Application is now open for the State University of New York SUNY Geneseo International Student Academic Merit Scholarship Awards. Interested applicants are encouraged to send in their applications before the deadline date.
About State University of New York SUNY Geneseo and Scholarship
A law passed by the New York State Legislature allowed the Wadsworth Normal and Training School, the original SUNY Geneseo forerunner, to open its doors in 1867. But before it formally opened on September 13, 1871, the legislature altered the name of the new institution to the Geneseo Normal and Training School. However, the Geneseo Normal School was the only name retained once it was truncated in 1905.
Originally offering just two-year studies, the institution expanded to include three-year programs in 1922 and four-year programs in 1938. But it wasn’t until 1942—when the institution also changed its name to Geneseo State Teachers College—that bachelor’s degrees were granted. The college changed its name to the State University of New York Teachers College at Geneseo and joined the State University of New York system six years later, in 1948. The institution was also granted the authority to give master’s degrees in education during this period, and by 1951, it was giving out its first graduate degrees.
A public liberal arts institution, Geneseo offers five master’s degrees, twenty-eight undergraduate majors, and twenty-five interdisciplinary minors. In decreasing order of popularity, the most common majors are business, social sciences, education, biology, and psychology.
In the 2021 edition of “The Fiske Guide to Colleges,” authored by Edward B. Fiske, the former education editor of the New York Times, Geneseo is listed as one of 44 “Best Buy Schools.” Twenty public and twenty private schools were listed in the book as “Best Buys,” defined as reasonably priced or affordable with an academic grade of four or five stars.
Incoming first-year students, transfer students, out-of-state students, foreign students, and current Geneseo students can all apply for financial awards and scholarships. SUNY Geneseo has expanded its support for merit-based scholarships. Upon admission, newly enrolled students at Geneseo will automatically be considered for all merit-based scholarships.
Details about State University of New York SUNY Geneseo International Student Academic Merit Scholarship Awards:
Scholarship Sponsor: State University of New York SUNY Geneseo
Scholarship Value: Up to $7000 per year
Number of awards: N/A
Study level: Undergraduate
Host Institution(s): State University of New York SUNY Geneseo
These tuition scholarships, which can total up to $7000 annually, are given out at the time of enrollment. Awards are given out following exceptional academic performance as demonstrated by test scores on national exams and grades on transcripts, also known as mark sheets.
Eligibility Criteria for State University of New York SUNY Geneseo International Student Academic Merit Scholarship Awards
Candidates are advised to meet the following prerequisites to be eligible for the State University of New York SUNY Geneseo International Student Academic Merit Scholarship Awards:
- Academic scholarships with a GPA of 3.0 or above are renewable for a maximum of four years.
- Upon admission to SUNY Geneseo, international candidates are automatically eligible to apply for an International Student Scholarship.
- The International Student Scholarships are available to transfer and first-year students.
SUNY Geneseo is test optional. Merit-based scholarships will be given out without taking into account SAT and ACT results.
For the fall semester, the priority deadline is January 1st; for the spring semester, it is October 1st. Scholarships will be given out as available after those dates, on an individual basis
Application Process for State University of New York SUNY Geneseo International Student Academic Merit Scholarship Awards
There is no additional application required for international applicants to be eligible for the scholarship. Please apply for admission and attach the necessary academic records to be eligible for these awards. You can also visit the SUNY website for further details.
The Application Deadline is: January 1, 2024
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