Other Awards

SUNY Cortland automatically considers students for financial awards in addition to the College’s merit scholarships. These include:

  • SUNY Cortland Future New Yorker Grant
  • SUNY Cortland International Student Grant
  • SUNY Cortland Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship

SUNY Cortland Future New Yorker Grant 

This unique award is available for non-New York state residents who do not qualify for in-state tuition. No application is required and eligibility is based on a student’s academic record at the time of admission. The award will be worth up to $6,000 in 2018-19.

Undergraduate Award Amounts (2017-18)

Out-of-state matriculated undergraduate award amounts range from $2,500 to $5,200. Full-time enrollment (at least 12 credit hours) is required each semester.

Graduate Award Amounts (2017-18)

Out-of-state matriculated graduate student funding is based on the number of credit hours enrolled in each semester.

12 credit hours: $2,600
9 credit hours: $1,950
6 credit hours: $1,300
3 credit hours: $650

To receive this award, students must:

  • be admitted to SUNY Cortland as a degree-seeking undergraduate or graduate student
  • be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen
  • be a non-New York state resident who does not qualify for in-state tuition
  • not participate in a graduate assistantship
  • remain in good academic standing

To automatically renew their award, students must:

  • maintain full-time enrollment
  • be a non-New York state resident who does not qualify for in-state tuition
  • earn a minimum 2.0 cumulative grade point average
  • be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen
  • not participate in a graduate assistantship
  • maintain satisfactory academic progress per the College’s published Federal Good Academic Standing guidelines

SUNY Cortland International Student Grant

This award is available to matriculated international undergraduate and graduate students attending SUNY Cortland. It provides financial support to ease tuition costs and no application is required.

Undergraduate Award Amounts (2017-18)

Matriculated, full-time international undergraduate students will receive $2,600 per semester (up to $5,200 per academic year). This amount will increase to $3,000 per semester ($6,000 per academic year) in 2018-19.

Graduate Award Amounts (2017-18)

Matriculated international graduate students will receive $2,600 per semester for full-time enrollment (12 credit hours per semester). Students enrolled in less than 12 credits hours will receive a pro-rated amount:

12 credit hours: $2,600
9 credit hours: $1,950
6 credit hours: $1,300
3 credit hours: $650

To receive a grant, a student must:

  • be admitted to SUNY Cortland as a degree-seeking international undergraduate or graduate student
  • not participate in a graduate assistantship (graduate assistants are not eligible for this award

SUNY Cortland Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship

The SUNY Cortland Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship was established to recognize outstanding students transferring into SUNY Cortland who have been inducted into the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society. It is worth $500 per semester ($1,000 per academic year). Availability and renewal is based on funding.

To earn this scholarship, students must:

  • be a member of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society for transfer students
  • enroll at SUNY Cortland with junior-level status
  • demonstrate high academic achievement (minimum 3.5 cumulative GPA)
  • notify the College’s Admissions Office of their membership in Phi Theta Kappa

To renew this scholarship, students must: 

  • maintain full-time enrollment
  • remain matriculated at SUNY Cortland
  • earn a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or higher
  • maintain satisfactory academic progress per the College’s published Federal Good Academic Standing guidelines
  • this scholarship is renewable for a maximum of four academic years (eight academic semesters excluding summer semesters). The actual number of terms is based on class level (freshman, sophomore, etc.) at the time of the initial award.

Interested students must submit a copy of their Phi Theta Kappa induction certificate to:

SUNY Cortland Admissions Office
Attn: Betsy Cheetham
P.O. Box 2000
Cortland, NY 13045

Fall applicants must submit the certificate by May 1.
Spring applicants must submit certificate by December 1.

Contact Us

Undergraduate Admissions
SUNY Cortland
P.O. Box 2000
Cortland, NY 13045

admissions@cortland.edu
Phone: 607-753-4711
Fax: 607-753-5998

Hours: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

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