ESL Announces $1.1 Million Gift to Support Brockport Students with Financial Need

ESL Federal Credit Union CEO Faheem Masood shares the news of a $1.1 million gift to SUNY Brockpo...

Approximately 30 SUNY Brockport students from the six county-region that ESL serves (Monroe, Orleans, Genesee, Livingston, Ontario, and Wayne) will benefit from a $1.1 million gift slated for scholarship funds to allow students in financial need to gain the full college experience.

The Fannie Barrier Williams Scholars (FBWS) program will provide four-year scholarships to students from low income families with unmet financial need, with a preference given to students of color.

The program will recruit strong students with financial need who might not otherwise be eligible for other Brockport scholarships. The awards will supplement existing State and Federal programs and cover traditional out-of-pocket expenses such as room-and-board and fees.

Student eligibility includes meeting the following criteria:

  • Be accepted as an incoming freshman student and enrolled in a degree program at SUNY Brockport;
  • Have a High School GPA of 87 or higher;
  • Identified as low income with demonstrated unmet financial need;
  • A resident from Monroe, Genesee, Livingston, Orleans, Ontario, or Wayne counties;
  • Not be receiving a traditional merit/academic scholarship from SUNY Brockport; and
  • A student most at risk of not persisting to graduation, priority given to students of color

Stay tuned to find more details in November’s edition of The Port.

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Posted: October 27, 2021