Apply for a Scholarship

The SUNY Orange Foundation has over 230 need-based and academic-based scholarship opportunities available for entering, returning, and graduating students. Every year, more than 250 SUNY Orange students are awarded approximately $430,000 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. 

If you have any questions about applying for a scholarship, please contact Sharon Hood at 845-341-4725, or email her at

The Scholarship Portal is currently open for entering students and can be accessed HERE

Applicants MUST have a SUNY Orange Student ID# (A#) to apply for scholarships through this system.  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 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.

Other Scholarship Opportunities:

  • Benjamin A. Gilman International  Scholarship: The Gilman Scholarship Program, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs is an undergraduate program for U.S. citizens of limited financial means to enable them to study abroad, thereby internationalizing their outlook and better preparing them to thrive in the global economy. Apply 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. 


In 2021, our ceremony was held virtually.  To view that ceremony click HERE.