SUNY Adirondack extends scholarship offerings

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April 20, 2021

QUEENSBURY, New York (April 20, 2021) — SUNY Adirondack has extended its deadline for incoming student scholarships for qualifying students in the Fall 2021 semester. More than $400,000 will be offered to new students, ranging from $200 to full-tuition awards.

Scholarships recognize and support academic achievement, adult learners and veterans, students with financial need and those admitted into specialized fields of study. To be eligible to receive a scholarship, admission and FAFSA applications must be complete by June 1. This deadline has been extended, allowing those considering attending college greater opportunity to decide.

“Students will automatically be eligible for scholarships, without having separate applications,” said Robert Palmieri, vice president of Enrollment and Student Affairs. “Through the generosity of supporters of the SUNY Adirondack Foundation, we are able to give more students financial support.”

Scholarships are available for all majors, but certain populations and fields of study are guaranteed awards. Among them are all incoming students with a high school GPA of 90 and higher; all adult learners ages 24 and older; all veterans; all TRIO Upward Bound graduates; and everyone with a high school average of C+ or higher who is accepted into the following majors: Accounting, Agricultural Business; Broadcast Media Production; Creative Writing; Criminal Justice: Substance Abuse Services; Engineering Science; Fine Arts; Health Education Concentration; Hospitality Management; Information Technology: Computer Networking; Information Technology: Cybersecurity; Information Technology: Information Security; Mechatronics; Media Arts; Nursing; and Outdoor Education.

“As a community college, one of the key tenets of our mission is to make education available to everyone who seeks it,” Palmieri said. “This is our way of making SUNY Adirondack — already one of the best values in the state — even more affordable.”

Applying to SUNY Adirondack is free and can be done at Applicants should apply for FAFSA, a free form that determines how much federal aid a student will receive; step-by-step instructions are available at

Anyone who needs help with the application or financial aid process can make an appointment with a SUNY Adirondack College Access advisor at, by emailing or by calling 518-743-2264. SUNY Adirondack’s Office of College Access also offers live Zoom drop-in sessions from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday; learn more at

About scholarships and financial aid at SUNY Adirondack

  • More than 60 percent of SUNY Adirondack students graduate debt free.
  • In Fall 2020, more than a quarter of new students received scholarships.
  • Eighty percent of incoming students receive some form of financial aid, including SUNY Adirondack Foundation scholarships.