First-Year Scholarship Opportunities

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

Scholarship recipients will be notified of awards on a rolling basis from December through March with a response date of May 1. Many of the scholarships require students to live on campus. SAT scores are critical reading and math combined. Such specific requirements will be noted in the award letter. Scholarship review continues until all awards are offered and accepted.

Scholarships Awarded to First-Year and Minimum Criteria for Consideration

President's Award of Excellence

The President’s Award of Excellence is a renewable $3,000 merit-based award to entering first-year students for Fall who plan to live on campus. Minimum requirements for consideration are a 95 unweighted high school average, and one of the following: 1080 New SAT (EBRW + Math after March 2016), or 1000 Old SAT (Critical Reading + Mathematics), or 22 ACT Composite score. Once enrolled the student must achieve a minimum 2.8 GPA to retain this award.

Fredonia Scholar Award

The Fredonia Scholar Award is a renewable $2,500 merit-based award to entering first-year students for Fall who plan to live on campus. Minimum qualifications for this merit award are a 93 unweighted high school average, and one of the following: 1080 New SAT (EBRW + Math after March 2016), or 1000 Old SAT (Critical Reading + Mathematics), or 22 ACT Composite score. Once enrolled the student must achieve a minimum 2.8 GPA to retain this award.

Dean's Scholar Award

This is a renewable $2,000 scholarship awarded to entering first-year students for Fall who plan to live on campus. Minimum qualifications for this merit award are a 90 unweighted high school average, and one of the following: 1080 New SAT (EBRW + Math after March 2016), or 1000 Old SAT (Critical Reading + Mathematics), or 22 ACT Composite score. Once enrolled the student must achieve a minimum 2.8 GPA to retain this award.

Fredonia Promise Award

This is a renewable $1,500 award is for first-year students who plan to live on campus. Minimum qualifications for this merit award are an 87 unweighted high school average, and one of the following: 1080 New SAT (EBRW + Math after March 2016), or 1000 Old SAT (Critical Reading + Mathematics), or 22 ACT Composite score. Once enrolled the student must achieve a minimum 2.8 GPA to retain this award.

Honors Program Scholarship

This $1,500 one-time Honors Program scholarship is designed for students who are invited to join the honors program in the fall of their first year. Students with a 90 or better HS Average and a 1150 or better composite SAT score or 25 or better ACT score are invited to apply and instructed to write an essay. Essays are reviewed by the Honors Program Director and successful candidates are then invited to join the Honors Program and offered the one-time scholarship of $1,500.

*Special requirements: Students must be invited to apply and must write an essay to be evaluated by the Honors Program Director.

Yunghans-Mirabelli Science Achievement Award

This $8,000 scholarship will be offered to students entering as a first-year student in the Fall. This award is renewable up to three additional years for a full-time student maintaining a 3.25 GPA. Available to Biology and Molecular Genetics majors. Minimum qualifications for consideration are a 92% unweighted high school average, 1,250 SAT or 28 ACT, along with strong Regents test scores in both Science and Math. Summer research opportunities may also be available.

Kelly/Kaminsky Chemistry Achievement Award

This $8,000 scholarship will be offered to students entering as a first-year student in the Fall. This award is renewable up to three additional years for a full-time student maintaining a 3.25 GPA. Available to Bio-Chemistry and Chemistry majors. Minimum qualifications for consideration are a 92% unweighted high school average, 1,250 SAT or 28 ACT, along with strong Regents test scores in both Science and Math. Summer research opportunities may also be available.

President's Science/Math Scholarship

The President's Science/Math Scholarship is $4,000, will be awarded to new incoming first-year students for Fall and are renewable for up to three years for full-time students that maintain a 3.0 GPA. To be eligible to be considered for this award, a student should have at least a 90 high school average and a 1200 SAT score (Critical Reading and Math combined) or an ACT composite score of at last 27. Eligible majors include; Biology, Molecular Genetics, Chemistry, Bio-Chemistry, Physics, Math and Geo-Science. Education majors are eligible.

Education Committee of Friends Scholarship

A $2000 one-time recruitment scholarship for academically qualified freshman in the College of Education. The student need not apply, as the award is based on high school grades, test scores, leadership activities, and major.

Keeper of the Dream Scholarship

Renewable $4,000 award given to high school students who graduate in the top 10% of their class. Minimum requirements are a 87 unweighted high school average, 1100 SAT or 25 ACT score, involvement in multicultural activities, and demonstration of leadership and community service, as well as a commitment to pluralism. Once the student is enrolled they must achieve a minimum of 3.00 GPA to retain this award. A separate application and essay is required. For more information contact the Office of Multicultural Affairs at (716) 673-3398.

President's Out Of State Scholar 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 undergraduate freshman 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, maintain residence outside of New York State, and live in a university residence hall.

The scholarship is renewable for up to four years for entering freshman, provided the student maintains the required 2.8 GPA, makes normal academic progress toward graduation, maintains a record of good student conduct, lives on campus and stays enrolled full-time.

Selection: The Director of Admissions will choose the award recipients based on their admissions application, SAT scores and high school grades. There is no separate application required. Students will be informed of the award in writing shortly after being admitted.

International Scholar Award

All new international students will be considered for renewable scholarships ranging from $1,500 to $3,000.

In order to be considered for these awards, students are required to enroll as full-time students, maintain residence outside of New York State and international student status, maintain normal academic progress, live in a university residence hall and maintain a 2.8 GPA.

School of Music Scholarships

School of Music Scholarships are awarded to qualified new students. Factors considered in awarding scholarships are music talent and accomplishments, academic achievement, and service to the School of Music. 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.

SUNY Empire State Diversity Honors Scholarship

This scholarship is a renewable $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. Minimum qualifications are a 87 unweighted high school average. Once the student is enrolled they must achieve a minimum GPA of 2.75 to retain this award.

Carnahan-Jackson Scholarship

This scholarship is a one-time $4,000 award offered to incoming freshman and transfer students who demonstrate academic promise with preference given to qualified students from the Jamestown, NY area. Students who have a minimum unweighted high school average of 92 and a minimum 1250 SAT or 28 ACT score, or a transfer grade point average of 3.5, are eligible.

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 (web based private scholarship search)

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 fastWEB.com, L.L.C.

Hispanic College Fund (HCF)

HCF has a variety of scholarship programs available for undergraduate students. Click here for more information regarding the Hispanic College Fund.

 

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State University of New York at Fredonia
Fredonia, NY 14063
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