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Awards for North Country high school students


Eligible local students could receive a scholarship or grant.

North Country Scholarship


If you will be a North Country high school graduate and a first-year applicant, 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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North Country Scholarship


  • Graduate from a high school in Clinton, Essex, Franklin, Hamilton, Jefferson, Lewis or St. Lawrence counties.
  • 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 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.

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.

North Country Grant


  • Graduate from a high school in Clinton, Essex, Franklin, Hamilton, Jefferson, Lewis or St. Lawrence counties.
  • Awarded to North Country students who are not eligible for a North Country 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.
  • Live on campus or commute from home.
  • The North Country Grant of $1,500 per year is deducted from non-tuition educational costs.

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.

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. 

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