Scholarships and Fellowships

How to apply

Scholarships are awarded under varying criteria.

Some are need-based — eligible students are automatically considered after filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Others require a specific application. These applications, where required, must be submitted by April 7 to:

CCPA Scholarship Committee
College of Community and Public Affairs
PO Box 6000
Binghamton, NY 13902-600

They may also be delivered to the CCPA Dean's Office (UDC-333) or electronically to the Scholarship Committee

Who is eligible

There are scholarships for both graduate and undergraduate students of the College of Community and Public Affairs. Applicants must be matriculated in CCPA or accepted for admission, be enrolled for full- or part-time study, and be in good academic standing. These scholarships are for tuition expenses.

Students applying for need-based awards must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Undergraduate scholarships

The Constance Coiner Undergraduate Senior Scholarship

Awarded to a matriculated undergraduate student who will be a senior in the fall semester. Selected by Human Development faculty committee.

Requirements

  • Application (pdf)
  • At least one faculty statement of support
  • Matriculated, undergraduate senior
  • 3.0 GPA or higher
  • Demonstrated community and/or extracurricular involvement in activities related to social change
  • 1000-1250 word essay

The Roger L. and Mary F. Kresge CCPA Scholarships

Awarded to matriculated undergraduate students with demonstrated financial need. Selected by Human Development Faculty Committee.

Requirements

  • Application (pdf)
  • Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
  • Matriculated
  • Demonstrated financial need
  • Good academic standing
  • Broome County resident who graduated from a Broome County high school or lived in Broome County for two or more years with a commitment to being an active resident
  • Planning a career working with children or young adults

Graduate Student Scholarships/Fellowships/Field Placement Awards

Axtell Promise Award

Awarded to matriculated graduate students with a demonstrated record of academic excellence and a commitment to public service. Selected by the Dean of the College of Community and Public Affairs.

Requirements

  • Letter of interest submitted to department chair

Barnes and Noble Scholarship

Scholarships are available to graduate students matriculated in or admitted to the College of Community and Public Affairs. Selected by faculty committee.

Requirements

Helen Hudda Gow Graduate Scholarship

Awarded to to a graduate student with demonstrated financial need maintaining a minimum GPA of 3.0. Selected by the Dean of the College of Community and Public Affairs.

Requirements

MSW Student Fellowships/Field Placement Awards

Fellowship and Field Placement Awards in Social Work are available to matriculated or newly admitted MSW students. Please contact the Department of Social Work for more information.

Graduate and Undergraduate Student Scholarships

College of Community and Public Affairs Scholarships

Awarded to matriculated students with demonstrated financial need. Selected by CCPA Scholarship Committee.

Requirements

College of Community and Public Affairs Scholarship for Academic Excellence

Awarded to matriculated students with a demonstrated record of academic excellence and a commitment to public service. Selected by the Dean of the College of Community and Public Affairs.

Requirements

  • Letter of interest submitted to department chair

The Maureen C. White Adult Learner Scholarships

Awarded to matriculated students age 25 years or older with demonstrated financial need. Selected by CCPA Scholarship Committee.

Requirements

The Reeves-Ellington Study Abroad Scholarship

Awarded to matriculated graduate or undergraduate students with demonstrated interest in international study or languages. Selected by CCPA Scholarship Committee.

Requirements

  • Application (pdf)
  • Good financial standing
  • Matriculated graduate or undergraduate student
  • Interest in international study or languages

Fellowships (graduate students only)

The Clifford D. Clark Minority Fellowships

Awarded to outstanding minority students from groups historically underrepresented in the University's graduate and professional programs. Awards are given to full-time students who are Native American Indian, African American or Hispanic American, are U.S. citizens or have permanent resident status, and are newly admitted to a graduate program unit. Contact the appropriate department chair for more information. Also see Graduate School information on Clark Fellowships.

Last Updated: 9/3/14