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SUNY Delhi Students Receive Over $360,000 through Donations

Written By Editor on 11/8/21 | 11/8/21

More than 300 SUNY Delhi students have benefited from philanthropic giving by SUNY Delhi alumni and friends in the 2021-22 academic year, totaling over $360,000 in awards and scholarships, according to The College Foundation at Delhi. The foundation, a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization, accepts and manages gifts to the college to support the college and its students.

Michael Sullivan, vice president for College Advancement at SUNY Delhi, says more than 80% of SUNY Delhi students rely on financial aid.

"The alumni and friends of the college that make these scholarships possible truly change lives through their giving," he states. "Charitable gifts can make the difference between a student succeeded in their studies or having to drop out."

To mechatronics major Saira Vidunas, financial support has made a significant impact on her educational journey.

"Due to being born in a different country, I was ineligible for financial aid," Vidunas shares. "Once I was able to be employed, it took me years to save enough for just one semester. Thanks to donors, I was able to stay enrolled. I am graduating this semester at the top of my class with a full-time engineering job offer at Corning, Inc. I owe a lifetime of gratitude to the donors who helped make this dream a reality."

Elvis Medina, a junior in the construction management program, says going to college represents a second chance to better himself. At SUNY Delhi, he has grown into a respected student leader and peer mentor.

"Financial support has made challenges along the way easier to face," he says.

SUNY Delhi President Michael Laliberte states, "Since 1913, SUNY Delhi has been delivering on its commitment to preparing students of today for the opportunities of tomorrow. Delhi graduates go on to great success in a wide variety of careers and industries. I cannot thank our donors enough for investing in the future of our college and these future leaders. You are truly changing lives through your charitable investments."

SUNY Delhi awards scholarshpis based on factors such as financial need, academic excellence, academic program, geography, and personal achievements. For more information on how to establish a scholarship fund with the College Foundation, please call (607) 746-4520.

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