Scholarships are generated from a variety of sources including the college, high school, individual/s donors, and community organizations. Scholarships are separate from financial aid programs, like TAP and work-study, which a student must apply for separately on an annual basis.  If awarded a scholarship from SUNY Delhi, once accepted, it will automatically be applied to the recipient/student’s account.  Based on the type of scholarship, or amount, financial aid received may be adjusted.

Scholarships are awarded based on a multitude of factors, including academic excellence, major/study, geography, and personal achievements.

Campus-Based Scholarships

There are numerous scholarships available to both incoming and current students based on academic achievement and campus involvement, among other criteria.  Award amounts vary and are selected by individual departments across campus and the scholarship committee on a continuing basis.

To apply, students must complete a general application. The application requires general student information, a personal essay (500 words or less) regarding extracurricular activities/achievements, the reason for choosing SUNY Delhi and your specific major, as well as how your education will assist you in reaching your personal goals.

After completing the general application, students will be auto-matched with numerous scholarships that are available to them. Applicants will also have the opportunity to upload additional materials (references, co-curricular transcript, etc.), in order to fulfill requirements for scholarships that require criteria in addition to the general application.

Two Unique Campus-Based Scholarships

Merit-Based Scholarships

A limited number of merit-based scholarships are awarded to incoming students with solid and competitive academic records. No application is required. Priority consideration will be given to students accepted to the college before the deadline of February 15 for the fall semester. Awarded students will be notified after acceptance to the college. All awards are one-time awards, except where noted.


  • Recipients must submit official SAT (Scholastic Aptitude Test) and/or ACT (American College Test) scores.
  • Students must reside on campus and be full time.
  • Scholarships are designated for non-tuition expenses.
  • Recipients must maintain a 3.0 GPA (Grade Point Average).

SUNY Pathways Scholar

The State University of New York (SUNY) Pathways Scholars Award program provides financial assistance to high-performing students committed to completing their associate and bachelor’s degrees at SUNY institutions in two and four years, respectively.

Incoming Students

All awards for incoming students are one-time awards, except where noted.

Scholarship Amount GPA SAT/ACT English* Math*
Gold $1,500** 93+ 1250/26+ 95 90
Green $1,500 90+ 1150/23+ 92 85
Bronco $1,000 87+ 1070/21+ 88 80

* Applicants may submit their junior Regents scores or course grades if SAT/ACT scores are not available.
** Available for two years.


Transfer Students

All awards for transfer students are one-time awards.

Scholarship Amount GPA Credits
School of Nursing $1,000 3.7 24
School of Veterinary & Applied Sciences $1,000 3.7 24
School of Applied Technologies $1,000 3.0 24
 School of Business & Hospitality Management $1,000 3.0 24
 School of Liberal Arts & Sciences $1,000 3.0 24

Presidential Scholarship

Each academic year, the prestigious Presidential Scholars Program invites local area high school students who have been academically accepted to SUNY Delhi with a 90 or above GPA to apply for a Presidential Scholarship. This unique full-tuition scholarship (less TAP), including mandatory fees, is provided to students who maintain a 3.3 GPA while pursuing their studies at SUNY Delhi.

Learn more about Presidential Scholarships.

External Scholarships

There are a variety of scholarship opportunities available to students on a local, regional, statewide, as well as nationwide basis.  These scholarships are not associated with SUNY Delhi and students will typically need to submit a separate application. If awarded a scholarship from an external source, no matter the amount, please follow instructions from the scholarship organization. Certification from the college may be required before payment is allocated.  If you need assistance to facilitate payment of the scholarship, please contact Student Financial Services (607-746-4570).

View a list of external scholarships.

Scholarship Timeline

  • January 1, 2021: General Scholarship Application Opens to Receive Applications
  • February 15, 2021: Merit-Based Scholarship Priority Deadline
  • May 1, 2021: Scholarship Review Committees Receive Access to Review Candidates
  • May 30 – August 30, 2021: Award Recipients Notified via their SUNY Delhi Email from Foundation Scholarship Office. Please note that due to the nature of some awards, notification may be after May 1.
  • September 1, 2021: General Scholarship Application Closes.