Alumni of Tau Alpha Upsilon take great pride in contributing to the Binghamton University community and currently support a number of student scholarships. Below is a short description of each scholarship, as well as links to the applications.
Terrence “Tex” Haran Memorial Scholarship
Established in 1996, the Terrence “Tex” Haran Memorial Scholarship was founded to commemorate a fallen brother. Terrence passed away in 1996, but his memory lives on in Tau Alpha Upsilon and the rest of Binghamton University through this generous scholarship. Juniors and seniors who demonstrate a ommitment to community service and involvement with campus life are eligible for this scholarship.
Caruana History Scholarship
From the History Deparment Description:
“The Department of History at Binghamton University (SUNY) is delighted to announce the availability of the Caruana History Scholarship and solicit applications from all eligible History majors. This is the fourth year that the Department of History has had the pleasure of awarding this scholarship to a deserving student. Funds allotted from the Caruana endowment will be used to pay university tuition for the recipient of the scholarship during the 2008-2009 academic year.
The Caruana History Scholarship is the gift of Mr. Salvatore Caruana who earned his B.A. degree from Binghamton University in 1973. Beginning with contributions of $50 per year, Mr. Caruana has donated funds to the University annually since his graduation. Mr. Caruana generously created this award in appreciation of the fact that his own education at Binghamton was made financially possible by scholarship awards he received from the University Foundation. He has therefore endowed this scholarship to assist students in similar economic need. At the request of Mr. Caruana, the qualifications for this award emphasize the values he believes students should share: academic excellence and community and charitable service.
Mr. Caruana has worked on Wall Street for over thirty years and is the CEO of Foster Asset Management. He is a firm believer that his degree at Binghamton helped him achieve his current success. He notes of his days as a History major: ‘The study of history at Binghamton was more than a look into the past; it provided me a window into the future. My future. I hope this scholarship will assist young men and women to successfully build their future upon the study of our past, and that the recipients remember to open windows for others by continuing this scholarship tradition and donating what they can, when they can, to Binghamton University.’ ”
1. Full-time student majoring in history with at least sophomore standing at the time of application.
2. History and cumulative GPA of at least 3.5.
3. Committed to campus life and/or community service.
4. Ability to demonstrate financial need.