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The Stay on Long Island Initiative Scholarship Application

The Stay on Long Island Initiative scholarship application is NOW OPEN for spring 2023 entry!

The spring entry application offers scholarships for Five Towns College and St. Joseph's University.
The Fall 2023 entry application opens on November 16.  All schools below are offered on the fall entry application.

Additional offers can be found with the New York State Presidential Transfer Scholarship.

Explore each school for details about its specific awards and offerings
Adelphi University NYIT
Farmingdale State College Suny Old Westbury
Five Towns College St. John's University
Hofstra University St. Joseph's University
Molloy College Stony Brook University
    

Eligibility Requirements

  • Graduating Suffolk County Community College in the semester you are applying
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.75 or greater
  • Apply to SoLII Partner School(s)

Application Requirements

  • Apply to SoLII Partner School
  • SoLII Scholarship Application
    • Complete contact and academic information page
    • Essay 1
    • Essay 2
    • Essay 3
    • Essay 4
    • Activities Resume (optional)
    • Authorization and Release for Use of Name, Voice, and Likeness
    • Authorization to Release Education Information
  • Two (2) Letters of Recommendation

The SoLII Scholarship Application Process

Choosing a limited group of SoLII Scholarship recipients out of our many qualified applicants is very difficult task; therefore, the process is long and has many steps. The dates provided below serve as a general outline of our process, and are subject to change.

Application process for December 2022 graduates...
September 2, 2022: Spring 2023 Entry Application Opens
September 21, 2022: Attend Workshop - SoLII@sunysuffolk.edu to register, 11:00 am or 7:00 pm
October 05, 2022 Attend Workshop - SoLII@sunysuffolk.edu to register, 11:00 am or 7:00 pm
October 24, 2022: Spring 2023 Entry Partner School Application Deadline to apply for admission to Partner College/University.
October 24, 2022: Spring 2023 Entry Scholarship Application Deadline. Applications undergo a preliminary review to ensure that all documents have been submitted, and that all eligibility requirements have been met.
October 28, 2022: Applications have been reviewed by the scholarship committees at the campus level.
November 16, 2022: Applications have been reviewed by the scholarship committees at the SoLII Partner Schools. Students will be notified of any scholarship offers.
December 1, 2022: Students must officially accept or decline any scholarship offers.
   
Application process for May 2023 graduates...
November 16, 2022: Fall 2023 Entry Application Opens
November 30, 2022: Attend Scholarship Workshop - Email SoLII@sunysuffolk.edu to register, 7:00 pm
January 11, 2023: Attend Scholarship Workshop - Email SoLII@sunysuffolk.edu to register, 11:00 am
February 2, 2023: Attend Scholarship Workshop - Email SoLII@sunysuffolk.edu to register, 11:00 am, 7:00 pm
February 22, 2023 Attend Open Office Q&A - Email SoLII@sunysuffolk.edu for zoom link, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
February 27, 2023: Fall 2023 Entry Deadline to apply for admission to Partner College/University.
February 27, 2023: Fall 2023 Entry Application Deadline. Applications undergo a preliminary review to ensure that all documents have been submitted, and that all eligibility requirements have been met.
March 22, 2023: Applications have been reviewed by the scholarship committees at the campus level.
April 15 to May 1st, 2023: Applications have been reviewed by the scholarship committees at the SoLII Partner Schools. Students will start getting notified of any scholarship offers.
May 1, 2023: Students must officially accept or decline any scholarship offers.