The Stay on Long Island Initiative Scholarship Application

The Stay on Long Island Initiative scholarship application is NOW CLOSED for Fall 2020 Entry!


This semesters offerings for Fall 2020 entry include the following schools.  Additional offers can be found with the New York State Presidential Transfer Scholarship.

Explore each school for details about its specific awards and offerings
Adelphi University Molloy College
Farmingdale State College NYIT
Five Towns College Suny Old Westbury
Hofstra University St. John's University
LIU Brentwood St. Joseph's College
LIU Post Stony Brook University
LIU Riverhead   

Eligibility Requirements

  • Graduating Suffolk County Community College
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.75 or greater
  • Apply to SoLII Partner School(s)

Application Requirements

  • Apply to SoLII Partner School
  • SoLII Scholarship Application
    • Complete contact and academic information page
    • Essay 1
    • Essay 2
    • Essay 3
    • Essay 4 (Choose up to two schools)
    • Activities Resume (optional)
    • Authorization and Release for Use of Name, Voice, and Likeness
    • Authorization to Release Education Information
  • Two (2) Letters of Recommendation

The SoLII Scholarship Application Process

Choosing a limited group of SoLII Scholarship recipients out of our many qualified applicants is very difficult task; therefore, the process is long and has many steps. The dates provided below serve as a general outline of our process, and are subject to change.

Fall application process for December graduates...
September 8, 2020: Fall Application Opens
October 19, 2020: Fall Partner School Application Deadline to apply for admission to Partner College/University.
October 19, 2020: Fall Scholarship Application Deadline. Applications undergo a preliminary review to ensure that all documents have been submitted, and that all eligibility requirements have been met.
October 26, 2020: Applications have been reviewed by select faculty and staff at the campus level.
November 6, 2020: Applications have been personally reviewed by Louis J. Petrizzo, Interim President.
November 16, 2020: Applications have been reviewed by select faculty and staff at the SoLII Partner Schools. Students will be notified of any scholarship offers.
December 1, 2020: Students must officially accept or decline any scholarship offers.
   
Spring application process for May graduates...
November 15, 2019: Spring Application Opens
December 4, 2019: Attend Scholarship Workshop
January 15, 2020: Attend Scholarship Workshop
January 29, 2020: Attend Scholarship Workshop
February 18, 2020: Spring Application Deadline to apply for admission to Partner College/University.
February 18, 2020: Spring Application Deadline. Applications undergo a preliminary review to ensure that all documents have been submitted, and that all eligibility requirements have been met.
March 13, 2020: Applications have been reviewed by select faculty and staff at the campus level.
March 30, 2020: Applications have been personally reviewed by Louis J. Petrizzo, Executive Vice President and Administrator in Charge.
April 17 to May 1st, 2020: Applications have been reviewed by select faculty and staff at the SoLII Partner Schools. Students will start getting notified of any scholarship offers.
May 1, 2020: Students must officially accept or decline any scholarship offers.