Scholarships Available at Alfred State

Alfred State is proud of its commitment to recognize outstanding students by offering numerous scholarships. Since it is the desire of Alfred State to award scholarships to as many students as possible, students do not receive more than one scholarship. Acceptance deposits must be paid by the due date in order to be eligible for scholarship consideration as well as to maintain any scholarship awards.

The Alfred State Athletic Department is a NCAA Division III member. Therefore, no consideration of athletic ability or athletic accomplishments will be considered in determining students' scholarship eligibility or financial aid packages.

The following scholarships are available, while funding exists, to incoming students who have been accepted for the fall semester into a regular program for full-time study:

Academic Distinction Scholarship - $1,000 awarded to first-time freshman students who possess an 87 or better cumulative high school average through their junior year; at least a 1070 (critical reading and math) combined SAT or 23 composite ACT score is required; multiple scholarships available while funding exists; students must maintain required GPA to receive funding in subsequent semesters.1

Agricultural Endowed Scholarship - Awarded to student enrolling in an agriculture program.2

Alfred State Distinguished Scholars Program: (Please note that the Distinguished Scholars Program Scholarships are for first-time freshman students only. Students must live on campus and be U.S. citizens or permanent residents to receive these three scholarships. Scholarships are guaranteed to qualified students who are accepted and provide official documentation of meeting the necessary criteria by March 1.)

Excellence in Education Scholarship - Free tuition (equivalent to NYS tuition rate), room (standard room, double occupancy), and board (14-meal plan plus); multiple scholarships available; students must possess a 93 or better cumulative high school average through their junior year; at least a 1200 (critical reading and math) combined SAT or 26 composite ACT score is required, and students must apply for financial aid with any TAP award applied toward the cost of tuition; must maintain required GPA to receive funding in subsequent semesters.1

Presidential Scholarship - Free room (standard room, double occupancy); multiple scholarships available; students must possess a 90 or better cumulative high school average through their junior year; at least an 1150 (critical reading and math) combined SAT or 25 composite ACT score is required; must maintain required GPA to continue to receive funding in subsequent semesters.1

All-American Scholarship - Free board (14-meal plan plus); multiple scholarships available; students must possess an 88 or better cumulative high school average through their junior year; at least an 1100 (critical reading and math) combined SAT or 24 composite ACT score is required; must maintain required GPA to continue to receive funding in subsequent semesters.1

Allegany County Counselors' Association Annual Scholarship - Awarded to student attending high school in Allegany County who will be enrolling in a vocational or technical program; preference given to student who attended BOCES while in high school; applications available in high school guidance offices in early spring.3

Allegany County School Food Service Association Scholarship - $200 awarded to a student with a financial need from Alfred-Almond, Andover, Bolivar-Richburg, Friendship, or Wellsville school districts who is entering the culinary arts program. Letter of interest should be sent to the Culinary Arts Department.5

ALSTOM Power Inc./Air Preheater Annual Scholarship - $300 awarded to students enrolling in the electrical construction & maintenance electrician, machine tool, and welding programs.2

Alumni Scholarship - $500 a year awarded to first-time freshman students who are the child or grandchild of an Alfred State alumnus; multiple scholarships available; student must have at least an 85 high school average (through end of junior year); a letter must be sent to Admissions Office indicating student’s name as well as the alumnus' name at the time of graduation, the year graduated from Alfred State, and the student’s relationship to the alumnus.4

Alumnus 1939 Endowed Scholarship - Awarded to academically talented incoming students.2

Anderson Family Endowed Scholarship - Awarded to academically talented incoming student.2

Association of Diesel Specialists (ADS)/Ortner Scholarship - Up to $750 awarded to students enrolling in heavy equipment: truck & diesel technician; applications available from www.automotivescholarships.org.3

BG Scholarship - Awarded to incoming and current students; information and application available at www.bgscholarship.com.3

Evelyn C. and Rumsey C. Billings Memorial Endowed Scholarship - Awarded to academically talented incoming students from Steuben and Otsego counties.2

Lee Brasted Engineering Science Endowed Scholarship - Awarded to a student enrolling in the engineering science program.2

Bully Hill Vineyards Award - $1,000 awarded to incoming students enrolling in the culinary arts or culinary arts: baking, production and management programs; scholarship application available on the Alfred State website.3

Anthony C. Cappadonia Endowed Scholarship - Awarded to an incoming student with a musical background who was a member of his/her high school choir; must have an 80 or better high school average through the end of the junior year; letter of interest should be sent to the Admissions Office by March 1.5

The Car Care Council Women's Board (WB) Scholarship - Awarded to a female enrolling in an ASE certified, post-secondary automotive technology program; applications available at www.automotivescholarships.org.3

Cross Connection Control Foundations of the Niagara Frontier, Inc., Annual Scholarship - Awarded to student enrolling in air conditioning and heating technology program.2

Culinary Arts Scholarship - $1,000 awarded to incoming students enrolling in culinary arts or culinary arts: baking, production and management program; students must have an 80 or better high school average through the end of their junior year and be in the top 50 percent of their class; scholarship application available on the Alfred State website.3

Daniel DiFrancesco Memorial Endowed Scholarship - Awarded to an incoming student enrolling in an agriculture program who exhibits service to school and/or the community, exhibits a strong sense of responsibility to self and dedication to family, and possesses a love of the outdoors and demonstrates an appreciation of nature; letter of interest should be sent to the Admissions Office by March 1.5

Max & Marian Farash Annual Scholarship - Awarded to student enrolling in mechanical engineering technology or air conditioning and heating technology program.2

Friendship Designated Scholarship - $500 awarded to graduates of Friendship Central School accepted into a regular program at Alfred State.2

Genesee Valley Balloon Association Endowed Scholarship - Awarded to student from Western New York enrolling in an agriculture program.2

Vernon Gleasman SAE Endowed Scholarship - One $500 scholarship awarded to academically talented incoming student enrolling in mechanical engineering technology.2

Global Automotive Aftermarket Symposium (GAAS) Scholarship - Awarded to students enrolling in an ASE/NATEF certified post-secondary automotive, collision repair, or heavy duty program; applications available at www.automotivescholarships.org.3

Michael K. Gowdy Memorial Endowed Scholarship - Awarded to academically talented students from Wellsville High School.2

W.R. Grace & Company Endowed Scholarship - Awarded to a student enrolling in the biological science or forensic science technology program.2

Graham Nursing Memorial Endowed Scholarship - Awarded to incoming nursing students; preference given to students from LeRoy Central or Warsaw Central School districts, then to students from Wyoming County, then to students from the rest of New York State.2

International Excellence Scholarship - Awards up to $7,000 to international students who meet two of the following four criteria: 213 TOEFL exam score (79-80 on Internet-based exam, 550 on paper exam), 3.25 college cumulative grade point average (a 90 overall high school average may be substituted), 1200 (critical reading and math) combined SAT score, and/or are a current member of Phi Theta Kappa in good standing.1

International Merit Scholarship - Awards up to $3,000 to international students who meet two of the following four criteria: 195 TOEFL exam score (71 on Internet-based exam, 525 on paper exam), 3.0 college cumulative grade point average (an 88 overall high school average may be substituted), 1100 (critical reading and math) combined SAT score and/or are a member of Phi Theta Kappa in good standing.1

Eugene Jacobs Memorial Educational Foundation Endowed Scholarship - $1,000 awarded to student enrolling in a baccalaureate degree program; student must have at least an 85 overall high school average through the junior year or a 3.0 cumulative grade point average to be considered.2

John J. Lorenzen and Debbie J. Tranello (NYSAAA) Memorial Scholarship Fund - $1,000 awarded to incoming student who is a resident of New York State and is committed to a career in the automotive industry; applications available at www.automotivescholarships.org.3

Suzanne Malachesky Memorial Endowed Scholarship - Awarded to a commuter student enrolling in the nursing program.2

Rudolf "Rudy" Mazourek Memorial Annual Scholarship - Awarded to incoming student enrolling in the autobody repair program; preference given to students from Newfield High School or another high school in Tompkins County.2

Lawrence “Bud” McCarthy Educational Foundation Endowed Scholarship - $1,000 awarded to incoming student with demonstrated skills in a related technology area; students must have at least an 80 high school average through the end of their junior year to be considered.2

Miller-Neverett Memorial Endowed Scholarship - Awarded to an academically talented student who demonstrates potential for campus service as evidenced by previous involvement in organizations and activities; letter of interest should be sent to the Admissions Office by March 1.3

Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics Endowed Scholarship - Awarded to an academically talented student entering the forensic science technology program.2

Out-of-State Scholarship - $2,000 awarded to first-time freshman students who reside and attend high school outside of New York State and will be studying on campus; students must possess an 85 or better cumulative high school average through the end of the junior year and be accepted by March 1.1

Phi Theta Kappa External Transfer Scholarship - $2,000 awarded to transfer students who are members in good standing of Phi Theta Kappa and are entering a baccalaureate degree program; must provide proof of membership in Phi Theta Kappa; students who have or will earn a baccalaureate degree prior to enrolling at Alfred State are not eligible.4

John Plail Work Ethic Endowed Scholarship - Awarded to student enrolling in a business program; student must have an 80 or better high school average through the end of their junior year and exhibit achievements in high school; letter of interest as well as a written document identifying student’s goals for pursuing business as a career and the importance of having a strong work ethic should be submitted to the Admissions Office by April 1.4

Praxair Designing the Future Annual Scholarship - $1,000 awarded to academically talented incoming students enrolling in one of the drafting/CAD programs; students must possess an 85 or better cumulative high school average to be considered.2

Regional Annual and Endowed Scholarships - Awarded to academically talented incoming freshmen who reside in school districts defined as the residences of Alfred State faculty and staff.2

Floyd and Eleanor Rose Endowed Scholarship - Awarded to academically talented students from Western New York and Northern Pennsylvania enrolling in either the agricultural technology or building trades: building construction programs; students must have an 85 or better high school average through their junior year to be considered.2

Russo Family Endowed Scholarship - Awarded to academically talented incoming students.2

Shaw Family Endowed Scholarship - Awarded to incoming freshman enrolling in an agriculture program.2

Ernest and Fern Snyder Memorial Annual Scholarship - Awarded to student enrolling in an agriculture program; student must be from Western New York (west of Rte. 81).2

Standard Motor Products Scholarship - Awarded to students enrolling in an ASE/NATEF certified automotive vocational school; applications available at www.automotivescholarships.org.3

Steuben Trust Company Annual Scholarship - Awarded to academically talented students from Allegany or Steuben counties enrolling in the accounting, business administration, or financial services programs.2

Richard D. Stillman Memorial Endowed Scholarship - Awarded to incoming student who was a member of his/her high school band or choir; must have an 80 or better high school average through the end of junior year; letter of interest should be sent to the Admissions Office by March 1.4

Albert and Judith Styrcula Endowed Scholarship - Awarded to academically talented students from Dundee High School or Yates County.2

Robert A. Sweeney Memorial Endowed Scholarship - Awarded to student from Steuben County enrolling in a business program.2

Top Hat Scholarship - $1,200 awarded to an incoming student enrolling in culinary arts or culinary arts: baking, production and management program; must have an 80 or better high school average through the end of the junior year and be in the top 50 percent of class; scholarship application available on the Alfred State website.3

Transfer Scholarship - $1,000 awarded to transfer students entering a baccalaureate degree program; students must have completed at least three semesters with a 3.25 cumulative GPA and demonstrate continuous full-time college attendance since high school graduation; students who have or will earn a baccalaureate degree prior to enrolling at Alfred State are not eligible; available while funding exists.1

Evelyn Turner Culinary Arts Annual Scholarship (in memory of Henry "Hank" Turner) - $1,000 each awarded to an incoming student in the culinary arts and culinary arts: baking, production & management programs.2

University of the Aftermarket (U of A) Foundation Scholarship - Awarded to students enrolling in an ASE/NATEF certified, post-secondary automotive, collision repair, or heavy duty program; applications available at www.automotivescholarships.org.3

Vocational Excellence Scholarship - $1,000 per year for two years to first-time freshman students entering a program taught at the School of Applied Technology on the Wellsville campus; multiple scholarships available on a selective basis; to be considered, students must have at least an 83 high school average through the end of their junior year and demonstrate vocational excellence through a combination of education, employment, competition, military experience, and other verifiable activities; students should submit a letter to the Admissions Office indicating how they have excelled in the vocational area as well as two letters of recommendation from qualified individuals verifying skill level; students must maintain at least a 2.5 GPA to continue funding.4

Bea L. Williams Memorial Endowed Scholarship - Awarded to students attending high school in western Steuben County; applications available in high school guidance offices in early spring; academics as well as school and community activities will be considered in the evaluation process.3

The following scholarships are awarded by the appropriate academic department to continuing Alfred State students based on performance while at Alfred State:

Alstom Power Inc./Air Preheater Annual Award

American Institute of Architects Southern New York Chapter Annual Scholarship

Will Arlow Motorsports Annual Scholarship

Dr. Khalid Ashraf Memorial Endowed Scholarship

Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Endowed Scholarship

Kathy Barnes Honorary Guardian of Nursing Annual Scholarship

Bethesda Foundation Annual Scholarship

EJ Brown Memorial Annual Scholarship

Paul Buckman Memorial Annual Award

Bully Hill Vineyard Culinary Arts Annual Scholarship

Matthew Burzycki Memorial Endowed Scholarship

Gertrude Butera Business Technology Annual Award

Anthony Carino Memorial Endowed Scholarship

James Comstock Memorial Annual Scholarship

Creative Writing Annual Award

Culinary Arts Alumni Scholarship

Culinary Arts Award

Culinary Arts Continuing Education Award

Culinary Arts Perfect Attendance Award

Culinary Arts Performance Award

Dalrymple Companies Annual Scholarship

Norman A. Diedrich Endowed Scholarship

Drafting Achievement Annual Scholarship

Drafting/CAD Freshman Subsidiary Annual Award

Joel French Memorial Endowed Scholarship

Henry and Rosa Gabriel Endowed Scholarship

Donald Gadley Memorial Annual Scholarship

Professor Brian Gillespie Memorial Endowed Scholarship

Eleanor Graves Memorial Endowed Scholarship

Ralph B. Harmon Memorial Endowed Scholarship

Doris Harriger Memorial Annual Scholarship

Mary Heider Memorial Annual Scholarship

Shirley Hellwig Memorial Annual Scholarship

Donald B. Holzer Endowed Scholarship

Hunter Family Memorial Endowed Scholarship

Information Technology Annual Award

Phyllis S. Jones Memorial Annual Award

Carroll J. Locke Memorial Annual Scholarship

Vincent Lockwood Memorial Annual Scholarship

Robert and Janet Love Nursing Annual Scholarship

Marilyn Lusk Award for Clinical Excellence in Nursing Annual Award

Wallace "Pete" and Kathleen MacDonald Annual Scholarship

Main Tire Exchange Annual Scholarship

Suzanne Malachesky Memorial Endowed Scholarship

Margaret A. Pfuntner Annual Scholarship

Phi Theta Kappa Annual Award

Praxair Designing the Future Annual Scholarship

Prose Writing Annual Award

Mary Rauhe Annual Scholarship

Dorothy and Lester Reynolds Family Mathematics Achievement Annual Scholarship

Joseph and Carmella Saccone Memorial Endowed Scholarship

Senior Annual Award for Academic Distinction – English & Humanities

Donald Simons Annual Scholarship

Stephens Mills Grange Endowed Scholarship

Top Hat Annual Scholarship

Evelyn Turner Culinary Arts Annual Scholarship (in memory of Henry "Hank" Turner)

Odelphia A. Vander Linde Memorial Annual Scholarship

Western NY Veterinary Medical Association Annual Scholarship

The following scholarships are awarded by the Student Records and Financial Services Office based on financial need. There is no application process other than completing the FAFSA:

Alumni Association Advancement Endowed Scholarship

Roland D. Hale Need-Based Endowed Scholarship

Hornell Association Endowed Scholarship

Dr. David H. Huntington Endowed Scholarship

Koller Student Service Endowed Scholarship

William H. MacKenzie Memorial Endowed Scholarship

Lyle McCaffery Memorial Annual Scholarship

Middleton Memorial Annual Scholarship

Northern Lights Endowed Scholarship

Charles A. Orlando Endowed Scholarship

Paul B. Orvis Annual Scholarship

Radia Khouri Rezak Family Endowed Scholarship

Dr. Charles Spinelli Annual Scholarship

Mike Taylor Memorial Endowed Scholarship

George Whitney Memorial Endowed Scholarship

Robert E. Wood Jr. Memorial Endowed Scholarship

1No scholarship application necessary.

2No scholarship application necessary. Awarded by specific criteria. Students must have minimum high school average of 80 through end of junior year unless otherwise noted. Scholarships awarded in March.

3Scholarship application necessary.

4Send letter of interest and any other information as indicated to the Admissions Office. Decisions ongoing while funding exists unless otherwise indicated.

5Send letter of interest to specified individual and/or department.

Please note that students studying through the Internet are not eligible for scholarships.

Scholarships are made possible by the generosity of the Alfred State Development Fund, Inc., the Educational Foundation of Alfred, Inc., the Alumni Council, private donors, and Alfred State faculty and staff.