Excelsior College Scholarships

Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid form (FAFSA) to be considered for an Excelsior College Scholarship. Excelsior’s school code is 014251.

TitleTypeDescription
Associate Degree in Nursing Scholarship FundProgram SpecificThis fund supports scholarships for students in the Associate in Science in Nursing and Associate in Applied Science in Nursing program who demonstrate financial need. This fund is flexible and can be used to pay for examinations and fees, including preparatory expenses for the Clinical Performance in Nursing Exam (CPNE).
AXA Foundation Scholarship FundGeneralThrough the work of former trustee Clarence Wright, this fund was established by AXA Foundation to support scholarships for students with financial need.
Board of Trustees 40th Anniversary Scholarship Endowment FundGeneralThis fund was established by Excelsior College’s trustees to support scholarships for students with financial need.
Brigadier General Jerry L. and Judy A. Neff Scholarship FundMilitaryThis fund was established by alumnus and trustee Jerry L. Neff and his wife, Judy A. Neff, to support scholarships for students with financial need who are members of the U.S. Army National Guard or the U.S. Air National Guard.
Carole M. Thomas Scholarship Fund for Students in BusinessProgram SpecificThis fund was established by employee Karen A. Halaco to support scholarships for students with financial need enrolled in any of Excelsior’s business programs.
Charlene Gregg and Bobbie Kinsinger Endowment FundGeneralThis fund was established by Arthur J. Gregg, chair emeritus of the Board of Trustees, and trustee emeritus Robert E. Kinsinger in memory of their wives to support scholarships for students with financial need.
Chief of Police (Retired) Robert P. Williams Scholarship FundProgram SpecificThis fund was established by alumnus and former faculty member Robert P. Williams to support scholarships for students with financial need in criminal justice programs.
Citizens Bank Scholarship FundGeneralThis fund was established by Citizens Bank to support scholarships for students with financial need.
Colonel William C. Lafield Endowed Scholarship FundMilitaryThis fund was established by former trustee Jack M. Lafield to support scholarships for students and those seeking to enroll in Excelsior College who are U.S. military servicemembers, U.S. military veterans, or members of their immediate families based on financial need.
Dana E. and Barry J. Yanulavich Scholarship Endowment FundProgram SpecificThis fund was established by alumna and retired employee, Dana Yanulavich and her husband, Barry Yanulavich, to support scholarships for students in Excelsior’s liberal arts programs with financial need.
David W. Miller Memorial Endowed Scholarship FundProgram SpecificThis fund was established by alumna and former trustee Elizabeth L. Bewley in memory of her professor, David W. Miller, to support students who demonstrate academic merit by maintaining a minimum grade point average of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale, with a preference for students who maintain a grade point average of 3.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale, who must have completed at least half the credits required toward the degree program in which they are enrolled, who must be enrolled in a business program or course of study leading to a bachelor’s degree or higher, and who must not have third-party support for their educational expenses and must demonstrate financial need as determined through the submission of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or its successor application.
Dr. Jane LeClair ’94, ’95 Scholarship Fund for Students in TechnologyProgram SpecificThis fund was established by alumna and former employee Jane LeClair to support scholarships for students in any technology program, matching the scholarship, where possible, to female and/or minority students.
Dr. Lawrence and Betty Wei Nursing Scholarship FundProgram SpecificThis fund was established by alumna Betty Wei and her husband, Lawrence Wei, to support scholarships for students enrolled in Excelsior’s pre-licensure nursing program and are either CPNE-eligible or are within 10 credits of the CPNE with financial need.
Dr. Richard L. Leveroni Endowed Scholarship FundProgram SpecificThis fund was established by James McNerney in memory of alumnus and faculty member Dr. Richard L. Leveroni to support scholarships for students pursuing degrees in Excelsior’s liberal arts program with preference given to students in the master’s program. Additionally, preference will be given to students who are not active or retired members of the military.
Elizabeth Margaret Ann Jaunal (nee Davidson) Memorial Scholarship FundMilitaryThis fund was established by alumnus and trustee Garry Jaunal and his wife, Bridget Jaunal, in memory of his mother, Elizabeth. This fund supports scholarships for serving members of any branch of the armed forces of the United States or Canada, including National Guard or reserve units, any honorably discharged veteran of such service, and any spouse or child of any such person, with priority given to any applicant who is an actively serving member or a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps pursuing an associate or bachelor’s degree at Excelsior College that will be the first of that level of undergraduate degree earned by the applicant. If recipient continues to meet eligibility, maintains a cumulative grade point average of “B” or 3.0 grade point average (out of a 4.0 grade point scale), and also remains enrolled and diligently pursuing an undergraduate degree program at Excelsior, award of this scholarship may be made to the same student any number of times without limitation.
Entrepreneur: Business & Technology FundProgram SpecificThis fund was established by alumnus and former trustee Harry Staley to support scholarships for students enrolled in Excelsior’s business or technology programs who are, or who plan to become, entrepreneurs.
Ewald B. Nyquist Scholarship FundGeneralThis fund was established by the Edward B. Nyquist Memorial Fund to support scholarships for students with financial need who demonstrate high academic achievement.
Excelsior College Scholarship Endowment FundGeneralThis fund was established by The George I. Alden Trust and Willard A. Genrich, chancellor emeritus of the Board of Regents of the University of the State of New York, to support scholarships for students with financial need.
Excelsior College Veterans Endowment FundMilitaryThis fund was established by alumna and former trustee The Honorable Bryanne A. Hamill and her husband, Thomas Gerard Hamill, to support scholarship for veterans of the U.S. military.
Fred L. Emerson Foundation Scholarship FundGeneralThis fund was established by the Fred L. Emerson Foundation to support scholarships for students with financial need who demonstrate high academic achievement.
Gregg and Lisa Smith Technology Scholarship FundProgram SpecificThis fund was established by alumnus and faculty member Gregg Smith and his wife, Lisa Smith, to support the costs associated with technology students taking humanities courses in fulfillment of degree requirements at Excelsior.
The Honorable Bryanne Hamill Scholarship FundMilitaryThis fund was established by alumna and former trustee The Honorable Bryanne A. Hamill to support scholarships for students with financial need who are on active duty in the U.S. military, or are veterans of U.S. military service.
James N. Baldwin Scholarship FundGeneralThis fund was established by the Excelsior College Board of Trustees as a gift from the Excelsior College community to James N. Baldwin upon his retirement as president. The scholarship fund was created in recognition of Baldwin’s commitment to ensuring educational opportunity for adult learners so they can complete their degrees. The scholarship is to be awarded to two students annually and will cover the cost of tuition and technology fees for one course for each student. Students must meet the following requirements: -minimum 3.0 GPA;-demonstrated financial need; and -be more than halfway through their degree program (associate degree student would be at sophomore level, bachelor’s degree student would be at senior level, and graduate student would be in fourth year).
John F. Ebersole Access Scholarship Endowment FundGeneralThis fund was established by members of the Excelsior College President’s Advisory Council to support scholarships for students with financial need.
Julia O. Wells Memorial Education Foundation Scholarship FundProgram SpecificThis fund supports scholarships for students pursuing a degree in registered professional nursing. Fifty percent of the total allotment must be awarded to alumni of Memorial Hospital School of Nursing, Inc.
Kushner and Lindholm Family Scholarship Endowment FundGeneralThis fund was established by retired employee Cathy Kushner and her husband, David Lindholm, to support scholarships for current and enrolling students with financial need.
Laura J. Ebersole Scholarship FundGeneralThis fund was established by John F. Ebersole, the second president of Excelsior College, and his wife, Connie Cramer, to support scholarships for a student with financial need from any state to honor Laura Ebersole’s spirit of inquiry, passion for learning, and understanding of the enduring importance of education.
Lieutenant General Joseph S. and Anita L. Laposata Scholarship Fund for Military Enlisted and Their SpousesMilitaryThis fund was established by former trustee Joseph S. Laposata and his wife, Anita L. Laposata, to support scholarships for students with financial need who are enlisted in the U.S. military and their spouses.
Lois G. and William T. Moran Scholarship Endowment FundProgram SpecificThis fund was established by alumnus and former trustee William T. Moran and his wife, Lois G. Moran, to support scholarships for students with financial need in Excelsior’s associate degree in nursing programs.
Lt. Col. Charles A. Pesnicak Sr. Veterans Scholarship Endowment FundMilitaryThis fund was established by trustee emeritus Lawrence E. Vertucci and his wife, G. Frances Vertucci, to support scholarships for veterans of the U.S. military who demonstrate financial need.
Master Sergeant David K. Thuma Memorial Scholarship FundMilitaryThis fund was established by alumnus Michael Jefferson and other servicemembers in memory of their fellow servicemember, David K. Thuma, to support scholarships for students who are members of the U.S.A. Special Forces or are Command Sergeants Major of the Special Forces.
Michael J. Cooley Scholarship Endowment FundProgram SpecificThis fund was established by retired employee Mary Beth Hanner in memory of her husband and faculty member, Michael Cooley, to support scholarships for students with financial need in health sciences programs.
Military Financial Assistance Endowment FundMilitaryThis fund was established by alumnus and former trustee William T. Moran and his wife, Lois G. Moran, to support scholarships for servicemembers and their families with financial need as they engage in study at Excelsior College.
Military Spouse Scholarship FundMilitaryThis fund supports scholarships for spouses of active-duty military servicemembers.
Murray and Estelle Block Scholarship Endowment FundProgram SpecificThis fund was established by retired employee Murray Block in memory of his wife, Estelle, to support scholarships for students with financial need, with preference given to students in a business or technology program.
Pastor Angelina Robles Lopez Scholarship FundGeneralThis fund was established by Rev. Fernando Lopez in memory of his wife, Angelina, an Excelsior alumna, to support scholarships for students with financial need who wish to achieve their educational goals and dreams.
President’s Scholarship FundGeneralThis fund supports students who demonstrate financial need.
Regents College Alumni Association Scholarship FundGeneralThis fund was established by the Regents College Alumni Association to support scholarships for undergraduate students with financial need who demonstrate high academic achievement.
Richard and Barbara Reeves-Ellington Scholarship FundProgram SpecificThis fund was established by former faculty member Renate Reeves-Ellington and Barbara Reeves-Ellington to support scholarships for students with financial need pursuing baccalaureate degrees and higher degrees who will address gender issues and issues central to Middle Eastern and Central Asian culture.
Ron Miller Nursing Scholarship Endowment FundProgram SpecificThis fund was established by alumnus and trustee Brigadier General (Ret.) Jerry L. Neff, his wife, Judy A. Neff, and the second president of Excelsior College, John F. Ebersole, to support scholarships for students entering or enrolled in Excelsior’s associate degree in nursing programs with financial need.
Roy L. Simpson Endowment Fund for Nursing InformaticsProgram SpecificThis fund was established by former trustee and former faculty member Roy L. Simpson to support scholarships for nursing students working toward the Certificate in Health Care Informatics or the Master of Science in Nursing with an emphasis in Informatics.
Stephen Pribyl Scholarship FundProgram SpecificThis fund was established by retired employee Wayne Brown to support scholarships for students with financial need with preference given to women and members of racial or ethnic minority groups underrepresented in higher education and pursuing careers in higher education technology. If no appropriate applicants fit these criteria, preference would be given to any students with financial need pursuing a career in higher education technology.
Summo Endowment FundGeneralThis fund was established by alumna Mary Maida to support scholarships for students with financial need. Recipients must be at least 30 years of age and be U.S. citizens. Although U.S. military personnel should not be excluded, preference will be given to those who do not have other educational benefits available to them. Scholarships should be awarded to equal numbers of men and women and that a ratio of awards be made to two-third s undergraduate students and one-third graduate students whenever possible.
Thomas C. Pickens Memorial Scholarship FundProgram SpecificThis fund was established by Patrick J. Moran in memory of Thomas C. Pickens to support scholarships for students with financial need who are pursuing degrees in the area of criminal justice or related fields.
Toby Friedland Memorial Scholarship FundProgram SpecificThis fund was established by Excelsior College staff in memory of employee Toby Friedland to support scholarships for Orthodox Jewish students with financial need who are affiliated with Testing and Training International (TTI).
Vivian Runyon Memorial Scholarship FundMilitaryThis fund was established by alumnus Lawrence M. Woolslayer and his wife, Jeanette Runyon, in memory of their daughter, Vivian, to support scholarships for students enrolled in a liberal arts program with priority given to enlisted, active-duty personnel in the U.S. Armed Services. If none has applied or is qualified, scholarships may be given to other students in a liberal arts program.
Whitney-Teeple Scholarship FundGeneralThis fund was established by alumna Elizabeth Whitney-Teeple to support scholarships for students with financial need.