Dr. Jay Button Scholarship

Dr. Jay M. Button, together with his dear family, friends and alumni of the First Year Residential Experience program, established this scholarship to acknowledge and honor his legacy. Jay is remembered as a distinguished member of the SUNY Oswego family – a faculty member in the School of Education for nearly 30 years and then the Faculty Master in the Johnson Hall First Year Residential Experience program for nearly 20 years. This scholarship supports students who have lived in the Johnson Hall First Year Residential Experience, and whose journeys may have had uphill struggles and wrong turns.
To qualify for this award, a student must:
a. Be a current or former resident of Johnson Hall, having lived in the building for at least one full semester.
b. Apply during freshman, sophomore or junior year (having completed 12-86 credits, including transfer)
c. Write an essay describing struggles experienced through college and how participating in the Johnson Hall First Year Residential Experience positively impacted the experience and/or success at SUNY Oswego.
d. Submit two letters of reference from individuals who can support applicant’s struggle and subsequent positive movement.

Award
$1,350.00
Deadline
02/06/2022
Supplemental Questions
  1. Submit an essay describing the struggles you have experienced through college and how participating in the Johnson Hall First Year Residential Experience positively impacted your experience and/or success at SUNY Oswego.
  2. Reference 1: Please provide name and email of a reference who can support your struggle and subsequent positive movement. Please be sure to inform reference to discuss your struggle and positive movement.
  3. Reference 2: Please provide name and email of a second reference who can support your struggle and subsequent positive movement. Please be sure to inform reference to discuss your struggle and positive movement.