The University awards scholarships to selected students based on merit and/or need. For further information on any of the merit scholarship programs listed below, see the Scholarships Web site at http://www.stonybrook.edu/scholarships or contact the Office of Student Financial Aid Services at (631) 632-6840.
Honors College scholarships are awarded to students of proven academic ability who desire intellectual challenge and the opportunity for creative interaction in a highly personalized teaching environment. All students admitted to the Honors College will receive scholarship support from one to four years. The minimum Honors College scholarship is $2,000 for one year.
For detailed information and application forms, contact the director of the Honors College, at (631) 632-4378 or visit their Web site at http://www.stonybrook.edu/honors. Applications can be downloaded from the Web site.
Freshmen Scholarship Programs
Several merit-based scholarship programs are designed to recognize the academic and leadership accomplishments of high-achieving freshmen who enroll in the fall semester immediately following graduation from high school. Qualitative and quantitative criteria are considered in awarding these scholarships. The award amounts of freshmen scholarships vary and range from partial scholarships to the equivalent of full tuition and fees for up to four years.
All National Merit Scholarship Corporation Finalists and Semifinalists and Intel Finalists and Semifinalists are offered a Presidential Recognition Scholarship ranging from $2,000 to full tuition, fees, room, and board.
Valedictorians and Salutatorians will receive scholarship support ranging from $1,000 to the equivalent of tuition and fees.
All other eligible high-achieving admitted students not in any of the above categories will be offered a Presidential Scholarship (for New York State residents) or a Provost Out-of-State Scholarship ranging from $1,000 to the equivalent of tuition and fees.
Students will be offered the most beneficial scholarship; very rarely is a student offered more than one scholarship.
WISE-Women in Science and Engineering
Women interested in participating in the WISE program must apply for admission and are selected on the basis of their potential and interest in science (including social science), mathematics, or engineering. All students admitted to WISE receive scholarship support from one to four years. The minimum WISE scholarship is $2,000 for one year. For further information, students may contact the WISE office by phone at (631) 632-6947 or by e-mail at email@example.com; also see the WISE Web site at http://www.wise.sunysb.edu
College of Engineering and Applied Sciences Scholarships
The College of Engineering and Applied Sciences (CEAS) administers a number of scholarships ranging from $500 to full tuition awards for incoming freshmen and continuing students enrolled in one or more of the college's eleven majors (biomedical engineering, chemical and molecular engineering, civil engineering, computer engineering, electrical engineering, engineering science, mechanical engineering, computer science, information systems, applied mathematics and statistics, and technological systems management).
The scholarships are funded by a variety of private and corporate donors; there are different eligibility requirements for the different scholarships although, in general, entering freshmen should have a high school average not less than 90 and continuing students should have a cumulative g.p.a. not less than 3.00.
Scholarship opportunities for continuing CEAS students are announced at the end of the fall semester, with an application deadline in late January and selection of recipients in April for scholarship support in the subsequent academic year. For the most recent information, students may contact the CEAS Undergraduate Student Office at (631) 632-8381, or visit the Web site at http://www.ceas.sunysb.edu
Following is a list of scholarships administered by CEAS. Depending on the funding source, some of the scholarships are available every year and others on a less regular basis. The availability of scholarships varies from year to year and is contingent upon donor resources and interests, as well as variable economic trends. There are different eligibility requirements for each of these scholarships:
Applied Mathematics and Statistics Memorial Scholarship; Arkwin Industries, Inc. Scholarship; Carol Cooke/Siemens Corporation Telecommunications Scholarship; Curtiss-Wright Centennial of Flight Scholarship; Data Device Corporation Scholarship; Dayton T. Brown Scholarship; Edo Marine and Aircraft Systems Scholarship; Frances and Velio Marsocci Award; Grumman Endowment Scholarship; GT Equipment Technologies Scholarship; Industrial Partnership Program Scholarships; Joan M. Kenny Memorial Scholarship; Metropolitan Club/Association of Old Crows Scholarship; Omnicon Group Inc. Scholarship; Omnicon/WISE Scholarship; Rahsaan T. Jackson Scholarship Award for Extraordinary Achievement; Robert J. and Katherine B. Frey Scholarship; Society of Flight Test Engineers Scholarship; Society of Automotive Engineers Scholarship; Military Engineers Scholarship/Ehasz Giacalone Architects, P.C.; Stewart Harris Scholarship; Srivastav, Tucker and Weitzman Scholarship; Svam International Inc. Scholarship; St. Paul Traveler's Insurance Co., Scholarship; Tau Beta Pi Scholarship; Thomas Irvine Scholarship in Mechanical Engineering; Weinig Foundation Scholarship
The Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) program is sponsored by the National Science Foundation. The program provides both academic support and stipends to minority students planning to major in science, math, engineering, or technology and who maintain a cumulative g.p.a. of 3.00. For this program, a minority student is defined as being of African American, Latino/Hispanic, Native American, Alaskan Native, Hawaiian Native, or American Pacific Islander heritage. Interested students should contact Paul Siegel at (631) 632-8716 or at Paul.Siegel@stonybrook.edu.
The Computer Science, Engineering, and Mathematics Scholarship Program (CSEMS), funded by the National Science Foundation, is a four-year program that provides comprehensive academic and scholarship support for bachelor's degree students in applied mathematics, biomedical engineering, computer science, information systems, electrical and computer engineering, mechanical engineering, materials science, and mathematics. Continued scholarship support is predicated upon maintaining a cumulative g.p.a. of 3.00. Students must be low-income as determined by a FAFSA form filed with the Office of Student Financial Aid Services. Women, minorities, students with disabilities, and transfer students are strongly encouraged to apply. Students interested in this program should contact Paul Siegel at (631) 632-8716 or at Paul.Siegel@stonybrook.edu.
Howard Hughes Medical Institute Undergraduate Research Fellow Scholarships
This program provides fellowship support to selected students engaged in research in the biological sciences at Stony Brook. Women and students from underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply. Scholarships are available for both the academic year and the summer. Students interested in this scholarship should contact Judy Nimmo in the Department of Biochemistry and Cell Biology at (631) 632-9750.
The Department of Music offers a limited number of competitive scholarships to incoming freshmen and transfer students. Students may compete for scholarships in performance, composition, history, or theory. Applications are due in late January, and scholarship auditions take place in early February.
For more information, call the Director of Undergraduate Studies, Department of Music, at (631) 632-7330.
State, National, and International Scholarships and Fellowships
The University nominates candidates for awards including: the Beinecke Scholarship; the Churchill Scholarship; the Jack Kent Cooke Scholarship; Fulbright Grants for Graduate Study Abroad; the Gates Cambridge Scholarship; the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship; the James Madison Memorial Fellowship; the Marshall Scholarship; the George J. Mitchell Scholarship; the Rhodes Scholarship; the Rotary Foundation Scholarship; the Benjamin and David Scharps Prize; the Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans; the Harry S. Truman Scholarship; the UNCF-MERCK Science Research Scholarship; the Morris K. Udall Foundation Scholarship; and the Woodrow Wilson National Foundation Fellowships.
The Office of Undergraduate Academic Affairs oversees the application process for the majority of prestigious scholarships and fellowships listed above. Most awards require a campus endorsement before the applications can be forwarded to the final levels of competition. To help students prepare competitive applications, the office offers workshops and individual advising on selecting recommenders, preparing compelling personal statements, interviewing, and developing project proposals or proposed programs of study. Advance preparation for these awards is essential.
Before beginning the application process, students who are interested in applying for these prestigious scholarships/awards are encouraged to contact the campus representative in Undergraduate Academic Affairs at (631) 632-7080, Melville Library N-3071, to discuss scholarship options and future preparation requirements. Stop by and pick up a copy of the previous year's application to use as a working guide until the current year's application becomes available. See also http://www.stonybrook.edu/uaa/scholarshipfellowships/index.shtml
Stony Brook's athletic program offers aid based on merit in all 20 varsity sports. For more information, students may call the Athletic Office at (631) 632-7205.
The scholarships listed here are merely examples of the several available at Stony Brook. Undergraduate students interested in other scholarships should contact their academic department and the scholarship Web site for the fullest and most up-to-date information about Stony Brook University scholarships, as well as suggestions for non-University scholarship support.
Dr. Connie and Dr. Lee Koppelman Scholarships
This program provides four $1,000 one-year scholarships for high-achieving upper-division students (juniors and seniors) who are majoring in either Women's Studies and/or Political Science and have demonstrated financial need.
Linda and Richard Gelfond Scholarship
This program provides a one-year scholarship to an incoming freshman, a sophomore, a junior, and a senior with an outstanding academic record and excellent demonstrated leadership skills.
Shiming Hu Memorial Awards
The Shiming Hu Memorial Leadership Award is given to a graduating senior who has played a significant role in an Asian interest club or organization on campus.
The Shiming Hu Chinese Studies Scholarship is given to an upper-division student who has displayed excellence in the study of Chinese language or culture.