Entering Freshmen for Fall 2010 Must Apply by March 1, Same Date Holds for President’s Scholarship

MIDDLETOWN, N.Y. – Incoming students seeking potential scholarships to SUNY Orange for the 2010-11 academic year must complete their scholarship applications by March 1. This deadline also applies to the College’s highly competitive President’s Scholarship for Outstanding Academic Achievement, a full-tuition scholarship reserved for Orange County residents or students attending an Orange County high school.

Incoming students are classified as those entering the College as freshmen during the fall semester. They can be current high school seniors or prospective adult students returning to the classroom.

Applicants for the President’s scholarship must be registered as a full-time student at SUNY Orange, have been ranked in the top 10 percent of their high school class (or have a high school cumulative grade point average of 90 or better) and have shown involvement in extracurricular activities or community service. The President’s Scholarship for Outstanding Academic Achievement is among the most prestigious scholarships awarded by the College. No more than five are awarded annually.

Scholarship application forms, available online and as a pdf file, and accompanying scholarship data and details are available at Students who apply for any SUNY Orange scholarship must also complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) applications before they can be fully considered for a scholarship. Both applications can be completed online. Additional online scholarship and grant information is available on the SUNY Orange Financial Aid web site (, or by calling (845) 341-4190.

Last year, SUNY Orange awarded more than $185,000 in scholarships to incoming, returning and graduating students. Scholarships targeted to specific academic degrees are available while general scholarships are awarded based upon a variety of criteria, which could include demonstrated financial need, academic achievement or faculty recommendations.

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Mike Albright
Communications Officer
115 South Street
Middletown, NY 10940