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Charlton Newcomer Scholarship

The Program

The Harry and Barb Charlton Newcomer Scholarship covers registration and hotel costs to the SUNYCUAD Educational Conference. Scholarship applications must be submitted to Charlton Scholars Committee Chair Lexy Rivera at by Feb. 29, 2024.

Scholarship winners will be personally congratulated and recognized at the conference. For more information on the program contact Lexy Rivera.


This program is designed to offer professional development opportunities to new advancement professionals employed at SUNY institutions. Specifically, eligible applicants include: (1) professionals who have been in their professional field less than three years total, and (2) professionals who have changed from one discipline to another within the last three years. (For example, this means moving from publications to alumni work or from community relations to fundraising. It does not mean moving from one type of work to another in the same discipline, i.e. annual fund to major gifts.) Those who have applied to be Charlton Scholars, but did not receive the award, may re-apply as long as they still meet other newcomer eligibility criteria.

– Full application information

Judging Criteria

A panel of past SUNYCUAD presidents determine the recipients. Winners will be judged on:

  • the career potential of the candidate (60 percent);
  • the candidate’s ability to express him or herself (30 percent weight); and
  • the candidate’s statement about the resources available for career development at his or her institution (10 percent).
  • The ideal candidate expresses a high degree of motivation, has taken an active role in his/her professional development and is from an institution with limited resources for professional development.


About Harry and Barbara Chartlon

The late Harry Charlton and his late wife Barbara served the State University of New York in a variety of posts from the State Teacher’s College at Oswego to Central Administration. Over that time, they played a pivotal role in the gestation, development and success of the State University of New York Council for University Affairs and Development and its predecessors, SUNY/CURC and the PR Council. In recognition of their past service as a member, past president, Central Office liaison, executive secretary, and executive secretary emeritus, the Board of Directors of SUNYCUAD established the Harry and Barbara Charlton SUNYCUAD Newcomer Scholarship Program at its 1993 annual meeting.