Returning Student Scholarship Opportunities

Departmental Scholarships/Awards

Following is a list of departments that currently offer scholarships. The awards are based on academics, talent and particulars within the discipline. Interested persons should contact the department in their major directly to obtain specific requirements and application procedures for these awards.

* School of Music Scholarships are awarded to qualified returning students. Factors considered in awarding scholarships are music talent and accomplishments, academic achievement and service to the School of Music. Students wishing to be considered for scholarship assistance must submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Prospective students must also audition prior to March 15 for fall semester scholarship consideration. Questions regarding music scholarships should be directed to Director, School of Music, Mason Hall, Fredonia, Fredonia, NY 14063.

Scholarships Open to All Majors

Scholarships are awarded to incoming students and continuing students who demonstrate outstanding academic aptitude, financial need and/or personal qualifications, and who have been recommended by the College Scholarship Committee. Separate applications are not required, qualified students are automatically considered for these scholarships and awards based on pre-established criteria.

SUNY Empire State Diversity Honors Scholarship

This scholarship is a one time $1,000 award offered to students who will make a contribution to the diversity of the student body in their program or school, primarily by demonstrating that they have overcome a disadvantage or other impediment to success in higher education.

Private Scholarships:

You must search for private scholarships on your own, but here is a list of resources to get you started. Check with any public library for more scholarship listings

FastWEB (Financial Aid search through the WEB) 

is the largest and most complete scholarship search on the Internet. It provides access to a searchable database of over 400,000 private sector scholarships, fellowships, grants, and student loans. Used by colleges across the United States, fastWEB is now available to you FREE through the World Wide Web, courtesy of Fredonia and, L.L.C.

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