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Presidential Scholarships at SUNY Plattsburgh

Overview

SUNY Plattsburgh has a long standing tradition of rewarding students who have demonstrated an exceptional level of academic achievement in high school.  In fact, we annually award over $4 million in scholarships to our enrolled students.

Our most prestigious award, the Presidential Scholarship, is currently valued at $25,880 ($6,470 per year for 2017-2018 recipients) and will cover the cost of in-state tuition for all four years of undergraduate study at SUNY Plattsburgh. In the event that the tuition for New York State residents increases during the time that you hold this scholarship, the value of this scholarship will automatically cover any tuition increase.

Less than one percent of all SUNY Plattsburgh applicants will be nominated for this award and only five incoming students receive the Presidential Scholarship annually.  

Eligibility

Students who have achieved a minimum 93 cumulative GPA in high school and 1310 SAT and/or 28 ACT may be eligible for consideration. Students who apply to Plattsburgh are automatically reviewed for Presidential Scholarship nomination. There is no additional application process or information needed to be nominated for the scholarship. Nominations will only be given to freshmen applying for the fall 2017 term.

Those who are nominated for the scholarship will automatically be invited into SUNY Plattsburgh’s Honors Program, one of the oldest and the largest within the SUNY system.

Review Process

Students meeting our eligibility requirements for the Presidential Scholarship will receive a letter approximately two weeks after receiving their initial scholarship letter notifying them of their nomination. In order to be considered further, students must complete essay and questionnaire forms for the Presidential Scholarship Review Committee’s evaluation. These documents must be completed and submitted electronically no later than Friday, Feb. 17, 2017 for full consideration. Directions on how to access and submit these forms are outlined on the Presidential Scholarship nomination letter.

The submitted materials, along with the student’s academic achievements and application materials are then evaluated by the Presidential Scholarship Review Committee. The Committee is comprised of Honors Program professors, past Presidential recipients and Honors Council members. Approximately ten students are invited to campus for a personal interview, where they will meet with current Honors Program professors and current Presidential Scholars. After all candidates have interviewed, approximately five incoming freshmen will be chosen to receive the award.

Presidential Award

The Presidential Scholarship is currently valued at $25,880 ($6,470 per year for 2017-2018 recipients) and will cover the cost of full-time, in-state tuition for four years of undergraduate study. In the event that the tuition for New York State residents increases during the time that you hold this scholarship, the value of this scholarship will automatically cover any tuition increase.

Questions regarding academic standards for scholarship renewability can be directed to the Honors Center.

Presidential Scholarship Recipients

Our incoming Presidential Scholars for the 2016-2017 academic year achieved an average cumulative unweighted GPA of 93.3. They also earned an average SAT composite score of 1320 (Old SAT) and 1380 (New SAT) during their high school careers.

 

Contact Information

The Admissions Office is located on the 10th floor of the Kehoe Building.

Phone: (518) 564-2040
Toll-free: (888) 673-0012
Fax: (518) 564-2045
Email: admissions@plattsburgh.edu

Mailing Address:
Admissions
SUNY Plattsburgh
101 Broad Street
Plattsburgh, NY 12901