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College Catalogue

Awards and Assistance Programs

Special Scholarships

With few exceptions, special scholarships are awarded on the basis of financial need. In addition, the recipients of special scholarships must be part of a particular group of persons, such as members of the junior class, or from a particular geographic area.

Scholarships for Students from Specific Geographic Areas


Arizona

The Raymond R. Dise Scholarship, established by Harry F. Dise in memory of Raymond R. Dise, Class of 1917, is awarded to graduates of Little Falls (N.Y.) Central High School and Prescott (Ariz.) High School.

California

The David Butcher Memorial Book Award is made with first preference given to incoming students from California or the West Coast. The award may be renewed for the sophomore year.

The William Deloss Love, Jr. Class of 1945 Scholarship, established in honor of his classmates by William D. Love, Class of 1945, is awarded with preference given to students from the state of California or the descendants of members of the Class of 1945.

The Stephen W. Royce Scholarship was established by Mr. Royce, Class of 1914. Preference is given to students from Liberty, N.Y., and Pasadena, Calif.

The Gilbert Leslie Van Vleet Scholarship was established by Gilbert L. Van Vleet, Class of 1926. Preference is given to students from New Jersey, then to students from North Carolina, California and Illinois.

Central Plains

The Ann and Russell McLean Scholarship was established in memory of Ann and C. Russell McLean, Class of 1943. The scholarship is awarded annually to entering students demonstrating financial need and leadership capabilities, with first preference given to students from Minnesota.

Illinois

The Illinois Scholarship Foundation Fund was established by the Scholarship Fund Founda­tion of Chicago. The fund supports scholarships for students with need. Preference is given to students from Illinois, with first preference given to students from the greater Chicago area.

The Arturo Domenico Massolo Memorial Scholarship was established by Arthur J. Massolo, Class of 1964, and his wife, Karen, in memory of Mr. Massolo's grandfather. The purpose of the scholarship is to support educational diversity at Hamilton, consistent with the College's mission and admission policy. It is awarded with preference given to LINK Unlimited students and other under-privileged black students who demonstrate ­promise from Chicago.

The Gilbert Leslie Van Vleet Scholarship was established by Gilbert L. Van Vleet, Class of 1926. Preference is given to students from New Jersey, then to students from North Carolina, California and Illinois.

Maine

The Emmons Family Scholarship is awarded with first preference given to students demonstrating financial need from the state of Maine.

The Orth Family Northern Nugget Scholarship will be awarded to students demonstrating financial need, with first preference given to students from the New York State counties of Franklin, Hamilton St. Lawrence, Warren, Essex, Clinton, Lewis and Jefferson; second preference to students from rural counties in Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine; and third preference to students from the New York State counties of Herkimer and Fulton.

Massachusetts

The Steinberg-Lalli Scholarship is awarded with preference given to students who are  graduates of Acton-Boxborough High School.

Mid-Atlantic and New England States

The Mary Jayne Comey Scholarship, established in her honor by her husband, William M. "Mac" Bristol, III, Class of 1943, and Life Trustee of the College, is awarded with first preference given to a student from Gwynedd Mercy Academy in Gwynedd Valley, Pa.; secondly with preference given to a student from the Mid-Atlantic states.

The Linda D. and Albert M. Hartig Scholarship, established by Albert M. Hartig, Class of 1942, and his wife, is awarded to a student from the Mid-Atlantic or New England states.

The Orth Family Northern Nugget Scholarship is awarded to students demonstrating financial need, with first preference given to students from the New York State counties of Franklin, Hamilton, St. Lawrence, Warren, Essex, Clinton, Lewis and Jefferson; second preference to students from rural counties in Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine; and third preference to students from the New York State counties of Herkimer and Fulton.

Midwest States

The Patti and Taylor Abernathy Scholarship was established by the will of Taylor S. ­Abernathy, Class of 1914. Preference is given to students from the Midwest. The grant for this scholarship is made possible through the Taylor S. and Patti H. Abernathy Trust, Bank of America, Trustee.

The Caldwell Family Scholarship, established by Clarice H. and H. Van Yorx Caldwell, Jr., Class of 1940, is awarded with preference given to students from the Midwest.

Minnesota

The Ann and Russell McLean Scholarship was established in memory of Ann and C. Russell McLean, Class of 1943. The scholarship is awarded annually to entering Hamilton students demonstrating financial need and leadership capabilities, with first preference given to students from Minnesota.  

New Hampshire

The Orth Family Northern Nugget Scholarship is awarded to students demonstrating financial need, with first preference given to students from the New York State counties of Franklin, Hamilton, St. Lawrence, Warren, Essex, Clinton, Lewis and Jefferson; second preference to students from rural counties in Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine; and third preference to students from the New York State counties of Herkimer and Fulton.

New Jersey

The Gilbert Leslie Van Vleet Scholarship was established by Gilbert L. Van Vleet, Class of 1926. Preference is given to students from New Jersey, then to students from North Carolina, California and Illinois.

New York

The Adirondack Area Scholarship is offered to students attending schools in Clinton, Essex, Franklin, Hamilton, Saratoga, Warren and Washington counties. Income from an endowment grant made to the College by Milton G. Tibbitts, Class of 1904, provides the funds.

The Alumni Association of Metropolitan New York Scholarship is offered to students who have attended schools in the New York City area.

The Arkell Hall Foundation Scholarship was established by the Arkell Hall Foundation. Preference is given to students from Canajoharie and the surrounding area.

The Charlotte Foster Babcock Memorial Scholarship was established by Edward S. Babcock, Class of 1896, in memory of his mother. Preference is given first to relatives of the donor; second to graduates of the public high schools in Boonville, Camden, Utica and West Winfield, N.Y.; and finally to members of the Emerson Literary Society who have financial need.

The Bacot, Gunn, Kempf Family Scholarship was established by J. Carter Bacot, Class of 1955 and chair emeritus of the Hamilton College board of trustees. The Bank of New York also made a generous gift to the fund in honor of Mr. Bacot, who served for many years as its chairman and chief executive officer. The scholarship is awarded to students from South Carolina, Oklahoma, Texas and Essex County, N.Y.

The Charles T. Beeching, Jr. Scholarship was established by the law firm of Bond, Schoeneck and King, L.L.P., to honor the memory of Charles T. Beeching, Jr., Class of 1952, who had a distinguished career with that firm from 1962 until 1998. The scholarship is awarded to students demonstrating financial need, with preference given to students from Central New York.

The John H. Behr Scholarship, established through a gift of Mr. Behr, Class of 1934, is awarded for up to four years, with preference given to students matriculating from the ABC program sponsored by the Clinton community.

The Robert S. Bloomer Scholarship was established by Robert S. Bloomer, Jr., Class of 1950, and his mother, Mrs. Robert S. Bloomer, Sr. It is awarded to students demonstrating financial need, with preference given to students from Newark High School in Newark, N.Y.

The Bond Family Scholarship is awarded with first preference given to students who can be reasonably identified as the son or daughter of a living or deceased firefighter, law enforcement officer or teacher from one of the five boroughs of New York City or from Westchester County, N.Y.

The William E. and Beatrice V. Bruyn Scholarship is awarded with preference given first to students from Ulster County, and then to students from other areas in New York State.

The Daniel Burke Scholarship is awarded with preference given first to a student from the public high school in Oxford, N.Y.; second to a resident of Chenango County; and third to a resident of New York State.

The Christine C. Carey Memorial Scholarship was established by James J. Carey, Class of 1971, in memory of his wife, a long-time friend of the College. It is awarded with first preference given to students from Lansingburgh High School in Troy, N.Y. ­Second preference will be given to students from the surrounding New York counties of Rensselaer, Schenectady and Albany.

The Earle M. Clark Scholarship, established in memory of Mr. Clark, a member of the Class of 1907, is awarded to an outstanding student from New York State with an interest in public speaking, with preference given to a graduate of a public high school and a resident of Broome County. It is renewable each year, provided need continues to be demonstrated.

Community College Scholarships are awarded to students transferring or graduating from the community colleges in New York State. Only one scholarship per community college will be awarded. Applicants compete on the basis of academic achievement, and the exact amount of each grant will be determined by financial need.

The CORKS Scholarship, established by the Confrerie of Retired Kindred Spirits, an informal organization of retired Syracuse, N.Y., area businessmen, is awarded with ­preference given to students from the greater Syracuse area.

The Dewar Foundation Scholarship, established in 1990 by the Dewar Foundation, is awarded to students from Oneonta (N.Y.) High School.

The Raymond R. Dise Scholarship, established by Harry F. Dise in memory of Raymond R. Dise, Class of 1917, is awarded to graduates of Little Falls (N.Y.) Central High School and Prescott (Ariz.) High School.

The David J. Doyle ’39 Scholarship, established by the Estate of Muriel J. Doyle,  widow of David J. Doyle ’39, is awarded with preference given to students  demonstrating financial need from Orleans County, New York.

The Marjorie H. A. and Burke W. Drummond '31 Scholarship was established by  Marjorie H. A. Drummond, widow of Burke W. Drummond '31, mother of R. Steven  Anderson '66 and grandmother of Avery C. Anderson '03.  It is awarded with  preference given to students from Auburn, NY or Cayuga County, NY.

The George E. Dunham Scholarship, established by George E. Dunham, Class of 1879, is awarded to graduates of the Utica Senior Academy (now Proctor High School), Utica, N.Y.

The LT Willard B. Eddy, Jr. Memorial Scholarship, established by Mr. and Mrs. Willard B. Eddy in memory of their son, is awarded in certain years on a competitive basis to entering students who attended secondary school in Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Orleans, Wayne and Yates counties, New York. The scholarship is awarded on the basis of academic achievement and character.

The Charles Melville Fay Scholarship, established by Charles P. Wood in memory of his wife's father, a member of the Class of 1862, is awarded with preference given to students from Steuben County or from the western part of New York State.

The Mark T. Fedorcik '95 Scholarship is awarded with first preference to students from New York City; second preference, to students from the greater metro-New York area.

The Leonard C. ’19 and Mildred F. Ferguson Scholarship, established by Hamilton Trustee Nancy Ferguson Seeley in memory of her parents,is awarded with preference given to students with financial need from Jefferson or St. Lawrence County, New York.

The Elizabeth R. Fitch Scholarship is awarded with preference given to graduates of the Westmoreland (N.Y.) High School.

The Geneva Presbytery Scholarship is awarded with preference given to a student ­designated by the Geneva (N.Y.) Presbytery.

The John Dayton Hamilton Scholarship, established by the Gebbie Foundation in honor of John D. Hamilton, Class of 1922, is awarded with preference given to students from Chautauqua County, N.Y.

The Henry W. Harding Memorial Scholarship, established by family and friends in memory of Henry Harding, Class of 1934, is awarded to a graduate of a public high school in Oneida County, N.Y.

The David Shove Hastings Scholarship, established by Mr. and Mrs. J. Murray Hastings in memory of their son, a member of the Class of 1944, is awarded in certain years on a competitive basis to entering students who attended secondary school in Cayuga, Cortland, Onondaga, Oswego and Seneca counties, N.Y.

The Charles Anthony Hawley Scholarship was established under the will of Anna H. Story in memory of Mr. Hawley, Class of 1859. It is awarded with preference given to graduates of schools of Seneca Falls, New York.

The William Randolph Hearst Scholarship, established by The Hearst Foundation, is awarded to economically disadvantaged students, with preference given to students from New York State.

The Anthony and Lilas Hoogkamp Scholarship, established by Gregory T. Hoogkamp, Class of 1982, in honor of his parents, is awarded with preference given first to the son or daughter of a New York State police officer.

The Maurice S. Ireland Memorial Scholarship, established under the will of Maurice S. Ireland, Class of 1926, is awarded with preference given to students from Norwich, N.Y.

The Honorable Irving M. Ives Scholarship was established by the Norwich Pharmacal Company in honor of Senator Ives, Class of 1919. It is awarded in certain years with preference given first to the son or daughter of an employee of the company, and second to a resident of Chenango County, N.Y.

The C. Christine Johnson HEOP/Scholars Fund was established in 2001 by C. Christine Johnson and by alumni, students and friends of Hamilton's Higher Education Opportunity/Scholars Program upon the occasion of Christine's 30th anniversary with the program. It provides scholarship support to HEOP/Scholars Program students.

The Robert G. and Kimberly A. Johnson Scholarship, established by Robert G. Johnson, Class of 1979, is awarded with preference given to students from Syracuse, New York, the state of Texas or Central New York.

The Marcus Judson Scholarship may be awarded to a student nominated by the First Presbyterian Church of Watertown, N.Y.

The Robert A. Kerr, Class of 1940, Scholarship is awarded with first preference given to entering students from South Carolina, Rockland County, N.Y., or Montgomery County, Ohio.

The Lascell-Sargent Family Scholarship is awarded with first preference given to students from Albion, N.Y., and with second preference to students from rural counties of Western New York who demonstrate financial need.

The Augusta M. Loevenguth Memorial Scholarship is awarded with preference given first to a relative of the family, and second to a student from Camden in Oneida County, N.Y.

The Edward C. and Elizabeth S. Martin Memorial Scholarship, established by the will of Elizabeth Martin, widow of Edward Martin, Class of 1927, is awarded to deserving ­students from Oneida County, N.Y., who have demonstrated outstanding academic achievement and extracurricular involvement.

The Ralph A. and Altina G. Mead Scholarship, established by members of the family of Ralph A. and Altina G. Mead, is awarded to qualified and deserving students, with ­preference given to those from the Capital District of New York State.

The Carl B. and Cordelia S. Menges Scholarship, established by Carl B. Menges, Class of 1951, and his wife, is awarded to first-year students who have demonstrated leadership, strong academic performance and future promise. It is restricted to students from Suffolk County, with preference given to those from the East Hampton, N.Y., area, and is renewable for the sophomore, junior and senior years.

The John R. Munro Scholarship, established by John R. Munro, Class of 1987, and ­members of his family, is awarded on the basis of need, with preference given to entering students from Jefferson County, N.Y., who exhibit a combination of academic and extracurricular promise.

The New York City Public Schools Scholarship is awarded with preference given to students who are graduates of New York City public high schools.

The New York City Special Scholarship, established in 1990 by a challenge grant and by matching gifts from alumni and friends of the College, is awarded to students from the five boroughs of New York City.

The Orth Family Northern Nugget Scholarship is awarded to students demonstrating financial need, with first preference given to students from the New York State counties of Franklin, Hamilton, St. Lawrence, Warren, Essex, Clinton, Lewis and Jefferson; second preference to students from rural counties in Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine; and third preference to students from the New York State counties of Herkimer and Fulton.

The Frank and Mary Lou Owens Scholarship, established by Charter Trustee Amy Owens Goodfriend, Class of 1982, is named in honor of her parents and is awarded with preference given to students from Clinton, N.Y., or the Mohawk Valley.

The Howard W. Pearce Scholarship, established by Mrs. Howard Pearce and Frederick W. Pearce, Class of 1984, in memory of his father, is awarded to students from western New York State.

The Olive S. Quackenbush Scholarship was established through the bequest of Olive S. Quackenbush, a friend of the College. The scholarship is awarded to students from the greater Utica, N.Y., area who demonstrate financial need.

The Regan Family Scholarship, established in 2002 by R. Christopher Regan, Class of 1977, and his wife, Leslie Conway Regan, Class of 1979, and his brother, Peter M. Regan, Class of 1975, and his wife, Aviva Schneider, Kirkland College Class of 1976, is awarded to students demonstrating financial need, with preference given to students from Upstate New York.

The Rifkin Scholarship, established by Daniel I. Rifkin, M.D., Class of 1988, and his wife Laura, in honor of Daniel's father, Steven A. Rifkin, and in celebration of Daniel's 25th reunion, is awarded with preference given to students from Western New York.

The Owen A. Roberts Scholarship was established in memory of Owen A. Roberts, Class of 1925, by his former student, Milton P. Kayle, Class of 1943. Mr. Roberts taught for many years at Utica Free Academy, and preference is given to graduates of that school or its successor institution.

The Romano Entrepreneurs Fund, established in 1999 by Utica businessman F.?Eugene Romano, Class of 1949, in honor of his 50th reunion, provides scholarship support to Hamilton students from the Greater Utica/Mohawk Valley area who are interested in becoming entrepreneurs and in living and working in the Utica area after graduation.

The Stephen W. Royce Scholarship was established by Mr. Royce, Class of 1914. Prefer­ence is given to students from Liberty, N.Y., and Pasadena, Calif.

The Andrew C. Scala Scholarship, established by Robert A. Scala, Class of 1953, and his wife, Janet C. Scala, in ­memory of Robert's father, is awarded with preference given to a deserving student of ­Italian descent from Upstate New York.

The Hans H. Schambach Scholarships, established by Hans H. Schambach, Class of 1943 and a life trustee of the College, are awarded to first-year students of outstanding ­personal and academic promise who are likely to make a significant contribution to the College and to benefit substantially from their undergraduate experience. Preference is given to applicants from the Clinton, N.Y., area.

The Arthur W. Soper Scholarship, established originally by A.C. Soper, Class of 1894, is awarded with preference given first to graduates of Rome (N.Y.) Free Academy; second to students from the City of Rome or Oneida County; and finally to students from Central New York.

The Southern Tier Scholarship is awarded to a student from the Binghamton or Elmira areas of New York who qualifies for financial aid. If there is no such eligible student, it may be used for any student who qualifies for financial aid.

The Grace Ione Spencer Memorial Scholarship, established by friends of this longtime teacher of Latin at Utica Free Academy, is granted to an undergraduate from the Mohawk Valley area of New York. Preference is given to a student who is concentrating in a discipline within the humanities.

The Edmund F. Taylor '82 Scholarship is awarded with preference given to students from the greater metro-New York area who intend to pursue a career in the for-profit sector.

The 3rd Battalion, 26th Marines Scholarship, established through a gift from COL Kurt L. Hoch, USMC (Ret.), a member of the Class of 1944, is awarded to rising sophomore, junior or senior students demonstrating financial need and strong leadership skills either through involvement in campus or community activities with preference given to students from Herkimer, Lewis, Madison or Oneida (N.Y.) counties who have an honorable familial background in the U.S. Marines Corps.

The John W. Uhlein '79 Scholarship is awarded to students demonstrating promise and financial need with preference given to individuals who have participated in the Prep for Prep program, or a similar precollegiate, educational leadership program.

The Bill Weber Memorial Scholarship is awarded with preference given to students  from Oneida, Madison, Southern Herkimer, Onondaga, Cayuga, Seneca, Ontario, and  Yates counties, with first consideration given to students from Rome or Utica, NY.

The Sylvester Willard Scholarship is awarded to a student residing in Auburn, N.Y.

The Dale P. Williams '49 Family Scholarship was established by Dale P. Williams, Class of 1949, and his wife, Mary Lou, along with their children, Mitchell R. Williams, Class of 1978, and Suzanne Williams Vary, Class of 1982, and other family members and friends. Preference is given to students from Oneida, Herkimer and Lewis counties, New York.

The Jack and Lynda A. Withiam Scholarship, established by Jack Withiam, Jr., Class of 1971, and his wife, is awarded with preference given to graduates of Horseheads (N.Y.) High School.

The Women's Christian Association of Utica Scholarship, established by the association, provides awards to female students. Preference is given to residents of Oneida County, N.Y.

North Carolina

The Doris Hudson Hart Memorial Scholarship, established by Warren E. Hart, Class of 1977, in memory of his wife, is awarded to students from North Carolina.

The Gilbert Leslie Van Vleet Scholarship was established by Gilbert L. Van Vleet, Class of 1926. Preference is given to students from New Jersey, then to students from North Carolina, California and Illinois.

Ohio

The Robert A. Kerr, Class of 1940, Scholarship is awarded with first preference given to entering students from South Carolina, Rockland County, N.Y., or Montgomery County, Ohio.

The Kessler Family Scholarship, established by John W. and Charlotte P. Kessler, parents of Jane Kessler Lennox, Class of 1992, is awarded to students demonstrating financial need with preference given to those from northeastern Ohio, including the greater Columbus area.

The Tunnicliffe Scholarships are available first to students from northwestern Ohio, and second to any student who qualifies for financial aid.

Oklahoma

The Bacot, Gunn, Kempf Family Scholarship was established by J. Carter Bacot, Class of 1955 and chair emeritus of the Hamilton College board of trustees. The Bank of New York also made a generous gift to the fund in honor of Mr. Bacot, who served for many years as its chairman and chief executive officer. The scholarship is awarded to students from South Carolina, Oklahoma, Texas and Essex County, N.Y.

South Carolina

The Bacot, Gunn, Kempf Family Scholarship was established by J. Carter Bacot, Class of 1955 and chair emeritus of the Hamilton College board of trustees. The Bank of New York also made a generous gift to the fund in honor of Mr. Bacot, who served for many years as its chairman and chief executive officer. The scholarship is awarded to students from South Carolina, Oklahoma, Texas and Essex County, N.Y.

The Robert A. Kerr, Class of 1940, Scholarship is awarded with first preference given to entering students from South Carolina, Rockland County, N.Y., or Montgomery County, Ohio.

Texas

The Bacot, Gunn, Kempf Family Scholarship was established by J. Carter Bacot, Class of 1955 and chair emeritus of the Hamilton College board of trustees. The Bank of New York also made a generous gift to the fund in honor of Mr. Bacot, who served for many years as its chairman and chief executive officer. The scholarship is awarded to students from South Carolina, Oklahoma, Texas and Essex County, N.Y.

The Robert G. and Kimberly A. Johnson Scholarship, established by Robert G. Johnson, Class of 1979, is awarded with preference given to students from Syracuse, New York, the state of Texas or Central New York.

The Elizabeth J. McCormack Scholarships were established by a grant from the Brown Foundation in honor of Elizabeth J. McCormack, a life trustee of the College. They are awarded to students from Texas, with preference given to those from the Houston area.

The Harry Roger and Fern Van Marter Parsons Scholarship was established by Jeffrey R. Parsons, Class of 1969, in memory of his parents. Preference is given to students from the state of Texas.

Vermont

The Orth Family Northern Nugget Scholarship is awarded to students demonstrating financial need, with first preference given to students from the New York State counties of Franklin, Hamilton, St. Lawrence, Warren, Essex, Clinton, Lewis and Jefferson; second preference to students from rural counties in Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine; and third preference to students from the New York State counties of Herkimer and Fulton.

Western States

The David Butcher Memorial Book Award is made with first preference given to incoming students from California or the West Coast. The award may be renewed for the sophomore year.

The Kenneth W. Watters Scholarship, established by Kenneth W. Watters, Class of 1928, is awarded with preference given to students from the western part of the United States.

Wisconsin

The Robert B. Winkler Scholarship was established by Robert B. Winkler, Class of 1938, and is awarded to students from the state of Wisconsin.

International

The Vivian B. Allen Foundation Scholarships, established by the Vivian B. Allen Foundation, are reserved for students from foreign countries.

The Russell T. Blackwood Scholarship was established by Jaime E. Yordán, a member of the Class of 1971 and a trustee of the College, in honor of Russell T. Blackwood, Hamilton's John Stewart Kennedy Professor of Philosophy, Emeritus. A complementary fund to The Arnold L. Raphel Memorial Scholarship for female students from Pakistan, this scholarship is awarded with preference to male students from that country.

The Bernard F. Combemale Scholarship was established by Bernard F. Combemale, Class of 1951 and a former Trustee of the College, and is awarded to foreign students enrolled at the College.

The Charlotte Perrins Comrie Scholarship, established through the Charlotte Comrie Trust, is awarded with preference given to a female student from the British Isles.

The Howard F. Comrie Scholarship, established by the will of Mr. Comrie, Class of 1922, is awarded with preference given to a male student from the British Isles.

The Howard and Charlotte Comrie Scholarship, established through the Charlotte Comrie Trust, is awarded with preference given to a student of Greek nationality or origin who is a graduate of Athens College in Greece.

The Arthur Hunter Scholarship provides that preference be given to any matriculant from George Watson's College in Edinburgh, Scotland.

The Arnold L. Raphel Memorial Scholarship was established in memory of Ambassador Arnold L. Raphel, Class of 1964, by his family and friends. It is awarded with preference given to female students from Pakistan.

The Charles Van Arsdale, Jr. Scholarship was established in memory of Charles Van Arsdale, Jr., Class of 1972, by his family and friends. It is awarded to students from countries other than the United States or Canada, but when there are no such eligible students, it may be awarded without reference to the country of origin.

Scholarships, Fellowships, Prizes and Internship Support

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