Steven R. Cohen in honor of Susan E. Cohen

Steven R. Cohen in honor of Susan E. Cohen

Established by Steven R. Cohen in memory of his sister Susan E. Cohen (1964-2020).

Susan graduated from Middletown High School and earned her degree in Nursing from Orange County Community College in 1992. She worked as a Registered Nurse in the New York metro area until she moved to Florida in 2006. Susan was a compassionate nurse and took special concern for her patients and their families during difficult moments.

Susan made friends wherever she went. She lived a life full of joy and enthusiasm and delighted in making sure others were enjoying themselves. She was beloved for her warm and outgoing personality and for her deep care for others as well as for her work ethic. Friends and family will remember her love of adventure, boating, and sunshine.


This scholarship was created in 2020.

“I am honored to be a recipient of this amazing award that is offered here at SUNY Orange. I would also like to express my sincerest gratitude for your continued support to students who need it most. I am going into my final semester in the Nursing Program and I hope to one-day work as a Registered Nurse at Westchester Medical Center. Working during COVID times has truly opened to my eyes to the heartache that can come with nursing. I learned just how much a nurse impacts a person’s life in the hospital, and with a no visitor policy, sometimes we are really all they have. It’s a big role to fill. Your scholarship has opened a door and the prospect of a brighter future and will play a key role in shaping me into a successful person in future. Donors like you make life brighter for us and I can only hope that one-day, I too will be in a position to bring a smile to another needy student. I cannot express my gratitude enough, and I want you to know that your generous support will see me achieve my dreams. My family also sends their appreciation, as their support has been crucial to my success in this program so far. They see how hard I work to try to balance work and school and they are so happy all of my hard work is being recognized.” – Sara Rattigan