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Internship/Co-op and Professional Development Funding Opportunities

SUNY Oswego awards has a long history of offering many scholarships and funding opportunities, both merit and need-based to help students pursue higher education.

Below we highlight opportunities from some of our very generous alumni who have donated funds to help SUNY Oswego students specifically pursue their academic and career goals through Internships, Co-ops and other Professional Development.  Application processes and deadlines are outlined below for these specific funding opportunities that are administered through EXCEL and Career Services.

Jake Berg '04 Black Student Union Internship Scholarship

This scholarship was established by Jake Berg ’04 to provide perpetual support for undergraduate students with demonstrated financial need – who are involved in the Black Student Union – and are participating in a credit-bearing internship. SUNY Oswego brought Jake into a host of immersive experiences as well as provided him with the foundation to thrive professionally. He would like to pay that sentiment forward with this fund.

Application and Guidelines

Feinberg Family Professional Fund

The Feinberg Family Fund at SUNY Oswego was originally created in 2003 by Robert Feinberg ’78 and his wife, Robbi. The fund has grown to support SUNY Oswego students seeking professional and academic experiences to further their co-curricular career goals including Internships, Co-ops, and various professional development opportunities. 

Guidelines Application

Steve Levy '87 Broadcasting Summer Internship Fund

This endowed internship fund was established by ESPN broadcaster Steve Levy '87 to support Broadcasting students interested in taking internships to gain professional experience.  The fund will be used to offset the cost of tuition credits and living expenses for Broadcasting students who demonstrate initiative and interest in the field and who would not otherwise be able to afford to take on an internship.

Application and Guidelines

James F. Rogers '76 Internship Fund

James F. Rogers graduated from SUNY Oswego with a BS in Business Administration in 1976 and believes the experience he gained as the Business Development Representative for Columbia Banking in Oswego was a key element in his development and career success.  It helped him win the Outstanding Business Student Award and provided a valuable reference on his resume. He strongly believes in the value of performing work and gaining the related experience in one's career field while still a student. This Internship sponsorship by James is his way to payback to Oswego and pay it forward to current students who have shown their dedication to their studies and to working in a Business career.

Application and Guidelines

Co-op Scholarship

Cooperative Education is a work-integrated learning experience and a mutually beneficial partnership between a student, the institution, and an employer. At SUNY Oswego, Cooperative Education opportunities, Co-ops, are full-time paid, work experiences that are transcripted but do not earn credit or have tuition liability. The Co-op employer designation will appear on the student’s transcript. Employers offer college students opportunities for Co-op positions for many majors and are available throughout the academic calendar year.   

First-year students entering SUNY Oswego in the fall term, with a desire to participate in a paid, full-time, long-term (12-26 weeks) employment opportunity, can apply for a renewable $6,000 Co-op Scholarship (up to $24,000 for four years).  

Co-op Scholarship Information

Other Funding Opportunities

Other campus-wide scholarships and funds can be found under Scholarships on the Financial Aid website or through the Alumni and Development page where donors can also consider making a donation for future SUNY Oswego students.