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Pathway Scholars must have graduated from a NYS high school in 2020 with a final GPA of 80% or higher. Scholars will enroll at HVCC full-time with an intent to graduate in two years with their associates and transfer to a four-year SUNY college or university.

Scholarship Program

Each year, the college, and the Hudson Valley Community College Foundation are proud to offer more than 100 scholarships based on financial need as well as merit based scholarships.

Scholarship Opportunities

Current and Accepted Students: Apply for Scholarships

To apply, go to https://hvcc.academicworks.com/ and sign in with your college issued username and password. For help identifying and/or troubleshooting your username and password, visit Student Username and Password Help.

Scholarships awarded in the Fall semester will be applied toward the upcoming Spring semester bill. Scholarships awarded in the Spring semester will be applied toward the upcoming Fall semester bill. All scholarship recipients will be required to write a thank you letter to the donor(s) and attend the scholarship award ceremony and reception.

Donors: Support or Start a Scholarship

External Scholarships

There are many online sites that list scholarship opportunities. Here are a few to get you started:

Note the following when visiting external sites: Never give your Social Security Number and never pay to apply for a scholarship.

Excelsior Scholarship

New York State's Excelsior Scholarship, in combination with other financial aid programs, allows eligible students to attend a SUNY or CUNY college tuition-free. As a SUNY community college, Hudson Valley encourages its students to learn more about this opportunity.

An Excelsior Scholarship recipient can receive up to $5,500 per year to cover tuition. Students must first complete the FAFSA and TAP applications. The Excelsior Scholarship may then cover the remaining balance of tuition after Pell, TAP and other grants, scholarships or other gift-aid for eligible students have been applied.

Students pursuing an associate degree are eligible to receive an Excelsior Scholarship for up to two years. Those pursuing a bachelor's degree are eligible for an award for four years.

To learn about eligibility requirements or to apply for the Excelsior Scholarship, visit the Higher Education Services Corporation (HESC) website at www.hesc.ny.gov/excelsior.

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