Unlike Cuomo’s Excelsior Program,
No Residency, Income Requirements
ONEONTA – Hartwick College announced today it will provide a $10,000 Founders’ Award scholarships to each newly enrolled first-year and transfer student who is a resident of New York State, beginning in fall 2018.
Historically, 75 percent of Hartwick students are New Yorkers.
“This new award is intended to send a clear message to families from New York state that we understand their concerns about college affordability,” President Margaret L. Drugovich. “… Many Hartwick alumni have told me that they could not have obtained their Hartwick education except for the generosity of others. The Founders’ Award continues that tradition.”
New students who enroll at Hartwick starting in the fall of 2018, and who remain enrolled and in good academic standing, will receive a $10,000 Founder’s Award for each year. There are no eligibility income limits or post-graduation residency requirements. Students who enroll in the three-year bachelor’s degree Program are also eligible for this award.
The Hartwick College Founders’ Award will provide the foundation of each New York State student’s financial aid award. Students may also qualify for additional college grants, scholarships, and other forms of financial aid based upon their eligibility. No special grant application is required; students need simply apply for admission to Hartwick and file the Federal Free Application for Federal Student Assistance (FAFSA).