Scholarships Available to Returning Students

  • community service
  • campus leadership
  • certain academic majors
  • love of the Adirondacks and environmental conservation
  • financial need
  • participation in the arts
  • residency in Clinton or Essex counties

and more.

Scholarships by name:

Anthony Santandrea Scholarship

The Anthony Santandrea Endowment Fund was established in memory of Tony Santandrea who was tragically killed in the summer of his senior year in 1995. Tony was a leader on the Rugby Team and was a brother of the former Theta Kappa Beta Fraternity. He was an Environmental Science major who spent his summers working at a Boy Scout Camp in the Adirondacks. He appreciated nature and all its beauty and he loved outdoor sports, canoeing, and backpacking.

Maximum Scholarship Award: $1300


  • Students entering their sophomore, junior or senior year majoring in one of the following areas are eligible to apply for the scholarship: Ecology, Adolescent Education (Biology/Chemistry/Geology/Earth Science), Environmental Science, Environmental Studies, Geology, and Expeditionary Studies;
  • Applicants must be in good standing at the college;
  • An affection for the Adirondack Mountains as evidenced by enjoyment and concern for their welfare;
  • Involvement in environmental protection activities;
  • An active member of the campus community.


Community Service Scholarship

The College is pleased to offer Community Service Scholarships to up to four students for the 2015-2016 academic year. These awards are designed to reward students who have engaged in a consistent and sustained record of excellence in community service through voluntary efforts (not for pay or academic credit). There is an expectation that recipients intend to continue their community service in the future.

Scholarship Award: $2500


  • SUNY Plattsburgh students who will be enrolled as full-time undergraduates in the Fall 2015 semester are eligible to apply;
  • At least a 2.8 cumulative GPA;
  • Demonstration of a commitment to community service;
  • Documentation of community service experience.


Janice Beach Memorial Community Service Award

The Janice Beach Memorial Scholarship was established to recognize and encourage excellent and sustained volunteer participation in community service activities among undergraduate students at SUNY Plattsburgh.

Scholarship Award: Two $1000 awards will be made


  • Full-time matriculated students of junior or senior status as of Fall 2015 (with preference to the latter);
  • A consistent and sustained record of demonstrated excellence in community service participation through volunteer and not-for-academic credit activities;
  • A minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.8.


Plattsburgh Lions Club Scholarship

The Plattsburgh Lions Club Scholarship fund is established to encourage and assist higher education at SUNY Plattsburgh for financially needy students who have the potential to promote community awareness, good citizenship and leadership.

Scholarship Award: Three $300 awards will be made


  • Be a legal resident in Clinton County, New York
  • Have completed at least 24 credit hours at SUNY Plattsburgh prior to application
  • GPA 2.5 or higher
  • Demonstrated financial aid
  • Have a proven record of involvement in community related or leadership activity
  • Not have received the PL scholarship in the past (no one may receive PLS twice)


Sunrise Rotary Club of Plattsburgh Scholarship

The Sunrise Rotary Club of Plattsburgh Scholarship fund is established to assist students from Clinton County completing any degree/program at SUNY Plattsburgh.

Scholarship Award: $750


  • Be a legal resident in Clinton County, New York
  • Be enrolled full-time at SUNY Plattsburgh
  • Provide a description of community service with appropriate contact information
  • Demonstrate financial need


Toni C. Bloom Scholarship

The Bloom Endowment Fund was established in the spring semester of 1987 in memory of an outstanding and charismatic student, Toni C. Bloom. Toni touched the lives of people she interacted with; she was more than just another friend. Toni always tried to expand her horizons and encouraged her friends to do the same. Toni attended main stage plays and music recitals, enjoying various cultural events sponsored by the college. She was a well-rounded individual with many interests. Toni's life was tragically cut short when she was hit by a car at 1:50 a.m. on Sunday, January 18, 1987 while walking home along Court Street.

Maximum Scholarship Award: $2700


  • Applicant must be entering their junior or senior year;
  • Applicant must be majoring in Art, Communications, English, French, Mass Media, Music, Philosophy, Spanish, or Theatre;
  • Applicant must have at least a 2.7 GPA;
  • Applicant will demonstrate participation in at least three of the following areas: service to the college, service to the Student Association, Journalism/Speech/Mass Media, campus employment, creative and performing arts, and service to the community.


Student Association Memorial Scholarship:

To recognize and encourage leadership in campus activities among undergraduate and graduate students at the State University of New York at Plattsburgh, while honoring students who have passed away while in attendance at the college.

Scholarship Award: $1000 ($500 per semester)

  • Full-time matriculated Student Association members with at least 24 credit hours who have been Student Association members for at least one academic year. Students must have a cumulative grade point average of at least a 2.5 (on a 4.0 scale), and must be attending Plattsburgh State University in the semester after they apply for the scholarship.
  • Current Student Association Officials, Students under contract by the Student Association (for either credit or financial compensation are ineligible for this scholarship).
  • Students whose tuition is already fully paid through grants shall are ineligible to receive this scholarship.
  • Students who have previously won this scholarship are ineligible to receive it again.


For more information about financial aid and scholarship opportunities, go to Financial Aid.

For more information contact The Center for Student Involvement at 564-4830.


Contact Information

For more information about student activities at SUNY Plattsburgh, please contact:

Cori Jackson, Director the Center for Student Involvement
Office: Center for Student Involvement
Location: Angell College Center 110
Phone: (518) 564-4830

Michael Cashman, Assistant Director of the Center for Student Involvement
Office: Center for Student Involvement
Location: Angell College Center 110
Phone: (518) 564-4830
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