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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 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 with any questions. Per college policy, all communications must be made through your SUNY Empire email account ( 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.

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Opportunities Table
Award Name Actions
$1,000 Dorothy Burnham Scholarship
Established in 2022 through the generosity of former colleagues and...
Varies Dr. Bridget Nettleton Memorial Healthcare Scholarship
Established in 2024 as a memorial tribute to founding Dean of the School...
Varies Dyson Foundation Scholarship in Nursing
To be awarded to undergraduate or graduate nursing students with...
$1,500 Fred and Floy Willmott Foundation Scholarship in Nursing
The Willmott Scholarship is awarded to nursing students residing in...
$1,400 Janice A. Pastizzo '98, '00, '04 and Angelo C. Pastizzo Scholarship
Established by alumna Janice Pastizzo and her husband Angelo, this...
Varies Julia O. Wells Memorial Education Foundation Nursing Scholarship
Established by the Julia O. Wells Memorial Education Foundation, this...
Varies New York Community Bank Foundation Scholarship in Nursing
Recipients will be selected on the basis of financial need,...
$1,500 Sal and June Rubino Scholarship
Established by the late Sal and June Rubino, the scholarship will be...
Varies T. Urling & Mabel B. Walker ‘79 Scholarship in Nursing
Established in 2009 by late Empire State University alumna and former...
$1,000 Visher Family Scholarship
Established in 2021 through the generosity of alumna Melva D. Visher...
$2,000.00 Davin Healthcare Nursing and Allied Health Scholarship
The scholarship is available to undergraduate or graduate students...
$2,000.00 Davin Healthcare Nursing Scholarship
The scholarship will be awarded to undergraduate students enrolled in...
$0.00 Szenczy Nursing and Allied Health Scholarship
The scholarship is available to undergraduate or graduate students...