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Debbie Whittemore Memorial Scholarship Award


The Debbie Whittemore Memorial Scholarship Award is presented by Stony Brook University in memory of Debbie Whittemore, former Athletic Training Student and Intramural Program Employee.

Tragically, we lost Debbie during the summer of 1994 in a senseless car crash, as she was yet another victim of a drunken driver. She had left us far too soon. For those of us that knew her, it is an inconceivable and devastating loss. Just two days before her death, she began her career as a nurse at Stony Brook University Hospital. She would have been a wonderful nurse because of her selflessness and concern for others.

Although Debbie is no longer with us in body, she will forever be with us in spirit and memory. In order to honor her and never let her be forgotten, we have established the Debbie Whittemore Endowed Scholarship Fund. It is exactly what she would have wanted, to provide opportunities for students to receive an education and go on to lead productive and fulfilling lives.

The Debbie Whittemore Scholarship will be awarded annually to two (2) Undergraduate Students who display outstanding academic excellence and have made significant contributions to student life and athletics on the campus and within the community. 

If you are a Stony Brook University student that would like to apply for the Scholarship, please use the link below to download your application:

Download Application



All applications must be submitted by April 12, 2019

 Please email application, essay and resume to:


Additional Contact Information:
Jay Souza
Recreation and Wellness
Walter J. Hawrys Campus Recreation Center
Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, NY 11794-3131
Phone: 631-632-7168




  You can make a contribution directly to the Whittemore Endowment Fund

Type in "Whittemore Endowment"

Fund #: 362200 
Federal Tax Id #: 11-6077945

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