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 college campus 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.

Notable Old Westbury Success Outcomes:

  • Sarah Sadik '19- Fulbright Scholar, Fulbright U.S. Student Program
  • Kristen Ulmer '21- NYS Alternate, James Madison Fellowship

Contact:

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

 

National Fellowships and Scholarships

 Award

Deadlines*

Purpose

Campus

Nomination

Campus Contact

The Beinecke Scholarship

Campus: January 15, 2022

Foundation: February 8, 2022

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, 2022

Foundation: March 18, 2022

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

Goldwater

Campus: December 10, 2021

Foundation: January 27, 2023

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

Required

Student Success Center

Ricky Guerra

guerrar@oldwestbury.edu

Dept. of Homeland Security Temporarily Suspended Sophomore, junior, senior for HS-STEM summer internship  

Student Success Center

Ricky Guerra

guerrar@oldwestbury.edu

Harvard Public Policy Leadership Conference

Foundation: July 8, 2022

 

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

 

Student Success Center

Ricky Guerra

guerrar@oldwestbury.edu

Hispanic Scholarship Fund Scholar Program Foundation: March 1, 2022 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: September 1, 2022

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

 

Student Success Center

Ricky Guerra

guerrar@oldwestbury.edu

James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation: March 8, 2022 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 12, 2022 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

The Margins Fellowship Foundation: September 15, 2022 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 For Summer 2022 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 14, 2022 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 2022

Graduate studies in natural and social sciences, mathematics

 

Student Success Center

Ricky Guerra

guerrar@oldwestbury.edu

Open City Fellowship Foundation: September 15, 2022 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

Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship

Foundation: October 27, 2022

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 22, 2022

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, 2022

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: April 1, 2022 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, 2022 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: April 15. 2022 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, 2022 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

SUNY SAIL Virtual Leadership Academy

Campus: September 12, 2022

Foundation: September 15, 2022

A series of virtual leadership workshops provided by SUNY. Required

CSLI & Student Success Center

Andrew Crane & Ricky Guerra

cranea@oldwestbury.edu & guerrar@oldwestbury

Truman Scholarship

Campus: November 30, 2022

Foundation: February 1, 2023

Graduate studies in public service

Required

Student Success Center

Ricky Guerra

guerrar@oldwestbury.edu

 

Udall

Campus: February 10 , 2022

Foundation: March 2, 2022

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

The Voyager Scholarship: The Obama-Chesky Scholarship for Public Service Foundation: June 14, 2022 Supports students in their junior and senior years of college who are planning to pursue a career in public service with up to $50,000 in financial aid; a $10,000 stipend and free Airbnb housing to pursue a summer work-travel experience between their junior and senior years of college; a $2,000 travel credit every year for 10 years following graduation; an annual summit; and a network of mentors.  

Student Success Center

Ricky Guerra

guerrar@oldwestbury.edu

Watermark Scholarship for Women in STEM Foundation: July 15, 2022 $5,000 dollar award towards the continued education for women in STEM to provide much-needed support for college students pursuing Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics (STEM)-related studies and careers.  

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: February 1, 2023

 

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 17, 2022

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

 

Student Success Center

Ricky Guerra

guerrar@oldwestbury.edu

Freeman-ASIA

Foundation: Mid October, 2022

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 11, 2022

Foundation: October 11, 2022

To do research or teach English in over 150 countries.

Required

Student Success Center

Ricky Guerra

guerrar@oldwestbury.edu

Gates Cambridge

Foundation: October 13, 2022

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 5, 2022

 

Foundation: September 27, 2022

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 1, 2022

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

 

Office of International Enrollment Services

Marshall

Campus: September 1, 2022

Foundation: September 20, 2022

Graduate level study at an UK institution in any field.

Required

Student Success Center

Ricky Guerra

guerrar@oldwestbury.edu

Rhodes

Campus: September 9, 2022

Foundation: October 5, 2022

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.