The Cayuga County Community College Foundation receives and administers all private gifts intended for the College, its programs, and its students. These gifts often provide the financial assistance Cayuga students need to realize their educational goals.
The following commencement awards have an approaching application deadline. To be considered, students can obtain applications from the Financial Aid office in Auburn and Fulton or the Cayuga County Community College Foundation office in Auburn.
Ruth Edwards Carpenter Memorial Award: $8,000
Awarded to a graduate who intends to continue his/her education at Syracuse University in the field of medicine, nursing or a health related area of study and who has demonstrated academic excellence in his/her field. Application deadline is May 1 of the year in which a student plans to graduate.
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph P. Ganey Business Award: $100
Awarded to a graduating Cayuga County resident who has completed all requirements for a degree in Business Administration or Accounting, has been accepted at a four-year college or university, and has given evidence of participation in community service and/or work. Application deadline is May 1 of the year in which a student plans to graduate.
Thomas F. Steenburgh Memorial Award: $650
Awarded to a graduate transferring to a four-year institution who demonstrates strong academic potential and who possesses and best exemplifies those special qualities that made Professor Steenburgh a charismatic teacher and individual, i.e., sense of humor, personal integrity, strong work ethic, and exuberance for life. Application deadline is April 15 of the year in which a student plans to graduate.