The Robert F. Matt '62 Family Scholarship was established to honor the memory of Robert F. Matt, Siena class of 1962. Husband, father, grandfather, businessman, philanthropist, Robert (Bob) Matt passed away in February, 2009 after a brief, but intense battle with cancer. Bob's family and friends realized his dream of establishing a scholarship at his beloved alma mater. Bob attended Siena part-time for six years while simultaneously supporting a growing family with a full-time accounting job. Struggling through that critical point in his life shaped his strong character and built a foundation for philanthropy. Bob was generous to Siena and other nonprofit institutions over the years, and encouraged the establishment of a scholarship in his name to provide students with a resource unavailable to him so many years ago. In the same spirit in which Bob provided for others, his family and friends have made this a reality. The scholarship will be awarded to a student from Bob's hometown county of Schenectady, New York, with preference toward an accounting major, and based on financial need, all criteria that most accurately personifies Bob Matt.

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