Robert P. Otten established the Lois C. Otten scholarship with Syracuse University in 1981 to provide assistance to students enrolled in a degree program through the College of Professional Studies, with preference given to those participating in the Independent Study Degree Programs. With the retirement of Independent Study Degree programs, the College of Professional Studies Scholarship Committee continues the donor’s intentions, awarding the Lois C. Otten scholarships to undergraduate(s) enrolled in the Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies or Associate of Arts in Liberal Arts. It is based primarily on merit, but financial need is also considered.
The scholarship award is based primarily on merit, but financial resources available to the student will play a part in the committee’s decision. Where academic performance is comparable, the award will favor candidates with greater financial need.
Who is Eligible?
Undergraduate students enrolled through the College of Professional Studies Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies (B.L.S.) or the Associate of Arts in Liberal Arts.
Qualified students are selected and notified by the College of Professional Studies Scholarship Committee.