Financial Aid
2014-2015 Scholarships for Undergraduates

Introduction
Academic Program Key for Scholarships
Multiple Scholarship Policy and Scholarship Award Values
Alfred University Presidential Scholarship
Alfred University Dean's Scholarship
Alfred University Art Portfolio Review Scholarship
Alfred University Jonathan Allen Scholarship
Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship
Alfred University Competition Scholarship
Alfred University Tuition Exchange Scholarship
Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy For Undergraduate Degree Programs

Introduction
A scholarship is a form of gift assistance that does not require repayment. It usually denotes a merit-based award which recognizes academic achievement and promise or another special attribute. Alfred University offers a wide variety of scholarships to acknowledge the special abilities of new freshmen, transfer, and international students. Students can apply for most of the scholarships listed, except as noted, by completing the application for admission.

Note: Alfred University scholarships are awarded by the Office of Admissions' Scholarship Committee prior to enrollment at Alfred University. Unless otherwise noted, they are awarded in the entering freshman year and require full-time (minimum 12 credit hours per semester) enrollment. Requirements for continued receipt of an Alfred University scholarship as a returning student are noted below under the specific scholarship.

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Academic Program Key for Scholarships: Alfred University is a private institution. However, some of our academic programs receive support from NY State. State-supported programs have a different tuition structure than the private college programs. In addition, the tuition structure varies among the private college programs. Therefore, the dollar value of University scholarship awards will vary depending on enrollment in a specific private college program or a State-supported program, and the student's NY State residency status.

State-supported programs include:

  • School of Art & Design
  • Biomaterial Engineering
  • Ceramic Engineering
  • Glass Engineering Science
  • Materials Science and Engineering

Private college programs include:

  • College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
  • College Professional Studies
  • School of Business
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Renewable Energy Engineering
  • Undecided Engineering

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Multiple Scholarship Policy: With the exception of the Competition Scholarships, students are not permitted to simultaneously receive multiple Alfred University scholarships. In cases where students qualify for more than one scholarship, the award of greater value will be made. Tuition Exchange and Tuition Remission recipients may not receive a University scholarship in addition to these benefits. However, Tuition Exchange and Tuition Remission recipients eligible for a scholarship are recognized with certificates acknowledging their academic achievements.

Scholarship Award Values: Scholarship amounts reflected on this web page are effective with the fall semester 2014 for freshmen and transfers enrolling at Alfred University for the first time. Scholarship awards to currently enrolled students will remain at the student's award value when admitted to AU.

In addition to its academic scholarship programs, Alfred is committed to a strong need-based financial aid program. University-funded grants, loans and endowed scholarships are available to qualified applicants based on financial need.

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Alfred University Presidential Scholarship
Source
: Alfred University
Awarded by: Alfred University

Eligibility:
1.Entering full-time freshmen, transfer, and international students. Generally, high school seniors who have a 3.7* or better average, and an SAT > 1250 or ACT > 27 (preferred) are evaluated. Extracurricular activities and good citizenship are also considered.
2. Transfer students completing an Associate's Degree or transferring from four-year schools with a 3.3 cumulative grade point average are considered.
3. A campus interview is encouraged.
   *AU recalculates high school GPAs to a 4.0 scale using core academic subjects.

Value:
For the Liberal Arts & Sciences, Professional Studies, and School of Business programs, annual awards are $16,500. For the Mechanical, Renewable Energy, and Undecided Engineering programs, annual awards are $13,000. In the State-supported programs, annual awards are $10,000 for NY State residents and $13,000 per year for non-residents. Renewal requires continuous full-time enrollment and a 3.0 cumulative grade point average.

How Determined:
Scholarship awards are determined by the Office of Admissions' Scholarship Committee.

How to Apply:
File a completed application for admission and indicate an interest in the scholarship program.

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Alfred University Dean's Scholarship
Source
: Alfred University
Awarded by: Alfred University

Eligibility:
1. Entering full-time freshmen, transfer, and international students. Generally, high school seniors with a 3.2* or better average, and an SAT > 1100 or ACT > 24 (preferred) are evaluated. Extracurricular activities and good citizenship are also considered.
2. Transfer students completing an Associate's Degree or transferring from a four-year school with a 3.0 or better cumulative grade point average are considered.
3. A campus interview is encouraged.
   *AU recalculates high school GPAs to a 4.0 scale using core academic subjects.

Value:
For the Liberal Arts & Sciences, College of Professional Studies, and School of Business programs, annual awards are $14,500. For the Mechanical, Renewable Energy, and Undecided Engineering programs, annual awards are $11,500. In the State-supported programs, annual awards are $8,500 for NY State residents and $11,500 for non-residents. Renewal requires continuous full-time enrollment and a 2.75 cumulative grade point average.

How Determined:
Scholarship awards are determined by the Office of Admissions' Scholarship Committee.

How to Apply:
File a completed application for admission and indicate an interest in the scholarship program.

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Alfred University Art Portfolio Review Scholarship
Source
: Alfred University
Awarded by: Alfred University

Eligibility:
Entering full-time freshmen, transfer, and international students in the School of Art & Design.

Value:
$10,000 per year for NY State residents and $13,000 per year for non-residents. Renewal requires continuous full-time enrollment and a 2.75 cumulative grade point average after the freshman year and a 3.0 for subsequent years.

How Determined:
Scholarship selection is on a competitive basis and made by a School of Art and Design faculty committee during portfolio review.

How to Apply:
File a completed application for admission and submit a portfolio for review. Students wishing consideration for this scholarship need to complete the admissions process and submit their portfolio by February 1.

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Alfred University Jonathan Allen Scholarship
Source
: Alfred University
Awarded by: Alfred University

Eligibility:
In honor of its second president, Jonathan Allen, Alfred University acknowledges students with a solid high school record and extracurricular activities.

1. Entering full-time freshmen, transfer, and international students. Generally, high school seniors who have an 2.9* or better average and an SAT > 1000 or ACT > 21 (preferred) are evaluated.
2. Transfer students completing an Associate's Degree or transferring from a four-year school with a 2.7 or better cumulative grade point average are considered.
   *AU recalculates high school GPAs to a 4.0 scale using core academic subjects.

Value:
For the Liberal Arts & Sciences, Professional Studies, and School of Business programs, annual awards are $12,500. For the Mechanical, Renewable Energy, and Undecided Engineering programs, annual awards are $10,000. In the State-supported programs, annual awards are $7,000 per year for NY State residents and $10,000 per year for non-residents. Renewal requires continuous full-time enrollment and a 2.5 cumulative grade point average.

How Determined:
Awards are made on a competitive basis by the Office of Admissions' Scholarship Committee.

How to Apply:
File a completed application for admission and indicate an interest in the scholarship program. Submit a statement emphasizing your volunteer activities with your admission application.

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Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship
Source: Alfred University
Awarded by: Alfred University

Eligibility:
Full-time transfer students with an Associate's Degree from a two-year college who are members of Phi Theta Kappa.

Value:
For programs in the Colleges of Liberal Arts & Sciences, Professional Studies, and School of Business, the annual award is $16,500. In the State-supported programs, annual awards are $10,000 per year for NY State residents and $13,000 per year for non-residents. Annual awards for the Mechanical, Renewable Energy, and Undecided Engineering programs are $13,000 per year. Awards are renewable provided the student maintains continuous full-time enrollment and a 3.0 cumulative grade point average.

How Determined:
Scholarship awards are determined by the Office of Admissions' Scholarship Committee.

How to Apply:
File a completed application for admission and document your Phi Theta Kappa membership

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Alfred University Competition Scholarships
Source
: Alfred University
Awarded by: Alfred University

Eligibility:
Entering full-time freshmen may compete for awards in the academic areas of engineering, mathematics, and English composition.

Value:
$1,000 to $2,500 per year. Awards are renewable provided the student maintains a 3.0 cumulative grade point average, continuous full-time enrollment, and good citizenship.

How Determined:
The exams competitions are held on the Alfred University campus during the fall and winter of the senior year of high school.

How to Apply:
Contact the Admissions Office or Financial Aid Office during early September of the senior year of high school for dates.

Name of Competition Type Time
William Varick Nevins III Mathematics Competition campus exam autumn
Lelia E. Tupper Writing Competition essay winter
Inamori School of Engineering campus exam autumn

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Alfred University Tuition Exchange Scholarship
Source
: Alfred University
Awarded by: Alfred University

Eligibility:
Full-time students who are certified as eligible to participate by a member institution within the Tuition Exchange Inc. Program.

Value:
Standard full-time tuition rate up to a maximum of eight semesters for enrollment in one of the University's undergraduate degree programs.

How Determined:
Scholarships are awarded on a competitive basis by a University committee. Candidates are evaluated based on high school/college academic performance, standardized test scores, extracurricular involvement, and citizenship.

How to apply:
Apply for admission by the preferred application deadline of February 1st. Be certified as eligible to participate by a Tuition Exchange Inc. member institution and demonstrate a completed application for admission with all supporting documents and credentials by February 15.

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