The Fannie Barrier Williams Scholars (FBWS) program will provide four-year scholarships (with the option of a fifth year) to students from low-income families with unmet financial need. Approximately 30 students per year will receive these awards, which will supplement existing State and Federal programs and cover traditional out-of-pocket expenses such as room-and-board and fees. Preference will be given to students of color.

    Crafted in the tradition of Brockport alumna Fannie Barrier Williams, class of 1870 and the first African-American woman to graduate from the college, this program is intended to support a student’s ability to persist to graduation by providing academic, personal, and career support. 

    The program is aimed at enrolling high potential students who demonstrate financial need, with an intentional focus on racial equity.

    If you would like to learn more about this opportunity, please visit our FAQ page or join us for an informational night either on campus or in Rochester by clicking on one of the events below.

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