Scholarships

Helping our students navigate the financial aid process is a priority. With affordable SUNY tuition, and various scholarship & grant opportunities, you’ll make it through your degree with less debt.

First-Year Scholarships

Award amounts listed below begin with the 2023-2024 entering freshmen class. New scholarship amounts are not retroactive for previous scholarship recipients.

Students do not need to apply for the below first-year merit-based awards. Students’ applications are automatically reviewed during the admissions process for eligibility for this program.

Gold Scholarship: $4,500/year

High School GPA 93+
Campus Residency Requirement Yes
Required Institutional GPA for Renewal
3.25
Maximum Years of Eligibility 4

 

Green Scholarship: $2,500/year

High School GPA

88+
Campus Residency Requirement Yes
Required Institutional GPA for Renewal 3.25
Maximum Years of Eligibility 4

Empire Scholarship for Out-of-State Students: $6,500/year

High School GPA 88+
Campus Residency Requirement Yes
Required Institutional GPA for Renewal 3.25
Maximum Years of Eligibility 4
Stackable with Additional Scholarships? Yes: Green, Gold, Prometheus

Empire Scholarships are reserved for non-NYS residents to help offset the cost of out-of-state tuition. Students who receive the Empire Scholarship must maintain full-time status in order to receive the award.

Residential Scholars Award: Free Housing for your First Year

when stacked with other awards (Gold, Prometheus, Empire, Eagle)

High School GPA 96+
Campus Residency Requirement Yes
Maximum Years of Eligibility One-time award for first year only, non-renewable
Stackable with Additional Scholarships? Yes: Gold, Prometheus, Empire, Eagle

 

Eagle Scholarship: $1,000

High School GPA 90+
Campus Residency Requirement Yes
Maximum Years of Eligibility One-time award for first year only, non-renewable
Stackable with Additional Scholarships? Yes: Green, Gold, Recognition

 

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Prometheus (Honors) Scholarship

The Prometheus Scholarship is awarded to qualified first-year students every fall semester. For the fall entering class of first-year Honors students, the Prometheus Scholarship includes an award in the amount of $6,000 and a campus parking pass. In addition to the Prometheus Scholarship, Honors students receive priority registration privileges, first choice placement in a Living Learning Community, and other benefits.

Learn more about the Prometheus Scholarship


Transfer Scholarships

Brockport also awards transfer scholarships designed for students who come to Brockport after completing a minimum of 24 college credits at another College or University. These awards are competitive and reviewed following a student’s admission to Brockport.

$1,500 Transfer Award

Transfer GPA 3.5 or higher
Campus Residency Requirement No
Required Institutional GPA for Renewal 3.25
Maximum Years of Eligibility 2

$1,000 Transfer Award

Transfer GPA 3.0 - 3.49
Campus Residency Requirement No
Required Institutional GPA for Renewal 3.25
Maximum Years of Eligibility 2

 

The Admissions Office will consider the following when awarding a transfer scholarship:

  • Transfer GPA (if you are transferring from multiple institutions, the GPA will be combined)
  • Financial need
  • Number of credits completed
  • Preference given to Phi Theta Kappa members

Learn More about Transfer Scholarships


Additional Scholarships

Foundation Scholarships

Scholarships from the Brockport Foundation are created by donors to Brockport. These donors are alumni, friends, faculty, emeriti, staff and parents who share the goal of making an exceptional Brockport education available to a wide range of students.

Students need to complete an application for any of the more than 350 Brockport Foundation scholarships. The application requires an essay, a résumé and a reference. Students who complete the application process are automatically matched with scholarship opportunities for which they qualify. Based on their answers to questions, they may receive recommendations for additional scholarships. These additional scholarships have additional criteria, such as a question about future plans, an additional essay, an additional reference or similar information.

Have questions? Contact the Foundation Scholarship Office at (585) 395-5105.

Learn more about Foundation Scholarships Email the Coordinator


Fannie Barrier Williams Scholars

The Fannie Barrier Williams Scholars (FBWS) program will provide four-year scholarships (with the option of a fifth year) to students from low-income families with unmet financial need. Approximately 30 students per year will receive these awards, which will supplement existing State and Federal programs and cover traditional out-of-pocket expenses such as room-and-board and fees. Preference will be given to students of color.

Learn More about Fannie Barrier Williams Scholars


Excelsior Scholarship

The NYS Excelsior Scholarship awards full tuition to NYS residents whose family household adjusted gross income does not exceed $125,000. An Excelsior Scholarship recipient can receive up to $5,500, minus any amounts received for TAP, Pell, or other grants or scholarships, with the remainder of their tuition covered through a tuition credit paid through SUNY.

Learn More about the Excelsior Scholarship


NYS Grants, Scholarships and Loan Programs

State aid offers a variety of grants, loans and scholarships for students in specific programs and from specific backgrounds. See if you qualify for additional state aid. 

Have questions? Contact the Office of Registration and Records at bursar@brockport.edu.

Learn more about NYS Grants, Scholarships & Loans


New York State STEM Incentive Program

The New York State Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Incentive Program provides a full SUNY 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’s or bachelor’s degree program and agree to work in a STEM field in New York State (NYS) for 5 years after graduation.

Learn more about the New York State STEM Incentive Program


Army ROTC Scholarships

The US Army has an education program that supersedes all. Ensuring that educated Officers are leading the Army’s Soldiers is a primary concern for the Army. To assist its future Officer leaders with college expenses, the Army provides them with ROTC Scholarships.

Have questions? Contact the ROTC Scholarship Director at (585) 395-2769 or (585) 395-2249.

Learn more about the Army ROTC Scholarships


A scholarship is an award of financial aid for a student to further their education that does not require repayment. Scholarships as awarded based upon various criteria, which can be established by the academic institution, donor or the founder of the award. Scholarships are not related to state and federal financial aid programs such as Pell grants, loans, or NYS TAP, which are applied for through the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid), and NYS TAP (Tuition Assistance Program applications.

Scholarships are automatically credited to the recipient’s student account. However, financial aid received may need to be adjusted due to the receipt of a scholarship or award.

Please note: NCAA Division III Bylaws prohibit the awarding of financial awards, grants and scholarships to intercollegiate student-athletes on the basis of athletic participation, leadership, ability or performance. As a result, eligibility for scholarships will be assessed without the consideration of athletic participation, leadership, ability or performance.