Freshman Merit Based Scholarships/ Grants
The majority of our freshmen merit based scholarships, as displayed below,
require no special scholarship applications; all admitted first time freshmen students
who are academically qualified are automatically reviewed for scholarship eligibility.
Stony Brook will send a scholarship award letter via e-mail to those students selected
to receive a merit based scholarship. The e-mail process begins in the latter part
The award amount and duration of scholarships vary. Some offer scholarship support
for four years. Some scholarships are for one year only, while others are renewable
based upon meeting the criteria of the specific scholarship. In most cases, students
will not be awarded more than one scholarship and it will be the most beneficial scholarship
offer that we can make. Stony Brook University's freshmen scholarships begin upon
enrollment in the fall semester of the academic year for which they are offered. There
are no scholarships that begin in the spring semester.
Empire State Diversity Honors Scholarship
Participants must be U.S. citizens or permanent resident aliens and must be New York
State residents, who will make a contribution to the diversity of the student body
in their program or school, primarily by overcoming a disadvantage or other impediment
to success in higher education. Eligible students must be enrolled in a degree program
and have demonstrated high academic achievement characteristic of an honors program.
Honors College Scholarships
Honors College scholarships are awarded on the basis of outstanding academic achievement
(e.g., high school grade point average, SAT or ACT scores, leadership, participation
in extra-curricular activities and/or honors programs). Every admitted Honors College
student will receive some level of scholarship support. This support is most often
awarded in the form of a Presidential or Provost's Out of State Scholarship. Continuation
of the scholarship is contingent upon meeting the Honors College criteria. Further
information is available from the
Honors College website
Regeneron Science Talent Search National Finalists and Semifinalists
Any current year Finalist or Semifinalist in the Regeneron Science Talent Search who
is eligible for admission to Stony Brook University as a freshman for the following
fall semester will be considered for a scholarship of $3,000 a year for four consecutive
National Merit Scholarships
Any current year National Merit Scholar Finalist or Semifinalist who is eligible for
admission to Stony Brook University as a freshman for the following fall semester
will be considered for a scholarship of $3,000 a year for four consecutive years.
Presidential and Provost's Scholarships
Students who are currently seniors in high school who have achieved a meritorious
unweighted high school average are automatically considered for this four-year scholarship.
High school academic program, SAT/ACT scores, co-curricular activities, research experiences,
or special talents or skills may also be taken into account. Scholarships vary based
on academic qualifications.
Valedictorian and Salutatorian Scholarships
Valedictorians and Salutatorians graduating in spring of the current year will be
considered for scholarship support upon admission and enrollment at Stony Brook for
the following Fall semester. You must apply and be admitted to the University for
the Fall semester following your graduation in the spring and official documentation
from your high school must be submitted confirming this status. You must have a minimum
high school GPA of 90%.
WISE - Women In Science and Engineering
All students accepted into
will receive some level of scholarship support for one to four years. Further information
is available from the