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 

There are a number of transfer scholarship awards ranging from $1,000 to $2,000. Scholarships are offered only to transfer students who have received an Associate's Degree from an accredited two year college or another four-year institution.

For consideration, student should have a 3.5 cumulative average.  Students must maintain an overall cumulative 3.25 GPA to retain the scholarship for the second 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.

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 and maintain residence outside of New York State.

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, 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, 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.

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 (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 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 about the Hispanic College Fund.

Financial Aid Office Hours:
Academic Year:
8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Summer Hours:
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Financial Aid Walk-In Hours:
Monday 1 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday 1 p.m - 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday 1 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Thursday 1 p.m - 4:30 p.m.
Friday 1 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Financial Aid Office

209 Maytum Hall
State University of New York at Fredonia
Fredonia, NY 14063
(716) 673-3253
(716) 673-3785 Fax