Dennis Callas Honors Program Scholarship

Dennis Callas Honors Program Scholarship

SUNY Delhi’s Honors Program offers competitive scholarships each semester available to students currently enrolled in its Associate Degree Honors Program or Bachelor Degree Honors Program. This scholarship is for the Fall 2018 semester.

Students must be enrolled in the Honors Program, in good judicial standing, and must maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.3. Presidential Scholars are not eligible to apply. Your completed application must include a copy of your academic transcript, two letters of recommendation from SUNY Delhi faculty or staff, and a 500 word essay addressing one of the questions below.

The application deadline is Friday, April 20, 2018. Incomplete or late applications will not be accepted.

  • Scholarships will range between $1,000 and $2,500.
  • Priority will be given to those students who have successfully completed honors seminars.

Scholarship decisions will be announced by the end of the fall semester, with offer contingent upon your fall semester final grades. Incomplete or late applications will not be accepted. Should you have any questions, please send an email to Dr. Terry Hamblin, Honors Program Coordinator, at:

Callas Scholarship Essay Question

Please select ONE of the following questions for your essay. Your essay must be typed, 12 point font with a 500 word minimum.

My Inspirations:
Who or what inspires you?   Discuss and share things or people who have shaped you.  You may want to consider the following in crafting your essay:

  • Who inspires you?  Identify people from your life whom you admire or look up to.  Why are they important?  What is it about them that inspires you?  What have you learned from them?  How have they shaped your life?
  • Is there a book, a poem, a song, a film, or a piece of art that has influenced you?  
  • A particular societal event or personal experience?  How did it change your way of thinking?

If the person or entity has a web presence, please share.

"How do you define education? What importance does this have on your life or that of others?"
You may want to consider the following in crafting your essay:

  • Provide a discussion that includes reasons, and offers evidence/facts.
  • Provide examples and expand on your personal insight.
  • Think about what makes a good education or a bad education.
  • Think about what the point of learning and acquiring new skills and knowledge is.