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Applications for scholarships for 2024-25 open on April 2.

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 financialaid@sunyempire.edu 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 scholarships@sunyempire.edu with any questions. Per college policy, all communications must be made through your SUNY Empire email account (@sunyempire.edu). 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
$1,500 Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher Scholarship for Teacher Education
To recognize a teacher education major who personifies the vision and...
Deadline05/15/2024
Varies A. Lindsay and Olive B. O'Connor Foundation Scholarship
Established by the A. Lindsay and Olive B. O’Connor Foundation, this...
Deadline06/30/2024
Varies Alfred Z. Solomon Charitable Trust Scholarship
This scholarship honors the life and work of Alfred Z. Solomon, an...
Deadline06/30/2024
$1,600 Amy Stock Memorial Scholarship in Sustainability
For undergraduate female students in the sciences – preference for...
Deadline06/30/2024
Varies Angel Scholarship Fund
Established through an anonymous alumna, the scholarship is available to...
Deadline06/30/2024
$1,000 Arcadeo and Sadie J. Browne Amparado "Force for Change" Scholarship
For Black male students studying Community and Human Services, Human...
Deadline06/30/2024
$1,200 Arthur I. Shapiro Scholarship
Established in 2015 through the generosity of the late Gene Shapiro in...
Deadline06/30/2024
Varies Black Male Initiative Scholarship
For undergraduate Black male students who play an active role in the...
Deadline06/30/2024
Varies C. Penn Wettlaufer Scholarship
Established in memory of C. Penn Wettlaufer, a faculty member in the...
Deadline06/30/2024
$1,600 Carmela "Meg" Caputo Scholarship
Established in memory of Mentor Carmela “Meg” Caputo by her family, this...
Deadline06/30/2024
Varies Conrad and Virginia Klee Foundation Scholarship
Established by the Conrad and Virginia Klee Foundation, this scholarship...
Deadline06/30/2024
Varies Corrou Family Scholarship
Awarded to a custodial single parent with demonstrated financial need...
Deadline06/30/2024
$1,300 Coxen-Ahr Memorial Scholarship
Established through the generosity of Dr. Kesiah Scully and Dr. David...
Deadline06/30/2024
Varies Crystal Scriber Scholarship
This memorial award honors the life and work of longtime faculty mentor...
Deadline06/30/2024
Varies David A. Fullard Opportunity Scholarship
Established by longtime faculty mentor David Fullard, this scholarship...
Deadline06/30/2024
$1,500 David Yamada '99 Labor Relations Scholarship
Established by alumnus David Yamada ’99, this scholarship is available...
Deadline06/30/2024
$1,000 Dorothy Burnham Scholarship
Established in 2022 through the generosity of former colleagues and...
Deadline06/30/2024
Varies Dr. Bridget Nettleton Memorial Healthcare Scholarship
Established in 2024 as a memorial tribute to founding Dean of the School...
Deadline06/30/2024
$1,000 Dr. John M. Beckem II Scholarship
For BME or SMT students interested in technology. The Dr. John M. Beckem...
Deadline06/30/2024
$1,200 Dr. Lorraine Peeler '88 Diversity Awareness Scholarship
Established in 2014 through the generosity of Simone Peeler Ragland, in...
Deadline06/30/2024
$1,300 Dr. Marian Conway's "Pay it Forward" Fund
Created by Marian Conway ’01, ’04, and supplemented by honorary gifts...
Deadline06/30/2024
$1,700 Drs. James Gibson & Patricia Brozinsky Scholarship
The Drs. James Gibson and Patricia Brozinsky Scholarship will be awarded...
Deadline06/30/2024
$800 Dunkirk-Fredonia American Association of University Women (AAUW) Scholarship
Originally established in 1992 through the generosity of the...
Deadline06/30/2024
Varies Dyson Foundation Scholarship in Nursing
To be awarded to undergraduate or graduate nursing students with...
Deadline06/30/2024
Varies E. Lester Levine Scholarship
Established in memory of Mentor E. Lester Levine, primarily by his late...
Deadline06/30/2024
Varies Edwin and Ruth '74 Decker Scholarship
Established by alumna Ruth Decker ’74, this scholarship is available to...
Deadline06/30/2024
$1,000 Empire State University - Stewart's Shops Community College Scholarship
For graduates of regional community colleges. Through the generosity of...
Deadline06/30/2024
Varies Empire State University Scholarship
Established through private contributions to the university, this...
Deadline06/30/2024
Varies F. Stewart and Marion E. McCaw Scholarship
Established by James and Darlene Keane in memory of Darlene’s parents F....
Deadline06/30/2024
$2,000 Finish Line Fund
Established in March 2024 through the generosity of the Dake Family and...
Deadline06/30/2024
$1,900 Foner Fellowship in Work, Culture and Social Change
Established in honor of Moe Foner, founder and director of the Bread and...
Deadline06/30/2024
$1,500 Fred and Floy Willmott Foundation Scholarship in Nursing
The Willmott Scholarship is awarded to nursing students residing in...
Deadline06/30/2024
Varies Fullard/Mills Scholarship for African-American Women
Established by longtime faculty mentor David Fullard in honor of his...
Deadline06/30/2024
Varies Genesee Valley Minority Scholarship
This scholarship is available to undergraduate students residing in the...
Deadline06/30/2024
Varies Genesee Valley Scholarship
This scholarship is available to undergraduate students residing in the...
Deadline06/30/2024
$1,000 George P. Pilkey Memorial Scholarship
Established through the generosity of family, friends and former...
Deadline06/30/2024
$1,200 Harriet Ann Simon Scholarship
Established in 2022 through the generosity of the family of Harriet Ann...
Deadline06/30/2024
Varies James W. Hall Scholarship
Established in honor of the first president of Empire State College,...
Deadline06/30/2024
Varies Jane Shipton Scholarship
Established in memory of Mentor Jane Shipton, this scholarship is...
Deadline06/30/2024
$1,900 Janet Wood McGregor Scholarship
Established in 2008 by Janet Wood McGregor, an Empire State University...
Deadline06/30/2024
$1,400 Janice A. Pastizzo '98, '00, '04 and Angelo C. Pastizzo Scholarship
Established by alumna Janice Pastizzo and her husband Angelo, this...
Deadline06/30/2024
Varies Jeanne Brockmann Scholarship
Established in honor of one of the founding members of the Alumni...
Deadline06/30/2024
$1,300 Jesse Eisenberg Veterans Fund
The scholarship will be awarded to students studying in the field of...
Deadline06/30/2024
$2,000 Joe Moore and Beth Chiquoine Scholarship
Established in 2019 by Joe Moore & Beth Chiquoine, this scholarship is...
Deadline06/30/2024
Varies Joseph Goldberg Memorial Scholarship
For Metro NY undergraduate students – preference for arts, human...
Deadline06/30/2024
Varies Joseph L. Mancino '80 Family Scholarship
Established by alumnus Joseph L. Mancino ’80 and his wife Laurel Anne,...
Deadline06/30/2024
$1,200 Joyce E. Elliott Pride Scholarship
For undergraduates in the liberal arts and sciences who advocate for...
Deadline06/30/2024
Varies Julia O. Wells Memorial Education Foundation Nursing Scholarship
Established by the Julia O. Wells Memorial Education Foundation, this...
Deadline06/30/2024
Varies Karcher Family Scholarship
The Karcher Family Scholarship will be awarded to undergraduate students...
Deadline06/30/2024
$500 Karen West '95 Incentive Awards
Established by alumna Karen West ’95, this scholarship is available to...
Deadline06/30/2024