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Giving to Potsdam

What can you do to help our students during COVID-19?

The Fall 2020 semester is underway, and with it comes continued challenges and uncertainties for our students. While navigating virtual classes and campus safety regulations, students and their families also face financial difficulties as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Your generosity helps to secure their education and success at SUNY Potsdam.

The campus continues to prioritize the following giving opportunities to best support our students during this time:

  • The Fund for Scholarships provides the College with flexibility to support students who do not meet criteria (major, class year, etc.) for restricted scholarships.
  • The Pay It Forward Scholarship Program offers support to students who are facing financial challenges that cannot be met through traditional funding assistance.
  • The Student Care Fund is used to provide support to students in need of resources to deal with one-time emergencies.
  • Gifts to the College's Greatest Needs allow the College to cover unforeseen circumstances and opportunities for our students as they arise.

To read the College’s restart plan and coronavirus updates, visit

"My Potsdam experience has made a tremendous difference in my life. I would not be the person I am today without my time in Potsdam and the friendships and experiences I had there. Giving to the College is a way of giving back, and, most importantly, a chance to help others to experience this very special school."

Sally Partner ’78 Alumni Board of Trustees President

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