Family of Funds

The SUNY Orange Foundation has set up a number of funds for contributors to target their gift. Below is the name of each fund along with a description of its purpose.

Academic Equipment Fund

The purpose of the Academic Equipment Fund is to accommodate the increasing demand for its programs and maintain its reputation for excellence. To accomplish this task, Orange County Community College must provide instruction on up-to-date equipment on a continuous basis.

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Athletic Scholarship

Awarded to 20 students from Orange County high schools who participate in the sports of baseball, men's and women's basketball, and softball and plan to enter Orange County Community College as a full-time student. Selection of students for these scholarships will be based upon SUNY Orange and NJCAA guidelines.

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Distinguished Lecture Series

The Distinguished Lecture Series is designed to enhance the educational experience of both students and members of the community. For more than ten years, the Distinguished Lecture Series has brought to campus world-renowned speakers to help students, faculty, staff and members of the community to broaden their understanding of society.

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General Fund

Gifts to the General Fund enable the College to make funds available for unforeseen or unbudgeted needs. Although gifts of this nature tend to be less compelling, their importance to the mission of the College is paramount

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Grant-in-Aid Fund

Gifts can be earmarked to the SUNY Orange Foundation's Grant-In-Aid Fund. these funds are granted to students who do not qualify for other state or federally funded forms of financial aid but still demonstrate a financial need. These scholarships, a maximum award of $500 per academic year, can be used for tuition, fees, books or childcare.

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President's Scholarship Fund

The President's Scholarship for Outstanding Academic Achievement provides full-tuition for two years. This scholarship is awarded to students from Orange County high schools who are in the top 10% of their class or hold a cumulative grade point average of 92 or better and plan to enter Orange County Community College.

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Scholarship Fund

Endowed Scholarship

An Endowed Scholarship (individual or pooled) is one which, at the time the contribution is received, is of a dollar value of at least $25,000.

Endowed scholarship funds are held in perpetuity by the SUNY Orange Foundation and are invested with only the growth or income awarded. The intent of the Foundation is to award annual scholarships equal to five percent (5%) of the value of the principal (corpus). If the the investment does not increase in value at least five percent (5%), the Foundation will attempt to make up the difference from other permissible resources. Donors are encouraged to add to their original gift as resources alowl so that the intended value of the scholarship keeps pace with rising tuition.

Named Scholarship

Named Scholarships may be established with a contribution of less than $25,000 with the understanding that the entire principal (corpus) and corresponding interest accrued will be spent by awarding scholarships over a finite period of time.

  • Annual Scholarship: The donor agrees to make a one-time or annual contribution to the Foundation where the amount donated and any interest accrued is awarded in the form of a scholarship for a finite period of time. The minimum donation for an annual scholarship is $1250 or 1/3 the cost of annual tuition, whichever is higher.
  • One-time Award: An award is established, usually in horor or memory of someone. For the next twelve months donors make contributions to this fund. After the twelve month perior the entire amount received in donations (including any accrued interest) is awarded in the form of a scholarship.

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