Grants & Scholarships

SUNY Fredonia Programs

Veterans Scholarship Fund - The SUNY Fredonia Veterans Scholarship Fund will provide financial support to academically meritorious students receiving veterans-related entitlements. The Scholarship will celebrate excellence of our students and the freedoms secured through sacrifices and patriotism of our veterans. Applications are available on the website.

Robert E. Rie Scholarship - The Office of Student Affairs is pleased to announce the availability of the Robert E. Rie Scholarship for children of Vietnam Veterans attending State University of New York at Fredonia. With funds provided through the estate of Dr. Robert E. Rie, Professor in the Foreign Languages Department from 1963-1975, the University Scholarship Committee will be awarding several $500 scholarships to students enrolled full time. Recipients will be selected by the Committee following a thorough review of all submitted applications and an evaluation of your academic achievement as a student at Fredonia.

Smith-Viggiani Veterans Scholarship - The Smith-Viggiani Veterans Scholarship will benefit four veterans who are undergraduate students at SUNY Fredonia annually. Each student will receive a non-renewable $5,000 scholarship for the academic year, with the funds applied to the cost of attending SUNY Fredonia. To be eligible for the Smith-Viggiani Veterans Scholarship, the student must be a veteran or a dependent of a veteran, be receiving federal veterans’ educational entitlements, exhibit academic merit and financial need as determined by the student’s FAFSA. Minimum academic requirements for consideration are a 90% unweighted high school average, and an 1150 SAT or 25 ACT score. Please note that this is a non-renewable scholarship which may be renewed pending the annual verification of funds received from the donor and provided the academic and financial criteria are met by the scholarship recipient.The scholarship recipients may be encouraged by the Veterans Affairs Coordinator to reapply annually as long as they were a full-time student, maintained a 3.25 GPA, and are making normal academic progress towards graduation. The ideal recipient of this scholarship would be an incoming freshman with academic ability, and with financial need that is not adequately covered by veterans’ educational entitlements. Prospective students must apply through the SUNY Fredonia Veterans Affairs Office.

Marine Gunnery Sergeant John David Fry Scholarship - Public Law 111-32, the Marine Gunnery Sergeant John David Fry Scholarship, amends the Post-9/11 GI Bill (Chapter 33) to include the childred of service members who die in the line of duty after September 10, 2001.  The benefit is effective August 1, 2009; the same day the Post-9/11 GI Bill takes effect.  Eligible children attending school may receive up to their full tuition and fees for a public school or a statuatory annual maximum amount for a public school, plus a monthly living stipend and book allowance under this program.  Children of an active duty member of the Armed Forces who has died in the line of duty on or after September 11, 2001, are eligible for this benefit.  A child may be married or over 23 and still be eligible.

New York State Programs

New York State Higher Education Services Corporation (HESC) - The HESC Military Corner provides up-to-date information to those who serve or previously served in the military, have received a Federal Family Education Loan, or are interested in obtaining grants and scholarships for higher education for themselves or their family members.

NYS Veterans Tuition Award - Veterans Tuition Awards (VTA) are awards for full-time study and part-time study for eligible veterans matriculated at an undergraduate or graduate degree-granting institution or in an approved vocational training program in New York State.

NYS Regents Awards for Children of Deceased and Disabled Veterans - Regents Awards for Children of Deceased and Disabled Veterans were created to provide financial aid to students whose parent(s) served in the U.S. Armed Forces during specified times of national emergency. 

Additional Programs

Troops to Teachers - If you are a veteran and plan to become a teacher, you may be eligible for some money. Click on the link above to find out more information. Scholarship Fund - This scholarship is for current and prospective ROTC program students, Active-duty military personnel with plans to attend college, honorably discharged veterans of the US military, and sons and daughters of veterans or active-duty military members.







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