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Scholarships

It is important to understand that scholarships are both an honor and a funding vehicle. The financial aspects of scholarships are governed by rules and regulations and are administered by the Office of Financial Aid.

Students may not receive total annual financial aid (Federal, State, Private, Institutional, grants, scholarships, loans etc.) in excess of Old Westbury's budgeted cost of attendance. Sometimes it may be necessary to reduce scholarship award amounts in order to stay in compliance with this Federal regulation. If you receive a scholarship from any source other than the College or the Old Westbury College Foundation, Inc., you should contact your financial aid advisor to see how it may affect your overall financial aid package.

For more information on scholarships, contact Ms. Mary D'Antonio in the Office of Academic Affairs, (516) 876-3135.

*Most scholarships offered by SUNY College at Old Westbury and the Old Westbury College Foundation are made possible thanks to the generous donations of friends of the college. The amount and number of scholarships awarded is dependent upon the availability of these donations. All awards and programs are subject to change without notice as a result of fluctuations in funding levels.

Listed below are the general requirements for all scholarships.  top

I. Eligibility

  • Applicants must be registered as a current full-time matriculated SUNY College at Old Westbury student, unless otherwise specified.
  • Applicants must have a minimum SUNY College at Old Westbury GPA of 3.0, unless otherwise specified.
  • Graduating seniors who will only be attending the fall semester may apply. If the graduating senior is the chosen recipient, he/she will only receive one half the award.
  • Applicants must submit an original essay, 500 words minimum, based on a specified topic. Send your essay on a disk in Microsoft Word, along with a printed copy
  • Applicants must complete the SUNY College at Old Wetsbury Foundation, Inc. Scholarship Application.

II. Criteria for Selection

  • The Standing Scholarship Committee Board will review all applications.
  • The applicant's essay is an essential factor in selecting scholarship recipients.
  • The Committee will judge essays for composition, conveying thoughts accurately and precisely, grammar and spelling.

III. Limitations

  • Scholarship awards may only be used toward the college costs at SUNY College at Old Westbury, unless otherwise specified.
  • The award will be disbursed in two equal amounts. The first half will be issued during the fall semester and the remaining half in the spring semester. Recipients will receive the spring semester's award only if he/she continues to fulfill the scholarship requirements.
  • If the recipient is a graduating senior, the final semester's award will not exceed the cost of tuition and fees.
  • If a student is awarded more than one scholarship award, the total amount of all the awards may not exceed the student's tuition and fees.

Applications are due Friday, April 28, 2006. The application must be post-marked or dropped off by the end of the business day. Incomplete and late applications will not be accepted. You may drop off your applications and the related required material to the Office of Academic Affairs, room H-410 Campus Center or mail to:
Ms. Mary D'Antonio
Coordinator of Scholarships


Incoming Freshman and Transfer Student Scholarships  top

For a Scholarship Application Packet, contact:

Ms. Mary D'Antonio
Coordinator of Scholarships
Office of Academic Affairs
Campus Center, Room H-410
Phone: (516) 876-3135
E-Mail: dantoniom@oldwestbury.edu

For Incoming Freshman  top
Residence Hall Scholarships
$5,740 annually.

Based on academic merit for new full-time first-year students. Renewable annually.

Please contact the Office of Admissions at (516) 876-3073 for further information and an application

For Incoming Transfer Students   top
Presidential Scholarships:
There are two different scholarships available. Level 1 scholarships are $3,000 per year ($1,500 each semester) and Level 2 scholarships are $4,350 per year ($2,175 each semester). Each scholarship is renewable for a maximum of four semesters (fall and spring semesters only).
Eligibility Requirements:

Must apply and be accepted to SUNY College of Old Westbury as a full time matriculated student.

Applicant must not currently attend SUNY College of Old Westbury.

Applicant must not have previously attended SUNY College of Old Westbury.

Must be a transfer student with at least 60 earned college credits by the end of the semester prior to enrollment with a minimum of a 3.3 GPA for level 1 scholarships and 3.5 minimum for level 2 scholarships at the time of application. Multiple averages are combined.

Award recipients must be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States.

Award recipients must be pursuing their first bachelor's degree.

All award recipients must register full-time at SUNY College at Old Westbury each semester.

Minimum 3.3 GPA must be verified for renewal of awards. If student is graduating mid-year and only one semester is required for graduation, the award will be reduced to half the award amount. Any unused semesters cannot be refunded.

Financial need is not a requirement.

Award can only be used at SUNY College at Old Westbury.

Participation in at least 2 college-sponsored events as determined by the Office of Enrollment Services is required each year for renewal of the award.

Application Requirements:
All applications must include the following:

A completed SUNY Application with all supporting documents must be on file with our office

A Presidential Scholarship Application.

Two professional letters of recommendation (professors or employers are preferred).

A personal statement on your commitment to either your school or home community.

An origrinal essay, 500 words minimum, entitled My Impact On The World Around Me.

The scholarship application, recommendations, and personal statement must be mailed to:

SUNY College at Old Westbury
Office of Enrollment Services, Scholarship Program
PO Box 307
Old Westbury, New York 11568 - 0307

Applications and all required information must be postmarked by May 15th for Fall 2006 applications and by October 15th for Spring 2007 applications. Applications with missing information will not be considered.

Late applications will not be accepted.

All applicants will receive a postcard confirming receipt of your application. For information about the status of your application, please contact the Office of Enrollment Services at 516.876.3073.


Continuing Undergraduate Student Scholarships  top

For a Scholarship Application Packet, contact:

Ms. Mary D'Antonio
Coordinator of Scholarships
Office of Academic Affairs
Campus Center, Room H-410
Phone: (516) 876-3135
E-Mail: dantoniom@oldwestbury.edu

 

Old Westbury Award:  top
$2,000 award

Open to currently enrolled student of at least sophomore standing during the 2006-2007 academic year.

Full-time or Part-time students may apply.

Must have at least a 3.25 grade point average (based on a 4 point system) at the time of applying, and must maintain that GPA throughout the 2006-07 academic year.

In 500 words or less, candidate must provide a written reply to the following question: “How can Americans today impact society through volunteer service?” Each submission should include explanations of past experiences and ongoing efforts/relationships of the candidate that illustrate their personal commitment to either community or College service.

Must be a United States citizen and a resident of the State of New York.

Though financial need is not a requirement, students should complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) with the Office of Financial Aid.

Two letters of recommendation on official letterhead, preferably from persons related to the service mentioned in your essay.

NOTE: Funds for the Old Westbury Award are provided by the faculty and staff of the College through the Employee Giving Program.

International Exchange Scholarship:  top
$1,000 award

Open to currently matriculated SUNY College at Old Westbury students who will participate in one of the International Exchange Programs administrated by SUNY College at Old Westbury. (However, it is limited to students who have at least one more semester at SUNY College at Old Westbury after the program is over)

Full-time or Part-time students may apply.

Must have at least a 3.0 grade point average (based on a 4 point system) at time of applying, and must maintain that GPA throughout the program.

Though financial need is not a requirement, students should complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) with the Office of Financial Aid

Two faculty recommendations on official letterhead (must be from the SUNY College at Old Westbury faculty.

An original essay, 500 words minimum, entitled, The Importance International Education.

Herbert L. Frink Memorial Scholarship:  top
$500 award

Open to Media and Communications majors who intend to pursue a career in journalism.

Open to a matriculated SUNY College at Old Westbury student who will hold either sophomore or junior standing for the 2006-07 academic year.   Transfer students are eligible for this award.

Must have at least a 3.25 grade point average (based on a 4 point system) at the time of applying, and must maintain that GPA throughout the 2006-07 academic year.  Transcript(s) from all colleges or universities attended should be included when applying.

One letter of recommendation from a member of the American Studies/Media and Communications faculty at SUNY College at Old Westbury or from a member of the faculty within a similar discipline at another college or university previously attended.

An original essay, 500 words minimum, citing a personal experience with a journalist, his or her reporting, or both and the impact that experience has had on your development and your career aspirations.  

Though financial need is not a requirement, students should complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) with the Office of Financial Aid.

 

Jane A. McMillan Memorial Scholarship:  top
$300 award

Open to SUNY College Old Westbury students who are currently enrolled and who will be matriculated during the 2006-2007 academic year.

Full-time or Part-time students may apply.

Must major in a department within the School of Education.

Must have at least a 3.0 grade point average at the time of applying, and must maintain that GPA throughout the 2006-2007 academic year.

Though financial need is not a requirement, students should complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) with the Office of Financial Aid.

One faculty recommendation on official letterhead (must be from the SUNY College at Old Westbury faculty).

An original essay, 500 words minimum, entitled, Why I Want To Become A Teacher.

Chin Family Scholarship:  top
Roundtrip Airline Ticket
US/China

Open to any matriculated college student, who participates in any of the four China Exchange programs administrated by SUNY College at Old Westbury.

Must have at least one more matriculated semester in College after the program is over.

Must have at least a 3.0 grade point average (based on a 4 point system) at time of applying, and during the program.

Two faculty recommendations on official letterhead (excluding family members and friends)

An original essay, 500 words minimum, entitled, The Importance of US and China Relations.

Faye Friedenberg Memorial Scholarship :  top
$500 award
The Friedenberg Family selects recipient.

A currently enrolled student, who will be matriculated at SUNY College at Old Westbury during the 2006-2007 academic year.

Must be a full-time female student who is 40 years old or older.

Must be of sophomore standing or higher.

Must demonstrate financial need.

Two faculty recommendations on official letterhead (must be from the SUNY College at Old Westbury faculty).

An original essay, 500 words minimum, entitled, What Returning To College Means To Me (please include life history and background information)

Jermaine Camp Memorial Award:  top
$100 award

Open to currently enrolled student of at least second-semester freshman standing during the 2006-07 academic year.

Full-time or Part-time students may apply.

Must have at least a 3.0 grade point average (based on a 4 point system) at the time of applying.

In 200 words, candidate must provide a written essay on the role of students in Old Westbury’s governance.

Two letters of recommendation from faculty on official letterhead.

Though financial need is not a requirement, students should complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) with the Office of Financial Aid

 

SPECIAL CRITERIA AWARDS  top  

For a Scholarship Application Packet, contact:

Ms. Mary D'Antonio
Coordinator of Scholarships
Office of Academic Affairs
Campus Center, Room H-410
Phone: (516) 876-3135
E-Mail: dantoniom@oldwestbury.edu


The Leeds Scholarship:  top
$5,071 award

Open to currently enrolled, new incoming freshman, and transfer students who will be matriculated at SUNY College at Old Westbury during the 2006-2007 academic year.

Full-time or Part-time students may apply.

Must be of African, Hispanic/Latino, or Native American heritage.

Must have at least a 3.0 grade point average (based on a 4 point system) at the time of applying, and must maintain that GPA throughout the 2006-2007 academic year.

Must be a United States citizen and a New York State resident.

Though financial need is not a requirement, students should complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) with the Office of Financial Aid

Two faculty recommendations on official letterhead.

An original essay, 500 words minimum, entitled, My Personal Goals.

Herb Wetanson Scholarship:  top
$2,500 award
The Office of Financial Aid will select recipient

Open to currently enrolled, new incoming freshman, and transfer students who will be matriculated at SUNY College at Old Westbury during the 2006-2007 academic year.

Full-time or Part-time students may apply.

Must be of African, Hispanic/Latino heritage

Must be a New York City resident.

Must have at least at least a 3.0 college grade point average (based on a 4 point system)/80 high school average at the time of applying, and must maintain that GPA throughout the 2006-2007 academic year.

Financial need is a requirement.

Applicant must demonstrate that this award will make the difference in being able to attend SUNY College at Old Westbury.

Two faculty recommendations on official letterhead.

An original essay, 500 words minimum, entitled, Why A College Education Is Important To Me.

Alumni Association Graduate School Scholarship:  top
$1,000 award

Open to all SUNY College at Old Westbury graduating seniors.

Overall G.P.A. of 3.0 or higher

Letters of Recommendation from two SUNY Old Westbury faculty members

An original essay explaining your experiences at Old Westbury and your future academic plans.

Must be attending graduate school immediately after graduation.

Anna Rosenberg Scholarship:  top
Award To Be Determined

Open to currently enrolled and new female students age 25 or older who will be matriculated at SUNY College at Old Westbury during the 2006-2007 academic year.

Full-time or Part-time students may apply.

Must have at least a 3.0 grade point average (based on a 4 point system) at the time of applying, and must maintain that GPA throughout the 2006-2007 academic year

Must provide a written essay (200 word minimum) on “Your Personal Goals and Aspirations.”

Though financial need is not a requirement, students should complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) with the Office of Financial Aid

Irving and Sara Anker Memorial Scholarship:  top
$500 award

Open to a matriculated SUNY College at Old Westbury student graduating in May 2007.

Applicant must submit their transcript(s).

Two letters of recommendation. One from a SUNY College at Old Westbury faculty and the other from a community leader (excluding family members and friends).

An original essay, 500 words minimum, entitled, My Commitment to Public Education

Patricia A. & Mark A. Harmon Memorial Scholarship:  top
$500 award

A currently enrolled student who will be matriculated at SUNY College at Old Westbury during the 2006-2007 academic year.

Must be an African-American female student majoring in one of the degree programs in the School of Business.

Must have at least a 3.5 grade point average or higher at the time of applying and must maintain that GPA throughout the 2006-2007 academic year.


On-Line Scholarship and Grant Information  top


http://www.collegeboard.com/


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http://www.scholarships.com


http://www.srnexpress.com/


http://www.scholarships101.com


http://www.wiredscholar.com/

 


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