2023 Transfer Student Scholarships

For 2023, NYSTAA will award up to $6,000 in scholarships for transfer students.


  • Are currently enrolled at an active NYSTAA two-year member college and will complete an Associate in Arts, Associate in Science, or Associate in Applied Science by August 2023
  • Have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.5
  • Apply and plan on attending a current four-year NYSTAA member institution in fall 2023

Application Materials:

  • Online scholarship application, including;
    •  essay
    • uploaded unofficial transcripts from all colleges attended and courses in progress
  • One letter of recommendation from a college administrator or faculty member, emailed as a Word or .pdf attachment, to NYSTAAScholarshipCommittee@gmail.com.

Deadline: March 24, 2023

Questions? Contact:

Zachary Wilson, SUNY Cortland, Scholarship Committee Co-Chair
Tracey Iorio, Stony Brook University, Scholarship Committee Co-Chair

Spread the Word!

Transfer professionals: download the Scholarship Flyer in either .pdf or .jpg format and use to promote the scholarship on your home campus – flyers around campus, social media, email!

Congratulations to our 2022 Transfer Scholarship Recipients!

Madison Meeker

Transfer from SUNY Broome to SUNY Cortland

Intended Major: Physical Education with a concentration in Adapted Physical Education

Madison hopes to learn more about inclusive practices in Physical Education and hopes to teach children with special needs following graduation.


Jasmin Martins Abade

Transfer from Suffolk County Community College to St. John’s University

Intended Major: International Business and Marketing

Jasmin hopes to earn her MBA after her undergraduate studies and aspires to start her own global marking firm

Taylor Solomon

Transfer from Suffolk County Community College to Stony Brook University

Intended Major: Business/Entrepreneurship

Taylor hopes to create and run an innovative business that promotes sustainability.


Daniel Canavin

Transfer from Suffolk County Community College to Stony Brook University

Intended Major: Biology

Daniel is an adult learner who recently returned to college after a 20-year hiatus. After his undergraduate studies, Daniel aspires to attend medical school.

Angela Zavala Yanes

Transfer from Suffolk County Community College to Stony Brook University

Intended Major: Civil Engineering

Angela plans to pursue a master’s degree in Structural Engineering following her undergraduate studies.

Mikaila Sapp

 Transfer from Dutchess Community College to the University of Albany.

 Intended Major: East Asian Studies

 Mikaila intends to participate in the JET program following her undergraduate studies to teach English to Japanese students.


Fundraiser for Student Scholarships

NYSTAA hosted an online fundraiser to support our annual award of six (6) $1,000 student scholarships.

These scholarships allow students the ability to buy books, cover housing and transportation costs as well as help make their transfer from the community college to the 4-year college as seamless as possible.

Thank you to everyone who purchased virtual tickets!