Support the Presidential Scholars Program
Presidential Scholar Benefit: The recipient will complete his/her AA or AS* degree with no tuition debt and is guaranteed placement within a SUNY school to complete his/her bachelor’s degree. An AAS* degree recipient will complete his/her degree requirements with no tuition debt.
Amount: A scholarship award equal to New York State (NYS) resident tuition less Pell and TAP grants.
Eligibility: First-time, full-time applicants ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class Spring 2013, earning Regents diplomas from an accredited high school in Steuben County, Chemung County, or Schuyler County.
Eligible High Schools
Number of awards annually: All eligible applicants who have applied for admission and filed FAFSA applications by March 1, 2013 will receive a Presidential Scholar award. Student must maintain class rank in Top 10% through high school graduation to remain eligible.
Deadline: File CCC Admissions and FAFSA applications by March 1, 2013.
Duration: The Presidential Scholars program will pay for up to four semesters of NYS resident tuition not covered by Pell or TAP grants.
Scholar Commitment: To be eligible to receive this award scholars must enroll in an Associate of Arts (AA) or Associate of Sciences (AS) or Associate in Applied Sciences (AAS) degree program; complete at least 12 credit hours each semester (fall and spring semesters only) with a 3.0 semester grade point average; maintain a minimum of a 3.0 cumulative grade point average; and complete their AA or AS or AAS degree requirements through no more than four (4) semesters of study over two (2) contiguous years.
College-Ready Assessment: Awardees must demonstrate college level proficiency in math, reading, and writing. Any coursework required as a result of assessment must be complete prior to fall term 2013 and will not be covered by this scholarship award.
Apply to CCC Admissions and file FAFSA by March 1, 2013; no separate scholarship application required.
*Associate of Arts or Associate of Sciences or Associate in Applied Sciences Degree – Debt-Free from Tuition