The Cayuga County Community College Foundation receives and administers all private donations intended for the College, its programs, and its students. Generous support has come from alumni, parents, faculty, staff, businesses, other foundations, board members, trustees, organizations and members of the community. Because the College cannot provide support to students through the income we derive for operations from Cayuga County, New York State, and students’ tuition, these donations often provide the financial assistance Cayuga students need to realize their educational goals.

Thanks to prudent investment policies and the generosity of Cayuga Community College friends, nearly 350 awards are presented to deserving students each year. Click on the links below for details on these awards.

If you have any questions about the scholarship program or other activities of the Foundation, please call us at 315-255-1743, extension 2287 or stop by Room R323 or R324, located in the Administrative Offices of the Rotunda Building, on the Auburn campus.


Commencement Awards are monetary awards given to graduating students who meet specific criteria and are selected for recognition of their achievements while at Cayuga. Given as either an outright grant or a scholarship for use at a transfer institution, Commencement Awards are available only to students who have completed their Cayuga degree requirements.