Since the beginning of the college’s Foundation in 1965, we have endeavored to provide financial resources to students in need and to reward academic success. Thousands of SUNY Broome students have been financially supported by donors who desire to help them succeed. Past and current donors of the Foundation made it possible to grant $1,370,954 in merit and need-based scholarships and emergency grants for students during the Foundation’s fiscal year of 2020-2021.

As we look forward to our most important day of fundraising, the 7th Annual 24 Hours of Giving – which starts tomorrow – we’d like to share some additional stories of how donations invest in students and their futures.

Tosha smiles shyly and holds up a sign that reads "Thank You."

Tosha, a mom of three, has worked full-time through college. She plans to become a Nurse Practitioner and work in the ER or NICU.

She says, “I am so truly grateful that you have chosen me to invest in… it is a great feeling knowing that there are other people out there who believe in me.

Faisal wears a SUNY Broome Hornet shirt and holds a Thank You sign

Faisal, a current Criminal Justice sophomore, plans on a career in law enforcement.

He noted that his scholarship lightened his financial burdens, telling his donors, “Your generosity has inspired me to help others and give back to the community. I hope one day I will be able to help students achieve their goals just as you have helped me.”

Haley smiles at the camera

Early childhood education major Haley plans to become a special education assistant teacher upon graduation.

She promised her donors, “I will work hard and eventually give back to others, both as a teacher and possibly fund a scholarship to future students like myself.”

Nathan, wearing a SUNY Broome Hornet sweatshirt, smiles.

Nathan, a military veteran who served for ten years and specialized in search and rescue, has returned to SUNY Broome for another degree and the education required to start his third career. He is a physical therapist assistant student.

Nathan said, “I plan to remain in the community and provide the utmost care to the people of the Southern Tier.”

Shantice holds up a handwritten sign specifically thanking her donor.

Shantice is a single mom of two daughters. She plans on becoming a teacher in the future.

She says, “Being a teacher will allow me to give back all that I can to my community. We need teachers who care.”

The BCC Foundation is grateful for the efforts of the 2021 scholarship recipients to share their stories, talk about how scholarships helped them, and thank their donors. You can find the complete list of 2021 scholarship recipients here.

If you would like to join in lessening the financial burden of SUNY Broome students, make sure to participate tomorrow in 24 Hours of Giving. 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