Student Life Scholarships
Anthony Fronzoni III Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship is presented by the Fronzoni Family and Stony Brook University in memory of Anthony Fronzoni III. Anthony was a member of the Ice Hockey Team from 2000-2005 and is one of Stony Brook's all time leading scorers. He will always be remembered as a good hockey player, but more than that he will be remembered as a great person and friend. Anthony was killed tragically in a car accident on Sunday October 1, 2006. The Anthony Fronzoni III Endowed Scholarship will be awarded annually to a Stony Brook University student who display outstanding academic excellence and has made significant contributions to the Stony Brook University community through involvement in clubs, organizations, and athletics. Special consideration will be made to applicants that are members of the Stony Brook University Ice Hockey Program and/or Biology Majors.
Debbie Whittemore Memorial Scholarship Award
This scholarship is presented by Stony Brook University in memory of Debbie Whittemore, former Athletic Training Student and Intramural Program Employee. She was an exceptional student during her college years, 1987 to 1994, as well as a committed intramural employee and dedicated student athletic trainer. Tragically, we lost Debbie during the summer of 1994 in a senseless car crash, as she was yet another victim of a drunken driver. She has left us far too soon. For those of us that knew her, it is an inconceivable and devastating loss. Just two days before her death, she began her career as a nurse at Stony Brook University Hospital. She would have been a wonderful nurse because of her selflessness and concern for others. Although Debbie is no longer with us in body, she will forever be with us in spirit and memory. In order to honor her and never let her be forgotten, we have established the Debbie Whittemore Endowed Scholarship Fund. It is exactly what she would have wanted, to provide opportunities for students to receive an education and go on to lead productive and fulfilling lives. The Debbie Whittemore Scholarship will be awarded annually to two (2) Undergraduate Students who display outstanding academic excellence and have made significant contributions to student life and athletics on the campus and within the community.
Each year a 5K Run is held in Debbie's memory, with the proceeds going to the scholarship fund. This year's run will be held on Sunday, April 22, 2012 at 10:00 a.m.
Christopher Samaria Memorial Scholarship
The Christopher Samaria Memorial Scholarship was established in 2005, in honor of Christopher Samaria, an undergraduate student recognized for his outstanding academic ability and exceptional leadership skills. Christopher lost his life in a tragic automobile accident in 2005. The Christopher Samaria Memorial Scholarship has been created in his name to acknowledge exceptional undergraduate students who excel in their studies while actively advocating for the South Asian community; display their interest and commitment by participating, organizing and coordinating a variety of extracurricular and community outreach or organizing activities; demonstrate leadership qualities and make contributions to diversity related programs on the Stony Brook University campus or in their local communities. Outstanding freshmen, sophomores or juniors with majors in the College of Arts and Sciences, interested in pursuing a career in the medical profession are encouraged to apply. Applicants must meet the above criteria and must demonstrate financial need, have a minimum GPA 3.0 and have full-time status the year the award is given. Preference in selecting the recipient will be given to those who provide service to the South Asian community on the Stony Brook campus.