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Since its inception, the primary purpose of the SUNY Adirondack Foundation has been to provide scholarship assistance to SUNY Adirondack students. Scholarships are available for all programs and to both new and returning students.
Categories of Scholarships
This group of scholarships is supported by income generated from the Foundation’s endowment, fund raising 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
More detailed information can be found at the following link on the Financial Aid webpage CLICK HERE.
There are currently four scholarships which fall within 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
More detailed information can be found at the following link on the Financial Aid webpage CLICK HERE. (scroll down the page)
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 only to students already attending SUNY Adirondack with an established GPA. The competitive application process 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.
Establishing a Scholarship
If you wish to establish a scholarship for SUNY Adirondack students with the Foundation, please contact Jill Vogel at (518) 743-2244 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Eligibility for Scholarships
Students must be nominated by their guidance counselor in February of each year.
Students must apply for financial aid to be eligible for these scholarships. Scholarships are awarded to those who have financial need, but do not qualify for federal or state assistance.
These are awarded on a competitive basis each spring for returning students. Students must complete an application, have a 2.5 GPA in at least 12 credits at SUNY Adirondack. Some of the scholarships require students to demonstrate financial need, so students are highly encouraged to complete the FAFSA and the TAP applications.
D. 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 for more information.