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Applications for scholarships distributed beginning in Fall 2022 will be accepted starting on April 5, 2022. General Applications for Fall 2022 scholarship funding must be received by July 15. 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: 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@esc.edu for questions.

Opportunities Table
Award Name Actions
Varies Richard Porter Leach Fellowship
For ESTABLISHED PERFORMING ARTISTS, undergraduate students only. The...
Deadline10/07/2022
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
Varies Genesee Valley Minority Scholarship
This scholarship is available to undergraduate students residing in the...
Deadline12/31/2022
Varies Genesee Valley Scholarship
This scholarship is available to undergraduate students residing in the...
Deadline12/31/2022
$1,000 George P. Pilkey Memorial Scholarship
Established through the generosity of family, friends and former...
Deadline12/31/2022
Varies Hilda and Charles Wolff Scholarship
Established in honor of Hilda and Charles Wolff through the generosity...
Deadline12/31/2022
Varies James W. Hall Scholarship
Established in honor of the first president of Empire State College,...
Deadline12/31/2022
Varies Jane Shipton Scholarship
Established in memory of Mentor Jane Shipton, this scholarship is...
Deadline12/31/2022
$1,800 Janet Wood McGregor Scholarship
Established in 2008 by Janet Wood McGregor, an Empire State College...
Deadline12/31/2022
$1,200 Janice A. Pastizzo '98, '00, '04 and Angelo C. Pastizzo Scholarship
Established by alumna Janice Pastizzo and her husband Angelo, this...
Deadline12/31/2022
Varies Jeanne Brockmann Scholarship
Established in honor of one of the founding members of the Alumni...
Deadline12/31/2022
$1,200 Jesse Eisenberg Veterans Fund
The scholarship will be awarded to students studying in the field of...
Deadline12/31/2022
Varies Joseph L. Mancino '80 Family Scholarship
Established by alumnus Joseph L. Mancino ’80 and his wife Laurel Anne,...
Deadline12/31/2022
Varies Julia O. Wells Memorial Education Foundation Nursing Scholarship
Established by the Julia O. Wells Memorial Education Foundation, this...
Deadline12/31/2022
$1,000 Karcher Family Scholarship
The Karcher Family Scholarship will be awarded to undergraduate students...
Deadline12/31/2022
$500 Karen West '95 Incentive Awards
Established by alumna Karen West ’95, this scholarship is available to...
Deadline12/31/2022
Varies Keep-Mills "Closing the Gap" Scholarship
Established in honor of Barbara Keep and Wilson Mills through the...
Deadline12/31/2022
Varies Keith and Laura Martin Scholarship
Available to undergraduate students pursuing studies in visual,...
Deadline12/31/2022
Varies Lake Placid Education Foundation Scholarship
The scholarship will be awarded to students residing in the Lake Placid...
Deadline12/31/2022
Varies Latino Heritage Scholarship
Awarded to undergraduate Hispanic/Latino students, with first preference...
Deadline12/31/2022
Varies Louis Levine Scholarship
The Louis Levine Scholarship is available to undergraduate students...
Deadline12/31/2022
$1,400 Marian Steinberg '75 Scholarship
Established by alumna Marian Steinberg ’75, this scholarship provides...
Deadline12/31/2022
$1,500 Marie Morrison '06 Scholarship
The Marie Morrison ’06 Scholarship was established in memory of Marie...
Deadline12/31/2022
$700 Marjorie Meinhardt '77 Scholarship
Established in honor of alumna and long-time Empire State College...
Deadline12/31/2022