General Scholarships

Academic Merit Scholarship

These scholarships are awarded by the Undergraduate Admissions Office at the time of acceptance to students who demonstrate academic achievement. Supplemental information such as an applicant’s essay, letters of reference, and extracurricular activities is considered. Candidates for these scholarships will be selected from the top ranks of admitted freshmen and transfers. Awards are generally offered for four years to incoming freshmen and two years to incoming transfers.

SUNY Empire State Diversity Honors Annual Scholarship

This scholarship is for a U.S. citizen or permanent resident and NYS resident who will make a contribution to the diversity of the student body primarily by overcoming a disadvantage or other impediment to success in higher education.

The President’s Opportunity Fund for Student Success

Established in 2008, this fund supports returning students who have demonstrated academic aptitude and performance and/or unmet financial need. The President’s Opportunity Fund Scholarship is a one-year, non-renewable award. The scholarships are awarded on an annual basis in the fall semester; award amounts may vary.

Various annual scholarships may be available based on funding from individuals, organizations, or corporations. If a merit scholarship recipient is determined a match to a funded award profile, their scholarship may be rolled over to that award.