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EDUCATION PROGRAMS

ACADEMIC OPTIONS

Miner Institute education programs offer hands-on learning experiences, where students explore the intricate balance between agriculture, animal science, and environmental sustainability. Our commitment is to nurture the next generation of experts, providing them with the knowledge and skills to make a lasting impact in these crucial fields. Join us in shaping a future where innovation and education go hand in hand.

SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

AGRICULTURE

STEPHEN S. FLANAGAN, FRANCES B. FLANAGAN, AND STEPHEN F. FLANAGAN SCHOLARSHIP

A 2014 donation from the late Stephen Flanagan provided $1.3 million to support Miner Institute’s education programs.  The donation established a scholarship fund that supports two students enrolled in Miner Institute education programs each year. The scholarships are named after Mr. Flanagan and his parents, Stephen S. Flanagan and Frances B. Flanagan and awarded annually to a dairy intern and a graduate student at Miner Institute.


Stephen Flanagan was a lifelong farmer who owned and operated Sunshine Dairy Farm until 1972 and thereafter continued to raise beef cattle on his Rugar Street Farm in Plattsburgh. He was also influential in the creation of the Antique Farm and Home Museum at the Clinton County Fairgrounds. Mr. Flanagan wanted to ensure that deserving young people would have an opportunity to study the science of food production and enjoy farming as much as he had. Mr. Flanagan passed away in November 2014 at the age of 86.

APPLIED ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE

JAMES A. FITZPATRICK SCHOLARSHIPS

James A. FitzPatrick Scholarships are sponsored by the SUNY Plattsburgh College Foundation and The William H. Miner Agricultural Research Institute. Several $1500 scholarships are available for residential students enrolled in the SUNY Plattsburgh Applied Environmental Science Program at Miner Institute. Mr. FitzPatrick served as Miner Institute president from 1968-1988 and Chairperson of the board of trustees from 1970-1988. James A. FitzPatrick was an assemblyman and lawyer in the Plattsburgh area. Mr. Fitzpatrick passed away in February 1988 at the age of 71.
For more information, contact Dr. Ed Romanowicz: cees@plattsburgh.edu

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