Cortland Urban Recruitment of Educators Scholarship (C.U.R.E.)

We are pleased and appreciative that we have many funding sources for our C.U.R.E. program. A big thank you to National Grid and Coca-Cola.Award will be split evenly between the fall and spring semesters. Funding is based on availability. For more information about C.U.R.E go to: C.U.R.E. or call the C.U.R.E. office at 607-753-2450

Selection Criteria

  • awarded to a matriculated incoming freshman or transfer level student in good academic standing at SUNY Cortland
  • majoring in areas of education and are planning to teach in an urban environment
  • who demonstrate high academic achievement
  • enrolled full-time (at least 12 credit hours each fall and spring semester)
  • student must have at least one full academic year remaining at the start of the fall semester of award year
  • has demonstrated financial need per FAFSA


  • First priority is given to individuals from groups who have been historically underrepresented or underserved in the teaching profession and who demonstrate a commitment to teach in high-need urban schools. For the purposes of C.U.R.E., these groups include, but are not limited to, African American, Hispanic, Native American or Alaskan Native individuals or individuals from an economically disadvantaged background.
  • Second priority is given to any other individuals from groups not historically underrepresented in the teaching profession who demonstrate a commitment to teach in high-need urban schools.

Scholarship funding is determined by the Cortland College Foundation. Scholarship amounts and availability are subject to change.