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 9th Annual 24 Hours of Giving on Nov. 28, we continue with a few more stories from the students who received scholarships this year – this time focusing on adult students with children.

Amanda and daughterAmanda, who went back to school in her early thirties as a mom, has worked, parented and attended class full-time. She says,“I was overjoyed to see all my hard work pay off when I was accepted into the Nursing program for the spring. I have a five-year-old daughter that I am trying to make proud and give her a fulfilling life.”

Nicholas and daughterNicholas describes himself as a “family-driven man” with a five-year-old daughter. He says, “I push to be better for her because of her. This scholarship will make a difference in paying bills and keeping food on the table.”

Kimberly and sonsKimberly, a single mother of three sons and a nephew, works as a phlebotomist. She is furthering her education in the healthcare field and is grateful for the opportunity to take classes online at SUNY Broome. She said she’s committed “to showing and teaching [my boys] that nothing is impossible once you fully apply yourself. I am determined to show that you don’t have to give up on your dreams and that you should always strive towards meeting your goals, no matter what.”

AndrewAndrew, a member of the National Guard and single father, is a business major at SUNY Broome. He said to his donors, “Thank you for awarding me this opportunity to continue my educational process. This award is important because it helps me support my children while I go to school.”

The SUNY Broome Foundation is grateful for the efforts of the 2023 scholarship recipients to share their stories, talk about how scholarships helped them, and thank their donors. You can find the complete list of 2023 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. 28. 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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