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Applications for scholarships distributed beginning in Fall 2021 will be accepted starting on April 5, 2021. 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
$500 Karen West '95 Incentive Awards
Established by alumna Karen West ’95, this scholarship is available to female students from Chautauqua County with preference given to an employed,...
Established by alumna Karen West ’95, this scholarship is available to...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $500
Ended
Varies Keep-Mills "Closing the Gap" Scholarship
Established in honor of Barbara Keep and Wilson Mills through the generosity of their son, Stephen Keep Mills ’89. The Keep-Mills “Closing the...
Established in honor of Barbara Keep and Wilson Mills through the...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Keith and Laura Martin Scholarship
Available to undergraduate students pursuing studies in visual, literary, performing arts or other kindred disciplines. Preference is given to...
Available to undergraduate students pursuing studies in visual,...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Latino Heritage Scholarship
Awarded to undergraduate Hispanic/Latino students, with first preference for students residing in the Metropolitan New York area. Recipients can be...
Awarded to undergraduate Hispanic/Latino students, with first preference...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Louis Levine Scholarship
The Louis Levine Scholarship is available to undergraduate students enrolled at The Harry Van Arsdale Jr. Center for Labor Studies pursuing a...
The Louis Levine Scholarship is available to undergraduate students...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
$1,600 Marian Steinberg '75 Scholarship
Established by alumna Marian Steinberg ’75, this scholarship provides support to female students residing in the Capital District who are pursuing...
Established by alumna Marian Steinberg ’75, this scholarship provides...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,600
Ended
$1,800 Marie Morrison '06 Scholarship
The Marie Morrison ’06 Scholarship was established in memory of Marie Morrison by her daughter Meghan, along with other friends and family. Marie...
The Marie Morrison ’06 Scholarship was established in memory of Marie...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,800
Ended
$900 Marjorie Meinhardt '77 Scholarship
Established in honor of alumna and long-time Empire State College director of alumni and student relations, Marjorie Meinhardt ’77, this...
Established in honor of alumna and long-time Empire State College...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $900
Ended
$800 Mary Wilt '87 Scholarship
Established by late alumna Mary Wilt ’87, this scholarship is available to an undergraduate student residing in the Genesee Valley region who...
Established by late alumna Mary Wilt ’87, this scholarship is available...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $800
Ended
$1,500 Mazzetti Family Scholarship
For any student, with preference for family members of Empire State College graduates. Available to undergraduate or graduate students with...
For any student, with preference for family members of Empire State...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,500
Ended
Varies Michael Lamanna Memorial Scholarship
Provides support for students enrolled in the Master of Arts in Teaching program. This memorial scholarship honors the life and work of Dr. Michael...
Provides support for students enrolled in the Master of Arts in Teaching...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Mohawk Valley Medical Associates Nursing Scholarship
Awarded to nursing students from the nine-county Mohawk Valley geographic area (Schenectady, Saratoga, Fulton, Montgomery, Warren, Washington,...
Awarded to nursing students from the nine-county Mohawk Valley...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
$1,400 Monte & Hilda Trammer Scholarship
Established by former Empire State College Foundation board member Monte Trammer, this scholarship is available to a male, African-American student...
Established by former Empire State College Foundation board member Monte...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,400
Ended
$1,300 Nan M. DiBello Scholarship for Western NY Students
Established through the generosity of faculty member Nan M. DiBello. The Nan M. DiBello Scholarship for Western NY Students is available to...
Established through the generosity of faculty member Nan M. DiBello. The...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,300
Ended
Varies Nancy Gathings Bunch Scholarship
Established by Metropolitan Center retired Dean Nancy Gathings Bunch, this scholarship is available to students who are highly motivated, have...
Established by Metropolitan Center retired Dean Nancy Gathings Bunch,...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies New York Community Bank Foundation Scholarship
The New York Community Bank Foundation Scholarship will be awarded to undergraduate students residing on Long Island. Preference given to students...
The New York Community Bank Foundation Scholarship will be awarded to...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies New York Community Bank Foundation Scholarship in Nursing
Recipients will be selected on the basis of financial need, representation of the diversity of the area, and academic promise. A student who makes...
Recipients will be selected on the basis of financial need,...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
$1,300 Niagara Frontier Center Alumni/Student Association Scholarship
This scholarship is available to undergraduate students who reside in the Niagara Frontier region.
This scholarship is available to undergraduate students who reside in...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,300
Ended
$800 Ortiz Family Scholarship
The Ortiz Family Scholarship is established to promote diversity in the pool of people pursuing careers as K-12 educators. This scholarship will be...
The Ortiz Family Scholarship is established to promote diversity in the...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $800
Ended
Varies Patrick Beldotti '75 Scholarship
For undergraduate students studying issues facing the American family. Preference for students in the Hudson Valley. Established by alumnus and...
For undergraduate students studying issues facing the American family....
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
$1,200 Peter Gilbert Scholarship
For upper-level undergraduates with an interest in technology and human values. Established in honor and memory of Mentor Peter Gilbert, this is...
For upper-level undergraduates with an interest in technology and human...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,200
Ended
$500 Peter Silverhart Scholarship
Established by former Empire State College Foundation board member Sondra Silverhart in memory of her son Peter, this is available to undergraduate...
Established by former Empire State College Foundation board member...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $500
Ended
$1,200 Richard L. Brodsky Scholarship for Public Service
The Richard L. Brodsky Scholarship for Public Service was established to honor Brodsky’s legacy as a committed public servant. Brodsky, a 14-term...
The Richard L. Brodsky Scholarship for Public Service was established to...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,200
Ended
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 Robert '96 and Carol Johnson Scholarship
Established by former Empire State College Foundation board member Robert Johnson ’96, this scholarship is available to undergraduate minority...
Established by former Empire State College Foundation board member...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Robert Milton Memorial Scholarship
Established in memory of late mentor Robert Milton, the scholarship will be available to all undergraduate and graduate students, based on need and...
Established in memory of late mentor Robert Milton, the scholarship will...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Roger L. '81 and Mary Kresge Scholarship
Established in memory of alumnus Roger Kresge ’81 and his wife Mary, this scholarship is available to undergraduate students with financial need...
Established in memory of alumnus Roger Kresge ’81 and his wife Mary,...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
$2,340 Rosa Parks Scholarship
Established in 1999 by an alumna of the Graduate Studies program, this scholarship is intended to help further the graduate education of active...
Established in 1999 by an alumna of the Graduate Studies program, this...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $2,340
Ended
$1,200 Roth Family Scholarship
For Long Island students – preference for police, fire, or first responders. Established in 2015 through the generosity of James ’05 and Jeanmarie...
For Long Island students – preference for police, fire, or first...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,200
Ended
$1,500 Sal & June Rubino Scholarship
Established by the late Sal and June Rubino, the scholarship will be awarded to students enrolled in the School for Graduate Studies pursuing a...
Established by the late Sal and June Rubino, the scholarship will be...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,500
Ended
$1,000 Shirley A. Chisholm Memorial Scholarship
Established through the generosity of Keith D. Amparado ‘88, the Shirley A. Chisholm Memorial Scholarship is available to under-represented...
Established through the generosity of Keith D. Amparado ‘88, the Shirley...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000
Ended
$1,000 Stat Staff Professionals Nursing and Allied Health Scholarship
The scholarship is available to undergraduate or graduate students enrolled in the School of Nursing and Allied Health. Preference is given to...
The scholarship is available to undergraduate or graduate students...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000
Ended
$1,250 Stat Staff Professionals Nursing Scholarship
The scholarship will be awarded to undergraduate students enrolled in the School of Nursing. Preference is given to students living or working in...
The scholarship will be awarded to undergraduate students enrolled in...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,250
Ended
$1,800 Stephen C. Kasper Scholarship
The scholarship will be awarded to undergraduate or graduate students enrolled in any program, with a preference for traditional-age students (age...
The scholarship will be awarded to undergraduate or graduate students...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,800
Ended
Varies Stewart W. and Willma C. Hoyt Foundation Broome County Scholarship
Established by the Stewart W. and Willma C. Hoyt Foundation, this scholarship provides financial aid to undergraduate students who reside in the...
Established by the Stewart W. and Willma C. Hoyt Foundation, this...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Susan & Bill Dake Graduate Scholarship
The Susan and Bill Dake Scholarship will be awarded to students with financial need who are enrolled in a degree-seeking program within the School...
The Susan and Bill Dake Scholarship will be awarded to students with...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
$1,200 Szenczy Impact Scholarship
For students in any program – Preference for single mothers/parents and/or students raised in foster family environment. Established through the...
For students in any program – Preference for single mothers/parents...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,200
Ended
$1,200 Szenczy Nursing and Allied Health Scholarship
The scholarship is available to undergraduate or graduate students enrolled in the School of Nursing and Allied Health who meet the Empire State...
The scholarship is available to undergraduate or graduate students...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,200
Ended
Varies T. Urling & Mabel B. Walker '79 Scholarship
Established by Tom and Mabel Walker ’79, this scholarship is available to students who reside in Watertown or the North Country.
Established by Tom and Mabel Walker ’79, this scholarship is available...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies T. Urling & Mabel B. Walker ‘79 Scholarship in Nursing
Established in 2009 by Empire State College alumna and former diploma nurse, Mabel Walker and her husband T. Urling Walker. The scholarship will be...
Established in 2009 by Empire State College alumna and former diploma...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies The Adirondack Trust Company Scholarship
Established by the Adirondack Trust Company, this scholarship provides aid to undergraduate or graduate students who reside in Albany, Rensselaer,...
Established by the Adirondack Trust Company, this scholarship provides...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies The Fund for Empire State College Scholarship
Thanks to the generosity of our donors to The Fund for Empire State College, this scholarship is available to students across the college with...
Thanks to the generosity of our donors to The Fund for Empire State...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Toni R. Schwartz Scholarship
Established by longtime faculty mentor Toni Schwartz, this scholarship was created to provide students with educational opportunities that might...
Established by longtime faculty mentor Toni Schwartz, this scholarship...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
$1,500 Torres-Wilczewski Scholarship
For minority students, or students of Polish descent.The Torres-Wilczewski Scholarship will be awarded to students residing in the Central New York...
For minority students, or students of Polish descent.The...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,500
Ended
Varies Vincent H. and Patricia M. Callahan Scholarship
Established through the generosity of the late Patricia Callahan. The scholarship is available to students with a preference for working parents...
Established through the generosity of the late Patricia Callahan. The...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Virginia Weiss '88 Scholarship
Established through a bequest from alumna Virginia Weiss ’88, this scholarship is available to undergraduate students residing in the Niagara...
Established through a bequest from alumna Virginia Weiss ’88, this...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Warren and Hortence Cochrane Scholarship
Established through a bequest made by Tutor Hortence Cochrane, this scholarship is available to undergraduate students who are studying Community...
Established through a bequest made by Tutor Hortence Cochrane, this...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies William and Patricia Delaney Scholarship
The scholarship is available to students who meet the Foundation’s eligibility criteria. Preference is given to students who are pursuing a degree...
The scholarship is available to students who meet the Foundation’s...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
$1,600 Xenia Coulter Scholarship
Established by alumni, faculty and friends to pay tribute to former Ithaca Unit Coordinator, Xenia Coulter. Awarded to undergraduate students...
Established by alumni, faculty and friends to pay tribute to former...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,600
Ended
Up to 8 credits per term Morton Bahr '83 Distance Learning Scholarship
For distance learning students – preference for members of a labor union. The scholarship, created in the name of Empire State College alumnus...
For distance learning students – preference for members of a labor...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Up to 8 credits per term
Ended