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Scholarship Information

Students at SUNY Canton have the opportunity to be rewarded for their academic excellence. Every year SUNY Canton awards academic scholarships to students to ease the financial burden of continuing their education. SUNY Canton scholarships open the doors to an education for determined students from various backgrounds.

Scholarships vary in the amount awarded. Certain scholarships may require additional information such as letters of recommendation or essays. Many scholarships have a financial need component. For these scholarships, a student must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Please visit www.fafsa.ed.gov to apply for financial aid. The application should be completed as soon as possible after January 1st, in the year the student will begin classes at SUNY Canton.

SUNY Canton Endowed Scholarships

Many students at SUNY Canton rely on the generosity of numerous alumni, parents and friends. Endowed scholarships range from $100 to $5000. If a student qualifies for a scholarship, the SUNY Canton Office of Admissions will send the student a scholarship application to complete.

In order to be eligible for an endowed scholarship, a student must have at least an 85 high school average, or a 2.75 cumulative GPA (if a transfer student), maintain full-time status at SUNY Canton, and complete a scholarship application.

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SUNY Canton Fund for Excellence Scholarships

Along with endowed scholarships, SUNY Canton also awards Fund for Excellence Scholarships. These scholarships range from $500 to $5000. The SUNY Canton Office of Admissions will send qualified students a scholarship application.

The qualifications for the Fund for Excellence Scholarships (pdf) can be found here. Many of the scholarships are renewable after one year, granted that the student maintains the required grade point average. Some of the Fund for Excellence scholarships have a financial need component, so please be sure to fill out the FAFSA form.


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SUNY Canton
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Canton, NY 13617

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