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$3,500 for North Country high school students


A unique scholarship just for our local students.

North Country Scholarship


If you will be a North Country high school graduate and a first-year applicant, you may be eligible for an added $3,500 scholarship — and, if you keep your grades up, your discount can last for up to eight semesters of consecutive study.

Eligibility Details


  • Graduate from a high school in Clinton, Essex, Franklin, Hamilton, Jefferson, Lewis or St. Lawrence counties.
  • Must be a U.S. citizen, U.S. permanent resident, or other eligible non-citizen who pays the in-state tuition rate.
  • Graduate in June 2021.
  • Awarded to students with the highest combination of academic excellence and extracurricular achievement.
  • Be accepted for admission to SUNY Plattsburgh.
  • Pay a $250 deposit before beginning your first year.
  • Attend full-time beginning in August 2021, taking 12 or more credits.
  • Live on campus or commute from home.
  • The North Country Scholarship of $3,500 per year is deducted from non-tuition educational costs.
  • Applicants to our nursing program are not eligible for the North Country Scholarship.

Other notes: For eligible students — don’t forget to complete your FAFSA, TAP and Excelsior applications as close to Oct. 1 as possible to get more information about cost and aid. Students who need to withdraw may maintain eligibility under certain circumstances.

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