All Opportunities

Applications for scholarships for 2023-24 are open through December 31, 2023.

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 University 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 Foundation scholarships, students must meet the following criteria unless otherwise indicated in the scholarship-specific guidelines:

  • Many of our scholarships are need-based, and to qualify students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form and have financial need as determined by the FAFSA. Students who are ineligible to submit a FAFSA may contact the Financial Aid Office at for an alternate means to determine financial need.
  • Student must be matriculated and have completed at least eight (8) credits with Empire State University
  • 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 to their SUNY Empire address.

Actions: The majority of our scholarships require only the General Application to apply; these indicate “None” under “Action”. A limited number of scholarships require additional information for consideration; these indicate “Apply” under “Action”. These additional scholarships can be accessed after submitting the General Application, by viewing Recommended Opportunities under the Opportunities tab.

Contact with any questions. Per college policy, all communications must be made through your SUNY Empire email account ( If you need any assistance using that account, you may contact the SUNY Empire IT Service Desk. To ensure email communication preferences are up to date, students can visit SUNY Empire Student Email Forward Settings.

Opportunities Table
Award Name Actions
Varies SUNY Diversity Honors Scholarship
This state scholarship is designed for undergraduate students from a...
$1,500 Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher Scholarship for Teacher Education
To recognize a teacher education major who personifies the vision and...
$1,000 Empire State University - Stewart's Shops Community College Scholarship
For graduates of regional community colleges. Through the generosity of...
Varies Richard Porter Leach Fellowship
For ESTABLISHED PERFORMING ARTISTS, undergraduate students only. The...
$1,200 Amy Stock Memorial Scholarship in Sustainability
For undergraduate female students in the sciences – preference for...
$1,000 Angel Scholarship Fund
Established through an anonymous alumna, the scholarship is available to...
$1,000 Arcadeo and Sadie J. Browne Amparado "Force for Change" Scholarship
For Black male students studying Community and Human Services, Human...
$1,350 Black Male Initiative Scholarship
For undergraduate Black male students who play an active role in the BMI...
$1,000 Dr. John M. Beckem II Scholarship
For BME or SMT students interested in technology. The Dr. John M. Beckem...
$2,000 Joe Moore and Beth Chiquoine Scholarship
Established in 2019 by Joe Moore & Beth Chiquoine, this scholarship is...
Varies Joseph Goldberg Memorial Scholarship
For Metro NY undergraduate students – preference for arts, human...
$1,000 Joyce E. Elliott Pride Scholarship
For undergraduates in the liberal arts and sciences – preference for...
$1,600 Mazzetti Family Scholarship
For any student, with preference for family members of Empire State...
Varies Nicholas Pekearo Scholarship in Creative Writing
For Creative Writing students. Established in memory of SUNY SUNY Empire...
Varies Patrick Beldotti '75 Scholarship
For undergraduate students studying issues facing the American family....
$1,000 Peter Gilbert Scholarship
For upper-level undergraduates with an interest in technology and human...
$1,200 Pope Family Scholarship
Established in 2022 through the generosity of Rodney Pope and family....
$1,100 Richard L. Brodsky Scholarship for Public Service
The Richard L. Brodsky Scholarship for Public Service was established to...
Varies Robert R. Rodgers Scholarship
For Niagara Frontier students studying human development, community and...
$1,200 Roth Family Scholarship
For Long Island students – preference for police, fire, or first...
$0.00 Szenczy Impact Scholarship
For students in any program – Preference for single mothers/parents...
$1,300 Torres-Wilczewski Scholarship
For minority students, or students of Polish descent. The...
Up to 8 credits per term Morton Bahr '83 Distance Learning Scholarship
For undergraduate distance learning students – preference for members of...
Varies A. Lindsay and Olive B. O'Connor Foundation Scholarship
Established by the A. Lindsay and Olive B. O’Connor Foundation, this...
Varies Alfred Z. Solomon Charitable Trust Scholarship
This scholarship honors the life and work of Alfred Z. Solomon, an...
$1,200 Althea E. Luehrsen Scholarship
Established in 2016 through the generosity of alumna Althea Luehrsen...
$1,100 Arthur I. Shapiro Scholarship
Established in 2015 through the generosity of the late Gene Shapiro in...
Varies C. Penn Wettlaufer Scholarship
Established in memory of C. Penn Wettlaufer, a faculty member in the...
$1,400 Carmela "Meg" Caputo Scholarship
Established in memory of Mentor Carmela “Meg” Caputo by her family, this...
Varies Carol Burdick and Frank Trice Book Scholarship
For undergraduate students residing in Allegany, Livingston or Steuben...
Varies Conrad and Virginia Klee Foundation Scholarship
Established by the Conrad and Virginia Klee Foundation, this scholarship...
Varies Corrou Family Scholarship
Awarded to a custodial single parent with demonstrated financial need...
$1,200 Coxen-Ahr Memorial Scholarship
Established through the generosity of Dr. Kesiah Scully and Dr. David...
Varies Crystal Scriber Scholarship
This memorial award honors the life and work of longtime faculty mentor...
Varies David A. Fullard Opportunity Scholarship
Established by longtime faculty mentor David Fullard, this scholarship...
$1,500 David Yamada '99 Labor Relations Scholarship
Established by alumnus David Yamada ’99, this scholarship is available...
Varies Davin Healthcare Nursing and Allied Health Scholarship
The scholarship is available to undergraduate or graduate students...
$1,250 Davin Healthcare Nursing Scholarship
The scholarship will be awarded to undergraduate students enrolled in...
Varies Dorothy Burnham Scholarship
Established in 2022 through the generosity of former colleagues and...
$1,100 Dr. Lorraine Peeler '88 Diversity Awareness Scholarship
Established in 2014 through the generosity of Simone Peeler Ragland, in...
$900 Dr. Marian Conway's "Pay it Forward" Fund
Created by Marian Conway ’01, ’04, and supplemented by honorary gifts...
$1,500 Drs. James Gibson & Patricia Brozinsky Scholarship
The Drs. James Gibson and Patricia Brozinsky Scholarship will be awarded...
$700 Dunkirk-Fredonia American Association of University Women (AAUW) Scholarship
Originally established in 1992 through the generosity of the...
$5,000 Dyson Foundation Scholarship in Nursing
To be awarded to undergraduate or graduate nursing students with...
Varies E. Lester Levine Scholarship
Established in memory of Mentor E. Lester Levine, primarily by his late...
Varies Edwin and Ruth '74 Decker Scholarship
Established by alumna Ruth Decker ’74, this scholarship is available to...
Varies Empire State University Scholarship
Established through private contributions to the university, this...
$1,900 F. Stewart and Marion E. McCaw Scholarship
Established by James and Darlene Keane in memory of Darlene’s parents F....
Varies Foner Fellowship in Work, Culture and Social Change
Established in honor of Moe Foner, founder and director of the Bread and...
Varies Fred and Floy Willmott Foundation Scholarship in Nursing
The Willmott Scholarship is awarded to nursing students residing in...