With the start of the academic year, the Brockport Foundation is preparing for the new scholarship season that will begin
November 15, 2017, and run until February 15, 2018.
We are making the application process easier by changing out the essay requirement. Instead of asking you to write a lengthy (+/- 1,000 words) essay on a specific topic, we are asking you to write an organized paragraph on your choice of three out of five topics that will be listed on the application. These paragraphs should contain between 100 and 250 words. You will no longer have to attach a document containing your essay; your three paragraphs will each have its own text block for you to either write in or copy and paste.
We hope to make the process of providing a reference for you easier as well. We are shortening the questions for references, offering numerical options, and providing a text block for additional comments.
In addition, we will have the criteria for each award clearly delineated in one central place.
The Brockport Foundation manages scholarships and awards created through the generosity of alumni, friends, emeriti, faculty, and staff. These scholarships recognize incoming or current students with campus-wide or departmental awards. For the 2017-18 academic year, the Brockport Foundation provided nearly $500,000 in scholarship assistance to 400 students, an increase of nearly $100,000 in awards from the 2016-17 academic year.
The Brockport Foundation also supports awards made through the Extraordinary Academic Scholarship Program, which makes awards based on a student’s high school grades, class rank, and scores on national achievement tests.
For a list of Brockport Foundation Scholarships, click here.
Many companies, businesses, and organizations not affiliated with Brockport offer scholarships. These awards are based on a variety of factors, including grades, student essays, or area of study. Because these awards are established by different organizations, they have different criteria.
For example, a law firm might offer a scholarship to the student who writes the best essay on the dangers of texting and driving. A manufacturer of outdoor equipment might offer a scholarship to the student majoring in environmental science with the best grade point average. Or, a hair-care products company might offer a scholarship to the student who produces the most creative video on hair styles.
There are several websites that list independent scholarships:
US News & World Report Student Scholarships
Other scholarship possibilities are available by exploring search engine listings.
You may find our scholarship blog helpful in applying for Brockport Foundation
Scholarships. The blog — Welcome to Brockport Foundation Scholarships! — will begin publishing in early October for the 2017-18 academic year.
Please check there for tips and information about the application
If you apply for scholarships during the winter break, you might find
it helpful to have this blog as a resource. The blog is located at brockportscholarships.com.
AcademicWorks is the online system used by The College at Brockport for students to apply for scholarships and awards. In the system, you will fill a general application, request a letter of recommendation, and upload a scholarship essay. By filling out the general application and supplying the supporting materials, you will be automatically matched to scholarship opportunities. You will also be recommended to additional scholarship opportunities that may require you to answer additional questions or include additional supporting materials. The application process will open on November 15, 2017, for the 2018-19 academic year. The application process will close on February 15, 2018. To see a list of Brockport Foundation scholarships with brief descriptions, click here.
After November 15, a current and admitted student who has paid his or her advance deposit should sign in using his or her full Brockport email address (netID@brockport.edu) and create a password. Please use ‘@brockport.edu’ instead of ‘@u.brockport.edu.’
View our AcademicWorks Applicant Manual. Contact the Brockport Foundation Scholarship Office at email@example.com or (585) 395-5105.
If you’re a scholarship reviewer and need help, view our AcademicWorks Reviewer Manual. Contact the Brockport Foundation Scholarship Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or (585) 395-5105.
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