Our Opportunities

Welcome to the SUNY Erie Foundation Scholarship website! When available, scholarship opportunities listed below are made possible by donors & supporters of the SUNY Erie Foundation as well as departments and programs throughout the College. Click on the scholarship name to learn more about each opportunity. To apply, first complete the General Application after you sign in. Recommended scholarships will be listed in the Navigation Bar.

The application cycle has begun for the 2020-2021 academic year. Please complete your General Application first before completing individual opportunities. Please check back frequently for the latest SUNY Erie scholarship information.

APPLY: Click the “Sign In” button to begin. You MUST use your SUNY Erie user name “@ecc.edu” (NOT “@students.ecc.edu”) & password to sign in and begin your scholarship application. Failure to sign in correctly may invalidate your application. Improperly created applications may be denied.

SUNY Erie Student Employees (Ambassadors, Tutors, etc.): You must use your EMPLOYEE USER NAME & PASSWORD to sign into the scholarship system. Failure to sign in correctly may invalidate your application. Improperly created applications may be denied.

Please note: Once you complete the General Application, you will be matched with scholarships for which you qualify and must click on the “Apply to” button to be considered for these scholarships. Additional scholarships may also be recommended to you if you meet the basic criteria. To see a list of these scholarships, select “Recommended” under “Opportunities.” You must click on “Apply to” and complete any additional requirements in order to be considered for these scholarships.

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Opportunities Table
Award Name Actions
1,000 Statler Foundation Scholarship
This scholarship assists students in the SUNY Erie Culinary Arts, Hotel Restaurant Management or Baking and Pastry Arts programs. ELIGIBILITY: 1. ...
This scholarship assists students in the SUNY Erie Culinary Arts, Hotel...
  • Deadline: 02/14/2020
  • Award: 1,000
Deadline02/14/2020
$1,000.00 Administrators Association of ECC Scholarship Fund
The Administrators Association Scholarship assists family members of the AAECC-UAW to meet the financial demands of attending...
The Administrators Association Scholarship assists family members of the...
  • Deadline: 02/24/2020
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline02/24/2020
$500.00 Albert E. Adams Computer Repair Technology Endowed Scholarship Fund
This scholarship is named in memory of Mrs. Esther A. Matthews’ brother Albert E. Adams. Albert was an exceptional human being who taught in the...
This scholarship is named in memory of Mrs. Esther A. Matthews’ brother...
  • Deadline: 02/24/2020
  • Award: $500.00
Deadline02/24/2020
1/4 of award year's tuition Alfonso M. Urban Endowed Scholarship
Life experience taught Al Urban to appreciate the value of an education and he did all he could to see his children achieve the academic goals. ...
Life experience taught Al Urban to appreciate the value of an education...
  • Deadline: 02/24/2020
  • Award: 1/4 of award year's tuition
Deadline02/24/2020
$500.00 Arthur Allen “Pass the Torch” Endowed Memorial Scholarship
The Allen Family and beloved friend Ted Wetzel established this endowed scholarship for the legacy of Arthur Allen. Arthur was a principal...
The Allen Family and beloved friend Ted Wetzel established this endowed...
  • Deadline: 02/24/2020
  • Award: $500.00
Deadline02/24/2020
$500.00 Brigette Nicole Gaskin Endowed Memorial Scholarship
SUNY Erie Professor Louise M. Kowalski established this scholarship in loving memory of her only child and daughter, Brigette that went to heaven...
SUNY Erie Professor Louise M. Kowalski established this scholarship in...
  • Deadline: 02/24/2020
  • Award: $500.00
Deadline02/24/2020
$750.00 Carl, Peter and Paul Blanchett Endowed Scholarship
This scholarship was started to help students achieve success who are interested in pursuing a career in business and finance. ELIGIBILITY: 1....
This scholarship was started to help students achieve success who are...
  • Deadline: 02/24/2020
  • Award: $750.00
Deadline02/24/2020
$1,000.00 Cheri Ann Paulin Memorial Endowed Scholarship
The parents of Cheri Ann Paulin established this endowment in the spring of 2012 in memory of their daughter who was a graduate of SUNY Erie’s...
The parents of Cheri Ann Paulin established this endowment in the spring...
  • Deadline: 02/24/2020
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline02/24/2020
$500.00 Cheryl Chameli-Giumento Endowed Memorial Scholarship
Michele Langan, an SUNY Erie/ECC faculty member in the Biology Department, established this scholarship in memory of her student, Ms....
Michele Langan, an SUNY Erie/ECC faculty member in the Biology...
  • Deadline: 02/24/2020
  • Award: $500.00
Deadline02/24/2020
$500.00 Conor J. Long Leadership & Friendship Scholarship
This memorial scholarship was established by the faculty and students in the SUNY Erie college community who knew and loved Conor...
This memorial scholarship was established by the faculty and students in...
  • Deadline: 02/24/2020
  • Award: $500.00
Deadline02/24/2020
$500.00 Dr. Clarice Parrag Endowed Scholarship
Dr. Parrag credits SUNY Erie/ECC for starting her career after which she attended Rosary Hill College (now Daemen) and the University at Buffalo....
Dr. Parrag credits SUNY Erie/ECC for starting her career after which she...
  • Deadline: 02/24/2020
  • Award: $500.00
Deadline02/24/2020
$500.00 Explore Your World Study Abroad Scholarship
The Explore Your World Study Abroad Scholarship is awarded to a full-time student who will be going abroad as part of a SUNY study abroad course....
The Explore Your World Study Abroad Scholarship is awarded to a...
  • Deadline: 02/24/2020
  • Award: $500.00
Deadline02/24/2020
$1,000.00 Florence Meldrum Nursing Endowed Scholarship
This scholarship was established from the estate of John Swanson. Mr. Swanson recognized the value of community colleges and specifically the...
This scholarship was established from the estate of John Swanson. Mr....
  • Deadline: 02/24/2020
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline02/24/2020
$600.00 Ford Motor Company / Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Endowed Scholarship
Recognizing the importance of education for all, the Ford Motor Company created this endowed scholarship particularly for minorities and women;...
Recognizing the importance of education for all, the Ford Motor Company...
  • Deadline: 02/24/2020
  • Award: $600.00
Deadline02/24/2020
$2,000.00 Frank L. Ciminelli Endowed Scholarship
This scholarship award is designated for an incoming high school graduate who is continuing their education at SUNY Erie. ELIGIBILITY: 1. ...
This scholarship award is designated for an incoming high school...
  • Deadline: 02/24/2020
  • Award: $2,000.00
Deadline02/24/2020
$500.00 Gaetano & Ersilia Chiota Cipolla Endowed Scholarship
This scholarship was started to help students achieve academic success who are interested in pursuing a career in health sciences. ELIGIBILITY: 1....
This scholarship was started to help students achieve academic success...
  • Deadline: 02/24/2020
  • Award: $500.00
Deadline02/24/2020
$1,000.00 George F. Lamm American Legion Auxiliary Post # 622 Scholarship
George F. Lamm was one of the first Town of Amherst servicemen to give his life for his country in World War I. As a machine gunner in Co. L, 7th...
George F. Lamm was one of the first Town of Amherst servicemen to give...
  • Deadline: 02/24/2020
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline02/24/2020
$500.00 Gloria Lucker Endowed Scholarship
Gloria Lucker was an instructor at SUNY Erie (then Erie Community College) in the Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) Program when Frank Gainer...
Gloria Lucker was an instructor at SUNY Erie (then Erie Community...
  • Deadline: 02/24/2020
  • Award: $500.00
Deadline02/24/2020
$500.00 Health Sciences Endowed Scholarship
SUNY Erie Vision Care Technology Department established this scholarship for students majoring in one of the Health Sciences...
SUNY Erie Vision Care Technology Department established this scholarship...
  • Deadline: 02/24/2020
  • Award: $500.00
Deadline02/24/2020
$500.00 Jack D. Allen Endowed Memorial Scholarship
The family of Jack D. Allen established this memorial scholarship for non-traditional students attending SUNY Erie. Mr. Allen served local...
The family of Jack D. Allen established this memorial scholarship for...
  • Deadline: 02/24/2020
  • Award: $500.00
Deadline02/24/2020
$1,000.00 James Luke Bierl Endowed Memorial Scholarship
James Bierl, a SUNY Erie Professor in the Respiratory Care Department, founded this scholarship in memory of his son, James Luke Bierl. James Luke...
James Bierl, a SUNY Erie Professor in the Respiratory Care Department,...
  • Deadline: 02/24/2020
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline02/24/2020
$500.00 James P. Nagy Memorial Endowed Scholarship
Professor Nagy was a passionate believer in the power of education, especially in science and engineering. Throughout his career at SUNY Erie/ECC,...
Professor Nagy was a passionate believer in the power of education,...
  • Deadline: 02/24/2020
  • Award: $500.00
Deadline02/24/2020
$500.00 Kidney Foundation of WNY Scholarship
The Kidney Foundation of Western New York created this scholarship in gratitude to SUNY Erie and its faculty, staff and students for their support...
The Kidney Foundation of Western New York created this scholarship in...
  • Deadline: 02/24/2020
  • Award: $500.00
Deadline02/24/2020
$500.00 Luciani Endowed Scholarship
The Luciani Endowed Scholarship was established from a 2006 gift made by the Mrs. Assunta Luciani Estate. It was Mrs. Luciani’s hope that SUNY Erie...
The Luciani Endowed Scholarship was established from a 2006 gift made by...
  • Deadline: 02/24/2020
  • Award: $500.00
Deadline02/24/2020
$8,000 Lura L. Cook Endowed Scholarship Award
This transfer scholarship, a gift from Lura L. Cook, a retired SUNY Erie/ECC English teacher, provides students with financial assistance and...
This transfer scholarship, a gift from Lura L. Cook, a retired SUNY...
  • Deadline: 02/24/2020
  • Award: $8,000
Deadline02/24/2020
$3,000.00 Machine Tool Technology Endowed Scholarship
Established to provide scholarships to students enrolled in the SUNY Erie Industrial Technology (Machine Tool) Program ELIGIBILITY 1. Matriculated...
Established to provide scholarships to students enrolled in the SUNY...
  • Deadline: 02/24/2020
  • Award: $3,000.00
Deadline02/24/2020
1,000 Matthew J. Reynolds Endowed Memorial Scholarship
Matthew was a 2004 graduate from ECC. He passed away while working toward his bachelor’s degree from Buffalo State College. This memorial fund was...
Matthew was a 2004 graduate from ECC. He passed away while working...
  • Deadline: 02/24/2020
  • Award: 1,000
Deadline02/24/2020
$500.00 Nat Bagel Memorial Scholarship Fund
This memorial scholarship was established in memory of Nat Bagel to help students transferring to SUNY Buffalo State College. ELIGIBILITY: 1. ...
This memorial scholarship was established in memory of Nat Bagel to help...
  • Deadline: 02/24/2020
  • Award: $500.00
Deadline02/24/2020
$750.00 Patricia Mertz and Wayne Mertz Mechanical Engineering Endowed Scholarship
Patricia Mertz, a former trustee of SUNY Erie Community College, and her husband Wayne Mertz, created this scholarship benefiting students in a...
Patricia Mertz, a former trustee of SUNY Erie Community College, and her...
  • Deadline: 02/24/2020
  • Award: $750.00
Deadline02/24/2020
$5,000.00 Professor William Major Byers Endowed Scholarship
This transfer scholarship is for math students continuing their education at a four-year college or university. ELIGIBILITY: 1. Accepted at a...
This transfer scholarship is for math students continuing their...
  • Deadline: 02/24/2020
  • Award: $5,000.00
Deadline02/24/2020
$500.00 Sarah J. Gabel Endowed Memorial Scholarship
Created by Eileen E. Gabel in memory of her daughter Sarah, this scholarship supports students with disabilities. ELIGIBILITY: 1. Letter of...
Created by Eileen E. Gabel in memory of her daughter Sarah, this...
  • Deadline: 02/24/2020
  • Award: $500.00
Deadline02/24/2020
$1,000.00 SUNY Erie CC Student Government Association Endowed Student Leadership Scholarship
This scholarship encourages and recognizes student leadership. ELIGIBILITY: 1. Full-time student 2. High School Graduate or GED 3. Matriculated...
This scholarship encourages and recognizes student...
  • Deadline: 02/24/2020
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline02/24/2020
$1,500 The Hank Pirowski Endowed Scholarship
Established by the New York Association of Drug Treatment Court Professionals in memory of Hank Pirowski, one of the founding incorporators and an...
Established by the New York Association of Drug Treatment Court...
  • Deadline: 02/24/2020
  • Award: $1,500
Deadline02/24/2020
$500.00 The Shanbhag 1st Year Student Endowed Scholarship
Guided by the Hippocratic Oath: “I will teach them my art and will impart all my acquirement, instructions and whatever I know to all my pupils,” a...
Guided by the Hippocratic Oath: “I will teach them my art and will...
  • Deadline: 02/24/2020
  • Award: $500.00
Deadline02/24/2020
$1,500.00 Thomas C. Leader Sr. Endowed Memorial Scholarship
Robert Leader created this scholarship in memory of his father, Thomas C. Leader to support respiratory care students in their final year of the...
Robert Leader created this scholarship in memory of his father, Thomas...
  • Deadline: 02/24/2020
  • Award: $1,500.00
Deadline02/24/2020
$900.00 Tim Tevens Columbus McKinnon Scholarship (Endowed)
This scholarship was created to recognize Timothy Tevens and his service and contributions to Columbus McKinnon Corporation. Tim retired in...
This scholarship was created to recognize Timothy Tevens and his service...
  • Deadline: 02/24/2020
  • Award: $900.00
Deadline02/24/2020