Stony Brook University, New York’s flagship university and No. 1 public university, was established in 1957 as a college for the preparation of secondary school teachers of mathematics and science. Stony Brook is part of the State University of New York (SUNY) system. The first campus was located in Oyster Bay, Long Island, on the grounds of a former Gold Coast estate. In 1962, a new campus was built near the historic village of Stony Brook on land donated by local philanthropist Ward Melville.
The university has grown tremendously and is now recognized as one of the nation’s important centers of learning and scholarship — carrying out the mandate given by the State Board of Regents in 1960 to become a university that would “stand with the finest in the country.”
The Stony Brook campus lies about 60 miles east of Manhattan and 60 miles west of Montauk Point. It is only a short distance to the Atlantic beaches of the south shore and the vineyards of the East End. Situated on 1,039 acres on the north shore of Long Island, Stony Brook University has a four-season climate, tempered by proximity to the Atlantic Ocean and Long Island Sound.
Stony Brook University is one of the most affordable top-ranked universities in the nation, and is committed to rewarding our students’ excellence in all areas of learning and research. We offer a variety of scholarships to new and continuing students, including merit scholarships, along with other scholarships and grants that consider special talents, leadership and community service or financial need.
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Features of Stony Brook University Scholarships
- FRESHMAN SCHOLARSHIPS
- UNDERGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIPS
- GRADUATE SCHOLARSHIPS
- VETERANS AWARDS
- DIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIPS
All incoming freshmen are considered for merit-based scholarships, and the majority of these scholarships require no special applications. All admitted first-time freshmen students who are academically qualified are automatically reviewed for scholarship eligibility.
There are a variety of scholarship opportunities specifically for Stony Brook students, as well as other scholarships offered through academic departments. The Office of Financial Aid and Scholarship Services also administers scholarship opportunities for continuing students via Scholarship Universe, a matching tool based upon student’s personalized profiles.
Graduate tuition scholarships (GTS) may be awarded to cover all or partial tuition charges. The Graduate School offers highly competitive funding opportunities for doctoral study, and enrolled students can compete for a variety of other fellowships and awards.
Students can contact Stony Brook’s Office of Veterans Affairs for benefits under any of the VA educational assistance programs. Veteran Awards administered through the New York State Higher Education Services Corporation (HESC): Child of Veteran, Persian Gulf Veterans Tuition Award and Vietnam Veterans Tuition Award.
Stony Brook offers a number of scholarships for students from diverse backgrounds, including the Stony Brook Simons STEM Scholars Program, the Empire State Diversity Honors Scholarship, and others.