Each year, St. Lawrence awards tens of millions of dollars in scholarships and need-based financial aid. Each student can only be awarded one scholarship, either merit or specialty. If a student qualifies for more than one, the scholarship with the highest monetary value will be awarded.
Canadian students may wish to consider the Canadian Scholars Program or the Augsbury/North Country Scholarship (if they attend a designated high school). More information on those programs is available below. Other international students can learn more about merit scholarship opportunities through our International Admissions website.
Academic Merit Scholarships
As part of your application review, you will automatically be considered for each of the following four scholarships:
The Trustee Scholarship is awarded to the top two first-year students. The scholarship is based on academic excellence, character and leadership, and the amount covers full tuition for up to four years or eight semesters.
The Momentum Scholarship is awarded based on academic and extracurricular achievements, character, and citizenship. This scholarship is valued up to $160,000 (up to $40,000 per year) and is awarded for up to four years or eight semesters.
The Sesquicentennial Scholarship is awarded based on academic and extracurricular achievements, character, and citizenship. Named in honor of St. Lawrence's 150th anniversary, this scholarship is valued up to $152,000 (up to $38,000 per year) and is awarded for up to four years or eight semesters.
The University Scholarship is awarded based on academic and extracurricular achievements, character, and citizenship. This scholarship is valued up to $144,000 (up to $36,000 per year) and is awarded for up to four years or eight semesters.
The Canadian Scholars Program is a new scholarship program designed to identify and recognize talented Canadian students who wish to study in the United States. The scholarship value for the Canadian Scholars Program ranges from $25,000 to $50,000 USD per year, with four-year total values of $100,000 to $200,000 USD.
The Augsbury/North Country Scholarship (by nomination only) is for New York North Country and Canadian high school students whose high schools participate in our program. The program provides scholarships valued up to $140,000 (up to $35,000 per year) to selected nominees for up to four years or eight semesters.
The Kirk Douglas Scholarship (by invitation only) is for two students from under-represented and low-income backgrounds who have demonstrated contributions to diversity, leadership skills, ambition and potential to contribute to diversity within the campus community. This scholarship covers the full comprehensive fee and program expenses. The Office of Admissions selects candidates to apply for the Kirk Douglas Scholarship.
The Dean's Incentive Award is provided to students who demonstrate promise for being successful in their college work. Students are selected for this award at the time of admission and will receive the award each year regardless of financial circumstances or academic record provided that the student is making satisfactory academic progress toward their degree. Students receiving tuition benefits or scholarships are not eligible for the Dean's Incentive Award.
The Presidential Achievement Award varies in amount and is based on achievement of all kinds. This award is not a merit scholarship nor is it based on financial need. Students selected for this award will receive the same amount each year regardless of financial circumstances or academic record provided that the student is making satisfactory academic progress toward their degree. Students receiving tuition benefits or scholarships valued at $25,000 or more are not eligible for the Presidential Achievement Award.
U.S. citizens and permanent residents interested in the following scholarships must submit their Common Application or St. Lawrence Application to St. Lawrence by January 10, or at the same time as their application if applying Early Decision. Consideration for each of the following four scholarships requires additional materials from interested students (please click on the links for more information):
The Presidential Diversity Scholarship is awarded to students who have demonstrated impactful leadership, service, or activism in building or supporting diversity within your community. This $140,000 scholarship ($35,000 per year) is awarded for up to four years or eight semesters.
The Vilas Scholarship supports students interested in entrepreneurship or a career in business. The selected scholars are awarded $128,000 ($32,000 per year) for up to four years or eight semesters.
The Leadership Scholarship is for students with strong leadership experience. This scholarship of $100,000 ($25,000 per year) is awarded for up to four years or eight semesters.
The Community Service Scholarship recognizes students who have served their communities and motivated others to get involved. This $100,000 scholarship ($25,000 per year) is awarded for up to four years or eight semesters.
For High School Juniors
The Book Award Scholarship is a program that recognizes inclusivity. This award recognizes outstanding students who have made exceptional efforts and contributions in the areas of equality, diversity, and inclusion. These students have worked to foster a more inclusive community where all individuals are respected and valued.