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

We will be accepting scholarship applications for the 2023-2024 academic year for SUNY Orange Graduating, Returning/Continuing and Entering Students from January 9, 2023 to March 31, 2023.

All 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 Office at (845) 341-4725 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. Students sign in using their A# and password—complete the General Application, certify and click to Submit the application. Next, the appropriate Conditional Application (divided by enrollment status) will be available for the student to answer questions, required references, and essays—certify and click to Submit the application. The application will be in draft mode until all required questions are completed. The student will be notified through email of any outstanding items needed to submit their application. Once completed and the application is certified and submitted, the student’s application will flow to review during that process date.

Once you complete your 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.

Helpful Tips :

Reading/Writing Lab will be offering guidance for writing your essays (more details to follow).
Watch this video for tips on writing your essays: Essay Video
Watch this video for tips on writing a great thank you letter: Thank You Video

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

IMPORTANT DATES:
GRADUATINGAward Date: April 12, 2023; Acceptance Date: April 21, 2023
ENTERINGAward Date: May 17, 2023; Acceptance Date: May 31, 2023
RETURNING/CONTINUINGAward Date: May 18, 2023; Acceptance Date: June 1, 2023
ENTERING 2ND ROUNDAward Date: TBA; Acceptance Date: TBA

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
$640.00 Dean Robert Greenman Scholarship
Awarded annually to a full- or part-time, Returning/Continuing student,...
Ended
$750.00 Dr. Nickles Scholarship
Awarded annually to a full- or part-time Returning/Continuing, female...
Ended
$0.00 Dan Miller Memorial Scholarship
The Hudson Valley NABA created this scholarship in memory of Dan Miller...
Ended
$1,000.00 Gail A. Byeff Scholarship
Established in honor of Gail A. Byeff (nee Russell), who attended OCCC...
Ended
$1,000.00 John H. Morrison Memorial Scholarship
Established in memory of John H. Morrison. Awarded annually to a full-...
Ended
$2,000.00 Lillian and Theron Cary & Leonard Gertrude Goldschmidt Scholarship
Awarded annually to a full-time Entering student, who graduated from...
Ended
$1,000.00 Michael Gilfeather Scholarship
Awarded annually to a full-time, Entering student, who is a first...
Ended
$1,500.00 Orange & Rockland Utilities Scholarship
Awarded annually to a full- or part-time, Entering student, with...
Ended
$0.00 Orange & Rockland Utilities Scholarship (E)
Awarded annually to a full-time, Entering student, with demonstrable...
Ended
$2,500.00 Peter Alberghini Memorial Scholarship
A memorial scholarship created in honor of community leader Peter...
Ended
$500.00 Robert T. Oliver Visual Arts Scholarship
Awarded annually to a full or part-time Entering student, studying...
Ended
$500.00 Spencer McLaughlin Scholarship
Awarded to a full- or part-time, Entering student, that has recently...
Ended
$2,400.00 Suehnholz Family Scholarship
Established through the generosity of the Keith Suehnholz Family....
Ended
$1,500.00 SUNY Orange Board of Trustees Scholarship
Established and sustained through the generosity of members of the SUNY...
Ended
$500.00 Timothy S. Stallone Memorial Scholarship
Awarded to a full or part-time student with financial need studying in...
Ended
$500.00 Ada DeGeus Alumni Nursing Scholarship
Awarded annually to one (1) male and one (1) female, full-time,...
$1,000.00 Alford Biology Scholarship
Awarded annually to a full- or part-time, Graduating student. Preference...
$1,500.00 Alice Curtis Desmond Memorial Scholarship
Awarded annually to a full-time, Returning/Continuing student in the...
$1,800.00 Amy Bull Crist Scholarship
Awarded annually in honor of Amy Bull Crist, who was a founder of SUNY...
$300.00 Annette A. Whalen Memorial Scholarship
Established in memory of Annette A. Wahlen. Awarded annually to a full-...
$2,500.00 Apprentice Players Theatre Arts Scholarship
Awarded annually to a full-time, Returning/Continuing (second year)...
"Varies" Athletic Scholarship
Awarded annually to full-time, Entering students, who participate in...
$1,100.00 Audrey A. Reilly Memorial Music Scholarship
Established through the generosity of the late Professor Emeritus...
$200.00 Bertha & Nathan Mark Memorial Scholarship
Awarded annually to a full- or part-time, Entering student, with...
$1,000.00 Bill and Mary Devitt Scholarship
Awarded annually to a full-time, Entering student, who is a graduate of...
$3,400.00 Boyd Foundation Scholarship
Awarded annually to a full-time, Returning/Continuing student, who must...
$1,000.00 Burton P. Hunter Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship is in honor of Burton P. Hunter and is awarded annually...
$500.00 Business Club Scholarship
Awarded annually to a full- or part-time, Graduating student of the...
$1,500.00 Caitlin M. Hammaren Memorial Foundation and Arts Institute Scholarship
Awarded annually to a full- or part-time, Returning/Continuing student,...
$450.00 Carol A. Gregory Nursing Scholarship
Established through the generosity of the family of Carol A. Gregory....
$2,500.00 Charles C. and Vivian S. Chappell Scholarship
Awarded annually to a full-time, Returning/Continuing student, with a...
$1,000.00 Charles J. and Ruth C. Cawein Scholarship
Charles J. Cawein, the first student to apply and be accepted to Orange...
$930.00 Charles J. Reilly Business Education Scholarship
Established by the late Professor Emeritus Charles J. Reilly. Awarded...
$275.00 Charles Toole Memorial Music Scholarship
Established in honor of Charles Toole. Awarded annually to a full- or...
$1,000.00 Chris G. Chachis Alumni Scholarship
Awarded annually to a full- or part-time, Graduating student, who has...
$500.00 Chris G. Chachis Memorial Scholarship
Awarded annually in memory of Chris Chachis—former coach, professor, and...
$2,500.00 Christine M. Morrison Scholarship
Awarded annually to a full- or part-time, Graduating student, who plans...
$360.00 Christopher J. Basta Memorial Scholarship
Awarded annually to a full- or part-time, Graduating student, continuing...
$1,500.00 Claudine M. Leduc Memorial Scholarship
Established and sustained by Raymond M. Leduc, Sr. in memory of his wife...
$0.00 Coldwell Banker Currier & Lazier Scholarship
Awarded annually to a full-time, Returning/Continuing, Business Program...
$190.00 Colonel John T. Westermeier Award
Established and generously supported in memory of Col. John T....
$500.00 Congelosi Family in Memory of the Solowinsky Family
Awarded annually to a full- or part-time, Returning/Continuing student...
$1,000.00 Corkey Siegel Scholarship in Music
Awarded annually to a full- or part-time, Entering student, planning to...
$1,000.00 COTA Creating Opportunity to Achieve
Awarded annually to a full- or part-time, Returning/Continuing student...
$100.00 Daniel T. Molloy Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship was established in memory of Daniel T. Molloy who was a...
$1,000.00 Danny Prial Memorial Scholarship
Awarded annually to a full- or part-time Returning/Continuing student,...
$330.00 David Kotler Memorial Scholarship
Established in memory of David Kotler. Awarded annually to a full- or...
$200.00 Dawn Froelich Memorial Scholarship
Awarded annually in memory of Dawn Froelich to a full-time,...
$3,000.00 Dean George F. Shepard Arts and Communication Scholarship
Awarded annually to a full-time, Returning/Continuing student, majoring...
$3,000.00 Dean George F. Shepard Business Scholarship
Awarded annually to a full-time Returning/Continuing student, majoring...