SUNY ORANGE ANNOUNCES ENTERING STUDENTS SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION DEADLINE

2/18/2015

Students Entering the College During the Fall of 2015 Must Apply for College-Issued Scholarships by April 1

MIDDLETOWN, N.Y. – Coming off three successive years in which it has issued a record number of scholarship awards, the SUNY Orange Foundation expects, for the first time ever, to distribute more than $300,000 in scholarships for the 2015-16 academic year, with a healthy chunk of that money earmarked for students who will be entering the College during the Fall 2015 semester.

For those scholarships where recipients are selected by the College, interested students may apply online at the College website (www.sunyorange.edu/scholarships). The application deadline is April 1. Recipients of some available scholarships are selected by representatives of the school district where the scholarship has been established (deadline dates for those scholarships vary and interested students should contact their respective high school’s guidance office for more information).

Available scholarships can be awarded on the basis of academic merit or a combination of academic merit and financial need. To establish financial need, students are required to file the 2015-16 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

To be eligible for SUNY Orange entering scholarships, students must be graduating from high school and planning to enroll full-time in a SUNY Orange degree or certificate program for Fall 2015 semester.

Thanks to the generosity of the late George Shepard, longtime dean of students at the College who left a sizable donation from his estate to support the College’s scholarship fund, SUNY Orange will issue one George Shepard Scholarship to a graduating senior from each of Orange County’s public high schools.

Listing of Entering Students Scholarships

College-Issued Scholarships (April 1 application deadline, apply online through SUNY Orange)

Intercollegiate Athletic Scholarships: Awarded to 20 students from Orange County high schools who participate in the sports of baseball, men's and women's basketball, and softball and plan to enter SUNY Orange as a full-time student. Selection of students for these scholarships will be based upon NJCAA guidelines. (awarded by the coaches).

Kriney (Jake) Family Scholarship: Awarded annually to a entering Orange County High School graduate with a B average and shows strong leadership skills. Recipient will retain scholarship for a second year if he or she maintains a 3.0 average and has accumulated at least 24 credits at the end of their first year of study.

Mark (Bertha and Nathan) Memorial Scholarship: Awarded annually to an entering freshman who demonstrates financial need and academic potential.

McLaughlin (Spencer) Scholarship: Awarded to an graduating senior at a high school located in Orange County who is also a resident of Orange County and plans on studying at SUNY Orange.

Ottaway Jr. (James) Honors Program Scholarship: Full-tuition scholarships awarded to two high school graduates in the top 10% of their class or who maintain a cumulative grade point average of 92.5 of better. Students must: 1) carry a full-time class load, 2) maintain enrollment in the SUNY Orange Honors Program, and 3) achieve a 3.2 GPA. (awarded by the Honors Coordinator).

President’s Scholarship for Outstanding Academic Achievement: Two-year full-tuition scholarships are awarded to students from Orange County high schools who graduate in the top 10 percent of their class, hold a 92 average or higher, and plan to attend SUNY Orange. Students must also maintain a 3.2 GPA.

President’s Honors Program Scholarship for Outstanding Academic Achievement: Two-year full-tuition scholarships are awarded to students from Orange County high schools who graduate in the top 10 percent of their class, hold a 92 average or higher, and plan to attend SUNY Orange. Students must also maintain a 3.2 GPA and enrollment in the SUNY Orange Honors Program.

Shepard (George) Scholarship

Need-based scholarship awarded to one graduate from each of Orange County’s public high schools who demonstrates financial need and academic potential.

Siegel (Corkey) Scholarship: Awarded annually to a new student who is a graduate from an Orange County High School, has a minimum high school academic average of C or better, is recommended by his/her high school music teacher and intends to major in music at SUNY Orange. (Recommendations letters, high school transcript and evidence the student has applied for admissions to SUNY Orange and intends to study music should be received no later than May 30). Send information to Mr. Mark Strunsky, Arts and Communication Department, SUNY Orange, 115 South Street, Middletown, NY 10940

STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Scholarship: Two full-tuition scholarships will be awarded to students who graduate from an Orange County High School, enroll at SUNY Orange full-time and declare a major in one of the College’s STEM-related fields.

SUNY Orange Board of Trustees Scholarship: A need-based scholarship awarded annual to a resident of Orange County who plans on entering SUNY Orange as a full time student. Student must have graduated with an 85 average or better. Student must demonstrate participation in community service activities or volunteer efforts.

Sweeney (Hanorah M. “Dollie”) Memorial Scholarship for ESL Students: Awarded to an entering freshman without a high school diploma or GED (or graduate of a foreign high school not recognized) where English is their second language and they possess the desire to become proficient enough in English to enter and obtain a college degree. Students must demonstrate financial need but be deemed ineligible for such assistance through regularly established financial need. Scholarship covers the cost of tuition, fees and books for a least two developmental courses.

Walts (Thomas C.) Memorial Scholarship: Awarded annually to an entering freshman who demonstrates financial need and academic potential.

Awarded by High School (students should contact their guidance office for application instructions and deadlines)

Goshen High School

Reynolds (Grace) Memorial Scholarship: Awarded to graduates of Goshen High School planning to attend SUNY Orange. (awarded by Goshen High School)

Middletown High School

Kiwanis Club of Middletown Scholarship: Awarded annually to an entering Middletown High School graduate based upon merit. Key Club member given preference. (awarded by Middletown High School)

Rotary Club of Middletown Scholarship: Awarded annually to a full-time entering freshman based upon merit. (awarded by Middletown High School)

Mentor (Max) Memorial Scholarship: Awarded to an entering Middletown area student majoring in Business who displays academic potential. (awarded by Middletown High School)

Sweeney (Hanorah M. “Dollie”) Middletown High School Memorial Scholarship: Awarded to a Middletown High School graduate entering Orange County Community College full-time who demonstrates financial need, but does not qualify through the regular financial aid process. (awarded by Middletown High School)

Pine Bush High School

Spagnoli (Ray and Madeline) Scholarship: A need-based scholarship awarded to a graduate of Pine Bush High School who plans on entering SUNY Orange as a full-time student. Preference will be given to a student who plans on studying engineering. The scholarship may be awarded to a student who plans on studying in the academic fields of math, science or the health professions. (awarded by Pine Bush High School)

Valley Central High School

Frommer Family Scholarship: A need-based scholarship awarded to a graduate of Valley Central High School who plans on entering SUNY Orange as a full-time student. Preference will be given to a student who plans on studying in the computer technology field. The scholarship may be awarded to a student who plans on studying in the academic fields of math, science or the health professions. (awarded by Valley Central High School)

Washingtonville High School

Goldschmidt (Cary) Scholarship: A need-based scholarship awarded annually to a full-time entering student who graduated from Washingtonville High School. Student must display leadership. Awarded by Washingtonville High School.

 

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