Tompkins Cortland Students Win Chancellor's Scholarships

Two Tompkins Cortland Community College students are among the honorees of the SUNY Chancellor’s Undergraduate Scholarships and Graduate Fellowships for the State of New York. Graduating students Anna Gallegos and Auburn Noce each won a grant of $3,000 to continue their education for a bachelor’s degree from one of SUNY’s campuses. A total of 100 students from across SUNY are being awarded this grant to start work for either a bachelor or graduate degree this Fall 2020 semester.

“We are immensely proud to recognize these exceptional students from across SUNY who have worked tirelessly to excel in their fields of study,” said SUNY Chancellor Johnson. “Their recognition today as the winners of the Chancellor’s Graduate Scholarship Award will no doubt inspire countless other students to pursue their educational path at SUNY, and in turn we will continue to provide access and opportunities to invest in tomorrow’s innovators, entrepreneurs, and leaders.”

The program was announced in January 2020 during Chancellor Kristina M. Johnson’s third State of the University System address. Grants are funded through prior New York State investment in higher education to SUNY.

Eligible students are those who maintained a GPA of 3.3 or higher who are either graduates of SUNY’s community colleges who choose to pursue a bachelors degree at a SUNY college or university, or students graduating with a bachelors who will stay with SUNY to receive a graduate degree.

The Chancellor’s Undergraduate Scholarships and Graduate Fellowships will support up to two students from each nominating campus. Awards will be made as grants to the students to be used to defray room, board, books, technology, childcare, or other eligible costs of attendance. This non-tuition scholarship is by nomination only and is open to all students, including out-of-state residents, international students, and Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients.