Scholarship Assistance Program
The Scholarship Assistance Program provides information, support, and guidance through the scholarship search and application process. Working with the Scholarship Assistance Program Coordinator, students discover additional opportunities to finance their education. The Scholarship Assistance Program Coordinator will develop an individualized plan of action for each student. The process will encourage students to become engaged in their studies, with their professors, and within their campus community. Efforts to keep students at Long Island University and to increase the graduation rate are the fundamental basis of the Scholarship Assistance Program’s mission.
The Scholarship Assistance Program is open to all undergraduate students, regardless of field of study, academic success, financial need, or campus involvement. It is up to the student to take the initiative to contact the Scholarship Assistance Program Coordinator to begin the scholarship application process.
The Coordinator helps students navigate various internet-based scholarship databases, recommends specific scholarship book titles, and provides tips to students on where to look for other scholarship opportunities - such as asking professors, checking departmental bulletin boards, and investigating organizations pertinent to their academic major.
Scholarships will often require essays and letters of recommendation. Each of these is a decisive factor and should be treated as such. The Scholarship Assistance Program Coordinator will provide assistance with the writing of essays and the procurement of references. The Coordinator will also ensure adherence to the guidelines of each scholarship application.
Through the process, students increase their ability to articulate their strengths, develop their research skills, and enhance their awareness of organizations and foundations relevant to their field of study. In addition, students who engage in the scholarship assistance process will award themselves the opportunity to reduce their financial debt while developing a better understanding of themselves.
Tip 1: Begin Early
Tip 2: Utilize Resources
Tip 3: Develop Meaningful Connections with Professors