Scholarship Information

SUNY Canton is proud to acknowledge the diligence and dedication of students to their studies by providing scholarships to help 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 by type, in addition to the amount awarded. While many of our scholarships are awarded based on your application to SUNY Canton, and/or your academic transcripts, many also require an application. The application allows us to learn more about you. You are more likely to receive a scholarship award if you complete the general scholarship application in full. However, completing the general scholarship application does not guarantee that you will receive a scholarship, but it does increase your chances. The earlier you complete the general application, the better your chances of being awarded.

  • The general scholarship application will automatically match you with scholarships that you qualify for. After completing the application, you may be presented with “Recommended Opportunities” that often require supplemental questions. Please complete these to be considered for those specific opportunities. You are encouraged to apply for scholarships as soon as possible, as funds are limited. If awarded, you will be notified via your SUNY Canton email address.
  • The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) should be completed as soon as it is available.
  • The general scholarship application opens on October 1st and we encourage students to complete the application as early as possible to be considered for scholarship awards for the next academic year. Please note, completing the general scholarship application does not guarantee you will receive an award. Instructions and a link for completing the scholarship application will be emailed to your SUNY Canton email account upon your acceptance to SUNY Canton.
  • Many of the scholarships are renewable after one year, provided that the student continues to meet the scholarship criteria.

Please note that SUNY Canton is a Division III institution. Therefore, we are not allowed to offer athletic scholarships. However, we are able to offer financial aid, based on merit and/or need.

SUNY Canton Scholarships

If you are interested in applying for scholarships, please click on the “Apply for Scholarships” link provided below. Note that you must be accepted to SUNY Canton prior to applying for scholarships, as you will be asked to provide your SUNY Canton ID Number, in addition to having already set up your SUNY Canton email account.

  • To apply, Click Apply for Scholarships below.

    1. Click green Sign In button.
    2. Sign in with SUNY Canton credentials from acceptance letter.
      • Username is the first part of your SUNY Canton email. (e.g. smith123)
      • Password is:
        • the two digit day of birth
        • the first three letters (first letter capitalized) of your birth month
        • the last four digits of the Banner ID (Student ID)

    Example: A birthday of February 1 with Banner ID with 800006789 = 01Feb6789

If you have any questions, in regards to completing the scholarship application, please contact the Scholarship Coordinator, Mary Jo James, at, or 315-386-7616.


If you are interested in supporting any of these scholarships, please make a gift online, call the SUNY Canton College Foundation office at 315-386-7127, 1-800-811-6727, or make your donation payable to "Canton College Foundation" and mail to: SUNY Canton, College Foundation Office, 34 Cornell Dr., Canton, NY 13617.

Office of Admissions
French Hall
SUNY Canton
34 Cornell Drive
Canton, NY 13617

(315) 386-7123 or
Fax: (315) 386-7929