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First-Year Scholarships for Other Regions


If you are applying as a first-year student and will be a graduate from a high school outside of the North Country and New York City, you may be able to significantly reduce your costs with a $3,500 Academic Excellence Scholarship or $1,500 Cardinal Scholarship from SUNY Plattsburgh.

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Academic Excellence Scholarship


  • Graduate from a high school in one of the eligible counties listed below.  See NYC or North Country if your county is not listed below.
  • Awarded to students with the highest combination of academic excellence and extracurricular achievement.
  • Must be a U.S. citizen, U.S. permanent resident, or other eligible non-citizen who pays the in-state tuition rate.
  • Graduate from high school in June 2022 or January 2023.
  • Be accepted for admission to SUNY Plattsburgh.
  • Pay a $250 deposit before beginning your first year.
  • Attend full-time beginning in August 2022 or January 2023, taking 12 or more credits.
  • Live on campus.
  • The Academic Excellence Scholarship of $3,500 per year is deducted from non-tuition educational costs.
  • Applicants to our nursing program are not eligible for the Academic Excellence Scholarship.

Students must maintain a 3.25 cumulative grade point average in each fall or spring semester to which the scholarship applies. Students may receive the scholarship for up to eight semesters of consecutive full-time study. One probationary semester is available if the student falls below cumulative GPA. If the student does not satisfy all the standards at the end of this probationary semester or in any future semester, the student becomes permanently ineligible for the award in future semesters. Students who need to withdraw may maintain eligibility under certain circumstances.

Cardinal Scholarship


  • Graduate from a high school in one of the eligible counties listed below.  See NYC or North Country if your county is not listed below.
  • Awarded to students with a combination of academic excellence and extracurricular achievement who are not eligible for the Academic Excellence Scholarship.
  • Must be a U.S. citizen, U.S. permanent resident, or other eligible non-citizen who pays the in-state tuition rate.
  • Graduate from high school in June 2022 or January 2023.
  • Be accepted for admission to SUNY Plattsburgh.
  • Pay a $250 deposit before beginning your first year.
  • Attend full-time beginning in August 2022 or January 2023, taking 12 or more credits.
  • The Cardinal Scholarship of $1,500 per year is deducted from non-tuition educational costs.
  • Applicants to our nursing program are not eligible for the Cardinal Scholarship.

The Cardinal Scholarship is guaranteed for two consecutive years as long as the student remains a matriculated full-time undergraduate.  After the second year, students must live-on-campus and maintain a 3.25 cumulative grade point average in each fall or spring semester to which the scholarship applies. Students may receive the scholarship for up to eight semesters of consecutive full-time study. One probationary semester is available if the student falls below cumulative GPA. If the student does not satisfy all the standards at the end of this probationary semester or in any future semester, the student becomes permanently ineligible for the award in future semesters. Students who need to withdraw may maintain eligibility under certain circumstances.

Learn if your high school county may qualify you for a scholarship

NOTE: NCAA Division III Bylaws prohibit the awarding of financial awards, grants and scholarships to intercollegiate student-athletes on the basis of athletic participation, leadership, ability or performance. As a result, eligibility for scholarships will be assessed without the consideration of athletic participation, leadership, ability or performance.

 

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