Incoming Undergraduate First Year (freshmen) and Transfer Students do not apply for scholarship consideration through the online Brockport Foundation Scholarship portal. Incoming students are considered for scholarships based on their admissions application after being accepted to SUNY Brockport.
Currently enrolled students sign into the online scholarship portal using their Brockport email address.
Application Process Instructions
Go to the online Brockport Foundation Scholarship portal and sign in with your Brockport email account. Enter your credentials and then the system will take you directly to the General Application.
- Students are required to complete the General Application prior to being considered for a scholarship.
- This requires the applicant to supply personal information, resume information, responses to four (4) writing prompts, and reference information (see Reference below).
- RETURNING APPLICANT: select “Sign IN” (upper right corner of page)
Enter your username and password, the system will take you directly to the general application
- Students are required to complete the General Application prior to being considered for a scholarship
- This requires the applicant to supply personal information, resume information, responses to four (4) writing prompts, and reference information (see Reference below)
All required General Application prompts will need to be completed before you can select “Finish and Submit”. The system will automatically load Student Record information such as GPA, Major(s), Minor(s), etc. We suggest you draft your responses in an external document prior to submission in the portal. A drafted, or incomplete, General Application will not allow an applicant to be considered for any opportunities.
- Once the General Application is submitted, a list of Recommended Opportunities will be suggested to you.
- After reviewing Recommended Opportunities, we suggest searching for other scholarship opportunities by going to Opportunities (in the header bar) > Ours > and using the “Show Filters” button.
It is necessary to read the scholarship descriptions before applying.
- Many scholarships have additional criteria that are not listed in your application profile such as community service or affiliation with a certain group or organization
- You will need to read through the recommended scholarship opportunities as they may require you to answer additional questions or include additional supporting materials such as letter of recommendation or a resume
- Please do not apply for scholarships that you are not qualified for based on the stated eligibility and criteria.
- Please note there is no auto-save feature and you are strongly recommended to frequently select “Save and Keep Editing”.
- Please realize that you may go back to your application to update it as many times as you need to, prior to the deadlines. You can edit your responses and check on the status of the scholarships you applied to by going to My Applications (in the header bar) to view each opportunity.
Searching for Scholarships
Browse the list of scholarship opportunities by using the “Show Filters” button at the top of the page, the Keyword search bar, or individually viewing each page individually.
We highly recommend searching for scholarships by using the scopes in the “Show Filters” feature. Use the attribute scopes that relate to you to find available opportunities.
Letters of Recommendation
Brockport Foundation scholarships require at least one, online letter of recommendation for submitted for each applicant. One reason to apply for scholarships early is because some applications require recommendation letters.
Asking faculty, current or former employers, or professional colleagues to serve as references provides some of your biggest supporters the opportunity to recommend you. You should obtain agreement from your potential reference, so you are prepared with their name and email address before you begin your application. Decide if your potential reference knows you well enough and how well you know them. Do not ask family, friends, resident assistants, peer mentors, or student peers to provide a reference.
You should always give a professional reference provider plenty of time to write a letter on your behalf. Communicate with your chosen reference provider in person or on the phone so they know to be expecting an email from email@example.com.
An application that requires reference letters will have a section where you fill in your reference provider’s name and email address. It is important to make sure the email address and name provided is accurate with no errors, otherwise your reference will be unable to submit a letter on your behalf.
NOTE: Letters of Recommendation are due at the public application deadline. All references must be submitted through the scholarship portal.