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International Student Scholarships

SUNY Plattsburgh offers partial scholarships to 100% of accepted international students. We do not offer full scholarships — our award packages cover between 20 – 40% of your total cost of attendance.

We award scholarships based on your academic merit (high school average or transfer GPA) and student type (first-year or transfer). We determine scholarship amounts after conducting a holistic review of your grades, academic and non-academic achievement, activities and exam scores (if available). You will be notified of your scholarship awards when you receive your admission decision.

Our scholarship packages are renewable each year you attend.

Scholarships for International First-Year Students

A first-year student is an applicant who has never earned college credit. All applicants who have earned college credits are considered transfer applicants.

Scholarship Eligibility Amount Renewable
Global Diversity Award * ALL accepted international first-year students $2,500 annually
Campus Community Award * International students who reside on campus $5,000 annually
Academic Merit Scholarship * All accepted international students will be considered $0 – $6,000 annually
MAXIMUM AWARD   $7500 – $13,500 annually

* Additional eligibility and renewability criteria may apply

Scholarships for International Transfer Students

An applicant who has earned college credit will be considered for scholarships based on our review of their college transcript(s).

Scholarship Eligibility Amount Renewable
Academic Merit Scholarship A college GPA of 2.7 or better $1000 – $3000 annually
MAXIMUM AWARD   $1000 – $3000 annually


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