Scholarships

First-Year Scholarship Information for New York State Residents

Not a New York State resident? Learn more about our out-of-state and international scholarship opportunities.

Over $3 Million in Academic Merit Scholarships will be awarded to SUNY Poly admitted students. Merit-based scholarship consideration will be given to first-year/freshmen applicants possessing a strong academic record and competitive test scores on the SAT or ACT exam. For priority consideration, a complete application must be received by February 1.

Scholarship Award
(NYS Residents)
GPA SAT (ERW-Math) ACT (Composite)
$24,000 Presidential Scholarship
($6,000 per year, renewable each year up to 4 years)
95 1300 28
$14,000 Dean Scholarship
($3,500 per year, renewable each year up to 4 years)
91 1150 24
$4,000 Merit Scholarship
($1,000 per year, renewable each year up to 4 years)
88 1100 22

Additional scholarships available for first-year students:

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FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) and SUNY Polytechnic Institute have established a scholarship to assist deserving students who have been part of a high school FIRST team and plan to attend SUNY Poly.

Awards range up to $1,000 per year for up to four years. Consideration will be given to students who meet the following criteria:

  • Minimum GPA of: 85
  • Minimum SAT/ACT of: 1050
  • Amount of involvement in FIRST
  • Major in any STEM program

Apply Now: FIRST Scholarship

NYS Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Incentive Program
The NYS STEM Incentive Program provides a full SUNY or CUNY tuition scholarship for the top 10 percent of students in each NYS high school if they pursue a STEM degree in an associates or bachelor degree program and agree to work in a STEM field in NYS for 5 years after graduation. Complete details about the eligibility requirements, award amounts, duration, application, and payment are available by accessing the link above.

Excelsior Scholarship Program
The Excelsior Scholarship provides tuition awards to eligible students attending New York State's public colleges and universities (SUNY and CUNY). This scholarship, in combination with other student financial aid programs, allows students to attend a SUNY college tuition-free.

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