Harpur Edge Student Support Fund

The Harpur Edge Student Support Fund

The Harpur Edge Student Support Fund was established to provide Harpur undergraduates with financial assistance to pursue experiential educational opportunities.

*February 2nd update: Unfortunately, funding through the Harpur Edge Student Support Fund has come to an end for this semester. Though we are no longer accepting applications for this fund, we encourage you to apply in the future if new opportunities arise!

  • Examples of student funding
    • Students who need financial support to engage in research, special projects, internships, publication)
    • Students who need financial support to prepare for testing, certifications, exam fees etc.
    • Undergraduate students who are seeking financial support to attend/present at conferences (virtual or in person) 
      • For these opportunities we encourage you to also apply for other sources of funding that can be found here.
  • Who is eligible

    Currently matriculated Harpur College of Arts and Sciences undergraduate students who meet all of the following criteria:

    • Minimum GPA of 2.75 in good academic standing
    • Domestic Students will have a current Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) on file at the University's Office of Financial Aid and Scholarship Services. International Students can demonstrate financial need on the application form without a FAFSA on file can also apply for limited funding. Students with financial need will have priority.
    • Note: If the request is for presenting at a professional conference, you must receive notification of acceptance to present before submitting the award request.

    Priority will be given to students who have not previously received support through Harpur Edge and those with financial need.

  • Criteria for selection

    Applications will be evaluated by the selection committee to determine whether they demonstrate that the applicant will use the funding for a worthy educational pursuit. In evaluating applications, the committee will consider:

    • Clarity, thoughtfulness and thoroughness of application answers
    • Whether the budget is well-planned and will enable the applicant to complete the pursuit economically
    • How the educational pursuit will benefit the student and contribute to the applicant's personal and intellectual growth
  • Additional information
    • Applications must be submitted at least one month prior to need to allow for processing time.
    • Applicants may be contacted to schedule an interview or provide additional information.
    • Student requests will be reviewed within 10 days of submission and follow-ups will be completed via Binghamton email. 
    • Award amounts vary, depending on student need. Maximum total award per student is $1,000.
    • The Harpur High-Impact Student Learning Endowment provides selected students with grants of up to $4,000 to participate in High-Impact Learning opportunities.
    • The Harpur Edge Student Support Fund cannot be used for education abroad programs. Opportunities for education abroad scholarships and financial aid can be found here.
    • Check with the office of External Scholarships, Fellowships and Awards for additional funding opportunities.
    • The Student Affairs Internship Fund, managed by Fleishman Career & Professional Development, provides funding to students offered an unpaid full- or part-time summer internship.