All Opportunities

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

We will be accepting scholarship applications for the 2022-2023 academic year for SUNY Orange Entering Students Only from May 17, 2022 to July 15, 2022._

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, even if you have received a multi-year scholarship, such as the Presidential or Rowley scholarships. Please call the Foundation offices if you have any questions or concerns.

To apply for scholarships, you must first sign in with the same username and password you use to access your SUNY Orange email. 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.

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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, usually the Fall semester unless the student requests otherwise. 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 or to be put on hold, 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) 341-4725.

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
$750.00 Mid-Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union Scholarship
Awarded annually to a full-time, Entering student, demonstrating...
Ended
$1,000.00 Alford Biology Scholarship
Awarded annually to a full- or part-time, Graduating student. Preference...
Ended
$3,100.00 Amy Bull Crist Scholarship
Awarded annually in honor of Amy Bull Crist, who was a founder of SUNY...
Ended
$4,000.00 Apprentice Players Theatre Arts Scholarship
Awarded annually to a full-time, Graduating, Theater Arts student with a...
Ended
$0.00 Audrey A. Reilly Memorial Music Scholarship
Established through the generosity of the late Professor Emeritus...
Ended
$500.00 Business Club Scholarship
Awarded annually to a full- or part-time, Graduating student of the...
Ended
$750.00 Charles J. Reilly Business Education Scholarship
Established by the late Professor Emeritus Charles J. Reilly. Awarded...
Ended
$0.00 Chris G. Chachis Alumni Scholarship
Awarded annually to a full- or part-time, graduating student, who has...
Ended
$1,000.00 Chris G. Chachis Memorial Scholarship
Awarded annually in memory of Chris Chachis—former coach, professor, and...
Ended
$2,500.00 Christine M. Morrison Scholarship
Awarded annually to a full- or part-time, Graduating student, who plans...
Ended
$760.00 Christopher J. Basta Memorial Scholarship
Awarded annually to a full- or part-time, Graduating student, continuing...
Ended
$330.00 Colonel John T. Westermeier Award
Established and generously supported in memory of Col. John T....
Ended
$550.00 David Kotler Memorial Scholarship
Established in memory of David Kotler. Awarded annually to a full- or...
Ended
$2,500.00 Dr. Cortland R. Mapes Biology Scholarship
Awarded annually in honor of SUNY Orange faculty member Dr. Cortland R....
Ended
$1,000.00 Dr. Hannah Vuolo Memorial Scholarship
Awarded to a full- or part-time, Graduating student, planning to...
Ended
$1,500.00 Dr. Manuel Rosenblum Theater Scholarship
Awarded annually to a full- or part-time, Graduating student, pursuing...
Ended
$780.00 Dr. Marvin Feman Scholarship
Established in honor of former Arts & Communication Department Chair,...
Ended
$3,400.00 Elizabeth Parkhurst Memorial Scholarship
Established through the generous bequest of Elizabeth Parkhurst. Awarded...
Ended
$250.00 Evening Nursing Scholarship
Awarded annually to a full- or part-time, Graduating student of the...
Ended
$200.00 Faculty/Staff Graduating Scholarship
Established though the generosity of SUNY Orange faculty and staff....
Ended
$1,200.00 George F. Large Memorial Scholarship
Awarded annually to a full- or part-time, Graduating student of the...
Ended
$4,000.00 H. Seeley McClure Memorial Scholarship
Established through a bequest of H. Seeley McClure. Awarded annually to...
Ended
$4,100.00 Helen K. and George R. (Bucky) Bartlett Jr. Memorial Scholarship
Awarded annually to a full- or part-time, Graduating student, continuing...
Ended
$530.00 Herbert M. Sussman Biology Scholarship
Awarded annually to a full- or part-time, Graduating student, majoring...
Ended
$440.00 Ivan Medina Memorial Scholarship
Awarded annually to a full- or part-time, Graduating student, minority...
Ended
$175.00 John B. Parkhurst Creative Writing Award
Awarded annually to either a full- or part-time, Graduating student,...
Ended
$1,000.00 June M. Simpson Memorial Nursing Scholarship
Awarded annually to a full- or part-time, Graduating student of the...
Ended
$230.00 Mary B. Diana Scholarship
Awarded annually to a full- or part-time, Graduating, female athlete in...
Ended
$370.00 Max H. Golub Memorial Faculty Award
Established in memory of Max Golub. Awarded annually to a full- or...
Ended
$1,000.00 New York State United Teachers (NYSUT) Scholarship
This scholarship is offered by the New York State United Teachers...
Ended
$500.00 Newburgh Nursing Student Faculty Award
Awarded annually to a full- or part-time, Graduating student majoring in...
Ended
$1,500.00 Odell S. Hathaway Memorial Scholarship
Awarded annually to a full- or part-time, Graduating student studying...
Ended
$250.00 Orange County Master Gardener Scholarship
Awarded annually to a full- or part-time, Graduating student, who...
Ended
$770.00 Orange County Society of New York for Collegiate Study Scholarship
Awarded annually to a full- or part-time, Graduating student, who plans...
Ended
$2,300.00 Patrick B. Sweeney Annual Scholarship
Awarded annually to a full- or part-time, Graduating student, continuing...
Ended
$520.00 Ruth Pollack Memorial Scholarship
Awarded annually to a full- or part-time, Graduating student of the...
Ended
$1,400.00 Trustee Edward P. Dougherty Memorial Scholarship
Awarded annually in honor of Edward P. Dougherty, 1979 College Trustee,...
Ended
$740.00 Walter Albrecht Memorial Scholarship
Awarded annually to a full- or part-time, Graduating student, continuing...
Ended
$500.00 William F. Ehlers, Jr. Scholarship in Anthropology
Established by a generous gift of the Orange County Chapter, New York...
Ended
$430.00 William O. Bell Sr. Memorial Scholarship
Awarded annually to a full- or part-time, Graduating, Electrical...
Ended
$500.00 Ada DeGeus Alumni Nursing Scholarship
Awarded annually to one (1) male and one (1) female, full-time,...
Ended
$1,350.00 Alice Curtis Desmond Memorial Scholarship
Awarded annually to a full-time, Returning/Continuing student in the...
Ended
$580.00 Annette A. Whalen Memorial Scholarship
Established in memory of Annette A. Wahlen. Awarded annually to a full-...
Ended
"Varies" Athletic Scholarship
Awarded annually to full-time, Returning/Continuing students, who...
Ended
$500.00 Bernard & Patricia Pskowski Family Scholarship
Awarded annually to a full- or part-time Entering student, studying...
Ended
$390.00 Bertha & Nathan Mark Memorial Scholarship
Awarded annually to a full- or part-time, Entering student, with...
Ended
$1,000.00 Bill and Mary Devitt Scholarship
Awarded annually to a full-time, Entering student, who is a graduate of...
Ended
$3,400.00 Boyd Foundation Scholarship
Awarded annually to a full-time, Returning/Continuing student, who must...
Ended
$1,000.00 Burton P. Hunter Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship is in honor of Burton P. Hunter and is awarded annually...
Ended
$1,500.00 Caitlin M. Hammaren Memorial Foundation and Arts Institute Scholarship
Awarded annually to a full- or part-time, Returning/Continuing student,...
Ended