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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
$3,000.00 Dean George F. Shepard Education and Human Services Scholarship
Awarded annually to a full-time Returning/Continuing student, majoring...
$3,000.00 Dean George F. Shepard Endowed Memorial Scholarship
Established through a bequest of the estate of the beloved Dean George...
$3,000.00 Dean George F. Shepard Health Professions Scholarship
Awarded annually to a full-time Returning/Continuing student, majoring...
$3,000.00 Dean George F. Shepard Liberal Arts Scholarship
Awarded annually to a full-time Returning/Continuing student, majoring...
$500.00 Dean George F. Shepard Outstanding Citizen Scholarship
Established in honor of Dean George F. Shepard. Awarded annually to one...
$3,000.00 Dean George F. Shepard STEM Scholarship
Awarded annually to a full-time Returning/Continuing student, majoring...
$1,600.00 Diana Family Scholarship
Awarded annually in honor of Edward Diana, former County Executive, to a...
$1,000.00 Dietz Horticulture Scholarship
Established through a generous bequest of Rachel Dietz of Port Jervis....
$3,000.00 Doehla Family Scholarship
Awarded annually to a full-time or part-time, Entering student, majoring...
$1,000.00 Donald & Arleen Garvey Laurencell Memorial Scholarship
Awarded annually to a full- or part-time Returning/Continuing student,...
$140.00 Dr. Andrew C. Godwin Dental Hygiene Scholarship
Established in 1977 in honor of Dr. Godwin, and awarded annually to a...
$0.00 Dr. Cortland R. Mapes Biology Scholarship
Awarded annually in honor of SUNY Orange faculty member Dr. Cortland R....
$1,800.00 Dr. Edwin H. Miner Memorial Scholarship
Established in honor of the first president of Orange County Community...
$580.00 Dr. Hannah Vuolo Memorial Scholarship
Awarded to a full- or part-time, Graduating student, planning to...
$730.00 Dr. Harold L. Mamelok Memorial Scholarship
Established in memory of Dr. Harold Mamelok, Chief of Pathology at...
$1,200.00 Dr. Harold W. Morgans Scholarship
Established through a generous bequest of Lucille L. Morgans, in memory...
$450.00 Dr. James Lynch Memorial Scholarship
Awarded annually to a full- or part-time, Returning/Continuing student,...
$500.00 Dr. Kristine Young Scholarship
Created in honor of the current SUNY Orange President, Dr. Kristine M....
$1,500.00 Dr. Manuel Rosenblum Theater Scholarship
Awarded annually to a full- or part-time, Graduating student, pursuing...
$395.00 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Scholarship
Awarded annually to a full- or part-time, Returning/Continuing,...
$475.00 Dr. Marvin Feman Scholarship
Established in honor of former Arts & Communication Department Chair,...
$2,500.00 Dr. Paul C. and Ida Lipschutz Scholarship
Awarded annually to a full-time, Returning/Continuing student, with a...
$0.00 E. Bash Soderlund and Barbara Soderlund Mentoring Fund
Awarded annually to a full- or part-time, Entering female student, age...
$1,000.00 Edwin J. & Rachel Dietz Scholarship
Established through a generous bequest of Rachel Dietz of Port Jervis....
$1,500.00 Elinor and Maynard Marks Family Scholarship
Awarded annually to a full- or part-time, Returning/Continuing, female...
$1,900.00 Elizabeth Parkhurst Memorial Scholarship
Established through the generous bequest of Elizabeth Parkhurst. Awarded...
$500.00 Engel Nursing Scholarship
Awarded annually to a full-time, Returning/Continuing student, studying...
$500.00 Evening Nursing Scholarship
Awarded annually to a full- or part-time, Graduating student of the...
$500.00 Faculty/Staff Graduating Scholarship
Established though the generosity of SUNY Orange faculty and staff....
$1,500.00 Faculty/Staff Returning Scholarship
Established through the generosity of SUNY Orange faculty and staff....
$500.00 Floyd Hood Memorial Physical Therapy Scholarship
Awarded annually to a full- or part-time, Returning/Continuing student,...
$1,000.00 Francis and Christine Peverly Scholarship
Awarded annually to a full- or part-time, Returning/Continuing student,...
$2,500.00 Frommer Family Scholarship
Awarded annually to a full-time, Entering student, who is graduating...
$2,800.00 Genevieve K. Cohen Nursing Scholarship
Awarded annually to a full-time, Returning/Continuing Nursing student....
$740.00 George F. Large Memorial Scholarship
Awarded annually to a full- or part-time, Graduating student of the...
$0.00 Gertrude and Reuben Mokotoff Memorial Scholarship
Awarded annually to a full-time, Returning/Continuing student in the...
$1,000.00 Goshen Rotary Club Scholarship
Awarded annually to a full- or part-time, Returning/Continuing student....
$350.00 Grace Reynolds Memorial Scholarship
Awarded to graduates of Goshen High School planning to attend Orange...
$2,200.00 H. Seeley McClure Memorial Scholarship
Established through a bequest of H. Seeley McClure. Awarded annually to...
$830.00 Hanorah M. "Dollie" Sweeney Memorial Lab School Scholarship
Established through a generous bequest of Hanorah M. “Dollie” Sweeney....
$725.00 Hanorah M. "Dollie" Sweeney Memorial MHS Freshman Scholarship
Established through a generous bequest of Hanorah M. “Dollie” Sweeney....
$590.00 Harold F. Ripley Scholarship
Established in memory of faculty member Harold. F. Ripley. Awarded...
$1,400.00 Harrington Bridges Scholarship
Awarded annually to a full- or part-time, Entering student in the...
$2,300.00 Helen K. and George R. (Bucky) Bartlett Jr. Memorial Scholarship
Awarded annually to a full- or part-time, Graduating student, continuing...
$300.00 Herbert M. Sussman Biology Scholarship
Awarded annually to a full- or part-time, Graduating student, majoring...
$360.00 Home Bureau Vertrees Ackerly Nursing Scholarship
Awarded annually to a full- or part-time, Returning/Continuing student...
$1,500.00 Hon. John Bonacic Scholarship
Awarded annually to a full- or part-time, Returning/Continuing student,...
$500.00 Hope Morin Memorial Scholarship
Awarded annually to a full- or part-time, Returning/Continuing student,...
$1,000.00 Iris Stedener Memorial Scholarship
Established through the generosity of the Iris Stedener Charitable...
$3,000.00 Irma Schwinger Memorial Scholarship
Established in Memory of Irma Schwinger. Awarded to a full- or...