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Small logo NYS Higher Education Servicing Corporation (HESC) - More information and application procedures can be found on the HESC website.

Small logo NYS STEM Incentive Program - The NYS STEM Incentive Program provides a full SUNY tuition scholarship to the top 10 percent of students in each NYS high school if they pursue a STEM degree in an associate’s or bachelor’s degree program and agree to live in NYS and work in a STEM field in NYS for five years after graduation.

Small logo SUNY Canton College Foundation - Awards $400,000 in scholarship support to students annually. These funds are made possible by the generous donations of alumni, friends, faculty, staff, private foundations, and businesses. Continuing students may pick up an application at the Foundation Office located in the 2nd floor lobby of French Hall or by emailing foundation@canton.edu . Annual deadline.

Small logo Northern New York Community Foundation, Inc. - Scholarship program for residents of St Lawrence, Jefferson and Lewis counties.  Students must be enrolled in a full-time undergraduate program.   Awards range from $500 to $3,000 annually.  Multiple scholarships are available, see website for details on eligibility requirements and application process.

Small logo Canino Scholar Award - $1,000 tuition reimbursement awarded to graduating Associate degree students who have the best GPA when entering into a Bachelor's degree program at SUNY Canton. Awards are given for each of the bachelor degree programs. Students must fill out a readmission application online. Contact the Office of the Provost for details. Annual deadline.

Small logo AAUW Memorial Scholarship - Awarded to a SUNY Canton female student planning to transfer into four-year academic program (including those at SUNY Canton) with a GPA of 2.5 or higher. The scholarship will be awarded to a St. Lawrence County female student who has demonstrated leadership and community involvement. Preference will be given, but is not restricted to, non-traditional students and students in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) fields. The scholarship has been named in honor or memory of a local AAUW member. Application forms are available on the St. Lawrence County AAUW website.

Small logo NYSFAAA Scholarship - The Student Service Center will nominate one student in a two-year and one in a four-year degree program for consideration. A student must have a minimum of 3.0 cumulative GPA, complete the student portion of the application and submit an essay for consideration. Applications will be made available on an annual basis, application deadline is typically in September with awards made in October.

Small logo Canton Zonta College Scholarship - Awarded to a single parent who has returned to school to complete a college degree. Applicants must submit an essay stating why they are returning to school, the hardships they encountered and how they overcame them, and why college is important to them.  The college will submit three candidates and the winner is selected by the Zonta Club of Canton Scholarship Committee.

Small logo Upromise Scholarship - Awards 100 scholarships of $2,500 each nationally each year. To qualify student must be full-time with a minimum 3.4 gpa and less than $80,000 household income. Complete eligibility guidelines can be viewed on their website.

Small logo International Order of the Golden Rule - Invites applications for the Koven L. Brown scholarship for $1000 to one mortuary science student with a gpa of at least a 3.0.

Small logo Applications are available in the Student Service Center for the Nettie M. Hewitt Scholarship provided by the Northern Federation of Women's Clubs.

Small logo Phi Theta Kappa has partnered with national organizations that provide significant scholarship support to community college students and those transferring to 4 year institutions. The organizations change every year and may be found online at PTK.org.

Small logo North Country Spouses' Club - Scholarships are available for individual spouses and children of active duty, reserve, or retired active duty military (officer or enlisted) that will be enrolled in a full or part-time accredited degree program during the academic year.  Applicants or their military sponsors must reside in the Fort Drum area or associated communities.  Individuals who will be attending a service academy or who accept any other full scholarship are not eligible to apply.  Scholarships are based on scholastic merit and community involvement.  Race, color, sex, national origin, or financial need will not influence the selection.

Small logo StudentScholarships.org - Students are encouraged to apply to any of the scholarships listed on their website.

Small logo Army Emergency Relief (AER) Scholarship - AER provides scholarships for dependent children and spouses of active duty, retired, and deceased Army Soldiers. Incorporated in 1942 by the Secretary of War and the Army Chief of Staff, AER is the Army's own emergency financial assistance organization. AER is a non-profit whose mission is to provide financial assistance to Army Soldiers in times of valid emergency need. AER's Scholarship Program is a secondary mission to help Army families with the cost of education. Scholarship applications are available on their website, additional information on types of scholarships, scholarship criteria, and deadlines may be found on their website.

Small logo The Syracuse Builders Exchange (SBE) - This scholarship is available to assist employees and employee children of SBE member companies, who plan to pursue continuing education in college. Recipients receive funding for full-time studies at a college or university in the United States. It is preferred that applicants reside in Onondaga County or contiguous counties and express a willingness to work in Central New York upon graduation. Applicants must be full-time employees of an SBE member firm, the children of an employee of an SBE member firm, high school seniors or graduates who plan to enroll, or students who are already enrolled in a full-time course of student at a college or university in the United States. Students in all career studies are eligible to apply, applications are available online.

Small logo Northern New York Builders Exchange (NNYBE) - Applications for the NNYBE scholarships are for college students in a construction related field.  Requirements for the NNYBE scholarship are as follows:

  • Must have completed one year of college prior to filing the application.
  • Must have maintained at least a 2.5 cumulative GPA during previous year at college.
  • Must be in a Construction related major.  If the applicant, parent(s), or immediate family member are employed by a member of the NNYBE the field of student does not have to be construction related.
  • Must submit a 100 word essay on their future plans, objectives and/or employment in the Construction or related industry.
  • Must submit three letters of reference.
  • Must submit transcripts for the past year of college with the application.

Small logo SPIN AGCO Corporation Scholarship - This scholarship is available to students pursuing a two-or four-year degree in any agricultural major, welding, diesel mechanics, non-ag communications, public relations or sales and marketing.

Small logo Barry Goldwater Scholarship - The Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation was established by Congress in 1986 to serve as a living memorial to honor the lifetime work of Senator Barry Goldwater, who served his country for 56 years as a soldier and statesman, including 30 years in the U.S. Senate. Please see Dr. Lucas Craig for more details.

Small logo Wells Fargo Veterans Scholarship Program - Wells Fargo is strongly invested in supporting our nation's veterans, including a commitment to assist them in completing postsecondary education programs to help them return to, and succeed in, a competitive job market. The Wells Fargo Veterans Scholarship Program provides scholarships to fill unmet financial need of veterans after military benefits and other grants and scholarships have been packaged by their school. This financial support will allow veterans to focus on completing their education and reduce reliance on student loans.

The Wells Fargo Veterans Scholarship Program provides scholarships up to $7,000 per year, to fill gaps for veterans and the spouses of disabled veterans after military benefits and other grants and scholarships have been utilized. To help recipients focus on completing their degree, these scholarships are renewable, and award amounts will grow by $1,000 each year. Deadline to apply is February 28, 2018.

Wells Fargo’s emergency grant program helps veterans already enrolled in postsecondary education meet their household expenses when faced with unexpected financial setbacks. Ranging up to $1,000, these immediate, one-time grants are designed to keep recipients in school without creating undue financial hardship.

Small logo Horatio Alger Association - Horatio Alger will be awarding 10 scholarships at $10,000 each to students pursuing STEM degrees who have critical financial need ($55,000 or less family income) and who are current freshmen who have successfully completed their first fall semester.

Small logo NBT Financial Group - Doctor Thomas F. Manley Nursing Scholarship/Loan Fund - The Manley Scholarship is available to Chenango county students and consists of a minimum of $500 up to $2,000 to be paid (possibly in divided payments) to any accredited school of professional nursing in which the applicant is enrolled. Occasionally, the Scholarship could exceed $2,000 depending on the number of applicants and funds available.

Small logo Garcia, Artigliere, Medby & Faulkner - Any student attending a four-year accredited college or university is eligible to apply. The scholarship will be awarded to an undergraduate or graduate student to help support their efforts towards earning a degree in the law or nursing field.

The scholarship will be awarded in the amount of $1,000 (USD) Scholarships awarded annually Application deadline: August 15, 2017 Scholarships to be awarded by September 1, 2017.

Small logo SUNYFAP Aspirations Scholarship - The State University of New York (SUNY) System has made a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. SUNY Chancellor Kristina M. Johnson stated in remarks to Congress on October 25, 2017 “…we removed tuition as a barrier, now we need to remove the barrier for more than 800,000 DACA enrollees…” In keeping with the spirit of inclusion and the principle of access to higher education, SUNYFAP has created the first annual SUNYFAP Aspirations Scholarship.


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