A $5,000 annual scholarship; half awarded at the beginning of the fall semester and half awarded at the beginning of the spring semester.
The scholarship is renewable for up to three additional years provided the recipient earns a 3.0 cumulative GPA and continues to have a declared major in a humanities program.
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This $2,000 annual scholarship is endowed by Patricia Conway and Frank Papierniak to recognize America and Gilmore Thomas, the aunt and uncle of Patricia. Mr. ad Mrs. Thomas were committed community members who understood the power of education and how it can lift you from poverty, and would do anything to help others. Mr. Thomas was also a deeply religious man and used his religious beliefs to direct his life of generosity, hard work, and commitment to others.
Candidates for the scholarship must meet the following criteria:
The scholarship is renewable to the recipient for up to three additional years provided the recipient continues to meet the above criteria.
Established in 2010, the George T. Hole Philosophy Scholarship Fund provides one $1,000 scholarship each year to a student majoring in philosophy. To be eligible, candidates must meet the following criteria:
1. be a full-time, undergraduate student enrolled at Buffalo State
2. have a declared major in philosophy
3. be a sophomore or junior at the time the recipient is selected; and
4. have an overall GPA of 3.25 or higher.
The scholarship is renewable as long as the recipient continues to meet the above criteria.
The department chair identifies a pool of candidates each spring. The recipient is selected by a committee composed of the department chair and the personnel committee. The recipient will be notified in the spring and will receive the scholarship the following fall semester.
The Victor Balowitz Scholarship fund was established to provide scholarship assistance to outstanding students majoring in philosophy. Balowitz (1931-1996) received his Ph.D. in philosophy from Columbia in 1969. He started teaching at Buffalo State in 1964 where he pursued his interests in Frege and Descartes. In 1994 Professor Balowitz received the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching.
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