In 2010, the George T. Hole Philosophy Scholarship Fund was established.
It is the intent of the Donor that income from the fund be used to provide one scholarship annually of at least $1,000.00 for a student majoring in philosophy at Buffalo State College. To be eligible for The Dr. George T. Hole Philosophy Scholarship, candidates must meet the following criteria:
1. be a full-time, undergraduate student enrolled at Buffalo State College;
2. have a declared major in philosophy;
3. be a sophomore or junior at the time the recipient is selected; and
4. have an overall GPA of 3.25 or higher.
The scholarship is renewable as long as the recipient continues to meet the above criteria.
Each spring the department chair will identify a pool of candidates who meet the above criteria. The recipient will be selected by a selection committee comprised of the department chair and the personnel committee. The recipient will be identified in the spring and will receive the scholarship the following fall semester.
Dr. Hole was awarded a 2010 Buffalo State College Foundation Chair’s Recognition Award in recognition of his philanthropy and overall support of the college. Dr. Hole joined the Buffalo State faculty in 1965, having earned both a bachelor of arts in physics and a doctorate in philosophy from the University of Rochester. A SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor, he authored the book Thinking Well About What Matters as well as numerous articles and poems. Dr. Hole’s academic areas of interest include Zen Buddhism, existentialism, philosophy of love, and foundations of mathematics. His philosophical counseling practice specializes in critical thinking and leadership development, stating that, “Reflecting on how we think brings insight and the possibility of change.” Sports complement Dr. Hole’s academic and professional pursuits. He was inducted into the University of Rochester Sports Hall of Fame for records in football and track; set a state record in the 45-50 age group in the 100-meter dash at the Empire State Games, and currently plays competitive racquetball.
Please read more about Dr. Hole at his Faculty page.
For more information, please contact Kimberly Blessing, Chair and Associate Professor of Philosophy, 716.878.5136
If you are interested in giving to this fund, please click here.