President's Challenge Scholarship

Welcome to SUNY Ulster's PCS Community

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Ulster Community College Foundation, Inc.

In 2016, Dr. Alan P. Roberts, President and the Ulster Community College Foundation, Inc. formed a dynamic scholarship program made possible through the support of community donors and sponsors, including a foundational start through funding from the Johnson Scholarship Foundation of West Palm Beach, Florida. We envisioned a scholarship that reaches all nine school districts in Ulster County - and we have accomplished that outreach. Today, we are looking for you! Can you help us grow our donor community in support of these students who are would-be first-in-family to graduate from college? Below, please find some basic information about our foundation and this program. We would like very much to meet with you to discuss any opportunity you may have to collaborate with us to reach more students.


Please click on the link below to learn more.

SUNY Ulster's President's Challenge 2019

Meet Our President's Challenge Students!

Student Eligibility - Requirements to Apply:


  • First-generation, college-bound students
  • 80% cumulative GPA in eighth grade
  • 75% cumulative GPA in four core classes (English, Math, Science and Social Studies) through mid-April
  • 85% or higher attendance in school
  • Minimal discipline infractions
  • Preference is given to students with economic need.

Student Experience - Mentoring and College Readiness Skills

In addition to receiving a two-year tuition-free scholarship to attend SUNY Ulster, recipients are also partnered with a PCS College Mentor (comprised of members of SUNY Ulster's Enrollment and Success Center team). Mentors work closely with students throughout their high school career to keep them motivated and on the college-bound track. In addition, students will participate in activities on the SUNY Ulster campus, at their school district, and online to support their college readiness skills. Students will also have a chance to connect with their sponsors at each on-campus event.

How You Can Help:

Thank you for perusing this PCS Opportunity Link! We would be happy to meet with you to discuss your potential sponsorship of a PCS Student. We are happy to work with banks, businesses, and corporations to profile your participation in this program and we have a poster that can be printed to share with your community.


We can structure your annual contributions so that due dates correspond with your budget processes and commitment schedules. Below are our basic sponsorship opportunities.

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We Hope You Will Join Us!

Please consider joining our community by supporting this important program. Kindly click on the link below to see some of your friends and other community members supporting this program.

PCS Leadership Society

Click on the link below to see our levels of giving within PCS and to acknowledge your friends and peers in the community who are supporting our students.

PCS Leadership Society

Click here to see our levels of giving within PCS.

Please Reach Us Here to Become a Donor:

We thank you in advance for your consideration. Please let us know which board director, friend, or PCS donor introduced you to us. We look forward to answering your questions and welcoming you to our foundation community. Together, we will do great things.


You can change a life. Please click on the link below to reach us now!

Our Board of Directors

Laurel Sweeney, Chair

John M. Markes, Vice Chair

Barbara Cohen, Secretary

Floyd Lattin, Treasurer


Dr. Alan. P. Roberts, President, SUNY Ulster

Bryant “Drew” Andrews

Cheryl D. Bowers

Bill Calderara

Kathleen K. Cloonan

Scott Davis, P.E.

John A. DeGasperis, Esq.

Joanne A. Fredenberg

Robert R. Jacobsen, Esq.

Dennis A. O’Brien

Olana O’Connor

Darlene L. Pfeiffer

Dale Robbins

Alethea M. Shuman

Victoria St. John-Gilligan

Robert Tonner

Directors Emeriti

Richard A. Anthony

Robert T. Brown

William H. Collier, III

Richard C. Croce

Daniel J. Devine

Beverly Finnegan

Richard A. Mantey

Dr. Ann M. Marrott

Sara T. Rabbino

Richard V. Roth

David H. Rylance

Lorraine Salmon

William L. Spearman

Glenn B. Sutherland