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Undergraduate Institutional and Merit Awards for 2018-2019

The following merit-based awards are renewed each year and are subject to the terms and conditions outlined for each award.

First-Year Student Awards

As an incoming first-year student, you are automatically considered for merit-based scholarships upon acceptance to Adelphi University. If you are eligible, you’ll receive a Scholarship Letter from the Office of University Admissions.

To maximize your eligibility for financial aid, first-year students are encouraged to file the FAFSA before the priority deadline.

Academic Awards for First-Year Students

High School Achievement, Deans and Presidential Awards

These awards range from $10,000-$25,000 per year for full-time incoming first-year students.

Academic (merit) scholarships are awarded to entering full-time freshmen with exceptional academic achievement. These students demonstrate notable academic potential through high school performance, standardized testing, and class rank (where applicable). Students are automatically considered for academic merit scholarship and no additional application is required.

Special provisions and renewal criteria: Refer to the Terms and Conditions for Adelphi University Presidential Scholarship, Adelphi University Deans Award and Adelphi University High School Achievement Award.

Academic Talent Combination Awards

For students whose profiles meet the requirements for an academic award and a talent award click on the link below to view the terms and conditions for the following combination merit scholarships: Presidential Talent, Deans Talent, and High School Achievement Talent.

Range of awards: Awards are based upon the individual’s audition or portfolio review and academic record. Both academics and talent are carefully considered in determining the combined awards.

Special provisions and renewal criteria: Refer to the Terms and Conditions for Adelphi University Presidential Talent Scholarship, Adelphi University Deans Talent Award, and Adelphi High School Achievement Talent Award.

Honors College Scholarship

The Honors College Scholarship is offered to newly admitted full-time first-time freshmen who begin their studies in fall 2018 or thereafter and who are accepted into the Honors College. The Scholarship is designed to recognize individual outstanding achievements and will supplement other scholarships and awards for which the student is eligible.

Range of awards: The award is $5,000 per year and may be combined with other scholarships and/or grant awards not to exceed tuition and fees.

Special provisions and renewal criteria: Refer to the Terms and Conditions for the Adelphi Honors College Scholarship.

Freshman Subject Awards

Special subject awards are available to high achieving, full-time, incoming freshmen who have declared a major in sciences, computer science, math and business. These awards include the Math and Science Initiative Award and the Business Award which are valued at $2,500 per year. Students must qualify for academic, merit-based scholarship to be considered and specific criteria apply to each award. Students are automatically considered for subject awards and no additional application is required.

Adelphi University Math and Science Initiative Award

Math and Science Initiative Awards are offered to high achieving, new, full-time freshman students who have a declared major of biology, biochemistry, chemistry, computer science, environmental science, math, neuroscience or physics. Students must meet the minimum criteria for the Presidential Scholarship in order to receive consideration for the Math and Science Initiative Award.

Special provisions and renewal criteria: Refer to the Terms and Conditions for the Adelphi University Math and Science Initiative Award.

Adelphi University Business Award

Business Awards are offered to new, full-time freshman students who have a declared major of business and are recipients of an Adelphi academic merit scholarship.

Special provisions and renewal criteria: Refer to the Terms and Conditions for the Adelphi University Business Award.

Recognition Awards for First-Year Students

In addition to awards based on academic merit, the Office of University Admissions will automatically consider incoming first-year students who qualify for the following awards.

Talent Awards

Offered to full-time students who demonstrate exceptional talent in theatre, dance, art, music or communications. You must audition or submit a portfolio for the department of your chosen major, and a declared major in your talent area is required.

Range of awards: Awards are based upon the individual’s audition or portfolio review.

Special provisions and renewal criteria: Refer to the Terms and Conditions for the Adelphi University Talent Scholarship.

Eagle Scout, Girl Scout Gold and Explorer Awards

These awards are available for students who have achieved either the Eagle Scout, Girl Scout Gold or Explorer Award in high school. For award consideration, students must provide proof of the scout award. These awards are valued at $1,000 per year.

Special Provisions and renewal criteria: The applicant must be an Eagle Scout, Girl Scout Gold Award recipient or an Explorer Scout and must have completed and submitted proof of receipt of the award to the Office of University Admissions. For additional renewal criteria, refer to the Terms and Conditions for Scouting Awards.


Transfer Student Awards

As a new transfer student, you are automatically considered for merit-based scholarships upon acceptance to Adelphi University. If you are eligible, you’ll receive a Scholarship Letter from the Office of University Admissions.

To maximize your eligibility for financial aid, transfer students are encouraged to file the FAFSA before the priority deadline.

Transfer Scholarship for Full-Time Study

Offered to new, full-time students who demonstrate high academic achievement. For new transfers, initial criteria include a cumulative transfer GPA of at least 3.0.

Range of awards: Award amounts are dependent upon the individual’s academic profile and start at $13,000 per year.

Special provisions: Refer to the Terms and Conditions for the Adelphi University Transfer Scholarship for Full-Time Study.

Community College Partnership Award

An additional $1,000 award offered to new, full-time transfer students from Kingsborough Community College, LaGuardia Community College, Nassau Community College, Queensborough Community College and Suffolk County Community College who have obtained an A.A. or A.S. degree.

To qualify for the award, you must receive an academic or talent award. Additionally, you must enroll full-time (12 or more credits) at Adelphi University. The following scholarships and awards are applicable:

  • Adelphi University Full-Time Transfer Merit Award
  • Adelphi University Transfer Talent Combination Award
  • Adelphi University Talent Award

Upon receiving the award, you must enroll at Adelphi University following your graduation from Kingsborough Community College, LaGuardia Community College, Nassau Community College, Queensborough Community College or Suffolk County Community College. Students who enroll elsewhere, and then wish to transfer to Adelphi University will not be eligible for this award.

Range of awards: This award is $1,000 per year and may be combined with other scholarship awards.

Special provisions: Refer to the Terms and Conditions for the Adelphi University Community College Partnership Award.

Phi Theta Kappa Award

Offered to new, full-time transfer students who demonstrate high academic achievement. For new transfers, criteria include a transfer GPA of at least 3.0 and proof of Phi Theta Kappa membership. Eligible students will receive a letter of notification from the Admissions Committee.

Application process: Students must first file an admissions application and submit proof of Phi Theta Kappa membership.

Range of awards: This award is $1,000 per year and may be combined with other scholarship awards.

Special provisions: Refer to the Terms and Conditions for the Adelphi University Phi Theta Kappa Award.

Phi Theta Kappa Select Award

The Adelphi University Phi Theta Kappa Select Award for full-time students is offered to new, full-time transfer students who demonstrate high academic achievement and a commitment to service in the community. For new transfers, the initial criteria include a transfer GPA of at least 3.3 and proof of Phi Theta Kappa membership.

Application process: To be eligible, a separate Phi Theta Kappa Select application is required. Proof of Phi Theta Kappa membership must be attached with the Select Award application. Eligible students will receive a letter of notification from the Admissions Committee.

Application deadline: January 1 for spring applicants, and July 1 for fall applicants.

Range of awards: This Phi Theta Kappa Select award is $2,500 per year and a limited amount of awards will be awarded to new, full-time transfer students. This award cannot be combined with other Phi Theta Kappa scholarship awards.

Special provisions: Refer to the Terms and Conditions for the Adelphi University Phi Theta Kappa Select Award.

Tau Sigma Award

The Adelphi University Tau Sigma Award application is open to students who have been a member of the Tau Sigma National Honor Society for a minimum of one semester. Students must have an Adelphi University GPA of at least 3.5 and must be a registered full-time transfer student.

Application process: Students must complete the Tau Sigma Award application. Eligible students will receive a letter of notification from the Center for Student Involvement.

Application deadline: Applications will become available for submission after the fall semester and are due by January 1.

Range of awards: A maximum of $500 per semester will be awarded to up to five students. This award is a one-time award.

Special provisions: Refer to the Terms and Conditions for the Adelphi University Tau Sigma Award.

Transfer Talent Award

Application process: Awards are based upon the individual’s audition or portfolio review and academic record. Both academics and talent are carefully considered in determining the combined awards. Eligible students will receive a letter of notification from the Admissions Committee.

Special provisions: Refer to the Terms and Conditions for the Adelphi University Transfer Talent Award.


Institutional scholarships and grants are applicable to tuition and, in some cases, fees. The University reserves the right to adjust the financial assistance previously awarded when these awards in combination with other sources of assistance exceed the cost of tuition and fees, including BUT not limited to Veterans Affairs educational benefits, external awards and state scholarships and grants.

Undergraduate scholarships and grants are generally awarded for full-time enrollment. The University’s full-time attendance enrollment requirement may be eliminated in cases of qualifying disabilities as deemed appropriate by the Student Access Office. For more information about this waiver of the full-time enrollment requirement, please contact the Office of Student Financial Services.

Note about non-degree, certificate programs or programs not offered at our main Garden City campus: Please consult with our Office of Student Financial Services about your aid eligibility since this may differ from what is available to students enrolled in programs leading to a degree or those who attend our other locations.

 
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