY Canton women's athletics. The recipient will demonstrate sportsmanship, leadership, compassion, and a love for animals and athletics.

David A. Frary and Family Scholarship
Established in 1995 by David A. Frary, Class of 1970 and 1972; owner of the Phillips Memorial Homes and the Fay G. Mann Funeral Home; member of the Board of Directors of the Canton College Foundation, Inc.; and member of the SUNY Canton Mortuary Science curricular advisory committee. The scholarship is awarded annually to an academically meritorious returning senior Business student from St. Lawrence County who demonstrates financial need and intends to pursue a bachelors degree.

Albert E. French Scholarship
Established in 1972 by the Canton Alumni Association; endowed and enlarged in 1989 by alumni and the French family in honor of, and in tribute to, Albert E. French; first president of SUNY Canton 1948 to 1972; international educator who developed technical programs in Pakistan, Bangladesh, Brazil and the Philippines. Two scholarships are awarded annually to a returning senior student who demonstrates academic excellence and financial need.

Gerlach Family Endowed Scholarship

  • Nursing Student

Lawrence Germain Scholarship
Established in 1995 by Sheila A. Germain as a memorial tribute to her husband; businessman; and dedicated humane society volunteer; to foster the education of skilled and compassionate animal health technicians. Scholarships shall be awarded annually to needy students who enroll in the Veterinary Science Technology curriculum.

John A. Goetze Scholarship
Established in 1993 at the time of his retirement as the college's Director of the Physical Plant, by College Association, Inc. as a tribute to John A. Goetze, SUNY Canton's first Instructor in the Construction Technology Department; longtime member of the Board of Directors of College Association, Inc.; Lion; member of the Town of Canton Planning Board; Mason and Shriner; SUNY Canton hockey devotee. The scholarship is awarded annually to a senior student pursuing a degree in Construction Engineering Technology, Civil Engineering Technology, or Engineering Science.

Cleo J. Golding Scholarship
Established in 1990 by Cleo J. Golding, Class of 1942; retired General Manager of the Manufacturing Division of Vanderbilt Minerals; charter member of the Century Club and member of the Board of Directors of the Canton College Foundation; member of Zeta Alpha Phi fraternity and the basketball and baseball teams as a student. The scholarship is awarded annually to an entering freshman whose academic record is meritorious and who demonstrates financial need.

Dr. Jonathan Gueverra Endowed Scholarship

  • Awarded to student in Business or Criminal Justice curricula
  • Either two- or four-year degree students

Goolden Family Endowed Scholarship
Established in1997, the Goolden Family Scholarship shall be awarded annually to an entering freshman student from St. Lawrence, Jefferson, or Franklin County who enrolls in either Mortuary Science or a Business curriculum and who demonstrates leadership potential and moral and ethical values. Preference shall be accorded to candidates from Madrid or Waddington. Financial need may be a consideration. Charles F. Goolden is a former SUNY Canton's Vice President for Administration, and with his wife, Linda, operated a family funeral business in Madrid for twenty years.

Harriett Gushea/Massena Memorial Hospital Nursing Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to a Massena Memorial Hospital staff member in the Nursing program.

Hahn-Kalberer Scholarship
Herman W. Kalberer, Professor Emeritus of chemistry, established this scholarship through a bequest in his will in 2003. It honors both of his parents, Bertha Hahn Kalberer and Gottlob Kalberer, who immigrated to the United States from Germany in the 1920s. Bertha Hahn Kalberer was the major motivation behind her son attending college. It was her encouragement, support and love for education that inspired Professor Kalberer to further his own education and then to devote his life to teaching others. Professor Kalberer taught from 1962 to 1999 and even after retirement, his focus remained on the students. The Hankerer Scholarship shall be awarded annually to a second-year student in a two-year curriculum with a minimum 3.0 GPA. It is intended for a non-traditional student. The value of the scholarship is equal to the amount of tuition.

John L. Halford, Sr. Endowed Scholarship
Established in 1989 by John L. Halford, Sr., Class of 1949, Gouverneur native; WWII Marine Corps veteran; retired building maintenance manager for Suffolk County; in remembrance that without the generosity of others, he would not have been able to attend and graduate from college. Four scholarships are awarded annually to worthy entering students who have demonstrated financial need.

John L. Halford, Sr., '49 Nursing Endowed Scholarship
Established in 2013 by John L. Halford, Sr., Class of 1949. This scholarship is awarded to a student enrolled in a four-year Nursing program and currently employed as a nurse in St. Lawrence County or originally from St. Lawrence County.

Henning-Keeler Endowed Scholarship
Established in 2013, this scholarship is awarded to students in Liberal Arts/Humanities or technical program. The student should display a meritorious academic record.

Heuvelton Central School Alumni Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to an entering freshman student that is a graduate of Heuvelton Central School; earned at least a “B” average through first 3-1/2 years of high school; maintained a good relationship with teachers and peers; no prior history of drug or alcohol abuse; and in financial need.

Dr. Harry E. Howe Scholarship
Established in 1983 by his family upon his retirement as College Physician. The scholarship honors Harry E. Howe, M.D.; respected surgeon; and recipient of the College Council's Distinguished Citizen Award. The scholarship is awarded annually to an academically meritorious returning senior nursing student who displays excellence in performance of nursing skills and is of good character.

Henry Lawrence Howe V Endowed Scholarship
Established in 1999, the Henry Lawrence Howe V Scholarship shall be awarded annually to a learning disabled second year student from St. Lawrence County who has achieved a 2.5 GPA or better and who has financial need. Preference shall be shown to candidates pursuing careers in technical fields, especially in computers or electrical/electronics.

Harold K. Hughes Award for Ethical Behavior
Established in 2000 by the Institute for Ethical Behavior as a memorial tribute to its founder, Dr. Harold K. Hughes, recognized expert in physics and in creative science applications. The Award is given annually to a Criminal Justice student who will promote awareness of the importance of individual character and ethical behavior throughout our society; and in particular, in the public leadership and service positions of our communities.

Paula Bouchard Jacques Endowed Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to a continuing student. The student must have earned “B” or better in Nursing 101, assisted fellow students in learning, demonstrated strong assessment skills, effective communication skills, and respect and caring for elderly client. This scholarship is announced at Nursing Program Pinning Ceremony; awarded during following academic year or semester.

Charles W. Johnson Scholarship
Established in 1988 by his family, his many friends, and the Canton Federal Savings and Loan Association as a living memorial to Charles W. Johnson, SUNY Canton's Director of Educational Communications for 18 years until his death in 1987; 1979 recipient of the Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Professional Service; designer of the campus television network and the Educational Communication Center. The scholarship is awarded annually to an worthy entering freshman, with preference shown to a student seeking to pursue a career in television, radio, or journalism, and who demonstrates financial need.

Betsy B. Kaplan Memorial Scholarship
Established in 2002 as a memorial tribute to Betsy B. Kaplan, this endowment is intended to reward SUNY Canton Veterinary Science Technology students who have demonstrated past dedication to the welfare of abused or neglected animals and to encourage future efforts on their behalf. Mrs. Kaplan was a founding member of the Potsdam Animal Shelter and Potsdam Humane Society. She worked tirelessly throughout her life in support of abused and neglected animals and often investigated these cases. Her home became the refuge of stray dogs and cats on many occasions. Mrs. Kaplan was instrumental in the drafting and passage of local and state laws protecting animals and was an outspoken advocate on a variety of animal welfare issues.

Jesse C. Kaufman Scholarship
Established in 1993 by his family in memory of Jesse C. Kaufman, Class of 1953; electrical engineer; graduate of Pratt Institute; one of the country's leading experts on laser safety in medical and industrial applications for 20 years until his death on April 30, 1992. The scholarship shall be awarded to a student who enrolls in the Electrical Engineering Technology curriculum. If the recipient maintains a 2.75 grade point average, the scholarship may be retained for a second year of study.

Catherine M. Kelly Award for Excellence in Psychiatric Nursing
Established in 1993 by her Nursing faculty colleagues, students, and family upon her retirement as Professor of Nursing as a tribute to Mrs. Kelly, recipient of the Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching and nominee for the New York State Nurse of Distinction Award. The Award is presented to an outstanding senior Nursing student with strong interpersonal relationship skills and a commitment to nursing of psychiatric clients.

E.B. and Gladys Kennedy Scholarship
Established in 1995 by SUNY Canton's third president, Dr. Joseph Lane Kennedy, and his wife, Dine, as a tribute to President Kennedy's parents; who throughout their nearly 66 year marriage were dedicated community and youth activities volunteers. The scholarship shall be awarded annually to a needy freshman student who demonstrates commitment to community service.

Dr. Joseph L. and Dine Kennedy Endowed Scholarship
Established in 2012 in honor of President Kennedy and his wife Dine. This scholarship will be awarded to any student in a four-year degree program who demonstrated high academic achievement in high school or while attending SUNY Canton.

Harry E. King Scholarship
Established in 1983 on the occasion of his retirement by alumni of the Air Conditioning Engineering Technology curriculum, his family and friends in recognition of his long devotion to the College and to his caring interest in the many students he taught in his 37-year career at SUNY Canton. The scholarship honors Harry E. King, Class of 1940, Distinguished Faculty and Distinguished Alumni award recipient; past Alumni Association president; Mason; and is awarded annually to an academically meritorious incoming freshman who enrolls in the Air Conditioning Engineering Technology curriculum.

Richard C. King Scholarship
Established in 1986 as a living memorial to her father by Dori K. Lyons, former member of the Canton College Foundation Board of Directors. The scholarship shall be awarded annually to a senior Veterinary Science Technology student whose academic performance is meritorious and who demonstrates financial need.

Lloyd and Josephine Kingston Scholarship
Established in 1997 as a tribute to her parents by Sylvia Kingston, youngest child of Lloyd and Josephine Kingston. The scholarship shall be awarded annually to an entering freshman student from St. Lawrence County who enrolls in the Business Administration curriculum, with preference to graduates of Canton Central School. Mr. and Mrs. Kingston emphasized dedication and hard work and the importance of setting goals and appreciating one's achievements. They were ardent believers in the value of education, saying "no one can take that away from you". In establishing this scholarship, Sylvia Kingston hopes her parents' example will inspire students to find their reason to achieve and then use their education to try to reach their dreams.

Ernest C. Krag Scholarship
Established in 1991 on the occasion of his retirement as a tribute to Ernest C. Krag, Professor of Sociology; founder of the Native American Club; member of the Board of Directors of College Association, Inc.; Summa Cum Laude graduate of Clark University. The scholarship is awarded annually to an entering freshman student who enrolls in the Liberal Arts/Social Science curriculum, with preference, in this order, to a student planning to pursue studies in government and history; from St. Lawrence or Franklin County; or a Native American.

Garnett M. Lawrence Scholarship
Established in 1991 by Garnett M. Lawrence; lifetime North Country resident; 25-year Alcoa employee; Mason and Grange member; to provide scholarships to worthy students from Massena Central School who have no history of alcohol or drug abuse and who demonstrate financial need. Special thanks is extended to Alcoa Foundation for matching the gifts of Garnett Lawrence.

Gordon and Beatrice Lawrence Scholarship
Established in 1986 by Gordon and Beatrice Lawrence to provide scholarships to worthy incoming freshmen who are graduates of St. Lawrence Central School, had good relationships with teachers and peers, no history of alcohol or drug abuse, and who demonstrate financial need. Gordon Lawrence was employed for 47 years at Alcoa, retiring as a foreman in 1973. Special thanks is extended to Alcoa Foundation for matching the gifts of Gordon Lawrence.

The Leadership Institute Scholarship
Established in 1990 by the Leadership Institute to provide two annual scholarships to graduates of St. Lawrence County high schools who demonstrate excellent academic credentials and financial need. The recipients must also show evidence of leadership potential.

Frederick C. and Karen Liebi Scholarship
This scholarship may be awarded to first-year or second-year student. Awarded to Construction majors first, then to Canino School of Engineering Technology curriculums.

C. Ernest and Dorothy B. Lowery Scholarship
Established in 1992 by Dorothy B. Lowery in memory of, and in tribute to, her beloved husband, C. Ernest Lowery, Class of 1931; 32nd Degree Mason; kind and considerate man who actively served handicapped children as a Shriner. The scholarship is awarded annually to a returning senior who demonstrates academic excellence and financial need.

Albert F. and Agnes Powers Luck Endowed Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to an entering freshman student. Preference accorded to students from Seton Catholic Central or Plattsburgh High School; second preference to a resident of Clinton, Essex, or Franklin County. Student must be enrolled in Civil or Construction Engineering Technology curriculum and display academic potential.

Joyce A. MacArthur/CTC Women Scholarship
Established in 1995 by CTC Women as a tribute to Joyce A. MacArthur, dedicated volunteer, wife of SUNY Canton's second president, in honor of her twenty years of service to the College as an advocate for SUNY Canton's students. The scholarship shall be awarded annually to a returning senior student who is an outstanding scholar, and who demonstrates exemplary college or community service.

Dr. Michael and Barbara Maresca Family Endowed Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to both an entering freshman and continuing senior in the nursing program. Preference given to students demonstrating leadership skills and community service. Preference given to students from Canton-Potsdam Hospital and Massena Memorial Hospital areas.

David R. Maynard Scholarship
Established in 1987 by Student Cooperative Alliance, Inter-Fraternity/Sorority Council, Delta Kappa Sigma Fraternity, and his parents as a living memorial to David R. Maynard, Class of 1986, student government president. The scholarship is awarded annually to an entering student demonstrating outstanding personal character and an above average academic record. Preference will be shown to a student enrolling in Mortuary Science, which was Mr. Maynard's curriculum.

Fulton and Anna McAllister Scholarship
Established in 1992 by their daughter, Sarah Walker, and granddaughter, Mary Monnet, in memory of Fulton and Anna LaFlair McAllister, who instilled the values of compassion and community involvement in their twelve children. This scholarship is to be awarded annually to a returning senior Nursing student from St. Lawrence County who has improved academically and who demonstrates financial need. Special thanks is extended to Mallinckrodt Medical for matching the gifts of Mary Monnet.

Virginia McAllister Award for Excellence in Nursing
Established in 1979 by her colleagues as a tribute to Virginia McAllister, first director of the College's nursing program; and endowed in 1990 by Luke and Virginia McAllister. The Award is presented annually at Honors Convocation in the spring to a senior nursing student who has demonstrated academic and clinical excellence.

Kenneth R. McDonald/Howland Pump Scholarship
Established in 1998 the Kenneth R. McDonald/Howland Pump Scholarship was started with the hopes to encourage students to enter the rapidly growing field of heating, ventilating, and air conditioning. The scholarship shall be awarded annually to a student from St. Lawrence County who enrolls in the Air Conditioning Technology or Heating and Plumbing curriculum. The recipient may be either an entering or returning student.

Merriman Family Scholarship
Established in 1986 by the Merriman family: Joel '53, his wife Betty White Merriman '54, and children Charles '79, and Donna '83. Joel C. Merriman is a member of the Board of Directors of the Canton College Foundation. The scholarship is awarded annually to a worthy entering student who demonstrates financial need, with preference to graduates of Colton-Pierrepont, Norwood-Norfolk, or Potsdam Central Schools.

Susanne Connick Merritt Scholarship
Established in 1986 by Mr. and Mrs. Paul E. Merritt to recognize outstanding secretarial skills and academic and extracurricular achievement. Mrs. Merritt taught in the Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science programs at SUNY Canton for eleven years, and was department chairwoman when she retired in 1985. The scholarship is awarded annually to an outstanding senior Administrative Assistant student who has completed at least two semesters of full time study at SUNY Canton, with preference shown candidates who participate in extracurricular activities, on and off campus.

Richard W. Miller Scholarship
Established in 1983 on the occasion of his retirement from SUNY Canton after 37 years and 4 months of dedicated service as a faculty member and department chair of Electrical Technology, by alumni, colleagues and his family. The scholarship is in honor of, and in tribute to, Richard W. Miller; recipient of the Distinguished Faculty Award, the Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching, and the College's Distinguished Citizen Award; member of the Canton College Foundation Board of Directors; and advisor to Alpha Theta Gamma Fraternity since 1947. The scholarship is awarded annually to a worthy entering freshman who enrolls in Electrical Engineering Technology.

The Modell Family Scholarship
This scholarship was established in 2000 by Raymond G. Modell in honor of his parents, Adolf and Elsie Modell of East Syracuse. Mr. Modell is a very active member on the Alumni Board of Directors for SUNY Canton of Technology. The award shall be awarded annually to a student in the Electrical Technology curriculum with preference given to a resident of Onondaga County.

Rosanna Mae Moser Endowed Scholarship
Established in 2013 by Professor Emerita Rosanna Moser, this scholarship is awarded to an International student enrolled in a Business curriculum in financial need.

Peter Nevaldine Scholarship
Established in 1973 as a tribute to Peter Nevaldine, who founded and taught the first technical electricity program at the College after the Board of Regents in 1937 authorized establishment of technical and industrial courses at Canton, Alfred, Delhi and Morrisville. He remained for 36 years, retiring in 1973. Scholarships are awarded annually to entering freshmen who enroll in Engineering Technology or a one year certificate program in the Engineering Division. Candidates must demonstrate academic excellence, involvement in extracurricular activities, and financial need.

Allan P. & Catherine Barnett Newell Endowed Scholarship
Established in 2003 by Allan and Kate Newell, this scholarship shall be awarded annually to a 2nd year North Country student from Clinton, Essex, Franklin, Jefferson, Lewis, or St. Lawrence counties with financial need. First preference will be given to Veterinary Science Technology majors. Evidence of leadership qualities, service to community, athletic involvement, and participation in a variety of extracurricular activities will be viewed upon favorably in the selection process. The recipient must maintain a 3.0 GPA to retain the scholarship for a consecutive semester of study.

The Newells live in Hammond, New York and represent the 5th generation of their respective families to make their home in St. Lawrence County. In 1992, they established the Sweetgrass Foundation, a private charitable institution they direct and administer. The Foundation is dedicated to the enrichment of life in the North Country, and seeks to encourage and support creative programs in the areas of education, culture and the arts, community service, healthcare and the environment.

Elwood J. Nicholson, Jr. Scholarship
Established in 1990 by alumni, his family and many friends, and Landis & Gyr Powers, Inc. as a tribute to Elwood J. "Jack" Nicholson who taught Air Conditioning Engineering Technology for 31 years until retiring in 1989. The scholarship is awarded annually to an entering freshman student with high personal and academic integrity who enrolls in the Engineering Technology & Science division, with preference to students entering the Air Conditioning or Heating and Plumbing curriculums, and who demonstrate financial need.

Robert A. Noble, Sr. Scholarship
Established in 1981 by his son and namesake to celebrate the life of Robert A. Noble, Sr. (1889-1987), electrical engineer who electrified most of rural Vermont, and international expert in rabbit husbandry. Robert A. Noble, Jr. is a member of the Board of Directors of the Canton College Foundation, Inc. The Scholarship is awarded annually to further the talents of youth in engineering and animal husbandry.

John P. Ouderkirk Scholarship
Established in 1988 as a living memorial to Professor John P. Ouderkirk , Class of 1952, outstanding teacher, gifted lecturer, wise and caring mentor, and recipient of the Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching, by alumni, his many friends and colleagues, and his family. The scholarship is awarded annually to a returning senior in the Division of Engineering Technology and Science whose academic performance during the freshman year at SUNY Canton was meritorious.

Dr. William F. Peters Tech Prep Scholarship
Established in 1992 by North Country businesses, friends, and family of Dr. Peters, Class of 1959; member of the Alumni Association Board of Directors; Distinguished Alumnus Award recipient; and driving force behind creation of the North Country Tech Prep Consortium. The scholarship is awarded annually to an entering freshman student who is a BOCES graduate, with preference to participants in the Tech Prep program.

Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship
Established in 1992 by Phi Theta Kappa, Lambda Eta Chapter. The scholarship is awarded annually to a returning senior student with a minimum 3.75 cumulative average who demonstrates leadership qualities and has participated in college and community activities. Candidates do not have to be members of Phi Theta Kappa to qualify for the Scholarship.

Elaine Claxton Pidgeon Scholarship
Established in 1992 by Elaine Claxton Pidgeon, who graduated with honors from SUNY Canton in 1939; earned B.S. and M.S. degrees from Syracuse University; pursued a 29-year career in home economics and food service; and was the first recipient of the Margaret E. Prentice National Memorial Award, given for service to children. The scholarship is awarded annually to a returning senior Nursing student who is an outstanding scholar and demonstrates financial need.

Plumbing, Heating and Piping Contractors of Northern New York Scholarship
Established in 1979 by Joseph J. Hopsicker and later endowed by the Plumbing, Heating and Piping Contractors of Northern New York, Inc. The scholarship is awarded annually to a worthy student from St. Lawrence, Jefferson, or Lewis County who enrolls in the Heating and Plumbing Technology program, and who demonstrates financial need.

Harry and Ella Winslow Podgurski Scholarship
Established in 1994 by their son to honor his parents, who were lifelong residents of Massena. Mr. Podgurski was employed for 35 years at Alcoa, and Mrs. Podgurski was a homemaker who instilled the value of an education in her three children. The scholarship shall be awarded annually to a graduate of Massena High School who enrolls in an engineering technology program at SUNY Canton.

Jean M. Poticher Scholarship
Established in 1989 by College Association, Inc. and her family as a memorial to Jean M. Poticher, Class of 1944, who served SUNY Canton for 28 years and was the College's Food Service Director when she died in 1989. The scholarship is awarded annually to an entering freshman student from St. Lawrence County who will major in a Business curriculum.

Lorence F. Pries Scholarship
Established in 1987 by Lorence Pries; graduate of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; distinguished faculty member in the Electrical Engineering Technology Department at SUNY Canton from 1944 until his retirement in 1971; International Rotary Paul Harris Fellow. The scholarship is awarded annually to a worthy entering freshman student who demonstrates financial need, with preference to candidates who will major in Electrical Engineering Technology.

Public Service Endowed Scholarship
Established in 2013. This scholarship is awarded to students enrolled in Criminal Justice, Criminal Investigation, or Law Enforcement Leadership and Management.

Bernard Creighton Regan Endowed Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to an Electrical or Air Conditioning Engineering Technology student in financial need. Massena Central School graduate preferred; if not one available, then St. Lawrence County.

Gerald E. Rice Endowed Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to an entering freshman student, in the Canino School of Engineering Technology. Preference to non-traditional student.

W. Stanley and Alice E. Richardson Scholarship
Established in 1994 by W. Stanley Richardson as a memorial tribute to his wife and business partner Alice McIntosh Richardson, with whom he operated a hardware business in Heuvelton for 58 years. The scholarship shall be awarded annually to a returning senior student from St. Lawrence County who is enrolled in a business curriculum at SUNY Canton. A meritorious academic record and motivation to succeed in business shall take priority in the selection process.

John F. Ruitberg, Jr. Scholarship
Established in his memory in 1994 by colleagues, friends, and family to honor the life of John Ruitberg, emeritus professor of Economics; military officer; village trustee; county legislator; fireman. The scholarship shall be awarded to a worthy freshman student from St. Lawrence County who enrolls in Business or Liberal Arts/Social Science.

The Saguaro Endowed Scholarship

  • Financial need

William and Beatrice Schermerhorn Scholarship
Established in 1993 by Bea Schermerhorn. The scholarship shall be awarded annually to a worthy senior Veterinary Science Technology student who demonstrates personal commitment and a humane ethic in the treatment of animals. These qualities shall take precedent over grades or financial need in selection of the recipient.

The Margaret D. Sovie Endowed Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to a second-year Nursing student who has demonstrated a compassionate outlook and eagerness to become a registered nurse. Chosen by the consensus of the Nursing faculty.

Bill and Peg Stalder Scholarship
Established in 1985 as a tribute to William D. Stalder, devoted College Council member; one of few College Council Chairmen to have been appointed by both Republican and Democratic governors of New York State. Contributors include the New York State Association of College Trustees, friends, family, and Community Bank System, Inc. The scholarship is awarded annually to a worthy freshman student from St. Lawrence County.

St. Lawrence State Hospital School of Nursing Alumni Association Endowed Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to a returning senior student in the nursing curriculum, that displays empathy, leadership, and patient advocacy. This student must be a resident of the North Country.

Jay F. Stone Scholarship
Established in 1996 by his wife and children to honor the dedication and service of Jay F. Stone to his family, youth, and the community. The scholarship shall be awarded annually to an entering freshman student who enrolls in the Air Conditioning Engineering Technology curriculum. Financial need may be a consideration. Jay Stone graduated from the Air Conditioning program at SUNY Canton in 1962. He owns Hyde-Stone Mechanical Contractors, Inc., which has one of two offices in Potsdam. Mr Stone has been a member of the Board of Directors of the Canton College Foundation, Inc. since 1989, and is a member of the college’s Air Conditioning Engineering Technology Curricular Advisory Committee.

John H. & Eunice B. Stone Scholarship
Eunice Ball Stone in memory of her husband, John H. Stone, established the scholarship in October 2001 to assist students from Jefferson and Lewis counties. The scholarship is awarded annually to a student showing financial need with preference to part time students. Mr. Stone served may years with the NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets. He was very active in community affairs, serving as president of the Jefferson County Cooperative Extension, past president of SCORE, board member of Blue Cross Blue Shield, The United Way board, and board of trustees of the YWCA. He received the distinguished service to Agriculture presented by the Jefferson County Farm Bureau in 1987.

David W. Sullivan Memorial Scholarship
Established in 1994 by the Canton Police Association, the Canton community, the Sullivan family, and alumni of Canton College as a tribute to Police Chief David Sullivan, 16-year veteran of the Canton Police Department; decorated Vietnam Veteran and recipient of the Army Commendation Medal for Heroism within the Republic of Vietnam. The scholarship shall be awarded annually to a worthy entering freshman student from St. Lawrence County who enrolls in the Criminal Justice curriculum.

Tougher Industries, Inc. Scholarship
Established in 1991 by William H. Tougher, Jr., Class of 1967; president of Tougher Industries, Inc., Albany; engineering graduate of Union College. The scholarship is awarded annually to an entering freshman student who enrolls in the Air Conditioning Engineering Technology curriculum and who demonstrates financial need.

Harold C. Town Scholarship
Established in 1988 by his brother, Michael, as a memorial to Harold Town, Class of 1980, one of nine children of Raymond J. Town, Class of 1939, and Geraldine Town. The scholarship is awarded annually to an entering student who is a graduate of Norwood-Norfolk Central School and has demonstrated excellent academic credentials and financial need.

T. J. Toyota and Cloce Family Endowed Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to a student enrolled in the Automotive Technology curriculum. Performance must demonstrate potential for success. Financial need may be a consideration.

Carl W. Trainor Family Scholarship Endowment
This scholarship is awarded to a continuing student in the Mortuary Science or Health Science curriculums. First preference to a resident of Boonville or Lewis County. Second preference to a North Country resident.

James M. and Charlene Tyler Endowed Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to a continuing student who had challenges in high school but has excelled academically during first year. This is a merit award recognizing the change in the student’s performance and accomplishment at SUNY Canton. Should the student’s performance continue to excel, this scholarship is renewable if the student wishes to earn a bachelor’s degree.

William C. Vining and Dr. Judson R. Vining Endowed Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to an entering student in the Nursing program.

Arlington Walker Scholarship
Established in 1982 as a memorial to Judge Arlington "Arlie" Walker, retired SUNY Canton mailroom manager and Heuvelton Town Justice, by his wife, Sarah M. Walker, and niece, Mary Monnet, member of the Board of Directors of the Canton College Foundation. Special thanks is extended to North American Philips Corporation for matching Ms. Monnet's gifts. The scholarship is awarded annually to a returning senior student from St. Lawrence County who is pursuing a degree in Criminal Justice.

John H. Wells Memorial Scholarship
Established in 1999 by Mrs. Shirley Wells as a memorial tribute to her husband, John Hugh Wells, an ATI graduate and Professor Emeritus in the Air Conditioning Engineering Technology curriculum at SUNY Canton. The Scholarship shall be awarded annually to an academically meritorious student who enrolls as a freshman in the Air Conditioning curriculum, if no student is available in Air Conditioning, it may be given to a student in Plumbing and Heating program.

Arthur S. Wheater Endowed Scholarship
Established in 2000 by his son and daughter to honor their father, Arthur S. Wheater, Class of 1928, the scholarship is to be awarded annually to an entering freshman or a returning student from the Town of Oswegatchie. First preference shall be accorded to a student pursuing an agriculture related curriculum, re: Veterinary Science Technology, Environmental Science & Forestry.

Guilford White '68 Endowed Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to an entering or continuing student in the Canino School of Engineering Technology, in financial need. Preference to Civil Engineering Technology or Construction Technology: Management.

Frederick S. and Barbara R. '53 & '70 Wilder Endowed Scholarship
Established in 2013, this scholarship is awarded to a non-traditional student from Northern New York in their second year of Nursing RN degree program or third or fourth year of Nursing Bachelor degree program.

Woodcock Family Scholarship
Established in 1990 by Ronald L. and Blanche Woodcock, parents of four children, to provide annual scholarships to three students. Two scholarships are restricted to students enrolled in the Mechanical Engineering Department; the other is to be awarded to a student in any curriculum, with special preference to women. Financial need will be the primary consideration. They must also be either from St. Lawrence County or secondly from Onondaga County. Ronald, Class of 1959, is a member of the Board of Directors of the Canton College Foundation; 1989 Distinguished Alumnus Award recipient; 1990 recipient of the New York State Alumni Confederation Distinguished Alumni Service Award.

Woodside Family Scholarship
Established in 1991 by Thomas P. Woodside, Class of 1966, and his wife, Claire, to provide scholarships to worthy students from St. Lawrence or Erie County who pursue study in the Air Conditioning Engineering Technology curriculum and demonstrate financial need.


Annual Scholarships

Each year a number of individuals, companies, and foundations provide gifts restricted to scholarship aid. The following is a current list of donors:

Alumni Association Scholarship
Established by the Alumni Association, these Scholarships are awarded to senior students who have an academic average of 3.8 or better, demonstrated service to the College community, and financial need.

Alumni Legacy Scholarship
Established in 1983 by the Alumni Association to provide scholarships to entering freshmen students who are the children or grandchildren of SUNY Canton alumni and whose high school academic record is meritorious.

Baldwinsville High School Class of 1957 Scholarship
This scholarship shall be awarded to entering freshman from C.W. Baker High School, Baldwinsville, NY. It is for a student enrolled in the Air Conditioning Engineering Technology curriculum. Students may retain this scholarship.

Patricia M. Barr `44 and Bernard P. Raymo `32 Scholarship
This scholarship shall be awarded to a continuing student in a Business curriculum. The student must be a graduate from Canton Central, Clifton-Fine Central, or Massena Central High Schools.

Canton Area Zonta Club Scholarship
Established in 1996, the scholarship shall be awarded annually to a returning senior student who resides in the Town of Canton, or secondly, St. Lawrence County, is a single parent, and demonstrates potential for success and financial need.

Canton College Foundation Merit Scholarship
An anonymous SUNY Canton Alumni, who wanted to give back to the college and to the students, established this award in 2002. It is for a student who has worked hard in striving towards his or her goals. This scholarship is awarded to a returning non-traditional senior student. The student must be in engineering science with a minimum 3.0 GPA.

Canton-Potsdam Hospital Scholarship
The Canton-Potsdam Hospital scholarship will be awarded to a Canton-Potsdam Hospital employee in the Nursing program. The recipient will be selected by the employer.

Varick A. Chittenden Book Scholarship
The Chittenden Book Scholarship was established in 2003 by co-workers of Varick A. Chittenden in recognition of his 31 years of service and devotion to SUNY Canton, his dedication to the ideals of teaching and his devotion to the folk life in the community. This is to be awarded to a North Country student enrolled at SUNY Canton in their second year.

Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center Foundation Scholarship
This scholarship will be awarded to a Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center employee in the Nursing program. The recipient will be selected by the employer.

Cross Connection Controls Scholarship
Established in 1998 by the Cross Connection Control Foundation of the Niagara Frontier, Inc., which provides training for the certification of backflow prevention device testers. The scholarship will be awarded annually to a entering freshman in the Air Conditioning curriculum, and may be retained for a second year with a 2.5 GPA.

Dollars for Scholars Matching Scholarships
On a first come basis, Dollars for Scholars scholarships from the Citizens Scholarship Foundation of America will be matched up to $400 per student to a combined limit of $2,000 annually. To qualify, students must provide the Financial Aid Office with a copy of their Dollars for Scholars award notice.

Linda Lahey Fay Nursing Award
This scholarship is awarded to a graduating senior student who has assisted fellow students/faculty members. This is awarded at Nursing Program Pinning Ceremony.

Gilbert, Chadwick, and Christy Investment Club Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to a student enrolled in a Business curriculum.

Key Bank Annual Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to a student enrolled in the Business curriculum and residing in St. Lawrence County.

Edwin Krenceski Memorial Scholarship
The family and friends of Edwin W. Krenceski established this scholarship in his memory in 1999. Mr. Krenceski taught at SUNY Canton for 23 years in the Electrical department and was also an alumnus of Canton ATC in the Class of ’49. This scholarship is awarded to a second-year Electrical Engineering student with financial need. Mrs. Krenceski still lives here in Canton and is active in the community.

Aaron J. Lasher Scholarship
Established in February 2004 by Doris H. Lasher in loving memory of her husband, this scholarship is a tribute to his ethic of hard work, integrity and dedicated service to both his church and community. This scholarship will be awarded annually to a deserving student enrolled in the Heating and Plumbing, Air Conditioning Engineering Technology or Technology Management/Facilities Operation program. Preference will be given to a graduate of Heuvelton Central School; secondly to a graduate from St. Lawrence or Jefferson County.

Dr. Earl W. MacArthur Honors Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to entering freshman. Student must meet two of the following categories:  Top five percent of high school class; 93 or better high school average; combined SAT of 1250 or ACT of 28 or better. Must maintain 3.25 GPA to retain scholarship.

The Dale and Sharon Versace Major Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to a student in financial need.

Robert McKenty Family Scholarship
Established in 2000 by Robert and Anne McKenty. Robert is a native of Norwood, NY and graduated in 1969 from the Heating and Air conditioning Program at SUNY Canton. He is currently the Chief Executive Officer of Armani Plumbing and Mechanical, Inc. in Syracuse. His Wife, Anne, is a native of Syracuse, NY. The scholarship will be awarded annually to two students; one student in a construction related program and, one scholarship would be awarded to a student with financial need.

New York State Federation of Home Bureaus, Inc., in Honor of Audrey J. Hall Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to a continuing full-time student enrolled in the Early Childhood or Nursing curriculum with a 2.85 or better GPA. Student must be a resident of counties where there are organized chapters of New York State Federation of Home Bureaus, Inc.

E. J. Noble Guild of Canton-Potsdam Hospital Annual Nursing Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to a second-year Nursing student, residing in St. Lawrence County. Preference to non-traditional student.

Perry Family Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to a St. Lawrence County resident. Preference given to students from an agricultural background.

Potsdam Hospital Guild Annual Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to a student enrolled in the Nursing curriculum, residing in St. Lawrence County.

Bernard Creighton Regan Scholarship
Established in 2004 by Mr. & Mrs. Bernard C. Regan, this scholarship is awarded annually to a freshman or returning senior in the Electrical or Air Conditioning Engineering Technology curriculum, who has financial need and whose academic performance has been satisfactory. First preference shall be accorded to students from Massena, New York with second preference to students from St. Lawrence County. Mr. Regan, from Massena, graduated in 1965 from Canton College’s Electrical Technology program.

Gerald E. Rice Scholarship
Established in 1994 by Corinne Cahoon Rice in memory of her husband, Gerald, an electrician by trade and advocate of technical education, having received his training through an electrician's apprenticeship at Alcoa. The Scholarship is awarded annually to a worthy student who enrolls in the Engineering Technologies Division, with preference to non-traditional candidates.

Rosser Family Annual Scholarship
Established in 2013. The scholarship is awarded to an entering freshman or returning student in business, health-related, education-related, construction-related or public service from either Western New York or Northern New York. Preference is given to students from Orchard Park, Canton, or St. Lawrence Central High Schools and is open to all qualified traditional or non-traditional students. This award is renewable with 3.0 GPA. Merit and character is also taken into account.

Gleneva Smith Gospel Choir Award
This scholarship is awarded to a member of the SUNY Canton Anointed Voices Gospel Choir.

St. Lawrence County Dental Society Annual Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to a student enrolled in the Dental Hygiene curriculum.

St. Lawrence Gas Scholarship
Established in 2000 by St. Lawrence Gas of Massena. The scholarship shall be awarded annually to a North Country resident in the Business/Engineering curriculum.

The SUNY Canton/Empire State Diversity Honors Scholarship
Established in 1987 by Alcoa Foundation, with a matching allocation from the State University of New York. Scholarships are awarded annually to Native American, African American, or Hispanic freshman students whose high school average is B or better, and who have been recommended by high school officials. To receive the scholarship for a second year the student must be attending SUNY Canton full-time and earn at least a 2.75 grade point average.

Grace Jones-Vesper Business Scholarship
Established in 1988 by the Office Technology Club with the guidance of Rosanna Moster and Grace Jones-Vesper, this scholarship is awarded to a second-year student in the Business Administration or Administrative Assistant curriculum. Preference is given to non-traditional students as well as those with financial need.

Thompson-Weatherup Family Charitable Foundation Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to a non-traditional Nursing student entering the Spring Semester. Must have at least one year prior nursing experience. This student must be a resident of St. Lawrence County and seek employment after graduation in the North Country.

Brad Winters Annual Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to an entering student who is a graduate of Lisbon Central School.

Katherine ’77 and Peter Wyckoff Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to either entering or continuing non-traditional Nursing student.


Endowed Funds

The endowment of Canton College of Technology contains several funds which were established to help ensure the financial well being of the institution and of specific objectives.

The John G. A. and Chloe Ann R. O'Neil Endowment
Established by colleagues, friends, and family of John and Chloe Ann O'Neil honoring their distinguished public service and devotion to education and government. The income from which will be used to support express purposes as assigned by the Canton College Foundation Board of Directors.

The Dr. James M. Payson Fund for Institutional Excellence
Established in 1991 through a consolidation of The Dr. James M. Payson Speaking Contest Fund; the General Unrestricted Endowment, created by Mr. and Mrs. John Wells in 1983 to provide a flexible source of revenue for the College; and a gift of $20,000 from Student Cooperative Alliance. This unrestricted fund, which will receive gifts over the next several years, will eventually create a $100,000 fund, the income from which will be used to support express purposes as assigned by the Canton College Foundation Board of Directors.

The W. Stanley and Alice E. Richardson Small Business Development Endowment
Established by W. Stanley Richardson to foster and encourage small business development in Northern New York. The endowment's name is a memorial to his wife and business partner Alice McIntosh Richardson. Endowment earnings shall be used to support the W. Stanley and Alice E. Richardson Small Business Development Center, named in their honor at SUNY Canton.


Providing for the Future

More than eighty-five percent of SUNY Canton students receive financial assistance from grants, scholarships, loans, or work-study employment. Without this valuable and vital support, these students would be unable to attain the high quality of education for which Canton College of Technology is known. Endowed scholarships, awards, and other funds exist in perpetuity. For as long as Canton College continues to educate and prepare students to assume the responsibilities of service and leadership, these funds will provide the means to assist them. Only the interest earned by an endowed fund is awarded annually; the principal remains inviolate for the future generations of SUNY Canton students.

An endowment can be established through an outright contribution, through a bequest, or through a trust or an annuity that provides lifetime income for the donor. A scholarship, award, or other endowed fund can be established in your name to commemorate your experience at the College, or can serve as a way to memorialize or honor a family member or friend.

If you are a student interested in applying for a scholarship, you may apply online.

 

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