T. Scott King ’74 and Deborah Coppola King ’75 of Delray Beach, Florida, are staunch supporters of SUNY Oswego. They recently gave a gift of $25,000 to the Possibility Scholarship program, with another $25,000 matched from Sun Capital Partners Inc., of which Scott King is Senior Managing Director.
The Possibility Scholarship program provides tuition assistance to students pursuing degrees in the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) fields. Students must qualify academically and demonstrate financial need.
This is the Kings’ second contribution to the Possibility Scholarship program, and Scott says they support it because, “It’s a great program. It’s as simple as that. It’s given us an opportunity to help somebody that would otherwise struggle financially to go to college.”
Students awarded this scholarship are also given the chance to participate in the Global Laboratory program. This is an international research opportunity that is completed in the summer following each student’s sophomore year. This year, students have been placed in India, France, Brazil, Costa Rica, Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Taiwan.
The Kings’ generous gift will have a significant and positive impact on this program. “Both my wife and I graduated from Oswego,” Scott adds, “and we love to give back.”
—Kaitlin Provost ’12