The following 2020-2021 awards are available exclusively for our graduate students and are subject to the terms and conditions outlined for each.

Alumni Award for Graduate Study

The Adelphi Alumni Award for Graduate Study is available exclusively for graduate and doctoral students who previously earned a degree from Adelphi University and are accepted into a new program of graduate study. If you earned a degree from Adelphi and now are a newly accepted graduate or doctoral student in a different program you may be eligible for this special award. You may choose to enroll in 6 credits–8 credits per semester and receive $1,000 per semester or enroll in 9 or more credits per semester and receive $2,500 per semester at the Garden City campus or our centers in Hauppauge, Manhattan or Hudson Valley.

Application process: You will automatically be considered upon receipt of your complete graduate admissions application. Students are encouraged to file the FAFSA as soon as possible after October 1, but no later than the priority deadline to ensure maximum eligibility for other sources of financial aid.

Special provisions: To be eligible, you must have completed a bachelor’s, master’s, or doctoral degree at Adelphi University, be accepted into a new graduate program, and enroll as a new Adelphi graduate student for a minimum of 6 credits per semester on or after summer 2020. 
Previous Alumni Award for Graduate Study recipients who are enrolled in 9 credits within the summer 2020, fall 2020, and spring 2021 semesters will receive $2,500 /semester.

Award structure: 6–8 credits per semester $1,000/semester; 9 or more credits per semester $2,500/semester.

Award Terms (Please note that all award terms listed below must be met each semester to receive this award):

  1. The level of your award will depend on your actual enrollment.
  2. This award in combination with other tuition awards cannot exceed the costs for tuition and fees.
  3. This award is not applicable to: students enrolled in contractual programs and graduate online programs, those who receive other forms of AU scholarships, grants, remissions or assistantships.
  4. Academic scholarships for fifth-year students in the Scholar Teacher Education Program (STEP) and MBA programs, and other University tuition remission programs cannot be used in conjunction with the Adelphi Alumni Award for Graduate Study.

Notification: Eligible students will receive a Financial Assistance Plan stating the amount of the award.

Graduate Recognition Scholarship

The Adelphi Graduate Recognition Scholarship is offered exclusively to high achieving graduate students who have been fully admitted into an eligible program and begin their graduate program in the summer of 2020, fall of 2020, or spring of 2021. Students may choose to take 6 credits–8 credits per semester and receive $1,000 per semester or enroll in 9 or more credits per semester and receive $2,500 per semester at the Garden City campus or our centers in Hauppauge, Manhattan, or Hudson Valley

Application process: You will automatically be considered upon receipt of your complete graduate admissions application. Students are encouraged to file the FAFSA as soon as possible after October 1 but no later than the priority deadline to ensure maximum eligibility for other sources of financial aid.

Special provisions: To be eligible, you must be accepted into an eligible graduate program, and enroll as a new Adelphi graduate student. Students with a minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.2 will be considered.

Award structure: 6–8 credits per semester $1,000/semester; 9 or more credits per semester $2,500/semester.   Previous Graduate Recognition award recipients who are enrolled in 9 credits within the summer 2020, fall 2020, and spring 2021 semesters will receive $2,500 /semester.

Award Terms (Please note that all award terms listed below must be met each semester to receive this award):

  1. The level of your award will depend on your actual enrollment.
  2. This award in combination with other tuition awards cannot exceed the costs for tuition and fees.
  3. This award may not be combined with any other forms of scholarships, grants, remission or assistantships. If the amount of the Adelphi University Graduate Recognition Scholarship exceeds any of the above-mentioned forms of institutional aid, then this scholarship will replace any award of a lower amount.
  4. This award may not be applied towards any of the following programs: graduate online programs, contractual programs, doctoral-level programs, certificate programs, the masters in biology, and communication sciences and disorders.
  5. International students may be eligible for the Graduate International Recognition Scholarship (see details below).

Notification: Eligible students will receive a scholarship letter with their letter of acceptance as well as a Financial Assistance Plan stating the amount of the award.

Graduate Merit Scholarship

The Adelphi Graduate Merit Scholarship is offered exclusively to high achieving graduate students who have been fully admitted into an eligible program and begin their graduate program in the summer 2020, fall of 2020, or spring of 2021. Students may choose to take 6 credits–8 credits per semester with awards ranging from $1,500-$2,500 per semester or enroll in 9 or more credits per semester with awards ranging from $3,000-$5,000 per semester at the Garden City campus or our centers in Hauppauge, Manhattan, or Hudson Valley.

Application process: You will automatically be considered upon receipt of your complete graduate admissions application. Students are encouraged to file the FAFSA as soon as possible after October 1 but no later than the priority deadline to ensure maximum eligibility for other sources of financial aid.

Special provisions: To be eligible, you must be accepted into an eligible graduate program, and enroll as a new Adelphi graduate student. Students with a minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.2 will be considered.

Award structure: 6–8 credits per semester ranging from $1,500-$2,500/semester; 9 or more credits per semester ranging from $3,000-$5,000/semester.

Award Terms (Please note that all award terms listed below must be met each semester to receive this award):

  1. The level of your award will depend on your actual enrollment.
  2. This award in combination with other tuition awards cannot exceed the costs for tuition and fees.
  3. This award may not be combined with any other forms of scholarships, grants, remission or assistantships. If the amount of the Adelphi University Graduate Merit Scholarship exceeds any of the above-mentioned forms of institutional aid, then this scholarship will replace any award of a lower amount.
  4. This award may applied toward the following programs: MS in Applied Mathematics and Statistics, MS in Computer Science, MS in Environmental Studies, MS in Supply Chain Management, MS in Business Analytics, MS in Professional Accounting, MS in Nursing Administration, and MS in Nursing Education.

Notification: Eligible students will receive a scholarship letter with their letter of acceptance. Recipients who have filed the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and are eligible for federal financial aid will also receive a Financial Assistance Plan stating the amount of the award.

Graduate International Recognition Scholarship

The Adelphi Graduate International Recognition Scholarship is offered exclusively to high achieving international graduate students who have been fully admitted and begin their graduate program in the summer of 2020, fall of 2020, or spring of 2021. Students enrolled in 9 or more credits per semester may receive $2,000 in their first academic year at the Garden City campus or our centers in Hauppauge, Manhattan, or Hudson Valley.

Application process: You will automatically be considered upon receipt of your complete graduate admissions application.

Special provisions: To be eligible, you must be accepted into an eligible graduate program, and enroll as a new Adelphi graduate student. International students with a minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.2 will be considered. Previous Graduate International Recognition award recipients who are enrolled in 9 credits within the summer 2020, fall 2020, and spring 2021 semesters will receive $1,000 /semester.

Award structure: $1,000 per semester enrolled in 9 or more credits, applicable to the first two semesters enrolled at Adelphi University

Award Terms (Please note that all award terms listed below must be met each semester to receive this award):

  1. This award in combination with other tuition awards cannot exceed the costs for tuition and fees.
  2. This award may not be combined with any other forms of scholarships, grants, remission or assistantships. If the amount of the Adelphi University Graduate International Recognition Scholarship exceeds any of the above-mentioned forms of institutional aid, then this scholarship will replace any award of a lower amount.
  3. This award may not be applied towards any of the following programs: graduate online programs, contractual programs, doctoral-level programs, certificate programs, the masters in biology, and communication sciences and disorders.

Notification: Eligible students will receive a scholarship letter with their letter of acceptance.

Graduate Assistantships

A limited number of graduate assistantships are available to qualified students. Assistantships are awarded at the discretion of the department. They may be awarded based on academic merit and some may take financial need into consideration. Students receiving such appointments are required to devote a specified number of hours each week during the academic year to assist in teaching, research, or other technical services, as assigned by their department. In return for such services, the student is granted a remission of tuition. In addition, some assistantships offer stipends. Assistantships and/or stipends may impact your eligibility for other sources of financial aid. In addition, taxes may be withheld.

Application and special provisions: Contact your graduate school/department to obtain applications and specific eligibility requirements.

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.
The information contained on this site is subject to change without notice.

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