Transfer Student Scholarship Opportunities

In order to be considered for Fredonia scholarships, all Transfer applicants must complete the admission application process (complete and submit either a SUNY Application or The Common Application).

If you applied for admission using the SUNY Application, you're required to complete the 'Part II' Supplemental Application form.  You will be required to enter your Fredonia ID and PIN number (your date of birth in MMDDYY form) to access the form.  You can also view the status of your admission application by clicking here.

If you applied for admission using The Common Application, you've already completed your 'Part II' Supplemental Application as part of the Common Application.  You can check the status of your admission application online by clicking here.  You will be required to enter your Fredonia ID and PIN number (your date of birth in MMDDYY form) to access the form.

Scholarship recipients will be notified on a rolling basis beginning January through March with a response date of May 1. Scholarship review continues until all awards are offered and accepted.

Scholarships Awarded Transfer Students and Minimum Criteria for Consideration

Fredonia Transfer Scholar Award 

This scholarship is a one-time $1,500 award offered to transfer students who have received at least 12 credits from an accredited two year college or another four-year institution and have a 3.3 cumulative average or above.  Student's must be enrolled full time each semester to receive this scholarship for the first year. USA and Seager Scholars from Jamestown Community College may also be eligible for this award.  This scholarship is specifically designated for fees, room, food, books, personal & travel cost of attendance components.

Good Neighbor Award

Beginning in Fall 2020, residents of Pennsylvania and Ohio are eligible for a $6,000 Good Neighbor Award (equally distributed $3,000 each semester)  to reduce their out-of-state tuition. This award is for all Pennsylvania and Ohio residents or those who attend their last two years of High School, and graduated, in those states who do not qualify for in-state tuition in New York. This award is renewable for 3 years at Fredonia so long as you stay in good academic standing, enroll as a full-time student, and maintain residence outside of New York State. 

President's Out Of State Scholar Award (Pennsylvania & Ohio, residents, see the Good Neighbor Award)

This scholarship is a renewable $5,000 per year award (equally distributed $2,500 each semester) offered to non New York State residents.

Incoming non-New York state residents admitted as an undergraduate transfer student are eligible based on academic merit. Students are automatically reviewed for this merit based award. In order to receive this award, students are required to enroll as full-time students and maintain residence outside of New York State.

The scholarship is renewable for up to four years for entering transfer students, provided the student maintains the required 2.8 GPA, makes normal academic progress toward graduation, maintains a record of good student conduct, and stays enrolled full-time.  This scholarship is targeted to support "non-tuition" related expenses of the recipient including fees, room and board, books, personal, travel, along with other expenses related to special experiences like study abroad, etc.

Selection: The Director of Admissions will choose the award recipients based on their admissions application and a minimum 2.0 GPA.  There is no separate application required.  Students will be informed of the award in writing shortly after being admitted.

Alumni Scholarships

The Fredonia Alumni Association awards scholarships yearly to students who are children or grandchildren of Fredonia Alumni. Interested persons should contact the Alumni Affairs Office at 716-673-3553 for more information.

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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