Wolf Lake Neighbors Foundation Establishes $5,000 Transfer Scholarship for SUNY Sullivan Students

The Wolf Lake Neighbors Foundation, Inc. (WLNF), has partnered with the SUNY Sullivan Foundation to create the Wolf Lake Neighbors Foundation Transfer Scholarship. This transfer scholarship is designed to assist a student graduating from SUNY Sullivan with an associate’s degree to continue their education when they transfer to pursue a bachelor’s degree at a State University of New York (SUNY) school. That critical need is now being addressed.

Funding for this scholarship is being provided by the WLNF, a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization established in 2022, and composed of Wolf Lake homeowners engaged in philanthropic activities in the towns of Thompson and Mamakating.

“Education is the cornerstone of empowerment, and we believe in providing opportunities for all members of our community to thrive,” said Don Kennedy, a co-founder and current Board member of the Wolf Lake Neighbors Foundation. “This donation reflects our commitment to foster a culture of support and investment in the future of our neighbors.”

“In establishing the Wolf Lake Neighbors Foundation Transfer Scholarship for SUNY Sullivan students, WLNF is not only establishing a legacy of generosity and commitment to educational achievement, but also nurturing the growth and prosperity of our entire community,” said Dr. Kathleen Crabill, SUNY Sullivan Officer in Charge. “Through this initiative, WLNF is supporting pathways to success provided by publicly funded education and fostering a brighter tomorrow for generations to come.”

“The uniqueness of the WLNF Scholarship is that it addresses the financial need of students with a track record of academic success, reducing the financial challenges to furthering their education at a four-year school,” said Jose Herrera, SUNY Sullivan Foundation Chair.

The SUNY Sullivan Foundation recently partnered with the Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan (CFOS) for the administration and management of the college’s scholarship programs.

“The Community Foundation is looking forward to working with SUNY Sullivan to bolster it’s scholarship program for the greater benefit of area students,” said Elizabeth Rowley, President and CEO of the Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan.

The initial Wolf Lake Neighbors Foundation Transfer Scholarship award is $5,000 for 2024. Interested students should complete the application and provide a brief essay on their career goals. To be awarded, a recipient must also:

●      Be a resident of Mamakating or Thompson;

●      Have graduated from SUNY Sullivan;

●      Be admitted to a SUNY institution as a transfer student (proof of acceptance required);

●      Demonstrate financial need (FAFSA) that exceeds funds available from other sources;

●      Maintain a 3.0 GPA, and;

●      Provide at least one letter of recommendation from a faculty member or advisor.

For more information on how SUNY Sullivan students can apply, contact Klu Padu, Career Placement & Transfer Advisor at (845) 434-5750 x4202.

The recipient will be selected by the SUNY Sullivan Foundation Scholarship Committee, and formally approved by the Wolf Lake Neighbors Foundation.

To learn more about the Wolf Lake Neighbors Foundation, visit wolflakeneighbors.org or email wolflakeneighbors@gmail.com.

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