Fellowships and Scholarships

Commencement Cap with Fellowships and Scholarships on the side

Old Westbury students who are interested in pursuing external national and international prestigious fellowships and scholarships should contact the Student Success Center. Students considering scholarships through SUNY Old Westbury and The Old Westbury College Foundation, Inc., should contact the coordinating department

Assistance will include identifying opportunities and developing applications. The campus community will be served by:

  • Maintaining a database of and providing information on distinguished scholarships and fellowships.
  • Recruiting applicants and matching student achievements and objectives with award opportunities.
  • Advisement on scholarship process and assistance on application materials.
  • Coordinating campus selection process for nominated awards.

Students interested in discussing and pursuing one of these scholarships or fellowships should review the database for the Old Westbury contact.

Check out our Notable Success Outcomes for a list of Old Westbury's past recipients of these opportunities!

Contact:

Ricky Guerra
Student Success Coach
Student Success Center, H-208D
guerrar@oldwestbury.edu
(516) 876-3211

National Fellowships and Scholarships

 Award

Deadlines*

Purpose

Campus

Nomination

Campus Contact

The Beinecke Scholarship

Campus: January 12, 2024

Foundation: February 14, 2024

For undergraduate juniors who plan to pursue graduate studies in the arts, humanities, or social sciences. Required

Student Success Center

Ricky Guerra

guerrar@oldwestbury.edu

Benjamin and David Scharps Legal Essay Award

Campus: March 1, 2024

Foundation: March 17, 2024

SUNY students (Juniors and Seniors apply) can earn a gift of up to $1,500 ($1,000 for second prize) toward their future legal studies. Applicants will submit a 2,000 word essay that is responsive to the chosen topic. Submission is to be sent in standard essay format. Required

Student Success Center

Ricky Guerra

guerrar@oldwestbury.edu

Black Family Fellowship Foundation: January 12, 2024 Provides financial support, co-curricular programming, and community building for veterans, reservists, and active-duty service members for select Harvard University programs.  

Student Success Center

Ricky Guerra

guerrar@oldwestbury.edu

Byron Hanke Fellowship Foundation: May 1, 2024 For graduate students to implement research projects related to the development, management, & governance of common interest communities and their community associations. Stipends range from $3,000-$5,000 over one year, or as determined by the Foundation.  

Student Success Center

Ricky Guerra

guerrar@oldwestbury.edu

Carl A. Scott Book Scholarship Foundation: April 21, 2024 A $500 book scholarship will be awarded to a student pursuing a master's in social work who has demonstrated their commitment to promoting equity, racial, economic, and environmental justice in their social work careers.  

Student Success Center

Ricky Guerra

guerrar@oldwestbury.edu

Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund Foundation: April 1, 2024 Need-based scholarship awarded to students at the college level who are active in the progressive movement. Applicants have interest in careers in which they will battle forms of oppression (including racism, homophobia, and sexism).  

Student Success Center

Ricky Guerra

guerrar@oldwestbury.edu

Flagship Scholarship Foundation: December 21, 2023 Empowers LGBTQ students who are earning their undergraduate, graduate, & doctoral degrees at accredited colleges in the United States.  

Student Success Center

Ricky Guerra

guerrar@oldwestbury.edu

Goldwater

Campus: December 8, 2024

Foundation: January 26, 2024

Sophomores and juniors into careers in mathematics, the natural sciences, and engineering.

Required

Student Success Center

Ricky Guerra

guerrar@oldwestbury.edu

Harvard Public Policy Leadership Conference

Foundation: June 30, 2024

 

First-Year and sophomores interested in public policy/international relations.

 

Student Success Center

Ricky Guerra

guerrar@oldwestbury.edu

Hispanic Scholarship Fund Scholar Program Foundation: February 15, 2024 HSF Scholars have access to a full range of invaluable Scholar Support Services, including career services, mentorship, leadership development, knowledge building, and wellness training. HSF Scholars may also be eligible to receive a scholarship, which ranges from $500-$5,000 and awarded directly to students  

Student Success Center

Ricky Guerra

guerrar@oldwestbury.edu

Humanity in Action

Foundation: May 30, 2024

Sophomores, juniors, seniors interested in histories of discrimination and resistance

 

Student Success Center

Ricky Guerra

guerrar@oldwestbury.edu

James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation: March 2, 2024 Offers $24,000 to individuals desiring to become outstanding teachers of the American Constitution at the secondary school level. Fellowship applicants compete only against other applicants from the states of their legal residence. As funding permits, the Foundation plans to offer one fellowship per state per year.  

Student Success Center

Ricky Guerra

guerrar@oldwestbury.edu

Knight-Hennessey Scholarship Foundation: October 11, 2024 A fully funded opportunity for Seniors pursuing graduate school to take part in any of Stanford University’s offered graduate programs.  

Student Success Center

Ricky Guerra

guerrar@oldwestbury.edu

Leadership and the American Presidency (LTAP) Foundation: March 15, 2024 Grounded in leadership, civil discourse, and working across difference, the program is offered to students of all majors. Students will be placed in an internship depending on their interests, study leadership through the course, and participate in programming.  

Student Success Center

Ricky Guerra

guerrar@oldwestbury.edu

The Margins Fellowship Foundation: October 15, 2024 The Fellowship offers a $5,000 stipend, residency time at Millay Arts, a writing workshop, mentorship, and publishing opportunities to creative writing fellows.  

Student Success Center

Ricky Guerra

guerrar@oldwestbury.edu

Mount Vernon Leadership Fellows Temporarily Postponed A highly selective six week summer institute for rising college juniors offering unparalleled learning and networking opportunities at the home of America’s first president just outside our nation’s capital.   

Student Success Center

Ricky Guerra

guerrar@oldwestbury.edu

Nancy Foster Scholarship Program December 22, 2024 For seniors. An opportunity with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) to support graduate and doctoral studies in oceanography, marine biology, or maritime archaeology, and additional oceanic and marine endeavors.  

Student Success Center

Ricky Guerra

guerrar@oldwestbury.edu

National Science Foundation

Graduate

Foundation: By discipline/Mid-Late October 2024

Graduate studies in natural and social sciences, mathematics

 

Student Success Center

Ricky Guerra

guerrar@oldwestbury.edu

Northwestern Latino Law Students Association (LLSA) Pre-Law Scholars Program Foundation: February 20, 2024 Pre-Law Scholars will be chosen from college juniors, seniors, or recent graduates who demonstrate academic promise and financial need. Scholars will receive up to $1,800 to cover tuition in a commercial LSAT prep course.  

Student Success Center

Ricky Guerra

guerrar@oldwestbury.edu

The Obama-Chesky Voyager Scholarship Foundation: March 27, 2024 Sophomore students that have an interest in public service and provides them with the following: financial aid to alleviate the burden of college debt, meaningful travel experiences to expand their horizons, and a network of mentors and leaders to support them.  

Student Success Center

Ricky Guerra

guerrar@oldwestbury.edu

Open City Fellowship Foundation: October 15, 2024 The Fellowship offers a $2,500 grant, skill-building workshops, and publishing opportunities to Fellows to write about the Asian American and Muslim American communities of the tristate area: New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut.  

Student Success Center

Ricky Guerra

guerrar@oldwestbury.edu

Pat Tillman Scholars Fellowship Program Foundation: February 28, 2024 Supports academic scholarships, a national network, and professional development opportunities in all different fields for military veterans and their spouses.  

Student Success Center

Ricky Guerra

guerrar@oldwestbury.edu

Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship

Foundation: October 26, 2024

Immigrants or the children of immigrants, who are pursuing graduate school in the United States

 

Student Success Center

Ricky Guerra

guerrar@oldwestbury.edu

Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship

Foundation: September 29, 2024

Undergraduate and graduates students for careers in the U.S. Department of State Foreign Service

 

Student Success Center

Ricky Guerra

guerrar@oldwestbury.edu

Public Policy and International Affairs

Foundation: November 1, 2024

Help students achieve a Master’s or joint degree, typically in public policy, public administration, international affairs or a related field

 

Student Success Center

Ricky Guerra

guerrar@oldwestbury.edu

Rachel Carson Council Fellowship Program Foundation: March 15, 2024 For students interested in environmental study and advocacy and provide students funding to carry out projects or campaigns on behalf of the RCC.  

Student Success Center

Ricky Guerra

guerrar@oldwestbury.edu

Rangel Graduate Fellowship Program Foundation: October 14, 2024 For Seniors interested in graduate studies and future careers in foreign service to gain hands on experience in summer internships in Washington DC and in global embassies across the globe.  

Student Success Center

Ricky Guerra

guerrar@oldwestbury.edu

The Reducetarian Fellowship Foundation: March 31, 2024 NYC-area undergraduate students who are eager to create a more sustainable, healthy, and compassionate world. A one-year experience designed to equip & encourage students to pursue a career focused on combating industrial animal agriculture. Each fellow receives a $7,500 stipend to support their participation in the program, and one-on-one mentorship from the Fellowship Director throughout the year.  

Student Success Center

Ricky Guerra

guerrar@oldwestbury.edu

S.M.A.R.T. Scholarship-for-Service Program Foundation: December 1, 2024 The Science, Mathematics, and Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship-for-Service Program is funded by the Department of Defense (DoD). It is a combined educational and workforce development opportunity for bachelors, masters, and Ph.D. students to gain technical skills in critical STEM fields and support the national security mission of DoD.  

Student Success Center

Ricky Guerra

guerrar@oldwestbury.edu

Truman Scholarship

Campus: November 30, 2023

Foundation: February 7, 2024

Graduate studies in public service

Required

Student Success Center

Ricky Guerra

guerrar@oldwestbury.edu

Udall

Campus: February 9, 2024

Foundation: March 1, 2024

Sophomores and juniors for leadership, public service, and commitment to issues related to American Indian nations or to the environment.

Required

Student Success Center

Ricky Guerra

guerrar@oldwestbury.edu

Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation: Rolling Admission: Deadlines in November, January, & March For seniors who plan to pursue teaching in a post-secondary institution (grades 7-12) in a STEM field. Students will attend a masters program at a partnering university in that state (Pennsylvania, and others), and must then commit to three years of teaching in one of the local school districts (specific to location of the university) for a period of 3 years.  

Student Success Center

Ricky Guerra

guerrar@oldwestbury.edu

NOTE: Please see the scholarship or fellowship website for all application instructions and deadlines. Campus Deadline: This indicates the deadline for submissions to Old Westbury. Foundation Deadline: This indicates the date the application is due to the foundation.

International Fellowships and Scholarships

Award

Deadlines*

Purpose

Campus Nomination

Contact

Boren

Foundation: January 24, 2024

 

Undergraduate students to study less commonly taught languages in world regions critical to U.S. interests

 

Office of International Enrollment Services

Critical Languages Scholarship

Foundation: November 16, 2024

Summer overseas language and cultural immersion program for American undergraduate and graduate students.

 

Student Success Center

Ricky Guerra

guerrar@oldwestbury.edu

Freeman-ASIA

Campus: March 28, 2024

Foundation: April 4, 2024

Scholarships for U.S. undergraduate students with demonstrated financial need to study abroad in East or Southeast Asia

 

Office of International Enrollment Services

Fulbright US Student

Campus: September 1, 2024

Foundation: October 10, 2024

To do research or teach English in over 150 countries.

Required

Student Success Center

Ricky Guerra

guerrar@oldwestbury.edu

Gates Cambridge

Foundation: October 13, 2024

Full-time postgraduate degree in any subject available at the University of Cambridge.

 

Student Success Center

Ricky Guerra

guerrar@oldwestbury.edu

George R. Mitchell

Campus: September 1, 2024

 

Foundation: September 28, 2024

Postgraduate study in any discipline offered by institutions of higher learning in Ireland and Northern Ireland.

Required

Student Success Center

Ricky Guerra

guerrar@oldwestbury.edu

Gilman

Foundation: March 14, 2024

Students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding to participate in study broad programs worldwide.

 

Office of International Enrollment Services

Luce Scholarship Foundation: October 14, 2024

Opportunity to take part in a placed internship within Asia to give students the chance to learn and become immersed in Asian culture. Language training is included. Open to seniors, graduate students, and recent alumni.

 

Student Success Center

Ricky Guerra

guerrar@oldwestbury.edu

Marshall

Campus: September 1, 2024

Foundation: September 26, 2024

Graduate level study at an UK institution in any field.

Required

Student Success Center

Ricky Guerra

guerrar@oldwestbury.edu

Rhodes

Campus: September 3, 2024

Foundation: October 4, 2024

Graduate studies at Oxford University.

Required

Student Success Center

Ricky Guerra

guerrar@oldwestbury.edu

NOTE: Please see the scholarship or fellowship website for all application instructions and deadlines. Campus Deadline: This indicates the deadline for submissions to Old Westbury. Foundation Deadline: This indicates the date the application is due to the foundation.