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Welcome to the SUNY Orange Foundation’s Scholarship Opportunities Homepage!!

Returning Scholarships will be selected May 17 – 20. Awards will be notified through your email.

We will be accepting scholarship applications for ENTERING STUDENTS ONLY for the 2021-2022 academic year for SUNY Orange students from May 1 to July 23, 2021.

Applicants MUST BE ACCEPTED AND/OR ENROLLED AT SUNY ORANGE.

Applicants MUST HAVE A SUNY ORANGE STUDENT ID# (A#) to apply for scholarships through this system.
Completing a FAFSA form is not required to qualify for these scholarships.
A new application is required for each new cycle year.

To apply for scholarships, you must first sign in with the same user name and password you use to access the campus login portal. You will then have the opportunity to complete a general application. Once you complete your general application, you will be automatically matched with scholarship opportunities based on the information you provide, as well as other data which will be imported from your SUNY Orange student account. To see these opportunities, please review your Recommended Opportunities Page.

In addition to submitting this application, you will need two academic, professional, and/or personal references. One must be a current and/or former instructor that you have had in class. Please consult with those instructors/recommenders prior to entering their email addresses, and follow up frequently to ensure that they have, in fact, submitted their letters.

PLEASE NOTE: ONLY COMPLETED AND SUBMITTED APPLICATIONS WILL BE REVIEWED, EVALUATED AND SELECTED. DON’T FORGET TO SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION!

If you are awarded a scholarship, please note that any scholarship of $500 or less will be paid out in a single semester. Any scholarship over $500 will be paid out in two equal payments over two semesters. For example: A $1,000 scholarship recipient will receive $500 for the Fall Semester and $500 for the Spring Semester. If there are any circumstances that require scholarship money to be paid out differently, students should contact Sharon Hood from the SUNY Orange Foundation at sharon.hood@sunyorange.edu.

All scholarship monies will be paid directly to student accounts (there will be some exceptions for graduating scholarships).

If, for any reason, a student receives more financial assistance than they require, the SUNY Orange Foundation reserves the right to decrease the scholarship amount in order to award additional monies to other deserving students.

This system is for SUNY Orange scholarships only. If you are interested in other financial assistance opportunities such as the New York State Excelsior Scholarship Program, you can contact the SUNY Orange Financial Aid Office at (845) 341-4190 for more information.

If you have any questions or need assistance, please email Sharon Hood at sharon.hood@sunyorange.edu or call her at (845) 649-7099.

The SUNY Orange scholarship process is managed by the SUNY Orange Foundation, an independent non-profit organization dedicated to generating funds and building resources to enhance learning opportunities for students and the community. Through the efforts of the Foundation and the generosity of many private donors, the SUNY Orange Foundation awards approximately 250 scholarships each academic year.

Below you will find a listing of scholarships available to students with brief information about the scholarship qualifications.

Opportunities Table
Award Name Actions
$350.00 Charles Toole Memorial Music Scholarship
Established in honor of Charles Toole. Awarded annually to a full- or part-time, returning/continuing student in the Arts & Communication Music...
Established in honor of Charles Toole. Awarded annually to a full- or...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $350.00
Ended
$0.00 Chris G. Chachis Alumni Scholarship
Awarded annually to a full- or part-time, graduating student, who has participated in athletic sports at SUNY Orange, and plans to transfer to a...
Awarded annually to a full- or part-time, graduating student, who has...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $0.00
Ended
$3000.00 Dean George F. Shepard Arts and Communication Scholarship
Awarded annually to a full-time, returning/continuing student, majoring in Arts & Communication. Student must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and...
Awarded annually to a full-time, returning/continuing student, majoring...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $3000.00
Ended
$3000.00 Dean George F. Shepard Business Scholarship
Awarded annually to a full-time, returning/continuing student, majoring in Business. Student must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and demonstrate...
Awarded annually to a full-time, returning/continuing student, majoring...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $3000.00
Ended
$3000.00 Dean George F. Shepard Education and Human Services Scholarship
Awarded annually to a full-time, returning/continuing student, majoring in Education or Human Services. Student must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and...
Awarded annually to a full-time, returning/continuing student, majoring...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $3000.00
Ended
$3000.00 Dean George F. Shepard Health Professions Scholarship
Awarded annually to a full-time, returning/continuing student, majoring in the Health Professions. Student must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and...
Awarded annually to a full-time, returning/continuing student, majoring...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $3000.00
Ended
$3000.00 Dean George F. Shepard Liberal Arts Scholarship
Awarded annually to a full-time, returning/continuing student, majoring in the Liberal Arts. Student must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and demonstrate...
Awarded annually to a full-time, returning/continuing student, majoring...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $3000.00
Ended
$3000.00 Dean George F. Shepard STEM Scholarship
Awarded annually to a full-time, returning/continuing student, majoring in the STEM fields. Student must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and demonstrate...
Awarded annually to a full-time, returning/continuing student, majoring...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $3000.00
Ended
$750.00 Dr. Nickles Scholarship
Awarded annually to a full- or part-time, returning/continuing female student, age 21 or older, with a family. Funds are given through the Women’s...
Awarded annually to a full- or part-time, returning/continuing female...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $750.00
Ended
$2,500.00 Frommer Family Scholarship
Awarded annually to a full-time, entering student, who is graduating from Valley Central High School, shows academic merit and demonstrable need....
Awarded annually to a full-time, entering student, who is graduating...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $2,500.00
Ended
$0.00 James Hannigan '53 Athletic Scholarship
James Hannigan graduated in 1953. He was a two-year performer at 147 pounds for the wrestling team. He was instrumental in helping to establish the...
James Hannigan graduated in 1953. He was a two-year performer at 147...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $0.00
Ended
$200.00 Marchessa Morrison Music Award
Awarded annually to a full- or part-time, returning/continuing Music student upon the recommendation of the members of the Music Department.
Awarded annually to a full- or part-time, returning/continuing Music...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $200.00
Ended
$1,500.00 Marshall & Sterling Health Professions Scholarship
Awarded annually to a full- or part-time, returning/continuing student, studying in the health professsions, and based on faculty recommendations.
Awarded annually to a full- or part-time, returning/continuing student,...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,500.00
Ended
$0.00 Newburgh Nursing Student Faculty Award
Awarded annually to a full- or part-time, graduating sudent majoring in Nursing at the Newburgh campus, who has displayed excellence in academics...
Awarded annually to a full- or part-time, graduating sudent majoring in...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $0.00
Ended
$200.00 NYS Archeological Association, Orange County Chapter, Memorial Scholarship
Established and sustained by a generous gift of the New York State Archeological Society, Orange County Chapter, in memory of a deceased member of...
Established and sustained by a generous gift of the New York State...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $200.00
Ended
$0.00 Quality Bus Scholarship
Awarded annually to a full- or part-time, entering student.
Awarded annually to a full- or part-time, entering student.
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $0.00
Ended
$0.00 Grace Reynolds Memorial Scholarship
Awarded to graduates of Goshen High School planning to attend Orange County Community College, full- or part-time, pursuing a Nursing degree. Award...
Awarded to graduates of Goshen High School planning to attend Orange...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $0.00
Ended
$400.00 Academic Advising Completion Scholarship
Awarded annually to a full- or part-time, returning/continuing student, to assist that individual to complete her/his degree at SUNY Orange. Award...
Awarded annually to a full- or part-time, returning/continuing student,...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $400.00
$500.00 Ada DeGeus Alumni Nursing Scholarship
Awarded annually to one (1) male and one (1) female, full-time, returning/continuing Nursing student, with a minimum of a 2.5 GPA.
Awarded annually to one (1) male and one (1) female, full-time,...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $500.00
$0.00 Alford Biology Scholarship
Awarded annually to a full- or part-time, returning/continuing student. Preference is for an individual who exhibits the qualities of a successful...
Awarded annually to a full- or part-time, returning/continuing student....
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $0.00
$1,100.00 Alice Curtis Desmond Memorial Scholarship
Awarded annually to a full-time, returning/continuing student in the Nursing Program, with demonstrable financial need.
Awarded annually to a full-time, returning/continuing student in the...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $1,100.00
$2,400.00 Amy Bull Crist Scholarship
Awarded annually in honor of Amy Bull Crist, who was a founder of SUNY Orange and a member of its Board of Trustees. Awarded to a full- or...
Awarded annually in honor of Amy Bull Crist, who was a founder of SUNY...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $2,400.00
$450.00 Annette A. Wahlen Memorial Scholarship
Established in memory of Annette A. Wahlen. Awarded annually to a full- or part-time, returning/continuing student in the Business Department, with...
Established in memory of Annette A. Wahlen. Awarded annually to a full-...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $450.00
$3,200.00 Apprentice Players Theatre Arts Scholarship
Awarded annually to a full-time, Returning/Continuing (second year) Theater Arts student with a 2.5 GPA. Theatre Arts with demonstrable financial...
Awarded annually to a full-time, Returning/Continuing (second year)...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $3,200.00
$500.00 Arleen Garvey Laurencell Memorial Scholarship
Awarded annually to a full- or part-time student majoring in Liberal Arts, dedication to community service and demonstrates financial need....
Awarded annually to a full- or part-time student majoring in Liberal...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $500.00
$0.00 Athletic Scholarships
Awarded annually to full-time, entering students, who participate in College athletic programs. Candidates must participate in the sports of...
Awarded annually to full-time, entering students, who participate in...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $0.00
$1,400.00 Audrey A. Reilly Memorial Music Scholarship
Established through the generosity of the late Professor Emeritus Charles J. Reilly in memory of his wife, Audrey. Awarded annually to a full- or...
Established through the generosity of the late Professor Emeritus...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $1,400.00
$300.00 Bertha & Nathan Mark Memorial Scholarship
Awarded annually to a full- or part-time, entering student, with demonstrable financial need and academic potential.
Awarded annually to a full- or part-time, entering student, with...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $300.00
$1,000.00 Bill and Mary Devitt Scholarship
Awarded annually to a full-time, entering student, who is a graduate of Valley Central High School, who has a high school GPA of 80 or higher....
Awarded annually to a full-time, entering student, who is a graduate of...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $1,000.00
$2,700.00 Boyd Foundation Scholarship
Awarded annually to a full-time, returning/continuing student, who must be a U.S. citizen, with demonstrable financial need.
Awarded annually to a full-time, returning/continuing student, who must...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $2,700.00
$1,000.00 Burton P. Hunter Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship is in honor of Burton P. Hunter and is awarded annually to a full- or part-time, returning/continuing student, in the Engineering...
This scholarship is in honor of Burton P. Hunter and is awarded annually...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $1,000.00
$500.00 Business Club Scholarship
Awarded annually to a full- or part-time, graduating student of the Business Department, continuing her/his business education at an institution of...
Awarded annually to a full- or part-time, graduating student of the...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $500.00
$250.00 Caitlin M. Hammaren Memorial Foundation and Arts Institute Scholarship
Awarded annually to a full- or part-time, returning/continuing student, majoring in Theatre Arts or Music, with a GPA of 2.5 or higher and have...
Awarded annually to a full- or part-time, returning/continuing student,...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $250.00
$600.00 Carol A. Gregory Nursing Scholarship
Established through the generosity of the family of Carol A. Gregory. This scholarship may be awarded to a full- or part-time, returning/continuing...
Established through the generosity of the family of Carol A. Gregory....
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $600.00
$2,500.00 Charles C. and Vivian S. Chappell Scholarship
Awarded annually to a full-time, returning/continuing student, with a strong academic record, who has provided service to the College and has...
Awarded annually to a full-time, returning/continuing student, with a...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $2,500.00
$500.00 Charles J. and Ruth C. Cawein Scholarship
Charles J. Cawein, the first student to apply and be accepted to Orange County Community College, and his wife Ruth C. (Wesley) Cawein, a former...
Charles J. Cawein, the first student to apply and be accepted to Orange...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $500.00
$1,200.00 Charles J. Reilly Business Education Scholarship
Established by the late Professor Emeritus Charles J. Reilly. Awarded annually to a full- or part-time, graduating student of the Business...
Established by the late Professor Emeritus Charles J. Reilly. Awarded...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $1,200.00
$0.00 Chris G. Chachis Memorial Scholarship
Awarded annually in memory of Chris Chachis—former coach, professor, and athletic Director. Available to one (1) male and one (1) female full- or...
Awarded annually in memory of Chris Chachis—former coach, professor, and...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $0.00
$2,500.00 Christine M. Morrison Scholarship
Awarded annually to a full- or part-time, graduating student, who plans to continue her/his education at an institution of higher learning. Award...
Awarded annually to a full- or part-time, graduating student, who plans...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $2,500.00
$0.00 Christopher J. Basta Memorial Scholarship
Awarded annually to a full- or part-time, graduating student, continuing her/his studies in Health, Physical Education or Environmental Science at...
Awarded annually to a full- or part-time, graduating student, continuing...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $0.00
$1,500.00 Claudine M. Leduc Scholarship
Established and sustained by Raymond M. Leduc, Sr. in memory of his wife Claudine. Awarded annually to a full- or part-time, returning/continuing...
Established and sustained by Raymond M. Leduc, Sr. in memory of his wife...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $1,500.00
$1,000.00 Coldwell Banker Currier & Lazier Scholarship
Awarded annually to a full-time, returning/continuing Business Program student with demonstrable financial need.
Awarded annually to a full-time, returning/continuing Business Program...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $1,000.00
$250.00 Colonel John T. Westermeier Award
Established and generously supported in memory of Col. John T. Westermeier. Awarded annually to a full- or part-time, graduating student. The award...
Established and generously supported in memory of Col. John T....
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $250.00
$750.00 Congelosi Family in Memory of the Solowinsky Family
Awarded annually to a full- or part-time, returning/continuing student in the Nursing Program, with a 3.0 or higher GPA, and who has completed at...
Awarded annually to a full- or part-time, returning/continuing student...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $750.00
$1,000.00 Corkey Siegel Scholarship in Music
Awarded annually to a full- or part-time, entering student, planning to major in Music at SUNY Orange. Candidate must be a graduate from an Orange...
Awarded annually to a full- or part-time, entering student, planning to...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $1,000.00
$1,000.00 COTA Creating Opportunity to Achieve
Awarded annually to a full- or part-time, returning/continuing student in the Bridges Program, who has demonstrable financial need. Student must be...
Awarded annually to a full- or part-time, returning/continuing student...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $1,000.00
$1,000.00 Danny Prial Memorial Scholarship
Awarded annually to a Returning/Continuing student with a minimum 3.0 GPA and need based. Preference given to a veteran student.
Awarded annually to a Returning/Continuing student with a minimum 3.0...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $1,000.00
$750.00 Danskammer Energy & Hudson Valley Builders Scholarship
Awarded annually to a full- or part-time, entering student.
Awarded annually to a full- or part-time, entering student.
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $750.00
$450.00 David Kotler Memorial Scholarship
Established in memory of David Kotler. Awarded annually to a full- or part-time, graduating student, who intends to continue her/his education at...
Established in memory of David Kotler. Awarded annually to a full- or...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $450.00
$0.00 Dean George F. Shepard Endowed Memorial Scholarship
Established through a bequest of the estate of the beloved Dean George F. Shepard. Awarded annually to a full-time, entering student, from each of...
Established through a bequest of the estate of the beloved Dean George...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $0.00