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Annually Funded and Restricted Funds
Terry M. Cannizzaro SCA ’11, SGS ’14 Award Fund
Established in 2014 by graduate school faculty to recognize Terry Cannizzaro’s commitment and strength of courage in pursuing his MBA degree.
Dawn Lafferty Hochsprung Center for the Promotion of Mental Health and School Safety Fund
Established in 2012 in memory of Dawn Lafferty Hochsprung, the principal of Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT, and a member of Sage’s doctoral program in Educational Leadership.
Casey Lynch Book Award Fund
Established in 2015 in memory of Casey R. Lynch, to recognize his commitment in pursuing the Bachelor in Business Administration degree at Russell Sage College.
Cheryl MacNeil Memorial Award Fund
Established in 2020 by Sarah Beth McNair ’14 in memory of her beloved teacher.
Opalka Family Scholarship Fund
Annually funded by Trustee Chet Opalka and Karen Opalka for elementary education and art students.
Opalka Gallery Fund
Established in honor of the 10th anniversary of the Opalka Gallery and its first director, Jim Richard Wilson. This provides valuable programming funds to the gallery.
Student Book Fund
Established in 2018 to address students’ needs for books, access codes, supplies, etc.
Student Travel Fund
Established in 2020 for students to take advantage of travel for research, conferences, etc.
Linda Thomas ’78 Scholarship in Nursing Fund
Funded annually by Xavier Thomas, III, in memory of his sister for a female nursing student who is a minority.
Guy Torre Travel Award
Established in 2005 by Carmela (Millie) Estes to give nutrition majors the opportunity to broaden their educational experiences by traveling abroad through Sage sanctioned travel programs. Recipients must be enrolled in a nutrition program, be a sophomore, junior or senior, and be in good standing.
This fund was established by Sage to offer an opportunity to honor or memorialize a loved one through the purchase of nameplates on a plaque in the Tribute Garden on either campus.
Accounting & Financial Women’s Alliance Award Fund
Originally established by the American Society of Women Accountants before changing their name to the Accounting & Financial Women’s Alliance. This award is presented to the graduating woman business major who has shown the most promise in her accounting classes.
Ackerman Award Fund
Established by Trustee Albert C. Ackerman for the Ackerman Award for Academic Achievement, the Theresa Ackerman Memorial Award for Academic Achievement and the Helen Ackerman Award in Nursing.
Olga Andruskiw Award Fund
Established in 1985 by Nursing Department Chair, Dr. Olga Andruskiw from money she received upon her retirement. The award is presented to a senior nursing student who is a leader and a scholar and is qualified to study on a graduate level.
Susan Warren Beatty Faculty Award for Excellence in Research Fund
Established in 2016 by Provost Susan Beatty to reward outstanding faculty research.
Bellevue Hospital Nursing Achievement Award Fund
Established in 1987 by Dr. Grace Jorgensen ’50 in honor of Bellevue Hospital, which her mother founded. The award is presented to nursing students who demonstrate academic and personal excellence, interest in women’s health, promise of contributing to health-related professions, and interest in working cooperatively.
Bhatt Award Fund
Established in 1980 in memory of Sage faculty member Banshi “Ben” Bhatt for an outstanding senior majoring in biology with preference to the student with the highest grade point average.
Chemistry Majors Class of 1965 Award Fund Given in Memory of Grace I. Van Dervoort
Given annually since 1966, and endowed by the Class of 1965 donors in 1993, for up two students a year, in any major, who have completed at least two courses in chemistry at or above the 200 level and who shows excellence in their work.
Cogswell Award Fund
Established in 1985 by Arnold Cogswell for a rising senior who has made a significant impact on the quality of life at Sage and to the Sage community.
Gertrude Slocum Collins RSC ’20 Nutrition Award Fund
Established through a bequest in 2016 by the Estate of Dorothy Knepper ’47 to be used to establish the Dorothy Slocum RSC ’21 Sociology Award Fund and the Gertrude Slocum Collins RSC ’20 Nutrition Award Fund in memory of her mother Gertrude, and her aunt Dorothy.
Marion Eldon Dollard Prize Fund
Established by Marion Eldon Dollard ’20 for a rising senior who demonstrates the greatest potential for achievement in the field of business.
Virginia Earles Research Award Fund
Named for former faculty member Dr. Virginia Earles and awarded to graduate nursing students for research which contributes to advancing the science of nursing.
Tara M. Espinosa, RSC ’01, SGS ’02 Memorial Award for Outstanding Graduate in Occupational Therapy Fund
Established in 2004 by Ruth G. Espinosa-Barone in loving memory of her daughter Tara ’01, ’02 who passed away from EDS, a rare disease. The award is given annually to an occupational therapy student based on GPA, investment in the occupational therapy program and occupational therapy field, initiatives and enthusiasm displayed, and class leadership.
Evans Award for Leadership Fund
Awarded annually by Trustee Edwin C. Evans and then his wife, Renette Evans, the award was endowed in 2000 for a sophomore showing leadership qualities.
Ruth C. Eyres Award for Excellence in Marketing and Management Fund
Established in 1989 by faculty member Ruth C. Eyres for excellence in any business area.
Kathryn Gale Award in Music Fund
Originally given each year by Alfred Gale in memory of his youngest sister, Kathryn, and endowed in 2000 by his daughter, Miss Jane Gale ’48 for individuals showing superior work in music.
Martin J. Gieschen Fund for Art Students
Established by Ann E. Gieschen, widow of Fine Arts Department Chair Martin J. Gieschen, for the purchase of books and art supplies for first-year or second-year art students who demonstrate financial need and dedication to his/her work.
Louis H. Gross Award in Physical Therapy Fund
Established by Louis H. Gross for an outstanding Sage senior who has been accepted into Sage’s graduate Physical Therapy program.
Gut Endowed Chemistry Award Fund
Established in 2012 by Ann Colton Gut ’50 to provide professional development funds to faculty in the Chemistry and Biochemistry departments.
Kathleen Harrington Memorial Award Fund
Established by John Curran and his son Mark in memory of his cousin Kathleen Harrington ’70 who died of cancer in 1992. Kathleen was a pioneer in many ways and, having developed Hodgkin’s disease while at college, allowed herself to be a guinea pig for new treatments for the disease. It is awarded to undergraduate students intending to complete graduate studies in physical therapy, with preference to students from Troy or Rensselaer County who demonstrate commitment to health and wellness, a love of running, a strong motivation for professional practice in the area of work hardening, sports medicine or physical therapy practice in acute care settings.
Arnold S. Harris Award Fund
Established in 1990 by the Department of Political Science and Public Administration in memory of faculty member Arnold S. Harris for his commitment to Sage students and his outstanding service to Troy. It is awarded to either political science or public administration majors who show a particular interest in state or local government.
Frances P. Healy Award Fund
Established in 1993 by former Sage Graduate Schools Dean Connie Frazer to honor Professor Emerita Frances P. Healy who taught education at Sage from 1969 through 1988. Awarded to elementary education students who show the greatest progress in personal maturity, academic accomplishment, or ability to apply theory to practice in an early childhood or elementary school setting.
June Joyce Herron Award Fund
Established in 1984 by Stephen K. Wanamaker, Esq., P.E., in memory of June Joyce Herron ’52 whom he dated while he was attending RPI and is for a senior who achieves excellence in English.
Gertrude E. Hodgman Prize Fund
Established in 1978 by former students of Gertrude E. Hodgman, former director of the School of Nursing for senior nursing students who demonstrate active involvement in college or community affairs and display professional growth.
Hoffman Prize and Lecture Fund
Established in 1979 by Linda Rosenfield Hoffman ’62 and her husband Peter, to provide an award in sociology, an award in sociology for pre-social work, and a lecture series.
M. Grace Jorgensen Nursing Achievement Award Fund
Established in 1987 by Grace Jorgensen ’50 in memory of her mother M. Grace Jorgensen, to support grants to outstanding nursing students for travel to support learning, academic programs, acquisition of learning materials or equipment and support for living expenses incurred during the period of the grant.
William and Mary Kahl Valedictorian Award Fund
Established by Dr. Mary C. Kahl in 2021 to permanently endow an award to the RSC Valedictorian in William Kahl’s memory.
Karp Award Fund
Established to honor Hannah Karp and presented to outstanding students in a graduate nursing program.
Luffman Prize Fund
Established for Chair of Physical Education Helen Luffman ’21 by her friend Virginia Harvey ’35 and given to outstanding senior physical education students.
Nina Marinello Leadership Award in Nutrition Science Fund
Established in 2016 upon the retirement of Nutrition Science Chair Dr. Nina Marinello this fund provides an annual award to a student(s) who shows promise in the field of Nutrition Science and whose academic work is worthy of recognition.
Helen Riewerts Matthei RSC ’44 Graduate Nursing Research Award Fund
Established by Claudia Matthei Cavanagh ’71 in memory of her mother, Helen Riewerts Matthei, to honor her commitment to the nursing field. It is awarded to Sage Graduate Schools nursing students to offset expenses incurred during research performed as part of the nursing program requirements.
Richard H. Mattox Prize Fund
Established in 1980 by the NYS Chapter of American Academy of Health Administration in honor of Professor Richard H. Mattox who established Sage’s program in Public Affairs. It is given to a graduate in political science who intends to enter government and public service.
McMorran Biology Award Fund
Established in 1974 by Ruth McMorran, wife of Trustee John Burch McMorran, and given for outstanding academic achievement in biology.
Donald and Denise Meservey Award Fund
Established in 1977 by Denise and Donald Meservey JCA ’72, who was a member of the Colonie Police Department, for outstanding students graduating from the criminal justice program at Russell Sage College.
Edilberto B. Olimpo, Jr. JCA ’88 Fund
Established in 2014 by Julia Olimpo in memory of her son, graphic design graduate, Edilberto Bautista Olimpo, Jr. ’88, who had a stellar career in the graphic design field. The fund is used to recognize a rising senior graphic design student who shows promise and whose academic work is worthy of special acknowledgement.
Dr. Virginia L. Radley Memorial Prize in English Fund
Established through a bequest from Dr. Virginia Radley for a graduating female senior in English who expects to pursue graduate study in literature, whose work is worthy of high honor and whose contributions have enhanced the study of literature for her classmates and teachers.
The Bruce Rainer Award in Theatre Fund
Established by Bruce Rainer’s friend, Meryl Swanson Ruckterstuhl ’58, ’97 for the woman who shows the most promise in the theatre department.
Returning Woman’s Prize Fund
Established and funded by the efforts of the returning women’s program through the sale of t-shirts and baked goods at SageFest. It is awarded to returning women who show great promise.
Susan Krauss Russell Prize Fund
Established in 1974 in memory of Susan Krauss Russell by her parents Mr. and Mrs. Irwin Krauss. Given to a student exhibiting high scholarship and professional contribution to the visual and performing arts department.
Glen and Nancy Slack Endowed Award in the Sciences Fund
Established in 2002 upon the retirement of Professor Nancy G. Slack by fellow faculty, friends and former students. Additional funding also provided by Drs. Glen and Nancy Slack. This award recognizes exemplary students who have completed at least their second year in biology, pre-medicine or biochemistry. This fund may also be used to support science department sponsored travel.
Dorothy Slocum RSC ’21 Sociology Award Fund
Established though a bequest in 2016 by the Estate of Dorothy Knepper ’47 to be used to establish the Dorothy Slocum RSC ’21 Sociology Award Fund and the Gertrude Slocum Collins RSC ’20 Nutrition Award Fund in memory of her mother Gertrude, and her aunt Dorothy.
Douglas E. Stanley Criminal Justice Fund
Established in 1986 by Ray Stanley, head of security at Sage as an award with the balance being used for periodicals and supplies for the criminal justice department.
Stedman Award Fund
Established in 1984 by a gift from the estate of George W. Stedman who was a trustee from 1950-1981. This award is given to outstanding chemistry students.
Edna Sniffen Travis Award Fund
Established in 1959 by Trustee Winifred Leo Haag ’23 in memory of classmate Edna Sniffen Travis for students in the Business Department.
UHY LLP Award Fund in Memory of Sidney and Michael Urbach Fund
Established in 1978 by UHY (formerly Urbach, Kahn & Werlin) in memory of Sidney Urbach, for accounting students who show the greatest promise for a career in public accounting.
Charles and Helen Upton Prize Fund
Established in 1997 for Russell Sage College upperclass majors in history who achieve the highest average.
Usher Award in Fine Arts Fund
Established by Ann Usher McKay ’42 for outstanding Fine Arts students.
Grace I. Van Dervoort Memorial Award Fund
Established in 1980 by students, colleagues and friends of the late Grace Van Dervoort, a longtime professor and chair of the chemistry department, for outstanding senior chemistry or biochemistry students.
Van Vleet Psychology Awards Fund (2 Awards)
Established in 1992 by Phyllis Van Vleet ’34, it provides funds for the Phyllis Van Vleet Psychology award presented to junior or senior female psychology majors in recognition of outstanding contributions to the psychology program and the Students’ Award in Psychology for graduating senior psychology majors with the highest grade point average in psychology.
Linda Sahr Weingarten Memorial Award Fund
Established in 1987 by the Russell Sage College Class of 1976 in memory of Linda Sahr Weingarten ’76. For an outstanding physical therapy major who plans a career working with young children.
Eli Werlin Award Fund
Funded by ’74 alumnae, Eileen Kilday and Joanne Howard, in memory of a former Sage Professor Eli Werlin for business students.
Donald E. Willetts Prize Fund
Established in 1987 by faculty member Donald Willetts for students in the education department showing promise in the field of secondary school teaching.
Olga Andruskiw Memorial Lecture Series Fund
Established in 2002 in memory of Dr. Andruskiw by her colleagues, students and friends. For an annual lecture in the field of nursing, and for student travel to present research, student activity which goes above or beyond normal coursework, outreach programs, and the acquisition of equipment, hardware, software, professional books, journals, etc.
Armenian Lecture Series Endowed Fund
Established by Lucille Gochigian Sarkissian ’83 and Alice Jernazian Haig ’41 for lectures, performances, books, videos, centered around Armenian culture.
Chapman Lecture Fund
Established in 1995 for the humanities by the Board of Trustees in honor of the induction of Sage’s seventh president, Dr. Sara Chapman.
Colonie Jewish Association Lecture Series Fund
Established in 2011 by the Colonie Jewish Association for the support of events designed to educate students and the community at large about Jewish history, culture, literature, music and art.
Hoffman Prize and Lecture Fund
Established in 1979 by Linda Rosenfield Hoffman ’62 and her husband Peter, to provide for sociology lectures.
Scrimshaw Distinguished Visiting Artist Fund
Established in 2013 by President Susan Scrimshaw to bring visiting artists to Sage.
Sherman David Spector Lecture Fund
Established in 1991 through the combined gifts of alumnae and friends of History Department Chair Dr. Spector, for a yearly lecture sponsored by the faculty member who holds the Sherman David Spector Professorship.
Van Dervoort Lecture Fund
Established in 1980 by the friends, colleagues and students of Chemistry Department Chair Grace Van Dervoort for chemistry lectures.
Johnny F. Black, Jr. 2004 Endowed Fund.
Established in 2004 by Shelly Goldman Black in honor of her husband, Johnny F. Black, Jr. ’04. Awarded to disadvantaged students, with first preference African American students, for costs over and above tuition, room or board. Expenses such as, but not limited to, books, travel, supplies, lab fees, equipment, etc. may be requested through the Office of the Dean.
Lucy Coons Bohm RSC ’50 Memorial Fund
Established in 2004 by Henry Bohm in his wife’s memory for any of our students’ emergency needs.
Rose Grignon Endowed Fund for Staff Development
Established in recognition of Rose Grignon’s 45 years of service to the College. This fund is used for professional development of Russell Sage College staff.
Ann Usher McKay Fund for Flowers
Established by Ann Usher McKay, ’42 so there will always be fresh flowers in the admission areas of both campuses to show warmth and our ability to care about all living things.
Eileen Mellion Ilberman RSC ’73 and Debra Mellion Prastien RSC ’75 Endowed Book Fund
Established by Trustee Barry Ilberman in honor of his wife Eileen Mellion Ilberman ’73 and his sister-in-law, Debra Mellion Prastien ’75. To purchase books for worthy and needy students who have graduated from a Rockland County, New York, high school.
Operating, Unrestricted, and Building & Grounds Funds
Established by Trustee Albert C. Ackerman for unrestricted operating costs.
Fredericka Voorhaar Slingerland Alumnae House Fund
Established in 2000 by Fredericka “Freddie” Voorhaar Slingerland ’36 to restore and preserve 69 First Street, Troy, known as the Slingerland Alumnae House.
Lois W. Bell Unrestricted Fund
Established in 1987 through a bequest by Lois W. Bell ’39 for unrestricted purposes.
Helen Booth Black Unrestricted Fund
Established in 1970 through a bequest of Helen Booth Black for the operating budget (unrestricted).
The Buchman Foundation Fund in memory of Louis and Natalie Buchman RSC ’64
Established in 2015 by The Buchman Foundation to provide support for the Buchman Pavilion and other facilities at Sage.
Julia Howard Bush Fund
Established through a bequest of Julia Howard Bush for unrestricted purposes.
Doris A. Charter RSC ’52 Endowed Fund
Established in 2010 by Doris A. Charter ’52 for unrestricted use.
Cowee Hall Maintenance Fund
Established in 1939 by a bequest of Louise Bontecou Cluett Cowee for the maintenance of 67 1st Street with any unused money to be used as the college needed.
CDR Jennifer R. Flather, U.S.N. (Ret) RSC ’86 Endowed Fund
Established in 2019 by Trustee Jennifer Flather ’86 for the preservation and continued improvement of Sage’s buildings and facilities.
Ford Foundation Fund
Established in 1957 by the Ford Foundation for unrestricted-operating use.
Dorothy M. Hart Fund
Established in 1975 through a bequest of Dorothy Hart ’26 for unrestricted purposes.
Mary Lou Jenkins RSC ’51 Memorial Unrestricted Fund
Established in 2007 through a bequest from Mary Lou Jenkins for general operations.
William F. and Mary C. Kahl Campus Center Endowment Fund
Established in honor of Sage’s sixth president, William F. Kahl Ph.D. and his wife Mary C. Kahl, Ph.D., for the continued improvement, beautification, furnishings, upkeep and upgrading of the Kahl Campus Center.
David and Carol Sweet Morse RSC ’66 Unrestricted Endowed Fund
Established in 2014 by Former Trustee Carol Sweet Morse ’66 and her husband David, as part of the Centennial Campaign for unrestricted use.
Elizabeth “Biff” K. Ogden, RSC ’42 General Unrestricted Endowment Fund
Established in 2014 by Elizabeth K. Ogden ’42 for unrestricted use.
Margot Meyer Richter Endowment Fund
Established in 2000 through a bequest from Margot Meyer Richter, ’52 for repairs, maintenance and capital expenditures relating to the physical plant of Russell Sage College.
Russell Sage College Gardens Fund
Established in 2010 by lead donors Virginia Kurtz Stowe ’65 and Susan Moyle Lynch ’71 for the gardens at Sage with first priority the gardens behind 88 1st Street (McCrea House).
Russell Sage College Unrestricted Fund
Funded by alumni and friends of the college for general purposes.
The Sage Fund
Established in 1916 by Margaret Olivia Slocum Sage for unrestricted use.
Charlotte Shaw Tracy RSC ’66 Unrestricted Endowed Fund
Established in 2014 by Charlotte Shaw Tracy as part of the Centennial Campaign for unrestricted use.
Donor Designated Unrestricted Endowment Fund
Established in 1990 to support the College’s unrestricted endowment.
General Unrestricted Magic Campaign Fund
Established in 2010 by numerous donors as part of the Magic endowment campaign for unrestricted use.
Vail House Fund
Established in 2000 by Fredericka “Freddie” Voorhaar Slingerland ’36 to restore and preserve 46 1st Street, Troy, known as Vail House.
Martin and Sara Jane Benson Victor RSC ’58 Unrestricted Endowed Fund
Established in 2014 by Martin and Sara Jane Benson Victor ’58 for unrestricted use.
Emma Willard Fund
Established in 1916, for unrestricted use, with money that Margaret Olivia Slocum Sage left to the Emma Willard School in order to start Russell Sage College.
Florence H. Zeve, RSC ’52, and Harvey L. Zeve Jeanne H. Neff House Endowed Fund
Income from the fund is used to provide for the maintenance and upkeep of the Jeanne H. Neff House.
Board Designated Unrestricted Endowed Fund
For unrestricted purposes.
Professorships, and Faculty & Student Fellowships Funds
Judith A. Barnes Faculty Fellowship in Communications Fund
Established in 2005 by the Board of Trustees in honor of Board Chair Judith A. Barnes, Ph.D. ’70 for salary and support of research and professional development for a faculty member in communications or English, psychology, marketing, sociology, P.R., advertising, health, etc. as there is the need for good communication skills in all areas.
Mary Karpiak Foster Endowed Fund
Established in 2004 and funded through a bequest in 2019, this fund provides scholarships to graduate students in community or public health related fields.
Lewis A. Froman Professorship Fund
Established in 1970 by the board of trustees upon the retirement of Sage’s fourth president, Dr. Lewis Froman, for any discipline.
Lawrence Family Foundation Professorship Fund
Established beginning in 1990 by Trustee Albert and Barbara Lawrence through the Lawrence Family Foundation for faculty from the economics, business administration or business curricula.
Emily L. Mantilia RSC ’51 Professorship in Business Fund
Established in 2010 through a bequest from Emily Mantilla, ’51, for business programs.
Betty Harder McClellan Distinguished Professor in Humanities Fund
Established in 1985 by F. William Harder as a fellowship and later increased to a professorship by his daughter Betty Harder McClellan ’48, for the humanities.
Edith McCrea Professorship Fund
Established by Edith McCrea ’24 with the first recipient named in 1992 for a senior member of the faculty in fine arts.
The Reverend Dr. Edith Grace Craig Reynolds Chair of Religion and Philosophy
Established by The Reverend Dr. Edith Grace Craig Reynolds through a bequest in her will. This fund is used for a professorship of religion, philosophy, sociology or anthropology.
Walter & Anne Gruver Robb Faculty Fellowship in the Sciences Fund
Established in 1995 by Dr. Walter Robb and his wife Anne Gruver Robb ’51 for a current or visiting science faculty member.
Paul F. Search Research Fellowship Fund in Community Psychology
Established in 2006 in memory of Paul Search by his wife, Patricia, in honor of his 30 years of teaching at Sage. It is awarded to community psychology majors as part of research performed for their program requirements.
Sherman David Spector Professorship Fund
Established in 1991 through the combined gifts of alumnae and friends of Dr. Spector, former chair of the Russell Sage History Department, for the humanities department.
Lorraine Walker Distinguished Chair in Psychology Fund
Established in 1992 by Lorraine Walker Bardsley ’38 for psychology or school counseling.
Hazel Sieber Bode RSC ’39 Management Department Fund
Established in 2008 through a bequest from Hazel Sieber Bode ’39, for economics.
Lisa V. Carl Library Archive Fund
Established in 2012 by Lisa V. Carl ’78 to benefit the archives at the Russell Sage College campus.
CDPHP Endowed Fund for the Health Sciences
Established in 2014 by CDPHP to support the needs of the School of Health Sciences.
Creative and Performing Arts
Established through a bequest from Millicent Joy Lutzer ’48 in 1998, the income from this fund is used for any purpose deemed advisable by Russell Sage in direct connection with the perpetuation of the performing arts (classical music, ballet and/or theatre).
Carol Ann Donahue Memorial Trust Fund
Established in 1999 by Dorothy Donahue and Irene Donahue for the preservation and collection of the works of 20th century poets and authors.
Esteves School of Education Endowment Fund
Established in 2014 by Donna Robinson Esteves ’71 to provide financial support for the Esteves School of Education.
Toros and Selma Gochigian Endowed Memorial Fund for the Study of International Law and Justice, Public Administration and Public Policy, and Reparations and Peace
Established in 2016 by Lucille Sarkissian. Its purpose is to enhance the educational and cultural experiences of our students as well as the members of our surrounding communities by providing programming to promote the study of international law and justice, public administration and public policy, and reparations and peace. This fund is designed to introduce an essential component of education in helping audiences consider perspectives other than their own, encouraging civil debate, broadening the basis for critical thought and promoting cultural understanding.
Mary Josephine Hare Library Fund
Established in 1955 through bequests from Mary Josephine Hare and Jessie H. Hare for the library.
Helen Harris Library Fund
Established in 1993 from the estate of Hiram D. Harris and named in memory of his wife, Helen Marx Harris ’26, for the library.
Jack Harris and Sybillyn Jennings Fund For First Year Interdisciplinary Academic Programs at Russell Sage College
Established in 2011 by Professor Jack Harris upon his retirement from Sage for first-year interdisciplinary programs.
Glenn and Sherry Simpson Herdman Endowed Nursing Resources Fund
Established in 2022 in honor of Nursing Chair Glenda Bartholomew Kelman, by Sherry Simpson Herdman, ’78 ’89 ’94, to provide income to the nursing department.
Dr. Leslie H. Nicoll RSC ’77 Infinite Creativity in Nursing Fund
Established in 2023 by Dr. Leslie Nicoll ’77 to provide creative programming funding for the Nursing Department’s use.
The Opalka Gallery Endowed Fund
Established in 2017 by Trustee Chet Opalka and Karen Opalka for utilization by the Opalka Gallery.
WendySue Davis Prout RSC ’85 Fund for Athletics
Established in 2010 by WendySue Davis Prout ’85 for the athletic department at Sage.
George F. Regan Business Curriculum Fund
Established in 2009 through a bequest from Jayne Regan Harris, widow of political science professor Arnold Harris. Named for Jayne’s father George F. Regan and used for the business curriculum.
Renaissance Corporation Sage College of Albany Student Support Services Fund
Established in 2016 by Renaissance Corporation of Albany to support the social, emotional and economic needs of students. It is used for many purposes including, but not limited to, scholarships for minority, underrepresented, or first-generation students; advising and counseling services; educational supplies and books; and general student support services.
Rosenstiel Physical Education Department Fund
Established in 1970 upon a suggestion by John T. Beemer on behalf of his daughter, Pamela Beemer Abeling ’63, by a gift from the Dorothy H. and Lewis Rosenstiel Foundation in memory of Dorothy for physical education.
Lucile Shea Library Fund
Established in 2012 with proceeds from a multimillion dollar bequest which was used to fund the Troy campus library renovation with the remainder providing endowment support to the library in perpetuity.
Patricia Timpano Sparrell RSC ’78 Service Learning Program Endowed Fund
Established in 2016 by Duncan and Patricia Timpano Sparrell ’78 in support of the Service Learning program at Sage.
Jane Haight Wells Spirituality Center
Funded in 2002 in loving memory of Jane Haight Wells ’64, this restricted fund is used for the Jane Haight Wells Spirituality Center programming.
Rosalind M. Wang Fund for Nursing
Established in 2012 by former professor Rosalind Wang in honor of the 90th year of nursing at Sage, for nursing department programmatic purposes.
Helen C. Wheeler Fund
Established in 1997 by the Will K. Weinstein Trust Philanthropic Fund and Sage Professor Susan Wheeler Roy in memory of her mother, Helen C. Wheeler for the Psychology department.
Research and Travel Funds
Broughton Graduate Fellowship Fund
Established in 1980 by William G. Broughton in honor of his father and mother, Henry Primm Broughton and Jane Tinkham Broughton, for the advanced study in any field with a requirement of a public lecture or symposium to summarize the research.
Doris Adams Ferguson RSC ’53 Memorial Fund for Sociology
Established in 2003 by James T. Ferguson, Sr., to honor his wife’s memory, for at least one student annually in sociology or criminal justice. It provides funds during the junior or senior year for travel, field study, baccalaureate thesis, senior project, internship or creative, advanced study, field work or research.
Katherine Johnson Memorial Travel Fund
Established in 2007 through a bequest by Katherine Disbrow Johnson ’29 for travel abroad.
Marjory Keenan Professional Leadership Award Fund
Established upon the retirement of faculty member Marjory Keenan for nursing students to travel to foster their goals.
Chuk-Yin Lam-Erwin Fund
Established in 1996 in memory of faculty member Chuk-Yin Lam-Erwin by her husband, Robert Erwin, fellow faculty members and friends. For undergraduate chemistry students to pay expenses for presenting a paper at a regional or national science meeting; or to fund any miscellaneous student activity which goes above or beyond normal coursework. May also be used to support outreach programs promoting science at Sage among pre-college students.
Nancy Parker Neumann Memorial Scholarship Fund
Established in 2005 in Nancy’s memory by her family and friends for Russell Sage College students who attend the Border Witness Program through the New York State Labor Coalition or a similar program.
Mary S. Rea Research Award in Occupational Therapy Fund
Established in 2021 by faculty member Dr. Mary Rea for Occupational Therapy research.
Louis and Hortense Rubin Community Fellows Fund
Established in 1990 by Louis Rubin in memory of his late wife Hortense Rubin for a cooperative venture among the faculty of Sage, RPI, HVCC, Emma Willard and participating agencies of Rensselaer County administered by Sage. It provides for faculty to strengthen the participating agencies in the region, as well as for part-time consulting.
Scrimshaw Stern Student Travel Fund
Established in honor of the inauguration of Russell Sage College’s ninth president, Susan C. Scrimshaw, Ph.D., for students to present at national or international conferences or when traveling to do research or service either domestically or internationally.
Marjorie Semerad Junior Faculty Travel Fund
Established in 1984 in memory of Professor Marjorie Semerad by many former students and friends for travel for early career visual arts and performing arts faculty members with five years or less at Sage.
Cynthia Crocco Spector RSC ’74 and Dr. Sherman David Spector Fellowship Fund
Established by Cynthia Crocco Spector ’74 in her and her late husband’s name, who was a well-respected professor at Sage. Awarded to Russell Sage College students enrolled in history, political science, or international studies for experiences that are broadly enriching and can support travel/learning/study/research.
Student Government Foreign Study Fund
Established in 1971 by the student government for students who study abroad.
Van Vleet Fund for Student Life
Established by Phyllis Van Vleet ’34 during the Students and Scholars campaign for trips for students to regional or national conventions, project presentations, leadership conferences, and staff development, etc.
George I. Alden Trust Scholarship Fund
Established in 1986 by the Alden Trust for students from Massachusetts.
Elizabeth Q. Ammerman Memorial Scholarship Fund
Established in 1967 in memory of Elizabeth Q. Ammerman for physical therapy students.
Anonymous Endowed Scholarship Fund
General scholarships from anonymous donors.
Charles E. Bessey Family Scholarship Fund
Established in 1998 by Charles E. Bessey in memory of both of his late wives, Ruth McGreivey Bessey ’31, and Elizabeth Davies Bessey ’31, for undergraduate students.
Bhatt Scholarship Fund
This fund was established in 2012 in memory of faculty member Banshi “Ben” Bhatt. The family’s donations established this scholarship fund for biology students who are worthy and needy.
Susan Ungerman Blackwell RSC ’65 Memorial Endowed Scholarship in Education Fund
Established in 2000 by Kristin Blackwell Peterson and Katrina Blackwell Looper in memory of their mother, Susan Ungerman Blackwell ’65, for worthy and needy students in the education program.
Marjorie Fernleaf Booth RSC ’50 Scholarship Fund
Established in 2013 by Allan Booth, Jr. in memory of his wife, Marjorie Fernleaf Booth ’50 for Occupational Therapy students or students enrolled in the School of Health Sciences.
BRAE Scholarship Fund
Established in 1995 by Joseph and Jennifer Cross Pilaro ’56 for a junior or senior in the nursing program, with a preference to students interested in a career in public health and nursing.
Marion and LeRoy Brownell Scholarship Fund
Established in 1993 by Cynthia Brownell ’53 for a rising senior majoring in education who demonstrates both financial need and academic achievement.
Burdick Scholarship Fund
Established in 1988 from the estate of Dora Burdick, a longtime employee of the college, for returning women in need of financial assistance.
Mary Frances Burke Memorial Scholarship Fund
Established in 1994 by the Women’s Issues Network at New York Division of Equalization and Assessment in memory of Mary Frances Burke for returning women at the evening division.
Catherine Hasbrouck Calhoun Scholarship Fund
Bequest of Catherine Hasbrouck Calhoun, ’37 for worthy and needy students in the field of physical education.
Helen Carroll Scholarship Fund
Bequest from the estate of Helen C. Carroll, ’24 for graduates of Plattsburgh High School.
Louise Devine Cioppa Memorial Endowed Scholarship Fund
Established in 2016 by Sage Trustee Jeanne Marie Cioppa-Mosca ’82, for Russell Sage students.
Class of 1934 Memorial Scholarship Fund
Established by the Class of 1934 as a 50th reunion gift in memory of their classmates for students who demonstrate academic excellence, character and leadership potential, as well as financial need.
Russell Sage College Class of 1960 Endowed Scholarship Fund
Established by the Class of 1960 in honor of their 50th reunion. It is used for female students in good standing who live on or commute to the Troy campus for the majority of their classes to be awarded as financial aid, and with first preference given to descendants of members of the Class of 1960.
Russell Sage College Class of 1971 Endowed Legacy Scholarship Fund
Established by the Class of 1971 in honor of their 50th reunion to provide financial assistance to female students as a first preference.
Carrie L. Cokely RSC ’97 Endowed Scholarship Fund
Established in 2014 by Carrie L. Cokely ’97 to support female students at Russell Sage College.
Marie Corrado RSC ’50 Endowed Fund
Established by Marie Corrado ’50 in 2016 for female students with a GPA of 3.0 or above.
Daniel A. Cowan Scholarship Fund
Established in 1999 by Mary W. L. Cowan in honor of Trustee Daniel Cowan’s SCA ’61 70th birthday. Awarded to two students annually from the evening college or the graduate school who are entrepreneurs, own their own business and are paying for their own education.
Myer and Pauline Edith Daniels Educational Scholarship Fund
From the estate of Ruth E. Daniels in memory of her parents, Myer and Pauline Edith Daniels, for students who have completed their freshman year.
Mildred Gordon Davis Scholarship Fund
Established in 1995 by Mildred G. Davis ’28 for students from the Greater Hartford, Connecticut, area.
Nancy Wildes Dawson Scholarship Fund
Established in 1994 by John M. Dawson in memory of his wife, Nancy Wildes Dawson ’52 for rising sophomores enrolled in the elementary education program who show promise during their freshman year.
Helen E. Dean Scholarship Fund
From the estate of Helen E. Dean ’36 for upperclass, pre-medical students with proven financial need and in good academic standing.
Deffley Scholarship Fund
Established in 2011 by Esther Deffley Winans ’44 for students enrolled as chemistry majors or enrolled in hard sciences: biology, forensics or health sciences.
William James Delles Memorial Scholarship Fund
Established by Ruth Delles Glaiber ’36 in memory of her father, William James Delles, for rising juniors and seniors with proven financial need in one of the physical or biological sciences with first preference given to a student majoring in chemistry. Preference given to a student from Schenectady County.
Edith Leora Dennis RSC ’34 Scholarship Fund
Established in 2013 through the estate of Edith Leora Dennis ’34 by her cousin, Allen S. Brower, for students enrolled in a mathematics or science program at Russell Sage College.
Elizabeth M. Desch RSC ’36 Physical Therapy Scholarship Fund
From the estate of Elizabeth “Betty” M. Desch ’36 in 2003 for financially needy female graduate-level students enrolled in the physical therapy major who are attending or have graduated from Russell Sage College.
Christine Collard Devereaux RSC ’56 Graduate Fellowship Fund
Established in 2009 by Christine Collard Devereaux, ’56 for worthy and needy female Russell Sage alumnae attending Sage at the graduate level to pay for any school-related expenses such as tuition, room, board, books, research, lab fees, etc.
Hollis Dorman RSC ’74 Scholarship Fund
Established in 2015 by Hollis Dorman RSC ’74 in honor of the Centennial Campaign for a female RSC student.
Roxanne Hosier Drnevich RSC ’62 Endowed Scholarship Fund for the Sciences
Established in 2013 by a gift from Roxanne Hosier Drnevich ’62 for science students
Francine Ebersman RSC 1979 Last Mile Scholarship Fund
Established in 2017 by Francine Ebersman RSC ’79 as a “Last Mile” scholarship to assist students in their Junior or Senior year who are in jeopardy of leaving school due to lack of available funds.
Fred L. Emerson Social Service Scholarship Fund
Established in 1993 by the Fred L. Emerson Foundation with matching funds received from Mildred Johnson ’25 and Delta Uphoff ’44. For students from Central New York, with those from Auburn being given first preference. Awarded to students in criminal justice, forensics, health policy and society, political science, psychology, sociology, nursing, nutrition science occupational science, communications, creative arts in therapy or business administration.
Irmy Kauppert Engelson RSC ’56 Endowed Scholarship Fund
Established in 2016 by Irmy Kauppert Engelson ’56 to assist Russell Sage College students.
Lillian A. Fischer Scholarship Fund
Established in 1984 by Lillian A. Fischer ’29 for two recipients a year who are incoming freshman and are residents of the Greater Hartford, Connecticut, area with financial need.
Lorraine Flaherty Scholarship Fund
Established in 2006 by the board of trustees in memory of Lorraine Flaherty, for young women entering Russell Sage College wishing to major in the sciences or mathematics.
General Endowed Scholarships Fund
Established through multiple gifts to fund general scholarships.
Gicca-Coomes Memorial Endowed Scholarship Fund
Established by Frank and Joan Coomes Gicca ’54 in honor of Joan’s 50th reunion for needy and worthy students from the Troy, New York, high schools.
Benjamin and Minnie Goldenberg Scholarship Fund
Established in 1993 by former Dean of Russell Sage College David Goldenberg for Russell Sage College students pursuing a major within the Department of Education.
Elfriede Danziger Green 1944 Endowed Scholarship Fund
Established in 2023 by Elfriede Green’s daughters, Janet and Susan, to support students in the Social Sciences such as Sociology, Psychology, Forensic Mental Health, etc.
Julia Greenstein RSC ’78 and Paul Bleicher Scholarship Fund
Established in 2015 by Julia Greenstein RSC ’78 and Paul Bleicher for Russell Sage College students participating in the Women’s Institute Ambassador Program.
Louis H. Gross Student Worker Scholarship Fund
Established by Louis H. Gross for students who are financially needy and have made a significant contribution to the college as a result of their campus employment.
Barbara Gural-Steinmetz RSC ’72 Endowed Scholarship Fund
Established in 2019 by Barbara Gural-Steinmetz ’72, this fund provides for four annual scholarships to students majoring in the arts, education or humanities.
Edward A. Hammond and Margery P. Hammond RSC ’36 Scholarship Fund
Established in 2010 from a bequest of Margery Penfield Hammond ’36 for needy students of high scholastic standing majoring in business administration.
Dr. Wendy Harding Vermont/New England Scholarship Fund
Established in 2021 by Dr. Wendy Harding ’71 to support students from Vermont and New England.
Arnold S. Harris and Jayne Regan Harris Scholarship Fund
Established in 2009 through a bequest of Jayne Regan Harris, widow of beloved professor Arnold Harris, for students who plan to stay in the Capital Region after graduation and improve the quality of life in the Capital Region.
William Randolph Hearst Minority Scholarship Fund
Established in 1993 by the Hearst Foundation for eight students per year in the education department.
Marion Hennessey RSC ’46 Memorial Scholarship Fund
Established in 2005 through a bequest of Marion Hennessey, for scholarships.
Paul and Elizabeth Durkin Hommert RSC ’72 Endowed Scholarship Fund
Established in 2019 by Paul and Elizabeth Durkin Hommert ’72. This scholarship is awarded to a female student in good standing who is in her final year of study in the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program.
Nancy M. Hopfenspirger Scholarship Fund
Established in 1993 by Nancy M. Hopfenspirger RSC ’48 and her twin sister, Barbara, for students in a major leading to a career in the professional areas of wellness and fitness with preference to physical education/athletic training.
Virigina Holt Horan RSC ’41 Scholarship Fund
Established in 2012 through a bequest of Virginia Holt Horan ’41, for Russell Sage College students.
Joyce Isabelle RSC ’88 Endowed Scholarship Fund
This fund was established in 2015 by Joyce Isabelle as part of the Centennial Campaign to provide scholarships to female Russell Sage College students.
Mary Lou Jenkins RSC ’51 Memorial Scholarship Fund
Established in 2007 through a bequest from Mary Lou Jenkins for three Russell Sage College students a year who are worthy and financially needy.
Alexandra Jupin Endowed Scholarship Fund
Established in 2012 by Trustee Alexandra Jupin to provide scholarships to undergraduate students who are 25 years of age or older.
Dr. Glenda Bartholomew Kelman RSC ’72, SGS ’74 Nursing Scholarship Fund
Established in 2012 by Nursing Chair Dr. Glenda Kelman in honor of 90 years of nursing at Sage for graduate level nursing students.
Blanche F. Kent ’RSC 53 and Lauren S. Kent RSC ’88 Scholarship Fund for Political Science
Established in 2010 by Blanche Kent and her daughter, for Russell Sage College students majoring in political science.
Joyce Fishman Klein ’64 Scholarship Fund
Established in 2021 by Joyce Fishman Klein ’64 through a bequest for students attending the School of Professional and Continuing Education (evening division).
Rosalyn and Morris Koffman Scholarship Fund
Established in 1987 by Rosalyn Koffman ’66 while a faculty member in Sage’s Nursing Department, for part-time nursing students at senior level, but not necessarily graduating, with a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher.
Esther Posselt Kokkins Scholarship Fund
Established in 1987 by John M. Kokkins in memory of his wife, Esther Posselt Kokkins ’32 for rising juniors demonstrating native intelligence, scholastic competence and application, sense of values, character, personality, and promise for future usefulness to society and family.
Marion Norton Lamont RSC ’36 Scholarship Fund
Established in 2008 through a bequest from Marion Norton Lamont ’36 for Russell Sage College students.
Sally Lawrence Endowed Scholarship Fund
Established in 2017 by former Vice President of Academic Affairs Sally Lawrence for academically worthy students at Sage.
Legal Studies Scholarship Fund
Established in 2003 through a bequest from Thomas Benedict LaRosa, for scholarships in the legal field.
Gertrude R. Levoy Scholarship Fund
Established in 2009 through a bequest from Gertrude R. Levoy ’36, for students in liberal arts demonstrating financial need.
George and Leona Lewis Scholarship Fund
Established in 1989 by Leona T. Lewis ’29, for graduate or undergraduate students majoring in nursing or physical therapy.
Little Sister Scholarship Fund
Established as a senior class gift by the Class of 2004 in honor of their little sister class with the intent that future undergraduate classes would provide additional funding each year. Annually a student is chosen from the little sister class of the current senior class who has shown commitment during her time at Sage to the continued growth of Russell Sage College and her fellow students.
Helen Webb Mancheski Fund
Established from a bequest of Helen Webb Mancheski to be used for the physical therapy department.
Colonel Filomena R. Manor, USAF, Retired, RSC Class of 1948 Memorial Scholarship Fund for Dietetic Interns
Established through a bequest from Colonel Filomena R. Manor, USAF Retired, ’48 for Russell Sage College graduates who are commuter students, U.S. citizens and enrolled in the dietetic intern program at Sage.
Colonel Filomena R. Manor, USAF, Retired, RSC Class of 1948 Memorial Scholarship Fund
Established through a bequest from Colonel Filomena R. Manor, USAF Retired, ’48 for female U.S. citizen graduates of Lansingburgh High School at Russell Sage College.
Amy Tanner Markell RSC ’94 Scholarship Fund
Established in 2012 by Amy Tanner Markell ’94 for full-time female students pursuing a nursing or pre-medical degree on the Troy campus.
Marion Rockwell C. Mason Scholarship Fund
Established through a bequest from the estate of Marion Rockwell C. Mason in memory of her husband and daughter, Peggy Miller ’43, for scholarships.
Helen McKinstry Memorial Scholarship Fund
Established in memory of President Helen McKinstry as an honor award based on character, citizenship and high academic achievement without regard to financial need.
Marjorie A. Mellor Nursing Scholarship Fund
Established in 2005 by Emily J. Wilson ’45, lifelong friend of Marjorie Mellor ’45, for nursing scholarships.
Dr. Dora M. Metrelis RSC ’54 Scholarship Fund
Established in 2012 by Dr. Dora M. Metrelis ’54 for academically successful junior and senior students.
Miller-Fowler Scholarship Fund
Established in 2006 by Trustee Marilyn Miller Fowler ‘65 in loving memory of her parents, Thomas J. and Anna M. Miller, for female students enrolled in the early childhood education program who are worthy and needy.
Douglas and Tedi Kurtz Mitchell RSC ’59 Endowed Scholarship Fund
Established in 2017 by Douglas and Tedi Kurtz Mitchell ’59 for female students in good academic standing, with first preference to students enrolled in a history or public affairs and public policy or law and society major; and second preference to students enrolled in the liberal arts.
Nancy Sothern Mueller Scholarship Fund
Established in 1992 by Glenn and Nancy Sothern Mueller ’65 for students in nursing and science fields.
Joan and Ernest Myer Scholarship Fund
Established in 2010 by Ernest and Joan Myer ’56 for financially needy students from rural areas.
NYS Federation of Home Bureaus Scholarship Fund
Established in 1981 by the NYS Federation of Home Bureaus, Inc., for a sophomore, junior or senior full-time student in the field of graphic arts or interior design, with a 2.5+ GPA, who has applied for financial aid.
Night School Endowment Fund
Established in 1997 anonymously for students attending Sage’s evening division.
Nursing Centennial Scholarship Fund
Established in 2022 as part of celebrating 100 years of nursing at Sage.
A. Lindsay and Olive B. O’Connor Foundation Scholarship Fund
Established in 1993 by the A. Lindsay and Oliver B. O’Connor Foundation for students enrolled from Delaware County, New York, with first preference to undergraduates and second preference for graduate students.
Sheila Sutland Pakula RSC ’56 Scholarship Fund
Established in 2013 by Lawrence C. Pakula, M.D., and family in honor of Sheila Sutland Pakula’s ’56 80th birthday, for students who are academically worthy and needy.
Sallie Faron Peckworth Memorial Scholarship Fund
Established in 2011 by Sarah Peckworth Rockhold ’30 via a bequest in her will in memory of her mother Sallie Faron Peckworth, for upperclassman majoring in nursing.
Charles E. Penfield and Anna Coolidge Penfield Scholarship Fund
Established in 2010 from a bequest in the will of Margery Penfield Hammond ’36, for English literature.
Kimberly Peregrim RSC ’93 Endowed Scholarship Fund
Established in 2017 by Kimberly Peregrim, D.O., for students in good standing at Russell Sage College.
Dr. Kathaleen C. Perkins RSC ’43 Scholarship Fund
Established in 2013 by a gift from Dr. Kathaleen C. Perkins ’43 for pre-med and health science students.
Dr. Paulette S. Politsch ’67 Endowed Scholarship Fund
Established in 2018 by Paulette Politsch for students from Gloversville, New York; 2nd preference to students from Fulton County, New York; 3rd to students who reside in small communities in New York; and 4th to students who reside in small communities in the U.S.
Elizabeth K. Porter RSC ’40 Endowed Scholarship Fund
Established in 2013 through a bequest in the will of Elizabeth K. Porter ’40 for students at Russell Sage College.
Barbara L. Provus Scholarship Fund
Established in 1992 by Barbara L. Provus ’71 for women of color, preferably from the inner city.
Jacqueline Robertson Prusak ’59 Scholarship Fund in Childhood Education
Established by Deanne Prusak in memory of her mother, Jacqueline Robertson Prusak ’59, to honor her mother’s love of elementary education.
Howard James Radley Memorial Scholarship in English Fund
Established in 1998 by Dr. Virginia Radley ’49, h.1981, in memory of her father, for students pursuing a bachelor’s degree in English.
Lula Ferris Radley Memorial Scholarship in Nursing Fund
Established in 1998 by Dr. Virginia Radley ’49, h.1981, in memory of her mother for students pursuing a bachelor’s degree in nursing.
Wanda Ratsek RSC ’58 Scholarship Fund
Established in 2007 by Fred and Wanda Ratsek Plagens ’58 and used with first preference to support Russell Sage College students in a chemistry major who are worthy and needy. Second preference is for nutrition science and third preference is for other physical science majors.
George Rauh and Marjorie Angus Rauh Scholarship Fund
Established in 1995 through a bequest from George Rauh for freshman students from the English department to pay for tuition, residence, board and books for the first year of attendance at the college.
Mildred Resnick Scholarship Fund
Established in 1991 by Robert and Mildred Saltzman Resnick ’69 for mature returning students.
Anne Gruver Robb ’51 Scholarship for Day Students Fund
Established in 2004 by Trustee Walter Robb in honor of Anne Gruver Robb ’51 on the occasion of their 50th wedding anniversary, for students who are commuting to college (live at home).
Arthur and Rosalind Robinson Memorial Nursing Scholarship Fund
Established in 1979 in memory of their mother, Rosalind Robinson, by two alumnae, Judith Mayer and Diana Chanes, along with their brother, for rising junior nursing students from New York state who have interest and aptitude in episodic nursing.
Edith E. Robinson Memorial Scholarship Fund
Established in 2003 by Board Chair Donna Robinson Esteves ’70, in memory of her mother who devoted her life to education, having worked in public education in New Jersey for over 30 years. It is awarded to students who are residents of the state of New Jersey working towards their bachelor’s degree in education.
Roberta Robinson Scholarship Fund
Established in 1969 from the estate of Elizabeth Robinson in memory of her sister, Roberta Robinson, for graphic design majors.
Irene Mikos Rohr ’43 Endowed Scholarship Fund
Established in 2007 by Peter Rohr in memory of his late wife, Irene Mikos Rohr ’43, for female Russell Sage College undergraduate students enrolled in a chemistry major who are U.S. citizens and from New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania or Connecticut, and are worthy and needy.
Kay Ronson RSC ’71, ’74 Graduate Nursing Scholarship Fund
Established in 2010 in honor of Kay Ronson by her husband Harold and her daughters, Norma Koppel and Joanne Ronson, for graduate level nursing students with financial need.
Russell Sage College Alumnae Association Scholarship Fund
Established in 2007 by the Russell Sage College Alumnae Association in 2007 for entering full-time Russell Sage College students with first preference given to legacy students who demonstrate academic ability to succeed and show evidence of financial need.
Russell Sage College Student Government Endowed Scholarship Fund
Established in 2015 by the Russell Sage College Student Government as part of the Centennial Campaign, to provide scholarships to students showing leadership qualities.
Sylvia A. Saarnijoki RSC ’47 Endowed Scholarship Fund
Established by Sylvia’s daughters, Linda Saarnijoki and Gretchen Toles, for first-generation students in applied biology as first preference, or nursing or medical/health sciences.
Marcia Luloff Sabesin RSC ’56 Endowed Scholarship Fund
This fund was established in 2015 by Marcia Sabesin as part of the Centennial Campaign, to provide scholarships to students attending Russell Sage College.
Vagarshag John Sarkissian and Lucille Gochigian Sarkissian ’79, ’83 Endowed Memorial Scholarship Fund in the Humanities
Established in 2017 by Lucille Sarkissian in memory of her husband John, for students in the humanities, social sciences or liberal arts.
Lisa Schieffelin ’85 and Andrew Svarre Last Mile Scholarship Fund
Established in 2017 by Lisa Schieffelin ’85 and Andrew Svarre to aid students who are in jeopardy of leaving the institution due to financial hardships.
Mary Theresa Scudder Scholarship Fund
Established in 1997 by Mary Trainer Crandall ’50 in honor of the former Dean of Students.
Josephine H. Seber Scholarship Fund
Established in 1972 from a bequest of Josephine H. Seber for graduates of Troy High School.
Ronnye Berg Shamam Scholarship Fund
Established in 2011 by Trustee Ronnye Berg Shamam ’64 for education-related expenses including tuition and campus residency expenses for one incoming female freshman who is a current and minimum five year resident of Troy.
Janice Smyth Simons 1952 Endowed Scholarship Fund
Established in 2020 by the Board of Trustees to honor T. Grange Simons and Janice Smyth Simons 1952.
Fredericka Voorhaar Slingerland RSC ’36 Scholarship Fund
Established in 2004 by the board upon the death of Fredericka “Freddie” Slingerland, for commuter students.
Sonders Family Scholarship Fund
Established in 2015 by Susan Lipnitzky Sonders. It is awarded to female Russell Sage College students who are worthy and needy, first preference to students from Brooklyn, New York; and second preference to students from any of the five boroughs of New York; and third preference students from New York; and, if no student meets the above geographic criteria to any female student.
Curtis Frederick Spinning ’79 Scholarship Fund
Established in 1984 by Miral Spinning in memory of her brother, Curtis Fred Spinning JCA ’79, for one male and one female art student.
Evelyn Grant Stearns Scholarship Fund
Established through a bequest from Evelyn Grant Stearns ’25 for general unrestricted scholarships.
Evelyn Donaldson Steinkirchner Scholarship Fund
Established in 2016 as part of the Centennial Campaign to provide scholarship funds to first-generation Russell Sage College students.
Aggie Stillman Memorial Scholarship Fund
Established in 2009 with a gift from Aggie’s brother, Frank Stillman, and from friends and colleagues in memory of Agnes “Aggie” Stillman for students who maintain a GPA of 3.0 or above.
Solon E. Summerfield Foundation Scholarship Fund
Established in 1995 by the Solon E. Summerfield Foundation, for students who are blind or visually impaired who demonstrate financial need and a strong academic record.
Virginia Kurtz Stowe 1965 Endowed Nursing Scholarship Fund
Established in 2022 by Virginia “Gini” Stowe ’65 for undergraduate nursing students.
Dawn M. Sweeney, MD RSC ’85 Scholarship Fund
Established in 2010 by Dawn M. Sweeney, M.D. ’85, for students who are pursuing a pre-medical degree at Sage.
Helen Bryant Sweet Memorial Endowed Scholarship Fund
Established in 2016 by Carol Sweet Morse ’66 in memory of her mother, to provide scholarship aid to two business students per year.
Saratoga, Warren and Washington Counties Endowed Scholarship Fund
Established in 2015 by George and Lucienne Walker ’71, to assist students from Saratoga, Warren and Washington Counties.
Isabelle Wagner Taylor Scholarship Fund
Established in 1997 in memory of faculty member Isabelle Wagner Taylor by her husband Wallace and by family and friends, for psychology students.
Helen Upton Memorial Scholarship Fund
Established in 1993 in memory of Helen Upton for returning women students.
Grace I. Van Dervoort Memorial Scholarship Fund
Established in 1969 in honor of Grace Van Dervoort’s teaching career at Russell Sage College with subsequent additions in 1980 by students, colleagues and friends of the late chair of the chemistry department for a chemistry award, scholarships, and lectures.
Major Helen A. Vartigian, USA Ret., and Lieutenant Colonel Frances M. Liberty, USA Ret., Scholarship Fund
Established in 2009 by the Tri-County Council of Vietnam Era Veterans in conjunction with the Foundation of NYS Nurses for U.S. veterans and their children pursuing degrees in nursing, physical therapy or occupational therapy.
Verizon Scholarship for Communications Fund
Established in 1993 by the New York Telephone Co. for education major from a historically underrepresented group.
Verizon Minorities in Education Scholarship Fund
Established in 1992 by the New York Telephone Co. for non-traditional students studying communication arts.
Vice Presidential Merit Scholarship Fund
Established in 2010 to honor retiring Vice Presidents at Sage, for students who didn’t initially qualify for a merit-based scholarship but whose academic efforts once at Sage have reached a merit level.
Martin and Sara Jane Benson Victor RSC ’58 Endowed Scholarship Fund
Established in 2014 by Martin and Sara Jane Benson Victor ’58 to provide scholarship funds to students from the Oakwood Friends School in Poughkeepsie, NY, as well as to any students attending Russell Sage College.
Anne Marie Kopecky Vidaver Scholarship Fund
Established in 2010 by Anne Marie Kopecky Vidaver, ’60 for Russell Sage College students who plan to attend graduate school in a non-medical area. Preference given to a student who plans to go into a high-risk or unconventional area of research dealing with plants or microorganisms.
Marjorie Whitbeck Scholarship Fund
Established through a bequest from the estate of Mabelle L. Moses in memory of her former student, Marjorie Whitbeck, for a graduate or undergraduate student studying to do research work in economics.
Wilhelm Scholarship Fund
Established in 1990 by Muriel Wilhelm ’43, for Kellas Scholars.
Richard T. and Ada Pangburn Youngs Scholarship Fund
Established in 1996 by Ada Pangburn Youngs ’46 for undergraduate nursing students who demonstrate financial need.
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