SUNY Cortland offers a wide range of scholarships funded by the Cortland College Foundation, SUNY Cortland Alumni Association, the College and other groups. These awards are made possible by the generous donations of alumni, faculty, staff, emeriti, philanthropic groups, corporations and friends of the College.
Each year, SUNY Cortland provides more than $1 million in scholarship assistance to more than 1,000 students. The financial aspects of scholarships are governed by rules and regulations administered by the Financial Aid Office.
Current students can apply for 2018-19 endowed scholarships until Feb. 1.
New students starting in Fall 2018 can apply for 2018-19 endowed scholarships starting Feb. 1.
New students starting in Fall 2018 who earn an award will be notified prior to the May 1 admission deposit deadline. To view scholarship opportunities, students must be accepted into the College and they must log in to myRedDragon.
Students may apply online for select scholarships that are based on academic performance, financial need or other criteria determined by donors. Visit the How to Apply page for application instructions.
Merit scholarships are awarded at the time of admission and they do not require a supplemental application. These competitive scholarships are limited in number and they are awarded annually on a rolling basis early in the scholarship cycle. Meeting minimum academic requirements does not guarantee a scholarship.
The College is proud to participate in this first-of-its-kind program, which offers free tuition to eligible students from middle-class families in New York state. Visit the Excelsior Scholarship page to learn more.
The application deadline for Spring 2018 has passed. The deadline for Fall 2018 applications will be shared here when it is available.
SUNY Cortland awards thousands of dollars in study abroad scholarships each year. For more specific information, please read more about study abroad scholarships.
There are external and private scholarship funds available to students of all qualifications, abilities and interests. These external scholarships may be provided by private donors, foundations, businesses and many other sources outside of the College. View the external scholarship page for more information.