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Apply for a Scholarship

The SUNY Orange Foundation has over 250 need-based and academic-based scholarship opportunities available for entering, returning, and graduating students. Every year, SUNY Orange students are awarded between $450,000 and $500,000 in scholarships. So, whether you are just graduating high school or in the workforce, we encourage you to apply for a scholarship through the SUNY Orange Foundation. 

The scholarship application process opened on January 15, 2024 and closes on April 8, 2024. If you have any questions about applying for a scholarship, please contact Sharon Hood at 845-341-4725, or email her at

Applicants MUST have a SUNY Orange Student ID# (A#) to apply for scholarships.  Once you complete your general application, you will be automatically matched with scholarship opportunities based on the information you provide, as well as other data being imported from your SUNY Orange student account. To see these opportunities, please review your Recommended Opportunities Page.

If you are awarded a scholarship, please note that any scholarship of $500 or less will be paid out in a single semester. Any scholarship over $500 will be paid out in two equal payments over two semesters (ie: A $1,000 scholarship recipient will receive $500 for the Fall Semester and $500 in the Spring Semester.) If there are any circumstances that require scholarship money to be paid out differently, students should contact Sharon Hood at


All scholarship monies will be paid directly to SUNY Orange student accounts.


If for any reason a student receives more financial assistance than they require, the SUNY Orange Foundation reserves the right to decrease the scholarship amount in order to award additional monies to other deserving students.

If you or someone you know is interested in establishing a SUNY Orange scholarship, please click HERE.

For further information about financial aid options, please contact the SUNY Orange Financial Aid Department at 845-341-4190 or click the following link: SUNY Orange Financial Aid Dept.

The Scholarship Award Ceremony is the Foundation’s annual celebration and recognition of the hundreds of deserving students who receive scholarship support as they pursue their dreams at SUNY Orange. It is also an expression of our gratitude to our many scholarship donors who want to see them succeed. This event is held every September.

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