Our Opportunities

Applications for scholarships distributed in 2020-21 will be accepted April 15 through June 30, 2020. 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 Carol Burdick and Frank Trice Book Scholarship
For undergraduate students at the Alfred unit or residing in Allegany, Livingston or Steuben counties only. The Carol Burdick and Frank Trice Book...
For undergraduate students at the Alfred unit or residing in Allegany,...
  • Deadline: 10/30/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline10/30/2020
Varies Richard Porter Leach Fellowship
For ESTABLISHED PERFORMING ARTISTS, undergraduate students only. The Richard Porter Leach Fellowship allows active and established performing...
For ESTABLISHED PERFORMING ARTISTS, undergraduate students only. The...
  • Deadline: 11/05/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline11/05/2020
Varies Yip Harburg Foundation Scholarship
For Metro NY students in the Arts. The Yip Harburg scholarship will be distributed to students living or working in the Metropolitan New York...
For Metro NY students in the Arts. The Yip Harburg scholarship will be...
  • Deadline: 11/30/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline11/30/2020
Varies SUNY Diversity Honors Scholarship
This state scholarship is designed for undergraduate students from a broad range of backgrounds that promote diversity in our student body while...
This state scholarship is designed for undergraduate students from a...
  • Deadline: 12/01/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline12/01/2020
Laptop loan SUNY Empire Laptop Loan Request
SUNY Empire State College is able to provide a limited number of laptops on loan to students in need. Submission of this request does not...
SUNY Empire State College is able to provide a limited number of laptops...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: Laptop loan
Varies Richmond County Savings Foundation Scholarship
The scholarship will help defray educational expenses for students residing on Staten Island.
The scholarship will help defray educational expenses for students...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies A. Lindsay and Olive B. O'Connor Foundation Scholarship
Established by the A. Lindsay and Olive B. O’Connor Foundation, this scholarship provides aid to students residing in Delaware County.
Established by the A. Lindsay and Olive B. O’Connor Foundation, this...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Alfred Z. Solomon Charitable Trust Scholarship
This scholarship honors the life and work of Alfred Z. Solomon, an entrepreneur, pioneer in the fashion industry through the sale of ladies hats,...
This scholarship honors the life and work of Alfred Z. Solomon, an...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
$1,400 Amy Stock Memorial Scholarship in Sustainability
For undergraduate female students in the sciences – preference for Environmental Studies/Sustainability, under-represented students, or students...
For undergraduate female students in the sciences – preference for...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,400
Ended
$1,500 Arcadeo and Sadie J. Browne Amparado "Force for Change" Scholarship
For Black male students studying Community and Human Services, Human Development, Labor, Social Science. Special consideration for self-identified...
For Black male students studying Community and Human Services, Human...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,500
Ended
$1,300 Arthur I. Shapiro Scholarship
Established in 2015 through the generosity of Gene Shapiro in honor of his brother Arthur I. Shapiro ’75. The scholarship is available to...
Established in 2015 through the generosity of Gene Shapiro in honor of...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,300
Ended
$1,500 Black Male Initiative Scholarship
For undergraduate Black male students in the BMI student organization. Established in 2013 through the generosity of the founding leaders of the...
For undergraduate Black male students in the BMI student...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,500
Ended
$2,000 Brian and Diane Pine Scholarship
Established through the generosity of Brian ’05 and Diane Pine. The scholarship is available to students residing in the counties of Orange, NY or...
Established through the generosity of Brian ’05 and Diane Pine. The...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $2,000
Ended
Varies C. Penn Wettlaufer Scholarship
Established in memory of C. Penn Wettlaufer, a faculty member in the Niagara Frontier region who passed away in 2000, the C. Penn Wettlaufer...
Established in memory of C. Penn Wettlaufer, a faculty member in the...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Carmela "Meg" Caputo Scholarship
Established in memory of Mentor Carmela “Meg” Caputo by her family, this scholarship is available to students who are pursuing a degree in Business...
Established in memory of Mentor Carmela “Meg” Caputo by her family, this...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Conrad and Virginia Klee Foundation Scholarship
Established by the Conrad and Virginia Klee Foundation, this scholarship provides aid to undergraduate students who reside in the Binghamton area.
Established by the Conrad and Virginia Klee Foundation, this scholarship...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Corrou Family Scholarship
Awarded to a custodial single parent with demonstrated financial need residing in Saratoga County. Secondary consideration will be given to similar...
Awarded to a custodial single parent with demonstrated financial need...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
$1,400 Coxen-Ahr Memorial Scholarship
Established through the generosity of Dr. Kesiah Scully and Dr. David Seres, the Coxen-Ahr Memorial Scholarship supports deserving undergraduate...
Established through the generosity of Dr. Kesiah Scully and Dr. David...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,400
Ended
Varies Crystal Scriber Scholarship
This memorial award honors the life and work of longtime faculty mentor Crystal Scriber. Scholarships are to be awarded to students residing in...
This memorial award honors the life and work of longtime faculty mentor...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies David A. Fullard Opportunity Scholarship
Established by longtime faculty mentor David Fullard, this scholarship was created to provide male African-American students with educational...
Established by longtime faculty mentor David Fullard, this scholarship...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
$1,500 David Yamada '99 Labor Relations Scholarship
Established by alumnus David Yamada ’99, this scholarship is available to graduate students with financial need enrolled in the Work and Labor...
Established by alumnus David Yamada ’99, this scholarship is available...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,500
Ended
$1,000 Dr. John M. Beckem II Scholarship
For BME or SMT students interested in technology. The Dr. John M. Beckem II Scholarship is for a student with an interest in technology, pursuing...
For BME or SMT students interested in technology. The Dr. John M. Beckem...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000
Ended
$1,300 Dr. Lorraine Peeler '88 Diversity Awareness Scholarship
Established in 2014 through the generosity of Simone Peeler Ragland, in honor of her late aunt, Dr. Lorraine Peeler. Dr. Peeler was a mentor and...
Established in 2014 through the generosity of Simone Peeler Ragland, in...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,300
Ended
Varies Dr. Marian Conway's "Pay it Forward" Fund
Created by Marian Conway ’01, ’04, and supplemented by honorary gifts from her family, friends and colleagues, Dr. Marian Conway’s “Pay it Forward”...
Created by Marian Conway ’01, ’04, and supplemented by honorary gifts...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
$1,800 Drs. James Gibson & Patricia Brozinsky Scholarship
The Drs. James Gibson and Patricia Brozinsky Scholarship will be awarded to students enrolled in the Master’s in Social and Public Policy program...
The Drs. James Gibson and Patricia Brozinsky Scholarship will be awarded...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,800
Ended
Varies Dunkirk-Fredonia American Association of University Women (AAUW) Scholarship
Originally established in 1992 through the generosity of the Dunkirk-Fredonia American Association of University Women branch. The scholarship will...
Originally established in 1992 through the generosity of the...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Dyson Foundation Scholarship in Nursing
To be awarded to undergraduate or graduate nursing students with financial need residing and working in Columbia, Dutchess, Greene, Orange, Putnam...
To be awarded to undergraduate or graduate nursing students with...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies E. Lester Levine Scholarship
Established in memory of Mentor E. Lester Levine, primarily by his brother Maurice Edwards, this scholarship is available to undergraduate students...
Established in memory of Mentor E. Lester Levine, primarily by his...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Edwin and Ruth '74 Decker Scholarship
Established by alumna Ruth Decker ’74, this scholarship is available to undergraduate students with preference for a female student living on Long...
Established by alumna Ruth Decker ’74, this scholarship is available to...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Empire State College Scholarship
Established through private contributions to the college, this scholarship provides aid to undergraduate or graduate students with financial need.
Established through private contributions to the college, this...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies F. Stewart and Marion E. McCaw Scholarship
Established by James and Darlene Keane in memory of Darlene’s parents F. Stewart and Marion E. McCaw, this scholarship is awarded to a student...
Established by James and Darlene Keane in memory of Darlene’s parents F....
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Foner Fellowship in Work, Culture and Social Change
Established in honor of Moe Foner, founder and director of the Bread and Roses Cultural Project of the National Hospital Workers Union, this...
Established in honor of Moe Foner, founder and director of the Bread and...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Fred and Floy Willmott Foundation Scholarship in Nursing
The Willmott Scholarship is awarded to nursing students residing in Rochester. Award will be made to the same student for three years, as long as...
The Willmott Scholarship is awarded to nursing students residing in...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Fullard/Mills Scholarship for African-American Women
Established by longtime faculty mentor David Fullard in honor of his mother, aunt and grandmother, the Fullard/Mills Scholarship is available to...
Established by longtime faculty mentor David Fullard in honor of his...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Gene White Memorial Scholarship
Established in 2019 through the generosity of faculty member Dianne White and her husband Daniel. The scholarship is available to undergraduate or...
Established in 2019 through the generosity of faculty member Dianne...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Genesee Valley Minority Scholarship
This scholarship is available to undergraduate students residing in the Genesee Valley region who are identified as belonging to an...
This scholarship is available to undergraduate students residing in the...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Genesee Valley Scholarship
This scholarship is available to undergraduate students residing in the Genesee Valley region.
This scholarship is available to undergraduate students residing in the...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
$1,000 George P. Pilkey Memorial Scholarship
Established through the generosity of family, friends and former colleagues of George P. Pilkey, retired professor and mentor, who passed away in...
Established through the generosity of family, friends and former...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000
Ended
Varies Governance Scholarship
For students involved in college governance committee or College Council. Governance scholarship awards tuition-only, up to four credits. For...
For students involved in college governance committee or College...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Hilda and Charles Wolff Scholarship
Established in honor of Hilda and Charles Wolff through the generosity of their daughter, Linda Weiss ’83. This scholarship is available to...
Established in honor of Hilda and Charles Wolff through the generosity...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Hohenhaus Family Nursing Scholarship
Established in 2007 by Susan Hohenhaus, an Empire State College alumna who received her Bachelor’s degree in 2003 and her Master’s degree in 2005....
Established in 2007 by Susan Hohenhaus, an Empire State College alumna...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies James W. Hall Scholarship
Established in honor of the first president of Empire State College, James W. Hall, this scholarship is available to undergraduate students in...
Established in honor of the first president of Empire State College,...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Jane Shipton Scholarship
Established in memory of Mentor Jane Shipton, this scholarship is available to undergraduate students residing on Long Island with preference given...
Established in memory of Mentor Jane Shipton, this scholarship is...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
$2,100 Janet Wood McGregor Scholarship
Established in 2008 by Janet Wood McGregor, an Empire State College alumna who received her associate degree in 1979 and her bachelor’s degree in...
Established in 2008 by Janet Wood McGregor, an Empire State College...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $2,100
Ended
$1,300 Janice A. Pastizzo '98, '00, '04 and Angelo C. Pastizzo Scholarship
Established by alumna Janice Pastizzo and her husband Angelo, this scholarship will be awarded to undergraduate or graduate students from the...
Established by alumna Janice Pastizzo and her husband Angelo, this...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,300
Ended
Varies Jeanne Brockmann Scholarship
Established in honor of one of the founding members of the Alumni Student Federation Board of Governors, Jeanne Brockmann, the scholarship is...
Established in honor of one of the founding members of the Alumni...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
$1,300 Jesse Eisenberg Veterans Fund
The scholarship will be awarded with a preference for students enrolled in the Graduate Certificate in Veterans Services program, on the basis of...
The scholarship will be awarded with a preference for students enrolled...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,300
Ended
$2,000 Joe Moore and Beth Chiquoine Scholarship
Established in 2019 by Joe Moore & Beth Chiquoine, this scholarship is available to undergraduate students who meet the Empire State College...
Established in 2019 by Joe Moore & Beth Chiquoine, this scholarship is...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $2,000
Ended
Varies Joseph Goldberg Memorial Scholarship
For Metro NY undergraduate students – preference for arts, human services, or interdisciplinary studies. Established in memory of Mentor Joseph...
For Metro NY undergraduate students – preference for arts, human...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Joseph L. Mancino '80 Family Scholarship
Established by alumnus Joseph L. Mancino ’80 and his wife Laurel Anne, this scholarship is available to undergraduate students with significant...
Established by alumnus Joseph L. Mancino ’80 and his wife Laurel Anne,...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended