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Potsdam Prepared: Fall 2021 Updates

Thomas L. and Jane D. Russell Distance Education Scholarship

$1000 Scholarship available for Distance Education Coursework

SUNY Potsdam is grateful to alumnus Thomas L. Russell, Class of 1957, and his wife Jane D. Russell, who have endowed a scholarship fund to encourage students to broaden their educational experience by taking courses through distance education. The scholarship recipient will be chosen by a selection committee based on the following criteria:

  • The student must have successfully completed at least one credit-bearing distance education course either at SUNY Potsdam or another institution, and the student must be registered for a second (or subsequent) distance education credit-bearing course. Any SUNY Potsdam distance education credit-bearing course is eligible for consideration.

  • First preference will be given to matriculated Crane School of Music majors.

  • A student may receive the scholarship more than once, provided that he or she continues to take distance education courses in consecutive semesters. Although financial need is not a requirement, if all candidates have equal eligibility as outlined above, preference shall be given to the student with the greatest financial need as determined by the College's Financial Aid office.

Download the application in Adobe PDF.

For more information, please contact Mr. Michael Phillips, Distance Learning Coordinator, at (315) 267-3220 or