Matthew Jackson Memorial Scholarship

Charlotte Jackson, mother of Matthew Jackson, along with friends and supporters at SUNY Ulster, created the Mathew Jackson Memorial Scholarship to honor the memory of her son who died in February, 2016 at the age of 25, while a student at SUNY Ulster. Matt was a passionate and determined young man who persevered despite having a physical disability caused by a brain aneurysm at age 17 while a senior at Kingston High School. Matt was an Eagle Scout at the age of 16, and earned a black belt in Karate at the age of 15. Although he suffered a brain injury, Matt always offered encouragement to others and never gave up. SUNY Ulster students with a physical handicap are eligible for this scholarship, with preference given to students studying criminal justice or pursuing a career in law enforcement. EST. 2018