Welcome! Below you will see all of our current opportunities. 


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Purpose of Award:

 The purpose of the Norman McConney, Jr. Award is to identify students who may not necessarily have the highest GPA, but who have overcome significant personal and family challenges, persevered through hardships, showed progressive achievement, and may not have otherwise been recognized for their success. Success is defined as that of accomplishment of aim or purpose. 


Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) student in good standing and on track to graduate by June 2024 who meets the following criteria:

· Has overcome obstacles and succeeded against the odds

· Has earned an academic record that provides evidence of academic excellence and/or a positive academic trajectory

· Has demonstrated excellence in leadership, community service and/or extracurricular activities

· Has a history of involvement in EOP and society



1. Enter your campus name

2. Student Information: Enter your awardee’s name and contact information. Please include the phonetic pronunciation. For example, Wendy is “Wen-dee” It is important for us to know their home address so you can identify the student’s legislative district information. Please note you are may nominate up to three (s) students for this year’s award, with one student per campus as the final awardee after a review from a SUNY Opportunity Programs committee.

3. Student’s Major – what course of study is your student currently seeking a degree

4. Career Aspirations – your student may be seeking a degree in one area to utilize in another. For example, a student may seek a degree in graphic design and ultimately would like to design video games or work in advertising, etc.

5. Leadership Experience – Leadership is very broad. We are looking for students who exemplify leadership on campus as well as off campus within their community, home, work, etc.

6. Community and/or Extracurricular activities – This section includes your student’s interests, involvement in the community and any activity that has helped develop a student within society.

7. Honors and Awards – This section will describe any accolades received from school or the community.

8. Nominator Contact Information – EOP Director Information

9. Reason for nomination – Because there is only one awardee from your campus, please describe all the reasons you selected this student for one of your nominations.

10. Legislative District – Please identify the legislative information for your student. This information can be found on the State Senate and State Assembly website. https://nyassembly.gov/mem/search/


We are considering a student speaker for the event. Please let us know if you would recommend your awardee as a student speaker for the event. Some students may be too shy to participate .We would like to know your thoughts ahead of time.

If you have any questions about this form, please contact Sara.Saplin@suny.edu.

The Thayer Fellowship and the Patricia Kerr Ross Award are given each year to out standing candidates for graduation from The State University of New York, funded through endowments established in honor of Jeanne C. Thayer, Trustee of SUNY from 1974-1984, and Patricia Kerr Ross, former Artistic Director of the Thayer Fellowship.
The purpose of these awards is to serve as a bridge between study at The State University of New York and first-time entry into a professional career in the creative or performing arts: namely music, theatre, dance, film and video, creative writing, and the visual arts.

The Thayer Fellowship includes TWO $7000 Fellowships, each of which can be given to one or two individuals. The Fellowship selection is based on talent, achievement, and potential as a professional artist.
The Ross Award of $1,000 is given to an individual or divided among two exceptional applicants. The basis for this award is excellence, originality, and promise.
The awards are available to seniors and graduate students in the arts who are about to graduate from the University and make a career in the arts. They are not intended for students going on to graduate school.
The Thayer Fellowships were established for The State University of New York by Walter N. Thayer, in honor of his wife Jeanne C. Thayer, who was a trustee of SUNY from 1974 to 1984. During that time, she was the liaison trustee to the University-wide Committee on the Arts and helped plan and implement many projects in the visual and performing arts. She was a leader in New York City’s museum and gallery world and was active as well in historic preservation.
The Ross Award is administered by the New York Foundation for the Arts, which serves individual artists, promotes their freedom to develop and create, and provides the broader public with opportunities to experience and understand their work. NYFA accomplishes this by offering financial and informational assistance to artists and arts organizations by supporting arts programming in the schools and local communities, and by building collaborative relationships with others who advocate for the arts in New York State and throughout the country.


Applicants must be currently enrolled as candidates for associates, baccalaureate and/or advanced degree programs in the arts in The State University of New York. The degree must be completed in SUNY. Application must be made in the academic year of graduation. Students who have returned to the University for advanced study after establishing professional careers in their field are not eligible; the fellowship is intended for those entering a career in the arts for the first time. 

Selection of Thayer Fellows and Ross Awardees
Applications will be reviewed by a panel composed of non-SUNY professionals in the applicant’s field. Final decisions will be made through audition and interview with the Thayer/Ross Panel. The Fellowship and Award will be made in the spring.

To apply you must sign the downloadable Legal Agreement and Permission Form and fill out the following Submittable application.

2024 Broad Ranging Art-tech Exhibition

THEME: Transgression
LOCATION: Gannett Gallery - Kunsela Hall, SUNY Polytechnic Institute, 100 Seymour Road, Utica, NY 13502
DURATION OF EXHIBITION:  April 15, 2024 - June 1, 2024
FOR QUESTIONS, PLEASE CONTACT: Ana Jofre jofrea@sunypoly.edu.

ELIGIBILITY:  Students and groups of students who are currently enrolled at any of the  SUNY schools are eligible to apply.  Faculty and staff at any of the SUNY schools are eligible to apply.

REQUIRED LEGAL FORM:  Applicants must  sign and upload the required Legal Agreement and Permission Form in the designated box within the application .

ABOUT:  The second biennial Broad Ranging Art-tech Exhibition is a curated show hosted by SUNY Polytechnic University on the Utica Campus.  The exhibition will consist of  physical pieces, light and sound installations and virtual works.  

Artists and designers may submit works that align with the theme of Transgression in any media, including but not limited to:

  • Static visual
  • Audio and/or Audio-Visual
  • Interactive installation
  • Interactive media

(noun) an act that goes against a law, rule, or code of conduct; 
(verb) to go beyond a boundary or limit.

For this exhibition, we are looking for works that have crossed boundaries in any way. We encourage thinking beyond the taboo or the offensive, and instead seek broad-ranging reflections about transgression.  Consider transgressions in the development of your practice or how your work has challenged the status quo and succeeded (or even failed). Transgressions blaze trails for some and burn bridges for others. How is that duality or dialectic represented in your work?

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Sunday, March 28th,  2024 11:59pm

Applicants will be notified of acceptance by  Friday, April 5th, and if successful, emails will follow with logistical information about drop-off and installation.


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