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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.  Scholarships are offered on a funds available basis.

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 early part of the new year and typically follows an offer of admissions.

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.