For many Empire State College students, a scholarship is what makes the difference between earning their degree and putting it on hold again due to financial constraints. A contribution in support of student scholarships is one of the most powerful ways you can help students. We are proud to have awarded more than $600,000 in scholarships in the last year. This would not have been possible without the generous support of our donors.

The sense of pride donors feel when they have the opportunity to meet their student recipients at events or graduation is evident. Seeing first-hand the difference their generous support makes in the lives of our students is a powerful reminder that their decision to establish a scholarship has indeed changed lives.

Current Scholarships

Thanks to our generous supporters, the Empire State College Foundation offers more than 100 named scholarship funds to students each year. For more information, please contact the scholarship coordinator or call (518) 587-2100 ext. 2769.

Scholarship Eligibility

Empire State College Foundation Scholarships are available thanks to the generosity of alumni, employees, foundations and friends of the college who have chosen to recognize the importance of education by establishing scholarship funds.

How You Can Help

Alumni and friends who wish to have a direct impact on our students often choose to establish a scholarship that will support students needing assistance to continue their studies. Creating a named endowed scholarship is also a wonderful way to continue the legacy of a loved one or honor family members.

Excelsior Scholarship

New York State's Excelsior Scholarship program, and what it means to Empire State College Students.