American Indian Graduate Center (Go to website)
American applicants should check out the possibilities described on the American Indian Graduate Center website.
Community and Civic Organizations
While most community-based
scholarship programs are geared toward undergraduate students, some may support graduate students. A local high school guidance counselor can be a good source of information on this. It’s also wise to explore the websites of area community foundations.
Search for foundations here
Employer Tuition Benefits
Some employers have tuition reimbursement plans for staff who pursue additional schooling. Department managers and human resource officers are the best sources of information.
Hispanic Scholarship Fund (Go to website)
scholarship program for students of Hispanic heritage. Awards range from $1,000-$5,000 annually.
National Society of Hispanic MBAs (Go to website)
organization provides scholarship support to individuals of Hispanic heritage pursuing MBA degrees at AACSB accredited colleges and universities (SBU has this accreditation).
ROTC (Go to website)
scholarships are available for students pursuing graduate study in a variety of fields. SBU’s Seneca Battalion ROTC program is considered one of the best of its size in the country. Check out the Seneca Battalion website and contact graduate
admissions at 716-375-2429 for more information.
TEACH Grant (Go to website)
Teach Grant Request Form
This federal program provides scholarships to those preparing to teach literacy or high need subjects (math, science, languages) in low-income school districts. The TEACH Grant is worth $2000 per year semester.
Troops To Teachers (Go to website)
to Teachers provides support to qualifying military personnel who are pursuing teacher certification.
USA Funds Access to Education Scholarship (Go to website
This program assists undergraduate or graduate students demonstrating significant financial need.
Veterans Educational Benefits (See below on this page)
benefits received through the Montgomery GI Bill may be applied toward an advanced degree. SBU is also a Yellow Ribbon school.
General financial aid info
is available from NYSFAA
Opportunities For Work
Federal Work-Study (need based)
Students who demonstrate financial need and are enrolled in a degree program and taking at least six (6) credit hours may be eligible for Work-Study (usually campus-based) employment. FWS earnings are not subtracted
from a student's account as other aid is, but are instead paid directly to the student. FWS is a federally funded aid program.
Graduate Student Work Program
The Graduate Student Work Program operates very much like FWS employment described above, except that the Bona Work Program is funded by the University, not the federal government. Students under this program
are paid $12 per hour for work in certain campus offices and positions.