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OCC Scholarships

OCC is thrilled to offer substantial scholarship opportunities each year through the OCC Foundation. Students who have received scholarships represent all degree programs, diverse backgrounds, and all ages.

Complete an application to begin the process

Scholarship applications should be submitted by May 1st for consideration for the following Fall semester. Students who apply by May 1st will be notified by August 1st if they have received an award. Interest forms and applications received after May 1st will be notified on a rolling schedule, subject to the availability of funds.

The Excelsior Scholarship

A first-of-its-kind in the nation program, will provide tuition-free college at New York’s public colleges and universities to families making up to $125,000 a year! As part of the SUNY system, Onondaga Community College is part of this new scholarship program.  

Learn more about this exciting new program and how you might be eligible to attend OCC tuition-free!

Outside Scholarships

There are many outside scholarship opportunities available. Talk about scholarships with your high school guidance counselor as well as using these links to help you get started with your search. Remember, you should never pay to search or apply for scholarships!