Our Opportunities

The SUNY New Paltz Foundation scholarship portal is ACCEPTING GENERAL APPLICATIONS on January 15th for scholarships disbursed in the 2023-2024 academic year!

All students, including new incoming students, should complete the General Application and if prompted a conditional application for the upcoming aid year starting March 1, 2023, and for all other available scholarship opportunities for the 2023-2024 aid year.

All currently enrolled students may sign into SUNY New Paltz Foundation’s Scholarship Portal with your newpaltz.edu email and password.

All new incoming students for Summer 2023 or Fall 2023 should complete the General Application and conditional application starting March 1, 2023, for any available recruitment scholarships. (Note: awards may be offered as late as the first week of school and are very limited in number)

Your first step is to complete a General Application. Your responses may prompt a request for you to complete a Conditional Application or recommend opportunities with additional scholarship specific questions.

Upon completion of the General Application, you will be presented with a conditional application that will direct you to funds for a specific purpose (i.e. new students, education majors, etc.) or you will be presented with Recommended Opportunities. Look over these scholarships to see if you are eligible and then Apply To eligible opportunities.
For existing students, it is strongly recommended that you do not rely exclusively on the system’s Auto-Match and the populated Recommended Opportunities. Many scholarships require additional information to be submitted after the completion of the General Application, some of which (like community service, clubs, etc.) is not found in your data and you will need to answer questions to be eligible.

Go to OPPORUNITIES and then click on the “Ours” tab to see the full list of scholarships opportunities. Please read the scholarship descriptions carefully to determine if you might qualify for any additional scholarships. Several of the scholarships listed on the “Ours” tab require no further action from you to apply (those listed with “None required”).

Most the Foundation’s Scholarships opportunities are open for application between March and April for funding for the next academic year. Some dates will vary for specific opportunities, so please check when applying.
The General Application will open in January and close on December 15 @ 11:59 pm. EST. Once it is completed during this cycle, you can edit but you do not have to take this step again.
Edits to existing and closed opportunity applications will not be accepted after the scholarship’s stated deadline. Deadlines are 11:59 PM on the posted date. All application materials, including reference letters must be submitted on time to be considered.
Award amounts published are for general information – actual amounts may vary

Click on the Show Filters button to find opportunities by certain attributes, majors, or other scholarship themes. You may search on more than one scope by highlighting one option, holding down “control” or “command” and then highlighting an additional option. Click “Enter” when finished. It is strongly recommended that all students review the GENERAL scholarship category. These funds are not reliant upon a student being a specific major.

Keyword searches should be limited to one word or phrase (ex. engineering). Do not use comma separators or unrelated strings (ex. math, physics; arts and sciences political science).

If you are selected as a scholarship recipient, you will receive an email from npscholarships@newpaltz.edu. This email will provide you the steps you will need to take for the scholarship to be applied to your student account. All email notifications will be sent to your newpaltz.edu email account. If you wish to confirm offers without clicking on a link in an email, please log into the scholarship portal and accept offers from there.
Additional steps will need to be taken to confirm your scholarship. All students will need to complete the acceptance process in the scholarship portal if prompted.
Qualifying for a scholarship is not a guarantee of funding. Even if not specifically stated, scholarships are typically reserved for students in good academic standing who are also making satisfactory progress towards a degree. International students can apply for all scholarship opportunities except where permanent residency in the US is noted.

Any questions can be directed to npscholarships@newpaltz.edu

Opportunities Table
Award Name Actions
$875 per year for 4 years Barbara Geider Scholarship Endowment Fund
Established by Barbara Geider to help support academically talented...
Varies Barbara Hardgrave Voice Award
Recipients of the Barbara Hardgrave Voice Award will be selected by the...
Varies Celebrating New Paltz Gala Scholarship Endowment
In recognition of the integral relationship of the three communities of...
$1,000.00 Elizabeth Mousseau Fite '50 Memorial Endowed Scholarship
The Elizabeth Mousseau Fite ’50 Memorial Endowed Scholarship was...
$2000 per year for 4 years Francis X. Cahill Endowed Scholarship
Established in 1997 by Francis X. Cahill, a 1952 SUNY New Paltz...
Varies Freda Heinz '30 Memorial Scholarship
The scholarship was established in 2009, by Freda’s husband, Oscar...
up to $3,000 per year up to 3 years Gertrude M. Elliott Memorial Scholarship
Grace E. Elliott, a lifelong resident of New Paltz, passed away in 1997....
Varies Jean M. and Howard A. Doty Mathematics Scholarship
Established in 1996, by Lynne Doty ’75 in memory of her parents Jean and...
Varies (up to $1000) Professor Vera Irwin Endowed Scholarship Fund
The Professor Vera Irwin Endowed Scholarship Fund will provide two...
$3,000 per year for up to 3 years Robert Kyncl '95 & Luz Avila Kyncl '96 STEM Scholarships
Established by Robert and Luz Kyncl, eligible transfer students must...
5000 - 8000 Ruth and Raymond DeRoberts Memorial Scholarship
Established in memory of Ruth and Raymond DeRoberts for the purpose of...
varies (up to 2000) Sojourner Truth Undergraduate Scholarship
This is an endowed scholarship that will be offered for up to 4 years. ...
varies (up to 2000) The Professor Ben Wigfall Memorial Printmaking Scholarship
Established in 2019. The Professor Ben Wigfall Printmaking Scholarship...
$800.00 Van Lare Family Endowed Scholarship
Established in 2014 through the generosity of the Wendell and Karen Van...
varies (up to 2000) The Gary R. Gregg '77 Annual Applied Learning Fund - Conference and Meeting Travel
Established by Gary R. Gregg ‘77 in 2019 to support students’ academic...
Varies Sposato Sisters Scholarship Endowment Fund
Established in honor of the Sposato Sisters, alumnae of SUNY New Paltz,...
Varies Crossing the Finish Line Scholarship
To apply, please speak with the Financial Aid office. Crossing the...
$500.00 Steve Bogart Memorial Scholarship
Established to help engineering students at New Paltz. The scholarship...
$2,000.00 The Dolly Wodin Scholarship Fund
Established by Dolly Wodin in 2018 for students pursuing a master’s...
up to $2000 Trudy Resnick Farber Memorial Scholarship
Established in memory of Trudy Resnick Farber by Harry and Marcia...
$1,000.00 Susan Dutcher Najork '67 Endowed Scholarship Fund
Established in 2015 by alumna and SUNY New Paltz Foundation director,...
Varies Anthony Brigandi Scholarship
The Anthony Brigandi Scholarship creates a travel scholarship for...
Up to $2,000 Legislative Gazette - John S. and James L Knight Foundation Internship Award
“The Knight Foundation is a national foundation with strong local roots....
varies Jim Fredricks CAS Student Employee Scholarship
Established in by College Auxiliary Services (CAS) to honor the late...
Varies (up to $500) Daniel Schackman Memorial Fund for Students
Established in 2012 through the generosity of friends and family of...
$1,000 Alison Wilhelmy '09 Memorial Art History Scholarship
Established by Professor Ed Lundergan and Carol Lundergan in 2020 in...
Up to $2,000 Alumni Reunion Scholarship
Established through the generosity of alumni during Alumni Reunion...
varies Andrah Foundation Ceramics Graduate Fellowship
The recipient of the Andrah Foundation Ceramics Graduate Fellowship will...
varies Art Student Support Endowment
Established to memorialize the contributions to the art program at SUNY...
varies (up to $1000) Arthur Bruce Bennett Drama Scholarship
Established by Rebecca McKenna and named for a chairman of the English...
$1,200.00 Bernard Aratowsky Memorial Scholarship
Established in 1986, by members of the History and the Foreign Language...
$1500 Betty Lyons Memorial Scholarship
Established in honor of Betty Lyons, by her children William “Bud”...
Up to $4,800 + Cetrino Family Scholarship Fund
Established to support undergraduate scholarships including internships,...
$1,000.00 Class of 1968 and Friends Endowed Scholarship Fund
Established in 2018 through the generosity of the SUNY New Paltz Class...
varies (up to 1000) Clionian Alumnae Scholarship
Established in 2008, by local Clio Sorority alumni to help provide...
$1,000 Communication Disorders Scholarship
Established to support students studying Communication Disorders,...
$1,000.00 Daniel Gonzalez '87 Endowed Travel Scholarship Fund
The fund was established in order to support travel scholarships to...
$1,000.00 David E. Huyler Scholarship
Awarded annually to a History major for the study of Medieval and/or...
Varies David Ira Weiss '77 and Janet Weiss '77 Accounting
Established in 2020, the purpose of this fund is to provide a...
Varies for SPRING 2023 David Lavallee Student Travel Fund
Open for application each semester, The purpose of this program is to...
varies (up to $950) Donna and Diana Zucca Endowed Scholarship
Established by Donna & Diana Zucca the Donna and Diana Zucca...
varies Dorothy Mullin Campbell '62 and Luther Campbell Annual Scholarship
Established by Dorothy Mullin Campbell and Luther Campbell to provide...
$1,000.00 Dr. Angelo V. Patsis - Everton Hall Henriques Endowed Scholarship in Chemistry
Established in honor of Dr. Angelos V. Patsis, retired professor of...
varies (up to $1,000) Dr. Beverly M. Brumm Endowed Scholarship Fund
The Dr. Beverly M. Brumm Endowed Scholarship Fund will support an annual...
Up to $1,000 Dr. Donald Bishko Memorial Scholarship
*Established in 1998 by family, colleagues, students and friends of Dr....
varies (up to 1000) Dr. Donald Schiff Scholarship for Psychology Graduate Study
Established in 2017 by Joyce Schiff in memory of her husband and former...
$1,000.00 Dr. Edwin A. Ulrich Business Scholarship
Established in 1998 in memory of Dr. Edwin A. Ulrich for third or fourth...
$1,000.00 Dr. Edwin A. Ulrich Fine Arts Memorial Scholarship
Established in 1998 in memory of Dr. Edwin A. Ulrich for third or fourth...
$1,000.00 Dr. Edwin A. Ulrich Music Scholarship
Established in 1998 in memory of Dr. Edwin A. Ulrich for third or fourth...
$1,000.00 Dr. Edwin A. Ulrich Theatre Scholarship
Established in 1998 in memory of Dr. Edwin A. Ulrich for third or fourth...