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

I. SUNY Adirondack Foundation Sponsored 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

II. Scholarships Sponsored by other Foundations and Trusts

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 Lynetta Pesquera Nursing and Arts Scholarships
William and Elsie Hill Scholarship
William & Elsie Hill Returning Adult Student Scholarship
Evelyn and Paul Robinson Foundation Scholarships

III. 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 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


Eligibility for Scholarships

A. Guidelines for Academic Excellence, Hill, Pesquera and Robinson Scholarships

Students must be nominated by their guidance counselor in February of each year.

B. Foundation Scholarships Guidelines

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.

C. Named Scholarships Guidelines

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 and who are eligible for free or reduced lunch will receive a scholarship so that the cost of the first course is $50.  Please refer to the College Academy Registration Form for more information.


List of Scholarship Opportunities for 2016-2017


The Impact of Scholarships on Students' Lives:

"I cannot explain in words how much this scholarship will help me achieve academic success and give me peace of mind from the financial stress associated with being a full time adult student with many responsibilities."

M. Hurlburt

It is with genuine gratitude that I write this note of thanks for the Academic Excellence Scholarship and the opportunity to attend SUNY Adirondack for a second year.  My first year at SUNY Adirondack surpassed my expectations - my professors and classes intrigued and challenged me, and I worked hard to achieve...I am proud to say I attend SUNY Adirondack, and I greatly thank you for the opportunity to do so."

M. Trombley




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