The State University of New York at New Paltz is currently awarding a tuition fee opportunity to exceptional students who are seeking to undergo a degree program at the Institution.
This non-renewable scholarship is intended to provide support for New Paltz students of non-immigrant status (permanent residents will not be considered), who are enrolled full-time and are juniors or above with a minimum GPA of 2.8.
New York is one of the last states to set up a state college and university system. The first colleges were established privately, with some arising from local seminaries. But New York state had a long history of supported higher education prior to the creation of the SUNY system. The oldest college that is part of the SUNY System is SUNY Potsdam, established in 1816 as the St. Lawrence Academy. In 1835, the State Legislature acted to establish stronger programs for public school teacher preparation and designated one academy in each senatorial district to receive money for a special teacher-training department. The St. Lawrence Academy received this distinction and designated the village of Potsdam as the site of a Normal School in 1867.
On May 7, 1844, the State legislature voted to establish New York State Normal School in Albany as the first college for teacher education. In 1865, the privately endowed Cornell University was designated as New York’s land grant college, and it began direct financial support of four of Cornell’s colleges in 1894. From 1889 to 1903, Cornell operated the New York State College of Forestry, until the Governor vetoed its annual appropriation. The school was moved to Syracuse University in 1911. It is now the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry. In 1908, the State legislature began the NY State College of Agriculture at Alfred University.
In 1946-48 a Temporary Commission on the Need for a State University, chaired by Owen D. Young, Chairman of the General Electric Company, studied New York’s existing higher education institutions. It was known New York’s private institutions of higher education were highly discriminatory and failed to provide for many New Yorkers. Noting this need, the commission recommended the creation of a public state university system. In 1948 legislation was passed establishing SUNY on the foundation of the teacher-training schools established in the 19th century. Most of them had already developed curricula similar to those found at four-year liberal arts schools long before the creation of SUNY, as evidenced by the fact they had become known as “Colleges for Teachers” rather than “Teachers’ Colleges.”
On October 8, 1953, SUNY took a historic step of banning national fraternities and sororities that discriminated based on race or religion from its 33 campuses. Various fraternities challenged this rule in court. As a result, national organizations felt pressured to open their membership to students of all races and religions. The SUNY resolution which was upheld in court states:
Application Deadline: October 15, 2022
Eligible Countries: International
Type: Undergraduate degree
Value of Awards: $3,710.00
Number of Awards: 99
- Applicants must have high school certificates with an excellent academic record.
- Applicants must have to check the entry requirements of their chosen program.
- Applicants must have sufficient knowledge of the language of instruction of the host university.
TOEFL iBT: 80
PTE Academic: 58
Duolingo English Test: 105
How to Apply: Applicants have to take admission for an undergraduate program at the State University of New York at New Paltz. After being enrolled, they can access this funding opportunity.
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