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Just for New York City Students


Your road to becoming a Cardinal is easier with a grant or a scholarship.

Special Grants for NYC Students


If you are set to graduate from a high school in one of the five New York City boroughs, you may be able to significantly reduce your costs with a $3,500 Scholarship or $1,500 Grant from SUNY Plattsburgh.

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Cardinal NYC Scholarship


  • Graduate from a high school in a New York City county: Bronx, Kings (Brooklyn), New York (Manhattan), Queens or Richmond (Staten Island).
  • Must be a U.S. citizen, U.S. permanent resident, or other eligible non-citizen who pays the in-state tuition rate.
  • Awarded to students with the highest combination of academic excellence and extracurricular achievement.
  • Graduate from high school in June 2022 or January 2023 and 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.
  • Applicants to our nursing program are not eligible for the Cardinal NYC Scholarship.
  • The Cardinal NYC Scholarship of $3,500 per year is deducted from non-tuition educational costs. That’s $1,750 per semester.

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 NYC Grant


  • Graduate from a high school in a New York City county: Bronx, Kings (Brooklyn), New York (Manhattan), Queens or Richmond (Staten Island).
  • Awarded to NYC students who are not eligible for a NYC Scholarship and have financial need (an EFC under 15,000) as calculated on your FAFSA for the first term of enrollment.
  • 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 grant of $1,500 is deducted from non-tuition educational costs. That’s $750 per semester.
  • Applicants to EOP are not eligible for the Cardinal NYC Grant but are instead eligible for an equivalent Cardinal EOP Grant.

Students may receive this grant for up to eight semesters if the student remains a matriculated full-time undergraduate and continues to satisfy the EFC criteria.  Students who need to withdraw may maintain eligibility under certain circumstances.

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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