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We know that financial aid is one of the most important factors in our students’ decisions to attend SUNY Cobleskill. This is why we are reaffirming our dedication to removing barriers for our applicants by offering up to $1 million in scholarship awards to new students and transfer students in the Spring and Fall 2021 semesters. This represents the largest annual award total in our history.

Whether you are coming in as a freshman, a transfer, or returning to the classroom after some time away, it’s very likely that you will be eligible for a scholarship or grant through the College. This is in addition to other federal and state aid for which you might be eligible, representing thousands in savings on top of SUNY’s competitive tuition rates.

Our goal is to make SUNY Cobleskill affordable and accessible to all who want to grow, sustain, and renew with us. We invite you to explore our scholarship opportunities below and contact our Admissions Office to discuss the next steps in your admissions application process.

All of the scholarship and grant opportunities listed below are made possible by the generous donations and support of our many Foundation Benefactors. As an incoming student, you will automatically be considered for an annually renewable award at the point of acceptance. Students are automatically entered into a pool of eligible recipients to be selected for our numerous Foundation Scholarships. If selected for these awards, we will ask you to join us in thanking these donors at the beginning of the semester. To view a list of all the Foundation Scholarships, of which these renewable scholarships are comprised, please refer to the Scholarships and Endowments page for more details.


86 percent of students receive financial aid and/or scholarships

SUNY Cobleskill is ranked as one of the top colleges for
“Return on Investment” in New York State


The following Scholarship opportunities are available for Students Entering the Fall 2021 and Spring 2022 semesters


National FFA officers and statewide FFA presidents who attend SUNY Cobleskill are eligible to have all housing and meal plan charges covered in full for up to four years.

A $500 one-time scholarship based on teachers’ recommendations. 

New York State FFA Officers are eligible to receive a one-time, $500 scholarship

Freshmen in any major are eligible for a $2,000 scholarship, renewable for up to four years. The student must maintain a 3.0 GPA or higher to continue eligibility. On-campus housing and FAFSA are required.

Business Administration Scholarship

Freshmen or transfer students with out-of-state residency enrolled in any major are eligible for a $3,000 scholarship, renewable for up to four years. Scholarship recipient is required to live on campus.

A $2,000 renewable scholarship for freshmen in the following majors: 

  • Diesel Technology AAS
  • Histotechnician AAS
  • Landscape Development AAS
  • Ag Power & Machinery AAS
  • Agricultural Business Management BS
  • Communication in Technology BS
  • Graphic Design BS 
  • Agricultural Equipment Technology BT
  • Agricultural Business Management BT
  • Cybersecurity BT
  • Food Systems and Technology BT
  • Information Technology BT
  • Landscape Contracting BT
  • Plant Science BT  

Renewable for up to four years. Student must maintain a 2.25 GPA or higher to continue eligibility. On-campus housing and FAFSA are required.

A $5,000 renewable scholarship for freshmen or transfer students who are graduates of Schoharie, Otsego or Delaware County high schools or Duanesburg and Berne Knox Westerlo. Renewable for up to four years. On-campus housing and FAFSA are required.

A one-time, $1,500 scholarship for freshman or transfer students who are permanent residents of Schoharie County, Delaware County, and Otsego County. Eligible students will live off campus. FAFSA is required.

Students who are January transfers and who live on campus are eligible for a one-time, $3,000 scholarship. January transfers who are living off campus are eligible for a one-time $1,500 scholarship. FAFSA is required for both scholarships. 

Eligible for Spring 2021 only. 

*Unless otherwise noted, students are eligible to receive one award. The College will act in the best interest of that student when distributing awards.