Mitchell Tellerday of Clinton Corners and Eric Volaski of Poughquag Awarded Scholarships


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SUNY Potsdam Awards Scholarships to Area Undergraduate and Graduate Students

POTSDAM, NY (11/06/2017)– The State University of New York at Potsdam has awarded scholarships, grants and awards to 1,071 students for the 2017-18 academic year. These accomplished SUNY Potsdam undergraduate and graduate students were recognized for their achievements with support for their educational experience.

The students include:

  • Mitchell Tellerday of Clinton Corners, NY, who is majoring in Music Education and was awarded the SUNY Potsdam Freshman Scholarship
  • Eric Volaski of Poughquag, NY, who is majoring in Music Education and was awarded the SUNY Potsdam Freshman Scholarship

The Student Loan Report recently ranked SUNY Potsdam No. 5 in the nation in its list of the top 250 public colleges that offer upperclassmen the most financial aid. SUNY Potsdam was also ranked No. 43 for the best financial aid offers for first-year students as well, giving the College the highest rating for any institution within the State University of New York. The ranking is based on the 2015 Peterson’s Financial Aid Data Set.

In 2015-16, SUNY Potsdam awarded $3.1 million worth of scholarships to 1,512 students. Of that total, almost half was supported by philanthropic giving, through scholarships provided and/or endowed by the Potsdam College Foundation Inc., a non-profit corporation that stewards private giving in support of SUNY Potsdam.

SUNY Potsdam offers financial aid to more than 80 percent of students, in the form of federal and state aid, as well as scholarships. For more information, visit

About SUNY Potsdam:

Founded in 1816, The State University of New York at Potsdam is one of America’s first 50 colleges-and the oldest institution within SUNY. Now in its third century, SUNY Potsdam is distinguished by a legacy of pioneering programs and educational excellence. The College currently enrolls approximately 4,000 undergraduate and graduate students. Home to the world-renowned Crane School of Music, SUNY Potsdam is known for its challenging liberal arts and sciences core, distinction in teacher training and culture of creativity. To learn more, visit