New Scholarship Program Covers Up To 25% Of Annual Tuition for Eligible Students

Onondaga Community College announces a new scholarship program, “Onondaga Community Scholars,” which provides qualified students with scholarships of up to $1,000 - saving students and families approximately 25 percent of annual tuition costs. 

“Providing access and support for students is core to the mission of Onondaga Community College,” said Kristine Duffy, Ed.D., vice president of enrollment management and student development at Onondaga. “This new scholarship program will maximize the College’s ability to attract and support students with various goals and past achievements.”

Onondaga Community Scholars helps provide financial assistance to students directly from high school, adults who have been in the workforce and wish to begin college, and former Onondaga students who did not complete a degree and are within 15 credits of completion.

Applications are being accepted now for incoming fall 2012 students. Onondaga Community Scholars is funded through the College’s Reach Beyond Campaign. Scholarships are awarded based on academic performance and demonstrated financial need. Interested students must complete an Onondaga Community College free online application for admission AND a 2012-13 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) before completing the Onondaga Community Scholars application

Students are encouraged to apply early. Priority deadline to file the FAFSA and to apply for the Onondaga Community Scholars program is March 1, 2012.

For more information, a complete list of FAQs and to apply, visit or call (315) 498-2221.