Alumni gift establishes new scholarship fund at New Paltz
NEW PALTZ - Dr. Steven Brody (’73) and Karen Krause Brody (’71, ’80g) have made a $25,000 gift to the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences of the State University of New York at New Paltz to create an endowed fund to assist students facing unexpected financial challenges, Dean James Schiffer announced today.
The gift will be used as “an emergency scholarship fund to support junior or senior students with a minimum grade point average of 3.0 majoring in a degree program in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences whose ability to continue at New Paltz is threatened by a sudden change in financial circumstances, such as parental job loss,” according to the endowment agreement.
“This is a wonderfully generous gift that will enhance educational opportunities for our students,” Schiffer said. “It is a particularly timely gift as it addresses a real-life need that arises more often than might be recognized.
Located in the heart of a dynamic college town, 90 minutes from metropolitan New York City, the State University of New York at New Paltz is a highly selective college of about 8,000 undergraduate and graduate students.
One of the most well-regarded public colleges in the nation, New Paltz delivers an extraordinary number of majors in Business, Liberal Arts, Sciences, Engineering, Fine and Performing Arts and Education.
New Paltz embraces its culture as a community where talented and independent minded people from around the world create close personal links with real scholars and artists who love to teach.