SUNY Announces 100 Honorees of the Chancellor’s Undergraduate Scholarships and Graduate Fellowships

May 15, 2020

Grants of Up to $5,000 will Help Students Graduating with an Associates or Graduate Degree Continue Their Education at SUNY

Albany – The State University of New York today announced honorees of the Chancellor’s Undergraduate Scholarships and Graduate Fellowships for the State of New York. Grants of up to $5,000 are being awarded to students who are graduating this academic year with a SUNY associates or bachelors degree and who are continuing their education at one of SUNY’s 64 campuses for either a bachelor completion degree or graduate degree, respectively. A total of 100 students are being awarded to start this fall 2020 semester.

"We are immensely proud to recognize these exceptional students from across SUNY who have worked tirelessly to excel in their fields of study," said SUNY Chancellor Kristina M. Johnson. "Their recognition today as the winners of the Chancellor’s Graduate Scholarship Award will no doubt inspire countless other students to pursue their educational path at SUNY, and in turn we will continue to provide access and opportunities to invest in tomorrow’s innovators, entrepreneurs, and leaders."

The program was announced in January 2020 during Chancellor Johnson’s third State of the University System address. Grants are funded through prior New York State investment in higher education to SUNY.

Eligible students are those who maintained a GPA of 3.3 or higher who are either graduates of SUNY’s community colleges who choose to pursue a bachelors degree at a SUNY college or university, or students graduating with a bachelors who will stay with SUNY to receive a graduate degree.

The Chancellor’s Undergraduate Scholarships and Graduate Fellowships will support up to two students from each nominating campus. Awards will be made as grants to the students to be used to defray room, board, books, technology, childcare, or other eligible costs of attendance. This non-tuition scholarship is by nomination only and is open to all students, including out-of-state residents, international students, and Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients.

For a list of participating campuses, please click here.

About the State University of New York
The State University of New York is the largest comprehensive system of higher education in the United States, and more than 95 percent of all New Yorkers live within 30 miles of any one of SUNY’s 64 colleges and universities. Across the system, SUNY has four academic health centers, five hospitals, four medical schools, two dental schools, a law school, the country’s oldest school of maritime, the state’s only college of optometry, and manages one US Department of Energy National Laboratory. In total, SUNY serves about 1.4 million students amongst its entire portfolio of credit- and non-credit-bearing courses and programs, continuing education, and community outreach programs. SUNY oversees nearly a quarter of academic research in New York. Research expenditures system-wide are nearly $1.1 billion in fiscal year 2023, including significant contributions from students and faculty. There are more than three million SUNY alumni worldwide, and one in three New Yorkers with a college degree is a SUNY alum. To learn more about how SUNY creates opportunities, visit

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