Presidential Scholars Program

Sullivan County students with a minimum overall grade point average of 90 are eligible to receive the SUNY Sullivan Presidential scholarship.

Recipients must be in the graduating class preceding the start of their first fall semester of study and plan to attend SUNY Sullivan full time.

The Presidential Scholars program awards a maximum continuous two-year scholarship for the fall and spring semesters. No gaps in study are permitted, and qualifying students must apply for financial aid to be considered for the award. Continuation as a Presidential Scholar is based upon the achievement of an overall 3.25 GPA for the first year of study.

SUNY Sullivan Foundation’s Sullivan Renaissance Scholarship

The SUNY Sullivan Foundation will also award scholarships to volunteers involved in Renaissance projects.

Scholarships of up to $1,500 are available for full-time students. To receive a full-time award, an applicant must be a Sullivan County resident attending or planning to attend SUNY Sullivan full-time for the upcoming academic year and must be a June 2019 graduate of a Sullivan County High School.

To receive a part-time award of $750, a volunteer must be a resident of Sullivan County who has been out of high school for more than one year. The applicant must have a high school diploma or GED certificate or college transcript and plan to register at SUNY Sullivan part-time for a minimum of six credits and a maximum of eleven credits for the fall and spring semesters.

Applicants must volunteer in a community project this spring/summer and include a letter of recommendation from the leader of the Sullivan Renaissance group. They must answer the question “How have I, as a member of my community, been part of the Sullivan Renaissance?” (250-words) or submit a photographic portfolio or a video of their participation in the project.

Scholarship applications are available at

Recipients will be announced publicly at the Sullivan Renaissance Awards Ceremony at Bethel Woods Center for the Arts.

Sullivan Renaissance Scholarship

The Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan Counties, through a donor-advised fund established by Sullivan Renaissance, offers a limited number of scholarships to Sullivan County residents who volunteer and make a significant contribution to this year’s Renaissance project. Scholarships are for the spring semester at an undergraduate college of one’s choice.

Interested applicants must demonstrate that they have volunteered for a Renaissance project in a significant way. They need to include a letter of support from the project leader. They should indicate the college or university that they will be attending, as well as their chosen area of study. Candidates must describe their contribution to Sullivan Renaissance, the impact the experience had on them, and why they have chosen their particular area of study.

Scholarship applications are available at

For a list of groups and projects that can use assistance, call Sullivan Renaissance at 845-295-2445.

Recipients will be announced publicly at the Sullivan Renaissance Awards Ceremony at Bethel Woods Center for the Arts.