Offer access to an affordable, excellent education
A scholarship to Stony Brook University is especially far-reaching, thanks to a deeply
ingrained welcoming culture of inclusiveness and support that encourages ambitions
and recognizes achievement.
Stony Brook works on all fronts to ensure that a college degree and opportunities
are available for everyone. Scholarships and Fellowships allow us to recruit top students
who in turn help us attract and retain the most talented teachers and researchers.
And they offer access to talented from low socioeconomic backgrounds find a supportive
and skilled, multidisciplinary team of to help them adjust and thrive in college.
Students can compete on a level playing field
Whether it’s providing stipends for summer research, funding for conferences for presenting
papers and expanding networks, or taking prestigious but often unpaid internships
in the summer, philanthropy creates a margin of excellence that allows students to
graduate with the edge they need to compete for graduate school, top jobs, and a better
Students can stay in school and on track to graduate
A great number of Stony Brook students come from backgrounds that are at higher risk
of suffering financial and societal hardships. Stony Brook’s Student Emergency Support
Fund provides financial support and resources to students who are experiencing a crisis
-- such as sudden homelessness, scarcity of food, lack of access to technology --
that impacts their ability to continue their education.
Contributions to the Student Emergency Support Fund gives these students a chance
to get back on their feet so they can continue to work toward attaining their degree.