SUNY Adirondack Scholarships

Categories of Scholarships

SUNY Adirondack Foundation Sponsored Scholarships

This group of scholarships is supported by income generated from the Foundation’s endowment, fundraising events, and the annual giving campaign.  There are currently three types of scholarships funded by the Foundation:

  • Academic Excellence Scholarships for recent high school graduates
  • SUNY Adirondack Foundation Scholarships for new and returning students
  • Foundation Access Scholarships for College Academy students in high school
  • EOP Summer Scholarships

Scholarships Sponsored by other Foundations and Trusts

There are currently four scholarships which fall into this category and are awarded to both incoming and returning students.  These scholarships have been established in conjunction with local foundations or through provisions in a will.

  • Glens Falls Foundation Lenetta Pesquera Nursing and Arts Scholarships
  • William and Elsie Hill Scholarship
  • William & Elsie Hill Returning Adult Student Scholarship
  • Evelyn and Paul Robinson Foundation Scholarships

SUNY Adirondack Named Scholarships

Established by area individuals, companies and organizations, they typically bear the name of the individual or organization who funds it annually, or in whose memory the scholarship was named. Primarily, these scholarships are available to students already attending SUNY Adirondack with an established GPA.  The competitive review and selection takes place in the spring semester of the student's first year and generally requires a minimum 2.5 GPA in 12 completed credits at SUNY Adirondack.  All students meeting the minimum requirements will be considered automatically for a scholarship.  A supplemental application may be sent to a small number of students who are eligible for scholarships which require essays or information that is not included in their academic record.  Students will be notified of the selection in April.


Eligibility for Scholarships

New Student Scholarship Guidelines

Students must be accepted by SUNY Adirondack and complete the FAFSA by April 1 in order to be considered.  No additional application is required. 

Continuing Student Scholarships Guidelines

These are awarded on a competitive basis each spring for returning students.  In order to be considered, Students have a 2.5 GPA in at least 12 credits at SUNY Adirondack.  Some of the scholarships require students to demonstrate financial need, so completion of the FAFSA application by March 1st is required.  Students will be notified by email if supplemental information is needed in order to be considered for a scholarship.  

Foundation Access Scholarships

High school students enrolled in the College Academy Program who are eligible for free or reduced lunch can receive a scholarship so that the cost of their first course is reduced to $50.  Please refer to the College Academy Registration Form on the website for more information.

EOP Summer Scholarships

Students must be enrolled in the EOP Program and registered for summer courses at SUNY Adirondack.  

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