All Opportunities

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
$1,000.00 Jack Pollets Memorial Scholarship
Awarded annually to a full-time, Returning/Continuing student, with...
Deadline03/31/2023
$1,500.00 James Hannigan '53 Athletic Scholarship
James Hannigan graduated in 1953. He was a two-year performer at 147...
Deadline03/31/2023
Varies James Ottaway Jr. Honors Scholarship
Two scholarships for full-time, Returning/Continuing students in the...
Deadline03/31/2023
Varies James Ottaway Jr. Honors Scholarship
Two scholarships for full-time Entering students in the Honors Program:...
Deadline03/31/2023
$175.00 James Thomas Holmbraker Memorial Scholarship
Established through the generosity of SUNY Orange colleague Steve...
Deadline03/31/2023
$180.00 Jesse A. Bookstaver Memorial Scholarship
Established through a bequest of Carrie Bookstaver, wife of the late...
Deadline03/31/2023
$1,000.00 John and Deb Rath Healthcare Scholarship
Established through the generosity of John and Deb Rath. Awarded...
Deadline03/31/2023
$110.00 John B. Parkhurst Creative Writing Award
Awarded annually to either a full- or part-time, Graduating student,...
Deadline03/31/2023
$1,000.00 John H. Morrison Memorial Scholarship
Established in memory of John H. Morrison. Awarded annually to a full-...
Deadline03/31/2023
$600.00 Joseph and Judith E. Dryer Famellette and Thea D. Fry Scholarship
Awarded to a full- or part-time, Entering student, who played varsity...
Deadline03/31/2023
$600.00 Joseph and Judith E. Dryer Famellette and Thea D. Fry Scholarship
Awarded to a full- or part-time, Returning/Continuing student, who...
Deadline03/31/2023
$500.00 Josh Depew Memorial Scholarship *
Established in memory of Josh Depew, who was a graduate of Valley...
Deadline03/31/2023
$300.00 Judi Jaffe, RN, Nursing Scholarship
Established in memory of SUNY Orange Nursing Professor Judi Jaffe....
Deadline03/31/2023
$1,000.00 June M. Simpson Memorial Nursing Scholarship
Awarded annually to a full- or part-time, Graduating student of the...
Deadline03/31/2023
$235.00 Kathryn Murphy Memorial Scholarship
Awarded annually to a full- or part-time, Returning/Continuing student,...
Deadline03/31/2023
Varies Key Bank Scholarship
Awarded annually to a New York State resident, full- or part-time,...
Deadline03/31/2023
$1,000.00 KeyBank Community Scholarship
Awarded to (1) Entering and (1) Returning/Continuing, full- or part-time...
Deadline03/31/2023
$1,000.00 KeyBank Community Scholarship
Awarded to (1) Entering and (1) Returning/Continuing, full- or part-time...
Deadline03/31/2023
$500.00 Kim Illobre '09 Memorial Math Scholarship
Established in memory of Mathematics alumna Kim Illobre. Awarded...
Deadline03/31/2023
$1,100.00 Kiwanis Club of Middletown
Awarded annually to an Entering Middletown High School graduate,...
Deadline03/31/2023
$2,000.00 Lakeland Bank Scholarship
Awarded annually to a full-time, Returning/Continuing student, pursuing...
Deadline03/31/2023
$1,300.00 Leeson Family Scholarship, In Loving Memory of Andrew James Leeson
Awarded annually to a full-time Entering student, majoring in...
Deadline03/31/2023
$1,100.00 Lillian and Theron Cary & Leonard Gertrude Goldschmidt Scholarship
Awarded annually to a full-time Entering student, who graduated from...
Deadline03/31/2023
$130.00 Louise Hultgren Memorial Scholarship
Awarded annually to a full- or part-time, Returning/Continuing, worthy...
Deadline03/31/2023
$440.00 M & T Bank Scholarship
Awarded annually to a full- or part-time, Entering student with...
Deadline03/31/2023
$1,000.00 Maloney Family Nursing Scholarship
Awarded annually to a part-time, Returning/Continuing Nursing student,...
Deadline03/31/2023
$150.00 Marchessa Morrison Music Award
Awarded annually to a full- or part-time, Returning/Continuing Music...
Deadline03/31/2023
$1,300.00 Margaret Botti Dental Hygiene Scholarship
Awarded annually to a full- or part-time, Returning/Continuing Dental...
Deadline03/31/2023
$290.00 Marie Ann Dulzer Communication & Theatre Scholarship
Awarded annually to a full- or part-time, Returning/Continuing student...
Deadline03/31/2023
Varies Markovits Business Scholarship
Awarded in honor of Professors Martin Junice Markovits and Samuel...
Deadline03/31/2023
$100.00 Mary B. Diana Scholarship
Awarded annually to a full- or part-time, Graduating, female athlete in...
Deadline03/31/2023
$1,175.00 Max & Herbert Menter Business Scholarship
Awarded to a full- or part-time, Returning/Continuing student and Orange...
Deadline03/31/2023
$1,500.00 Max & Herbert Menter Memorial Scholarship
Awarded to a full- or part-time, Entering, Middletown area student,...
Deadline03/31/2023
$210.00 Max H. Golub Memorial Faculty Award
Established in memory of Max Golub. Awarded annually to a full- or...
Deadline03/31/2023
$1,000.00 Michael Gilfeather Scholarship
Awarded annually to a full-time, Entering student, who is a first...
Deadline03/31/2023
$500.00 Michael J. White Scholarship for Human Services
Awarded annually to a full-time, Entering student, majoring in Human...
Deadline03/31/2023
$750.00 Mid-Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union Scholarship
Awarded annually to a full-time, Returning/Continuing student,...
Deadline03/31/2023
$500.00 Mid-Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union Scholarship (E)
Awarded annually to a full- or part-time Entering, adult student, who...
Deadline03/31/2023
$1,000.00 Middletown Lions BRIDGES Scholarship
Awarded annually to a full- or part-time, Returning/Continuing student...
Deadline03/31/2023
$500.00 Middletown Lions Club Scholarship
Awarded annually to a full-time, Entering student, who is a graduate of...
Deadline03/31/2023
$1,000.00 Moses D. Stivers Memorial Scholarship in Global Studies
Established by Robert Stivers in honor of former SUNY Orange languages...
Deadline03/31/2023
$1,000.00 New York State United Teachers (NYSUT) Scholarship
This scholarship is offered by the New York State United Teachers...
Deadline03/31/2023
$1,000.00 Newburgh Nursing Student Faculty Award
Awarded annually to a full- or part-time, Graduating student majoring in...
Deadline03/31/2023
$1,500.00 NY Firefighters or NY Police Officers Foundation Scholarship
Awarded annually to a full- or part-time, Returning/Continuing student,...
Deadline03/31/2023
$1,500.00 NY Firefighters or NY Police Officers Foundation Scholarship
Awarded annually to a full- or part-time, Entering student, whose direct...
Deadline03/31/2023
$200.00 NYS Archeological Association, Orange County Chapter, Memorial Scholarship
Established and sustained by a generous gift of the New York State...
Deadline03/31/2023
$980.00 Odell S. Hathaway Memorial Scholarship
Awarded annually to a full- or part-time, Graduating student studying...
Deadline03/31/2023
$1,500.00 Orange & Rockland Utilities Scholarship
Awarded annually to a full- or part-time, Entering student, with...
Deadline03/31/2023
$1,500.00 Orange & Rockland Utilities Scholarship (E)
Awarded annually to a full-time, Entering student, with demonstrable...
Deadline03/31/2023
$440.00 Orange County Society of New York for Collegiate Study Scholarship
Awarded annually to a full- or part-time, Graduating student, who plans...
Deadline03/31/2023