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EXCELERATE campaign update, spring 2023

The EXCELERATE campaign for Binghamton has raised $170.2 million as of Feb. 28, to ensure an exceptional education for students, make that educational experience accessible and spark discovery for a changing world.

Thanks to generous donor support for these priorities, Binghamton is advancing on its trajectory of excellence while staying true to its mission as a public university. Donor-funded scholarships are an example of essential aid that opens doors to opportunities for students.

In March, Patrick Lennon ’72 made a gift to establish the Lennon Scholarship to support first-year international students pursuing their bachelor’s degrees. Preferably, the recipients will be from European countries.

It was announced in January that $37.5 million from an anonymous family will establish the following scholarships to attract more of the best students to Binghamton:

  • Starting in fall 2023, 25 incoming students will receive Binghamton Achievement Scholarships per class year until the program reaches a steady state of 100 scholarships awarded per year. The scholarships will be divided into two groups, with 20 incoming first-year students receiving a scholarship of $10,000 per year for up to four years, and five incoming first-year students receiving a scholarship up to the in-state resident full cost of attendance (approximately $30,000) per year for up to four years. A minimum GPA threshold must be met by the recipients.
  • Graduate Student of the Arts (GSA) scholarships will support students pursuing a Master of Fine Arts. The GSA scholarships will cover full tuition for 15 incoming graduate students with exceptional skills in the performing, writing and visual arts until the program reaches a steady state of 30 scholarships awarded per year. The GSA scholarship will be awarded for two years unless the student fails to meet the expectations in their educational program.

Learn more about the campaign: excelerate.binghamton.edu

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