Last week, the SUNY Broome Foundation shared part one of our story of how donations make a difference in the lives of SUNY Broome students. In honor of the 8th Annual 24 Hours of Giving on Nov. 29, we continue with a few more stories from the students who received scholarships this year.

Nicholas holds up a thank you sign and a puppy.

Nicholas is a criminal justice major who plans to become a police officer in the future. This year, when he was awarded a scholarship in memory of a fallen deputy, he said, “This award means a lot to me, especially due to being a memorial for a fallen deputy. It is very important to always remember and recognize the true superheroes of the world!” In his free time, Nicholas likes to hunt and spend time with his yellow lab, Buckley.

Sha-Diamond holds up a thank you sign.

Sha-Diamond has five best-friends who just happen to also be her five older brothers. She loves music, playing sports, and animals.

She says that her scholarships have taken “financial stress away from my parents and me. Education is vital to me, and I love learning.”

Brandy holds up a thank you sign.

Brandy is a married mother of three. She loves sewing and teaching children.

She says, “[This scholarship] truly means so much to my family as [we’ve struggled] to come up with the money to keep me enrolled in college and follow my dream to become a nurse. I am happy to get the opportunity to follow my passion.”

Serena holds up a thank you sign.

Serena loves animals, roller coasters, and painting or sketching. She plans to pursue a career as a librarian.

She says, “With this award, I will be able to pursue my academic goals and be able to one day have my dream career.”

Gavin holds up a thank you sign.

When Gavin transferred to SUNY Broome as a a non-traditional student, he wondered where he’d fit in but, joining the tutoring program, he soon found a home in the tutoring lab. “Thanks to this scholarship, I [have] funds for both the upcoming academic expenses [for my] senior year of nursing and to help cover some of my application fees to bachelor programs. This scholarship takes some of the financial pressure off of my shoulders.”

The SUNY Broome Foundation is grateful for the efforts of the 2022 scholarship recipients to share their stories, talk about how scholarships helped them, and thank their donors. You can find the complete list of 2022 scholarship recipients here.

If you would like to join in lessening the financial burden of SUNY Broome students, make sure to participate in 24 Hours of Giving on Nov. 29. Follow the excitement on social media, track our progress on our website, and make a gift of any amount and help to turn college dreams into reality.

If you would like to establish a scholarship to benefit our students, please contact Lisa Schappert at 607-778-5179 or

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