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How Your Support Helps

So many of our alumni and friends have strengthened our diversity efforts, and we invite you to support our multicultural students in these many different ways.

  • Support nursing, business, math and science students
  • Help students with financial need
  • Assist local Black students from Nassau and Suffolk counties
  • Help fund multicultural programming across the campus

Learn more about our donors and the extraordinary individuals who inspired their philanthropic gifts below.

Join us with your donation. Gifts of any size help give historically underrepresented and first-generation students the personal, life-transforming education only Adelphi can provide.

Multicultural Excellence Fund

Allows Adelphi University to direct funding to the multicultural programming across campus where it is needed most.

The Diversity Equity and Inclusion Fund in Honor of David Machlis

Your generous contributions will go towards Combating Hatred, Intolerance, Antisemitism and Systemic Racism.

Helen Holmes Taylor ’49 Scholarship in Nursing

Supports undergraduate nursing students with financial need and a spirit of fortitude.

Hidden Figures Scholarship for Excellence in Math and Sciences

Committed to promoting leading females in the disciplines of math and science with a pioneering spirit.

The Frances R. (“Fannie Mae”) Strachan Award

Helps first-year students with financial need and activism/community involvement, who overcame a challenge. Marc S. Strachan credits his mother with pushing him to attend Adelphi—and helping him pay for it. Now, he’s passing on the favor to Adelphi students in similar circumstances.

W.E.B. DuBois Scholarship

Supports students with a minor in African, Black and Caribbean Studies, demonstrated leadership, and activism involvement.

The Adelphi 7 Sisters Endowed Scholarship Fund

Dedicated to those committed to promoting females in the workforce with financial need. Nearly five decades ago, seven African American women— Renaye (Brown) Cuyler ’70, Diane (Hunter) Hazel ’69, Lavida (Robinson) Allen ’72, Charlotte (Matthews) Harris ’69, Jacquelyn Lendsey ’71, Joyce (Barnett) Montague ’69 and Lorene Wilkerson ’69 (formerly Lawrene Street)—found each other at what was then a predominantly white Adelphi University. Forever the Adelphi 7 Sisters, they decided in 2012 to create a legacy at Adelphi, the place where their story began.

The Della Hudson Scholarship

Established in 2001 by Adelphi students for their long-time administrator and club adviser, supports full-time undergraduates with special need.

Marcus Rayman Neblett Scholarship

Presented annually to a business student of African American or Caribbean descent who has compassion and concern for humankind. Nearly 10 years after graduating from Adelphi University with his BBA in management, Marcus Rayman Neblett ’92 passed away on September 11, 2001, working in the World Trade Center. Marcus’ uncle and aunt, Winston and Valerie Neblett, decided they wanted to secure their nephew’s legacy at Adelphi.

The One Hundred Black Men Endowed Scholarship

Began in 1985 by 100 Black Men of Nassau/Suffolk to assist junior or senior business students of African heritage from Nassau or Suffolk counties.

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