NEW STUDENT: Empire State Diversity Honors Scholarship

Established in 1992, the Empire State Diversity Honors Scholarship is designed to direct aid to undergraduate students who have demonstrated academic achievement and overcome a disadvantage or other impediment to success in higher education. Candidates will contribute to the diversity of the student body by demonstrating their commitment to facilitating and enhancing diversity, equity, and inclusion effects in their academic programs and activities.

ELIGIBILITY

1.) Be U.S. citizens or have permanent resident status,
2.) Be a New York Resident
3.) Demonstrate how they have overcome a disadvantage or other impediment to success in higher education.
4.) Demonstrate a commitment to contributing to the diversity of the student body by facilitating and enhancing diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts in their academic programs and campus activities.
**Even though financial need is not a requirement for program eligibility, applicants may utilize economic disadvantage as a basis for eligibility.

Preference will be given to candidates who are:
From a low-income background (e.g., Pell-eligible as undergraduates), were first-generation college students (students whose parents have not earned a bachelor’s degree), have overcome adversity, are AmeriCorps alumni, or are veterans.

The Empire State Diversity Honors Scholarship Program is open to any and all prospective candidates regardless of race, color, national origin, or sex, and is consistent with all current governing federal and state nondiscrimination law. All application submissions will be assessed and evaluated in accordance with the required eligibility criteria.

Award
Variable
Scopes
New Student
Deadline
06/03/2024
Supplemental Questions
  1. US Citizen
  2. Permanent Resident
  3. New York Resident
  4. Please select any of the following preference categories that apply to you: (optional)
  5. Please also describe how each of the preference categories chosen is applicable to you and your related experience thereof. (Required if any preference categories are selected)
  6. In 600 words or less, please respond to the following: “Please describe how you’ve engaged, facilitated, and/or enhanced diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts in your campus and/or local community. Examples could include personal, academic, and/or work experience and may include, but is not limited to, student’s potential to contribute to enhancing diversity efforts in their academic programs at SUNY and campus communities; experiences overcoming economic, social, educational disadvantages, and/or other barriers”.
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