SUNY Pathways to Scholar Award Program

Start at SUNY, Stay at SUNY: Fall 2020 students can apply for the Pathways to Scholar Award Program

The State University of New York (SUNY) Pathways to Scholar Award is worth up to $1,500 for each recipient!

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

Pathways Scholars will receive a total of $500 to use for non-tuition related expenses during their first year: a $250 stipend at the start of semester one and, if they remain in good standing, an additional $250 stipend at the start of semester two. Upon completion of their associate degree and enrollment in a SUNY bachelor’s degree program, Pathways Scholars will receive an additional $1,000 stipend.

In addition to this financial stipend, participants will receive academic counseling, career guidance and a network of wrap-around support programs to keep them on the pathway to success.

To Qualify, Students Must:

  • Have graduated from a high school in New York in 2020 with an average of at least 80.
  • Enroll in Fall 2020 for the first time as a full-time student in an associate degree program at a SUNY community college.

SUNY Pathways Scholars will:

  • Sign a Pathways Pledge to commit to degree completion in two years, and indicate intent to pursue a bachelor’s degree at a SUNY college
  • Participate actively in advising services
  • Agree to take advantage of support services when needed
  • Forfeit remaining funding if not meeting program expectations


Accepted students should apply by Friday, Sept. 4, 2020.

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