My cumulative GPA is below 3.75, but my major/program GPA is above 3.75 and I have been active in the life of the college. Can I still apply for Stay on Long Island scholarships?
A: No. The partner colleges have set the minimum cumulative GPA of 3.75. That said, you should contact the colleges where you have interest. They offer merit and need based awards to a large number of our transfer students each semester. Check the partner pages on this site for more information about each of the colleges. Begin a dialogue with an admissions representative early to learn of your options and opportunities. (top)
I will graduate from SCCC in a semester other than Spring (Fall, Winter, Summer). Am I eligible for a Stay on Long Island scholarship?
A: Maybe. While most of the full-tuition awards are made to spring graduates, a number of the colleges will make full-tuition awards to fall graduates who will matriculate in the spring. Currently, there are no scholarships offered to students graduating in the Winter or Summer. (top)
I am a part-time student. Am I eligible for a Stay on Long Island Scholarship?
A: The full-tuition awards are only for full-time study; a minimum of 12 credits must be taken in the fall and the spring. However, a part-time student at SCCC will be considered if you will be able to attend the partner college as a full-time student in the fall. A significant award (full or part-time) may allow you to work less and to take the 12 credits each semester. (top)
If I only take 12 credits each semester, I will not be able to obtain my Bachelor's degree in two years. Will the scholarship extend until the degree is earned?
A: Depending on the college, the scholarships will last from two to three years. Check each college's partner page for the length of the award, minimum GPA, and any additional requirements that must be met for the award to be renewed. (top)
I planned to transfer into a bachelor's program without completing my degree at SCCC, but the Stay on Long Island scholarships have made me reconsider my options. Will I be eligible for one of these scholarships if I do not graduate from SCCC?
A: No. The Stay on Long Island scholarships reward the tenacity of degree completion and are awarded only to graduates of Suffolk County Community College. (top)
I am an international student, may I apply for a SoLII full-tuition award?
A: Unfortunately, international students are ineligible for the SoLII Scholarship. Please check with the school of your choice to determine if you are eligible for any other form of financial aid. (top)
Scholarship application details:
Whom should I ask for letters of recommendation?
A: Your first letter must from a professor at Suffolk County Community College. The second letter can come from another professor, a club advisor, an internship supervisor, or an employer who can write about your accomplishments either in or out of the classroom. (top)
How should I have my Letters of Recommendation submitted?
A: Recommendations from professors must be emailed from their faculty email account to SoLII@sunysuffolk.edu. If you are requesting a recommendation from someone other than a professor, that person must email the recommendation from his or her official organization email account. Emails from yahoo, hotmail, Gmail, etc. will not be accepted. Check the scholarship page for submission details. (top)
Can I submit more than the required two (2) letters of recommendation?
A: All applicants should submit only the required two (2) letters of recommendation. Any additional submissions will be omitted from the applications. (top)
Should I rank order my colleges on the application? Would it make a difference?
A: No, we only need to know which college(s) you are interested in attending. Be sure to formally apply to each of the colleges that you list on the SoLII application form prior to the stated deadline. (top)
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