Our Opportunities

Applications for the 2020-21 scholarship cycle will be accepted April 15 through June 30, 2020. This is a comprehensive list of ALL scholarships awarded by the Empire State College Foundation for 2020-21.
In order to be considered for a scholarship, you must first sign in and submit the General Application. Some scholarship opportunities may require supplemental information.

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

Deadline: The date by which all applications are due, in order to receive consideration. Students selected to receive scholarships will be notified via e-mail.

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.

Actions: Upon completion of the General Application, you will be automatically matched with scholarships for which you meet the criteria. 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.

Opportunities Table
Award Name Actions
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: 06/14/2020
  • Award: Laptop loan
Deadline06/14/2020
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: 06/30/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline06/30/2020
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: 06/30/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline06/30/2020
Varies Alumni/Student Federation Scholarship
The Alumni/Student Federation Scholarship was established by the Alumni/Student Federation Board of Directors to assist current students as they...
The Alumni/Student Federation Scholarship was established by the...
  • Deadline: 06/30/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline06/30/2020
$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: 06/30/2020
  • Award: $1,400
Deadline06/30/2020
Varies Angel Scholarship Fund
Established through an anonymous alumna, the scholarship is available to students who meet the Empire State College Foundation’s scholarship...
Established through an anonymous alumna, the scholarship is available to...
  • Deadline: 06/30/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline06/30/2020
$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: 06/30/2020
  • Award: $1,500
Deadline06/30/2020
$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: 06/30/2020
  • Award: $1,300
Deadline06/30/2020
$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: 06/30/2020
  • Award: $1,500
Deadline06/30/2020
$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: 06/30/2020
  • Award: $2,000
Deadline06/30/2020
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: 06/30/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline06/30/2020
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: 06/30/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline06/30/2020
Varies Carol Burdick and Frank Trice Book Scholarship
The Carol Burdick/Frank Trice Book Scholarship was created by the Alfred Unit of Empire State College to help students with limited funds purchase...
The Carol Burdick/Frank Trice Book Scholarship was created by the Alfred...
  • Deadline: 06/30/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline06/30/2020
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: 06/30/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline06/30/2020
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: 06/30/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline06/30/2020
$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: 06/30/2020
  • Award: $1,400
Deadline06/30/2020
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: 06/30/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline06/30/2020
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: 06/30/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline06/30/2020
$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: 06/30/2020
  • Award: $1,500
Deadline06/30/2020
$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: 06/30/2020
  • Award: $1,000
Deadline06/30/2020
$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: 06/30/2020
  • Award: $1,300
Deadline06/30/2020
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: 06/30/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline06/30/2020
$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: 06/30/2020
  • Award: $1,800
Deadline06/30/2020
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: 06/30/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline06/30/2020
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: 06/30/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline06/30/2020
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: 06/30/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline06/30/2020
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: 06/30/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline06/30/2020
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: 06/30/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline06/30/2020
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: 06/30/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline06/30/2020
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: 06/30/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline06/30/2020
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: 06/30/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline06/30/2020
Varies Fuensanta Arismendi Plaza Scholarship
The Fuensanta Arismendi Plaza Scholarship was established by Galina Krasskova in loving memory of her mother, Fuensanta Plaza. This scholarship...
The Fuensanta Arismendi Plaza Scholarship was established by Galina...
  • Deadline: 06/30/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline06/30/2020
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: 06/30/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline06/30/2020
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: 06/30/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline06/30/2020
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: 06/30/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline06/30/2020
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: 06/30/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline06/30/2020
$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: 06/30/2020
  • Award: $1,000
Deadline06/30/2020
Varies George R. Peck Grant for IATSE Members
The George R. Peck grant is to assist members of the International Alliance of Theatrical and Stage Employees (IATSE) pursuing an undergraduate...
The George R. Peck grant is to assist members of the International...
  • Deadline: 06/30/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline06/30/2020
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: 06/30/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline06/30/2020
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: 06/30/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline06/30/2020
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: 06/30/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline06/30/2020
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: 06/30/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline06/30/2020
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: 06/30/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline06/30/2020
$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: 06/30/2020
  • Award: $2,100
Deadline06/30/2020
$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: 06/30/2020
  • Award: $1,300
Deadline06/30/2020
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: 06/30/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline06/30/2020
$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: 06/30/2020
  • Award: $1,300
Deadline06/30/2020
$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: 06/30/2020
  • Award: $2,000
Deadline06/30/2020
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: 06/30/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline06/30/2020
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: 06/30/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline06/30/2020