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Scholarship Programs


SUNY Plattsburgh provides more than $4 million in scholarships and grants to undergraduate students, funded by the college or foundation. Unless otherwise specified, the following programs are only available to undergraduate students enrolled in a degree program and pursuing their first bachelor’s degree.

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1 in 4 undergraduate students receive a scholarship or grant

Departmental Scholarships


Most academic departments offer scholarships to students in the major based on predetermined criteria.

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First-Year Student Scholarships & Grants


Name Award Range Criteria & Eligibility
North Country Scholarship or Grant $3,500 or $1,500 Visit North Country for more information.
Cardinal NYC Scholarship or Grant $3,500 or $1,500 Visit Cardinal NYC for more information.
Academic Excellence and Cardinal Scholarships $3,500 or $1,500 Awarded to students outside of the North Country and NYC with the highest combination of academic excellence and extracurricular achievement. Visit Other Regions for more information.
Welcome to New York Grant $7,500 Visit Welcome to New York Grant for more information.
Cardinal EOP Grant $1,500 Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) awards are available to first-year students who are accepted into the EOP program based upon an economic and academic disadvantaged status. 
NYS Scholarships Varies NYS offers scholarships. Visit HESC on the web for more information.


Transfer Scholarships & Grants


Name Award Range Criteria & Eligibility
Transfer Scholarship or Grant $500 to $1,000 Visit Transfer Scholarships and Grants for more information.
Welcome to New York Grant $7,500 Visit Welcome to New York Grant for more information.
NYS Scholarships Varies NYS offers scholarships. Visit HESC on the web for more information.

 

Other Scholarships


Name Award Range Criteria & Eligibility
Heisler Music Varies Recipients of the Heisler Music Scholarship are chosen for their performance proficiency and their potential to contribute to the music program.
Winkel Art Varies Recipients of the Winkel Art Scholarship are chosen for their potential to contribute to the art program.
Departmental Varies Many academic departments offer scholarships to enrolled students who have demonstrated academic excellence in their major. View listing of departmental scholarships.

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.

NYS Excelsior Scholarship


The NYS Excelsior Scholarship can help students to attend SUNY Plattsburgh tuition-free. It covers any remaining tuition liability after the NYS TAP Grant, federal Pell Grant, and other sources of grants and scholarships. Funding for the program is contingent on support in the NYS executive budget.

The Excelsior Scholarship program pays for tuition only. Other educational costs are not covered by this scholarship: housing, meals, fees, books and supplies and transportation.

In order to be eligible, students must satisfy basic eligibility criteria for NYS aid programs including household adjusted gross income limitations, remain on pace to graduate in four years, and sign a service contract to work or remain in NYS after graduation.

GET EXCELSIOR NOTIFICATIONS Learn about availability, criteria and the application process.

 

 

 

 

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