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Foundation Sponsored Scholarships
SUNY Adirondack Foundation Sponsored Scholarships
AES Academic Excellence Scholarship
Please note, these guidelines were updated in 2016.
In order to initially qualify for an Academic Excellence Scholarship for the 2017-2018 academic year, a student must meet the following criteria:
1. Graduate from one of the participating North Country high schools (see list below).
2. Apply and be accepted to SUNY Adirondack AND complete the FAFSA by February 1st.
3. Meet the following academic requirements:
a. rank in the top 10% of his/her high school class at the end of his/her junior year
b. have an SAT or PSAT score of at least 1200 (Math/Critical Reading) or 1800 (Writing, Math and Critical Reading) or an ACT score of at least 26
c. have a high school average of at least 90 at the end of his/her junior year *
4. Enroll as a full-time student in the Fall semester immediately following graduation.
Students who maintain their eligibility will receive the scholarship for four consecutive semesters, with no deferments.
In order to maintain eligibility, a student must:
1. Maintain full-time (12 credits or more) enrollment.
2. Earn a 3.0 minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) during the first semester and thereafter maintain a 3.2 Cumulative Quality Point Average (CQPA) or higher.
Eligible high schools: Guidance Counselors from the high schools listed below may nominate students for the AES scholarship:
Eligible High Schools (listed by county)
Saratoga Central Catholic
South Glens Falls
Mountainside Christian Academy
SUNY Adirondack Foundation Scholarships
These scholarships have been established by the Foundation in order to provide financial assistance to students who have financial need.
Award: The Foundation provides $17,000 annually to the Office of Financial Aid to award to eligible students. Those who maintain their eligibility in the Fall semester receive the same $500 award for the Spring semester.
Requirements: To be considered for the SUNY Adirondack Foundation Scholarship, applicants are required to complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form, the SUNY Adirondack Financial Aid Supplement form, and submit some additional information as requested by the Financial Aid Office.
General Conditions: To maintain this scholarship, recipients are required to:
1. Maintain a 2.5 GPA.
2. File the FAFSA each year by February 1st.
Award process: The Office of Financial Aid decides on the eligibility of candidates and selects recipients based on unmet financial need.
Foundation Access Scholarships for College Academy
SUNY Adirondack offers several opportunities for high school students to partake in college courses on our campus and in the high school. A $50 scholarship is available to high school students for their first course. Eligibility is determined through the course application process by verifying the student can receive free or reduced lunch. This is verified by the High School Guidance Counselor. Please refer to the application for further information or speak to your guidance counselor.
Scholarships Sponsored by other Foundations and/or Trusts
Glens Falls Foundation Scholarships – These annual scholarships are in Nursing and the Arts are provided by the Glens Falls Foundation and are supported by the proceeds from an endowment established by Mrs. Lennetta Pesquera. Students must be accepted to SUNY Adirondack and have completed their FAFSA by February 1st to be considered.
William and Elsie Hill Scholarship – Established by the Hill Family, half-tuition scholarships are awarded to graduates of Fort Edward High School with a minimum GPA of 75. Once enrolled at SUNY Adirondack, students must maintain a 2.5 GPA in order to maintain eligibility. Students must be accepted to SUNY Adirondack and have completed their FAFSA by February 1st to be considered.
William and Elsie Hill Returning Adult Scholarship - Established by the Hill Family, $500 awards each semester for full-time students (pro-rated for part-time students) who are graduates of Fort Edward High School with a minimum GPA of 75. Students must be at least 22 years of age on January 1 of the academic year to which they are applying. Once enrolled at SUNY Adirondack, students must maintain a 2.5 GPA in order to maintain eligibility.
Evelyn and Paul Robinson Memorial Award for Engineering – two $1,200 scholarships for a student in engineering. Students must be accepted to SUNY Adirondack and have completed their FAFSA by February 1st to be considered.
Evelyn and Paul Robinson Memorial Award for Nursing – two $1,200 scholarships for a student in nursing. Students must be accepted to SUNY Adirondack and have completed their FAFSA by February 1st to be considered.