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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 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
Varies Fullard/Mills Scholarship for African-American Women
Established by longtime faculty mentor David Fullard in honor of his...
Ended
$1,500 Gene White Memorial Scholarship
Established in 2019 through the generosity of faculty member Dianne...
Ended
$400 Genesee Valley Minority Scholarship
This scholarship is available to undergraduate students residing in the...
Ended
$1,200 Genesee Valley Scholarship
This scholarship is available to undergraduate students residing in the...
Ended
$1,000 George P. Pilkey Memorial Scholarship
Established through the generosity of family, friends and former...
Ended
$1,200 Harriet Ann Simon Scholarship
Established in 2022 through the generosity of the family of Harriet Ann...
Ended
$0.00 Hilda and Charles Wolff Scholarship
Established in honor of Hilda and Charles Wolff through the generosity...
Ended
Varies James W. Hall Scholarship
Established in honor of the first president of SUNY Empire, James W....
Ended
Varies Jane Shipton Scholarship
Established in memory of Mentor Jane Shipton, this scholarship is...
Ended
$1,800 Janet Wood McGregor Scholarship
Established in 2008 by Janet Wood McGregor, an SUNY Empire alumna who...
Ended
$1,200 Janice A. Pastizzo '98, '00, '04 and Angelo C. Pastizzo Scholarship
Established by alumna Janice Pastizzo and her husband Angelo, this...
Ended
Varies Jeanne Brockmann Scholarship
Established in honor of one of the founding members of the Alumni...
Ended
$1,200 Jesse Eisenberg Veterans Fund
The scholarship will be awarded to students studying in the field of...
Ended
Varies Joseph L. Mancino '80 Family Scholarship
Established by alumnus Joseph L. Mancino ’80 and his wife Laurel Anne,...
Ended
Varies Julia O. Wells Memorial Education Foundation Nursing Scholarship
Established by the Julia O. Wells Memorial Education Foundation, this...
Ended
$1,000 Karcher Family Scholarship
The Karcher Family Scholarship will be awarded to undergraduate students...
Ended
$500 Karen West '95 Incentive Awards
Established by alumna Karen West ’95, this scholarship is available to...
Ended
Varies Keep-Mills "Closing the Gap" Scholarship
Established in honor of Barbara Keep and Wilson Mills through the...
Ended
Varies Keith and Laura Martin Scholarship
Available to undergraduate students pursuing studies in visual,...
Ended
$0.00 Lake Placid Education Foundation Scholarship
The scholarship will be awarded to students residing in the Lake Placid...
Ended
$1,200 Latino Heritage Scholarship
Awarded to undergraduate Hispanic/Latino students, with first preference...
Ended
Varies Louis Levine Scholarship
The Louis Levine Scholarship is available to undergraduate students...
Ended
$2,500 Margaret C. Reilly '80 Scholarship
Established in memory of Margaret C. Reilly ’80 through the generosity...
Ended
$1,400 Marian Steinberg '75 Scholarship
Established by alumna Marian Steinberg ’75, this scholarship provides...
Ended
$1,500 Marie Morrison '06 Scholarship
The Marie Morrison ’06 Scholarship was established in memory of Marie...
Ended
$700 Marjorie Meinhardt '77 Scholarship
Established in honor of alumna and long-time SUNY Empire director of...
Ended
$700 Mary Wilt '87 Scholarship
Established by late alumna Mary Wilt ’87, this scholarship is available...
Ended
Varies Michael Lamanna Memorial Scholarship
Provides support for students enrolled in the Master of Arts in Teaching...
Ended
$0.00 Mohawk Valley Medical Associates Nursing Scholarship
Awarded to nursing students from the nine-county Mohawk Valley...
Ended
$1,200 Monte & Hilda Trammer Scholarship
Established by former SUNY Empire Foundation board member Monte Trammer,...
Ended
$1,200 Nan M. DiBello Scholarship for Western NY Students
Established through the generosity of faculty member Nan M. DiBello. The...
Ended
$800 Nancy A. McLachlin '81 Scholarship
Established through the estate of alumna Nancy A. McLachlin ‘81. The...
Ended
Varies Nancy Gathings Bunch Scholarship
Established by Metropolitan Center retired Dean Nancy Gathings Bunch,...
Ended
$500 National Labor College Alumni Association Scholarship
This scholarship was created by the former National Labor College Alumni...
Ended
Varies New York Community Bank Foundation Scholarship
The New York Community Bank Foundation Scholarship will be awarded to...
Ended
Varies New York Community Bank Foundation Scholarship in Nursing
Recipients will be selected on the basis of financial need,...
Ended
$1,100 Niagara Frontier Center Alumni/Student Association Scholarship
This scholarship is available to undergraduate students who reside in...
Ended
$700 Ortiz Family Scholarship
The Ortiz Family Scholarship is established to promote diversity in the...
Ended
$400 Peter Silverhart Scholarship
Established by former SUNY Empire Foundation board member Sondra...
Ended
Varies Robert '96 and Carol Johnson Scholarship
Established by former SUNY Empire Foundation board member Robert Johnson...
Ended
Varies Robert Milton Memorial Scholarship
Established in memory of late mentor Robert Milton, the scholarship will...
Ended
Varies Roger L. '81 and Mary Kresge Scholarship
Established in memory of alumnus Roger Kresge ’81 and his wife Mary,...
Ended
$2,340 Rosa Parks Scholarship
Established in 1999 by an alumna of the Graduate Studies program, this...
Ended
$1,300 Sal and June Rubino Scholarship
Established by the late Sal and June Rubino, the scholarship will be...
Ended
$1,000 Shirley A. Chisholm Memorial Scholarship
Established through the generosity of Keith D. Amparado ‘88, the Shirley...
Ended
$2,000 Sonia Rita Usatch ’97 Creative Writing Scholarship
Established through the generosity of Sonia Usatch-Kuhn ‘97. The...
Ended
$1,500 Stephen C. Kasper Scholarship
The scholarship will be awarded to undergraduate or graduate students...
Ended
Varies Stewart W. and Willma C. Hoyt Foundation Broome County Scholarship
Established by the Stewart W. and Willma C. Hoyt Foundation, this...
Ended
$1,200 SUNY Empire "Go Blue" Scholarship
The SUNY Empire “Go Blue” Scholarship is provided to assist current...
Ended
$1,425 SUNY Empire State University Milestone Recognition Scholarship
The SUNY Empire State University Milestone Recognition Scholarship will...
Ended