Terms of Award
If you are a first-time freshman student (domestic or international) and meet our criteria you may be eligible to receive an Eagle Scholarship. You do not have to complete a separate application to be considered. This scholarship is a one-time, non-renewable award. This scholarship may be combined with the Extraordinary Academic Scholarships and/or the Honors College Prometheus Scholarship. It may also be combined with scholarships from the Brockport Foundation.
Nature of Award
The Eagle Scholarship consists of a waiver that is applied to room or other non-tuition charges. On campus residency is required. This non-tuition award will be credited to the recipient’s account as a credit to assist with coverage of these on-campus resident expenses. This award is a one-time award and is non-renewable.
On Campus Residency
Students receiving a Gold, Green, Eagle, Prometheus or Out-of-State Recognition Scholarship are required to reside on campus in the residence halls (double occupancy room) and select a campus meal plan during the fall and spring semesters, and all subsequent semesters that they receive the scholarship. Failure to do so will result in the immediate loss of the scholarship for the current and all subsequent semesters.
Please note: Prometheus Scholarship students are eligible to reside in the student townhomes and the new Eagle Hall. However, students will not qualify for their full award and will only receive a $1,000 credit ($500 per semester) against their room charge and will be financially responsible for the balance.
Coordination with Other Financial Aid
In no case may a student’s total aid exceed the cost of attendance figure as calculated by the Financial Aid Office. In addition, if federal self-help aid (federal loans or work-study employment) is received, total aid may not exceed the student’s documented financial need as displayed on the student’s financial aid award letter. If an overaward does occur, it will be necessary to reduce offered aid by first reducing federal self-help aid (loans or employment) and then reducing the Extraordinary Academic Scholarship if necessary. Receipt of additional aid after the initial award letter has been sent may result in an aid adjustment.
Taxability of Scholarships
The Federal 1986 Tax Reform Act affects all scholarships and fellowships, including New York Tuition Assistance Program (TAP), Federal Pell Grants, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants (SEOG), Federal Teach, institutional grants, scholarships or fellowships, which are to be considered as federal taxable income. Student loans are not considered income for federal tax purposes. Matriculated students may exclude amounts used for tuition and fees, books, supplies, and equipment required for courses of instruction. Extraordinary Academic Scholarship Program Awards are applied to room or other non-tuition expenses and as such are considered to be taxable income. It is very important that students keep receipts to document any excludable expenditures. The law places upon the student the obligation to determine the taxable amount of their scholarships and fellowships by offsetting the above allowable expense against the total of all grants received. Domestic students please contact the U.S. Internal Revenue Service or your tax preparer if you have any questions.