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Institutional Scholarships

Private and corporate scholarships are provided from many independent sources outside of the college. Many students overlook the opportunity to receive private scholarships as a source of financial assistance. Check with your employer, a parent’s employer, or a community organization that assists its local residents. Do not overlook your high school guidance counselor for scholarships assistance. There are scholarship opportunities for both undergraduate and graduate students in all areas of study.

U.S. Bank Scholarship Program

Forty lucky high school seniors/college undergraduates will win a $1,000 U. S. Bank scholarship. Purchase College undergraduates are encouraged to apply.

Winners will be selected at a random drawing.

Online applications are accepted October 2011-March 2012. No essay is required.


The Rose Brand Scholarship

Rose Brand is awarding one single student a semester scholarship of $5,000 and giving an additional $2,500 in Rose Brand merchandise credit to the winner's school. For Undergraduate and Graduate students majoring in Scenic Design, Technical Direction, or Scenic Art during the Fall 2013 semester (you must be beyond your Freshman year during Fall 2013). All entries must include photos/descriptions of two projects that you have worked on, a teacher recommendation, a brief essay, and short answers to a few questions. Good luck!

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Pace Law School Environmental Consortium Merit Scholarship

Pace Law School is offering a merit scholarship award to a fall 2012 entering student who has deomonstrated an interest in environmental issues affecting the Hudson River watershed region. Scholarship benefits consist of a merit scholarship ranging from $3,000 to $10,000 towards law school tuition, depending upon student's qualifications and Pace's financial resources.

Deadline: November 28th, 2013


The Theodore Gordon Flyfishers, Inc. Founders Fund Scholarship

This merit scholarship in the amount of $3,500 is offered annually in the name of the TGF founders, to a single recipient who has demonstrated excellence and outstanding dedication in a field of study that falls within an environmental field of a school or department.

The eligible applicant's major shall be in an area of environmental studies such as ecology, hydrology, conservation biology, natural resource management, zoology or environmental law and policy.

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2012 B. Davis Scholarship

Deadline: May 28, 2013

Award Value: $1,000

This Scholarship is available to all high school juniors and seniors, as well as, all students currently registered in any post secondary institution. There is no age restriction. This is not an academic scholarship but they would like to know where you are going to school now and what your future academic plans are.
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