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Scholarships

Freshmen

North Country Graduates

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We invest in North Country High Schools Graduates!

(North Country High Schools include schools in Clinton, Essex, Franklin, Hamilton, Jefferson, Lewis or St Lawrence counties.)

Our Scholarship Program creatively reduces residence hall costs, tuition and some provide funding for applied learning opportunities to experience more, without having the extra financial burden.

Apply online today if you have earned at least an 88 (3.3) GPA or scored an 1100 or higher on the first two parts of the SAT or a 24 or higher on the ACT.

New York State Residents

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You worked hard in the hard in the classroom and it's time for that work to pay off!

Our Scholarship Program creatively reduces residence hall costs, tuition and some provide funding for applied learning opportunities to experience more, without having the extra financial burden.

Apply online today if you have earned at least an 88 (3.3) GPA or scored an 1100 or higher on the first two parts of the SAT or a 24 or higher on the ACT.

Out of State/International Freshmen Students

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We want your home away from home to be comfortable in all ways!

Our Scholarship Program creatively reduces residence hall costs, tuition and some provide funding for applied learning opportunities to experience more, without having the extra financial burden.

Apply online today if you have earned at least an 85 (3.0) GPA or scored an 1100 or higher on the first two parts of the SAT or a 24 or higher on the ACT.

Transfer Students

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Transfers: For incoming transfer fall and spring semester applicants based on academic excellence.

Apply Online Here

Some students may be eligible for additional scholarships. View information about these scholarships.

Graduate Students

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SUNY Potsdam Graduate Scholarship - For prospective graduate students at SUNY Potsdam.
SUNY Potsdam Graduate Scholarship for International Students - For prospective international graduate students.

You may consider reviewing these other options.

Continuing Students

Outside/Private Scholarship Resources

  • Private Scholarships are awarded by private organizations such as the Elks Club, church groups, unions, etc. Notification of private scholarships should be forwarded to the Financial Aid Office. Private Scholarships are considered financial aid awards and may reduce the amount students need to borrow. Outside Scholarships are posted on our website as the Financial Aid Office receives them or you can search on the Federal Student Aid scholarship page or other free scholarship websites such as Fastweb. Beware of any services that require payment. For information on scholarship scams, visit the Federal Trade Commission Scholarship Scam page.

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NCAA Division III regulations prohibit the consideration of athletic ability, athletic participation, athletic leadership or performance in awarding scholarships.

*SUNY Potsdam Scholarships are made possible thanks to the generous donations of friends of the college. The amount and number of scholarships awarded is dependent upon the availability of these donations. All awards and programs are subject to change without notice as a result of fluctuations in funding levels.