Presidential Scholars

Presidential Scholars with President Douglas
If you're a first-time, full-time applicant ranked in the top 10% of your graduating class, we'll cover your tuition (details below).

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 as of February 1, 2014; earning Regents diplomas from an accredited high school in Steuben County, Chemung County, or Schuyler County; and, graduating Spring 2014.

Number of awards annually

All eligible applicants who have applied for admission and filed FAFSA applications by April 15, 2014 will receive a Presidential Scholar award.

Deadline

File CCC Admissions and FAFSA applications by April 15, 2014.

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 receive this award, and continue to receive this award, a scholar must:

  • Enroll in an Associate of Arts (AA) or Associate of Sciences (AS) or Associate in Applied Sciences (AAS) degree program;
  • Successfully earn (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;
  • Complete all AA or AS or AAS degree requirements through no more than four (4) semesters of study over two (2) contiguous years; and,
  • Graduate from CCC in no more than two (2) years.

Each recipient will sign a “commitment letter” agreeing to the above terms no later than June 1, 2014 for matriculation at Corning Community College fall 2014 – no exceptions, no deferrals.

College-Ready Assessment

Awardees must demonstrate college level proficiency in math, reading, and writing.  Any developmental or basic skills coursework required as a result of assessment must be complete prior to fall term 2014 and will not be covered by this scholarship award.

Apply to CCC Admissions and file FAFSA by April 15, 2014; no separate scholarship application required.

*Associate of Arts or Associate of Sciences or Associate in Applied Sciences Degree – Debt-Free from Tuition