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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. All essay questions will be reviewed and scored by two independent committee members. Please be thorough and check your essay answers for grammar, punctuation, and spelling before submitting your general application. 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 after October 1st as possible.

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. Scholarship Instructions are also available.

If you have any questions, in regards to completing the scholarship application, please contact the Scholarship Coordinator, Mary Jo James, at scholarship@canton.edu, 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.

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