Archive for January, 2009

Friday, January 23rd, 2009

Trying to figure out how to pay for college?  SUNY Potsdam helps lessen the financial stress by offering several scholarship opportunities.  Click the links to learn more.

Freshman Scholar Program – deadline Feb 15, 2009

Mt Emmons Scholar Program – FULL Scholarship [based on in-state tuition] – deadline Feb 15, 2009

Transfer Scholar Program – deadline May 1, 2009

Alumni Scholarship – [for students with a parent OR grandparent that is a SUNY Potsdam alum] – deadline Feb 1, 2009

Various Scholarship Listings

Learn more about Federal Grant Programs:

TEACH Grant – Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education

ACG – Academic Competitiveness Grant

Smart Grant – for your third and fourth year

Friday, January 9th, 2009

It’s very important that we communicate with students directly.  Although we encourage and welcome parent and guardian involvement, we need to know that the student is serious about taking responsibility for their future.  Realizing it can be difficult to make calls during school hours, consider asking your high school counseling office if you can make calls from their office on your lunch break or during study halls.  The exchange of certain information, like in the areas of financial aid and health insurance, will inevitably need input from parents and guardians.  But the majority of contact should be with the student planning to attend SUNY Potsdam.

Wednesday, January 7th, 2009

While application deadlines are fast approaching for many other colleges, SUNY Potsdam’s rolling admissions policy allows us to continue accepting applications well into the future.  Although we strongly encourage students to submit their applications now, we also realize that plans can change.  Perhaps you have recently discovered our campus for the first time and the opportunities waiting here for you.  There is still time to visit the campus and apply for Spring 2009 or Fall 2009.  Check out these two links to get started:

http://www.potsdam.edu/about/visit/index.cfm

http://www.potsdam.edu/admissions/apply/index.cfm

Tuesday, January 6th, 2009

I know its only the first week of January, but let’s think Spring!  Join us on campus or online.  Here is what we have planned for you: