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Excelsior Scholarship Program

Offered by New York State

Reviewed by Lisa FreedlandLast updated Feb 20, 2024
Multiple awards worth up to

$5,500

Grade level

College Students

Application deadline:

February 7, 2025

Scholarship Overview

The Excelsior Scholarship Program is open to New York residents who are or will be pursuing an undergraduate degree at a SUNY or CUNY college, including community colleges and the statutory colleges at Cornell University and Alfred University. Applicants must have either graduated from high school in the United States, earned a high school equivalency diploma, or passed a federally approved “Ability to Benefit” test, as defined by the Commissioner of the State Education Department. Recipients of the scholarship will have any remaining gaps in their tuition expenses covered, after other federal and state grants and scholarships are applied, for up to $5,500. If you’re a New York State resident looking to attend a SUNY or CUNY campus, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.

Eligibility information

This scholarship is open to students meeting the below eligibility criteria.

Grade Level

College Students

State

New York

University

CUNY BRONX COMMUNITY COLLEGE, CUNY GRADUATE SCH & UNIV CTR, CUNY SCHOOL OF LAW '(THE)', CUNY THE COLLEGE OF STATEN ISLAND, CUNY- BOROUGH OF MANHATTAN CMTY CLG, CUNY-BERNARD BARUCH COLLEGE, CUNY-BROOKLYN COLLEGE, CUNY-HUNTER COLLEGE, CUNY-JOHN JAY CLG CRIMINAL JUSTICE, CUNY-LEHMAN COLLEGE, CUNY-MEDGAR W EVERS COLLEGE, CUNY, HOSTOS CMTY COLLEGE, CUNY, YORK COLLEGE, CITY COLLEGE-CUNY, LA GUARDIA CMTY COLLEGE - CUNY, NY CITY COLLEGE OF TECHNOLOGY-CUNY, QUEENS COLLEGE-CUNY, BINGHAMTON UNIVERSITY (SUNY), BUFFALO STATE COLLEGE - SUNY, SUNY AG & TECH COLLEGE-COBLESKILL, SUNY AT ALBANY, SUNY AT BUFFALO, SUNY AT FREDONIA, SUNY AT PURCHASE, SUNY AT STONY BROOK, SUNY BROOME COMMUNITY COLLEGE, SUNY CANTON COLG OF TECHNOLOGY, SUNY COLLEGE AT PLATTSBURGH, SUNY COLLEGE OF AG & TECH AT MORRISVILLE, SUNY COLLEGE OF ENVIRONMENT SCIENCE AND, SUNY COLLEGE OF OPTOMETRY, SUNY COLLEGE OF TECHNOLOGY-ALFRED, SUNY COLLEGE-CORTLAND, SUNY COLLEGE-NEW PALTZ, SUNY COLLEGE-OLD WESTBURY, SUNY COLLEGE-ONEONTA, SUNY COLLEGE-POTSDAM, SUNY DELHI, SUNY FARMINGDALE, SUNY FULTON MONTGOMERY COMM CLG, SUNY GENESEO, SUNY MARITIME COLLEGE, SUNY OSWEGO, SUNY POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE, SUNY UPSTATE MEDICAL UNIVERSITY, SUNY WESTCHESTER COMMUNITY COLLEGE, SUNY-DOWNSTATE MEDICAL CENTER, SUNY, MOHAWK VALLEY COMMUNITY CLG

Application information

To apply for this scholarship, submit the below application materials before the deadline.

No essay

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