Scholarships and Funding

Cost of attendance and funding

National publications such as U.S. News & World Report, Kiplinger's Personal Finance and the Fiske Guide to Colleges consistently rank Binghamton among the elite institutions providing superior programs at costs significantly below comparable private institutions. However, we recognize that attending any university is expensive, and Binghamton offers numerous funding options to help you find the sources you need to make your education attainable.

How to Apply 

Applications open after May 1

  1. Current and admitted students: Log into Academic Works with your PODS username and password.
  2. Search and view recommended opportunities to see a list of scholarships for which you are eligible and may apply
  3. Click on the apply button
  4. Review the information about the scholarship and deadlines
  5. Click on the link to upload your essay/personal statement, where applicable 
  6. Finish and Submit

Questions about scholarships? Email ccpa@binghamton.edu

Learn more about graduate-level assistantships, fellowships and scholarships.

For detailed information on tuition and fees, visit Student Accounts

CCPA-specific scholarship information

Scholarships are available for both graduate and undergraduate students in CCPA. Applicants must be matriculated in CCPA or accepted for admission, be enrolled, and be in good academic standing.

These scholarships are for tuition expenses and are awarded based on a range of criteria.  Some of these scholarships are need-based — students must file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to be considered for these need-based scholarships. Note: FAFSA applications do not require graduate students to report their parent(s) income. Others require a specific application or essay; refer to instructions on the Academic Works website.   

Barnes & Noble Scholarship for College of Community and Public Affairs

Established in 2007, these funds were donated by Barnes & Noble Booksellers to help students finance higher education.

A review of qualified students is done based on donor terms, and selection is made based on high academic achievement. Recipients are selected in the spring for the following academic year.

CCPA Book and Technology Fund

Established in 2020, these funds are awarded to help assist students with the high cost of textbooks, study materials, and other technology required for their studies. Applicants must meet the following requirements to be eligible:

  • historically underrepresented student with CCPA
  • continuing undergraduate or graduate student
  • full or part-time students
  • FAFSA on file

Each applicant will demonstrate in an essay how they hope to advance racial justice and social change while at Binghamton University and in their professional career.  

Charles G. and Nancy M. Brink Scholarship

Established in 1996, is awarded to a full- or part-time matriculated elementary education student in TLEL with demonstrated financial need. Student must have a FAFSA on file to demonstrate financial need according to federal financial aid guidelines. A review of qualified students is done based on donor terms, recipients are selected in the Spring for the following academic year.

College of Community and Public Affairs Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to matriculated College of Community and Public Affairs (CCPA) students, with demonstrated financial need, who have demonstrated the correlation between the CCPA mission and their own lives. Student must have a FAFSA on file to demonstrate financial need according to federal financial aid guidelines.

Dolores A. Granito Scholarship

Established in 1987 in honor of professor emerita Dolores A. Granito, a retired Graduate School of Education faculty member in mathematics education. The scholarship is awarded to a full-time female student pursuing a degree in mathematics education.

Dr. James E. Lee, MST '70 Scholarship

Established in 2017 by the Roger Kresge Foundation in honor of Dr. James E. Lee, MST ‘70. Recipient must be a matriculated part-time or full-time graduate student pursuing a master’s degree in Education. Recipient must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 and must be a US citizen and a Broome County Resident. Recipient may receive this scholarship for a maximum of two years however, this honor is not automatically renewed to the student.

Fellowship for Racial Justice in honor of Dominic Davy

This highly competitive fellowship will be awarded to a graduate student who is newly admitted to the CCPA doctoral program in Community, Research and Action. This merit-based fellowship will provide partial support for tuition.

To be eligible, students must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents who plan to enroll in the doctoral program. They must also meet one or more of the following diversity criteria:

  • Member of a group traditionally underrepresented in American higher education (African American, Latinx or Hispanic American, Native American or Alaskan Native, Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian)
  • Raised in a single-parent household
  • First-generation college student
  • History of overcoming challenges

Each applicant will be evaluated on the basis of merit; the applicant’s financial situation (as determined by the FAFSA form) will also be considered.

Students must complete a graduate degree program application to the PhD program in CCPA.

As part of their application, they will submit an essay explaining how they meet one or more of the diversity criteria, together with a personal essay detailing their educational background and proposed area of focus in the doctoral program. Applications will be reviewed by faculty members of the Doctoral Admissions Committee and ranked based on their merit, their fit with the doctoral program and its goals of social justice, and their appropriateness for the fellowship honoring Dominic Davy.

Geraldine S. Weil Memorial Scholarship

Established in 1986 by John Weil, MS ’75 in memory of Mrs. Geraldine S. Weil. This scholarship is awarded to a full-time student in the Master of Science in Education in Reading/Language Arts program who plans to teach reading in the elementary schools. Preference given to minorities. First preference will be given to candidates from the Southern Tier, second to New York State residents and third to students outside of New York state.

Recipients will be chosen in the spring for the following academic year.

Helen Hudda Gow Graduate Scholarship

Established in 2012 by Ms. Helene Levy Schultz ’81, MA ’83 and Dr. David A. Schultz ’80, MA ’86. Awarded annually to a graduate student in the College of Community and Public Affairs who demonstrates financial need and academic merit.

Karen M. Bromley and Robert Bromley Literacy Scholarship

Established in 2005 by Karen M. Bromley and Robert G. Bromley, this scholarship is awarded annually to a student pursuing a master’s degree in Literacy. Recipients must be enrolled in the Literacy Education MSEd program and have a minimum GPA of 3.0. The recipient must write a minimum of a one-page essay describing their commitment to literacy. Preference will be given to full-time students. If no full-time students qualify for this scholarship part-time students may be considered.

Maureen C. White Adult Learner Scholarship

Established in 1990 in honor of Maureen Natelli, a long-time proponent and champion of adult and continuing education. This scholarship is awarded to adult learners, with demonstrated financial need, registered in College of Community and Public Affairs credit or non-credit programs.

Student must have a FAFSA on file to demonstrate financial need according to federal financial aid guidelines. The review and selection of the recipient is done by faculty in the College of Community and Public Affairs, and awards are made during the spring semester for the following academic year.

Mian Scholarship in Human Development

Established in 2016 by Deborah M. Mian ’79, MS ’81 and Mr. Akhtar M. Mian ’77, MA ’80. Awarded annually to a human development student. Recipient should show continuous academic improvement, preference will be given to students facing a financial hardship.

No additional application or inquiry is required in order to be considered for this scholarship. A review of qualified students is done based on donor terms, and selection is made based on high academic achievement. Recipients are selected in the Spring for the following academic year.

Mian Scholarship in Teaching, Learning and Educational Leadership

Established in 2016 by Deborah M. Mian ’79, MS ’81 and Mr. Akhtar M. Mian ’77, MA ’80. Awarded annually to an education student. Recipient should show continuous academic improvement, preference will be given to students facing a financial hardship.

No additional application or inquiry is required in order to be considered for this scholarship. A review of qualified students is done based on donor terms, and selection is made based on high academic achievement. Recipients are selected in the Spring for the following academic year.

Patricia Wallace Ingraham, MA ’78, PhD ’79 Doctoral Scholarship

Established in 2013 to honor the retirement of Patricia Wallace Ingraham, MA ’78, PhD ’79, dean of the College of Community and Public Affairs (CCPA). Awarded to a CCPA doctoral student, preferably female, who possesses superior integrity and character, as well as demonstrated personal and academic excellence.

Roger and Mary F. Kresge CCPA Scholarship

Established in 1999 to provide financial assistance to Broome County residents that are part-time or full-time undergraduate students in the College of Community and Public Affairs with good academic standing, financial need, and who are seeking a degree in studies affecting children and young adults. Student must have a FAFSA on file to demonstrate financial need according to federal financial aid guidelines. A review of qualified students is done based on donor terms, recipients are selected in the Spring for the following academic year.

Theodore W. "Ted" Rector Scholarship

Awarded to College of Community and Public Affairs students who are studying or planning a career in criminal justice, leadership, student affairs or higher education, and will rotate annually among (1) Human Development, (2) Education, (3) Student Affairs Administration, and (4) Social Work graduate programs and are matriculated full- or part-time students enrolled in 4 or more credits with a minimum GPA of 3.0 and financial need.

Student must have a FAFSA on file to demonstrate financial need according to federal financial aid guidelines. The review and selection of the recipient is done by faculty in the College of Community and Public Affairs, and awards are made during the spring semester for the following academic year.

TLEL Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to matriculated TLEL students, with demonstrated financial need, who have demonstrated the correlation between the TLEL mission and their own lives. Student must have a FAFSA on file to demonstrate financial need according to federal financial aid guidelines. A review of qualified students is done based on donor terms, recipients are selected in the Spring for the following academic year.

Additional funding for CCPA Students

Latin American Partnership Fund

Awarded to matriculated undergraduate or graduate students, faculty and staff with interests in South America. Can support study abroad, research or other activities. To be eligible, students must demonstrate financial need, show evidence of the application for or availability of other funds, and additional evidence of applicant's interests in Latin America (outlined in detail in the application).  Applications and questions should be directed to Nadia Rubaii (nadia.rubaii@binghamton.edu) for more details. 

Reeves-Ellington Study Abroad Scholarship

Awarded to matriculated graduate or undergraduate students with demonstrated interest in international study or languages. Strong consideration is given to CCPA students.  Additional information is available from the Office of International Programs and Global Initiatives