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Scholarship Programs


SUNY Plattsburgh awards more than $4.0 million in scholarships to undergraduate students, funded by the college or foundation. Scholarships do not have to be repaid and are primarily awarded to students based upon academic achievement. Unless otherwise specified, the following scholarship 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

Departmental Scholarships


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

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First-Year Student Scholarships


Name Award Range Criteria & Eligibility
North Country Scholarship $3,500 Visit North Country Scholarship for more information. 
Academic Excellence Scholarship $3,500 Awarded to students with the highest combination of academic excellence and extracurricular achievement. Contact Admissions to learn more.
Cardinal NYC Grant or Scholarship for First-Year Students $1,750 or $3,500 Visit Cardinal NYC for more information. 
Welcome to New York Grant $7,500 Visit Welcome to New York Grant for more information. 
Angell Scholarship $500 – $1000 Recipients of Angell are first-year students who possess talent, skills, or leadership experience.
First Year EOP Scholarship $1,750 Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) Scholarships are awarded to first-year students who are accepted into the EOP program based upon an economic and academic disadvantaged status. Recipients will only receive this award for the two semesters of their first year.
NYS Scholarships Varies NYS offers scholarships. Visit HESC on the web for more information.

 

Transfer Scholarships


Name Award Range Criteria & Eligibility
Cardinal Transfer Grant $2,000 Visit Cardinal Transfer Grant for more information. 
Transfer Achievement $500 to $1,000 Awarded to students with the highest combination of academic excellence and extracurricular achievement. Contact Admissions to learn more.
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.

 

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, & 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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