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Academic Excellence Tuition Free Scholarship Program


  1. Student must be an accepted student who enrolls as a new full-time student and continues to be full-time each semester.
  2. Student must be graduating in June from high school enrolling in August or the following January.
  3. Student must have a cumulative average of 90 or above, in a Regents program of study, as of the end of the junior year of high school.
  4. Student must complete the scholarship application and the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) for federal and state grant aid by the recommended deadline.
  5. Scholarship will cover unpaid tuition after New York State Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) and any other tuition-specific scholarships have been applied.
  6. Scholarship is for tuition only; student will be responsible for fees, textbooks and supplies.
  7. In order to continue receiving the Scholarship, the student must earn a minimum semester GPA of 2.75 in the first semester, and in subsequent semesters the student must have a minimum semester GPA of 3.25.
  8. If a recipient falls below the minimum semester GPA, s/he will lose the scholarship and cannot regain eligibility based on subsequent grades.
  9. Student may receive the scholarship for up to two years of consecutive study. Scholarship applies to fall and spring semester tuition only.
  10. Students who need to withdraw from CCC because of serious extenuating circumstances may submit an appeal to the Director of Admissions for re-consideration.

You can complete the application online: Application for Academic Excellence Scholarship
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