Scholarships logoInterested in applying for the Excelsior Scholarship, which covers tuition costs for students meeting the criteria? The application for the Spring 2018 semester is open now through Dec. 4. The application is available at

The Spring 2018 application is open to students first entering college in the Spring 2018 term, students who caught up on credits during the Fall 2017 term to meet the credit requirement, and current college students who missed the deadline for the Fall 2017 application.

Current Excelsior Scholarship recipients should not complete this application. For students who first received an award in Fall 2017, no additional action is needed for the spring term.

A total of 505 SUNY Broome students are receiving the Excelsior Scholarship in the Fall 2017 semester, according to data provided by the State University of New York. This number does not include students who are attending college tuition-free as a result of private scholarships.

From the initial announcement of the Excelsior Scholarship, SUNY Broome has endeavored to keep the community up-to-date on developments and on the application process. Click here for frequently asked questions on Excelsior.

This fall, Director of Financial Aid Laura Hodel received special recognition at the recent Student Information & Campus Administration Systems (SICAS) conference for her collaboration with SICAS on the Excelsior project.