Scholarships from Outside Sources
Binghamton University encourages students to pursue the wealth of outside scholarship opportunities available to them. The Scholarship and Other Award Resources (S.O.A.R) office is an excellent source of information regarding scholarships, fellowships, and awards geared toward the student's specific interests and degree level. There are also other resources such as FinAid!, which is a free scholarship search site. However, be careful never to pay to have someone locate possible scholarships for you. This information is available to you online for free. Your hometown service organizations and parents' employers can be another source of information.
If you are on-campus, feel free to stop by the office during regular business hours and look through our binder of miscellaneous scholarship announcements we receive on a regular basis. For the most part, these would also be found on most scholarship search sites, as provided on the right sidebar of this page.
Scholarships and Other Award Resources (S.O.A.R)
S.O.A.R provides extensive information for students who are interested in external funding opportunities. Additionally, S.O.A.R has helpful how-to guides on finding the right scholarship, funding graduate school, and writing personal statements.
FinAid! is an online database which provides a wide array of financial aid and scholarship information. As a public domain, FinAid! offers objective advice regarding loans, savings, and aid available to veterans and active servicemen. Additionally, FinAid! provides a substantial list of scholarship opportunities for students, ranging from unique to prestigious awards.
NYS Grants and Scholarships
H.E.S.C., the entity that houses the student FAFSA, provides ample New York State grant and scholarship information for NYS residents. Many of these state funding opportunities have specific conditions that must be met or have service components. In addition, H.E.S.C's website offers information regarding aid awards given to Native Americans, veterans, and AmeriCorps.
US Department of Labor Scholarship Search
Arranged by scholarship deadlines, the U.S. Department of Labor Scholarship Search allows the student to narrow and customize their scholarship search. With almost 8,000 scholarships, awards, grants, and prize funding opportunities, the U.S. Department of Labor's Scholarship Search is one of the largest scholarship databases.
ROTC at Binghamton
The Army Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) and the Air Force ROTC programs offer tuition scholarships to eligible Binghamton University freshmen and sophomores.
No matter what your academic interest is, ROTC can help you pursue your path and learn leadership skills along the way.