William A. Stebbins Award in Health Science

Established in the memory of William Stebbins, who was the first chairman of the department. The award is to be given yearly to a senior health science professional major who is enrolled in both the school and community health programs.

The student is to have a 2.5 GPA or better and to have demonstrated outstanding qualities in the performance of his or her major, both on campus and off campus. The student is also to have an exemplary character, particularly related to the health science profession.

Departmental Scholar Awards (One Graduate, One Undergraduate)

This award recognizes a senior and a graduate student in the Department of Public Health and Health Education who have achieved outstanding scholarship. Departmental criteria are as follows:

  • Must have senior standing (84+ credits) or be a graduate student.
  • All majors are eligible.
  • Must have completed at least 36 credits at SUNY Brockport.
  • Must have a GPA of 3.6 or better.
  • Must have demonstrated scholarship ability.

William Hemmer Environmental Award

The purpose of this award is to honor a student who has successfully applied the principles of community action in working with concerned citizens in his/her campus and/or community to promote a more healthy environment. In addition, the student must:

  • Be a graduate or undergraduate student at SUNY Brockport, in good academic standing with a minimum GPA of 2.5, or have completed his or her degree requirements within the past calendar year.
  • Have successfully completed an environmental health course taken in the Department of Public Health and Health Education at SUNY Brockport.

John Sinacore Student Award for Excellence in Health Science Achievement

This award was established by professor emeritus John Sinacore to recognize an outstanding student who has demonstrated commitment and potential for excellence in health science. In addition, the student must:

  • Be a junior or senior at SUNY Brockport, in good academic standing with a minimum GPA of 3.0 in health science coursework.
  • Have demonstrated exemplary performance to the ideals of the disciplines of health education or health promotion through observed excellence in one or more of the following: student teaching, internship, volunteer service, professional association activity, innovative curricular planning, research activity, or other similar undertakings.
  • Have personal conduct consistent with a leader in health education or health promotion, including the observance of classroom/department or university leadership activity, sustained academic performance, integrity, optimism, innovative thinking, personal commitment to health, or other related traits.
  • Have made a commitment to pursue graduate study in health education, health promotion, or related course of study (e.g. public health).

Golden Eagle Summer Scholars Program

The goal of the Summer Scholars program is to provide a Brockport undergraduate student an intense summer educational experience in a research laboratory at a major university. The program was founded by prominent Brockport alumni Dr. Jane Clark and Dr. Robert Gold and is supported by other alumni and friends of the University. To qualify, the student must:

  • Be a junior (at least 84 credits completed by mid-May), with an academic major in Public Health and Health Education or Kinesiology, Sport Studies and Physical Education or Healthcare Studies.
  • Have a 3.0 minimum GPA at the time of application.

All award applications must be filed through the Brockport Foundation’s scholarships webpage.