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Scholarships Available at Alfred State

Scholarships Available at Alfred State

Alfred State is proud of its commitment to recognize outstanding students by offering numerous scholarships. Since it is the desire of Alfred State to award scholarships to as many students as possible, students do not receive more than one scholarship. Enrollment deposits must be paid by the due date in order to be eligible for scholarship consideration as well as to maintain any scholarship awards.

When multiple SAT score reports are submitted for scholarships requiring standardized test scores as a criteria, the highest composite score is used from either the old or new (beginning March 2016) exams; the SAT will not be superscored combining scores from both the old and new exams.  ACT exams are not superscored.

The Alfred State Athletic Department is a NCAA Division III member. Therefore, no consideration of athletic ability or athletic accomplishments will be considered in determining students' scholarship eligibility or financial aid packages.

The following scholarships are available, while funding exists, to incoming students who have been accepted for the fall semester into a regular program for full-time study, Please note that students studying online are not eligible for scholarships.

Academic Distinction Scholarship1 - $4,000 ($2,000 if enrolled in associate-degree program) awarded to first-time freshman students who possess an 87 or better cumulative high school average through their junior year; at least an 1140 combined reading/writing and math SAT or 23 composite ACT score is required; multiple scholarships available to qualified students who are accepted and provide official documentation of meeting the necessary criteria by March 1; students must maintain required GPA to receive funding in subsequent semesters.

Douglas & Carol Shay Acomb Endowed Scholarship2 - Awarded to an academically talented incoming student.

Agricultural Endowed Scholarship2 - Awarded to student enrolling in an agriculture program.

Alfred State Distinguished Scholars Program - Please note that the Distinguished Scholars Program Scholarships are for first-time freshman students only. Students must live on campus and be U.S. citizens or permanent residents to receive these three scholarships. Scholarships are guaranteed to qualified students who are accepted and provide official documentation for necessary criteria by March 1.

Excellence in Education Scholarship1 - Free tuition (equivalent to NYS tuition rate), room (standard room, double occupancy), and board (14-meal plan plus); multiple scholarships available; students must possess a 94 or better cumulative high school average through their junior year; at least a 1310 combined reading/writing and math SAT or 28 composite ACT score is required, and students must apply for financial aid with any tuition specific awards (TAP, Excelsior Scholarship) applied toward the cost of tuition; must maintain required GPA to receive funding in subsequent semesters Total value of scholarship--$75,680 if enrolled in baccalaureate degree program; $37,840 if enrolled in associate degree program.

Presidential Scholarship1 - Free room (standard room, double occupancy); multiple scholarships available; students must possess a 91 or better cumulative high school average through their junior year; at least a 1270 combined reading/writing and math SAT or 26 composite ACT score is required; must maintain required GPA to continue to receive funding in subsequent semesters. Total value of scholarship--$30,000 if enrolled in baccalaureate degree program; $15,000 if enrolled in associate degree program.

All-American Scholarship1 - Free board (14-meal plan plus); multiple scholarships available; students must possess an 89 or better cumulative high school average through their junior year; at least a 1220 combined reading/writing and math SAT or 24 composite ACT score is required; must maintain required GPA to continue to receive funding in subsequent semesters. Total value of scholarship--$19,000 if enrolled in baccalaureate-degree program; $9,500 if enrolled in associate-degree program.

Allegany County Counselors' Association Annual Scholarship3 - Awarded to a student attending high school in Allegany County who will be enrolling in a vocational or technical program; preference given to student who attended BOCES while in high school; applications available in high school guidance offices in early spring.

Allegany County School Food Service Association Scholarship5 - $200 awarded to a student with a financial need from Alfred-Almond, Andover, Bolivar-Richburg, Friendship, or Wellsville school districts who is entering the culinary arts program. Letter of interest should be sent to the Culinary Arts Department.

Alumni Scholarship4 - $2,000 ($1,000 if enrolled in associate degree program) awarded to first-time freshman students who are the children or grandchildren of an Alfred State alumnus; multiple scholarships available; student must have at least an 83 high school average (through end of junior year); a letter must be sent to Admissions Office indicating student’s name as well as the alumnus' name at the time of graduation, the year graduated from Alfred State, and the student’s relationship to the alumnus.

Alumnus 1939 Endowed Scholarship2 - Awarded to academically talented incoming students.

Anderson Family Endowed Scholarship2 - Awarded to academically talented incoming student.

Evelyn C. and Rumsey C. Billings Memorial Endowed Scholarship2 - Awarded to academically talented incoming students from Steuben and Otsego counties.

Lee Brasted Engineering Science Endowed Scholarship2 - Awarded to a student enrolling in the engineering science program.

Anthony C. Cappadonia Endowed Scholarship5 - Awarded to an incoming student with a musical background who was in high school choir; must have an 80 or better high school average through the end of the junior year; letter of interest should be sent to Admissions by March 1.

Cross Connection Control Foundations of the Niagara Frontier, Inc., Annual Scholarship2 - Awarded to a student enrolling in air conditioning and heating technology program.

Culinary Arts Scholarship3 - $1,000 awarded to incoming students enrolling in culinary arts or culinary arts: baking, production and management program; students must have an 80 or better high school average through the end of their junior year and be in the top 50 percent of their class; scholarship application available on the Alfred State website.

Culinary Honors Club Scholarship3 - $1,200 awarded to an incoming student enrolling in culinary arts or culinary arts: baking, production and management program; must have an 80 or better high school average through the end of their junior year and be in the top 50 percent of class; scholarship application available on the Alfred State website.

Dresser-Rand Endowed Scholarship2 - Awarded to an academically talented incoming student who resides in Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, or Steuben counties in New York or from McKean, Potter, or Tioga counties in Pennsylvania.

Daniel DiFrancesco Memorial Endowed Scholarship5 - Awarded to an incoming student enrolling in an agriculture program who exhibits service to school and/or the community, exhibits a strong sense of responsibility to self and dedication to family, and possesses a love of the outdoors and demonstrates an appreciation of nature; letter of interest should be sent to the Admissions Office by March 1.

Max & Marian Farash Annual Scholarship2 - Awarded to student enrolling in mechanical engineering technology or air conditioning and heating technology program.

Friendship Designated Scholarship2 - $500 awarded to graduates of Friendship Central School accepted into a regular program at Alfred State.

Genesee Valley Balloon Association Endowed Scholarship2 - Awarded to student from Western New York enrolling in an agriculture program.

Vernon Gleasman SAE Endowed Scholarship2 - Awarded to academically talented incoming student enrolling in mechanical engineering technology.

Michael K. Gowdy Memorial Endowed Scholarship2 - Awarded to academically talented students from Wellsville High School.

W.R. Grace & Company Endowed Scholarship2 - Awarded to a student enrolling in the biological science or forensic science technology program.

M.A. and C.A. Graham Nursing Memorial Endowed Scholarship2 - Awarded to incoming nursing students; preference given to students from LeRoy Central or Warsaw Central School districts, then to students from Wyoming County, then to students from the rest of New York State.

International Excellence Scholarship1 - Awards up to $7,000 to international students who meet two of the following four criteria: 213 TOEFL exam score (79-80 on Internet-based exam, 550 on paper exam), 3.25 college cumulative grade point average (a 90 overall high school average may be substituted), 1270 combined reading/writing and math SAT, and/or are a current member of Phi Theta Kappa in good standing.

International Merit Scholarship1 - Awards up to $3,000 to international students who meet two of the following four criteria: 195 TOEFL exam score (71 on Internet-based exam, 525 on paper exam), 3.0 college cumulative grade point average (an 88 overall high school average may be substituted), 1170 combined reading/writing and math SAT, and/or are a member of Phi Theta Kappa in good standing.

Eugene Jacobs Memorial Educational Foundation Endowed Scholarship2 - $1,000 awarded to student enrolling in a baccalaureate degree program; student must have at least an 85 overall high school average through the junior year or a 3.0 cumulative grade point average to be considered.

Barbara & John Larsen Annual Scholarship for Excellence in Theater5 - Awarded to an incoming student who has an interest or has participated in theater or drama while in high school and will participate in the Drama Club while attending Alfred State; must have an 80 or better high school average through the end of the junior year; letter of interest should be sent to the Admissions Office by March 1.

Suzanne Malachesky Memorial Endowed Scholarship2 - Awarded to a commuter student enrolling in the nursing program.

Rudolf "Rudy" Mazourek Memorial Annual Scholarship2 - Awarded to incoming student enrolling in the autobody repair program; preference given to students from Newfield High School or another high school in Tompkins County.

Lawrence “Bud” McCarthy Educational Foundation Endowed Scholarship2 - $1,000 awarded to incoming student with demonstrated skills in a related technology area; students must have at least an 80 high school average through the end of their junior year to be considered.

Miller-Neverett Memorial Endowed Scholarship5 - Awarded to an academically talented student who demonstrates potential for campus service as evidenced by previous involvement in organizations and activities; letter of interest should be sent to the Admissions Office by March 1.

Frank Oppedesiano, '60, Memorial Endowed Scholarship2 - Awarded to academically talented incoming student entering the mechanical engineering technology program.

Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics Endowed Scholarship2 - Awarded to an academically talented student entering the forensic science technology program.

Out-of-State Scholarship1 - $8,000 ($4,000 if enrolled in associate degree program) awarded to first-time freshmen who reside and attend high school outside of New York State and will be studying on campus; students must possess an 85 or better cumulative high school average through the end of the junior year; multiple scholarships available to qualified students who are accepted and provide official documentation for the necessary criteria by March 1.

Phi Theta Kappa External Transfer Scholarship4 - $4,000 awarded to transfer students who are members in good standing of Phi Theta Kappa and are entering a baccalaureate degree program; must provide proof of membership in Phi Theta Kappa; students who have or will earn a baccalaureate degree prior to enrolling at Alfred State are not eligible; must be accepted and provide official documentation of meeting the necessary criteria by May 1.

John Plail Work Ethic Endowed Scholarship4 - Awarded to student enrolling in a business program; student must have an 80 or better high school average through the end of their junior year and exhibit achievements in high school; letter of interest as well as a written document identifying student’s goals for pursuing business as a career and the importance of having a strong work ethic should be submitted to the Admissions Office by April 1.

Regional Annual and Endowed Scholarships2 - Awarded to academically talented incoming freshmen who reside in school districts defined as the residences of Alfred State faculty and staff.

Floyd and Eleanor Rose Endowed Scholarship2 - Awarded to academically talented students from Western New York and Northern Pennsylvania enrolling in either the agricultural technology or building trades: building construction programs; students must have an 85 or better high school average through their junior year to be considered.

Russo Family Endowed Scholarship2 - Awarded to academically talented incoming students.

Shaw Family Endowed Scholarship2 - Awarded to an incoming freshman in an agriculture program.

Ernest and Fern Snyder Memorial Annual Scholarship2 - Awarded to student enrolling in an agriculture program; student must be from Western New York (west of Rte. 81).

Steuben Trust Company Annual Scholarship2 - Awarded to academically talented students from Allegany or Steuben counties enrolling in the accounting or business administration programs.

Richard D. Stillman Memorial Endowed Scholarship5 - Awarded to incoming student who was a member of his/her high school band or choir; must have an 80 or better high school average through the end of junior year; letter of interest should be sent to the Admissions Office by March 1.

Albert and Judith Styrcula Endowed Scholarship2 - Awarded to academically talented students from Dundee High School or Yates County.

Robert A. Sweeney Memorial Endowed Scholarship2 - Awarded to student from Steuben County enrolling in a business program.

Transfer Scholarship1 - $2,000 awarded to transfer students entering a baccalaureate degree program; students must have completed at least three semesters with a 3.25 cumulative GPA and demonstrate continuous full-time college attendance since high school graduation; students who have or will earn a baccalaureate degree prior to enrolling at Alfred State are not eligible; must be accepted and provide official documentation of meeting the necessary criteria by May 1.

Evelyn Turner Culinary Arts Annual Scholarship2 (in memory of Henry "Hank" Turner) - $2,000 awarded to an incoming student enrolling in the culinary arts and culinary arts: baking, production and management programs.

Vocational Excellence Scholarship4 - $2,000 awarded to first-time freshman students entering a program taught at the School of Applied Technology on the Wellsville campus; multiple scholarships available on a selective basis; to be considered, students must have at least an 83 high school average through the end of their junior year and demonstrate vocational excellence through a combination of education, employment, competition, military experience, and other verifiable activities; students should submit a letter to the Admissions Office indicating how they have excelled in the vocational area, as well as two letters of recommendation from qualified individuals verifying skill level; students must maintain at least a 2.5 GPA to continue funding.

Bea L. Williams Memorial Endowed Scholarship3 - Awarded to students attending high school in Western Steuben County; applications available in high school guidance offices in early spring; academics as well as school and community activities will be considered in the evaluation process.

1No scholarship application necessary.

2No scholarship application necessary. Awarded by specific criteria. Students must have minimum high school average of 80 through end of junior year unless otherwise noted. Scholarships awarded in March.

3Scholarship application necessary.

4Send letter of interest and any other information as indicated to the Admissions Office. Decisions ongoing while funding exists unless otherwise indicated.

5Send letter of interest to specified individual and/or department.

The following scholarships are awarded by the appropriate academic department to continuing Alfred State students based on performance while at Alfred State:

Allegany County School Food Service Assoc. Annual Scholarship
American Institute of Architects Southern New York Chapter Annual Scholarship
Will Arlow Memorial Motorsports Annual Scholarship
Dr. Khalid Ashraf Memorial Endowed Scholarship
Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Endowed Scholarship
BP Electrical Trades Endowed Scholarship
Doug Barber Construction Management Annual Scholarship
Bethesda Foundation Annual Scholarship
Thomas H. Brawdy Memorial Masonry Annual Scholarship
EJ Brown Memorial Annual Scholarship
Paul L. Buckman Memorial Annual Award
Matthew Burzycki Memorial Endowed Scholarship
Anthony Carino Memorial Endowed Scholarship
James Comstock Memorial Annual Scholarship
Paul Constantine, Jr. Memorial Endowed Scholarship
Robert Couse Annual Scholarship
Culinary Honors Club Academic Annual Scholarship
Culinary Honors Club Alumni Annual Scholarship
Culinary Honors Club Continuing Education Award
Culinary Honors Club Perfect Attendance Award
Culinary Honors Club Performance Award
Dalrymple Companies Annual Scholarship
Norman A. Diedrich Memorial Endowed Scholarship
Distinguished Professors' Annual Award for Veteran's Academic Achievement
English & Humanities Prose Writing Annual Award
Joel French Memorial Endowed Scholarship
Henry and Rosa Gabriel Endowed Award
Donald Gadley Memorial Annual Scholarship
Gamma Theta Gamma Fraternity Annual Scholarship
Professor Brian Gillespie Memorial Endowed Scholarship
Eleanor Graves Memorial Endowed Scholarship
Ralph B. Harmon Memorial Endowed Scholarship
Shirley Hellwig Memorial Annual Scholarship
Donald B. Holzer Endowed Scholarship
Hunter Family Memorial Endowed Scholarship
Phyllis S. Jones Memorial Annual Award

Kappa Sigma Epsilon Annual Student Leadership Achievement Award

Kappa Sigma Epsilon Endowed Scholarship
Marilyn Lusk Annual Award for Clinical Excellence in Nursing
Wallace "Pete" and Kathleen MacDonald Annual Scholarship
Suzanne Malachesky Memorial Endowed Scholarship
Harold & Jane Mapes Memorial Annual Award
Brian Maraschiello Memorial Annual Scholarship
Anna & Merrill McCormick Memorial Endowed Scholarship
Dale Meisenheimer Creative Writing Annual Award
Michael Miller Memorial Annual Scholarship
Milton/CAT Annual Scholarship
Deborah (Wallace) and Timothy Moore Nursing Annual Scholarship
New York Propane Gas Association Ganey Memorial Annual Scholarship
Frank Oppedisano '60 Memorial Endowed Scholarship
Outstanding Student Annual Award - English & Humanities
Pay It Forward Nursing Annual Award

RPM Foundation Scholarship
Dorothy & Lester Reynolds Memorial Endowed Scholarship
Joseph and Carmella Saccone Memorial Endowed Scholarship
Senior Annual Award for Academic Distinction – English & Humanities
Harold A. & Tim '71 Shay Memorial Annual Scholarship
Sigma Tau Epsilon Endowed Scholarship - Wellsville Campus
Donald Simons Annual Scholarship
Bob Pahl Sorrento Sketchbook Annual Award
Sorrento Italy Study Abroad Business Faculty Led Annual Award
Southern Tier Builders Association Annual Scholarship
Stephens Mills Grange Endowed Scholarship
Study in the South Annual Award
Evelyn Turner Culinary Arts Annual Scholarship (in memory of Henry "Hank" Turner)
Evelyn Turner Excellence in Culinary Arts Annual Scholarship
Odelphia A. Vander Linde Memorial Annual Scholarship
Western NY Veterinary Medical Association Annual Scholarship
Julia O. Wells Memorial Ed Foundation Annual Scholarship
Wild Brute Winery Annual Scholarship
Robert Wood Freshman English & Humanities Annual Scholarship

 

The following scholarships are awarded by the Student Records and Financial Services Office based on financial need. There is no application process other than completing the FAFSA.

Alfred State Retirees Annual Scholarship
Alpha Sigma Sorority Annual Scholarship
Alumni Association Advancement Endowed Scholarship
Auxiliary Campus Enterprise Services, Inc., 65th Anniversary Endowed Scholarship
Delta Chi Omega Sorority Annual Scholarship
Educational Foundation of Alfred, Inc. Endowed Fund
James G. and Marilyn A. Ferry Endowed Scholarship
Roland D. Hale Need-Based Endowed Scholarship
Hornell Association Endowed Scholarship

Hal Howard Electrical Engineering Technology Gamma Theta Gamma Endowed Scholarship
Dr. David H. Huntington Memorial Endowed Scholarship
Dr. James Koller Student Service Endowed Scholarship          
William H. MacKenzie Memorial Endowed Scholarship
Northern Lights Endowed Scholarship
Charles A. Orlando Memorial Endowed Scholarship
Paul B. Orvis Annual Scholarship
Radia Khouri Rezak Family Endowed Scholarship
Mike Taylor Memorial Endowed Scholarship
George Whitney Memorial Endowed Scholarship
Robert E. Wood Jr. Memorial Endowed Scholarship
 
Scholarships are made possible by the generosity of the Alfred State Development Fund, Inc., the Educational Foundation of Alfred, Inc., the Alumni Council, private donors, and Alfred State faculty and staff.