In the sections below are the financial scholarships available to first-year students, transfer students, international students, and currently enrolled students.
Providing students with adequate funding to support their education has become even more critical in recent years. SUNY Geneseo has increased funding to merit scholarships for the 2023-24 academic year.
2023-24 Academic Year Scholarship Info
Scholarships for First-Year Students
New students who have been admitted to Geneseo will automatically be considered for all merit based scholarships at the time they are admitted.
Geneseo is test optional. SAT and ACT scores will NOT be considered when awarding merit-based scholarships.
Geneseo Community Scholarship
- First-year students awarded based on core GPA (calculated using grades in Math, Science, English, Social Studies and Foreign Language).
- Award amounts range from $2,500–$3,500 per year
- Must attend full-time (minimum of 12 credits/semester)
- Renewable for a total of 4-years of undergraduate studies as long as student lives on campus and continues to incur housing charges
- No GPA requirement for renewal
- Funds will be applied to on-campus room charges
Academic Core GPA Award Amount (4-year totals) 3.9-4.0 $14,000 3.75-3.89 $13,000 3.45-3.74 $12,000 3.2-3.44 $10,000
Edgar Fellows (Honors Program)
Edgar Fellows receive a $1,000 per semester scholarship for non-tuition purposes, renewable for up to eight semesters of undergraduate studies. To receive this award, you must be enrolled as a full-time student (minimum of 12 credits), remain in the honors program, earn a minimum 3.0 GPA in each semester, and maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.4.
All applicants to SUNY Geneseo are welcome to apply to the Edgar Fellows Program. Admission to the program is based on evidence of excellent academic achievement and lively dedication to inquiry. This can be received in addition to the Geneseo Community Scholarship.
Please contact admissions to express your interest in the Edgar Fellows program and receive more information on how to apply.
Multicultural Fellows Program Scholarship
Multicultural Fellows receive a substantial scholarship, which helps support their education at Geneseo. New students selected for this program have demonstrated a passion for social justice and activism within their high school and community. The scholarship is for new students who contribute to the diversity of the student body, especially underrepresented populations.
- First year students are awarded at time of admission
- Award amount: $7,000 per year
- Renewable for a total of 4-years of undergraduate studies
- Funds are applied to on-campus room charges, if applicable (not for RA)
- Students are required to live on-campus
- No GPA requirement for renewal
Urban League Black Scholar Award
The scholarship recognizes the academic achievement of black scholars who participate in the Urban League of Rochester program and from school districts in Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Orleans, and Wayne Counties. Recipients receive $2,000 annually for four years.
G-STEMS is a National Science Foundation-funded program at SUNY Geneseo that provides scholarships for academically talented STEM majors with financial need. Tuition scholarships will be awarded to G-STEMS scholars to assist with the cost of attending Geneseo. The amount of each scholarship will depend on the scholar's unmet financial need, with scholarships averaging $5,000 and ranging up to $10,000 per year. Visit the G-STEMS program page for more information.
Please contact admissions to express your interest in G-STEMS and receive more information on how to apply.
Scholarships for Transfer Students
PTK Scholarship for Transfers
- Awarded to new transfer students who are members of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society Awarded at time of admission
- Award amount: $1,500 per year, for non-tuition expenses
- Renewable for a total of two years
- No GPA requirement for renewal
Corning Community College STEM Careers Pathway Scholarship for Transfers
Awarded to an incoming Corning Community College transfer students to complete their education at Geneseo in a STEM field. Four students will receive $2,000 per year for two years. Each student will receive a total of $4,000.
Geneseo Transfer Scholarship
- Transfer student awards are based on core GPA (calculated using grades in Math, Science, English, Social Studies and Foreign Language)
- Amounts range from $2,500–$3,500 per year
- Students must attend full-time (minimum of 12 credits/semester)
- Renewable for a total of two years of undergraduate studies
- There is no GPA requirement for renewal
Academic Core GPA Award Award (2-year totals) 3.5-4.0 $7,000 3.25-3.49 $6,500 2.75-3.24 $6,000 2.50-2.74 $5,000
If you're interested in transferring to Geneseo and have questions about scholarships, transfer coordinator Justine Rumbel will be happy to answer your questions. You can reach Justine at 585-245-5571, email@example.com, or schedule a one-on-one appointment to meet virtually.
Scholarships for International Students
International applicants do not need to complete any additional applications to be considered for the scholarships listed below.
To be considered for these scholarships, you must submit a complete application for admission and provide all of the required academic documents.
International Student Academic Merit Scholarship Awards
These tuition scholarships range from $5,000 USD – $9,000 USD per year and are awarded at the time of admission. Awards are based on outstanding academic achievements as evidenced by grades on transcripts (or mark sheets), results on national examinations.
Academic scholarships are renewable for up to four years with a GPA of 3.0 or higher. International applicants admitted to SUNY Geneseo are automatically considered for an International Student Scholarship. Freshman (first-year) and transfer students are eligible for the International Student Scholarships.
International First-Year Student Merit Award Amounts
Academic Core GPA Award Amount (4-year totals) 3.9-4.0 $36,000 3.75-3.89 $32,000 3.65 - 3.74 $30,000 3.45 - 3.64 $24,000 3.2 - 3.44 $20,000
International Transfer Student Merit Award Amounts
Academic Core GPA Award Amount (2-year totals) 3.5 -4.0 $18,000 3.25 - 3.49 $16,000 3.0 - 3.24 $15,000 2.75 - 2.99 $12,000 2.50 - 2.74 $10,000
The priority deadline for scholarships is January 1 for Fall semester and October 1 for Spring semester. Scholarships will be awarded on a case-by-case basis as available after those dates.
Ambassador Apartments World Citizen Scholarships for International Students
Two awards for the international students who best demonstrate awareness and understanding of what it means to be a world citizen. Endowed by Mr. Frank Csapo of the Ambassador Apartments. The Director of the International Student & Scholar Services office and the International Scholarship Committee choose the recipients.
One award is made each year to support an international student who demonstrates excellence in academics at Geneseo. Endowed by Mr. And Mrs. VanArsdale, the recipient is chosen by the Director of the International Student & Scholar Services office and the International Scholarship Committee.
Muriel A. Daniels International Endowed Scholarship
This scholarship is supported by an endowment established by Robert and Marilyn Lyon in honor of Marilyn's mother, Muriel. It provides a scholarship to an outstanding SUNY Geneseo international student with preference given to a Canadian student with a solid academic record (minimum 3.0 GPA) who demonstrates leadership, respect, loyalty and integrity.
Scholarships for Current Students
Current Geneseo students may apply for scholarships made available through the Geneseo Foundation by using Academic Works, our online scholarship management system. Academic Works allows current students to view and apply for more than 120 Geneseo scholarships in one convenient location.
Visit Academic Works to browse and apply for Geneseo scholarships or check your application status.
The 2023-24 scholarship application process is scheduled to open on February 1, 2023.
Have questions about the scholarship search and application process for current students? Check out our Scholarship Application FAQs.
If you're a prospective student or parent who'd like to know more, our admission counselors would be happy to answer any questions you have. You may also contact the Office of Admissions at (866) 245-5211 or firstname.lastname@example.org.