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Applications for scholarships distributed beginning in Fall 2021 will be accepted starting on April 5, 2021. Each scholarship has a specific set of criteria to determine eligibility.

To apply, students must log in by selecting the red “Sign In” button above using their Empire State College e-mail address and password and submit the General Application. Upon completion of the General Application, you will be automatically matched with scholarships for which you meet the criteria. After submitting the General Application, students will have the ability to submit supplemental information for any scholarships that require additional materials by selecting the red “Apply” button next to each individual opportunity.

To be eligible for SUNY Empire State College Foundation scholarships, students must meet the following criteria unless otherwise indicated in the scholarship-specific guidelines:

  • Student must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form and have financial need as determined by the FAFSA
  • Student must be matriculated and have completed at least eight (8) credits with Empire State College
  • Student must have the appropriate GPA indicating successful academic progress
  • Student must have completed at least 80% of the coursework they have enrolled in (Note: No more than 20% of courses can be incompletes, no credits, administrative withdrawals, etc.)
  • Both part-time and full-time students are eligible

Questions: Indicates that additional application information will be required. To apply for these opportunities, students must first submit a General Application, then may submit an application via Recommended Opportunities under the Opportunities tab.

Deadline: The date by which applications are due in order to receive consideration.

Award: The amount stated is for general information purposes and not a guarantee of what you may receive if awarded. Actual award amounts can vary. Students selected to receive scholarships will be notified via e-mail.

Actions: These scholarships indicate “None” under “Action” and require no additional information from you for consideration. A limited number of scholarships indicate “Apply” under “Action” and require individual applications for consideration. A list of these scholarships can be found by viewing Recommended Opportunities under the Opportunities tab.

Contact scholarships@esc.edu for questions.

Opportunities Table
Award Name Actions
Varies A. Lindsay and Olive B. O'Connor Foundation Scholarship
Established by the A. Lindsay and Olive B. O’Connor Foundation, this...
Ended
Varies Alfred Z. Solomon Charitable Trust Scholarship
This scholarship honors the life and work of Alfred Z. Solomon, an...
Ended
Varies Althea E. Luehrsen Scholarship
Established in 2016 through the generosity of alumna Althea Luehrsen...
Ended
Varies Angel Scholarship Fund
Established through an anonymous alumna, the scholarship is available to...
Ended
$1,500 Arcadeo and Sadie J. Browne Amparado "Force for Change" Scholarship
For Black male students studying Community and Human Services, Human...
Ended
$1,300 Arthur I. Shapiro Scholarship
Established in 2015 through the generosity of Gene Shapiro in honor of...
Ended
$1,500 Black Male Initiative Scholarship
For undergraduate Black male students who play an active role in the BMI...
Ended
$2,000 Brian and Diane Pine Scholarship
Established through the generosity of Brian ’05 and Diane Pine. The...
Ended
Varies C. Penn Wettlaufer Scholarship
Established in memory of C. Penn Wettlaufer, a faculty member in the...
Ended
$1,700 Carmela "Meg" Caputo Scholarship
Established in memory of Mentor Carmela “Meg” Caputo by her family, this...
Ended
Varies Carol Burdick and Frank Trice Book Scholarship
For undergraduate students at the Alfred unit or residing in Allegany,...
Ended
Varies Conrad and Virginia Klee Foundation Scholarship
Established by the Conrad and Virginia Klee Foundation, this scholarship...
Ended
Varies Corrou Family Scholarship
Awarded to a custodial single parent with demonstrated financial need...
Ended
$1,400 Coxen-Ahr Memorial Scholarship
Established through the generosity of Dr. Kesiah Scully and Dr. David...
Ended
Varies Crystal Scriber Scholarship
This memorial award honors the life and work of longtime faculty mentor...
Ended
Varies David A. Fullard Opportunity Scholarship
Established by longtime faculty mentor David Fullard, this scholarship...
Ended
$1,500 David Yamada '99 Labor Relations Scholarship
Established by alumnus David Yamada ’99, this scholarship is available...
Ended
$1,000 Dr. John M. Beckem II Scholarship
For BME or SMT students interested in technology. The Dr. John M. Beckem...
Ended
$1,300 Dr. Lorraine Peeler '88 Diversity Awareness Scholarship
Established in 2014 through the generosity of Simone Peeler Ragland, in...
Ended
$1,200 Dr. Marian Conway's "Pay it Forward" Fund
Created by Marian Conway ’01, ’04, and supplemented by honorary gifts...
Ended
$1,800 Drs. James Gibson & Patricia Brozinsky Scholarship
The Drs. James Gibson and Patricia Brozinsky Scholarship will be awarded...
Ended
Varies Dunkirk-Fredonia American Association of University Women (AAUW) Scholarship
Originally established in 1992 through the generosity of the...
Ended
Varies Dyson Foundation Scholarship in Nursing
To be awarded to undergraduate or graduate nursing students with...
Ended
Varies E. Lester Levine Scholarship
Established in memory of Mentor E. Lester Levine, primarily by his late...
Ended
Varies Edwin and Ruth '74 Decker Scholarship
Established by alumna Ruth Decker ’74, this scholarship is available to...
Ended
Varies Empire State College Scholarship
Established through private contributions to the college, this...
Ended
Varies F. Stewart and Marion E. McCaw Scholarship
Established by James and Darlene Keane in memory of Darlene’s parents F....
Ended
Varies Foner Fellowship in Work, Culture and Social Change
Established in honor of Moe Foner, founder and director of the Bread and...
Ended
Varies Fred and Floy Willmott Foundation Scholarship in Nursing
The Willmott Scholarship is awarded to nursing students residing in...
Ended
Varies Fullard/Mills Scholarship for African-American Women
Established by longtime faculty mentor David Fullard in honor of his...
Ended
$1,500 Gene White Memorial Scholarship
Established in 2019 through the generosity of faculty member Dianne...
Ended
Varies Genesee Valley Minority Scholarship
This scholarship is available to undergraduate students residing in the...
Ended
Varies Genesee Valley Scholarship
This scholarship is available to undergraduate students residing in the...
Ended
$1,000 George P. Pilkey Memorial Scholarship
Established through the generosity of family, friends and former...
Ended
Varies Hilda and Charles Wolff Scholarship
Established in honor of Hilda and Charles Wolff through the generosity...
Ended
Varies Hohenhaus Family Nursing Scholarship
Established in 2007 by Susan Hohenhaus, an Empire State College alumna...
Ended
Varies James W. Hall Scholarship
Established in honor of the first president of Empire State College,...
Ended
Varies Jane Shipton Scholarship
Established in memory of Mentor Jane Shipton, this scholarship is...
Ended
$2,100 Janet Wood McGregor Scholarship
Established in 2008 by Janet Wood McGregor, an Empire State College...
Ended
$1,300 Janice A. Pastizzo '98, '00, '04 and Angelo C. Pastizzo Scholarship
Established by alumna Janice Pastizzo and her husband Angelo, this...
Ended
Varies Jeanne Brockmann Scholarship
Established in honor of one of the founding members of the Alumni...
Ended
$1,300 Jesse Eisenberg Veterans Fund
The scholarship will be awarded to students studying in the field of...
Ended
$2,000 Joe Moore and Beth Chiquoine Scholarship
Established in 2019 by Joe Moore & Beth Chiquoine, this scholarship is...
Ended
Varies Joseph Goldberg Memorial Scholarship
For Metro NY undergraduate students – preference for arts, human...
Ended
Varies Joseph L. Mancino '80 Family Scholarship
Established by alumnus Joseph L. Mancino ’80 and his wife Laurel Anne,...
Ended
Varies Joyce E. Elliott Pride Scholarship
For undergraduates in the liberal arts and sciences – preference for...
Ended
Varies Julia O. Wells Memorial Education Foundation Nursing Scholarship
Established by the Julia O. Wells Memorial Education Foundation, this...
Ended
$1,200 Karcher Family Scholarship
The Karcher Family Scholarship will be awarded to undergraduate students...
Ended
$500 Karen West '95 Incentive Awards
Established by alumna Karen West ’95, this scholarship is available to...
Ended
Varies Keep-Mills "Closing the Gap" Scholarship
Established in honor of Barbara Keep and Wilson Mills through the...
Ended