SUNY-ESF Grant and Scholarship Programs
Merit Scholarships and Grants
SUNY ESF Presidential Scholarships
High school seniors with outstanding academic credentials can receive merit scholarships through ESF’s Presidential Scholarship Program. In order to be considered for a Presidential Scholarship, students must submit the following no later than February 1:
- SUNY ESF Admissions Application
- Secondary school transcripts showing grades, rank in class, and SAR or ACT scores.
Each student who meets the following review criteria will be given further consideration for a Presidential Scholarship (an award is not guaranteed):
- 1200 or higher on the combined reading plus mathematics sections of the SAT (or ACT composite 27)
- High school grade average of 90 (A-) or higher
Presidential Scholarships may provide up to $3,000 per year for New York State residents or up to $8,000 per year for out-of-state residents. Determination of the specific scholarship amount will be based upon the student’s academic record, recommendations, activities, and requirements for their intended major.
ESF Transfer Scholarships
Many transfer students qualify for Phi Theta Kappa Scholarships at ESF. These are valued at $1,500 per year and may be combined with other aid. Proof of PTK honor society membership must be provided along with ESF’s application for admission.
Transfer applicants who have earned a college grade point average of 3.50 or higher will be considered for ESF Presidential Scholarships of up to $3,000 per year for New York State residents or up to $8,000 per year for out-of-state residents.
This prestigious four-year scholarship provides $5,000 per year for two Haudenosaunee students with strong potential as environmental leaders. Students are selected based on their high school or college academic records, leadership potential, and recommendations from teachers and community members. Scholarship eligibility also requires student citizenship in one of the historic Haudenosaunee nations and admission to full-time undergraduate study at SUNY-ESF. Please contact the Undergraduate Admissions Office (phone 315-470-6600) for additional scholarship information.
- To be eligible a student must:
- be an admitted first-year or transfer student;
- be a certified citizen of one of the historic Haudenosaunee nations (Mohawk, Oneida, Onondaga, Cayuga, Seneca, or Tuscarora);
- have continuously resided on a listed Haudenosaunee nation territory for a minimum of twelve (12) months immediately prior to enrollment at SUNY-ESF;
- be in pursuit of his or her first bachelor's degree.
- Terms of the Award:
- Students must file a financial aid application (FAFSA) and Haudenosaunee Scholar Award Application by May 1.
- Students must maintain full-time status, make satisfactory academic progress, and achieve a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or higher each year.
- Awards may be renewed for up to five years of undergraduate study.
- Awards made under this program will be credited against direct SUNY-ESF or Syracuse University expenses and are not refundable.
- Eligible Haudenosaunee Territories:
- Akwesasne Mohawk
- Kanatsiohareke Mohawk
- Ganienke Mohawk
- Kahnawake Mohawk
- Kanesatake Mohawk
- Tyendinaga Mohawk
- Oil Spring Seneca
- Oneida of the Thames (Ontario)
- Allegany Seneca
- Cattaraugus Seneca
- Niagara Falls Seneca
- Tonowanda Seneca
- Six Nations Reserve (Canada)
Students interested in the Haudenosaunee Scholar Award Program
should complete an application and send it to SUNY ESF’s Undergraduate Admissions Office for
review. All information is confidential and used only to assess
eligibility for the Haudenosaunee Scholar Award Program.
ESF Legacy ScholarshipsESF awards Legacy Scholarships to incoming freshmen and transfer students who are the children or grandchildren of ESF alumni (including alumni of the ESF Ranger School). Eligible students receive Legacy Scholarships worth $250 per semester for up to ten semesters of full-time undergraduate study at ESF. Scholarships are renewed each semester, dependent upon the student maintaining a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or higher. Applicants must indicate their alumni connection by completing the alumni question found in the College’s application for admission. Up to five Legacy Scholarship winners are selected each year. Financial need is not required for scholarship selection, but an applicant’s academic record and extracurricular activities will be taken into consideration. SPPF Scholarship Rules. Awards for transfer and continuing students are based on GPA. Awards are renewed each semester subject to scholarship committee approval. Students should contact the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships or the Syracuse Pulp and Paper Foundation for further information.
Tuition Scholarships for graduate students are awarded as part of
Gradaute or Research Project Assistantships by the Office of Instruction and Graduate
Studies. Recipients must be certified by the Office of the
Registrar as full-time students to receive a tuition
scholarship. In most cases, graduate students with assistantships
are considered full-time if enrolled in at least 9 credit hours each
Need-Based Scholarships and Grants
ESF College Aid Grant
The College annually awards these need-based grants to first-year
students who complete the FAFSA by March 1st. College
Aid Grants can be renewed by maintaining a minimum 2.5 Grade Point
ESF Diversity Scholarships
Undergraduate students who are New York State residents and are Native American, Black/Non-Hispanic, Hispanic, or Alaskan Native are eligible for scholarships comprised of funds from both the College and SUNY. Interested students should complete the FAFSA and contact the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships to identify themselves as potential recipients.
State University Supplemental Tuition Assistance (SUSTA)
ESF College Foundation Scholarships
All students who apply for financial aid will be reviewed for awards offered through the College Foundation based on academic merit as well as financial need. A complete list of available scholarships and descriptions is available here. More specific information on each award is available through the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships.
Last updated on December 31, 2014
Financial Aid and Scholarships
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