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Alfred State Scholarships

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We're proud of our commitment to recognize outstanding students by offering numerous scholarships. The following is a list of scholarships available to students who have been accepted for the fall semester into a regular program for full-time study. To be eligible, be sure to pay your acceptance deposit by the due date. Since it is our desire to award scholarships to as many students as possible, typically students do not receive more than one scholarship.

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.

Scholarships are not available to students studying online. Scholarship information is subject to change.

A note regarding superscoring--when multiple score reports are submitted, the highest composite score is used from either the old or new (beginning March 2016) exams; the SAT will not be superscored combining scores from both the old and new exams. The ACT exam will not be superscored.

Scholarships listed with a * indicate no application necessary; awarded through the Admissions Office. If an application is necessary, the description below will indicate how to apply.

If you are interested in supporting any of these scholarships, please make a gift online, or call the Office of Institutional Advancement at 607-587-3930, or make your donation payable to "Alfred State College Development Fund" and mail to: Alfred State, Office of Institutional Advancement, 10 Upper College Drive, Alfred, NY 14802.

Program-Specific Scholarships

  • Agriculture
    • *Agricultural Endowed Scholarship
    • Daniel DiFrancesco Memorial Endowed Scholarship
    • *Floyd and Eleanor Rose Endowed Scholarship
    • *Genesee Valley Balloon Association Endowed Scholarship
    • *Shaw Family Endowed Scholarship
    • *Ernest and Fern Snyder Memorial Annual Scholarship
  • Air Conditioning and Heating Technology
    • *Cross Connection Control Foundations of the Niagara Frontier, Inc. Annual Scholarship
    • *Max and Marian Farash Annual Scholarship
  • Autobody Repair
  • *Rudolf "Rudy" Mazourek Memorial Annual Scholarship
  • Biological Science
    • *W.R. Grace & Company Endowed Scholarship
  • Building Trades: Building Construction
    • *Floyd and Eleanor Rose Endowed Scholarship
  • Business
    • John Plail Work Ethic Endowed Scholarship
    • *Steuben Trust Company Annual Scholarship
    • *Robert A. Sweeney Memorial Endowed Scholarship
  • Culinary Arts
  • Culinary Arts: Baking, Production & Management
    • Culinary Arts Scholarship
  • Drafting/CAD
    • *Praxair Designing the Future Annual Scholarship
  • Engineering Science
    • *Lee Brasted Engineering Science Endowed Scholarship
  • Forensic Science Technology
    • *Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics Endowed Scholarship
    • *W.R. Grace & Company Endowed Scholarship
  • Mechanical Engineering Technology
    • *Max and Marian Farash Annual Scholarship
    • Vernon Gleasman SAE Endowed Scholarship
  • Nursing
    • *Graham Nursing /Memorial Endowed Scholarship
    • *Suzanne Malachesky Memorial Endowed Scholarship

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Activity-Specific Scholarships

  • Music
    • Anthony C. Cappadonia Endowed Fund - 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 his/her junior year; letter of interest should be sent to the Admissions Office by March 1.
    • Richard D. Stillman Memorial Endowed Scholarship - Awarded to an incoming student who was a member of his/her high school 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.
  • SkillsUSA-VICA - Refer to Vocational Excellence Scholarship below
  • Theater
    • Barbara & John Larsen Annual Scholarship for Excellence in Theater - Awarded to an incoming student who has an interest or has participated in theater or drama while in high school and will participate in the Drama Club while attending Alfred State; 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.

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Other Scholarships

These scholarships are made possible by the generosity of the Educational Foundation of Alfred, Inc., Auxiliary Campus Enterprises & Services (ACES), the Alumni Council, and Alfred State faculty, staff, and private donors.

  • Douglas & Carol Shay Acomb Endowed Scholarship - awarded to academically talented incoming student.
  • Agricultural Endowed Scholarship - Awarded to student enrolling in an agriculture program.
  • 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 a Career/Technical Center while in high school; application available in high school guidance offices in early spring.
  • 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.
  • Alumni Scholarship - $2,000 ($1,000 if enrolled in associate degree program) awarded to first-time freshman students who are the child or grandchild of Alfred State alumnus; multiple scholarships available to incoming freshmen; student must have an 83 or better 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 students relationship to the alumnus.
  • *Alumnus 1939 Endowed Scholarship - Awarded to academically talented incoming students.
  • *Anderson Family Endowed Scholarship - Awarded to academically talented incoming student.
  • BG Scholarship - Awarded to incoming and current students; information and application available at www.bgscholarship.com.
  • *Evelyn C. and Rumsey C. Billings Memorial Endowed Scholarship - Awarded to students from Steuben and Otsego counties.
  • *Lee Brasted Engineering Science Endowed Scholarship - Awarded to students enrolling in the engineering science program.
  • Anthony C. Cappadonia Endowed Fund - 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 his/her junior year; letter of interest should be sent to the Admissions Office by March 1.
  • *Cross Connection Control Foundations of the Niagara Frontier, Inc., Annual Scholarship - Awarded to student enrolling in the air conditioning and heating technology program.
  • Culinary Arts Scholarship - $1,000 awarded to incoming students enrolling in culinary arts or culinary arts: baking, production and management program; multiple scholarships available; 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; letter of interest giving details on commitment to the culinary arts/baking field should be sent to the Culinary Arts Department. Application available online.
  • Culinary Honors Club Scholarship - $1,200 awarded to incoming students enrolling in culinary arts or culinary arts: baking, production and management program; students must have an 80 percent or better high school average through the end of their junior year and be in the top 50 percent of their class; application available online; completed application as well as letters of recommendation from a teacher, employer, and a peer should be forwarded to the Culinary Arts Department.
  • Daniel DiFrancesco Memorial Endowed Scholarship - Awarded to an incoming student enrolling in an agriculture program who exhibits service to school and/or 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.
  • *Distinguished Scholars Program - See our web page for details.
  • Dresser-Rand Endowed Scholarship - Awarded to incoming student who resides in Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, or Steuben Counties in New York State, or in McKean, Potter, or Tioga Counties in Pennsylvania.
  • *Max & Marian Farash Annual Scholarship - Awarded to students enrolling in mechanical engineering technology or air conditioning and heating technology programs.
  • *Friendship Designated Scholarship - $500 awarded to graduates of Friendship Central School accepted into a regular program at Alfred State.
  • *Genesee Valley Balloon Association Endowed Scholarship - Awarded to student from Western New York State enrolling in an agriculture program.
  • *Vernon Gleasman SAE Endowed Scholarship - Awarded to academically talented incoming student enrolling in mechanical engineering technology.
  • *Michael K. Gowdy Memorial Scholarship - Awarded to academically talented students from Wellsville High School.
  • *W.R. Grace & Company Endowed Scholarship - Awarded to a student enrolling in the biological science or forensic science technology program.
  • *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.
  • *International Scholarships - See our web page for details.
  • *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.
  • *Suzanne Malachesky Memorial Endowed Scholarship - Awarded to a commuter student enrolling in the nursing program.
  • *Rudolf "Rudy" Mazourek Memorial Annual Scholarship - Awarded to incoming student enrolling in autobody repair program; preference given to students from Newfield High School or another high school in Tompkins County.
  • *Lawrence "Bud" McCarthy Educational Foundation Endowed Scholarship - $1,000 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.
  • Miller/Neverett Memorial Endowed Scholarship - Awarded to an academically talented student who demonstrates potential for campus service as evident by previous involvement in organizations and activities; letter of interest should be sent to the Admissions Office by March 1.
  • NYS STEM Incentive Program - The NYS Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathmatics (STEM) Incentive Program provides a full SUNY or CUNY tuition scholarship for the top 10 percent of students in each New York State high school if they pursue a STEM degree in an associate or bachelor degree program and agree to work in a STEM field in New York State for five years after graduation. Learn more about this program.
  • Frank Oppedesiano '60 Memorial Endowed Scholarship - Awarded to academically talented student enrolling in the mechanical engineering technology program.
  • *Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics Endowed Scholarship - Awarded to an academically talented student entering the forensic science technology program.
  • Phi Theta Kappa External Transfer Scholarship - $4,000 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; must be accepted and provide official documentation of meeting the necessary criteria by May 1.
  • 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.
  • *Praxair Designing the Future Annual Scholarship - $1,000 awarded to incoming students enrolling in the drafting/CAD program; students must possess an 85 or better cumulative high school average to be considered.
  • *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.
  • *Floyd and Eleanor Rose Endowed Scholarship - Awarded to academically talented students from Western New York State 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.
  • *Russo Family Endowed Scholarship - Awarded to an academically talented incoming student.
  • *Shaw Family Endowed Scholarship - Awarded to incoming freshmen enrolling in an agriculture program.
  • *Ernest and Fern Snyder Memorial Annual Scholarship - Awarded to student enrolling in an agriculture program; student must be from Western New York State (west of Rt. 81).
  • *Steuben Trust Company Annual Scholarship - Awarded to academically talented students from Allegany or Steuben counties who are enrolling in the accounting, business administration, or financial services programs.
  • 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.
  • *Albert and Judith Styrcula Endowed Scholarship - Awarded to academically talented students from Dundee High School or from Yates County.
  • *Robert A. Sweeney Memorial Endowed Scholarship - Awarded to student from Steuben County enrolling in a business program.
  • *Transfer Scholarship - See our web page for details.
  • *New York State Scholarships - See our web page for details.
  • *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 the culinary arts: baking, production and management programs; $1,000 each awarded to a continuing/returning student in the culinary arts and the culinary arts: baking, production and management programs; see criteria.
  • Vocational Excellence Scholarship - $2,000 awarded to first-time freshman students entering a program taught at the School of Applied Technology at Wellsville; 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 by May 1; students must maintain at least a 2.5 GPA to continue funding.
  • 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.