SUNY Delhi receives O'Connor Foundation gift to expand scholarships

Apr. 2—SUNY Delhi has received a gift from the A. Lindsay & Olive B. O'Connor Foundation that will help Delaware County residents attend college.

The college announced in a media release it received a $20,000 gift from the foundation, and has established a new DelCo Futures scholarship, which will be given to Delaware County residents attending the college.

The gift from the O'Connor Foundation creates a new source of support for Delaware County students and families interested in pursuing higher education at SUNY Delhi. The new scholarship, open to all academic majors, "adds to the O'Connor Foundation's long-established scholarships for Delaware County students enrolled in applied technologies and both undergraduate and graduate nursing programs at the college," the release said.

"We are so grateful to our partners at the O'Connor Foundation for making these new scholarships possible," Dr. Mary Bonderoff, acting president at SUNY Delhi, said in the release. "Our shared goal is to help expand opportunities for local students to access a high-quality college education. SUNY Delhi offers technical and academic programs in some of the most in-demand industries today."

SUNY Delhi offers more than 60 academic programs with options for certificate, associate, bachelor's and master's degrees, the release said. As the SUNY college serving Delaware County, Delhi is now able to offer automatic acceptance to students graduating from Delaware County high schools. Graduating seniors should expect to receive acceptance letters from SUNY in early April.

SUNY Delhi is still accepting applications for Fall 2024. Local students are encouraged to apply soon as some programs may reach capacity, the release said. The DelCo Futures scholarship will be available for the incoming class until all funds are expended.

For more information, contact College Foundation at Delhi Executive Director Michael Sullivan at sullivmt@delhi.edu or 607-746-4538.