Scholarships

High-achieving first-year/freshmen applicants are considered for various scholarship awards. Award amounts are based on academic merit and include a holistic review of your application that takes into account the rigor of your high school curriculum and your involvement in activities outside of the classroom. These scholarships are renewable up to four years for students who meet and maintain eligibility.

  • No additional application is needed.

What Are the Scholarship Rules?

  • Only incoming students are considered for SUNY Poly merit scholarships.
  • Merit scholarships may be renewed for a maximum of four years/eight full-time undergraduate semesters if eligibility is maintained.
  • Review our Scholarship Policy for details.

High-achieving transfer applicants are considered for various scholarship awards. Award amounts are based on academic merit. These scholarships are renewable up to two years for students who meet and maintain eligibility.

Transfer Achievement Scholarship Award Levels (award levels are subject to change)

  • $1,500/year (Overall GPA of 3.5 - 4.0)
  • $1,000/year (Overall GPA of 3.0 - 3.49)

To be considered for a SUNY Poly merit scholarship, a complete admissions application must be received. No additional application is needed.

What Are the Scholarship Rules?

  • Only new incoming students are considered for SUNY Poly transfer achievement scholarships.
  • Scholarships may be renewed for a maximum of three years/six full-time undergraduate semesters if eligibility is maintained.
  • Review our Scholarship Policy for details.

For more than 100 years, Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society has helped millions of high-achieving college students reach their full potential. PTK has a presence on approximately 1,300 community college campuses in 11 nations. PTK recognizes the academic achievement of college students and provides opportunities for its members to grow as scholars and leaders. SUNY Poly is proud to partner with PTK and honor deserving students.

  • $500 award available to members of Phi Theta Kappa. (Awarded in addition to the Transfer Achievement Scholarship.)

To verify your PTK membership for scholarship consideration, submit one of the following items via email to admissions@sunypoly.edu, or upload to your application status portal:

  • Official college transcripts with membership listing
  • Letter from PTK advisor
  • Copy of membership card
  • Copy of induction certificate

The Francis A. Wilcox Scholarship will be awarded to undergraduate students who:

  • have and maintain a GPA of 2.5 or higher
  • demonstrate financial need by filing a FAFSA and qualifying for a Pell award

Students enrolled in the Educational Opportunity Program are encouraged to apply for consideration. 

Scholarship recipients can be considered for a renewal upon completion of a new application each year.

Application opens February 1 each year with a submission deadline of March 1. Awards will be announced in early April.

The Dr. Naseem Qazi and Dr. Sala Qazi Scholarship will be awarded to an undergraduate student who:

  • is academically disadvantaged
  • demonstrates financial need by filing a FAFSA and qualifying for a Pell award

Preference will be given to applicants who are enrolled in a STEM program, as well as to those applicants who have a refugee background.

Scholarship recipients can be considered for a renewal upon completion of a new application each year.

Application opens February 1 each year with a submission deadline of March 1. Awards will be announced in early April.

FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) and SUNY Polytechnic Institute have established a merit-based scholarship to assist deserving students who have been part of a high school FIRST team and plan to attend SUNY Poly. The FIRST Scholarship is renewable for up to four years for those who meet and maintain eligibility.

Applicants who possess the following criteria will be given consideration.

  • Minimum GPA of: 85
  • Amount of involvement in FIRST
  • Major in any STEM program
  • This scholarship requires an additional application.

The NYS STEM Incentive Program provides tuition awards to students who are New York State residents attending a public or private degree-granting college or university located in New York State. Recipients must be in the top 10 percent of students of their high school graduating class, pursue an approved, two or four-year STEM degree program and agree to live in NYS and work in a STEM field in NYS for five years after graduation.

The Excelsior Scholarship program, in combination with other student financial aid programs, allows students who are New York State residents, and whose families earn $125,000 or less annually to attend a SUNY or CUNY college tuition-free.

SUNY Polytechnic Institute, in collaboration with The State University of New York, offers this scholarship as a continued commitment to enrolling and retaining a diverse student body that reflects the population of the State of New York. The SUNY Empire State Diversity Honors Scholarship will be awarded to an undergraduate student who:

  • is a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, and a New York State resident
  • will contribute to the diversity of the student body in their program or college
  • demonstrates that they have overcome a disadvantage or other impediment to success in higher education
  • demonstrates financial need by filing a FAFSA and qualifying for a Pell award

Scholarship recipients can be considered for a renewal upon completion of a new application for each year.

Application opens February 1 each year with a submission deadline of March 1. Awards will be announced in early April.

The Wolfspeed Scholarship at SUNY Polytechnic Institute will be awarded to students who are committed to working hard, willing to collaborate, and have a passion for innovation.

The Wolfspeed Scholarship will help close the opportunity gap for historically underserved or marginalized communities while simultaneously supporting the need to educate and train tomorrow’s high-tech workforce.

Select students accepted to SUNY Poly in the following STEM programs will be invited to apply.

  • Computer Engineering Technology
  • Electrical & Computer Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering Technology
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering Technology
  • Nanoscale Engineering
  • Network & Computer Security

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