Search for Scholarships
Read the directions below and then visit the SUNY Cortland Scholarship Opportunities site.
Browse the scholarships individually or use Search to narrow the results.
You may search for scholarships based on keywords.
|junior||major (your major)|
|adult learner||Gospel Choir|
|leadership||science (earth science, geology, biology, chemistry, physics)|
|government||math or mathematics|
|community service||intern or internship|
If you know the name of the scholarship you are looking for, do a search on the name of the scholarship. For example: Kristen O'Neil Memorial Scholarship, search on O'Neil.
The External tab takes you to scholarship opportunities that are offered by an organization outside SUNY Cortland.
Applying for Scholarships
To start the application process, select Sign In (upper right corner of page).
Sign in to myRedDragon. This will take you to your myRedDragon page. Once you enter your username and password, the system will take you directly to the general application.
Please fill out the Personal Information on the General Application. When complete, select Finish and Continue. The system will upload your additional information into the Student Record (GPA, Major etc.). In some cases, student information has already been loaded into the system. You may already see your information in the Student Record. Be aware you will still need to fill out the General Application.
The system will show you a list of Recommended Opportunities based on your specific information (major, GPA, financial need etc.). It still is necessary to read the scholarship descriptions before you apply. For instance you will probably have the Kristen O'Neil Scholarship on your list of recommended scholarships, but if you have not been involved with a sport club for at least two semesters, you probably shouldn't apply.
Under Opportunities you will also see how many additional supplemental questions you need to answer to apply for a scholarship. When you select Apply the supplemental questions will appear.
You may save and keep editing or finish the application and submit. However, please realize that you may go back to your application to update it as many times as you need to, even if you chose Finish and Submit, prior to the deadline date.
One reason to apply for scholarships early is because some applications require reference letters. You should always give a reference provider plenty of time to write a letter on your behalf. Speak with your chosen reference provider in person or on the phone so they know to be expecting a special email.
An application that requires reference letters will have a section where you fill in your referenc provider's name and email address. He or she will be notified via email and given a special link to the system to upload the letter.
Many of the applications are due at the beginning of February but some scholarship applications may not be due until March. Pay close attention to the deadline dates. Once the date has passed, you will no longer be able to apply or modify your application.
Thank You Letters
Thank you letters are required before a scholarship will be allowed to pay to your student account. Please review the samples and read about what to include in your letter.