Thomas J. Kilcullen was a beloved father and husband who served as a police officer and chief at several SUNY schools before his passing.
One of Thomas’s favorite parts of his job was interacting with students on campus and he loved connecting with the communities he served. Thomas particularly enjoyed participating in the Special Olympics torch run and helping the special needs community.
This scholarship aims to honor Thomas J. Kilcullen’s life by supporting a criminal justice or social work student who demonstrates leadership, kindness, and respect for all.
Any student in New York who is pursuing criminal justice, social work, or a similar field may apply for this scholarship. Students who have volunteering experience within the special needs community are strongly encouraged to apply.
To apply, tell us how you plan to use your degree to connect with the communities you serve.
How do you plan to use your degree in criminal justice or social work to connect with the community?
The application deadline is May 20, 2022. Winners will be announced on Jun 18, 2022.
The scholarship award is $1,000 per winner.
The winner will be publicly announced on Jun 18, 2022. Prior to the announcement date, we may contact finalists with additional questions about their application. We will work with donors to review all applications according to the scholarship criteria. Winners will be chosen based on the merit of their application.
Award checks will be sent to the financial aid office of the winner's academic institution or future academic institution in their name to be applied to their tuition, and in the name of their institution (depending on the school's requirements). If the award is for a qualified educational non-tuition expense, we will work with the winner directly to distribute the award and make sure it goes towards qualified expenses.
Before we award the scholarship, the winner will be required to confirm their academic enrollment status. Depending on the circumstances, verification of Student ID and/or their most recent transcript will be required.
If you have any questions about this scholarship or the Bold.org platform, just email firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll get back to you as quickly as we can.
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