2024-25 SUNY Plattsburgh Graduate Diversity Fellowship (US Based)

Scholarship Awarding University: 

Type of degree: 

Scholarship Deadline: 
Applications for this scholarship will end on the 15th of February, 2024.

Scholarship Summary: 
SUNY Plattsburgh’s Graduate Diversity Fellowship Program provides tuition funding for up to six students (US citizens and residents only) each year who successfully demonstrate through their application that they will contribute to the diversity of the graduate student body. This award is available and subject to changes based on funding levels from the State of New York.

Scholarship Applicant Criteria: 
To be eligible for a SUNY Plattsburgh Graduate Diversity Fellowship, an applicant must;
i. Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
ii. Be a newly applying full-time graduate student to a master’s or certificate of advanced study degree program
iii. Be able to contribute to the diversity of a graduate degree program or field of study
iv. Have overcome a disadvantage or other impediment to success in higher education
v. Have high intellectual and professional promise

  1. Member of a group that is underrepresented in your field of study (e.g., male in a historically female career or female in traditionally male career, or a minority in a field of study with few minorities)
  2. First-generation college student
  3. Non-traditional student (e.g., single mother or father or older adult student)
  4. Person with a disability
  5. Coming from an economically disadvantaged background

Value of Scholarship: 
The Graduate Diversity Fellowship funds are determined by the campus and are based on annual funding available from New York state. Typically three full in-state tuition awards and three partial awards are offered each year. Recipients receive a credit to their college account, and any funds in excess of college charges may be used for other educational expenses, including books and supplies, room, meals, personal and transportation.

Scholarship Application Guide: 
To apply;
i. Complete the application for Graduate Diversity Fellowship by the February 15 deadline: a short online application and a 400-word or less essay are required to apply for the Diversity Fellowship.
  • The 400-word or less essay, will require you to express how you can contribute to the diversity of your respective graduate program.
ii. Selection will be made by the diversity fellowship committee and based on the eligibility requirements described above, quality of prior academic record and financial need (as reflected in your FASFA or copy of most recent income tax statement). 
iii. Announcements of awardees will take place in April after the review committee has had the opportunity to review each candidate and make their recommendations.
iv. Selected award recipients will be notified via email and will be given a deadline by which they need to accept or decline the award.

Scholarship Website: 
Find further information on this scholarship opportunity at the SUNY Plattsburgh  Graduate Diversity Fellowship Page.