Scholarship & Award DetailsFinancial Aid
Academic Awards are awarded to new and incoming students who have shown high academic achievement throughout high school. Students are awarded Academic Awards based on cumulative high school GPA, SAT/ACT scores, state exams and extracurricular activities. All completed applications for admission to the College are evaluated for academic strength, and awards are offered on a first-come, first served basis. It is important to note that qualified applicants typically exceed available merit awards so early application is encouraged. Upon award offering, a student offered a scholarship for the Fall term prior to April 30 must accept the terms of the scholarship offer by May 1, or within 30 days if the offer is received after April 1. For students offered a scholarship award prior to October 1 for Spring enrollment, the deadline for acceptance is November 1, or within 30 days if offered after October 1.
Three levels of Academic Awards are available:
- Trustees Award: Our highest award, Trustee Award winners receive $8,000 per year for a maximum of four years. The student must be enrolled full time, and maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0.
- Presidential Award: This award covers the cost of in-state tuition for a maximum of four years. The student must be enrolled full time and maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0.
- Deans Award: These awards range from $2000-$3,000 a year for a maximum of four years. The student must be enrolled full time and maintain a GPA of 2.5 or higher.
- Mustang Award: These awards range from $500-$2000 a year for a maximum of four years. The student must be enrolled full time and maintain a GPA of 2.5 or higher.
Applicants are reviewed for Academic Scholarships on receipt of their application for admission.
For more information, please call the Admissions Office at 315-684-6046 or
Mustang Merit Based Awards
All incoming applications are evaluated for academic strength, and Mustang Merit Scholarships are offered to accepted students on a rolling basis. No separate scholarship application needed! To maximize scholarship opportunity, early admission applications are encouraged. Scholarship amounts are subject to change based on fund availability. To guarantee the awarded amount, students must comply with response requirements as outlined in award letters.