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A scholarship is a financial award that is provided for a student to support his or her pursuit of a college degree.  Scholarship money does not need to be repaid. This means you can use scholarships to lower the cost of tuition, making college more feasible. 


 Scholarship Opportunities for Graduating Suffolk Community College Students 


New York State Presidential Transfer Scholarship

What began as a way to ensure that Suffolk's most talented graduating students would remain on Long Island to complete their educations at a partnering college or university, is now a network of 19 institutions across New York State.  Through this program, we are successfully keeping top students in New York State whose talents can transform the region by awarding students full-tuition scholarships to partner four-year colleges in New York State.

The NYSPT Scholarship Brochure provides additional information.



Stay on Long Island Initiative

Full Tuition Scholarships for Suffolk County Community College Graduating Students

The Stay on Long Island Initiative (SoLII) is a program created by Dr. Shaun L. McKay, President of Suffolk County Community College. It seeks to ensure that Long Island's brightest and most talented students consider the merits of continuing their education at a Long Island-based college or university.


As a result of this initiative, Suffolk County Community College is working in partnership with a select group of four-year educational institutions on Long Island. This past academic year more than $1,000,000 in merit scholarships were awarded to Suffolk County Community College's graduates. Many of these awards were for full-tuition scholarships. Other students were offered significant SoLII Merit Awards. Some of the partial awards were as large as $20,000. Awards are renewable if grades are maintained.

The Stay on Long Island Initiative (SoLII) provides full- and partial-tuition scholarships to Suffolk County Community College's top graduates. This scholarship ensures that high achieving students from Suffolk can pursue their educational dreams locally, through scholarships offered by 10 of Long Island's quality four-year colleges and universities.

If you have questions about SoLII, please call (631) 851-6847 or email us or visit our webpage.

See the SoLII Brochure for more information.


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