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Applications for scholarships distributed beginning in Fall 2022 will be accepted starting on April 5, 2022. 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
$1,500 Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher Scholarship for Teacher Education
To recognize a teacher education major who personifies the vision and...
Deadline05/30/2022
$1,000 SUNY ACT for Excellence and Student Initiative Award
To reward students for excellence in their academic performance and...
Deadline05/30/2022
$1,200 Amy Stock Memorial Scholarship in Sustainability
For undergraduate female students in the sciences – preference for...
Deadline06/30/2022
Varies Angel Scholarship Fund
Established through an anonymous alumna, the scholarship is available to...
Deadline06/30/2022
$1,500 Arcadeo and Sadie J. Browne Amparado "Force for Change" Scholarship
For Black male students studying Community and Human Services, Human...
Deadline06/30/2022
$1,500 Black Male Initiative Scholarship
For undergraduate Black male students who play an active role in the BMI...
Deadline06/30/2022
Varies Carol Burdick and Frank Trice Book Scholarship
For undergraduate students residing in Allegany, Livingston or Steuben...
Deadline06/30/2022
$1,000 Dr. John M. Beckem II Scholarship
For BME or SMT students interested in technology. The Dr. John M. Beckem...
Deadline06/30/2022
$1,000 Empire State College - Stewart's Shops Community College Scholarship
For graduates of regional community colleges. Through the generosity of...
Deadline06/30/2022
$2,000 Joe Moore and Beth Chiquoine Scholarship
Established in 2019 by Joe Moore & Beth Chiquoine, this scholarship is...
Deadline06/30/2022
Varies Joseph Goldberg Memorial Scholarship
For Metro NY undergraduate students – preference for arts, human...
Deadline06/30/2022
Varies Joyce E. Elliott Pride Scholarship
For undergraduates in the liberal arts and sciences – preference for...
Deadline06/30/2022
$1,400 Mazzetti Family Scholarship
For any student, with preference for family members of Empire State...
Deadline06/30/2022
Up to 8 credits per term Morton Bahr '83 Distance Learning Scholarship
For distance learning students – preference for members of a labor...
Deadline06/30/2022
Varies Nicholas Pekearo Scholarship in Creative Writing
For Creative Writing students. Established in memory of SUNY Empire...
Deadline06/30/2022
Varies Patrick Beldotti '75 Scholarship
For undergraduate students studying issues facing the American family....
Deadline06/30/2022
$1,000 Peter Gilbert Scholarship
For upper-level undergraduates with an interest in technology and human...
Deadline06/30/2022
$1,200 Richard L. Brodsky Scholarship for Public Service
The Richard L. Brodsky Scholarship for Public Service was established to...
Deadline06/30/2022
Varies Richard Porter Leach Fellowship
For ESTABLISHED PERFORMING ARTISTS, undergraduate students only. The...
Deadline06/30/2022
Varies Robert R. Rodgers Scholarship
For Niagara Frontier students studying human development, community and...
Deadline06/30/2022
$1,200 Roth Family Scholarship
For Long Island students – preference for police, fire, or first...
Deadline06/30/2022
$1,200 Szenczy Impact Scholarship
For students in any program – Preference for single mothers/parents...
Deadline06/30/2022
$1,300 Torres-Wilczewski Scholarship
For minority students, or students of Polish descent. The...
Deadline06/30/2022
Varies A. Lindsay and Olive B. O'Connor Foundation Scholarship
Established by the A. Lindsay and Olive B. O’Connor Foundation, this...
Deadline12/31/2022
Varies Alfred Z. Solomon Charitable Trust Scholarship
This scholarship honors the life and work of Alfred Z. Solomon, an...
Deadline12/31/2022
$1,200 Althea E. Luehrsen Scholarship
Established in 2016 through the generosity of alumna Althea Luehrsen...
Deadline12/31/2022
$1,100 Arthur I. Shapiro Scholarship
Established in 2015 through the generosity of the late Gene Shapiro in...
Deadline12/31/2022
Varies C. Penn Wettlaufer Scholarship
Established in memory of C. Penn Wettlaufer, a faculty member in the...
Deadline12/31/2022
$1,400 Carmela "Meg" Caputo Scholarship
Established in memory of Mentor Carmela “Meg” Caputo by her family, this...
Deadline12/31/2022
Varies Conrad and Virginia Klee Foundation Scholarship
Established by the Conrad and Virginia Klee Foundation, this scholarship...
Deadline12/31/2022
Varies Corrou Family Scholarship
Awarded to a custodial single parent with demonstrated financial need...
Deadline12/31/2022
$1,200 Coxen-Ahr Memorial Scholarship
Established through the generosity of Dr. Kesiah Scully and Dr. David...
Deadline12/31/2022
Varies Crystal Scriber Scholarship
This memorial award honors the life and work of longtime faculty mentor...
Deadline12/31/2022
Varies David A. Fullard Opportunity Scholarship
Established by longtime faculty mentor David Fullard, this scholarship...
Deadline12/31/2022
$1,500 David Yamada '99 Labor Relations Scholarship
Established by alumnus David Yamada ’99, this scholarship is available...
Deadline12/31/2022
$1,000 Davin Healthcare Nursing and Allied Health Scholarship
The scholarship is available to undergraduate or graduate students...
Deadline12/31/2022
$1,250 Davin Healthcare Nursing Scholarship
The scholarship will be awarded to undergraduate students enrolled in...
Deadline12/31/2022
$1,100 Dr. Lorraine Peeler '88 Diversity Awareness Scholarship
Established in 2014 through the generosity of Simone Peeler Ragland, in...
Deadline12/31/2022
Varies Dr. Marian Conway's "Pay it Forward" Fund
Created by Marian Conway ’01, ’04, and supplemented by honorary gifts...
Deadline12/31/2022
$1,500 Drs. James Gibson & Patricia Brozinsky Scholarship
The Drs. James Gibson and Patricia Brozinsky Scholarship will be awarded...
Deadline12/31/2022
Varies Dunkirk-Fredonia American Association of University Women (AAUW) Scholarship
Originally established in 1992 through the generosity of the...
Deadline12/31/2022
$5,000 Dyson Foundation Scholarship in Nursing
To be awarded to undergraduate or graduate nursing students with...
Deadline12/31/2022
Varies E. Lester Levine Scholarship
Established in memory of Mentor E. Lester Levine, primarily by his late...
Deadline12/31/2022
Varies Edwin and Ruth '74 Decker Scholarship
Established by alumna Ruth Decker ’74, this scholarship is available to...
Deadline12/31/2022
Varies Empire State College Scholarship
Established through private contributions to the college, this...
Deadline12/31/2022
Varies F. Stewart and Marion E. McCaw Scholarship
Established by James and Darlene Keane in memory of Darlene’s parents F....
Deadline12/31/2022
Varies Foner Fellowship in Work, Culture and Social Change
Established in honor of Moe Foner, founder and director of the Bread and...
Deadline12/31/2022
Varies Fred and Floy Willmott Foundation Scholarship in Nursing
The Willmott Scholarship is awarded to nursing students residing in...
Deadline12/31/2022
Varies Fullard/Mills Scholarship for African-American Women
Established by longtime faculty mentor David Fullard in honor of his...
Deadline12/31/2022
$1,500 Gene White Memorial Scholarship
Established in 2019 through the generosity of faculty member Dianne...
Deadline12/31/2022